Go Global! Newsletter (10/29/14)

Newletter logoWelcome to the official newsletter of the
Center for International Education,
informing you about everything regarding CSU IP,
National Student Exchange, International Opportunities, and
International Education Exchange Council events!


Come Visit While We Table!

Student Ambassadors for the Center for International Education and Study Abroad and NSE Alumni will be tabling outside between Salazar and Stevenson quad starting Monday, November 2nd. Come by and talk with us if you want to learn more about study abroad opportunities and also about International Education Week which is coming up on November 17th- 20th.

International Programs

Picture yourself going to school in Italy or South Africa while still earning credit to your degree!!!! California State University’s International Program (IP) offers you many opportunities to go all around the world. Application deadline is December 15th. Come by the Center for International Education for more information.




Study Abroad & NSE Information Meetings are continuing!

Are you interested in studying away from Sonoma State University 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 four times each week at various times. You can call the number below or stop by the Center for International Education in International Hall to sign-up. Advanced sign-up is required!

They are offered every week at the following times in International Hall 107:

MONDAYS @ 11-12pm
TUESDAYS @ 3-4pm

IP Application Workshop Meetings Have Begun!

The Cal State University International Program’s Application Workshops have begun. If you have already attended an info meeting and a 1-on-1 meeting with Hope, come in and sign up for a workshop! This is a mandatory meeting in the application process so make sure you come in to the Center for International Education to sign up! The Workshops will help out with any questions you have about the application process for IP Study Abroad !

Meeting Days and Times:

MONDAYS @  2:00- 3:00 PM
WEDNESDAYS @ 11:00- 12:00 PM
THURSDAYS @3:00- 4:00 PM

International Education Week

Sonoma State University’s IEW will be held from November 17th- November 20th! We have many great events planned to help support international education.

Monday November 17th:
11am-12pm Study Abroad Info Meeting
2pm-3pm IP App Workshop
7pm Movie Nightiew cie logo

Tuesday November 18th:
11am-12pm WIVA Info Meeting
3pm-4pm Study Abroad Info Meeting
7pm-9pm Go Global Fest

Wednesday November 19th:
9am-10am IP App Workshop
1pm-2pm WIVA info meeting
3pm-4pm Study Abroad Info Meeting
4pm-5pm Scholarship meeting
8pm-10:30pm ASP Open Mic Night

Thursday November 20th:
10am-11am Study Abroad Info Meeting
12pm-1pm Coffee and Culture
3pm-4pm IP App Workshop
5pm-11pm Lobos Fundraiser
7pm-9pm Trivia Night at Lobos

Friday November 21st:
12pm-1pm Scholarship Meeting

Find out more information about these events at the Center for International Education or on our Facebook Page!




CLS-  Critical Language Scholarship Program!


The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST.

Click on the event for more information:


Boren Awards and Scholarships


The applications for the 2015-2016 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Deadline is February 4th 2015. Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. SSU students that have any questions about this program, or require assistance with the application process, please come visit Ihssan Osman, WIVA Programs Assistant, International Hall 107 or email her at: wiva@sonoma.edu.

Fund for Education Scholarship


Applications for Fund for Education Abroad scholarship will be out on November 19th and the deadline is January  18th for the 2015- 2016 school year! FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks (a minimum of 30 days) between May 2015 and May 2016. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2015-2016 academic year or summer 2015. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students. For more information, go to fundforeducationabroad.org.




WIVA Information Meetings Have Started!!!!!

Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? The Center for International Education 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 Call 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 December 3rd!
Tuesdays 11:00- 12:00PM,
and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00PM
in the Center for International Education (IH 107).


Peace Corps Tabling

A representative of the Peace Corps will be here on November 11th tabling from 10:00 Am to 1:00 PM on November 12th! Come check it out by Salazar and International Hall Quad. After, there will be Peace Corps information meeting at 2:00 PM. Come to the Center for International Education to sign- up for a meeting.

WIVA peace corps





Visit us in Center for International Education!

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!

Thanksgiving Dinner

IEEC will hold a cultural Thanksgiving dinner on Friday November 21st as an ending event of our International Education Week! If  you are from the US, bring a traditional snoopyThanksgiving dish, or if you are from another country, bring a favorite native dish from your country! For more information, join the event!

Coffee and Culture Meetings!


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 International Hall 107. For more information on activities and themes of each meeting, join the Facebook event

When: Thursday, September 4th

Where: International Hall 106
What: Coffee & Culture Meeting1511906_593100084109383_1182499739_n


What’s Going on at Sonoma State University?

Hunger Games Competition

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Sonoma State University will be holding their 1st annual Hunger Games competition. The event is being put together by JUMP and ASP and is inviting all SSU student to participate! The week long from November 17th- 21st competition will be during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week . Informational meeting about the event will be held on the Erin Fisher room on the days and times on the picture. For more information, go to http://www.seawolfliving.com/events-cal/2014/10/20/hunger-games-competition-information-night.

SSU Improvaholics Midnight Shows

Come join in on the laughter of what is Sonoma State University’s improve crew and their total (made up on the spot) shows! Midnight shows will be on:

November 7 @ midnight

November 21 @ midnight

Live at Lobo’s Open Mic Night

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, Lobos hold their open mic night. Come sing, play an instrument, some stand- up comedy or just come and support your fellow Seawolves! Event start at 8 Pm and sign ups start at 7:30 PM.

Open Mic Nights:

October 15th, November 5th, November 19th, and December 3rd.

 Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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