19th Annual UGA Study, Work & Travel Abroad Fair

Mark your calendars for the UGA Study, Work & Travel Abroad
Fair!!! This year's event will be held on Tuesday, October
7th from 10am-3pm in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student
Center. This is an excellent opportunity to pick up
promotional materials and talk with program representatives
from all over the world. We expect over 90 exhibitors at
this year's fair. For a list of registered organizations
attending the fair please go to


Upcoming Program Representative Visits

The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) will be
holding a student information session on Tuesday, October
7th, after the Study, Work & Travel Abroad Fair. The session
will be held in room 147 of the Student Learning Center from
4:00 - 5:30pm. Please come by and speak with Fred von
Schmeling about which AIFS international programs are right
for you! AIFS has programs in Austria, Australia, China,
Czech Republic, England, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Poland,
Russia, South Africa, and Spain. For more information about
AIFS please go to <>.

Peace Corps
The Peace Corps will be in Tate Plaza on Wednesday, October
8th from 11am-2pm. Stop by and learn more about
opportunities available to you!  Representatives will also
hold an information session in Tate room 143 from 4-5pm that
same day! There is a Peace Corps representative office on
the UGA campus. Email [log in to unmask] to schedule an


Scholarship Information

Cultural Experiences Abroad
The Cultural Experiences Abroad Spring Scholarship
competition deadline is October 15.  To find out more about
these scholarships, visit

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
The Institute of International Education is pleased to
announce the beginning of the 2004-2005 National Security
Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate
Scholarship competition.  The NSEP awards scholarships to
American students for study of world regions critical to
U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern
Europe, the NIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the
Middle East).  The 2004-2005 NSEP Boren Scholarships offer
funding for study abroad in Summer 2004, Fall 2004, and/or
Spring 2005. The deadline for applications is February 12,
2004. Information and an online application are available on
the NSEP Web site: <>. Paper
applications are also available upon request. For more
information, please contact Julie Escobedo in the Office of
International Education by e-mail [log in to unmask] or by
phone 706.542.7903.

On-Line Interactive Multimedia Instruction Scholarship
Students who participate in the University System of
Georgia’s On-Line Interactive Multimedia Instruction in
Japanese, Chinese, or Russian may be eligible for a
scholarship for study abroad.  For more information, please
contact Dr. Masato Kikuchi by e-mail
[log in to unmask] or by phone 404.385.0201


Employment Opportunity

The N.E. Georgia Temporary Service is looking for Bilingual;
Information Technology graduates to work in the Norcross
office at Procter & Gamble.  The pay is $16.56 to $18.00 per
hour, based on experience.  A drug test and police
background check will be required.  To set up an
appointment, contact Mrs. Rosario Huisa, Manager, by phone
706.549.0704 on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday after 12:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events

Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU)
The University of Georgia will be hosting the seventh annual
SEMAU Conference on November 6, 7, and 8, 2003.  This event
gives students the opportunity to learn diplomacy and
governmental organization through a unique simulation
experience.  The SEMAU is a two-fold educational experience.
It begins in a classroom or study session where delegates
gather information, do research, and learn issues about a
specific country. The second phase occurs in the conference
simulated classroom in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more
information, please visit

CLACS Events

Monday, October 6th: “Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit of
Books Published by Arte Público Press.”  Lobby of the Main
Library at UGA. Literary Reading: Judith Ortiz Cofer,
Roberta Fernández, and José Alvárez, followed by reception
in the lobby of the library.  Co-Sponsored by
Romance Languages, the Creative Writing program, and the
Main Library.  University Chapel at 2 PM

Tuesday, October 7th: Lecture by CHA Visiting Scholar
Nicolás Kanellos, Publisher and Director of Arte Público
Press. “Recovering the U.S. Literary Heritage Project: A Ten-
Year Retrospective.”  265 Park Hall at 4 PM

Wednesday, October 8th: José Alverez, Associate Professor,
Romance Languages. “Fidel Castro is Dead.” CLACS at 12:15 PM

Wednesday, October 8th: Lecture by CHA Distinguished
Lecturer Dolores Prida, Cuban-American Playwright and Senior
Editor at Latina Magazine.  “Caramba! Representations of
Women in Latino Theater.”  265 Park Hall at 4 PM

Thursday, October 9th: Reading of Dolores Prida’s bilingual
play, “Botanica,” by student residents of the Mary Lyndon
Language Community.  Co-Sponsored by Romance Languages and
the Athens-Clarke County Public Library.  Reading
coordinated by Mónica Ruiz Meléndez at the A-CC Public
Library.  7:00 PM

Latin American Film Festival: Fall 2003
All programs begin at 7:30 PM in the GA Museum of Art.  Dr.
José Alvarez, UGA Romance Languages, Coordinator and
Moderator.  Co-Sponsored by UGA Parents and Families
Association, Romance Languages and CLACS:
October 8: El hijo de la novia (Argentina, 2001)
October 15: Nueve reinas (Argentina, 2000)
October 22: Historias mínimas (Argentina, 2002)



Announcements from ISL

Coffee Hour
October 3, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Memorial Hall Ballroom.  This
week's Coffee Hour is sponsored by Thai Student Association
and the Malaysian Student Association.  Coffee will be
provided by Blue Sky. Come out and enjoy meeting other
people.  As with all Coffee Hours, there is no charge!

Tax Volunteers Needed
If you would like to help international students complete
their tax forms for the 2004 tax season, please come to an
interest meeting THIS Thursday, October 2, 2003, in the ISL
lounge (210 Memorial) at 5:31 pm.

Fall 2003 Graduation Ceremony
If you are a December 2003 Graduate, you are invited to
participate in the International Student Life Graduation
Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 19,
2003 at 3:00 p.m.  Participation in the ceremony is free.
Call the ISL office at 542-5867 to sign up.

Holiday Tree
The Global Friends Peer Mentor program is organizing the
purchase of a tree and materials for the holiday tree
trimmings for International Student Life, UGA.  The tree
will be displayed during the Festival of Trees in Atlanta at
the World Congress Center from December 6th - 14th, 2003.
The tree will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to
benefit the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  Help us
purchase and design a tree worthy of UGA!  All donations
will be appreciated. Donations are collected during Coffee
Hour every Friday in the Memorial Hall Ballroom look for the
glass fishbowl.  Contributions of your own hand-made
ornaments or other support will also be accepted in the ISL
office located at 210 Memorial Hall. If you are interested
in designing an ornament for your country, call the ISL
Office at 542-5867 to be added to the list to design an


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