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AIESEC Meeting

AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organization whose mission is to
promote cultural understanding and international development through
running an international internship exchange program to its 85 different
member countries.   AIESEC UGA is recruiting new members to join our
Outgoing and Incoming Exchange teams and run AIESEC UGA like a business in
order to exchange students and help increase international understanding
and cooperation.
Benefits to you through "doing" AIESEC:
"       You will gain real life marketing skills, sales training, public speaking
and presentation skills, entrepreneurial and international business
experience while still in college through doing AIESEC
"       You will develop leadership and management skills through leading
exchange teams, projects, and presentations
"       You will develop relationships with other AIESEC college students around
the world as well as a vast network of contacts nationally and internationally
"       Have the opportunity to attend FUN AIESEC conferences around the globe
with hundreds of other AIESEC members.
"       Gain business skills that will differentiate yourself to future employers
and give you a competitive edge over your peers
"       Excellent resume builder!!!

Interested in learning more details and possibly joining the AIESEC Georgia
team, come to our New Member Information Session on Tuesday, January 21st
in CALDWELL room 204 at 6:30pm. For more information, contact Sylvia at
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Student Council on Globalization

Are you interested in meeting international students on the UGA campus and
helping with activities to promote internationalization at UGA? Then join
the Student Council on Globalization. The first meeting of the semester
will be this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in 215B Barrow Hall. We are looking for
a U.S. student to fill the position of Secretary as well. For more
information about SCOG, please see: <http://www.uga.edu/oie/scog/>. If you
would like a job description of the Secretary, please write Lindsey Parsons
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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 143. 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

The Institute of International Education is offering 11 scholarships for
U.S. students (graduate and undergraduate) who plan to study abroad during
the summer of 2003 or during the 2003-2004 academic year. IIE is offering
ten $500 unrestricted grants and one $2500 grant for a student who is
studying for a semester in a developing nation. Please note that these are
very competitive scholarships that tend to go to students going to
non-traditional destinations or doing exchange or direct enrollment
programs. The deadline is March 16, 2003. For complete details and
application information, please visit the following web site (you may need
to copy and paste the URL into your browser):
<http://www.iie.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Locations/US_Regional_Centers/Hou
ston/Grants___Scholarships1/Study_Abroad_Grants.htm>.

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Internship Opportunity at UGA CLACS

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at UGA has one
paid student internship available for the Spring semester.  The position
will begin on February 1st and continue until approximately May 1st.  The
intern will work primarily at the CLACS offices at 290 South Hull Street
(North Campus), under the direction of CLACS Director Brent Berlin and
Program Coordinator Paul Duncan.  Responsibilities may include the following:
-participation in the organization and promotion of CLACS-sponsored
activities; -assist in the development and maintenance of the CLACS
web-page; -general reception and secretarial tasks; -assist in the
development of CLACS reports and grant proposals; -facilitate a 1 hour/week
³Mesa de Conversación², where students, faculty and staff are invited to
practice Spanish in a relaxed session at noon one day a week; -assist in
the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden on campus during the spring,
including planting, mulching, weeding (previous gardening experience
not required). Qualifications include: -general computer literacy
(knowledge of both Mac and PC desirable); -fluency or near-fluency in
Spanish; -ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle (we can train if
necessary). Interested candidates should contact Paul Duncan, CLACS Program
Coordinator at 583-0619 or [log in to unmask]

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Conversation Partners Needed for International Students

Professor Don Rubin is seeking US undergraduate students to serve as
conversation partners for international graduate students to improve their
oral English.  International students often come to UGA with very good
preparation in written English, but with much less experience in speaking
and listening, especially in informal settings.  It is not uncommon for
international graduate students to spend 3 years in Athens without ever
cultivating any extended casual relationship with a North American.  It is
all to easy for international students to become isolated, using English
only in the classroom and in limited public contact.  In addition, it is
important for international students who wish to teach at UGA or other US
institutions to learn something about the culture of US undergraduate
students, about their expectations for their university experience, and
about their instructional needs.  This is the kind of information which we
hope our US conversation partners will share. Students who volunteer as
conversation partners should be willing to commit to a minimum of three
one-hour meetings prior to midterm and three meetings after midterm.  To
volunteer, or for further information, please contact Ann Miller
([log in to unmask]) or Don Rubin ([log in to unmask]), coordinators of this
conversation partner program.

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CDS International's Summer Internship Program in Germany - Deadline Extended

The application deadline for the Summer internship placement program in
Germany has been extended to January 31. 2003. Applications are available
for download from the website at <http://www.cdsintl.org/sipintro.hmtl>.
They offer several paid and unpaid summer internships in the fields of
business, finance, computer sciences, technology, engineering, hotel
management and many others. German language skills are required. For those
participants who need further language training, a 1-month intensive
language course is available before the start of the internship. A limited
number of stipends are available from the German government if you qualify
(for US citizens only). For more information, please visit the web site.

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Students who Studied Abroad or Want to Study Abroad in Germany Needed for
Study

DAAD, together with the Institute of International Education, British
Council, Australian Education Office and the US Department of State has
contracted with JWT Education to conduct a study on the market for overseas
education in the US.  The study aims to determine:
--the degree to which US students perceive US employer acceptance of an
international degree as a barrier to pursuing higher education overseas;
--the extent to which US students perceive there to be any value in having
undertaken some of their study overseas;
--the degree to which an international degree or a component of someone's
degree undertaken overseas impacts US employers' decision to hire a candidate;
--the key barriers to undertaking study overseas.
If you are willing to participate and either studied in Germany or are
looking into studying in Germany, please contact: Christopher Fredericks,
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Announcements from International Student Life

Want to be part of something cultural, exciting, educational and fun?
Consider the International Street Festival.  The purpose of the
International Street Festival is to promote cultural diversity, awareness
and tolerance among international and university students, and the Athens
community in a fun, festive, educational environment. More than twenty-five
International Student Organizations, UGA organizations and Athens and
Atlanta area community groups present traditional and cultural
performances, artifacts, handicrafts, displays and interactive games during
the Festival.  If you are interested in volunteering for the street
festival planning committee, International Student Life will be holding a
meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. in the ISL Lounge in 210
Memorial Hall.

The NEW Eco Latino magazine will be published very soon!  This magazine is
a free publication offered by the Athens Banner Herald. Their mission is to
inform, educate, and serve the Athens population and the surrounding areas,
both Hispanics and Americans, in an effort to build a bridge between the
two communities. For information contact
706-208-2262 or toll free at 1-800-533-4252.

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Job Announcements in International Education

With: CIEE, the Council on International Educational Exchange
Where: Portland, Maine
Positions:
* IT - webmaster, help desk, support (IT)
* Program Operations - entry-level and management (OP)
* Marketing - program marketing, public relations, admissions counselors
(PR)
* Accounting - accounts payable, accounts receivable (FI)
* Office Management - HR, administrative support (OM)
To be considered for one of these positions, you must possess a college
degree and have 3+ years of work experience, as well as some international
study/work/travel experience. For the complete announcement, please reply
to this message.

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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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