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SISA-L February 2006

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SISA-L Students Interested in Study Abroad

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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
2. MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
3. CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER
4. REGISTER ONLINE WITH THE US EMBASSY IF ABROAD
5. CURO SUMMER 2006 FELLOWSHIPS
6. UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA INFORMATION SESSION
7. BOLLYWOOD AT UGA
8. TRAVEL ABROAD TO INDIA
9. VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH CROSS CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
10. EF COLLEGE BREAK CAMPUS REPS
11. EUROPE FROM A BACKPACK: SUBMIT YOUR STORY
12. CREATIVE WAYS TO FINANCE YOUR STUDY ABROAD TRIP

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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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MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL USA

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is currently accepting
applications from young people with disabilities to take
part in an international exchange program August 1-17, 2006,
to Tokyo, Japan, entitled the US/Japan: Cross Cultural
Perspectives on Disability Leadership and Volunteerism
Exchange Program.

Generous partial scholarships available.

 Deadline to apply is March 15, 2006.

As a non-profit organization, MIUSA is dedicated to
promoting opportunities for people with disabilities in
international exchange, leadership development and volunteer
service.  Since 1981, MIUSA has offered international
exchange programs for youth, adults and professionals with
and without disabilities from more than ninety different
countries.

Individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing as well as those
who have a visual impairment, mobility impairment, non-
apparent disabilities or any other type of disability are
encouraged to apply.  MIUSA will provide appropriate
accommodations to each qualified participant with a
disability.

We are looking for young people between the ages of 18-24
whom you would recommend. Please encourage them to download
an application from www.miusa.org

The application deadline is March 15, 2006, though late
applications will be accepted as space permits.  Young
people with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds
and inexperienced international travelers are encouraged to
apply.

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CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER

This is a reminder for students attending a non-UGA study
abroad program or a UGA exchange program (transcript issued
by another U.S. or foreign university) to complete the
Credit Approval Form before you depart for your study abroad
program.  The form serves to let UGA know you will be
studying abroad, and to pre-approve your transfer credit,
plus to help maintain your eligibility to keep your HOPE and
financial aid.  Students attending other UGA programs will
receive resident credit and do not need to complete this
form.

The Credit Approval Form will require you to go to the
Undergraduate Admissions and then to your academic advisor.
When it is complete, it should be returned to the Office of
International Education, 209 Barrow Hall at least 3 weeks
prior to departure.  You will not receive any financial aid,
including the HOPE scholarship, if you do not fill out this
form.

Provided here is the on-line link for the Credit Approval
Form:
http://www.uga.edu/oie/forms.htm.

The Credit Approval Form is also available at the OIE
Reception Desk in 209 Barrow Hall, the Study Abroad
Library.  You are welcome to call the OIE at 542-7903 with
questions and/or to make an appointment with a study abroad
advisor

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REGISTER ON-LINE WITH US EMBASSY OVERSEAS

The Office of International Education recommends that all
current study abroad students register with the local US
Embassy in your host country. Students may easily register
on-line via the US State Department website:
https://travelregistration.state.gov.

Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S.
Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living
in, a foreign country.

Registration allows you to record information about your
upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to
assist you in case of an emergency, and to receive regular
safety/security updates issued while abroad.  Americans
residing abroad can also get routine information from the
nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

********************
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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UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA INFORMATION SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

The UGA Geology in Argentina Study Abroad Program has
scheduled the Spring Session of informational meetings for
February 8 and February 14, 2006 at the Student Learning
Center (SLC).

Different opportunities to get information will be offered:
an Open House at the Information Table next to Jittery Joe's
Cafeteria at SLC, and formal informational meetings at
specific SLC classrooms.

The schedule for these activities for February 8 and
February 14 follow:

Wednesday February 8, 2006:
Table next to Jittery Joe's Cafeteria Open House: 12 PM -
2:00 PM. Any questions, any time.
Room 0267 SLC Informational Meeting: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM,
program starts every hour.

Tuesday February 14, 2006:
Table next to Jittery Joe's Cafeteria Open House: 12 PM -
3:20 PM. Any questions, any time.
Room 0274 SLC Informational Meeting: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM,
program starts every hour.

UGA Geology in Argentina is a field program for students in
any discipline who love the outdoors. Students can complete
up to 11 credit hours in core or elective science courses
while they travel more than 3,000 miles of rarely seen
landscapes in beautiful Argentina.

*********************
Bollywood at UGA!!!

The popular new Bollywood film Bunty Aur Babli, a comedy,
starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Rani
Mukherji, will be shown Wed. Feb. 8 starting at 7pm in Rm.
53 of the Fine Arts Building (basement screening room).

The film runs approximately 2 1/2 hrs. The film is sponsored
by the India Abroad 2006 program and the Theatre class 4400/
6400.

Students from India Abroad 2004 & 2005 will be at the
screening.

Free admission. Seating limited to the first 100 students.


********************
Travel Abroad to India!

If you have not yet chosen a program, the UGA India Abroad
program still has a few spaces available! The deadline of
February 15th is fast approaching!

