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Change in OIE Required Forms

Effective immediately, the Verification of Enrollment Abroad Form (bright
yellow paper) is no longer required by the OIE for students studying abroad
on non-UGA study abroad or UGA exchange programs. (It was never required
for students attending UGA study abroad programs.) This is the form that
you take abroad with you and mail back to the OIE during your time abroad
to verify your hours. However, the Credit Approval Form (the beige one) is
still very important and should be completed and submitted to the OIE at
least 3 weeks before departure for students planning to attend a non-UGA
study abroad or UGA exchange program. If you have any questions regarding
this change, please contact a study abroad advisor.

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New Study Abroad Programs

The OIE has recently approved a number of new study abroad programs and
added them to our web site. See: http://www.uga.edu/oie/saprograms.htm
under Bahamas, France and United Kingdom for the complete program
descriptions.

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Study Abroad Program Representative Visits

Mark your calendars for 3 upcoming visits by study abroad program
representatives!!!

Dr. Jana Sandarg of Augusta State University will be on campus on
Wednesday, January 22nd from 2:30-4:00 pm in Tate 143. She will be
presenting information on summer, fall & spring opportunities in Salamanca,
Spain. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of former program
participants!

Mr. Steve Seaworth of the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) at Butler
University will be on campus on Wednesday, February 5th from 12:00-1:30 pm
in the Tate Center, room TBD. IFSA has programs in a wide variety of
countries including: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Ireland,
Northern Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Swing by during this
time to learn more about opportunities for you!

Ms. Marlo Goldstein of AmeriSpan Unlimited will be on campus on Wednesday,
February 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm in Tate 143. AmeriSpan offers academic
summer and semester programs and volunteer/internships programs in Latin
America and Europe. There are also special programs for business, health
care, and education students. Come to the information and learn more!

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Scholarships for Study Abroad

IIE's Southern Regional Office has just announced its 10 unrestricted
grants of $500 for study abroad and its Pamela Robinson Dailey Memorial
Fund travel grant of $2,500 for students studying for a minimum of a
semester in a developing country. These scholarships are very competitive
and tend to go to students going to non-traditional destinations and/or
doing direct enrollment or exchange programs. For more information or an
application, please see:
<http://www.iie.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Locations/US_Regional_Centers/Hou
ston/Grants___Scholarships1/Study_Abroad_Grants.htm> (be sure to copy
entire address). Application deadline: March 16.

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Conference on Globalization and Change in Central Asia

The Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA is sponsoring a symposium
entitled Conference on Globalization and Change in Central Asia from Feb.
18 - 21, 2003. This symposium is free and open to the public. For the
schedule or more information, please contact the Center at [log in to unmask]

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Student Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Latin American Affairs

WHO: The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
(IIMCR), in cooperation with Tec de Monterrey and The Elliott School of
International Affairs at The George Washington University

WHAT: The 2003 Latin American Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict
Resolution

WHERE: Monterrey, Mexico

WHEN: June 14 - July 12, 2003 (Application Deadline: February 28)

For more information, please see: <http://www.iimcr.org>.

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MLK Speech Site

In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, please see this
site which provides translations of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech into
Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Marathi, Japanese, Portuguese,
Spanish, and Russian. The site (in English) is:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/speeches/address_at_march_on
_washington.pdf

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International Job Opportunities

International Student/Scholar Advisor in the International Programs Office:
 Staff Assistant
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The International Liaison Coordinator
Office of International Programs at Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Please reply for the complete announcement.

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Photo or Essay Contest

The British Council USA has teamed up with STA Travel and the British
Tourist Authority to offer a great contest that gets students to explore
the concept of "What's the UK to you?"  Students can submit either photos
or an essay to convey their thoughts about the UK today. The First prize
winners will receive one round trip ticket each from the US to the UK,
courtesy of STA Travel! Those who enter the contest don't need previous
experience in the UK, but
they must be between 16-30 years of age and either permanent residents or
citizens of the US. For more details, please go to
http://www.britishcouncil-usa.org/learning/students/contest.shtml
Deadline to submit photos or essays: Feb. 7, 2003.

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Student Quotes

From a student studying in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

"In the last week of October and the first days of November, Mexicans
celebrate the Day of the Dead. It is a holiday that consists of the
commemoration of dead family members and close friends.  Each family
constructs an altar . . . and covers it with yellow and maroon-colored
flowers. Then, a picture of the deceased is placed on the top level and
that person's favorite foods, drinks, candies or other possessions are
placed around it. . . . It was a very unique experience that one could only
have here in Mexico.

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Senior Study Abroad Advisor
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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