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SISA-L  March 2009

SISA-L March 2009


Students Interested in Study Abroad--Weekly Announcements


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


Lila R. Grisar


Wed, 25 Mar 2009 02:21:00 -0400





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Here are this week’s announcements for Students Interested in Study Abroad.

First, TWO SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS from UGA’s Office of Study Abroad…

- UGA’s Office of Study Abroad is now offering Walk-In Advising in Memorial Hall (Room 233) two days a week: Thursday morning, 8:30-12 & Friday afternoon, 1:00-5:00.

- Check out our new Facebook for University of Georgia Study Abroad

And remember, if you are interested in studying abroad this summer, it’s NOT TOO LATE to find a spot on a UGA program!!!! Many UGA and external summer programs have extended their deadlines until April 1 or 15, or until they are full. For details, check program websites or consult UGA’s Study Abroad database:


In this week’s Issue:

1. A Sampling of Opportunities to Study Abroad Summer 2009
2. Summer Internship, Deadline March 25
3. Film: Sholay, in celebration of UGA’s India week, March 25
4. Theater Performance: House of Bernarda Alba, March 25-29
5. UGA Global Education Forum, March 25-26
6. Documentary: “The Rescue”, March 25th, war in Africa
7. Coffee Hour, March 27
8. Book discussion, Slumdog, hosted by Asha for Education, March 27.
9. Carnaval celebration! March 27,  2009, Brazilian Student Assoc.
10. Mela Fair, sponsored by Asha for Education, March 28
11. “The Jeepney Diaries: Culture Show by Filipino American Student Association. March 28
12. Indian Dance Lessons, ASHA, March 30
13. Indian Game Day, ASHA, March 31.
14. India Fair, ASHA —Tate plaza, April 1.
15. India Conference: ‘Interconnected Future-India & Georgia.’ April 2-3
16. Study Abroad Scholarship Section
17. Unsubscribe from SISA-L
18. Been to the Study Abroad Office Lately? A link to our survey link is here…

1. A Sampling of Opportunities to Study Abroad, Summer 2009:

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

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

Info Session: learn how to earn UGA credit while traveling in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand or the United Kingdom this summer. March 25th, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 268 Miller Learning Center. Contact: 706-542-9713, [log in to unmask]

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

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
•         Costa Rica: Avian Biology Maymester
•         Costa Rica: Insect & Bird Natural History
•         NEW! Costa Rica: International Studies Program
•         Europe:  Semester Exchange in Italy, Austria or Germany
•         Europe: Garden Tour of Italy, France and Holland
•         NEW! Honduras: Spring Semester at Zamorano University
•         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]

Camp Counselors Russia: There is still time to apply for a fantastic UGA study abroad program....Deadline: March 30th, with extensions possible. 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. 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)
For more info: Visit, or email past participant Denny Teason [log in to unmask], or 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, 706-542-4332

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 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
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2. 2009 Summer internship position available through the Ralph Bunche Society. This is a domestic internship but with a strong international focus.

Deadline for submitting applications: March 25, 2009

Available to any rising college sophomores or older who would like to pursue a summer internship experience at the Phelps Stokes Fund.  Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be mature, highly-organized, detail-oriented; able to juggle and prioritize multiple, shifting priorities; possess strong writing skills; and be flexible and self-motivated.

Internship experience: May 18-August 10, 2009 (12 weeks); 10 hours per week
Stipend: $5,000

Position Summary
Currently, we have RBS chapters on three campuses nationwide.  Approximately 10-15 RBS chapters are in the pipeline at universities in the U.S. and abroad.  The intern will be an integral part of planning and implementing this expansion.  Specifically, the intern will provide a wide range of program and administrative support for the Director, Senior Fellows developing the Ralph Bunche Societies, and the leadership of the Phelps Stokes Fund.

For More Information:
Bethany S. Dickerson
Director, Ralph Bunche Societies
Phelps Stokes Fund
1400 Eye Street, NW/Suite 750
Washington, DC  20005
202-371-9544 ext. 237
202-371-9522 (fax)
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3. Film: Sholay. Sponsored by Asha for Education and Indian Student Association. Part of Asha-UGA's India Week. Asha is an organization dedicated to providing education for the underprivileged in India. 6:00 p.m. 248 Miller Learning Center. Contact: [log in to unmask]

4. Performance: House of Bernarda Alba. March 25-29. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Film Studies. A look at the repression of women in rural Spain on the eve of fascism, by playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. More information and show times at University Chapel.

5. 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.

"The Rescue" Documentary Showing/And guest speakers
Miller Learning Center (SLC), Rm. 101
Sponsored by Invisible Children United

Representatives from Invisible Children Untied will be coming to UGA to show a short documentary titled "The Rescue." "The Rescue" documents the longest running war in Africa that has been fueled by the abduction of children and the destruction of villages. The representatives will be present to give information, answer questions, and provide tangible ways for students to get involved in ending the conflict. This is a BLUE CARD event.

