Go Global! Newsletter (2/10/15)

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!



February is all about NSE! There are over 200 study away options offered through the National Student Exchange. Come to an information meeting and learn how to study in a different state, or in a different country!

NSE&NSE Study Abroad: Feb. 15, 2015 – Priority Deadline & March 1, 2015 – Final Deadline

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Coffee and Culture Meetings

Join us at our weekly Coffee and Culture Meetings! We are having our first 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 IEEC Facebook page.

This Thursday Feb. 12 will be a Western Love Story event! Saddle up and join us for some coffee, snacks, and Western line dancing fun at International Hall 106! Yeehaw!

American Movie Night

Come hang out with IEEC, and watch a quintessentially American film with friends! Cinema is a big part of American culture, and we think we have some pretty good movies to show for it. Join us at 5PM, (location to be determined), and take in a screening of American movies like American Pie, Napoleon Dynamite, or a classic like The Goonies.

Watch the IEEC Facebook page for updates on where we will host the screening!



Study Abroad Informational Meetings are Happening Now!

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 are Happening Now!

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 line


Gilman Summer Program Scholarships

Gilman 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 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.

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 give you more information about many more scholarship opportunities! Many deadlines are coming up!   line


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 wiva@sonoma.edu. 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

WIVA Tabling Event

Curious about opportunities for working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? Stop by the tabling event and speak to a student ambassador for more information!

February 12, 2015 @ 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Seawolf Plaza

EPA applications for Internships in Europe in Summer 2015 are now being accepted!

EPA arranges internships and study opportunities in Europe that promote professional and personal development and enhance intercultural awareness and understanding. With an EPA internship students will gain self-confidence, new skills, valuable work experience and a résumé that really stands out. EPA offers programs in London, Edinburgh, Bonn, Berlin, Brussels or Madrid with internships in a wide range of fields including medical research, health science, business, marketing, politics, psychology, the arts, and more.

To apply online, go to: http://www.epainternships.terradotta.com, or visit our website at: http://www.epa-internships.org.

If you need assistance with the application process, please book an appointment with Ihssan Osman, WIVA Programs Assistant, either by calling (707) 664-2582, emailing wiva@sonoma.edu, or visiting our office in International Hall 107.

Don’t wait! The deadline for Summer 2015 internships is Feb. 16!

Career Services Presents “Resumania!”

If you’re thinking about working or interning abroad, have an updated and professional resume is a must!! For support on building/improving your current resume, please join us at Resumania.

This is a great opportunity to:
– Learn how to enhance your resume and stand out from the crowd.
– Get personalized resume review!
– Receive great tips, insights, and advice, from industry professionals!

Don’t miss an opportunity to have your resume find its way to the top of the stack!

February 11, 2015 @ 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Location: Salazar Quad

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!

IEEC goes to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco!

The California Academy of Sciences is not only one of the largest natural history museums in the world, it also is an aquarium and the largest completely digital planetarium dome in the world! If science isn’t your thing, there’s also dining, shopping, and nightlife! Don’t miss this chance to go to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and see this amazing museum. Click here for more information on the Cal Academy of Sciences.

Please come in to International Hall 107 to sign up. There will be a discount if we have a group of 10 or more people! Please sign-up before the 14th!


What’s Going On At Sonoma State University?

Tickets on Sale for Vagina Monologues

Sonoma State proudly presents the 2015 production of the Vagina Monologues. If you’re not familiar with the show, the Vagina Monologues is funny, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, and each piece is different and unique, but all of the pieces have one thing in common: VAGINAS!

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff, and $15 for general admission –tickets can be purchased at the Student Center box office. Tickets are also available online here!

All proceeds from the Vagina Monologues benefit the V-Day Campaign, aimed at ending violence against women and young girls, and Verity, Sonoma County’s only rape crisis center.

Performances will be March 5th, 6th and 7th in the Cooperage at Sonoma State University at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm). 

Heroines at Person Theatre

Heroine Steampunk Heroines will be the newest piece to take the stage at Evert B. Person Theatre. The steampunk-style production tells the story of women from different time periods and places who are struggling with the troubles life brings. Heroines focuses on an explosive period in musical history at the turn of the 20th century, when women weren’t just fighting for the vote – they wanted to be bad. Get your tickets here, and be sure to catch this exciting production! Thursday, February 515 , 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm

  Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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