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Students Interested in Study Abroad Weekly Listserv announcement

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"Lila R. Grisar" <[log in to unmask]>

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Hello!

Below you will find this week’s posting to the SISA-L Listserv (Students Interested in Study Abroad) for the week of October 20-24, 2008.

In each listserv message there is information for students who are currently abroad, those who are thinking of going abroad, and those who have returned. We will also direct you to some of the many internationally-themed events that happen each week on campus.

Our website, http://www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm is a great place to find even more information!

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IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE…


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.      **2008 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST-NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!** DEADLINE: THURS OCT. 30, 2008. AWARDS CEREMONY: FRI, NOV. 14, 2008.

2.      WORK VISAS AND GREEN CARDS: IMMIGRATION ISSUES, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 3:00-5:00PM
3.      GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: "INTERNATIONALIZE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE"
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 7:00-8:30PM
4.      CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR: SPONSORED THIS WEEK BY THE KOREAN TRADITIONAL PLAY ASSOCIATION. FRI, OCT. 24, 11:30-1:30.
5.      EXHIBITION: GHANA WEST AFRICA STUDY ABROAD. WORK BY STUDENTS FROM THE GHANA MAYMESTER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM. THROUGH THURS, OCT 30, 2008.
6.      SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSICIANS, “RHYTHM FANTASIES”: RAMSEY CONCERT HALL
8:00 P.M., THURS, OCT. 23 & MASTER CLASS FRI, OCT. 24 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
7.      EXHIBITION: FROM THE COLLECTION - THE AUTHORITY OF THE MEXICAN MURALISTS. (THROUGH NOV. 2)
8.      CLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA-WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE **WITH PRATIBHA
   JENA SINGH OF NEW DELHI, INDIA* SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND.
9.       NEED TO MAKE HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS IN ATHENS FOR THE TIME YOU WILL BE STUDYING ABROAD? FACEBOOK GROUP FOR OFF CAMPUS HOUSING: FOR PRE- AND POST-STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS.
10.     SURVEY: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD


FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDYING, WORKING, OR INTERNING ABROAD:

11.     OPTIONS ABROAD SESSION
12.     INFO SESSION: ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAM. 6:00 P.M. OCT. 22, 2008 AT MOORE COLLEGE, ROOM 116.
13.     DEADLINES FOR UGA COSTA RICA PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ON OCT 29, 2008.
14.     Deadline for Artist-in-Residence in Costa Rica Applications, Nov. 13.
15.     UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
-- DAAD (DEUTSCHER AKADEMISCHER AUSTAUSCH DIENST…GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE) (ASSORTED FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS WITH UPCOMING DUE DATES BEGINNING NOV. 1, 2008).
--GRADUATE STUDENTS 2009 INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION (DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5, 2008)
-- NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Abroad View, Essay Contest (Deadline November 14, 2008)
-- Graduate Students: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN **GERMANY* *2009-2010*

16.     INSTRUCTIONS FOR REMOVING YOUR NAME FROM THIS LIST



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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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1. 2008 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST--NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS! DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2008. AWARDS CEREMONY: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008.

The Office of International Education invites you to participate in this year’s international photo competition! The contest is open to all UGA students who have traveled outside the United States and all international students who are currently studying at UGA. The contest puts a spotlight on talented young student photographers while bringing bit of the world home to the UGA community through pictures. Last year’s competition had more than 300 entries!

This year we are accepting only digital submissions. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR PHOTO FOLLOW FILE SIZE REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. For complete contest rules, an entry form, and pictures from previous year’s contests, visit: http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm

Exciting Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for the following categories: Landscape, People & Culture, New Perspective. Winners will be announced at Campus Coffee Hour on Friday November 14, 2008 in Memorial Hall Ballroom which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. This event will be co-sponsored by ASHA for Education. (Photo Contestants will be notified in advance of the exact time for the awards presentation.)
All photo entries will be on display at this Campus Coffee Hour. Each person who attends Coffee Hour will be invited to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award. This winner will also be announced during Coffee Hour.

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2. WORK VISAS AND GREEN CARDS: IMMIGRATION ISSUES, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 3:00-5:00pm
Adinkra Hall (4th floor of Memorial Hall)
Sponsored by the Career Center

Andrea Rahal and Mark Rhoads, experienced immigration attorneys who have processed thousands of work visas for US companies, will present a workshop on work visas and green cards in the US. The focus will be on visa options available to allow international students and university graduates to stay and work in the US after graduation. Topics will include the H1B visa, the H1B quota, alternatives to the H1B and green card options. Attendees will receive handouts summarizing visa options, as well as practical information regarding visa processing. There will be time for individual questions during and after the workshop.

