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…
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IEEC went to: Hike Fairfield Observatory Event
This event was a great way to escape SSU campus and get some fresh air this past Saturday! Located near Gravity Hill this large expanse of land is practically untouched with a wide abundance of wild flowers, fallen trees, and small woodland creatures. This event was about three hours long but the reward for climbing all the way to the top gave us a great view of Sonoma County!
Cancelled IEEC Event: Two Day Retreat in Arnold, California
Unfortunantly, due to a lack of interest in this event the IEEC has had to cancel this two night trip. But a new soultion has been made with a event on April 30th going to Six Flags Amusement Park!
Upcoming IEEC Event: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Event
This event is held Sunday, April 30th at 9:00am until 8:00pm. We will be meeting at the flagpoles on SSU campus then we will take off for Six Flags for the Vallejo location. The price of this event is $35 and this includes transportation to and from the event, some snacks for the day, and the ticket for the park! Whether you like roller coaster or not, Six Flags is fun for everyone! In addition to rides, there are shows, delicious fair food, games, and much more!
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STUDY AWAY OPPORTUNITIES
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 APRIL 25TH @ 3:00- 4:00 PM
THURSDAY APRIL 27TH @ 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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!
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IEEC Scholarship Application
These two scholarships of $200 each are for NSE and CSU IP outgoing students. This means that they are leaving the country to go study abroad in a different country as the case for CSU IP and for NSE it means leaving the state of California for a different state or one of the many other NSE locations.
Unfortunately, this does not apply to students who are coming back from either of those experiences or international students. Please see Facebook for more information on the application. The requirements for both scholarships are as follows.
- 2.75 GPA
- Minimum 6 hours involvement in IEEC
- Must be IEEC member in order to receive IEEC Scholarship
- Topics listed are suggested, but please address at least TWO of them.
- “Let your passion and personality shine through in your essay.”
- Deadline: May 1st
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!
Seawolf Living Event: Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations
This two week long event at Person Theater started last Friday, April 21st and will last until Saturday, April 29th. See available show times below.
“Join SSU Dance Faculty Christine Cali and co-director Jennifer Meek Satoh as they present a new evening length work with guest choreographers Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea) and Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US), with original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL (SF). “Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” is the culmination of a semester-long residency by our highly acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU dance program students. The two Saturday shows (Apr. 22 & 29) will feature a new piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Cali and performed by our guest choreographers.”
Showings This Week:
Thursday April 27 | 7:30 PM (PRE-SHOW TALK 6:30-7pm)
Faculty, Staff & Alumni FREE
FREE PIZZA Served at Intermission
Friday April 28 | 7:30 PM
Saturday April 29 | 7:30 PM
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.
Swing on by and meet new people and have some free coffee! This weeks
Happening at SSU
Check out the IEE Interactive Newsletter for resources and news on Study Abroad opportunities!
Center for International Education
International Hall 107
(707) 664 – 2582