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SISA-L  January 2009

SISA-L January 2009


Students Interested in Study Abroad--Weekly Announcements


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


Lila R. Grisar


Wed, 21 Jan 2009 01:22:38 -0500





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Hello everyone--

Below are this week’s announcements for Students Interested In Study Abroad.

There are several study abroad programs offered through UGA that have upcoming deadlines. Only a few are listed here. This is a good time to make choices about Summer and/or Fall study abroad, so spend some time looking through UGA’s Office of Study Abroad program database ( and consider a visit to our office for an Options Abroad Information session.

As always, instructions for removing yourself from this list-serv can be found at the bottom of this message.


1. Evaluation for recently returned Study Abroad Participants
2.Campus Coffee Hour this week—Friday, January 23, 2009
3. Costa Rica info sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
4. UGA Croatia: Program App deadlines and Info Sessions
5 Republic Day of India, JANUARY 26TH
6. Upcoming events in the APERO Africana Brown Bag Lecture series
7. Upcoming deadline for UGA Exchange Programs: Feb 1, 2009.
8. Upcoming deadline (Feb 15th) for Study Abroad Virgin Islands, May 13-27 2009. Agroforestry in the Caribbean.
9. SUSTAINED  dialogue @ UGA founding, Jan 23. Leadership opportunities in diversity communication projects on campus.
10. UGAlly Training
11. Ongoing: Facebook group for Athens housing arrangements among study abroad participants.
12. Scholarship section: Upcoming Deadlines for Select Study Abroad Scholarships
13. Instructions for Unsubscribing from SISA-L

1. Evaluation for recently returned study abroad participants to share their feedback! Please visit:

2.  Campus Coffee Hour this week—Friday, January 23, 2009
International Student Life—Weekly Campus Coffee Hour.

Come join in activities and food from around the world! Free and open to everyone!
Coffee Hour
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Different sponsor every week!

3. Costa Rica Info Sessions:

Attention- students interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica! UGA Costa Rica is holding weekly information sessions that will provide details about all of the Maymester and Summer, 2009 programs. Please join us either on Tuesdays, from 4:00-5:00 pm, or on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Costa Rica office, which is downtown in the Bank of America building on Clayton St., 3rd floor. Deadline to apply for all programs is March 3. Download an application at For more information email [log in to unmask]

4. UGA Study Abroad in Croatia—Spaces Available!

The 2009 Croatia Maymester Study Abroad program still has spaces available. The program runs from May 10-June 3 and costs $2400 (plus tuition and airfare). Application deadline is January 30. For more information, visit the program website ( or contact Dr. James Reap, Program Director ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

"Republic Day of India"
Tate Student Center Plaza
Sponsored by the Indian Student Association

6. Below are two upcoming events in the spring '09 Apero Africana brown bag lecture series.  Be part of a good turnout in anticipation of African American History Month!

All events are on Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 P.M. in the African American Cultural Center, Memorial Hall, 4th floor (Adinkra Hall).

January 21:  Dr. Akinloye Ojo, African Studies.  Series Kickoff.

February 4:  Dr. Karim Traore, African Studies:  "Aesthetics of African Film."

More events in this series have already been posted and can be viewed on the UGA master calendar.


The Office of International Education will be accepting student applications on February 1 for Fall 2008 and Full Year 2009-2010 UGA Echange Programs in Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France,
Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Trinidad & Tobago,and the United Kingdom (England & Wales).

Exchange Programs offer the unique opportunity to directly enroll in classes with students from the host university, plus several host universities may also offer language and culture programs.  Students abroad on UGA Exchange
Programs pay in-state tuition and fees to UGA, housing fees to their host university, plus pay transportation costs to the exchange program destination.  Students are eligible to keep HOPE and other UGA financial aid benefits while studying abroad through an exchange program.

--Application Deadline:  February 1, 2009 for Fall 2009 and Full Year 2009-2010 programs

--For Additional Information: Consult the UGA Programs List on-line at


--Contact: Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, E-mail [log in to unmask]

--TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT:  Call the OIE Reception Desk at 706-425-3274

8. Study Abroad Virgin Islands, May 13-27 2009.  ANTH, CRSS, ECOL, FORS 4760 (3hrs)  Agroforestry in the Caribbean.  Applications available online:  February 15 application deadline.

