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SISA-L February 2006

Subject:

SISA-L Students Interested in Study Abroad

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"John D. Pine" <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 16 Feb 2006 11:46:11 -0500

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This week on the SISA (Students Interested in Study Abroad)
Listserv you will find some useful information for those who
are planning to go abroad, those who are currently abroad,
and those who have returned!

1.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
     a. GEORGIA ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP TO GERMANY
     b. IEW SCHOLARSHIP
     c. KATHERINE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP
     d. STARS WORKER STIPENDS
     e. UNO INNSBRUCK AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP
     f. FREEMAN ASIA SCHOLARSHIP
     g. BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIP
     h. AUSTRALIA SCHOLARSHIP
2. CONFUSED ABOUT SIGNATURE FORMS???
3. CURO SUMMER 2006 FELLOWSHIPS
4. EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY WITH AUSTRALEARN
5. G.A.A.P MEETING
6. UGA IN ARMENA
7. INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDY ABROAD IN ECUADOR
8. PEACE CORPS INFO MEETING

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Information regarding study abroad scholarships is also
available on-line at http://www.uga.edu/oie/safinaid.htm

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GEORGIA ROTARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP TO GERMANY

This scholarship is an opportunity for Georgia upperclassmen
that are proficient in German to travel abroad to a German
University.

For more information and The Georgia Rotary Student Program
application form, visit the rotary website www.grsp.org.

Procedure for Submitting the Application is on the website.

The application papers of the candidates will be sent to the
German Districts for their review and selection, as has been
done in the past.

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IEW (International Education Week) SCHOLARSHIP

--Description: $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates
attending UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program.
Study Abroad Scholarship funds are raised through the
nationally celebrated International Education Week Event
held each fall semester and matched by the UGA
Foundation.

--Eligibility: 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have
previously studied abroad for academic credit at the
university level.  Preference will be given for academic
merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra
curricular and service activities, and strong faculty
recommendation.

--Application: The IEW Scholarship application can be
downloaded from the following link -
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm or can be picked up at
the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall.

--Deadline: March 10, 2006

For further questions concerning the IEW Scholarship, please
contact Colleen Larson at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or come by the Office of
International Education, 209 Barrow Hall.

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KATHERINE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP

--Description: $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates
attending a UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program.
Study Abroad Scholarships come through support of the Murphy
family to the Katherine Murphy Fund and are matched by the
UGA Foundation.

--Eligibility: 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have
previously studied abroad for academic credit at the
university level.  Preference given for academic merit,
demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra
curricular and service activities, and strong faculty
recommendation.

--Application: The Katherine Murphy Scholarship application
can be downloaded from the following link -
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm or can be picked up at
the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall.

--Deadline: March 10, 2006

For further questions concerning the Katherine Murphy
Scholarship, please contact Colleen Larson at
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or come by the
Office of International
Education, 209 Barrow Hall.

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STARS Worker Stipends

The application deadline for summer term STARS Work Stipends
is March 10th.  Applicants must be willing to complete a
standard work requirement in the Office of International
Education during the summer 2006 semester.

For more information, or to download an application:

Visit: http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm

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UNO INNSBRUCK AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

Description:  The University of Georgia, The University of
New Orleans and it's International Summer School believe
strongly that the European educational experiences should be
made available to as many qualified students as possible.
To this end, a limited number of Ambassador
Awards will be made to available UGA undergraduate students
who exhibit high academic achievement, can clearly
demonstrate financial need and whose academic plans would
benefit from program participation.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a continuing undergraduate,
full or part-time, currently enrolled at UGA and have
completed at least 1 year of college.  Minimum GPA 3.0.
Students must include an official transcript, 2 letters of
recommendation, essay/statement of purpose, and demonstrate
financial need.


Application: Available on-line at
http://www.uga.edu/oie/saugasch.htm

Deadline:  March 10, 2006

For further information, please contact Colleen Larson,
Office of International Education, 706-542-7903,
[log in to unmask]


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FREEMAN-ASIA SCHOLARSHIP

Description:  The Freeman-ASIA Award Program is designed to
support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial
need who are planning on studying overseas in East or
Southeast Asia.  Freeman-ASIA award benefits are determined
by the length of the program and the financial need of the
grantee.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent
residents at time of application.  Must currently receive
Need-Based Financial Aid or demonstrate through FAFSA a
verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad in
Asia. Applicants must have little or no previous experience
in the country in which they plan to study. (must not have
spent more than 4 weeks in proposed country of study within
last 5 years)  Freeman-ASIA Award Program grantees are
expected to share their experiences with their home campuses
to encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread
greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within
their home communities.

