New General Study Abroad Scholarship

The U.S. government is starting a new need-based scholarship program called
the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. It will begin to
be offered for programs in the 2001/2002 academic year. At this point, the
government has not yet selected an organization to administer the
scholarship. However, the following guidelines for student eligibility have
been established:
Student applicants must:
1) Be in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United
2) Have been accepted for up to one academic year of study on a program of
study abroad approved for credit by the student's home institution;
3) Be receiving any need-based student assistance under title IV of the
Higher Education Act of 1965; and
4) Be a citizen or national of the United States.
Scholarships will be for up to $5,000. As we receive additional information
on this scholarship, we will share it with you.


Campus Program Representative Visits

Martin Hogan from CIEE <> will be on campus on
Tuesday, January 30th starting at 1 p.m. to meet with students interested
in learning more about CIEE's International Study Programs. CIEE has
programs in Australia, new Zealand, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia,
Europe, and Africa. The session will be held in 143 Tate Student Center.
CIEE will be waiving their application fee and holding a raffle for two
round-trip tickets for summer program participants who apply by March 1.

Faculty representatives from the European Council of the University System
of Georgia will be on campus on Wednesday, January 24th from 1-3 p.m. to
share information about their summer study abroad programs to London and
Paris. Plan to meet in 144 Tate Student Center to get the information you
need about these European Council Programs.

Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis from Augusta State University will be on campus on
Tuesday, January 23 from 11-2 p.m. in 143 Tate Student Center. Please drop
by to learn more about the Summer Study Abroad Program in Thessaloniki,

Dr. Jana Sandarg from Augusta State University will be on campus on
Wednesday, January 24 from 3-4 p.m. in 143 Tate Student Center. Please come
by to learn more about the Salamanca Study Abroad Program in Spain.


UGA Summer Orientation Leaders Needed

UGA is now accepting applications for Summer 2001 Orientation Leaders.
Applications are available at the Tate Student Center Information Desk, in
the Admissions Office, 212 Terrell Hall, and on the web at
The application deadline is Friday, January 26. Please see the web site for
more information.


Volunteers Needed for International Student Tax Preparation Assistance

Tax season is fast approaching and the Office of International Student Life
needs volunteers needed to help with international students. Free training
provided.  Sign up by contacting the ISL office at 542-5867.


Graduate Student Fellowships

Professional Development Fellowships, funded by the Department of State,
are designed for graduate students in the final phases of their training
and for young professionals in policy-relevant fields in the first years of
their careers to carry out 3-7 months of research in Eastern Europe,
Russia, and the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.  The
programís objective is
to develop expertise in fields that will contribute to our knowledge of the
social, economic, and political transitions taking place in the region.
The competition is open to proposals in a variety of fields of study that
contribute to that mission. For further information, and to request an
application, contact: [log in to unmask], (212) 984-5565,


Job/Internship Opportunities in International Education

Global Service Corps
San Francisco, CA
1. Kenya Program Intern
2.Web/Marketing/Business Adm. Intern
3. Office Assistant/Special Projects Intern

ISEP (International Student Exchange Program)
Washington, DC
Program Assistant - start mid-February

For the complete announcement, please reply to this e-mail.


SCOG Meeting Tonight

The Student Council on Globalization, a club designed to bring together
former and future study abroad participants, and international students
will be meeting tonight, Thursday, January 18th in 215B Barrow Hall at
5:00. Please join us! For more information on SCOG, please see:


Student Quotes

From a student studying in Paris, France
"The French people are so eager for you to learn their language and
history. The fact that you are interested in learning brings on enthusiasm
and conversation."

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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