Go Global! Newsletter (11/25/14)

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!


Thanksgiving Break

happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the Center for International Education and we hope you all have a great holiday break ! Remember that there is no class on from on Wednesday the 26th! To all of you international students who will be traveling around to different places in the country, have a great time !!!  We will see you all when we come back and get ready for the end of the semester!

International Education Week

Last week was Sonoma State University’s International Education Week! Thank you to all who came to the events and showed your interest and support for  international education! We had a great time and hopefully you all learned some great information! We want to give a big THANK YOU to FAASSU for performing at our Go Global Fest! They gave a great performance at the event and the crowd loved them! 





Last Coffee and Culture for 2014

On Thursday, December 4th IEEC will hold the last Coffee and Culture for 2014. Since it is our last one for the year, we want to have a Christmas Party! Join us for cookie decorating, a Christmas guessing game and see a classic Christmas movie! Come and enjoy some coffee and fun while we say goodbye to those international and NSE students who were at Sonoma State University for the semester and reflect on how the semester went! This Coffee and Culture will be from 11- 1PM  at International Hall 106.cookies



LAST CHANCE Study Abroad & NSE Information


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


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!

Coffee and Culture Meetings!

1526538_578434435575948_525232511_nJoin 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?

SF Theater Trip For Kinky Boots: Getaway Trip

Vans leave at 5 pm for 8 pm show

$25 w/o RSA
$20 w/ RSA
$12.50 EOP

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Sign up for Get A Way trips at the Student Union Box Office or online at tickets.sonoma.edu.

German Movie Night Featuring Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Monday, December 1, 2014 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Stevenson 1028

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:

December 3rd.

 Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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