Go Global! Newsletter 4/28/15

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 Bodega Bay!

Get your swim trunks, towels and sunscreen ready because IEEC is heading to the beach! We will be going to Bodega Bay and spending the day in the sun and surf. There will be BBQ pits at the beach, so plan to bring some food to cook up!

We will post on our facebook event page with updates.

Our Bodega Bay trip is Sunday May 3!

Carpools details will be are available at the Center for International Education, as well as a food sign up sheet. In the meantime hurry in to CIE and sign up before Thursday!

SSALI End-of-Semester Celebration!


Another year at the SSALI program is coming to a close. Join us on Thursday at the Commencement Lawn as we celebrate the end of the semester, and send off our students who aren’t returning next year. There will be food, games, fun, and friends – see you there!

Our SSALI celebration is Thursday April 30, 12:00pm-2:30pm



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 Have Started!

The CSU International Program’s (Australia and South Africa) Application Workshops have started! 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 @  11:00- 12:00 PM
TUESDAYS @ 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





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.



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

 IEEC Movie Night: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), an employee at Life magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing photos for the publication. To escape the tedium, Walter inhabits a world of exciting day… Moredreams in which he is the undeniable hero. Walter fancies a fellow employee named Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and would love to date her, but he feels unworthy. However, he gets a chance to have a real adventure when Life’s new owners send him on a mission to obtain the perfect photo for the final print issue.” -IMDb
IEEC is having another movie night! This Thursday we’ll be screening The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Join us at the Center for International Education while we munch popcorn and enjoy this lighthearted film about travel and adventure. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, April 30, 4:30pm


Are you ready for the last Spirit Week of the year? Springfest is packed with events from April 24 – May 5 to celebrate the end of the year and get ready for summer vacation!

Howl at the Moon

Get ready Seawolves because Howl at the Moon is back! SSU’s favorite outdoor dance will be returning on Friday, May 1st from 10pm-1am in the Seawolf Plaza. Get ready for a fun night of dancing, lights, and music provided by four of our very own student DJ’s! Tickets are going on sale soon so make sure to get yours before they sell out!! Ticket and Student ID required for entry.

Friday May 1 – Saturday May 2, 10:00pm – 1:00am Seawolf Plaza

Get your tickets now – space is limited!

Senior Send off

Come and celebrate our 2015 graduates!  Free food (annual hot dog day), music, club performances, free stuff and much more! You don’t have to be a graduate to join us!

Tuesday, May 5 @ 11:30 AM Darwin/Stevenson Quad

  Center for International Education

International Hall 107

(707) 664 – 2582

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