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Alright flappers and gangsters, you really know how to end the semester with a bang! We had an awesome, wild weekend with you all at the Gala, thank you for coming out and sharing memories to last a lifetime.

It’s safe to say that IEEC has witnessed one of the best semesters in it’s history. We have over 850 active students, have held over 70 events and raised enough money to award three students with scholarships for their journeys abroad next semester. Congratulations to Brier Casey, Lian Ortega, and Feven Ezra and thank you to everyone for making this semester so successful!

It’s hard to believe that this semester is already coming to an end. Alas, as chapters begin to close, we leave space for new chapters to be written. It has really been amazing you guys. Good luck with your exams and remember, if you need a break, join us for one of our hottest TGITs tomorrow night. Thank you for making this semester unforgettable!

Xoxo

IEEC

 

A special shout out and thank you to Jose Carlos for being such an awesome photographer at the Gala. Head over to IEEC Spring 2015 to see more photos!


Stickin’ Around Next Semester?

The Buddy Program, IEEC Fall 2015, and Summer Corps

IEEC BUDDY PROGRAM

The Fall 2015 semester is bringing over 300 International Students from all over the world to begin their journey in San Francisco.  These students are waiting for YOU to apply to be their Buddy–a student who knows the ins and outs of life at SF State and the Bay Area.

Becoming a buddy is easy! To Join or inquire, send us the following information to ieec@mail.sfsu.edu:

Your Name:

Email Address:

Country Preference:

Second Country Preference:

IEEC FALL 2015

Whether you’re sticking around for the fall, headed back to your homelands, or studying abroad– we would love to keep you with us!! Stay up to date with everything IEEC in our IEEC Fall 2015 group!

IEEC SUMMER CORPS

Think that because this semester is ending, so are we? Nope! This summer we will be welcoming back our domestic returnees from abroad and throwing parties and trips for all of you staying around throughout the summer!

Join the IEEC Summer Corps 2015

In World News…


Second Earthquake strikes Nepal

Perhaps you have all have heard the news that another massive 7.4 earthquake shook Nepal Tuesday night, taking more lives and creating more destruction. Since the first disaster struck Nepal two and a half weeks ago, the International Education Exchange Council has been raising funds that will go directly to Direct Relief, a credible, reliable and transparent organization. Direct Relief has the capacity to coordinate, monitor and evaluate a holistic recovery program which includes capacity building with locals later on.

For more information on our campaign and to help support our cause, please visit our IEEC Indiegogo.

Calendar of Events


“I Can’t Believe You Wore That!”

TGIT @ Bissap Baobab (21+)

Let us introduce you to the first theme TGIT: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WORE THAT! This party will be different and you will remember it for the rest of your life! Don’t hide; we all know you all have something ridiculous in your wardrobe! So use your imagination, be stupid, be creative, be crazy!! It’s time to wear the things you’ve never dared wearing before! Guys, haven’t you always wanted to try girl’s clothes on? How about your old colorful PJ? Feel free to wear anything comfortable such as diapers or Borat bikinis! Your old Halloween costume also works, same as those magnificent horrific Hawaiian shirts.

Where: Bissap Baobab,

When: Thursday, May 14th

Time: 9:00pm

We promise you it will be a beautiful and hilarious spectacle! In order to immortalize the moments and to reward the craziest participants, an Instagram photo contest will be created with #BissapBaobabTGIT and the winners will win free cocktails! Special offer: Corona and one shot: $6 See you there!

For more information, email vergnesadrian@gmail.com or visit our Facebook!


Cheaper Than Therapy

Stand Up Comedy Night (18+)

Join IEEC at Cheaper Than Therapy, an unadulterated stand-up comedy featuring comedians Eloisa Bravo, Scott Simpson, and Jon Allen, along with a rotating selection of Bay Area comedians and visiting comics from LA, New York, and beyond.

Tickets are $10 and are available online through Eventbrite

Where: Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., SF

When: Friday, May 15th

Time: 9:30pm

For more information, email ag_edwards@sbcglobal.net or visit our Facebook!

Blog Post of the Week


My View on Equality

Malvina

I had never faced the issue of racism until I came to the U.S. Here I experienced and observed it a lot. It triggered me to think about new ways of dealing with it.

As an International Business major busy with Human Resource Management and Change Management, I do not believe in the structural change. I believe in the cultural change instead. It applies to everything including racial inequality.  I think that changing the legislation, which ensures political and economic rights for everyone, is not enough since the change takes place only in the system and does not go further than that while racism is in people and it will inevitably find other forms which cannot be covered by legislation. The change in the mindsets of people should take place parallel to the structural change.

Bellow I present three points that I believe can address the issue from a point of view of a young person and a student of the 21st century…

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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!


Congrats to Our IEEC Poll Winners!!

At the Gala, we announced the poll winners–who did YOU vote for?

Sexiest Female Accent – Agathe

Sexiest Male Accent – Jack
Most Inspirational Girl – Angie
Most Inspirational Guy – Ginn
Most Talented Female – Louise
Most Talented Male – Andrew
Funniest Dudette – Ashni
Funniest Dude – Paul
Female Party Animal – Barbora
Male Party Animal – Yasser
IEEC Femme Fatale – Jennifer
IEEC Casanova – Karim
Mrs. IEEC – Isabelle
Mr. IEEC – Karim
Best IEEC Romance – Celine and Sammy
Best Committee – Special Committee

 

IEEC Playlist: World of Sound Vol. V

Keep your IEEC memories alive with the Music Committees most recent playlist, and check out our 8tracks for previous volumes!


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