Spreading the Love

Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) Day weekend was all about spreading the love with IEEC. IEEC is a service organization after all — and what better way to serve others than on the one day of the year devoted to showing the ones your love just how much you care about them?Some of our IEEC-ers reached out on the Facebook page and gathered a small group of generous souls to help build sandwiches , and the take to the streets and hand them out to the many hungry and homeless who wander our San Fransisco Streets. Though we can’t personally take credit for these students kind actions, we are proud to say that IEEC’s purpose is to bring people together to do wonderful things. And wonderful things were done indeed.And of course, we also like to bring people together to have some fun — Pillow Fights anyone?

(check out the Photos of the Week!)


Calendar of Events

Mardi Gras in the FillmoreCome and check out a FREE JAZZ CONCERT AND PARADE on the streets of Fillmore in celebration of Fat Tuesday. At 5:00 pm there will be a jazz and blues concert held on Fillmore St, and numerous local restaurants and businesses will be participating in the festivities. Follow along in a New Orleans style parade and see how San Francisco musicians and music lovers celebrate the last hurrah before Lent! When?

Tuesday, February 17th.

1475 Fillmore Street (Fillmore &O’Farrell)



Film Night #2:  The Intouchables

Film Committee is BACK!

After a successful and somewhat turbulent first event last week, we are pleased to announce we will be hosting our second screening this week of a film selected by popular demand, the French film: The Intouchables.

Small snacks will be provided, but bring a cushion if you’d like to cozy up. If more than 50 people are interested, we will do our best to relocate the event to accommodate all our IEEC pals!


Wednesday, February 18th

SFSU Cesar Chavez Student Center

Room T-160



Free Walkig Tour of the Palace of Fine Arts

Nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon? Why not hang out with some IEEC friends and discover the Palace of Fine Arts, one of the most romantic spots in San Francisco, and the site of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition! Learn some history about the city and the Marina district on this FREE walking tour, while admiring the beautiful building and breathtaking park. Afterwards you can walk to the Marina to check out the boats, or explore the Presidio and get some gorgeous pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Saturday, February 21st

Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon St, SF



Lake Tahoe Ski Trip

IEEC invites you to go on the trip of your life! From February 27th to March 1st we will be visiting Lake Tahoe, one of California’s most beautiful tourist attractions. Magnificent Mountains caked with snow make up the back drop of this beautiful lake and resort, making Lake Tahoe the perfect place for skiing, chilling in hot tubs, and snowball battles with your friends! We will all be together in a big hotel resort close to the mountain to ski. The drive is 4 hours one way, and we will arrange cars among everybody. (Please see the FB Even page for more details about pricing etc. Just click the read more found below)


Saturday, February 27th – Sunday, March 1st

901 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

Time: TBA

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TGIT: Elbow Room 21+

Dance floor upstairs. Super cool bar downstairs. This Thursday we are going to Elbo Room in the heart of the Mission, a neighborhood that you’ve probably already fallen in love with–and if you haven’t yet, meeting us for TGIT at the Elbo Room is your chance to! If and when you get hungry around 1 am, just head down the street to any of the nearby taquerias for a post party burrito, real SF style. See you all there!


Thursday, February 19th.

647 Valencia St, San Francisco


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Lets Learn Language w/

IEEC Language Exchange!

Looking for a little extra practice to aid you in your mastery of the foreign language of your choice? Or maybe you want to study a language that SF State or your home university doesn’t have to offer, like Korean or Czech? Well look no further, because the IEEC Language Exchange classes, taught by our wonderfully capable International Student Teachers have been determined! Click the language of your choice to learn more:Cantonese

(M: 4:30pm-5:30pm; W: 2:30pm-3:30pm)Czech (M: 12:30pm-1:45pm)

French (M: 3:30pm-4:30pm; T: 1-2pm;T: 2-3pm; W: 2-3pm)

Japanese (M: 4-5pm; T: 4-5pm; Th: 1-2pm)

Korean (M: 2-3pm; T: 5-6pm; W: 4-5pm)

Mandarin (T: 5-6pm)

Swedish: (Th: 4-5pm)

Thai (T: 4:30pm-5:30pm)

Even more language exchange groups are on the way! So check the IEEC Spring 2015 Facebook Page often!


Thinking about sticking around IEEC next semester? Or are you leaving, but can’t stand not knowing about the drama and insanity that will happen in the Spring? Join IEEC Spring 2015! Meet the new students coming in next semester, stay up to date on events and don’t miss out on the latest news!

Blog Post of the Week

Capital Letter Yes

Kristina Hammar

Author Bio: Kristina is a student study abroad from Sweden.

I have been thinking about decisions lately, thinking about what made me come here, to the US, to San Francisco, to State University. I’ve been thinking about decisions combined with the word Yes. It’s one of the most commonly used and important words in a language and still it’s not easily classified into any conventional part of grammar. The word Yes is not really an interjection, not really an adverb; it has its own character. It’s just Yes. Since I came to San Francisco I have had the opportunity to say yes to loads of lovely things.”


Check out other blogs from the week here!Wanna see your blog featured in

the next IEEC Weekly? Send your blog link to ieec@mail.sfsu.edu and let your voice be heard!

Photos of the Week

Is it snowing in SF!? Nah … those are just feathers! Pillow Fight: (Photo Credit: Jose Carlos Navarro Solis)
Pillow Fight: (Photo Credit: Jose Carlos Navarro Solis)
Pillow Fight: (Photo Credit: Jose Carlos Navarro Solis )
Looks like they had a whole lot of fun: (Photo Credit: Jose Carlos Navarro Solis)

Want to see your photos in the IEEC Weekly? Send them to ieec@mail.sfsu.edu or post them to the group on Facebook!







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