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Student Council on Globalization - First Meeting Wednesday

Last year, the Office of International Education began a new student club
called the Student Council on Globalization (SCOG), which brings together
international exchange students and U.S. students (former study abroad
participants or those interested in participating in study abroad in the
future). The organization is designed to promote friendships between
international and U.S. students, which will help prepare U.S. students for
study abroad, help integrate international students into the UGA campus and
help both U.S. and international students develop contacts in the cities
and countries that they will be visiting. SCOG's activities include raising
funds for study abroad scholarships, promoting globalization of the UGA
campus through international events, promoting study abroad on campus and
enjoying activities and field trips together. The first SCOG meeting of the
year will be held this Wednesday, August 29 at 5:00 p.m. in 215B Barrow
Hall. We will be conducting a fun intercultural exercise/game called Bafa
Bafa, followed by elections for SCOG officers. U.S. students can run for
the positions of Co-Chair, Secretary, Social Chair or Study Abroad
Promotion Chair. If you would like more information in advance about what
the positions would entail, please contact Lindsey Parsons at 542-9567 or
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Avignon Program Information Sessions

The UGA Avignon Study Abroad Program will be holding three information
sessions in the coming weeks. The program operates year round (fall, spring
and summer terms) in Avignon, France. For more information on the program,
see: <http://www.uga.edu/cml/Avignon.html>. Come to one of the sessions
below to meet their program faculty and staff and have your questions about
the program answered.
Thursday, August 30             3-5:00 P.M.     326 Baldwin Hall
Thursday, September 13  3-5:00 P.M.     326 Baldwin Hall
Friday, September 14            2:30-4 P.M.     326 Baldwin Hall

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Job Opportunities in International Education

The Center for Global Education
George Mason University
Program Officer
Fairfax, VA

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

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Fellowship Opportunity for Artists/Literature Students of Cuban Citizenship
or Direct Descent

Cintas Fellowships are intended to acknowledge outstanding creative
accomplishments and to encourage the development of talented creative
artists in the fields of architecture, literature, music composition, and
the visual arts and photography.  In 2002, the $10,000 fellowships will be
offered in the visual arts and photography (including film), and in
literature. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or
direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent), who do not live in
Cuba. The fellowships are not awarded toward the furtherance of academic
study, research, or writing-other than an award for literature-nor to
performing artists. For more information, please see:
<http://www.iie.org/cintas/>.

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Student Quotes

From a student in London, England:
"I took a three day, whirlwind bus tour of the Scottish highlands. The
people were wonderful and the mountains and lochs were absolutely
breathtaking. I even tried haggis. The whole Scottish experience was
wonderful. And we got to see where Braveheart was filmed."


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