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The UK Government recently announced new entry requirements
for US students.  All US citizens entering the UK as
students on or after November 13, 2003, who wish to stay for
six months or longer, need to apply for Entry Clearance.
Students entering before November 13, 2003 or who are on
courses, such as study abroad, for less than six months will
not require Entry Clearance.  Go to
<http://www.britainusa.com/visas/visas.asp> to apply and pay
online using the Fastrack Application system.  There is a
fee and handling charge to apply for Entry Clearance.
Please check the following Web site for the current fee
before submitting your application:
<http://www.britainusa/visas/guidance/Study_in_the_UK.asp>.

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The Office of International Education is sponsoring a
photography contest for international students and US.
students who have studied or traveled abroad.  Students may
submit up to three photos to 209 Barrow Hall (across from
the Science Library) by November 3rd.  Photos will be judged
in two categories: People & Culture and Artistic Merit.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.  For
more information or to download an entry form, please see
<http://www.uga.edu/oie/iew/photo.htm>.

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Upcoming CLACS Events

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

Wednesday, October 15th: Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul
General of Mexico in Atlanta. CLACS Distinguished
Lecturer, “Mexicans in Georgia: Challenges and
Opportunities.”  265 Park Hall at 2 PM

Friday, October 17th: Amy Ross, Assistant Professor,
Geography.  Evening outdoor screening at CLACS of award-
winning documentary: “Discovering Dominga.”  The film
chronicles the extraordinary journey of an Iowa immigrant,
born a Maya of Guatemala, who discovers she is the survivor
of a tragic massacre.  CLACS at 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 15: Nueve reinas (Argentina, 2000)
October 22: Historias mínimas (Argentina, 2002)

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Announcements from ISL

International Coffee Hour on October 10th
Join the Japan Club and Athens First United Methodist Church
as they host this week's coffee.
Explore the island of Japan and enjoy the culture.  Free
cultural experience, food and drinks.  Coffee provided by
Blue Sky Coffee.  11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Memorial Hall
Ballroom.

"Truly SouthEast Asia Ethnic Night: A night of cultural
paradise"
Come join the Malaysian Student Association, the Thai
Student Association, the Indonesian Student Association and
the Filipino American Student Association for a night of
delicious home-cooked dishes, dances, performances and all
things fun. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for non-
student.   Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2003.   Venue: Tate
Center, Georgia Hall A&B.  The doors open at 6 pm. Tickets
are available at Tate Cashier's Window NOW.  Contact Khar
Hooi Choo [log in to unmask] for more information.

World Cup Soccer Tournament
The 2nd Annual World Cup Soccer Tournament sponsored by ISL
and the UGA Student Government Association will be held on
Sunday, Oct 26th, 2003, from 10 am-5 pm.   Pick up your
application to make your World Cup team at the Tate Info
Desk - the winning team will be rewarded, and the top two
teams (no matter who wins) will compete in a rematch during
International Education Week!  A flyer for the event can be
viewed at <http://bmbiris.bmb.uga.edu/ali/flyer.jpg>

Al-Huda Islamic Center Open House
Al-Huda Islamic Center is hosting an Open House for the
Athens community and University affiliates on Saturday,
October 11.  There will be many workshops such as "Islam in
the World", "Islam in Life", "Islam as a Religion", etc.
which teach about various aspects of the Islamic way of
life.  There will be short feature film presentations,
discussion groups and many other activities.  Free lunch and
dinner will also be provided.

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