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Announcements from the Office of International Education

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"Deborah L. Andersen" <[log in to unmask]>

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Deborah L. Andersen

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Fri, 31 Mar 2000 14:28:44 -0500

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Program Representative Coming to UGA
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Come visit with Ms. Jackie Chapman of Australearn, to learn more about how
you can spend next semester studying in AUSTRALIA or NEW ZEALAND! An
information session will be held on Thursday, April 13th from 12pm-1:30pm
in room 143 Tate Student Center.

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Paid Internship Opportunities in International Education

Study Abroad Resource Center Internship at the Center for International
Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Duties will include: Receive and counsel students interested in study
abroad, to include assistance in clarification of goals and objectives.
Maintain and organize study abroad resources, including the printed matter
in the resource center and the World Wide Web site, in coordination with
design department. Assist with fall recruiting activities, including
information sessions, brown bag lunches and presentation to classes. Assist
in office wide orientation for incoming international students. Develop and
implement pre-departure and re-entry orientations. Provide effective
control of student flow for summer study abroad administration, primarily
in the spring. Assist in development of database applications to facilitate
enrollment and increase participation rates. Administrative tasks and
office related support as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Desired Background: Bachelor's degree.  Graduate degree in progress
preferred.  A demonstrated interest in international education
administration and a background in study abroad; interest in student
advising: ability to work in a fast paced environment and perform multiple
tasks simultaneously without intensive supervision.  Requires self-starting
individual that takes a proactiveapproach to the work environment. Foreign
language facility a plus, but not required.

Terms: Internship for 9.5 months beginning August 1, 2000 through May 15,
2001.
Intern will be paid for 30 hours per week, salary to be negotiated.

Interested Candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and three
references by April 12 to:
Center for International Programs
The Study Abroad Office
916 W. Franklin Street
PO Box 843043
Richmond, VA  23284-3043
Fax:  804-828-2552

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Three Job Opportunities in International Education

(1)Program Assistant in Zimbabwe

Essential Functions:  Two-year appointment, beginning July 2000, for the
Pitzer College Program in Zimbabwe. The program assistant will work with the
program director and other staff to guide and support student learning and
cultural adjustment as well as represent a model of a successful language
and intercultural learner to the students by embodying the principles and
educational goals of the program in his or her daily interactions and
behavior.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:  The position requires a
bachelor's degree, conversational ability in Shona and significant academic
and practical experience in Zimbabwe. Some background with fieldwork in a
cross-cultural setting is important.  Successful candidates should
demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the academic goals of the
program a sense of excitement about facilitating culture and language
learning among students, and an enthusiasm for speaking Shona and for
participating fully in Zimbabwean culture. Cultural sensitivity,
adaptability, patience, infectious intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for
challenge, good organizational skills, high energy, tolerance for hard work
and a sense of humor are essential.

Salary: An annual stipend plus room and board in Zimbabwe.  Two-year
contract with the second year contingent upon positive semester reviews.

Application Process:  To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, two
letters of reference, and the names of two additional references with phone
numbers to Mike Donahue, Associate Director of External Studies, Pitzer
College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.  Application Deadline:
April 10, 2000.

Starting Date:  The position will begin on July 1, 2000, with relocation to
Zimbabwe desired by July 15th.

(2)Program Assistant in Nepal

Essential Functions:  Two-year appointment, beginning July 2000, for the
Pitzer College Program in Nepal. The program assistant works closely with a
very diverse team of administrative, language and house staff to guide and
support student learning and cultural adjustment as well as represent to the
students a model of a successful language and intercultural learner by
embodying the principles and educational goals of the program in his or her
daily interactions and behavior.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:  The position requires a
bachelor's degree, significant experience living with Nepali families in
village Nepal and strong conversational ability in Nepali. Successful
candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the
academic goals of the program, a sense of excitement about facilitating
culture and language learning among students, and an enthusiasm for speaking
Nepali and for participating fully in Nepali culture. Cultural sensitivity,
adaptability, patience, infectious intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for
challenge, high energy, tolerance for hard work and a sense of humor are
essential.

Salary: An annual stipend plus room and board in Nepal.  Two-year contract
with the second year contingent upon positive semester reviews.

Application Process:  To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, two
letters of reference, and the names of two additional references with phone
numbers to Mike Donahue, Associate Director of External Studies, Pitzer
College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.  Application Deadline:
April 10, 2000.

Starting Date: The position will begin on July 1, 2000, with relocation to
Nepal desired by July 10th.

(3)Coordinator of International Student Programs
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Salary:  29,500 - 37,000
Application Deadline: April 17,2000
Starting Date: June 1 2000

Qualifications: BA required, graduate degree strongly preferred.  Knowledge
of immigration regulations pertaining to F and J visas required.
Understanding of the field of international exchange and experience in
student programming. Experience abroad, preferably in East Asia.  Computer
literacy is essential for this position, as are excellent interpersonal
skills. Ability to work independently and to show creativity in program
development are important. Experience in working in a university
environment and understanding of the issues involved in counseling
international students an advantage.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator is the primary administrator for
international student services and reports to the Director of International
Studies.   The Coordinator will: Advise students and the administration on
immigration regulations and serve as DSO and RO for J and F visas,
maintaining all student immigration records. Develop and manage orientation
and cultural programming for undergraduate international students, in
collaboration with other campus offices. Work closely with offices of
Admission and the Dean of the College and with the faculty to provide
assistance to international students with academic and personal issues.
Develop and implement community partnership and outreach programs as well
as maintain informational publications including web resources for
international students.
Maintain financial and programmatic records for the Freeman Asian Scholars
Program and for undergraduate exchange programs.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Jane Edwards
Director of International Studies
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT 06459
Fax: 860 685 2091
Email: [log in to unmask]

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International Street Festival

Start gearing up for the International Street Festival, sponsored by
International Student Life, Saturday, April 8 from noon to 5:00 on College
Avenue downtown. There will be international displays, music, cultural
events, performances, handicrafts and games. This is a great way to become
familiar with and get involved in international groups on campus.

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Office of International Education
University of Georgia
201 Barrow Hall
Athens, GA 30602-2407
Phone: (706) 542-7903
Fax: (706) 542-6622
http://www.uga.edu/oie

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