Online Application: http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/

Deadline:  March 15, 2006 for Summer Awards (programs
lasting 8 weeks or longer)
                  April 7, 2006 for Fall 2006 and Academic
Year 2006-07

For further questions concerning the Freeman-Asia
Scholarship please contact [log in to unmask] or (212) 984-
5542.

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The Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships
to American students participating in study-abroad programs
in Japan that begin in Fall 2006. Undergraduate students
majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized
exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to
apply for these scholarships.

Visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html
for more information

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AUSTRALIA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia are
able to offer two full scholarships this year. One
scholarship will be designated for a student in North
America and one scholarship for a student in Europe to study
at UNSW during the July - November, 2006 semester (semester
2, 2006). The full scholarships cover tuition, travel, and
accommodation for a semester at UNSW Study Abroad.

The application deadline is March 10, 2006

All the details and the application forms are on our website
www.studyabroad.unsw.edu.au.
You can locate the scholarship information by simply
clicking on Semester Courses and Course Details and Fees on
the left column.

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DEPARTING SOON FOR YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVENTURE???
ALL THESE SIGNATURE FORMS GOT YOU CONFUSED???

--If you have a Study Abroad Signature Form from another
university/program provider, a Study Abroad Advisor would be
happy to review your form and sign it for you.
However, depending on the information your program sponsor
asks the OIE to certify, we may need additional information
before we can sign your Signature Form (i.e. academic
standing at UGA (including GPA, rank, etc.) and/or the
status of judicial/disciplinary and academic honesty records.

--If your Study Abroad Signature Form requires this
information, please request what UGA calls “Deans
Certification”
To begin, sign your signature form (if needed) and make a
request for "Dean's Certification" at the UGA Office of
Judicial Programs, 130 Memorial Hall.
To complete the process, Judicial Programs will route your
Study Abroad Signature Form through the Office of the Vice
President of Instruction (for academic honesty status) and
the Registrar's Office (for academic standing
certification).  You may request that your Study Abroad Form
be forwarded to us in the Office of International Education
or directly to you.

The full process typically takes approximately 1 week to 10
days - Walk-through requests are generally not possible.

--Once the OIE receives your Study Abroad Signature Form
with attached Dean's Certification Information, a Study
Abroad Advisor will review and sign, plus notify you when
you can collect your Study Abroad Form at the Office of
International Education in Barrow Hall.
In addition, remember that you are required to complete the
UGA Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (CAF) prior to your
departure.  The CAF will help you keep your student status
at UGA, HOPE and other financial aid while studying abroad,
plus determine - in advance - how your study abroad credits
will transfer to UGA.  (UNO-Innsbruck program participants
should use the UNO-Specific CAF)

--The Credit Approval Form (CAF) should be complete and
submitted to the OIE no later than 3 weeks before your
program date.
CAFs are available on-line at:
http://www.uga.edu/oie/forms.htm

CAFs are also available from the OIE Reception Desk or the
Study Abroad Library.  If you have any questions about how
to complete a Credit Approval Form, call 542-7903 to speak
to or make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.

--Transcripts:  Your Study Abroad Program Transcript should
be sent to UGA in care of:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 212 Terrell Hall,
University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602-0023

--Travel & Health/Safety Tips:  Important information and
web links regarding health, safety, study abroad insurance
and visas/passports is available on-line at
http://www.uga.edu/oie/satravel.htm

********************
CURO Summer 2006 Research Fellowships

CURO awards Summer Research Fellowships to academically
talented UGA undergraduates who will invest in an intensive
research experience during the summer term.  Successful
applicants receive a financial award and are invited to
present their research at the annual statewide CURO
symposium the following academic year. In order to be
selected for the CURO Summer Research Fellowship, interested
students must have at least a 3.4 GPA with a minimum of one
year of studies at the University of Georgia.

For more information, contact: Dr. Pamela B. Kleiber, 203
Moore College, Center for Undergraduate Research
Opportunities

Or visit: http://www.uga.edu/honors/curo/about/index.html

Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2006.

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INTERESTED IN AUSTRALIA???

