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About the School of Extended and International Education

Welcome to Sonoma State University's School of Extended and International Education! 

What we do in SEIE is connect the community with lifelong learning opportunities. We partner with other departments at Sonoma State to deliver degree programs. These programs provide faculty with opportunities to teach beyond their normal duties and also for community faculty to bring their expertise to our students.

The certificate and non-degree courses and programs provide continuing education to many professions, a critical need for remaining competitive in fields such as our nursing, human resources and construction. We have a lot of fun classes also, such as our craft beer programs, our wine-tasting certificates, and our audio recording production certificates.

Our lifelong learning programs serve community members from 9 to 90 years of age, focused on our EXCEL programs in the summer and our year-round programs in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or OLLI. These programs reach students across the community and provide ways to engage the campus with regional residents who otherwise may not come to campus.

Our international programs welcome students from all around the world and also help send our students to places and experiences that will change their lives forever. Our international programs make those extensions of life experiences possible. All our classes involve partnerships, both intramural and beyond the campus and Sonoma County. The partnerships are delivered by our outstanding staff and faculty, and have a single focus: the student.

These parts sum to "extended" and "international" education; Sonoma State has a regional and global reach because of what SEIE does for this campus and the surrounding communities. 

Our theme and daily drive is to provide support for lifelong learning to the North Bay and beyond.