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OIE Still Open in Summer

In case you wanted to work on planning your study abroad experience this
summer, don't worry, the Office of International Education does not close
during the summer. We're still open 8-5 M-F. No Options Abroad Sessions are
held during the summer, so students just starting their search should meet
first with a study abroad advisor.

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Online Orientation for Students Going Abroad this Summer

Whether you are attending a UGA program or a program sponsored by another
college, university, or study abroad organization, you are welcome to visit
the UGA Online Orientation web site: http://www.uga.edu/oie/orientation/
and prepare yourself better for your experience abroad. Extensive general
pre-departure orientation information on many areas is given, with specific
emergency information for UGA program destinations.

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Scholarships for Study Abroad

The International Partnership for Service-Learning is pleased to announce
that it has had made available some substantial scholarship funding for
selected programs. Eventually there will be several program locations
eligible, but for the initial phase they will have scholarships of $2,000 -
$3,000 available for applicants to their Prague, Czech Republic program,
fall 2001 and spring 2002.  Information about the program can be found at
http://www.ipsl.org or by calling (212) 986-0989.

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Job Announcements in International Education

Program Representative, Marketing
AustraLearn, North American Center for Australian Universities
Location:  Denver, Colorado OR regional placement
Start date:  June 15, 2001 (negotiable)

Program Coordinator - Italy Programs
University of Kansas, School of Business
Lawrence, KS

Study Abroad Advisor Intern, Office of Education Abroad
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Full-time position for a minimum of 11 months
Start date: August 1st
$1700 per month stipend

International Programs Assistant
Office of International Education
University of Richmond, VA

Program Assistant for Study Abroad (Office Support III)
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU)
Columbia, Missouri
Salary: $20,000 anticipated
Starting Date: Anticipated July 1, 2001

International Education Program Advisor
Central College
Pella, IA

Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA)
Program Representative (Part-Time)
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Publications and Marketing Coordinator
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Please reply and specify job for complete announcement.

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International Job Opportunities

The Shimon Private School, which has 20 branches in and around the city of
Ogaki in the Gifu prefecture of Japan is looking for students with at least
a Bachelor's degree to teach English to Elementary, Jr. High School and
High School students.
No teaching experience is necessary. They provide air transportation to and
from Japan, training, and secure a furnished apartment for teachers. Kim
Horne, a Teacher-Trainer at this school will be in Athens May 24th - 28th
doing interviews
and info sessions for those interested in teaching with them in Japan.
Contracts are for one year. Please contact her at [log in to unmask] if you
would like to set up an interview or receive more details about the
information sessions.

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Database of Study Abroad Programs Accessible to Students with Disabilities
and Disability Contacts Worldwide

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
(http://www.miusa.org) has added a searchable database to its website,
which includes over 175 disability organizations worldwide which can be
used to ask about local accessible transportation, homestay families, sign
language interpreters, brainstorming and exploring accommodation and
accessibility options, learning about people with disabilities in the host
culture and more. It also has a searchable database of 100 exchange
organizations offering language, study, short-term work, research,
teaching, volunteer and homestay programs to over 70 countries.  Each entry
includes organizational experience or philosophies on including
participants with disabilities.

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Student Quotes

- From a student in Rennes, France

"[The most unexpected thing that I have noticed is] how friendly and open
people are to foreigners here - especially Americans. They have really gone
out of their way to help me learn the language."

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Office of International Education
University of Georgia
201 Barrow Hall
Athens, GA  30602-2407
Phone: (706) 542-7903
Fax: (706) 542-6622
http://www.uga.edu/oie
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