GoGlobal! Newsletter 5/1

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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!

Hey Seawolves!

This week in the Center for International Education…


Make sure to check out on SSU International Education Exchange Council (IEEC) Facebook page!

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.

  1.   2.75 GPA
  2.  Minimum 6 hours involvement in IEEC
  3.  Must be IEEC member in order to receive IEEC Scholarship
  4.  Topics listed are suggested, but please address at least TWO of them.
  5.  “Let your passion and personality shine through in your essay.”
  6.  Deadline EXTENDED: May 4th by 4PM!

Application link: tinyurl.com/IEECscholarship

Check out our Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/676604055883195/

Upcoming IEEC Event: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this week on May 5th and IEEC wants to celebrate this important day. We will be meeting on campus by the flagpoles, the exact time and day will be announced on our Facebook page so check it out! We will be going to a local Mexican owned restaurant in celebration.

Upcoming IEEC Event: Great America Theme Park Event

This event is held Sunday, May 7thth at 9:00am until 8:00pm. We will be meeting at the flagpoles on SSU campus then we will take off for the Great America Theme Park. The price of this event is $40 and this includes transportation to and from the event, some snacks for the day, and the ticket for the park! This event is fun for everyone! In addition to rides, there are shows, delicious fair food, games, and much more!



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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 Abroad Informational Meetings are Happening Now!

Did you know it’s still not too late to study away Spring 2018?! 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 MAY 2ND @ 3:00- 4:00 PM

THURSDAY MAY 4TH @ 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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.

We would love to come and meet any students that are interested in studying abroad!



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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 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.

When you apply you must wait to receive the actual zipcard in the mail, which is similar to a SSU ID card, before you can start driving.

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!

Seawolf Living Event: Pacific Cultural Night

This event is going to be Saturday,May 6th at 7:00 pm and also Sunday,May 7th at 2:00pm. The Pacific Cultural Night will be held in Person Theatre on campus.

The passage below is taken from the Sea Wolf Living website: http://www.seawolfliving.com/featured/2017/2/16/participate-in-pacific-cultural-night

“Pacific Culture Night(PCN) is a cultural showcase hosted annually by the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU). FAASSU’s dance subgroup, KAPWA (“togetherness” in Tagalog), will be performing several dances in honor of their heritage, including the national dance of the Philippines, Tinikling. The night will also include Polynesian dances and guest performances, such as singing and hip hop dances.”

Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the info + tickets desk in the Student Rec. Center!

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Photo from the 2016 event



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 weeks theme is Star Wars: May the fourth be with you !

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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

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