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Peer Advisors Needed

The Office of International Education trains peer advisors each year to
make presentations on study abroad to students,  answer questions on study
abroad at the OIE table at the study abroad fair, man tables at the Tate
Center to promote study abroad and to take part in conference presentations
and other events where we are requested to bring students to share about
their study abroad experience. This spring we would like to find 2-4
students to be trained to become peer advisors for the remainder of the
spring, but primarily to help with the presentations that we do in the
fall. This is an unpaid position, but a great one for the experience and
your resume. And, of course, it helps to promote study abroad, which those
of you who have studied abroad usually enjoy doing! If you are interested
in becoming a peer advisor and are not graduating any sooner than May 2003,
please reply to this e-mail so that we can set up an appointment for your
training.

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Student Council on Globalization International Potluck and Study Abroad Forum

Come share in an international food festival with students who have studied
abroad and international students on this campus. This is also a chance to
hear about the study abroad experiences of other UGA students who have
returned from their adventures abroad. You do not have to be a member of
SCOG to attend. All students (U.S. and international) are welcome. The
Potluck will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in 215B Barrow
Hall. Students are requested to bring an international dish to share.
Please RSVP to Maureen Martin ([log in to unmask]) by Tuesday, Feb. 12
and include your name and the dish you plan to bring. Hope to see you there!

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Escape the Norm Campaign

The Escape the Norm campaign would like to announce two exciting
travel-oriented events!  An International Travel-On-A-Budget Presentation
will be held at Tate Student Center at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Information and literature concerning international travel will be
presented with an opportunity for questions and answers.

Also, on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an International
Travel Fair will be held at Tate Student Center in the Reception Hall.
Representatives from local travel agencies and from different study abroad
programs will be providing literature and answering your questions at
designated tables.  The Escape the Norm campaign is a campaign developed by
the University of Georgia's Bateman National Competition Public Relations
Team to promote international group travel for 18 to 35-year-olds.

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Avignon, France Program Information Sessions

The UGA Avignon Study Abroad Program will be holding the following Q & A
sessions about their summer 2002 and fall 2002 programs in Avignon, France.
DATES:                                       TIME:              LOCATION:
For summer 2002 session:
Thursday, February 7                    3-5:00 P.M.             326 Baldwin Hall
For fall 2002 session:
Thursday, February 21                   3-5:00 P.M.             326 Baldwin Hall
Monday, March 11                        3-5:00 P.M.             326 Baldwin Hall
For more information about the program, please see:
<http://avignon.drama.uga.edu/>.

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Scholarships for Work Abroad

The Japanese Language Scholarship "Aurora" Foundation offers scholarships
to US citizens working as Japanese language teachers (or graduate students
with that goal) for a trip to Japan for a teaching program.  For more info,
please see:
<http://www.jlsf-aurora.org>.

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Survey on Study, Work or Life Abroad - Participants Needed

If you lived in a foreign country (any country) for a minimum of 4 months,
have returned home from your experience abroad within the past 2 years, and
are currently living in your "home country", your help is requested for a
University of Calgary research survey. They are investigating personal
development during and after study abroad. The internet survey takes only
20-30 minutes to complete. To participate, please go to:
<http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/psychology/abroadstudy/>.

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Submissions Sought for Glimpse Magazine

Glimpse Magazine, an online and soon-to-be print publication that seeks to
promote cross-cultural understanding, is currently soliciting submissions
from study abroad students and volunteers worldwide. Not only are accepted
submissions published in Glimpse Magazine, they may also be reprinted in
major newspapers or aired on public radio. For more information, please
see: <http://www.theglimpse.com/guidelines/>. Send submissions and/or any
questions to <[log in to unmask]>. Submissions should be sent as Word
attachments and pasted into the body of the email.

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Student Quotes

-From a student studying in London, England

"One day I just took off to see London and "stumbled" upon several museums
(which were free admission) and many famous sights without even planning
anything. It is so easy to get around here (I love not having a car). I
never feel rushed and student discounts are offered everywhere."

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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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