In support of the year of study abroad, AustraLearn will
grant over $15,000 in airline ticket
assistance to its students studying abroad anytime between
May and September 2006.

*** A student who studies abroad for a semester/year
beginning in July or September 2006 at any of AustraLearn's
29 member Universities is eligible to win $1500 financial
assistance. ***

Apply online at www.australearn.org

The semester abroad deadline for all universities starting
in July is April 15, 2006, except for Bond University. Bond
deadlines are February 15 for May start and June 15 for
September start (note that you must apply by the deadlines
below to be eligible for this promotion).

For more information, please visit:
www.australearn.org/2006.

********************
ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN GLOBAL AWARENESS

GAAP (Globally Aware and Active People)

GAAP is holding a meeting this Thursday- February 16, 2006,
in SLC 253, at 6 pm. The group will discuss its mission
statement, the relationship between service-learning and
politics, and the consequences of individual actions on a
global scale. GAAP is currently working on a Poverty
Awareness and Action Project (PAAP), and is developing
various service-learning projects with local schools and
organizations. Come learn about poverty, build a network,
develop leadership skills, help out the community, and learn
how to learn! Bring a friend and an open mind!

********************
UGA in ARMENIA ANNOUNCEMENT (International Business &
Relations)

UGA in Armenia is a 3 week study abroad program in
International Business and Relations. It is an intensive
field trip based program that allows participants to learn
about the economic, social, cultural, historical, religious
and geo-political developments in post-Soviet transition
countries.

Students can earn up to 6 credit hours. Detailed program
information and trip itinerary is also available at
Program’s website:
http://www.uga.edu/internationalpso/armenia

For details, please contact Dr. Glenn Ames ([log in to unmask] )
or Vahe Heboyan ([log in to unmask] ).

********************
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDY ABROAD QUITO,
ECUADOR
May 16-June 6, 2006

Take advantage of an exciting new study abroad opportunity
exploring international conflict and peace in the heart of
the Andes Mountains of South America for summer 2006! The
University of Georgia School of Public and International
Affairs (SPIA) and the Center for Mediation, Peace, and
Resolution of Conflict—International (CEMPROC) have
partnered to offer this dynamic program for undergraduate
students, which will likely appeal especially to those
majoring in international affairs, political science, peace
studies, international development, Latin American studies,
history, sociology, pre-law, business, anthropology,
geography, communication, ecology, religion, and related
fields.

You will explore international conflict and peace,
negotiation, mediation, ethnic and environmental conflict,
international institutions, human rights, and more through
conflict simulations, site visits, and an interactive
approach to teaching. The program, which fully integrates
theory and practice, will be given in English, and you will
be able to apply the skills you learn through a practicum
with CEMPROC, a nonprofit organization in Ecuador. Meet
phenomenal guest speakers, including diplomats, scholars,
the former Minister of the Environment for Ecuador, the
chief of the Cofan indigenous nation in the Amazon, and
other peacemakers working in Latin America as you make the
international negotiating table your classroom.

The deadline for student applications with deposit is March
8, 2006.

See the program web site at:

http://www.cemproc.org/ugaconflictstudyabroad.html for more
information

Note: Program is subject to final approval from the UGA
Office of International Education.

Additional questions may be directed to Dr. Jaroslav Tir,
[log in to unmask] (academic inquiries) or Mr. Jeff Pugh,
[log in to unmask] (logistical inquiries).

Find out more about the program at a special information
session on Thursday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. in room 275 of
the Student Learning Center at UGA. Come ask questions, hear
details from the program staff, and pick up program
materials in order to learn more about this brand new SPIA
opportunity!
********************
PEACE CORPS - GENERAL INFORMATION MEETING

--Date:         Thursday, February 16
--Time:        7:00 - 9:00 PM
--Location:  Student Learning Center 101
--Speak with the UGA Peace Corps representative & returned
volunteers to learn how your UGA degree may qualify you for
an overseas assignment with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps
serves over 70 countries around the globe - Learn how you
can make a difference in the lives of others.

--For more information contact:  Ms. Georgia McPeak, UGA
Peace Corps Office, 217 Hoke Smith Building    (corner of
Lumpkin & Carlton, facing Lumpkin).

Tel: 706-542-4494      Email:  [log in to unmask]
Website:  http://www.peacecorps.gov
********************

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR UPCOMING UGA VISITS FROM EXTERNAL
PROGRAMS!!!

********************

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Have a safe and happy break,

John D. Pine

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