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!
It is… INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
International Education Week is a week long event that takes place all around the United States. The goal of this spectacular week is to encourage international study and exchange. We are having our own IEW celebration here at Sonoma State, hosted by the Center for International Education. This week, join us for many events including musical performances, a Taiko performance, International Fashion show, and cheese tasting. Don’t miss all of these wonderful events! For more information and event times, join the Facebook event and check out the events below! IEW Week Event Page
The events will be as follows:
Monday, Nov 16
Opening Ceremony @12pm, Seawolf Plaza
International Development Talk with Gail H. @5pm, the HUB
Tuesday, Nov 17
WIVA Info Session @11 International Hall 106
Language Bites @12pm, Stevenson 1028 (Language Lab)
Go Global Fest @5pm, Beaujolais Meeting Room
Wednesday, Nov 18
Sonoma County Taiko @12 Seawolf Plaza
International Student Exhibition @12pm, International Hall Lobby
Peace Corps Info Session @4 International Hall 106
International Staff & Faculty Reception @4 pm, Ballrooms B & C
Spoke! @6:30pm, the Hub
Open Mic @8:00pm, Lobo’s
Thursday, Nov 19
Coffee & Culture @12 – 2PM, IH 106
Cheese Appreciation @12:30pm, International Hall 106
Study Abroad in Israel with Guest Speaker from University of Haifa @12-1PM, International Hall 100
International Film & Fan Management Talk @1-2PM, IH 100
A Call to Action Towards Sustainability @2pm Student Center 2081
International Student Panel @3pm Shultz 1121
International Fashion Show @5pm Student Center, Alexander Valley Room
Interested in going to Australia?
In previous years, the CSU IP Australia program has been a calendar year program, meaning being abroad first in the Spring semester then in the Fall. For the first time this year IP will be opening up three more campuses which would allow for students to participate in a traditional academic year program, beginning in Fall and ending in Spring.
Griffith University, Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology are now open and accepting applications for 2016-17 academic year. The application deadline for these 3 programs will be the same as all academic year programs, Dec. 10th!
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STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
CSU IP Application Workshops
CSU IP Application Workshops have started! Please come into the office to sign up and start the next step in your Study Abroad process.
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 for the time that works best for you!
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
We will have one additional meeting on Friday, November 13th at 3:00.
If you are a professor or a student who would like their class to learn more about different study away opportunities, 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.
Come meet with the Study Away Coordinator: 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!
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.
Sonoma State American Language Institute
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 University Scholarship Program
Application and materials for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 academic year is available online NOW!
Who is eligible?
All degree program students planning to attend as a full-time student for the 2016/2017 academic year with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
What is needed to apply?
Step 1 — Go to http://www.sonoma.edu/scholarships/application. Complete the online application form and submit electronically.
Step 2 — Print out, and carefully read, the instructions detailing what is required in the following:
- An essay.
- Two recommendation letters.Please note:There are guideline instructions you can print for your recommenders under Step 2. It is highly recommended that you make your requests for recommendations NOW rather than wait until the end of the semester!
Your application is not complete until you have completed Step 1 and turned in the documents outlined in the printable instructions in Step 2. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2016. Application materials must either be received in person in Stevenson 1050 by 4:30p.m., or postmarked by the due date (materials will not be accepted via email or fax).
Please call the Scholarship Office at 707 664-2261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
For many more scholarship opportunities check out:
Our Center for International Education Scholarships page for more information and other scholarship opportunities!
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.
WIVA Infornation Meetings will be running through December 3rd at the following times:
Come to a Peace Corps Info Meeting!
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! There will be an information meeting in International Hall 106 at 4pm on November 18th. Come to the meeting for more information and the chance to talk to Barbara Smith, an alumna of the Peace Corps and recruiter for Sonoma State.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
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.
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582