Today marks the beginning of International Education Week so it’s going to be busy here on campus with all things international! The Center for International Education has collaborated with many departments and organizations across campus to bring you a full week of incredible events. We hope that you will join us and help us spread the word about why international education is so important! Stayed tuned throughout the week with updates on the day’s events and a description about them.
Featured Events – November 14th
Opening Ceremony (12pm – 1pm)
Join us for an hour of celebration and ceremony to kick off the 16th annual International Education Week, featuring welcoming remarks from SSU administration and performances by various cultural groups on campus. Event is taking place in Seawolf Plaza. www.facebook.com/events/1254008547991725
Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Damien Wilson (1pm-2pm)
“Cultural Adaptation: How living in different countries helps you become aware of cultural values.”
Embrace cultural diversity through international exchange. Explore your obligations as an international guest. Hear about how culture shock becomes desirable. Learn how to embrace the new you. Dr. Damien Wilson of the Business department has worked in 16 countries and lived in 3. Located in Schulz 3001. https://www.facebook.com/events/1900732793488942
Meet students from the Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) and learn about their cultures. These students are working hard on their poster presentations, so come by the International Hall Lobby and check them out. http:// www.facebook.com/events/100344787112329
Info Session: Financing Your Experience Abroad (3pm-4pm)
Hear from Hope Ortiz of the Center for International Education about how its possible for YOU to study abroad. She has the best advice on how to finance your experience abroad. Learn about the different opportunities for financial aid, scholarships, and grants. It may even be cheaper to study abroad than to live in Rohnert Park! https://www.facebook.com/events/1796409690646565
Movie Night: He Named Me Malala (4pm – 6pm)
“After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children’s rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.” (www.facebook.com/HeNamedMeMalala/) Join us in the Student Center Ballrooms B & C to hear the inspirational story of Malala.