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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


SSU ranks fifth in U.S. for study abroad program

Suleika Perez-Usher, Staff Writer December 13, 2017

Australia. Spain. The United Kingdom. These are only a few destinations that Sonoma State University’s study abroad program offers its participants.

Studying abroad as a college student is a once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing opportunity—one Sonoma State has recently gained acclaim for providing.

The Institute of International Education, a leading nonprofit educational and cultural exchange group, has ranked Sonoma State as one of the nation’s top five universities for studying abroad, giving it the number five spot among colleges that provide master’s degrees. 


Alternative Breaks return in spring 2018

Suleika Perez-Usher, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

Although spring break 2018 is months away, many college students prepare and plan for that week well in advance. Some may want to take a trip somewhere, while others might consider volunteer work.  

Alternative Breaks, a program organized by JUMP, offers Sonoma State University students a chance to combine the two.  It provides students the opportunity to take part in community service while learning about sustainable living and other environmental issues.


Workshop prepares SSU students for grad school

Suleika Perez-Usher, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

Deciding whether to prepare and apply for graduate school could be considered one of the toughest decisions in a student’s education. Many students may wonder how to prepare for this process.  

On Thursday, a workshop provided insight into the grad school dilemma. Speakers like McNair Scholars Program Director Daniel Smith, writing specialist Brianna Bjarnson, and Instruction and Reference Librarian Marjorie Lear answered Sonoma State University students’ questions and concerns about life after graduation.

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