The Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the
U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board,
is pleased to announce the launch of the 2004-2005 Fulbright U.S.
Student Program competition.
The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and
currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright full
grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for
one academic year, health and accident insurance and full or partial
tuition. Fulbright travel-only grants are also available to limited
Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens
at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the
equivalent by the beginning of the grant. In the creative and
performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience
meets the basic eligibility requirement. (Non-arts applicants lacking a
degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in fields
in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered.)
For more information, applicants should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student
Program Web site at www.iie.org/fulbright. Students currently enrolled
at UGA should contact campus Fulbright Program Advisor Else Jorgensen
for application forms and further information. Applications must be
submitted in full to 315 Moore College by the campus closing date of
September 22, 2003, in order to be received by IIE by the October 21,
2003 national deadline.
The American Women’s Club Scholarship Foundation announces that a travel
grant of $1500 will be awarded for study and research in Sweden. The
grant is intended to cover the cost of travel between the US and
To qualify you must be:
* Female, age 18 or older
* An American citizen
* Living in the US
* Write a letter describing yourself and your anticipated study, stating
why you should be chosen for this scholarship
* Provide evidence of acceptance by a Swedish educational institution
* Submit a letter of recommendation and relevant academic transcripts
The deadline for receiving completed applications is April 30, 2003.
Announcement of successful candidates who will receive scholarships will
be made by May 6, 2003. Grants are awarded once the candidate arrives
For details and application please visit the website: www.awc.nu
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The Study Abroad Library has five new additions:
Worldwide College Scholarship Directory - Dan Cassidy
Worldwide Graduate Scholarship Directory - Dan Cassidy
The Traveling Woman: Great Tips for Safe and Healthy Travel - Comer &
Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad – Schlachter & Weber
Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad – Schlachter &
Announcements from ISL
This Thursday at 5:30 in the International Student Life Lounge (Memorial
Hall, 2nd floor), Amnesty UGA will host a Tea Talk on arranged marriage.
Come for an open, informal discussion on what arranged marriage means in
different cultures. Free hot tea provided by International Student
Life. If you have any questions, please email [log in to unmask]
ISL is looking for approximately 25 UGA students to volunteer as our
2003 international orientation leaders (also known as World Leaders).
If you or any of your friends are interested in finding out more about
being a World Leader and the events planned for international
orientation, please plan to attend our final meeting of the semester on
Wednesday, April 23, at 5 pm in the ISL lounge (210 Memorial Hall).
Call ISL at 542-5867 if you have any questions.
ISL has a position open for a student worker this summer. The right
person will be enthusiastic, energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated
and have an extremely high interest in working with international
students. Call 542-5867 or [log in to unmask] for a job description and
application. Applications can be picked up at 210 Memorial Hall and are
due April Friday, April 25, 2003.
The Turkish Student Association would like to invite all of you to
Turkish Night on Sunday, April 27th at 6 pm at Georgia Hall in Tate
Center. They will have great Turkish Food, live Turkish Music, live
Turkish Dance Performances, a slide show, exhibition, presentations, and
more. Tickets are available at the Tate Center Cashier's Window or at
entrance. It will be a great night and we hope you will be there too.
For more information contact Onur Kececigil at [log in to unmask]
Join ISL and the World Ambassadors as they host the last Coffee Hour of
the academic year. Friday, April 25, 2003 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the
Memorial Hall Ballroom. Free food and lots of fun!
Get cool in July with the ISL Pool Parties and enjoy the outdoors with
day trips to pick strawberries. These are a few of the fun things that
ISL has planned for summer. See the listserv this summer for more
Please note this most recent Worldwide Caution issued by the U.S. Dept.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
April 21, 2003
This supersedes the Worldwide Caution dated March 19, 2003. It is being
issued to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing threat of terrorist
actions that may target civilians and of the need to remain vigilant.
The U.S. Government remains deeply concerned about the security of U.S.
citizens overseas. U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a high
level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their
security awareness. This Worldwide Caution expires on September 20,
Tensions remaining from the recent events in Iraq may increase the
potential threat to U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including by
terrorist groups. Terrorist actions may include, but are not limited
to, suicide operations, bombings or kidnappings. Possible threats
include conventional weapons such as explosive devices or
non-conventional weapons, including chemical or biological agents.
Terrorists do not distinguish between official and civilian targets.
These may include facilities where American citizens and other
foreigners congregate or visit, such as residential areas, clubs,
restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels, outdoor recreation
events or resorts and beaches. If such facilities cannot be avoided,
U.S. citizens should increase their security awareness at such
U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of
alert. These facilities may temporarily close or suspend public
services from time to time for security reasons. In those instances,
U.S. embassies and consulates will make every effort to provide
emergency services to U.S. citizens. Americans are urged to monitor the
local news and maintain contact with the nearest American embassy or
As the Department continues to develop information on any potential
security threats to U.S. citizens overseas, it shares credible threat
information through its Consular Information Program documents,
available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov. In addition to
information on the Internet, U.S. travelers can get up-to-date
information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S.
and outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at
See http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html for State Department
Thoughts on Study Abroad
A student studying in at the University of New South Wales in Sydney,
Australia stated, “The animals are so weird over here. 80% of all
animals in Australia are uniquely Australian. Kangaroos and koalas and
wallabies and wombats and platypuses are just some of the randomness
that is Australian wildlife.”
Office of International Education
University of Georgia
209 Barrow Hall
Athens, GA 30602-2407
Phone: (706) 542-7903
Fax: (706) 542-6622
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