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…
IEEC Goes Ice Skating
This Friday, February 10th, IEEC is planning on a fun night of ice skating at Snoopy’s Ice Rink in Santa Rosa! We will be meeting at the flagpoles at 7:00pm so sign up for the event in the CIE office (International Hall 107). As the ice skating event is held this Friday the deadline to sign up is this Thursday the 9th!
The first 10 people to sign up will only have to pay $5! After that it will be $10 per person. For more info, join the Facebook event!
Study In Ghana This Summer: Due Date Is Approaching!
It is not too late to apply to this program! February 10th is the FINAL DEADLINE to apply for this program!
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. This is an faculty lead trip during the Summer of 2017.
Check out the Facebook event for a more detailed description on the requirements and deadlines.
Follow us on our Instagram and Snapchat!
Follow us @ssustudyaway on Instagram to see pictures from alumni and currently abroadstudents. Tag your photos with #ssustudyaway to have a chance to have your own photos featured.
Our Snapchat is full of exciting takeovers by Sonoma students who are currently studying abroad, NSE, and even our own SSU Campus!
STUDY AWAY OPPORTUNITIES
Be sure to check out your opportunities to study away through National Student Exchange! You can choose from almost 200 universities to study at throughout the USA, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands! You can event study in Canada! Through this program students are able to study for one semester or the year while using financial aid, paying in-state tuition, and all of the units are guaranteed to count! Come into the Center for International Education for more info!
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)
This past week IEEC and international students joined together to give back to the Sonoma community. On Saturday the 4th they volunteered at Catholic Charities Restyle Marketplace in Santa Rosa for a few hours and had a fun but busy day!
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 during Coffee and Culture we are celebrating the various New Year practices across Asia!
Happening at SSU
SSU Seawolf living and SSU are hosting Lobofest all this week! They have a variety of events this week including magic shows, funny skits, Spring Club Fair, and other fun events that should not be missed!
Free movies are being offered on campus in Ives 101 at 9pm, starting on Saturday February 11th with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
All inMotion Classes are now free at SSU! The first session is today January 30th and ends March 9th. Click on this link to check out the great 10 different options of classes : http://www.seawolfliving.com/health/2017/1/19/all-inmotion-classes-are-now-free
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582