9. Sustained Dialogue @ UGA founding:
January 23, 2009
MSP in Memorial Hall
Sustained Dialogue Campus Network

Sustained Dialogue @ UGA needs student leaders, group moderators, and group participants to help establish and run the pilot program beginning this spring on Jan 23rd. Group discussions will be ongoing throughout the semester and cover a range of social issues as they pertain to the student body, including but not limited to issues pertaining to race, religion, and sexual orientation. For more information contact Morgan Fleming at [log in to unmask] Event Contact:  Morgan Fleming at [log in to unmask]

10. UGAlly Training!

Student leaders needed to help establish UGAlly, a new program designed to help break down communication barriers in the UGA campus by training students, faculty and staff in how to help others to better understand,learn about, and interact in our diverse campus community. Interested
persons please contact Morgan Fleming at [log in to unmask]

11. Facebook Group for students who need Athens housing arrangements that will fit with their study abroad plans.

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

 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.

12. Scholarship section: Upcoming Deadlines for Select Study Abroad Scholarships can be found listed here:

You can also visit our website at for a more complete listing of additional scholarships that are available (including HOPE, departmental awards, country-specific awards, etc.)


--DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst…German Academic Exchange Service) (assorted fellowships and scholarships with rolling due dates.

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.


The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for graduate students.  Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren
Fellowships are now available on
<> – our newly designed website.

The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 29.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the IIE Boren Fellowships staff at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 1-800-618-NSEP.


Overseas and EU (non UK) residents are eligible 3-years maintenance and full fees (overseas/EU rate) PhD For a PhD project in any Irish-studies related discipline
Preference may be given to research projects relating to the three interdisciplinary research strands of the initiative, although other high-quality Irish history-related projects will also be considered. The research strands are:

(i) Ireland's Other Capital - Belfast : History, Representation, Reimagining
(ii) Political Conflict, Violence and Human Rights in Ireland
(iii) Irishness in its Wider Setting : European and Global Perspectives

Closing date: 23 January 2009

Applicants should submit an application for admission to Queen's University using the University's online application system at

They should indicate on this application form their wish to be considered for this competition, and should also inform the relevant Postgraduate Co-ordinator that they are doing so.

Further details available from Elaine McKay, Irish Studies Initiative [log in to unmask]
Irish Studies Website


For programs with an int’l business focus or social entrepreneurship service programs. US citizens only can apply.

The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation that works to advance the educational experiences by providing scholarships of deserving students. The Foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad and social entrepreneurship service programs. The online app for sum/fall 09 study abroad programs will be available Jan 1.
Twice a year deadline in Jan/Feb and Aug/Sept
January 1: Students may begin to submit applications
February 10: Applications must be submitted using the John T. Petters Foundation web site
March 20: Finalists are chosen
April 10: Recipients are chosen
April/May: Funds are distributed


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

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*.


The School of History and Anthropology and the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast are delighted to announce funding competitions for Masters (MA) and Research (PhD) candidates applying for entry in September 2009. Funding is available for both EU and overseas applicants. We hope this information can be circulated as widely as possible to allow students the opportunity to apply for funding for our programmes.

Full details including application procedures and funding deadlines can be found on our website at:

Details of postgraduate programmes available in the School can be found at the following webpages:

History Programmes at:
Anthropology and Ethnomusicology Programmes at:
Irish Studies Programmes at:
Cognition and Culture Programmes:

If you have any queries about these funding competitions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Catherine Boone
School of History and Anthropology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3325
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9097 3440
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<blocked::mailto:[log in to unmask]>
School website:<>


The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities. To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954. As of May 1, 2005, there were 9,891 foreign students studying in Japan as Japanese government scholarship students.

The instructions that follow are ONLY for U.S. citizens residing in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, wishing to apply for Consulate recommendation. Email [log in to unmask] or call 404-926-3020 with questions.

-- Zeta Phi Beta Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

For full academic year programs only. Once a year deadline in February.

--* PHI KAPPA PHI   For undergraduates only for study abroad or internship programs. Must have earned between 56 and 90 hours of credit at the time of application. Minimum GPA 3.5.
Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Due: February 11, 2009

- UNO Innsbruck Summer School Application:
Program in Innsbruck, Austria only. Undergraduates only. Service requirement while abroad.

Deadline: March 3, 2009.

- * IEW (International Education Week) Study Abroad Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA. Once a year deadline in Spring.

Deadline: March 6, 2009
-- Katherine Murphy Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA. Once a year deadline in Spring.

Deadline: March 6, 2009

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