India Abroad Program description can be found at

http://www.drama.uga.edu/design/studyabroad.php

Do not let pass this opportunity to pass you by! Experience
the history, civilization, drama, cinema, and literature of
this amazing country. For more information, visit the
program website or contact the faculty director: Dr. Farley
Richmond, Department of Drama & Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg or
at (706) 542-2140, or by email at: [log in to unmask]

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Interested in Volunteering Abroad?
Cross-Cultural Solutions offers Volunteer Abroad and Intern
Abroad programs in the fields of health, education, and
social services in 10 countries. Programs range from 1-12
weeks and start dates are available year-round. Start dates
are still available for Spring Break and Summer. Students
are encouraged to enroll AT LEAST 90 days prior to departure.
Summer Programs are expected to reach capacity by March 31st
2006.
Programs are available in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana,
Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand.
Visit http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/ to find out
more information!

********************
EF College Break Campus Rep now at UGA

Want to spend the summer of your life in Europe!

EF College Break offers a 29 Day Grand Tour of Europe
visiting 8 countries and 17 cities including Amsterdam,
Madrid, Paris, Rome, and London. The trip is $2,800 and
includes roundtrip flight from Atlanta, all sightseeing,
tourist class hotels, and daily breakfast. It's an
experience of a lifetime with college students all over the
country!

Trips are also offered to Africa and Costa Rica. Trips range
from 7 days to 29 days. Book before the end of January and
get $150 off your trip cost. An EF College Break
representative is available at UGA full time! Please contact
Raj Shah, European Tours Specialist, at [log in to unmask] for
more information!

********************
EUROPE FROM A BACKPACK

The publishers of Europe from a Backpack: Real Stories from
Young Travelers Abroad are now accepting submissions for the
following titles:

- Italy from a Backpack
- Spain from a Backpack

We're looking for first-person must-tell stories . . . the
one story you continue to share with friends. Send us your
best study abroad and backpacking stories from Italy and
Spain. Italy From a Backpack and Spain From a Backpack will
be available in bookstores everywhere November 2006! Visit
www.EuropeBackpack.com <http://www.europebackpack.com/> for
details.

Length: Stories average 800-2,000 words. While we will
accept stories up to 3,000 words, shorter stories have a
better chance of being accepted.
Please review the first book, Europe From a Backpack, to
determine the appropriate style and length for your
narrative. If you read the first book in the series, then
you'll know what we're looking for. You can purchase the
book online at Amazon.com or Bn.com.

How to Submit: Send your story by MS Word attachment to
[log in to unmask] with the following information
(make sure to include all information in the Word Document):

- name
- story title
- story location
- address
- phone
- primary e-mail
- secondary e-mail
- College or University you graduated from
- Include a fun and brief bio after the story

Rights: We're interested in non-exclusive rights. The author
retains the copyright and may reprint the story elsewhere.

Compensation: If your story is accepted for publication, you
will receive $100 for each story of any length and two
complimentary copies of the book. By submitting your story,
you agree to sell the non-exclusive rights to your story at
the above price.

Deadlines: The following are the deadline dates for
submitting stories for Italy From a Backpack and Spain From
a Backpack.

- Round 1: January 31, 2006
- Round 2: March 28, 2006

We anticipate on sending you a publication decision by June
2006. Due to the volume of submissions, the earlier you
submit a story the better.
Share your story today!

Note that in the near future, we will be accepting stories
from France, U.K., Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Greece,
Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Please check back for updates.

For more information, visit www.EuropeBackpack.com
<http://www.europebackpack.com/>

Photo submissions: [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (We're looking for close-up
shots of travelers and cover shots for Italy and Spain.
Please do not submit more than 3 images.)

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Creative Ways to Finance your Study Abroad Trip

1.  Ask for money for your birthday, Christmas, and
Hanukkah¬ and for any other special day you can think of.

 2. Ask for an advanced graduation gifts ¬in the form of
cash ¬from your parents, grandparents, relatives, friends,
etc.

3. Interview local bank managers. Banks often hold fund
accounts for community scholarship programs, so bank
official may be able to lead you in the right direction.

4.  Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are
eligible for available funds.

5.  Use your HOPE scholarship for books and tuition (if you
are eligible).

6. Talk to local banks about low-interest student loans
(This is the only time in your life that you can
legitimately borrow money to go overseas for five weeks!)

7. Talk to local bank businesses and merchants about
sponsoring you. Offer to make a presentation after you
return.

8. Visit scholarships.com, which catalogs 600,000
scholarships, or college-scholarships.com

9. Use internet databases. Type in the word “scholarships”
into internet search engine to bring up many other useful
sites.

10. Follow the Internet “bread-crumb trail.” Type a
scholarship you know of into a search engine. Web sites that
list that scholarship will list others as well. This
methodology will lead you to secondary and smaller (although
still lucrative) web sites.

11. Quiz your parents, friends, and relatives. Their
employers or professional organizations may have scholarship
programs for children or friends of employees or members.
Offer to make presentations about your trip at one of their
meetings.

12. Hold bake sales, car washes, candy sales. Get your
friends and family to help you.

13. Talk to your local church and civic organizations about
scholarships or grants. Offer to make presentations about
your trip at one of their meetings.

14. Clean out your parents’, grandparents’, or other
relative’s attic, basement, garage, etc. Hold a garage sale--
-the first weekend of the month (because that’s when people
get paid). EBay is a great option too!

15. Ask your current supervisor about possible corporate
grants/or scholarships. Many times, corporate offices have
available funds for excellent employees. If your supervisor
doesn’t give a positive answer (or doesn’t know the answer),
don’t stop there. Write a persuasive letter to
the president of the company to ask for assistance (e.g.
scholarship) in this career-building opportunity.

Remember: the answer is always “No” unless you ask!

---Irina McClellan
Site Director
St. Petersburg Summer Program

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Have a safe and happy break,

John D. Pine

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