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3. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: "INTERNATIONALIZE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE"

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 7:00-8:30pm

Presentation by a Career Consultant and Study Abroad Advisor
Tate, Rm. 137

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4. ISL CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR: SPONSORED THIS WEEK BY KOREAN TRADITIONAL PLAY ASSOCIATION.  FRI, OCT. 17, 11:30-1:30.

An opportunity to experience new cultures and meet new people while sampling food from around the world. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867

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5. EXHIBITION: GHANA WEST AFRICA STUDY ABROAD. WORK BY STUDENTS FROM THE GHANA MAYMESTER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM. THROUGH THURS, OCT 30, 2008

Sponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the School of Social Work. The opening reception is October 17th. 7:00 p.m. Through Thursday, October 30, 2008. Suite Gallery, Lamar Dodd School

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6. SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSICIANS, “RHYTHM FANTASIES”: RAMSEY CONCERT HALL
8:00 P.M., THURS, OCT. 23 & MASTER CLASS FRI, OCT. 24 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FREE!!!

South Indian Classical Musicians, touring as “Rhythm Fantasies,” will bring their unique live performance, “Divine Melody in Rhythm Fantasies” to the Ramsey Concert Hall Thursday, Oct. 23. These esteemed musicians are scheduled to take the stage at 8:00 p.m.
This University of Georgia event, funded by the Center for Asian Studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, is FREE and open to the public.
Rhythm Fantasies is comprised of five musicians who play instruments that are indigenous to south India: Mr. R. K. Padmanabha – Veena (Lute) – Mr. Chandan Kumar - Venu (Bamboo Flute) - Mr. H. K. Narasimhamurthy –  Violin Dr. P. K. Swaminathan – Mrudangam (Two-Sided Hand Drum), Kanjira (Frame Drum) & Konnakkol (Vocalization of Drum Syllables) – Mr. V. S. Ramesh – Ghatam (Clay Pot) & Morsing (Jew’s Harp).

BALCONY THEATRE - UGA FINE ARTS BUILDING

6:30 P.M., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
In addition to Thursday evening’s performance, the musicians of Rhythm Fantasies are also commissioned to appear as guest artists at a UGA music class, and to conduct a Master Class with ten local professional musicians, including Jim McHugh and Kai Riedl. The Master Class, which will take place on Friday evening (Oct. 24) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 300) of the UGA Fine Arts Building, is also free and open to the public.

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7. EXHIBITION: FROM THE COLLECTION - THE AUTHORITY OF THE MEXICAN MURALISTS.

THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2008.

Sponsored by Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Works inspired by the aesthetics and philosophies of Diego Rivera and other Mexican muralists. Lamar Dodd Gallery, Georgia Museum of Art. Contact: http://www.uga.edu/gamuseum/exhibitions/index.html

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8. *CLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE **WITH PRATIBHA
   JENA SINGH OF NEW DELHI, INDIA*

   Sunday, November 2nd
   at the Healing Arts Centre 834 Prince Ave./Athens (706)613.1142
   www.healingartscentre.net

   3-5pm Workshop: Open to all levels of dance experience (including  none!), this workshop will introduce the magic of Odissi Dance;  the hand gestures, rhythmic steps and facial expressions used in this Classical Indian Dance from Orissa, India, known as Odissi Dance. We will see stories enacted from Hindu Mythology and ancient temple    sculptures brought to life! $35 before Nov. 1st/ $40 day of workshop.  Attendance at Workshop includes entry to Performance.

   8pm Performance: The performance will illustrate the highest level of development of Odissi Classical Indian Dance as performed by Pratibha Jena Singh, daughter of the late Guru Surendra Nath Jena.
   $15 before Nov.1st/ $18 at door

   This is Pratibha Jena Singh's debut in America...don't miss what they are raving about in India!

   *Contact:*
   *Melissa Sproul-Singh*
   Ganesh Academy of Indian Arts, (478)457-5482
   www.GaneshAcademy.com

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9. NEED TO MAKE HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS IN ATHENS WHILE YOU ARE STUDYING ABROAD? FACEBOOK GROUP FOR OFF CAMPUS HOUSING: FOR PRE- AND POST-STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS.

Are you studying abroad next Fall or Spring and need someone to rent your apartment? Are you returning from a study abroad program and need a new place to live?

Join the "Housing Pre and Post Study Abroad" Facebook Group at
http://uga.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903&ref=share

   If you are planning to study abroad or returning soon, the group is
   designed to help you work with other students to solve off-campus
   housing issues. Find roommates, lease your apartment, and post your
   want-ads on the discussion board.

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10. SURVEY: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD

Have you recently visited the Offices of Study Abroad? Met with a Study Abroad Advisor or participated in an Options Abroad Session? If so, please follow this link to complete a survey about your experience in our office.
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_eva.html

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FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDYING & WORKING ABROAD…

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11. OPTIONS ABROAD SESSIONS

If you are interested in studying, working, volunteering or interning abroad, we encourage you to attend an Options Abroad Session.

