Welcome 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!
Join us in the International Hall Thursday, September 3rd to welcome back all of our study away participants returning to SSU, as well as our new international and exchange students to the campus! There will be free food and drinks in addition to announcing the winners of our photo contest. RSVP on the Facebook group for more information! www.facebook.com/events/908582829201226/
Friday, September 4th from 4:00PM – 6PM in International Hall 200A!
Have questions about how your classes abroad will count at SSU? What paperwork do you need to fill out? Need help adjusting to reverse culture shock? Want to find out how to remain involved in an internationally focused community?
We highly recommend you attend this fun and educational workshop to help you have a smooth transition back to the US/CA and SSU! Let us know you will attend by joining the Facebook group! www.facebook.com/events/823355881093710/
ALUMNI PHOTO CONTEST
Attention alumni just returning from hopefully an AMAZING time studying away! At our annual Welcome Reception on Sept. 3rd, we are going to have a photo contest to show off all of the awesome pictures that everyone took during their adventures! Send in the best photo (limit is three entries per person) from your travels to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 31st at 12PM. The winner will be announced at our Welcome Reception on September 3rd! There will be prizes! Check out our Facebook event for more information and guidelines.
GO GLOBAL! STUDY AND WORK ABROAD FAIR
Join us at this year’s annual Go Global! Study & Work Abroad Fair hosted by the SSU Center for International Education!
Are you interested in studying, working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? Attend the Go Global! Study & Work Abroad Fair to find out how! Join the Facebook event for event updates and information!! www.facebook.com/events/1582804638653515/
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
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 Monday, August 31st. Meeting Days and Times: MONDAYS @ 3:00- 4:00 PM TUESDAYS @ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM WEDNESDAYS @ 1:00- 2:00 PM THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
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 the Spring the deadline is November 1st. 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!
WORK, INTERN, VOLUNTEER ABROAD (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 email@example.com. Read more about WIVA by liking the WIVA Facebook Page.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
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.
Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 3rd! Come hang out for some good conversation, delicious refreshments and a special Sonoma theme.
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582