Go Global! Newsletter (12/03/14)

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!


Last Coffee and Culture for 2014

This Thursday,  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.


 LAST CHANCE Study Abroad 


You can still come in to the Center for International Education and attend an information meeting!

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!

Call into the Center for International Education or stop by in International hall 107 to sign up for a meeting!

Happy Holidays! happy holidays

This will be our last newsletter for the semester! We want to wish all of you a very nice holiday season! Thank you for all of your support and interest in the our Go Global! Weekly Newsletter. We will see you in January!!



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.




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 the Center for International Education or email her at wiva@sonoma.edu. Read more about WIVA by liking the WIVA Facebook Page and joining the info meeting Facebook Event!

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

german exchange

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.

For more information look at the Facebook event or go to the website at https://www.daad.org/undergrad.





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



What’s Going on at Sonoma State University?

 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.



The Improvaholics throw a fully improvised (made up on the spot) comedy sketch show! Come enjoy a ridiculous amount of laughter every other Friday.

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Saturday, December 6, 2014 @11:30pm in Ives Hall 101

 Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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