Go Global! Newsletter (2/3/14)
Welcome to the official newsletter of SSU International Services,
informing you about everything regarding CSU IP,
National Student Exchange, International Opportunities, and
International Education Exchange Council events!
February is National Student Exchange Month!
National Student Exchange provides opportunities to study at another college within the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands & across the world through NSE Study Abroad. Broaden your education, personal growth, employment options and cultural diversity. Study in a different state while paying normal tuition to SSU or the in-state rate at your host school. Visit this website to see options across the US and its territories & Canada: www.nse.org Visit this website & click on ‘NSE Study Abroad’ to see your options across the world: https://www.facebook.com/SSUNationalStudentExchange
*February 15, 2014 for Fall 2014 departure (Priority Deadline)
*March 1, 2014 for Fall 2014 departure (Final Deadline)
NSE & Study Abroad Info Sessions 3 times a week:
Mondays 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
IEEC Mentor Program
Do you want to connect with other SSU students who are as internationally minded as yourself? Would you like to gain a global perspective on your academic area? Do you need to practice your English with a native speaker? Would you like to gain more fluency in another language besides English through conversational exchange? Check out the IEEC Mentor Program! The IEEC Mentor Program this spring 2014 will pair up Alumni with a student who is going through the anxious process of applying and waiting for acceptance letters! Who wouldn’t want a little more help in such an exciting time? As a mentor you would meet with the students and answer any location specific questions they may have, aide in pre-departure meetings and participate in IEEC or SSU activities with them! You may also be paired up with an international or National Student Exchange student to help them get acclimated to life at SSU! Fill out the easy application on Facebook!
Join us at our weekly Coffee and Culture Meetings! We are having our second meeting this week! IEEC holds Coffee and Culture every Thursday from 12 – 1 PM. What is coffee and Culture you may ask? Coffee and Culture is a weekly event where we get together and share cultures, life experiences and just a place to hang out. We always meet in Salzar 1070. For more information on activities and themes of each meeting, join the Facebook event!
When: Thursday Febuary 6th from 12 -1pm
Where: International Services, Salazar 1070
What: National Wear Red Day Themed Coffee and Culture
CAPA International Education Visiting SSU
CAPA, a study abroad program provider, is visiting campus on next week on Wednesday, February 5th! CAPA International Education’s unique approach to international education has made them the trusted global leader in study abroad since 1972. By putting students in charge of creating their own self-selected, self-identifying programs, CAPA delivers a once-in-a-lifetime, rigorous learning abroad experience filled with choices, life experiences, and unforgettable memories. CAPA’s strategically designed programs take place in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, Istanbul, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.
Tabling in front of Salazar: 10AM – 2PM
Information Meeting in International Services (Salazar 1070): 2 – 3PM
For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/233852940128655/
NSE Domestic and Study Abroad Deadlines Coming Up Quickly!
NSE offers study opportunities at diverse university settings and provides access to a wide array of courses and programs; field experiences, co-op, and internship options; and resident assistant, honors, and study abroad opportunities of its member campuses. There are over 200 campuses available in the United States and there are countless universities in many different countries around the world. The Fall 2014 priority deadline for NSE Domestic and NSE Study Abroad is February 15th with a final deadline of March 1st. For more information, please stop by International Services or call the front desk at (707) 664-2582.
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
NSE Application Workshops Are Starting Up!
National Student Exchange Application Workshops will begin the week of January 27 and run through the end of February. You must have attended the Information Meeting FIRST to be eligible to attend the Application Workshop. Advanced sign-up required. Please call (707) 664-2582 or stop by International Services to sign-up. Meetings are Mondays 2:00 – 3:00 PM and Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with a few additional meetings times. For more information, feel free to join our Facebook event!
CSU IP Deadlines and Late Applications
Still want to go abroad through CSU IP? Want to go in Fall 2014? It’s not too late! There are locations where late/appeal applications are going to be accepted for the Fall 2014 semester. Here are the countries that will have space for Late/Appeal applications due March 15th:
3) France (all programs)
4) Germany (all programs)
6) Italy (all programs)
8) Spain (Madrid and Granada only)
The Spring 2015 priority deadline for CSU IP Australia and South Africa is April 15th and a final deadline of May 1st. For more information please stop by International Services or call the front desk at (707) 664-2582.
Study Abroad and NSE Informational Meetings
Are you interested in studying away from Sonoma State in the future? Come to an informational meeting to learn everything you need to know! The first step for any program is attending one of our Study Abroad & NSE Information Meetings. We hold information meetings three times each week at various times. You can call the number below or stop by International Services in Salazar 1070 across from Seawolf Services to sign-up. Advanced sign-up is required!
They are offered every week at the following times in Salazar 1070:
MONDAYS @ 1-2pm
TUESDAYS @ 2-3pm
THURSDAYS @ 1-2pm
Gilman Scholarship Program Accepting Applications Now
Are you receiving the Pell Grant? Get more scholarship money to help with studying abroad! This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The online application for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-2015 study and intern abroad programs is now open. The deadline to submit your application is March 4, 2014 by 11:59pm CST. Apply at http://gilmanapplication.iie.org/Applicant/.
WORK, INTERN, VOLUNTEER ABROAD (WIVA)
Find out how you can get abroad!
Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? International Services has hired someone to help you! Come in and visit the WIVA Grad Assistant to find out how you can get abroad. The opportunities are endless and there for you to take! You can make an appointment in International Services or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about her in our previous post and join the info meeting Facebook Event!
Information meetings start on January 28th and run until April 18th. Meetings are Tuesdays 3:30- 4:30 PM and Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM in Salazar 1070.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
Visit us in International Services!
Join the International Education Exchange Council today! For just a $3 lifetime membership fee, you can get connected to the international and education exchange community on campus! Talk to students who studied abroad! Meet international students studying at Sonoma State! Get discounts on the awesome events that IEEC hosts every semester! Join the Facebook event!
On February 12 we will host a movie night in Salazar 1070. We will have FREE pizza and Snacks. Join us and let’s watch a movie together! Bring Blankets and pillows!! Let’s have a relaxing night! Join the Facebook event!
When: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Where: Salazar 1070
What: Movie Night
IEEC will be going on many trips this semester including, (but not limited to!); a Warriors game, Barrel Tasting, Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields, and a Giants game. More information on these trips will be available later in the semester.
(707) 664 – 2582