Go Global! Newsletter (4/7/15)



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!


IEEC goes to Off the Grid!

Do you enjoy great food and great people? Off the Grid is a food truck fair where you can try all different types of delicious food in the great city of San Francisco. More information is to come! Learn more about the event at: http://offthegridsf.com/

We will post on our facebook event page with updates on tickets availability.

Off the Grid is April 17, 2015

Carpools details will be released soon. In the meantime hurry in to CIE and sign up before space runs out!

 Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad (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

CSU IP Australia/South Africa Application Workshop Meetings Start Next Week!

The CSU International Program’s (Australia and South Africa) Application Workshops start next week, April 15th! 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

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


 Peace Corps is coming to Sonoma State University!

The Peace Corps will be visiting SSU on April 23rd!

Barbara Smith, from the Peace Corps, will be on campus an information session in the Seminar Room at the Center for International Education. From 4:00PM-5:00PM, attendees will learn about 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 CIE 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!

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.

Last Thursday, we held a special “Meet your Mentor” Coffee and Culture event.  The IEEC Spring mentor program is aimed to match up students preparing to go abroad with study abroad alumni to answer any questions, share experiences/tips for studying abroad, and help with the process. Last week’s meet up was a great success, and we hope to see even more of you next week!



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


California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

The Forum is an all day event designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. The event is open to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Master’s Candidates with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The forum will host workshops on how to pay for grad school, how to prepare for the GRE, how to write a statement of purpose and more! Plus, there will be a Graduate Recruitment Fair featuring over 150 recruiters from across the nation and free access to the Princeton Review’s online GRE prep course.

The Forum will be: Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00am – 4:00pm

Register now – space is limited!

Sonoma State University students should contact Mariana at garciama@sonoma.edu for registration information.

Relay For Life of Sonoma State

Sonoma State University will be holding their Relay for Life event on April 10th! Every year, The American Cancer Society holds Relay for Life across the country to raise money and awareness to help fight cancer! Interested in getting involved? Get a group together or join IEEC’s team today and participate the event!
The website for Sonoma State’s event can be found at :


More information about IEEC’s team can be found here:


Friday April 10, 2015 2:00pm – 2:00am 

  Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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