Go Global! Newsletter 1/27/17

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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!

Hello Seawolves!

This week in the Center for International Education…


More Events Are Happening Soon!

Make sure to check out on SSU International Education Exchange Council (IEEC) Facebook page! Trips and events that are bound to be full of fun and a great way to get out of campus and see the rest of Sonoma!

Extended Deadline for NSE and NSE Study Abroad!

Are you interested in NSE or NSE Study Abroad for this coming year? Does studying in a different state and even Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands sound exciting to you? Then you should known that the due date for priority deadline has now passed, but you can still apply for all domestic NSE applications and NSE Study Abroad by the new extended date of March 3rd.

Be sure to check out the NSE Offical Website and SSU study abroad page as well for more information!



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!



FEBRUARY IS NSE MONTH! comfort-zone-2

As mentioned above there are only so many days left in order to apply for NSE and NSE Study Abroad!

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!

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:

TUESDAY 28th @ 3:00PM- 4:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 1st @ 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

THURSDAY 2nd @ 11:00 AM – 12:00PM

FRIDAY 3rd @ 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Classroom Presentations

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

Applications are now open for Summer 2017 and Fall/ Academic Year 2017 – 2018 ! Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 7th by 11:59 pm central time.gilam-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. Internatiozipcar-logo-1140x407nal students are also qualified to participate in the   program. Follow this link for more information and to get started on using this service!



Join lEEC!

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.

Swing on by and meet new people and have some free coffee! This week’s theme is Mardi Gras, come and learn about the traditions and culture behind Mardi Gras.



Happening at SSU

Free movies are being offered on campus in Ives 101 at 9pm, don’t miss out!

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

Career Fair 2017

This Wednesday, March 1, 2017 SSU is holding it’s annual career fair. Have a fun time practicing your interview skills and discussing your resume while looking at possible companies for interesting internships and post graduation jobs! This event will be 11:00AM to 4:00PM in the Student Center Ballrooms. Follow this link for more information: http://www.seawolfliving.com/featured/2017/3/1/career-fair-2017.

A strong hand shake is a great way to make a strong impression! (photo from openclipart.org)

Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!

Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582

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