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Date:         Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:47:25 +0000
Reply-To:     "Int'l. Student Life Office" <ISL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sender:       "Int'l. Student Life Office" <ISL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         International Student Life <ugaisl@UGA.EDU>
Subject:      Upcoming Events & Opportunities for the week of November 14 -
              November 20, 2011
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Greetings from ISL! The following are upcoming events and opportunities for the week of November 14th – November 20th, 2011.

1. International Education Week - This Week! 2. International Street Festival Committee Chair Application Open! 3. Volunteer with the 2012 ISL Tax Team 4. International Coffee Hour - This Friday 5. Thanksgiving Break ISL Office Hours 6. OPT/CPT Workshops - Sponsored by OIE 7. Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors: U.S. PIRG

1. This Week - International Education Week Events!!

Please review the attached flyer for all IEW events, as well as visiting for more information and a complete event listing.

Below are a selected sampling of events sponsored by ISL and ISL student organizations.

Monday, November 14th, 2011: 12th Annual Thanksgiving Feast, 6:30 p.m. at Athens First United Methodist Church - Hancock Hall. This FREE event is open to all international students and their families. Sponsored by Athens First United Methodist Church, the International Student Life Office at UGA, and The UGA Wesley Foundation. For more information contact International Student Life at <>

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011: World Fest, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tate Plaza. This FREE event is open to all! World Fest is an international event aimed at providing UGA students and the Athens community with a cultural experience through displays, performances, cultural crafts, and more! World Fest is sponsored by the World Ambassadors student organization and the International Student Life Office at UGA. For more information contact World Ambassadors at<>.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011: International Dessert Reception, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Lobby of Memorial Hall (beneath the International Student Life Office). FREE and open to all! Try desserts from around the world while mingling with international students and ISL staff! Hosted by International Student Life and the World Ambassadors student organization. Please see the attached flyer. For more information contact International Student Life at<>

Friday, November 18th, 2011: International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Ballroom. FREE and open to all! Mingle with faculty, staff, students, and community members while enjoying international snacks, coffee, and lemonade. The Office of International Education will be hosting this Coffee Hour event and will be holding a photo contest. Come view photos taken by students in various locations around the world and vote on your favorite photo! Sponsored by International Student Life and the Office of International Education. For more information contact International Student Life at<>


2. Leaders (Like You!) Needed: International Street Festival Committee Chair – Application Open!

Want to have fun, organize a great event, and promote international cultures? Become an International Street Festival Committee Chair!

International Student Life (ISL) is currently seeking Committee Chairs for the 14th annual International Street Festival! Committee chairs organize all aspects of the festival in a fun, team-oriented environment. Committees include Advertising, Children’s Corner, Performances, and more! Thousands of people attend International Street Festival every year—help make this year’s festival the best one yet! This year’s event takes places on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 on College Avenue in Downtown Athens.

Interested? Apply to be a Committee Chair at

Applications are due Friday, November 18th, at 4:59 p.m.

Questions? Contact ISL at or 706-542-5867 ----------------------------------------------------- 3. Help International Students - Volunteer with the ISL 2012 Tax Team!

Looking for to get involved with International Student Life? Enjoy helping international students?

ISL is recruiting volunteers for the 2012 Tax Team! Attached is a flier with information about the interest meetings we will be holding this semester. The final interest meeting is Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 5:30 p.m in MLC 275. Volunteers help international students complete their tax paperwork during the spring semester.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please attend the final interest meetings to receive more information about the 2012 tax season. No previous experience is necessary!!

Please contact Jessica Walker, Graduate Assistant for the Non-Resident Tax Assistance Program, at with any questions. ----------------------------------------------------- 4. International Coffee Hour - Friday!

International Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world!

Hosted by the Office of International Education Friday, November 18th, 2011 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom For more information, contact: 706.542.5867 ----------------------------------------------------- 5. Thanksgiving Break ISL Office Hours

The International Student Life Office will be open normal hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m) on Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 23rd. ISL will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. ----------------------------------------------------- 6. OPT/CPT Workshops and Big OPT Workshop - Sponsored by OIE

Mark your calendars! The schedule for the ISSIS CPT/OPT Workshops for the Fall 2011 semester is below.

Tuesday, November 15, 10-11:30 am

Workshops will be held in the OIE Main Conference Room in the OIE Building.

To sign up for workshops please call 706-4542-2900, email<>, or visit the OIE office.

If you are not able to attend a workshop, you can also make an appointment with an advisor or stop in during walk-ins. ----------------------------------------------------- 7. Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors: U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. Working together, people have a much greater opportunity to make a difference. U.S. PIRG e a 40-year track record of organizing on these issues, and, they’re hiring graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in their fellowship program.

"When I was getting ready to graduate from college I knew I wanted a job that would let me actively participate in improving social and environmental issues, but I didn’t know what kind of job or career would enable me to make the biggest impact. When I heard about U.S. PIRG and how they tackle our country’s biggest problems by mobilizing millions of people across the country, I was excited." - Jessica Wilson, Program Associate of Georgia PIRG

With U.S. PIRG, you can actually get paid to take on and solve the problems our country faces; from advocating for policies that will protect consumers from big bank and credit card rip-offs, to educating citizens and students about energy efficiency, and increasing participation in democracy. As the Program Associate for Georgia PIRG, Jessica Wilson trains students, organizes coalitions, utilizes the media and meets with elected officials to win campaigns for transit funding in Atlanta, to end wasteful junk food subsidies and more. Learn more about both of these positions at<>.

For more information check out their website<>, or send Jessica Wilson an email at<>

Jessica Wilson Georgia PIRG Program Associate

817 W. Peachtree Street Suite 204 Atlanta, GA 30308 Check out their Website<> Check them out on Facebook<>

************************************** International Student Life University of Georgia 210 Memorial Hall Athens, Georgia 30602-3108 USA

Phone: 706-542-5867 Fax: 706-583-0006 Email:

Leigh Poole, Associate Director of Intercultural Affairs for International Student Life

Ashley Wichman, Coordinator for International Student Life

Jackie Minus, Administrative Assistant

Chase Harvey, Graduate Assistant for Coffee Hour and Programming

Jessica Walker, Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations and the Non-Resident Tax Program


Tax Volunteer Interest Meetings.jpg [image/jpeg]

Thanksgiving Dinner Flier.pdf [application/pdf]

2011 IEW Final Calendar.pdf [application/pdf]

Dessert Reception Flier.pdf [application/pdf]

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