In these 50-minute information sessions, we explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in our study abroad library, the process of transferring credit from an external study abroad program, financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, health and insurance, basic travel information, information on working, volunteering, or interning abroad, and SISA, the study abroad listserv.

The sessions are held three times a week in 303 Bank of America Building, 110 E. Clayton St., during the fall and spring semesters at the following times:
Monday 3:35-4:25 p.m.
Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Thursday 2:00-2:50 p.m.

Please call our office at (706)425-3274 to sign up for a session as there is limited space available.

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12. INFO SESSION: ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAM. 6:00 P.M. OCT. 22, 2008 AT MOORE COLLEGE, ROOM 116.

Erasmus Mundus (EM) is sponsored by the European Union (EU) and provides scholarships for non-EU students pursuing joint-degree master's programs in Europe. The scholarship is funded by the European Union and covers travel, tuition, and living expenses. Applications are due in December 2008 for the Fall 2009 academic year. Erasmus Mundus is a global scheme, providing a distinctly "European" offer in higher education to those beyond EU borders. By supporting the international mobility of scholars and students, Erasmus Mundus prepares its European and non-European participants for life in a global, knowledge-based society.

This info session will be presented by Leasa Weimer, representative and alumna of the Erasmus Mundus promotional team in North America.

For more information, visit the Erasmus Mundus website at:
http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc72_en.htm

Or contact: [log in to unmask]

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13. DEADLINES FOR UGA COSTA RICA PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ON OCT 29, 2008.


Attention- students interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica! Download an application at www.uga.edu/costarica. For more information email [log in to unmask]


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14. DEADLINE FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE IN COSTA RICA APPLICATIONS, NOVEMBER 13.

Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Through Thursday, November 13, 2008. Contact: 706-542-3966, [log in to unmask]

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15. UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: Specific information for scholarships that have upcoming deadlines is listed below. You can also visit our website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm for a more complete listing of additional scholarships that are available (including HOPE, departmental awards, country-specific awards, etc.)

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-- DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst…German Academic Exchange Service) (assorted fellowships and scholarships with upcoming due dates beginning Nov. 1, 2008).
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 55,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.

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-- GRADUATE STUDENTS 2009 INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION (DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5, 2008)

Announcing the 2009 IDRF Competition
Deadline: November 5, 2008 (9:00 p.m. EST)
Apply Online

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports
distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences
conducting dissertation research outside the United States. The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The IDRF is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances
knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research
in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The
program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and
geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional
perspectives.

Eligibility
The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and
social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in doctoral programs in the
United States. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except
on-site dissertation research by the time the fellowship begins or by December
2009, whichever comes first.

Terms of Support
Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation
research. Seventy-five fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded in
2009. The fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the
eighteen months between July 2009 and December 2010.

Apply Online
For more detailed information and to apply, visit the IDRF website:

http://programs.ssrc.org/idrf/

The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in
consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and funding
provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more about it here.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) brings necessary knowledge to
critical social issues. To learn more about us and to support our work, please
visit our website.

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--NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Abroad View, the global education magazine for students, are hosting an essay contest for your chance to become the next Student Diplomat.  Your students are invited to submit a compelling story that articulates how their undergraduate international experience(s) has helped meet the United States' need to understand global situations and compete in the global arena.

The deadline for entries is November 14, 2008 and the winner will be awarded a cash prize of $150 and an STA Travel voucher worth $300.

To learn more, visit http://www.nafsa.org/studentdiplomat

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Graduate Students: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN **GERMANY* *2009-2010*

Applications due January 21, 2009.

UGA Graduate Students have the opportunity to study at several German
universities. At Erlangen, Bamberg and Rostock, the scholarships (some are work-study) cover most living expenses. German universities charge no tuition. The academic year runs from October to late July.

Students should be in good standing in their departments and possess
sufficient German language skills to undertake course work in German.

For further information, go to
http://www.gsstudies.uga.edu/programs/academic-year-exchange.html#year

Please contact Dr. DiBella if you have further questions. She will also send you an application upon request. The application is due *January 21, 2009*.


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16. YOU CAN REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS LISTSERV AT ANY TIME. TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L:
- Visit the Listserv at UGA website at http://listserv.uga.edu/
- Then select: ‘Browse, Subscribe, Post, Search ’
- Type ‘SISA-L’ in the text box and hit ‘go’
- Select ‘Join or Leave the List’
- Type your e-mail in the box and select ‘leave the list’
- You will receive a confirmation automatically.

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Thanks for reading!


Lila R. Grisar
Graduate Assistant, Study Abroad

Office of International Education
University of Georgia
Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor
110 East Clayton Street
Athens, GA  30602

http://www.uga.edu/oie

Study Abroad/Exchange Telephone:  706-425-3274

Study Abroad/Exchange Fax: 706-425-3315

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