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SISA-L  March 2009

SISA-L March 2009



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


Lila R. Grisar


Wed, 4 Mar 2009 00:55:16 -0500





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1. Are you interested in studying abroad this summer? IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!! Many UGA Summer programs have extended their deadlines until they are full. A sampling of programs with spaces available can be found below. Please consult the Study Abroad database or program directors for current deadlines.

2. Please consider TOMORROW’S special event as you explore your study abroad options…

Student Panel: Summer & Maymester Programs
Mar 4(tomorrow): 5p.m.-6:30p.m.
MLC Room 213

Come learn about students’ experiences who have returned from Summer and Maymester study abroad programs.  Students will share their experiences and give advice about preparing for the coursework, packing, culture shock, independent travel in Europe and much more.  The panelists attended programs in Italy, Ghana, Croatia, New Zealand, Spain, and France.

Student Panelists include:

Ashley Johnson
UGA Enology & Viticulture
Cortona, Italy (’08)
Biology and Italian Major

Erin Parks
UGA Summer in Ghana (’08)
Telecommunication Arts and Sociology Major

Catherine Mencher
AIFS (Non-UGA) in Granada Spain (’07)
UGA Maymester Study Abroad in Croatia (’08)
International Affairs and Political Science Major

Katy Riccione
UGA Exchange to Brazil
Summer and Fall 08
Biology and Environmental Engineering Major

Lisa Hess
UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific
New Zealand and Sydney ‘08
Accounting Major and Music Minor

Kathleen Campbell
UGA Exchange to Lyon France Academic Year ’07-08
(Will discuss independent travel in Europe)
French and Religion Major

Other Announcements…

Opportunities to Study Abroad:

1. UGA Costa Rica offers several summer and fall programs.  Admissions are rolling! Check out

2. Studies Abroad in the South Pacific has spots available on their trips to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Programs are open to all students. Credit is available in a wide variety of disciplines. Contact: 706-542-9713, [log in to unmask],

3. Georgia’s European Council still has spaces on its trips to Germany, London, Madrid, and St. Petersburg Russia. The deadline has been extended until 3/20

For the St. Petersburg program: UGA students will have to register for classes at Valdosta State University and interested students will need to talk to Mrs. Kornelia Probst-Mackowiak at the UGA’s Study Abroad Office to make sure that all paperwork is filled out correctly.  Mrs. Kornelia Probst-Mackowiak can be contacted at [log in to unmask]

Here is the list of courses offered in St. Pete with VSU equivalencies. All the course descriptions are available at and most of them are taught by the Russian faculty (in English), which is one of the great features of this program.

ART 1100 - Art Appreciation
COMC 2010 - Communication and Culture
COMW 4950 - Travel Writing and Trip Reviews
ECON 3600  International Economic Relations (UD)
ENGL 3300 Russian Literature (UD)
HIST 1013  Western Civilization: Russian Perspective (LD)
HIST 4950  St. Petersburg in War and Revolution (UD)
HIST 3060 - St. Petersburg and the History of the Romanov Dynasty (UD)
WMST 4600 Women in Russian Society (UD) POLS 4310 Politics of Modern Russia: from Gorbachov to Putin (UD)
RUSS 1001/1002/2001/2002/3001/3002 Russian Language

Questions? Contact Irina McClellan, Co-Director St. Petersburg Summer Program, Center for International Programs, Valdosta State University
Valdosta GA 31698
Ph: (229) 333-7410
Fax: (229) 245-3849

4.  Four- week homestay program in Japan this summer is still taking students until spaces are filled. Contact: David Starling
Flyer webpage -

5. Study Abroad through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Deadlines now thru March.  From Costa Rica to Cortona to Canada, CAES has 14 study abroad programs covering topics such as business, wine evaluation, insects, horticulture and sustainable development!
- Costs:  All programs range from $1,500 to $3,500 in program fees. (Tuition and airfare not included)
- Scholarships: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students may apply for Dean’s Promise International Travel Grant while supplies (funds) last!
- Programs:
•         Armenia: International Business Relations
•         Belgium: International Trade Internship
•         Brazil: Sustainable Natural Resource Management
•         NEW! Canada: The Great Canadian Adventure (contact [log in to unmask] for more info)
•         Costa Rica: Avian Biology Maymester
•         Costa Rica: Insect & Bird Natural History
•          NEW! Costa Rica : International Studies Program
•         Europe:  Semester Exchange in either Italy, Austria or Germany
•         Europe: Garden Tour of Italy, France and Holland
•         NEW! Honduras: Spring Semester at Zamorano University (contact [log in to unmask] for more info)
•         Italy: Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region
•         Mexico: International Agribusiness Marketing and Management
•         New Zealand: Grazing Dairies Internships
•         US Virgin Islands: Agroforestry in the Caribbean
•         Tanzania: International Agribusiness Marketing and Management
For more information, please visit or
contact Carolina Robinson : [log in to unmask]

