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…
It’s finally Halloween! I’m sure you are all gearing up for a fun night of Halloween festivities but don’t forget about all our awesome events going on in the Center for International Education! Firstly: Join IEEC this Thursday, Nov. 3rd for some tacos at Mi Ranchito! Secondly: International Education Week is right around the corner. Stay tuned for event updates and check out the Facebook page(link below) for a full schedule of all the presentations and events. Thirdly: there’s still spaces available for our IEEC Cabin/Camping trip. Don’t miss out on this fun filled weekend and come into the office and reserve your spot today! More information on the trip is provided below.
IEEC is heading to Taco Thursday next week on Nov. 3rd to get our Mexican food fix! We will be meeting at the flag poles at 5:15PM and then heading over to Mi Ranchito in Cotati. Please sign up for the event in the CIE office (International Hall 107), and let us know if you’d like to be a driver!
International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW)
2016 will be held around the world November 14th-18th. Campus departments and organizations have planned some great events throughout the week! For a full schedule of events on Sonoma State’s campus, please visit our website (www.sonoma.edu/cie/iew). Join our Facebook events for updates and reminders! https://www.facebook.com/events/1613765462097393/
International Education Week – Fashion Show
We are still accepting sign ups for the International Fashion Show! The Fashion Show will take place on November 17th from 4pm to 6pm. Do you have cultural significant or traditional clothing? Want to share your pieces and/or model in the fashion show? We are also looking for performers! Be sure to fill out this form if you are interested! https://goo.gl/forms/sPdIFRr4kQlkJZTg1
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Follow us @ssustudyaway to see snaps from the IEEC community here on Sonoma’s campus as well as “takeovers” from currently abroad students to get a sense of what it’s like to live in another state or country!
STUDY AWAY OPPORTUNITIES
Maximizing Pre-departure Orientation
This is the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for all SSU students studying abroad Spring 2017! We will go over important academic, travel, and safety information. CSU International Programs Pre-Departure Orientation will be starting at 10AM.
Application Workshops for CSU IP
Have you already attended an Info meeting and a One-on-One with our advisor Hope? Now its time to get working on those applications! Come into International Hall 107 to sign up for a workshop that fits your schedule!
Do you want to experience the culture and history of Ghana? Want to travel to Africa for two weeks? Want to get credit while doing it? This course provides the opportunity for students and participants to actively and personally experience the history and local culture of Ghana in unique ways. Check out the Facebook event for a more detailed description on the requirements and deadlines. https://www.facebook.com/events/394850540639182/
Another faculty- led tour for Summer 2017 is to the wonderful city of London! The 12 day trip includes: three performances (two at The Globe and one at the Royal Shakespeare Company), tours of three theatres, a master class at The Globe with professional actors, a walking tour of Shakespeare’s London, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, visits to museums, eight hours of classroom time to study monologues chosen to tie into the shows we’ll be attending, preparation for a required paper analyzing the three shows we’ve seen, plus free time in one of the most amazing cities in the world! https://www.facebook.com/events/566571066859378/
Study Abroad Informational Meetings are Happening Now!
Did you know it’s still not too late to study away Spring 2017?! 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)
Cabin Camping Trip!
Join IEEC from November 18th – 20th as we spend a wonderful weekend in a cabin in the woods! Twain Harte is a small forest town, about an hour north of Yosemite, that is surrounded by many hiking trails, beautiful lakes, and much more. Come into International Hall 107 to sign up for this awesome trip, but don’t wait till the last minute because half the spots are already filled up! Only $20 all inclusive.. What a steal! Check out the Facebook event with more details.. https://www.facebook.com/events/881619701971777/
Travel Blog by former ambassador Anna Voutone
Anna Voutone, a previous Ambassador for the Center for International Education and a CSU IP Italy Alumni guides us on the importance of traveling alone. Click the link below as well for access to her her amazing website for lifestyle and travel info from three different continents. http://www.thesoulcollect.com/
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 theme is to be announced.
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582