Go Global! Newsletter (2/16/15)

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!


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 4:30PM for the movie ET: The Extra Terrestrial!!!!!!!

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


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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ISA Campus Visit


International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be her on Wednesday, February 18th to table out in Seawolf Plaza from 10- 2pm. An information session will follow in International hall 107 at 3pm. ISA provides student in the United States with study abroad opportunities all over the world. For more information go to the ISA website or check out the event on Facebook.

Coffee and Culture Meetings

Join us at our weekly Coffee and Culture Meetings!  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.






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.

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

FIE is coming to Sonoma State University on February 17th!

Would you like to STUDY or INTERN in DUBLIN, LONDON or even AMMAN?
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how! The Foundation for International Education (FIE), a London-based non-profit educational organization, is visiting SSU on February 17 to speak to interested students. Details on the specific day’s events are below:
Tabling (Salazar/ International Hall Quad):10am-12:30pm
Information Session (in International Hall 107): 1-2pm
FIE is know to have very high standards in delivering academic programs abroad. To learn more, check out: http://www.fie.org.uk/


 Peace Corps is coming to Sonoma State University!

The Peace Corps will be visiting SSU on March 4th!

Barbara Smith, from the Peace Corps, will be on campus tabling from 11am-1pm in the Salazar / International Hall Quad. From 4-5 PM, there will be an Information Session in the SSU Center for International Education (International Hall 107), focusing on the Application Process & Tips for Success! This is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about the Peace Corps and get one-on-one support from a former Peace Corps volunteer.
If you’re interested in learning more, stop by and find out more!





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! There is still time to sign- up!

IEEC Goes Barrel Tasting


Sonoma County is one of the biggest areas that produce wine in California. However, you don’t have to pay to wine taste at an individual winery – instead, Barrel Tasting is an event that was created to make it possible for people to taste at a bunch of different wineries for an extremely affordable price, straight from the barrel! To find out more about this special event visit our event page or you can visit the website listed below.This event has a 21+ age requirement *


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!

Friday, February 20, 2015 5:30pm – 9:30pmAll 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). 

Pack the Den

Friday, February 20, 2015 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Spring Madness is coming to a Wolves’ Den near you! Join us for contests, giveaways and some Sonoma State basketball games. Show your Noma Nation support and help us cheer on the basketball teams to victory against Chico! Bring 2-3 canned goods for a canned good drive and get an exclusive #NomaNation beanie. Limited to first come, first serve! Only 150 beanies will be given out at each game!.   Canned goods will be donated to NOAH (Neighbors Organized Against Hunger) food pantries.

  Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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