6. Camp Counselors Russia: There is still time to apply for a fantastic study abroad program....Deadline is March 30th, with extensions possible. This is a true immersion experience that uses service learning to keep the costs lower than most programs.  Think about the fun of being a camp counselor at a Russian summer don't need to speak Russian because you will be teaching English and American culture through games.  Visit to learn more about this great opportunity or email past participant Denny Teason to learn more from the first-hand [log in to unmask]
Earn up to 9 upper division or graduate credit hours in Youth Development...and love what you are doing!
ECHD 4275/6275: Youth Development Field Studies in International Contexts (3-9 credits) You don't need to speak Russian, you just need to open your heart and play.
Contact: Gwynn Powell, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Program Director, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services
345 Ramsey Center, 300 River Road, Athens, GA 30602

706-542-4332 (direct line)
706-542-5064 (main office)
706-542-7917 (fax)

7. Ghana Summer Service-Learning is a practicum encompassing observation, hands-on practice and lectures in nutrition/dietetics and health issues in Ghana. The Summer Service-Learning experience will provide students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the perceptions diverse cultures have about food and nutrition, and their health. Students will also have the experience of observing and working with malnourished children and their mothers at a nutrition rehabilitation clinic.

Program fee : $3,300 (provides students accommodation, two meals per day, ground transportation, supplies, health insurance, entrance fee to museums, wildlife safari and excursions all in Ghana. Students are responsible for their air-ticket to and from Ghana

Tuition: Students will register for 6 hour credits. HOPE will pay tuition for those receiving HOPE. Those not receiving HOPE will pay in-state tuition.

Program Duration: June 19 - July 31, 2009. (6 weeks duration)

Director: Dr. Alex Anderson
Email: [log in to unmask]

Internationally Themed Events:

8. March 5:  Lecture: Dr. Nackerud--Immigration Raids- Social In/Justice flyer)
Sponsored by the College of Education's Dean's Council on Diversity. Dr. Nakcerud's work examines the belief that the 'immigration raids' being conducted across the country by the Department of Homeland Security over the last two years represent a social injustice promulgated by the US federal government. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Through Tuesday, May 5, 2009. G23 Aderhold Hall. Contact: [log in to unmask]   (see attached flyer)

9. International Coffee Hour, Friday, March 6--11:30-1:30
Sponsored by International Student Life
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Enjoy a cultural experience and interact with other members from the UGA community over international cuisine and beverages. Contact: 706-542-5867, [log in to unmask]

10. UGA Global Educational Forum scheduled for March 25 and 26.  The Forum provides a great opportunity for students to share the papers and research work in form of a poster.  It's a great way to build your CV. Deadline for submission of abstracts in March 15, 2009.

11. Mamadou Badiane (University of Missouri) will give a lecture on "Negrismo and Négritude: Two Poetics of Cultural Identity in the Caribbean" on Monday, March 16 at 3:35 pm in 302 Moore College.

Mamadou Badiane (Ph.D. University of Iowa, 2006)  is Assistant Professor at the Department of Romance Languages and the Institute of Afro-Romance Languages at the University of Missouri. Dr. Badiane’s research and teaching deal with the representation of Afro-Caribbean people and culture in literature at the beginning of the twentieth century, addressing the redefinition of national identities in the Caribbean and its connection to the movements of decolonization in Africa. He draws on materials in both Spanish and French in order to explore the differences and resemblances between the two literary movements. He is also interested in the ever changing nature of Afro-Caribbean cultures through Negrismo, Négritude, Antillanité, and Créolité.

Scholarship section:

13. 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.)


