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International Education Week, November 15 through 19, 2021. Connect globally, engage locally. Logos.



International Education Week (IEW) is happening November 15-19, 2021. Join SRJC and SSU for a national week celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education.

This year, SRJC and Sonoma State University are collaborating to offer expanded, virtual IEW programming for both campus communities- all events are open to everyoneThe schedule of events is listed below and will be updated frequently as IEW approaches. Hover your mouse over the [DESCRIPTION] of each event for more information. 

Check this page frequently for more details, coming soon!

Monday, November 15

IEW Launch Event


Join us for the premiere of our International Education Week promo video, featuring SRJC and SSU students, faculty and staff. Explore our programs and learn how international education can benefit your life!

Zoom Link

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Tuesday, November 16

Language Bites
Languages on chalkboard


Ever wondered what konichiwa means? What about tortilla? Join us for a taste of some foreign languages like Japanese, Spanish and German. Meet international students who will share their native language in Zoom breakout rooms. 

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SRJC Study Abroad Presentation
Riverscape in Ireland


Presented by:
Kerry Loewen, Dean of Arts & Humanities at SRJC
Jacqueline McGhee, English Faculty at SRJC


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Wednesday, November 17

What does it mean to be German?
German Flag


Presented by:
Yasemin Schünemann, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at SSU
Gamze Can, CSU IP student & German Peer Language Facilitator at SSU
Lydia Bobb, exchange student & German Peer Language Facilitator at SSU


SSU Study Abroad Fair
Camera and passport on top of a map


Thinking of transferring to Sonoma State?! Check out all the Study Away opportunities you will have as a Seawolf! You can even use your Financial Aid and apply to Study Away for your first semester as an SSU student!

Thursday, November 18

IEW Fashion Show

Asian fashions


Feast your eyes on our international students modelling their traditional cultural wardrobe on the runway! View the 2019 fashion show.


People dancing


Presentation by Casandra Hillman, M.F.A, Dance Coordinator


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Dance Workshop
Hip hop dance group


Presented by Grace Ballou, SRJC student from Cote d'Ivoire
Check out her Instagram for inspiration!

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Friday, November 19

The integration of Turkish guest workers in Germany


Presented by Yasemin Schünemann, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at SSU


Zoom Information

All IEW events will be hosted virtually on Zoom, so please ensure your account is updated to the latest version prior to attending: Instructions Here

Flex Credit

Instructors can now request FLEX credit for participating in IEW events! After attending, login to your Faculty Portal to submit your flex verification: 1) Select “Instructor Flex” for the current semester, 2) At the bottom of that page, select “Flex Verification Form,” 3) Under “select flex activity type” click "Menu of Activities,” 4) Look for "44:A” for International Education Week. Faculty and members of the IEW committee may enter up to 9 hours!

Thank you for your support!

We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has helped make this week possible. 


Grace Ballou, Lydia Bobb, Gamze Can, Casandra Hillman, Kerry Loewen, Jacqueline McGhee, Yasemin Schünemann

IEW Planning Committee:

Michaela Grobbel, Flannery Norton, Katie O'Brien, Hope Ortiz, Araceli Osorio, Becky Petrow

We'd also like to thank the SRJC Public Relations department and the SSU Office of the President for their special contributions to our promotional video.