Go Global! Newsletter (3/23/15)

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!


 Peace Corps is coming to Sonoma State University!

The Peace Corps will be visiting SSU on March 26th!

Barbara Smith, from the Peace Corps, will be on campus tabling from 11am-1pm in the Salazar / International Hall Quad. From 11:00AM-1:00PM, 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!

IEEC Goes to Berkeley

Haven’t had the chance to check out Berkeley yet? Well IEEC will be heading down there and we would like you to come with us! Berkeley is a great town where you can check out shops with music, jewelry, clothing and more. Plus, Berkeley is known for its great places to eat! This trip will take place March 28.  Keep an eye on the our event page for more updates after spring break.

 WIVA Spring Fair!

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Come and check out work, intern and volunteering abroad opportunities on April 22nd! We will have many programs tabling in Seawolf Plaza from 11-3pm and then perhaps information sessions after!! Come to the Center for International Education for more information or check out the event on Facebook for updates!



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

Classroom Presentations

If you are a professor or a student would like their class to learn more about different opportunities to study away, you can request a classroom presentation!   All of our Go Global Ambassadors are either study abroad alumni, international students or NSE students and would love to talk about their experiences! Click here to request a presentation and allow at least one week ahead of time before the day of presentation.



SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. We offer a broad range of scholarships and grants, including our award winning Pell Grant Match. Scholarship awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. For programs beginning in Summer 2015, application deadline will be on April 1; Fall 2015 program deadlines are May 15. Go to http://studyabroad.sit.edu/pn/prospective-students/scholarships-and-financial-aid/ for more information.

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!



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:

Tuesdays @ 11:00- 12:00 PM

In April ONLY: Mondays @ 4:00- 5:00pm





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 Giants vs. As Game!

Join IEEC for an exhibition game between our two Bay Area rivals, the Giants and the As! This trip has a value of $45 including game ticket ($16 value), round trip ferry ticket ($24 value) and gas and parking ($5 value)! However, we at IEEC understand that as students, budgets can be the make or break factor in being able to attend fun events! That’s why we’re offering a special deal to IEEC members of just $30! Space for this event will go fast and sign-ups will be open as long as space permits. We will post on our facebook event page with updates on tickets availability.

Game is April 2, 2015

Carpools will leave from SSU at 4PM from the SSU flagpool at the E. Cotati Entrance.

Game time is 7:15pm

Return to SSU approx. 11:00pm

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.



Look on our calendar at the IEEC Facebook page for upcoming events!


 Social Justice Week

will have its first ever Social Justice Week March 23rd through the 27th! We are so excited to have so many orgainzations from Sonoma county participating as well as three amazing keynote speakers. Other events include teach-ins on the Vietnam War and current state of endless war, workshops on nonviolence, the move to amend campaign, the US department of peace building campaign, and a presentation on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict among others. Please join us for our week of activism! It is free and open to the pubic. We will accept donations for the organizing club (Sociology, Social Justice and Activism Club) at our keynote events.

For a schedule of all events check out the event page!


The Holi Festival is a festival to celebrate the welcoming of spring and leave behind any and all the negative feelings of winter. Come watch a Bollywood performance and then participate in throwing colors to celebrate this occasion. Come experience a different culture in a fun and exciting way!

Friday, March 27, 2015 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Darwin Quad

  Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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