Welcome 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!!!
There are still events happening for IEW!!!! To get a full schedule of all of our events check out our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/237407183135510/ .
Thursday: Lobo’s Club Fundraiser for IEEC
Thurs. November 20th
5-11 PM: Lobo’s Fundraiser!
Come support the International Education Exchange Council on Thursday November 20th at Lobo’s! Money raised also goes towards our IEEC Study Abroad Scholarship!
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 Thanksgiving dish, or if you are from another country, bring a favorite native dish from your country! Sign up for the event and IEEC in the Center for International Education in International Hall 107. For more information, join the event!
Thanksgiving Fun Facts!
The presidential turkey pardon is an interesting White House tradition that has captured the attention of the public in recent years. Live Thanksgiving turkeys have been presented to presidents since the Lincoln administration. The turkey pardon ceremony has been said to date back to 1947, when President Harry Truman received a turkey as a gift from the National Turkey Federation. The Truman Library has been unable to find any evidence of this.
It wasn’t until the first Thanksgiving of President George H.W. Bush, in 1989, that a turkey was officially pardoned for the first time. Each year since the President has formally pardoned a turkey and spares it from ending up on the Thanksgiving table.
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
LAST CHANCE Study Abroad & NSE Information
DEADLINE FOR CSU IP 2015- 2016 APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 15th
We have our last few Study Abroad Information Meeting coming up next week!
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. 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!
Meetings will be in International Hall 107:
MONDAY November 24th @ 11-12pm
TUESDAY November 25th @ 3-4pm
WEDNESDAY November 26th @ 12:30-1:30pm
IP Application Workshop Meetings Go Until DEC. 11th
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
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
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.
WORK, INTERN, VOLUNTEER ABROAD (WIVA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
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!
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
What’s Going on at Sonoma State University?
German Holiday Cultural Night
Friday, November 21, 2014
On Friday Nov 21st ResLife in collaboration with our Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) and the German Club will be sponsoring a German Holiday Cultural night in the Carneros Room. German culture involving music, German cookies and hot apple cider, in addition to the German SACK(optional communal gift exchange) will be taking place. Those wishing to participate in the communal gift exchange should bring a gift ( $5 limit).
German Movie Night Featuring Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Monday, December 1, 2014
A comedy/drama by Thomas Jahn.
Rudy and Martin, both suffering from incurable diseases, have one last wish: to see the ocean one more time. They break out of the hospital and steal a car to drive to the shore. Unfortunately, the car belongs to two criminals who deposited 1 Million Mark in the trunk…
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:
November 19th, and December 3rd.