This week's announcements from ISL - Improving Student Life.

International Student Life and related events
3. Thanksgiving with An American Family
4. Hiking Trip to North Georgia
5. Ghoul's Gala
6. Tales By Moonlight
7. Around the World In Tatey Days
8. International Street Festival
9. Diwali Night

Office of International Education events
1. Study Abroad Fair

Other University Events
1. Shiri
2. A Closer Look At Taiwan
3. Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Latin American festival

International Student Life events
1. Due to fall break, there will be NO COFFEE HOUR THIS FRIDAY, November
27th.  Coffee hour will resume on Friday, October 3rd.  NO classes will
be held on Thursday and Friday of this week.

2. The ISL Office in conjunction with the BSU is hosting a FREE
Thanksgiving dinner for UGA international students, ALP students, and
their families, on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:15 PM at the Baptist
Student Union on Lumpkin Street.  Contact the ISL office at 542-5867 to
reserve your space.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, November 7th.

3. We have families in the Athens community that are willing and anxious
to share their Thanksgiving dinner with an international student, and
have graciously invited you into their homes to share the spirit of this
holiday with you. Thanksgiving break is from Nov. 22-26. A space at
their table is waiting for you. If you are interested in learning more
about this American holiday, and its meaning, we welcome you to learn
first-hand with an American family.  Contact the ISL office at 542-5867
to sign up. Space is limited.!!!

4. Thanks to all of those who attended the hiking trip on Saturday,
October 21st!  About 24 students attended a hiking trip, sponsored by
ISL, to the North Georgia Mountains.  Students went hiking on High
Shoals Trails and saw the beautiful fall leaves and trees, as well as
high waterfalls.  After a picnic lunch, it was off to Octoberfest in
Helen, where students had the opportunity to see "Germany in Georgia."
Thank you to Atin Tomar and Jennifer Bryant for planning the trip!  We
hope to do another hiking trip event in the future!

5. The African Student Union proudly presents "Tales by Moonlight",
Tuesday, October 24th, 2000, at the reception hall in the Tate Student
Center at 7:00 p.m.  There will be lots of dancing, singing,
storytelling, and poetry reading. If you you are interested in
performing at this wonderful event, please feel free to contact Odufa @
316-3624 or Mfon @ 357-0073.

6. UGA UNICEF presents "Ghoul's Gala" A UNICEF benefit for child
immunization.  Tuesday, October 24th, 8 pm -12 am Memorial Ball
Ballroom, Haunted House, Costume Contest, DJ & Dancing, Bash the piņata,
Bobbing for Apples, free refreshments.  Contact [log in to unmask] for more

7. The ISL office is sponsoring Around the World in Tatey Days, November
15th in the Tate Center Plaza from 11am - 4:00 pm. Call ISL to host a
table or volunteer to help.  Keep looking in this column for more

8. We are gearing up for the Third Annual International Street Festival
which will be held April 14, 2001. Your help is needed!  The ISL Office
is looking for volunteers to serve on committees. We need energetic
volunteers to help with advertising, and fundraising, performances,
scheduling, and overall coordination of the Festival.  Contact Saehee
Chang at 542-5867 if you are interested in volunteering.

9. The Indian Student Association is sponsoring Diwali Night at
Flinchum's Pheonix, November 4th, 7:00 p.m

Office of International Education events

1. On Tuesday, October 24, 2000, from 10:00 am until 3:00 p.m. the OIE
will sponsor the 16th Annual UGA Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair in
the Georgia Hall of the Tate Center. Representatives from over 80 study,
work, and travel abroad organizations from around the globe will be
there to hand out information and answer questions. The cost is free.
For more information contact Deborah Andersen at 542-7903.

Other University Events
1. Shiri (1999, 124 minutes, Korean with English subtitles). This box
office hit, the biggest ever made in Korea, focuses on the half-century
of armed conflict between the two Koreas and the lst remnants fo the
Cold War era.  Georgia Museum of Art, October 25, 7:30 p.m. Admission

2. On Wednesday, October 25, 2000 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM, in Room 137,
Student Center.  The Center for Asian Studies at UGA will sponsor A
CLOSER LOOK at TAIWAN, an insightful introduction to Taiwan by featured
speaker Director General Andrew Kao.  Mr. Kao, a native of Taipei,
Taiwan, is Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
in Atlanta; the office serves as the Republic of China on Taiwan's de
facto consulate general in Southeastern United States. Taiwan has long
been held as a model of economic  evelopment and eaceful democratization
in East Asia.  Since 1971, however, Taiwan has been unjustly ostracized
from most inter-governmental organizations.  Mr. Kao will address how a
small island with scant resources has managed toachieve economic
prosperity and  full-fledged democracy, Taiwan's relations with Mainland
China and the United States, as well as Taiwan's role in the
international arena.

3. Join the Museum of Art for their fourth annual celebration of Dia de
los Muertos, a traditional Latin American festival.  Participants can
dress up in their Halloween costumes, enjoy folk music and dance by the
Atlanta-based Grupo Cultura, and make traditional Mexican crafts.
Mexican-inspired refreshments will be served. Oct. 28th 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Other Events
Meeting of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
Regional Workshop Room 210F (Student Lounge) of the ISL office.
Thursday, November 2, 2000, 6:00 p.m. and the first Thursday of each
month.  For more information contact Swagata "Ban" Banerjee (706)
583-8519 [log in to unmask], or check out the website

International Student Life
Department of Student Activities
210 Memorial Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3108
Email: [log in to unmask]
Coordinator, Saehee Chang
International Activities Advisor, Leigh Poole
Administrative Secretary, Jackie Minus
Graduate Student Assistant, Jean Shim