7. March 27                 Coffee Hour. Sponsored by International Student Life and the Division of Academic Enhancement. Hosted by the Chinese Student Union and the Association of Chinese Professionals. Enjoy a cultural experience and interact with other members from the UGA community over international cuisine and beverages. 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact 706-542-5867, [log in to unmask]

8. March 27                 Book Discussion. Sponsored by Asha for Education and Friends of India Book Club. Discuss the book that the film Slumdog Millionaire was based on. Part of Asha for Education's India Week. Asha is an organization dedicated to providing education for the underprivileged in India. 6:30 P.M. Adinkra Hall, Memorial Hall. Contact: [log in to unmask]

9. March 27                 Carnaval! Sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association and the Hispanic Student Association. Come in costume, as there will be a contest. Free mask for the first 100 people! $5 student with ID, $7 non-student. 9:00 P.M. The Library, 420 East Clayton Street. Contact:,

10. March 28                 Mela Fair. Sponsored by Asha for Education and the Indian Association of Greater Athens. A day of Indian cultural activities. Part of Asha for Education's India Week. Asha is an organization dedicated to providing education for the underprivileged in India. 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Bishop Park. Contact: [log in to unmask]

"The Jeepney Diaries: Culture Show by FASA"
Filipino American Student Association Ethnic Night
6:00pm doors open, 7:00pm show starts
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Tickets (includes dinner and the show) are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students.

Don't miss FASA's annual culture show this coming Saturday! Experience Filipino culture, cuisine, and more! Tickets are on sale NOW at the Tate Student Center cashier window or can be purchased at the event. Please buy tickets in advance in case they sell out! All ticket prices include dinner and the show which will feature, performances, skits, and more.

12. March 30                   Indian Dance Lessons. Sponsored by Asha for Education, Champa and Chameli, Asura, and Bulldawg da Raaj. Folk, Bollywood, and Bhangra will be taught. A different style will be taught every hour from 5:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M. Part of Asha for Education's India Week. Asha is an organization dedicated to providing education for the underprivileged in India. 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Tate Center Dance Rehearsal Room 3. Contact: [log in to unmask]

13. March 31                   Indian Game Day. Sponsored by Asha for Education. Play outdoor games such as Kho-Kho as well as indoor games. Part of Asha for Education's India Week. Asha is an organization dedicated to providing education for the underprivileged in India. 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Myers Quad and Myers Programming Room. Contact: [log in to unmask]

14.  April 1: India fair—Tate Plaza, 10:00-2:00 pm

15. India Conference--“Interconnected Future: India and Georgia”
April 2-3, 2009, at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, UGA.

Sponsored by International Public Service and Outreach (IPSO)

Participants engage in sessions describing a population of new Georgians who have an economic, social, and cultural impact on our state.

- Thurs, April 2nd, 6:00 pm, Paul D. Coverdell Center. Lecture: “India and Public Health.,” Dr. Meera Narasimhan, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

- Friday, April 3rd, 9:30 am: “Strategic Dimensions of US-India Engagement,” Mr. Jawed Ashraf, Political Counsellor at the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC.

- Friday, April 3rd, 12:30 pm: Keynote Luncheon Address--“Understanding Indian Higher Education and Implications for America,” Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, University of West Georgia.

Registration materials are available on the conference website at

Contact IPSO for more information: International Public Service &
Outreach, University of Georgia, 1224 S Lumpkin Street, Cobb House
Athens, Georgia 30602-1656, 706-542-6654 (office)

15.  Study Abroad 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.)

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  * 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
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Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) grants thirty-three year courses of 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 tuition 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: Istituto Europeo di Design

STARS (Students Abroad with Regents Support) WORK STIPEND $500.
Deadlines: April 3—for Summer 09 Work Period. STARS is in support of UGA students participating in a UGA or external study abroad or exchange program. Requires employment in the Office of International Education over the course of a semester. The typical semester award is for 50 hours. STARS Work Stipend Funds are provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents with matching funds from the UGA Foundation.

STARS Work Stipend application components:
- Essay
- Resume
- List/Contact Info for 3 references
- Financial Aid Award Letter (OASIS Printout)
- STARS Work Commitment Worksheet

The ATJ 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.

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.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards of up to $8,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX.
Now accepting applications for study abroad programs beginning in Fall 2009.
April 7:  Student Deadline for submission of online application.
April 10: Postmark Deadline for official, university undergraduate transcript/s. All applicants must submit three copies of their official transcript from the institution where they are currently enrolled and their most recently attended transfer institution, if applicable.
April 14: Advisor Deadline for submission of online Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor section

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: 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: FALL -- April 17, 2009

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Have a great week and all the best everyone!!!!

Lila Grisar
Graduate Assistant
Office of Study Abroad
University of Georgia

**Thank you for visiting the Study Abroad Office- We would enjoy
feedback from you since your recent visit to our office.
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