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Sonoma State University is going big for International Education Week (IEW) this year!

Monday, November 16
International Education Week Opening Ceremony @ 12-1 pm
Seawolf Plaza
Sonoma State University is going big for International Education Week (IEW) this year! Come help kick off an exciting week full of international events, lectures, performances, and much more!

International Development Talk @ 5-7 pm
The HUB

Tuesday, November 17
Language Bites @ 12-2 pm
International Hall Room 10
Have you ever wanted to learn a language, but do not have the time? Stop by and check out our "Language Bites", where you can sample French, German, Spanish and many more languages!

GO Global Fest @ 5-6:30 pm
Beaujolais Meeting Room
The best way to learn about a country is to talk directly to someone who has lived there! Come to Go Global! Fest in the Beaujolais meeting room , where abroad alumni will share personal opinions, facts, pictures, trinkets and stories about their time abroad!

Wednesday, November 18
SSALI Student Cultural Presentations @ 12-1 pm
International Hall Lobby
SSALI Students will show off presentations that they made about their cultural food, language, dress, etc.

International Faculty and Staff Reception @ 4-6 pm
Student Center Ballroom B & C
In celebration of International Education Week 2015, the Director of Diversity & Inclusive Excellence and the Center for International Education would like to recognize our international faculty and staff at Sonoma State University. We invite all who would consider themselves a part of the international faculty or staff, whether you were born outside of the United States, you speak a second (or third or...) language, your work is informed by a global perspective or for any other reason, please join and celebrate with us at our a Wine & Appetizer Reception. Sponsored by The Office of the Director of Diversity & Inclusive Excellence, The Center for International Education, The School of Business & Economics, The School of Extended & International Education. The School of Science & Technology, University Library, the Office of the Provost, and the Senate Diversity Subcommittee.

SPOKE featuring Terisa Siagatonu @ 6:30-8:30 pm
The HUB
A monthly space where people in the SSU community can come to listen to one another and share their talents (and the stage) with brilliant, established poets in the national poetry community. SPOKE is our chance to foster creative and artistic expression while establishing a culture of honesty, compassion, respect and change. All performers are welcome! Bring something to share (even if it isn’t yours) and be ready to let SSU surprise you. Terisa Siagatonu is a spoken word artist and arts educator from the Bay Area. Her emergence into the spoken word world as a queer Samoan womyn and activist has granted her opportunities to perform on stages ranging from San Francisco's historical Herbst Theatre, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, to the White House. Terisa was a member of the Hollywood Poetry Slam team, helping her team place 2nd in the nation in 2013 at the National Poetry Slam. Off stage, she is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with her Masters in Marriage/Family Therapy and facilitates poetry writing workshops.

Live at Lobo's International Open Mic Night @ 8-10:30 pm
Lobo's
The international fun does not stop once the sun goes down! Come enjoy some music, poetry, comedy, and more as Live at Lobo's goes International for International Education Week!! Sign-ups start at 7:30pm.

Thursday, November 19th
IEW Coffee and Culture/International Cheese Workshop! @ 12-2 pm
International Hall 106
Not only are we hosting an extra long Coffee & Culture in honor of International Education Week, but we are also having a short Cheese appreciation tasting with commentary from our very own French international student, Camille!

A Call For Action towards Sustainability @ 2-3 pm
Location TBA
Jonas Richter, our Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from Germany, will be giving a presentation on sustainability practices in Germany for International Education Week.

Higher Education Around the World: International Student Panel @ 3-4 pm
Location TBA
International students will be talking about the higher education system in their home countries in comparison to the US.

International Fashion Show @ 5 pm
Student Center, Alexander Valley Room
Join us in the Alexander Valley Room in the Student Center for a night filled with an exciting combination of traditional and modern fashion, impressive talents, and music!