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International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, and to develop a broader understanding of international cultures and languages worldwide.

For a full schedule of events please visit International Education week's website.

Summary of Events:

Event Stamping:

Grab a schedule from the CIE and get stamped at each event you attend! If receive stamps at 5 or more events, bring your schedule to the CIE to be entered in a drawing for a special prize! You may also be eligible for extra credit in one or more of your classes – ask your professors for more information.

What's happening this week: International Exhibit | all week | Library

View a number of pieces collected internationally by our students, faculty, and staff. Artifacts, fine art, instruments, etc. will be on display throughout the week in the university library display cases.

International Photo Contest | all week | Int’l Hall 107

Submit your photos taken abroad to Photos will be added to a public album on the CIE’s Facebook page. The photo with the most likes by the end of the week will win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

Faculty Lecture Series, daily 1-2pm

Many of our faculty have international experience and expertise on a range of international matters. Hear from SSU faculty on a number of international topics, from Brexit to Refugees in South Africa.

Cultural Presentations, daily 2-3pm

Meet our international students as they explore the cultural nuances of studying at an American university. Participate in open discussions and activities!

Information Sessions, daily 3-4pm

Learn about the various international programs offered through the CIE and meet the people who can help you get abroad.

Special Events, evenings after 4pm

Join us for a number of events throughout IEW and bring further appreciation to global citizenship and honor those who contribute to the internationalization of our campus.

IEW is made possible thanks to the hard work of SSU students, staff, and faculty:

  • Center for International Education (CIE)
  • International Education Exchange Council (IEEC)
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Conference and Events Services (CES)
  • Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Office of the President
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • School of Extended and International Education (SEIE)
  • Schultz Information Center
  • Sonoma County Taiko
  • Campus Life Programming
  • ...and many more!

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, SSU’s participation in IEW is part of a national effort to prepare American students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

This event is observed across the U.S. and around the world each November (the week before Thanksgiving). All events are free and open to the SSU community. For more information please contact the Center for International Education (CIE) at (707) 664-2582 or stop by International Hall 107. Come by and pick up a schedule!

For more information about IEW visit:

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