- 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

March 15th: Deadline for DEANS Award for International Study (graduate students only)

Because UGA graduate assistants do not pay tuition for coursework (other than a $25 matriculation fee) and because UGA study abroad programs are often dependent on the tuition revenue generated by the credit hours in order to have the budget “make,” in the past, UGA study abroad programs often simply could not accept students on assistantship.  This award provides funds to the program in place of tuition, thereby allowing more study abroad programs to accept graduate assistants and more UGA graduate students to study abroad.

As a result, selected students do not receive any funds directly, and the award does not apply to non-UGA programs.

Amount of award: An amount equal to either 3 or 6 hours’ tuition, depending on the number of hours for which the student will enroll.

--ISL International Student Scholarship (nomination due March 20) International Student Life is part of the Department of Intercultural  Affairs (ICA) within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia.

ICA is characterized by the following:
Advocacy - Intercultural Education - Critical Thinking
Leadership Development - Academic Excellence

The purpose of the Fund is to give an annual award to an international student in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership and service in the field of international education. Recipients should be undergraduate or graduate international students at the University of Georgia. The international student recipient will receive a certificate and an award of not less than $500. Information concerning the selection committee for this award is available upon request by contacting International Student Life.

Call for applications for the 2009 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship! Deadline: March 31. For the third consecutive year, ThinkSwiss will support 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study, who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The awardees will receive a* monthly stipend of CHF 1,000* (approx. $830) for a period of up to three months.

The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program takes place within the scope of the ThinkSwiss program. “ThinkSwiss – Brainstorm the future” is a U.S.-wide program on Education, Research and Innovation. It focuses on the exchange of expertise and know–how in academia and the business community in both Switzerland and the USA.  (

This program is under the auspices of Presence Switzerland (PRS), the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Please find attached the call for applications. Additional information about the 2009 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship can be found on  *The deadline for applications is March 31, 2009.*

More information about higher education in Switzerland can be found on

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

*Dora Fitzli, Ph.D.*
Counselor for Science and Technology
Head of the Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 USA
Phone:   +1 (202) 745 7954
Fax:  +1 (202) 332 0574
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*Important notice: Switzerland has joined the Schengen visa scheme on December 12, 2008. Therefore all foreign nationals residing in the USA who require a Schengen visa will from that date onwards also require a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland. For information on obtaining a visa please visit:

*how swiss are you?*

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) wants to inform that IED grants thirty three year courses international scholarships for the academic year 2009-2010 in Rome, Milan, Turin, Barcelona, and Madrid.
The deadline for submitting projects is April 1, 2009.
On this occasion, IED international network opened daily showcase for young creatives who will compete to win IED scholarship.
The competition is open to young international students. IED rewards the creative talents of young people aged between 18 and 26 years with a free tution for a course of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication.
“My country” is the theme of this competition and there are four design ideas to be developed, one for each school.

For more information about the competition, you will find the press release attached.
Please, inform us for any future publication.
International press office
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Istituto Europeo di Design
The Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships to
American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan
that begin in Fall 2009. Due April 6. 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.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends ranging
from $2,500 to $4,000, depending on the length of their study program
in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S.
corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation.
Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded 875
scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 17
students received scholarships for the Spring 2009 semester.

The deadline for applications is April 6, 2009. Applicants will be
notified of the results by May 30. Selection will be based on
academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are
administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese.

In addition, Morgan Stanley will award two $7,500 scholarships to
undergraduate students who will be studying abroad in Japan during
the 2009-2010 academic year and who have an interest in economics and
international finance. Applicants must submit an essay on one of
several designated public-policy topics together with an application
for the Bridging Scholarship program.

Fall 2009 programs are those beginning between August and October
2009 and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program
participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) Students
planning to study abroad in Japan beginning after January 1, 2010,
should apply in October 2009 for the Spring 2010 scholarships.

Information on the Bridging and Morgan Stanley scholarships and
downloadable application forms are available at ATJ's Web site: Printed
application brochures are also available.

Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Japan Bridging
The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
For study in Japan beginning in Spring 2009, applications closed on October 6, 2008. Applications will next be accepted from students who will be studying in Japan beginning in Fall 2009, for a semester or an academic year. The deadline for receipt of applications will be April 6, 2009.
UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

Deadlines: SPRING -- Oct. 3, 2008; FALL -- April 17, 2009
UGA Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 2.5 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Must commit to 10 hours volunteer service upon return. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

Deadlines: SPRING -- Oct 20, 2008; FALL -- April 17, 2009
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