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!
This week in the Center for International Education…
There’s lots going on now that the school year is in full swing! First up: new Scholarship if you are interested in studying abroad in NEW ZEALAND! Check out the scholarship section below for more information. Second up: if you have recently returned from studying away and abroad we are having our Returnee Workshop this Friday @3pm to answer all your questions about returning back to SSU!
Photo Contest Winners!
Congratulations to our UK study abroad alumna Kaitlin Tucker for winning our IEEC Welcome Reception Photo Contest! Check out her incredible photo featured above of The Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland to get a little taste of the spectacular natural beauty of the country.
This photo to the right taken in Chefchaouen, Morocco Spain study abroad alumna Rosa Serrato, who won second place in our Welcome Reception Photo Contest! Through this photo, Rosa captured the amazing colors and vibrant culture that can be found in Morocco.
Welcome back! If you studied away or abroad this last year then this is the workshop for YOU! Do you have questions about transcripts? Transferring courses? We will also talk about ways to help with your transition back to the US! Join us Friday, September 16th @3pm in International Hall 107 for all the answers.
Please also be sure to complete the Study Away Program Evaluation: https://goo.gl/forms/YEQt3dSr5Fa39D5m2
Follow us @ssustudyaway to see snaps from our IEEC Community and much more!
In the upcoming weeks we will be having Sonoma State students that are currently away and abroad to post from their new cities and countries! Stay tuned for our expansion abroad!!
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Featured photo: @paigrotakesfirenze admiring the beautiful island of Capri.
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
NSE Application Workshops are continuing and applications are still being accepted! It’s never to late to apply! Please come into the office to sign up and start the next step in your study away 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 @ 11:00- 12:00 PM
THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
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.
Interested in studying abroad in the beautiful island nation of NEW ZEALAND?? This semester long program offers $15,000 that goes toward tuition and and accommodation stipend. Click the link for more information about this huge scholarship opportunity!
Need a Car?
Sonoma State is now providing Zipcar services to students. This allows students to reserve a vehicle through the app and use the provided vehicles when needed. International students are also qualified to participate in the program. Follow this link for more information and to get started on using this service!
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.
This week’s Coffee and Culture is themed Around the World! We will be talking all things global, and enjoying various treats and snacks from different parts of the world. Come out and try them for yourself!
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582