Go Global! Newsletter (10/2/15)

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!


Hope now has drop-in hours!

Stop by the Center for International Education on Wednesdays from 12-1 if you would like to talk to Hope about any questions or concerns. No appointment necessary!


Follow us @ssustudyaway to see pictures from alumni and currently abroad students. Tag your photos with #ssustudyaway to have chance to have your own photos featured!


IEEC Takes Taco Tuesday!

Taco Tuesday was quite a success. It was a night of tacos, margaritas and a lot of fun! We hope to see you next time.



We had a great time this year at the Go Global! Study & Work Abroad Fair hosted by the SSU Center for International Education. It was a great opportunity to look into the different programs available here at Sonoma State. If you couldn’t make it, be sure to come into International Hall and we can give you all the information you need!





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 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

Classroom Presentations

If you are a professor or a student who 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 the presentation.


International Students

Meet with the International Students Coordinator

Becky Petrow will have walk in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 if you have any questions or things to discuss.

SSALI (Sonoma State American Language Institute) is looking for conversation partners!! Do you want to meet international students on campus and help them improve their English? You can come by our office (International Hall 107) to fill out the simple form!



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.


The Asia Institute has officially launched two new scholarships offered in collaboration with the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) and the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE). Both jointly developed scholarships will award $1000 to support learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016. For more details, please see below:

  • Academy of International Business Southeast Scholarships

Total Amount: $1000

Open To: Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD Candidates involved in Asia based study abroad programs

Deadline: October 15, 2015

How to Apply: http://www.aibse.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/I-HYPERLINK-AIBSE-Asia-Institute-Scholarship-1.pdf

  • Pennsylvania Council for International Education Scholarships

Total Amount: $1000

Open To: Undergraduate and Graduate Students from universities and colleges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involved in Asia based study abroad programs

Deadline: February 1, 2016

How to Apply: Please contact Eva Li for more details at eva.li@asiainstitute.org.


Go Overseas Scholarship

Go Overseas is offering a $15,000 Scholarship to Study Abroad in New Zealand. The scholarship will go towards covering all accommodations and tuition. In addition, Round-trip flights will be covered by STA Travel and travel insurance covered by guard.me. Check out the link  here. The deadline to apply is October 9th so gets your application in soon!

STA Scholarship

At STA Travel, we believe in making international travel more accessible to student and youth travelers. It’s a core value of our business, which is why we were thrilled to once again team up with the Foundation for Global Scholars (FGS) to help make students’ travel dreams a reality via the Start the Adventure Scholarship.

The STA Travel Start the Adventure timeline for students who will begin their study abroad programs between January and June 2016 is as follows:

Application Opens: Monday, October 12, 2015 (before 5 PM MDT)

Application Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015, 5 PM MDT

Award Announced: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (before 5 PM MDT, subject to change)

For more information check out the link here

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.

We will be starting information meetings on Monday September 28th and will run through October 14th.

Meetings will be:

Mondays 10am-11am

Tuesdays 11am-12pm

Wednesdays 1pm-2pm


Come to a Peace Corps Info Meeting!

peace corps

Peace Corps will be visiting the SSU campus a few times this semester so you can get more information on applying to this incredible program! Below are the dates a representative will be on campus as well as special info meeting times. There is an Info Meeting in IH 106 from 4-5pm.

Campus Visit Days:
October 14 & 15
November 17 & 18




Visit us in the 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.

There will be no meeting this week (September 24th) due to the Go Global! Study and Work Abroad Fair!

Join IEEC Team for Sonoma Serves

On October 17th, Sonoma State will be participating in the largest service event of the year. This one day event will take place at many locations from Petaluma to Santa Rosa. Sign up on OrgSync with our “International Squad” for a day of service and good fun.

IEEC Goes to Scandia

The IEEC invites you to an afternoon of mini golf, arcade games, and fun at the local Scandia Family Fun Center in Rohnert Park on Sunday, October 4th!  Ticket prices have been REDUCED for IEEC members.** For $10, enjoy a game of mini golf, 1 ride, and 40 arcade game points! 🙂

We will be meeting at the flagpoles at 5:15pm and driving to Scandia together. Feel free to bring some extra cash for dinner afterwards–all that mini golf works up an appetite 🙂

Please sign up/pay for the event in the CIE office (International Hall 107), and let us know if you’d like to be a driver!

**Don’t forget to pay your $3 IEEC lifetime membership fee to enjoy all the benefits of the club (like free or reduced price activities and events, plus the chance to meet current, former, or prospective exchange students!)




Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!

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(707) 664 – 2582

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