Go Global! Newsletter (11/12/14)

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!


International Education Week!!!IEW Digital Sign

IEW is coming up on November 17th and we have plenty of events!!! From Go Global Fest to International Jeopardy, Sonoma State University’s IEW is sure to be a great time for the international community! To get a full schedule of all of our events check out our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/237407183135510/ .


11AM – 12PM: Study Abroad Info Meeting at International Hall 107

12-1PM: SSALI Student International Expo in International Hall

2-3PM: Study Abroad Application Workshop in International Hall 107

7 PM: International Jeopardy!

Put your International knowledge to the test!

International jeopardy


12-1PM: Bilingual Lecture in International Hall107

3-4PM: Study Abroad Info Meeting at International Hall 107

 7 PM: Go Global Fest at the Student Center Ballroom B

Mingle with international students and become more involved with the international community! Interested in Studying Abroad? We will have tables where our study Abroad Alumni will be talking about their experiences during their year abroad! Go Global Fest Flyer

Wednesday: Financing Your Study Abroad Experience & Lobo’s Open Mic Night

9-10AM: Study Abroad Application Workshop at International Hall 107

12-1PM: SSALI Student International Expo at International Hall

3-4PM: Study Abroad Info Meeting at International Hall 107

4-5PM: Study Abroad Fundraising Workshop at International Hall 107

Come attend the workshop to get more information and pointers for financing your study abroad experience!

There will also be one Friday November 21st from 12pm-1pm

7:30 – 10:30PM: Open Mic Night at Lobo’s



Thurs. Nov. 20

10-11AM: Study Abroad Info Meeting at International hall 107

3-4PM: Study Abroad Application Workshop International hall 107

5-11 PM: Lobo’s Fundraiser!

Come support the International Education Exchange Council on Thursday November 20th at Lobo’s!

Lobos Digitsal sign

 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 Monday through Thursday, November 3rd to the 13th. 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


THURSDAYS @ 10- 11am

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


NZ University award flyer


New Zealand Study Abroad Awards


Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards, worth US$2,000, will go to seven students who demonstrate the talent and flair to be ambassadors for New Zealand as an international education destination. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand.  A further 26 Excellence Awards, each worth US$500, will be offered by New Zealand’s eight universities and participating Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (or ITPs) to assist with the up-front cost of traveling to New Zealand. More information can be found at www.enz.govt.nz/scholarships.

Deadline to apply is April 30th for the Fall 2015 semester!

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).

Germany: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Cip

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded scholarship opportunity to study and intern in Germany, is currently accepting applications. The application deadline is December 1. CBYX is a year-long fellowship to study and intern in Germany, and is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. For more information, click on the Facebook Event!





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!

IEEC Goes West Coast Swing Dancing swinging

On November 14th, IEEC takes members swing dancing! Even if you aren’t known for your expert dance moves, this event is for dancers of all levels! Come by the Center for International Education to sign- up by November 13th! We will meet on the 14th at the flagpole and carpool over! It is going to be $5 per person for entrance fee. Come join the fun!


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?

 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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