Go Global! Newsletter (4/14/14)

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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!

FEATURED

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Hello and Congrats to all the future Exchange Students, who got a place at the University of Tübingen!! In order to make you feel a bit more comfortable and familiar with Tübingen, we are planning to have a Tübinger Night for you! The former German Exchange Students and the Tübinger here on Campus want to give you some information and fun facts about the beautiful place you’ll go soon! We plan to present you some interesting topics and have time afterwards to answer questions and be enthusiastic about Tübingen!!! Wir freuen uns alle schon riesig auf Euch! For more information, join the Facebook event

When: Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 pm
Where: Salazar 1070
What: Tübingen Informational Meeting

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This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Sonoma State University students who have been accepted to a Fall 2014 study abroad program and have been active in the International Education Exchange Council (IEEC). The scholarship will be for $300 and is due April 28th. For a link to the application, please go to this Facebook page.

Global Scholar Graduation Medallions

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Did you study abroad and are graduating this May?

Then be sure to stop by International Services to purchase your Study Abroad Graduation Medallion so you can show it off at Commencement!

IEEC is selling these awesome medallions to raise funds for the annual IEEC Scholarship that is awarded to an SSU student studying abroad. The medallion is only $10 and comes with a light blue ribbon so you can wear it around your neck. All profits go towards the scholarship. (This picture is the medallion you will be receiving!)

If you studied abroad through CSU International Programs, National Student Exchange, or an outside program, be sure to come by the office (Salazar 1070) and purchase your medallion for commencement! For more information, join the Facebook event!

International Services Name Change

International Services is very excited for our big move soon to the new International Hall (the former Student Union.) So excited that we have already changed our Facebook name to match the new office name: SSU Center for International Education. The URL for our Facebook page has also changed to www.facebook.com/SSUCenterforInternationalEducation.

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STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE

Australia/South Africa Application Workshops Have Begun!australia

Are you interested in applying for Australia or South Africa? 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. Join the Facebook group for updates and information.

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

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Sonoma State University students who have been accepted to a Fall 2014 study abroad program and have been active in the International Education Exchange Council (IEEC). The scholarship will be for $300. For a link to the application, please go to this Facebook page.

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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 Programs 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 wiva@sonoma.edu. Read more about WIVA by liking the WIVA Facebook Page and joining the info meeting Facebook Event!

Information meetings will run until April 18th.
Meetings are Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM and Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 AM in Salazar 1070.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)

Visit us in International Services!

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!

IEEC Fundraiser: Get Your Passport Sized Photos!

Please stop by the office (Salazar 1070) to purchase & take your passport sized photos. You will get a good deal and will be supporting our student run club, IEEC, at the same time! Photos can be taken at the following times during the Spring 2014 semester:

Mondays: 9AM – 1PM1381426_10201942991482618_417880234_n
Thursdays: 12PM – 4:30PM

This is an IEEC Fundraiser for the scholarship fund and IEEC events and activities. Cash or checks welcome. If you pay by check, please make the check out to ‘Club #40 IEEC’.

2 photos for $4.00
4 photos for $6.00
6 photos for $8.00
8 photos for $10.00
12 photos for $14.00

International Student Identity Cards (ISIC)logo_ISIC

ISIC and ITIC are the only internationally accepted student/teacher ID card and proof of current
student/teacher status in existence. These cards provide a world of benefits and services to 
the nearly 3.5 million people worldwide every year. More than an ID card, they also offer: 

  • Discounts to more than 33,000 locations in 103 countries
  • Mobile phone and a calling card communications package
  • Insurance plan
  • Emergency help line

Cards available for purchase at:

Location: International Services, Salazar Hall 1070
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm or by appointment
Contact: 707-664-2582
Cost: $25.00

For more information and to download the application please go to this Facebook page.

International Education Celebration Spring 2014

Welcome to the end of Spring 2014 semester celebration of International Education achievements!
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We will be celebrating:

  •  Graduating international students
  •  Exchange students returning home
  •  CSU IP students studying abroad
  •  NSE students studying domestically
  •  NSE students studying abroad

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. The IEEC Scholarship winner will be announced as well!

When: Thursday, May 8th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: SSU Center for International Education
What: International Education Celebration Spring 2014

Coffee and Culture Meetings!1526538_578434435575948_525232511_n

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 Salazar 1070. For more information on activities and themes of each meeting, join the Facebook event!


When: Thursday, April 17th

Where: Salazar 1070
What: Coffee and Culture Meeting1511906_593100084109383_1182499739_n

International Services
Salazar 1070
(707) 664 – 2582

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