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!
WELCOME BACK RECEPTION
Our first Coffee and Culture of the semester will be on January 29th. This will also be our Welcome Back Reception for all of those returning international and NSE students as well as our new NSE students!!! Come in and catch up on all events that happened over break! Coffee and Culture will be from 12- 2PM. For more information check out the event on Facebook!
LAST CHANCE for CSU IP!
The CSU International Programs deadline is February 1st! Hurry on in to the Center for International Education to learn more information on how you can still apply! We are located in International Hall 107.
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
Study Abroad Informational Meetings Start Next Week!
Interested in studying in another country or another state? Your first step is to come to an info meeting! Come sign- up in the Center for International Education. The information meetings start on January 26th and run till April 29th.
Meeting Days and Times:
MONDAYS @ 3:00- 4:00 PM
TUESDAYS @ 10:00- 11:00 AM
WEDNESDAYS @ 1:00- 2:00 PM
THURSDAYS @ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
NSE Application Workshop Meetings Start Next Week!
The National Student Exchange Application Workshops will begin on January 26th. 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 NSE domestic and NSE study abroad programs!
Meeting Days and Times:
MONDAYS @ 11:00- 12:00 PM
TUESDAYS @ 3:00- 4:00 PM
THURSDAYS @ 11:00- 12:00 PM
Gilman Summer Program Scholarships
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. For programs beginning in Summer or Fall of 2015, application deadline will be on March 3. Go to http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program for more information.
Boren Awards and Scholarships
The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and includes a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington.
Deadline is February 15. For more information go to killamfellowships.com
For many more scholarship opportunities check out:
Our Center for International Education Scholarships page and find websites that will five you more information about many more scholarship opportunities! Many deadlines are coming up!
WORK, INTERN, VOLUNTEER ABROAD (WIVA)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about WIVA by liking the WIVA Facebook Page and joining the info meeting Facebook Event!
WIVA info meetings start February 2nd and go till May 6th:
Mondays @ 10:00- 11:00 AM
Tuesdays @ 11:00- 12:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00- 2:00 PM
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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.
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?
ASP Winterland Ice Skating
Winterland is something brand new at SSU! ASP will be bringing in an ice rink to the Student Center Grand Ballroom! Grab some friends and
meet some new students for a night of ice skating and fun!
Friday, January 23, 2015
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Live at Lobo’s Jenga and Connect Four Tournament
Join us at Lobo’s every Friday for Live at Lobos Night. Activities will rotate between game tournaments, karaoke and trivia!
Tonight, try your luck and show off your skills as you take on others in Jenga and Connect Four. Prizes will be given to the winners!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Res Life Get A Way: Shopping at Union Square
Meet @ 10 am in front of Police Services
Need to get some shopping done? Just want to walk around the city for a bit? Then join us for this FREE trip down to beautiful and historic Union Square. Sign up for this trip or other Res Life Trips at the Student Center Box Office or online at tickets.sonoma.edu.