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 past Friday, February 10th, IEEC went to a fun filled ice skating event held by one of our student ambassadors! They had fun skating around the ice rink and getting to know one another over some ice. Great way to get off campus and see a new side of the Rohnert Park area.
Join IEEC next time for another fun filled event!
IIEC Goes to Lagunitas Brewing Company
(1280 McDowell Blvd, Petaluma)
This coming Friday, February 17th, come join the IEEC and meet other interesting students while tasting different beers and a being apart of a tour! Please remember that this is a 21 year and older event for the beer tasting portion. But after the tour food is available at the Lagunitas Restaurant and chat, no age requirement there!
We will have a few volunteer drivers, but more would be fantastic! We will be meeting at the SSU Flagpole at 2:30. Come to the Center for International Education, located in International Hall to sign up/ask any questions!
This free event will fill up soon so check it out on facebook on SSU International Education Exchange Council (IEEC) page!
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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 and to meet NSE student ambassadors!
Priority Deadline is Approaching for NSE and NSE Study Abroad!
Don’t miss your chance to slash $25 of your application fee for either NSE or NSE Study Abroad for this coming year ! Due date for priority deadline is February 24th, and all domestic NSE applications should apply by March 1st which is the normal deadline so no discount is applied then! Save some money,stop worrying and apply early!
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 For This Week:
MONDAY @ 3:00- 4:00 PM
TUESDAY @ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
THURSDAY @ 11:00 AM- 12:00 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!
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Any U.S. citizens undergraduate can apply for this grant program if they are of limited financial mean which limits them to study and/or intern abroad.
Check out the official site for more information: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program#.WKHuO28rLs0
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!
Puppies + Valentine’s via SHAC “Puppy Love” Day
SHAC will be hosting its first annual Puppy Love event Tuesday, February 14th, from 11:30-1pm on the Darwin and Stevenson quad. So come out, pet some puppies and find your valentine!
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.
This week during Coffee and Culture we are celebrating Valentines Day! This lovely theme is sure to be a hit so make sure to drop on by!
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