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…
With Thanksgiving right around the corner things are slowing down a little bit here in the office, but not to worry! When we start back up with school next week we will have lots of events to keep you entertained till the end of the semester. In the meantime, if you are still interested in studying abroad it is not too late!! Use this short break to get working on those applications or start your search for the study abroad/away location that works best for you!
International Education Week!
We had an amazing time last week celebrating International Education Week! Thank you to all who planned such a great week and especially to those of you who participated! Here are some of the highlights…
Check out Former Ambassador Sean Person’s mouth-watering food blog! Sean is currently studying in Japan and documenting some of his favorite meals abroad.
Follow us on our Snapchat!
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!
Snapchat Takeover! – Sean Person will be taking over the @ssustudyaway snapchat this upcoming weekend. Follow him and his adventures through JAPAN!
STUDY AWAY OPPORTUNITIES
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)
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.
Coffee and Culture will resume after our Thanksgiving break.
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582