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Archive for September, 2013

“Let’s Chat!” a Language Partner Program
We are excited to announce “Let’s Chat!” a language partner program that pairs a native English speaker with a non-native speaker to engage in English language conversation practice throughout the semester.  This is a great way for you to develop communication skills and get to know someone from another culture.  If you’re interested, complete the “Let’s Chat” Information and Application and submit it to the International Student Center.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Transfer Information
Transfer application filing periods are coming up!  Please see below for deadlines:

Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) Club Fair
The ASCSM Club Fair was held last week and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn about all the different student clubs and organization on campus.  Our own International Student Club was out there with a strong representation (see photos below).  For those who could not attend the fair and want to learn more about how to join a club, please visit the Office of Student Life in Building 17 or visit the Student Clubs & Organizations page for a list of active clubs on campus.

Fall 2013 Club Fair

Fall 2013 Club Fair

Fall 2013 Club Fair

Fall 2013 Club Fair

All International Students
Please purchase your medical insurance, if you have not already done so. You can find a link to the medical insurances we accept on our Useful Links web page.

Getting Involved with Associated Students of CSM
Joining the ASCSM is a great way to get involved with CSM. There are still opportunities to participate in different student committees on campus. Let the international student voice be heard! Applications are available on the Join ASCSM! web page.

International Student Club meeting
The International Student Club meets every Thursday at 1:30 pm in the International Student Center. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and get more involved with CSM! If you have any questions, please send an email to isc.csm@gmail.com.

International Club Event—Japanese Movie Screening
This month’s Feature Country of the Month is JAPAN. The International Student Club will be showing the Japanese horror film, “The Grudge” at the Center for Student Life (Building 17, Room 112) on Wednesday, September 25 from 11 am – 1 pm. Come to meet new friends and eat FREE FOOD!

Class Registration for Spring 2014
International students will get priority registration for Spring 2014 classes if you have a current Student Education Plan (SEP) that is completed with a counselor. If you do not have an current SEP, you must make an appointment to meet with a counselor and complete a SEP by 12 pm on October 25th. Don’t wait—go to the Counseling Support Center (Building 10, Room 340) to make an appointment soon!

Transfer News
Transfer Services has many events coming up next week! Please see the list of upcoming events on the Transfer Services Event Calendar to learn more.

CSM international students have been busy studying for classes as the new semester gets under way. But they’ve also found ways to get out and see the Bay Area.

Two of our students pictured below stopped by San Francisco’s world famous Fisherman’s Wharf for a crab lunch. While another student enjoyed a bike ride with CSM International Student Center staff. The bike ride started at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, continued along the bay and under the San Mateo Bridge, then onto Coyote Point (a San Mateo County park) before ending in a Starbucks in Burlingame. And finally a photo of some visitors from Japan who we hope will be joining us as students during our next academic year. Busy, but fun times for our students!

If you are a student at CSM and are interested in getting out and seeing more of the Bay Area, please stop by the International Student Center for more information.

Fall 2013 Welcome Week

Fall 2013 Welcome Week

Fall 2013 Welcome Week

Fall 2013 Welcome Week