OIE Open through December 22

The OIE will continue to remain open until December 22, if you would like
to do some research before heading home for the holidays. We will reopen
after the holidays on January 2.  We wish you all Happy Holidays and bon
voyage if you will be leaving for your study abroad program this spring.
Please drop us an e-mail and let us know if you will be using a different
e-mail address while abroad. Also, if you haven't yet turned in your Credit
Approval Form, remember that it should be turned in at least 15 days before
your date of departure in order to receive your financial aid or HOPE
scholarship on time.


Scholarships for Study Abroad

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Applications for National Security Education Program (NSEP) undergraduate
scholarships are currently available for study abroad in summer 2001, fall
2001 and/or spring 2002.  Scholarships are available to US citizens
enrolled at two and four year colleges or universities who wish to study
abroad in critical world areas in Africa, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe,
Latin and South America and the Middle East (scholarships are not available
for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and
fields of study and application procedures can be found at:
<>. For applications please contact the NSEP at
1-800-618-NSEP or [log in to unmask] UGA applicants must apply through the
Scholarship Coordinator in the OIE. Please contact Julie Escobedo
([log in to unmask], 542-7903) for more information. UGA campus deadline:
December 15, 2000 (extensions may be possible).

IIE Freeman-Asia Program

The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia offer qualified undergraduate U.S.
citizens or permanent residents the financial support to travel and learn
in countries in East and Southeast Asia for up to one academic year. The
Freeman-Asia grants will range between $3,000 to $7,000 depending on the
length of stay. Criteria: financial need, priority to students with no
previous experience in Asia. Applications are available from
<> and are due to IIE by March 1, 2001
(for Summer 2001). All applications must be submitted to the Scholarship
Coordinator in the OIE (Julie Escobedo, [log in to unmask], 542-7903) at
least 10 days before the IIE deadline.  Questions about Freeman-ASIA can be
sent to <[log in to unmask]>.

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies awards up to twenty five
full and partial scholarships in any academic year for the Graduate Diploma
in Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. The scholarship may include
tuition and accommodation, with a value of up to 12,500 pounds. Graduates
of any discipline and nationality with a Bachelor's degree are invited to
apply for this one-year program. Awards are made on the basis of academic
merit and financial need.  Closing dates for applications is on August 31
for programs starting in October of the same year.  An application form and
information pack is available by contacting the Student Registrar at
<[log in to unmask]> or through the website:

Cambridge Gates Scholarship

The Cambridge Gates Scholarship is offered for graduate study at Cambridge
University. Applications for the 2001/2002 academic year are due February
28, 2001.  The scholarships cover University and College fees, a
maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student, a contribution
towards return airfare, other discretionary allowances and a contribution
to Colleges for a mentoring program. For more information, please see:


Job Opportunities in International Education

For the full announcement about any of these positions, please reply and
specify which position.

Mobility International USA
Position 1: International Exchange Program Coordinator
Position 2: Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator
Eugene, OR

Global Service Corps
Position 1: Kenya Program Intern
Position 2: Office Assistant/Special Projects Intern
San Francisco, CA

Centers for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA)
Manager of Program Development
Irvine, CA


International Internships and Teaching

Global Service Corps, beginning in spring semester 2001 will be offering
internships for academic credit in Costa Rica, Kenya and Thailand. Projects
include work in regional environmental organizations, with private reserves
or national parks, with local NGO's, teaching English, assisting on health
related projects, teaching in public schools, work with HIV/AIDS awareness
education, Bio-Intensive household gardening projects, or work in
monasteries, nunneries, or community health centers. For more information,
please see: <>.

World Teach is now offering the opportunity to participate in a summer
teaching program in Namibia, Costa Rica, Ecuador or China. Participants do
not need experience teaching. All eight week summer programs cost $3,990.
For more information, please see: <> or pick up a
brochure in the Study Abroad Library in 209 Barrow Hall.


Volunteers Needed

The Office of International Student Life, in 210 Memorial Hall, is looking
for volunteers for the International Street Festival to be held April 14th
2001.  They are in the planning stage and your participation would be
greatly appreciated.  They need help with advertising, fundraising,
performances, scheduling, and coordination! Contact the ISL office at
542-5867 if you are interested. (Please do not reply to this e-mail for
more information, this is a separate office from the OIE).


Work-Study Fellowship Program in Germany

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a fully
funded opportunity to study and work in Germany for one year. No knowledge
of Germany is necessary. One year program runs from July to July.
Application deadline each year is Dec. 1. CDS International also offers
placement services for internships in Germany and Singapore and work
authorization services in Germany, Singapore and Switzerland. For more
information, please see: <> or visit the Study Abroad
Library in 209 Barrow Hall.


Student Quotes

-From a student in Higashimatsuyama, Japan

I had the opportunity to go on a trip/tour the host university sponsored
for its foreign students. We visited a famous garden in Kanazawa, tradition
sites (including the Myojoji Temple), and the seashore. On the trip, I had
my first stay at a traditional style Japanese hotel. We also went to a
cultural theme park and watched some exciting ninja sword fighting.

Office of International Education
University of Georgia
201 Barrow Hall
Athens, GA  30602-2407
Phone: (706) 542-7903
Fax: (706) 542-6622
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