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Watch Pepe Nevarez’s SDSU Be International Experience

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Special education credential graduate student Pepe Nevarez got the chance to immerse himself in another culture while studying abroad in Avila, Spain – but he got even more out of it than that. While abroad Nevarez took the opportunity to volunteer with people with disabilities, an experience that will benefit him as he pursues his career.

See Pepe's SDSU Be International Experience.

SDSU January-February News in Brief


SDSU Leadership Summit – February 18 (Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union)

SDSU leadership summit logoAre you a student leader looking to sharpen your skills? Join other student leaders from all over the west coast for the 8th annual SDSU Leadership Summit. This year’s theme is “Evolving Leadership: Leading in a Time of Change.” Leadership skills are the number one attribute that employers seek from college graduates. Visit the Leadership Summit Conference web page for more information, and to register.



One SDSU Community Events

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One SDSU Community strives to bring together all members of SDSU to embrace diversity in all forms, uniting us as one diverse group. Check out the many events available in January and February on the One SDSU website.



Dive into Summer. Get Ahead. Graduate Sooner.

Summer session. Dive into Summer. Get ahead. Graduate soonerWe know you’re probably already thinking about summer. In 2017, plan to use this time to get ahead and graduate sooner. Summer Session 2017 offers:
  • More sections, more classes, more online sections – explore the variety of options this summer
  • The chance to save money by graduating sooner
  • The flexibility of online classes
  • The chance to stay on track to graduate and focus on one or two classes at a time
Visit the Registrar's Summer Session website for more information on summer session.



Aztec Nights Events for Spring (January 19-21)

 4 students at carnival during aztec nights Join us this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for some amazingly fun events. Aztec Nights presents Movie Night in Chocolate Paradise on Thursday night in Montezuma Hall. On Friday night, experience Boardwalk on the Mesa in Hepner Hall. Then dance the night away at Welcome Back Madness on Saturday night in the Courtyard at the Conrad Prepys Aztec Student Union. All events are free with your Red ID. For more information visit the Aztec Nights website.



Quest for the Best

quest for the best vice presidential student awards logoThis Vice Presidential Student Service award is given each April to the “best of the best” at SDSU – those students who excel academically and through community and campus involvement. Applications are due by February 13 before 4 pm. Visit the Quest for the Best website for details.



Campus Construction Updates, including South Campus Plaza

south campus plaza renderingSouth Campus Plaza residence halls have opened! More than 600 students moved in over the weekend to brand new residences. The retail spaces of South Campus Plaza, including Trader Joe’s, Eureka!, Which Wich sandwich, a Verizon GoWireless store, Broken Yolk Café and Epic Wings N Things will be opening soon. Look for future announcements. Visit the SDSU News Center for current campus construction updates.



Spring Career and Internship Fair – February 15 & 16

spring career fairJoin us for a two-day Career and Internship Fair. STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) Employers will be featured on February 15. Open to all majors. Come to learn about potential jobs and internships. Montezuma Hall, 10 am – 2 pm Click here to view the Spring Career Fair flyer.



Consider Running for an A.S. Office

create your legacy - run for an a.s. officeCandidate applications are available Friday, January 20, and you are encouraged to consider running for an elected position or applying for an appointed position. Deadline to submit an application is February 9.

There are many leadership roles to choose from. To review the list of elected and appointed positions available and to learn more about the A.S. elections process, visit the Associated Students Elections Central webpage.



Explore your international options

student at booth at study abroad fairIf you’re interested in study abroad but aren’t sure where to start, we can help: Come to SDSU’s Spring 2017 Study Abroad Fair at North Library Walkway on February 7 and discover your options. The fair will feature tables hosted by SDSU entities that offer study abroad programs, independent study abroad providers and international-focused student organizations. International students will also be on hand to tell you about life in their home countries. Click here for information on Study Abroad.



Leverage your experience abroad

study abroad students talking at tableWondering what comes next upon returning from studying abroad? Find out at the annual Lessons From Abroad (LFA) conference, February 12 at Montezuma Hall. LFA is a re-entry conference for study abroad returnees, allowing them to reflect on their experiences, learn how to leverage what they’ve learned, connect with other study abroad alumni and network with professionals from international organizations. This could help you embark on a new career or academic path. Click here to register now.



Apply for your passport

girls at passport office taking applicationsDid you know you can apply for your passport without leaving the SDSU campus? If you’re planning to study abroad or travel internationally during Spring Break or summer, now is the perfect time to visit the SDSU Passport Office. The facility is located at the International Student Center on the west side of campus and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Click here for information on the SDSU Passport Office.



Go abroad on a budget

study abroad student on river boatDon’t think you can study abroad and still make ends meet? It’s actually more affordable than you might imagine. Spring semester study abroad financing and scholarship meetings at the International Student Center start in February. Discover financing options and cost-effective locations you might not be aware of. Informational meetings for the prestigious Gilman Scholarship will also take place. Click here for information on Study Abroad.



Cheer on the Aztecs

cheer squad marching with parentAs the semester begins, so does the spring sports season. The women’s tennis team opens its home slate on January 21 with matches against UC Riverside and UC San Diego at the Aztec Tennis Center, while the men’s tennis team opens against Mississippi State on January 22. Meanwhile, the softball team hosts the Campbell/Cartier Classic from February 16-19 at the SDSU Softball Stadium. The baseball team hosts its home-opener against Pacific on February 17 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. See the composite sports schedule, which includes women’s water polo, women’s swimming and diving, women’s track and field and more



Get that one unit you need

Need one unit to graduate? Give us two daysIf you need one more unit to graduate, One-Unit Weekend courses through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies can help. One-Unit Weekend courses allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while also learning about the latest hot topics in areas such as public administration and political science. Each course is $221 and meets two or three times for a total of 15 classroom hours. Learn more about one unit weekend courses.



Five dates to know

red circle graphic: Important Campus Dates

  • January 19: Movie Night in Chocolate Paradise: Montezuma Hall.
  • January 31: Last day to file application for bachelor’s degree or advanced degree for May and August 2017 graduation.
  • January 31: Schedule adjustment deadline. Last day for students to add, drop, or change grading basis (11:59 p.m. deadline). Last day for faculty to add from their wait list.
  • February 2: SDSU Leadership Certificate Info Session.
  • February 10: Scholarship Application deadline.

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