STARS Work and Study Abroad Stipends

Applications are now being accepted for STARS Work and Study
Abroad Stipends for students studying abroad during summer
2004, fall 2004, academic year 2004-2005 or spring 2005. The
$500 stipend is meant to count towards the cost of study
abroad, but is paid to students as they complete 71 hours of
work in Office of International Education during spring
semester 2004. This award may be used for any study abroad
program. Application deadline: Nov. 13, 2003. Applications
can be downloaded from the OIE web site at:

Upcoming Events

The International Education Week Celebration, including an
international feast, entertainment, silent auction, and
photo contest awards presentation, will be held November
17th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student
Center.  Tickets are $5 for UGA students (with a valid UGA
ID), $8 for non-UGA students, $3 for children 6-12, and free
for children under 6.  Tickets will be available at the Tate
Center Box Office beginning Oct. 24th or at the door the
night of the event.  *A feature of the silent auction will
be at least one round-trip air ticket.*

The OIE will be holding a drawing for a handful of tickets
to the International Education Week Celebration.  To enter,
stop by 209 Barrow Hall, beginning Oct. 27th, to fill out an
entry form.  Entry forms must be completed by Nov. 7th.
Winners will be notified on Nov. 10th.

WANTED: Undergraduate Student Representative to the UGA
Study Abroad Risk Management Review Board

Are you a returned study abroad/exchange student looking to
get more involved?? Applications are now available from the
Office of International Education for the Undergraduate
Student Representative to the UGA Study Abroad Risk
Management Review Board position.
The appointment of the undergraduate representative to the
Risk Management Review Board is typically for one academic
year -- August to May. However, our current student rep will
be graduating and we need a replacement to begin in December
and continue through all of next year. This term may be
renewed for additional years of service. The Risk Management
Review Board meets approximately four times during the
academic year, currently on Fridays from 9am-11am.
The undergraduate student representative provides other
members of the Board with a student’s perspective on the
issues under consideration by the Board.  This position
gives the student an excellent opportunity to broaden
his/her experiences and learn from direct participation how
decisions are made that affect the university. The student
representative may also be called upon to serve on other
committees relating to international education. The
undergraduate student representative is a voting member of
the UGA Study Abroad Risk Management Review Board.
A complete description and application can be obtained in
209 Barrow Hall or by e-mail request to [log in to unmask]
The deadline for application is Friday, November 14th.


AIESEC will be hosting informational sessions for students
interested in international internships beginning May 2004.
These sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and
Wednesday, November 19 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Sanford Hall,
Room 213.  If you have any questions, please e-mail
[log in to unmask]

NIAF’s Gift of Discovery

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is offering
all-expense paid trips to Italy in May - June 2004 for
Italian American university students between the ages of 18
and 23.  The program will provide round-trip transportation
between the US and Italy, chaperoned supervision, room and
board, tours, and tour itinerary.  The purpose of the trip
is: to strengthen students' Italian American identity by
bonding them to the country, culture and heritage of Italy;
to help them gain an understanding of their heritage and a
pride in preserving that heritage for the next generation;
and to understand the historical significance of Italy and
the current contribution Italy is making to the US and the
world. The trips will feature meetings with Italian
representatives in such fields as business, industry,
government, and culture.  Students should bring spending
money for their 10 days of travel.  Additional information
and applications (application deadline Dec. 15, 2003) to the
program can be found on our website:

National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Associates

Mobility International USA (MIUSA), a 22-year old nonprofit
organization that promotes international exchange and
international development opportunities for people with
disabilities, seeks qualified people for its National
Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) Associate
positions.  Two full-time associate positions are open to be
filled by people with excellent administrative,
communication and organizing skills that can multi-task in
an open office environment. For the full announcement,
please respond to this e-mail.

Announcements from ISL

Georgia International Leadership Conference
Deadline to apply is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2003 at 3:30 pm!
The Georgia International Leadership Conference is a
conference designed for student leaders from across
Georgia.  The 200 participants will include both
international students and U.S. study abroad students
currently enrolled at Georgia colleges and universities. The
conference schedule includes ice-breakers, leadership
training, cross-cultural communication, social events, and
much more! Students will also have the opportunity to join a
community service project. In addition, students will
interact with other conference participants and learn from
the diversity of cultures present during the weekend.  The
cost of the conference is $40 for everything (including
meals)!  ISL will provide transportation free of charge for
the UGA delegation.  For more information about this
conference or to APPLY to attend, contact Leigh Poole at
International Student Life ([log in to unmask]) or 542-5867.
PLEASE NOTE: only currently enrolled UGA students are
eligible to apply to attend this conference.  Contact ISL if
you have any questions.

The Indian Student Association (ISA) is proud to be
hosting "South Asian Heritage Week” for the first time ever
at the University of Georgia along with Indian Cultural
Exchange, Muslim Student Association, and Pakistani Student
Association.  South Asian Heritage Week will be from
November 3 through November 9.  Each day will consist of a
program highlighting South Asia.  One of these events is the
Indian Heritage Week Lecture with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on
Thursday, November 6, 8:00-9:00 p.m.  Dr. Gupta, CNN’s
Medical Correspondent, will speak on his experiences as an
embedded journalist with the 'Devil Docs' in Iraq.  This
event is sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and
Mass Communication and the Indian Cultural Exchange and will
be held at the University Chapel, North Campus. For more
information, contact: 542-5038 or [log in to unmask]  For
additional information about other South Asian Heritage Week
programs, contact Binita Naik at [log in to unmask]

On Thursday Nov 6, Amnesty International will host "Amps for
Stamps," a benefit concert to raise money to pay for postage
for the letter writing campaigns including Ruslan Sharipov,
the ex-UGA student in jail in Uzbekistan. Location:
Upstairs at Tasty World. 9 pm - 2 am.  Cost of admission:
$5.  See and hear: Reflected Light, Madeline, Parker from
the Whigs, Fullhearted, Life at Sea (from Chicago), More
Sweet Confusion. Students will talk about human rights
issues between the musical sets. Vegetarian snacks will be
available. Contact www.uga.edy/amnesty for details about
Amnesty International UGA.

Coffee Hour - sponsored by the Office of International
Student Life. Meet the world and experience global awareness
of the rest of the world over food and drink. Hosted by
Minority Affairs of Student Government Association and the
AfriCaribbean Store. Coffee provided by Jittery Joe's
Roasting Company. Friday, November 7, 2003 from 11:30 AM -
1:30 PM. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 542-5867 or
[log in to unmask] .

International Education Week (IEW) 2003.  Join International
Student Life as they host a number of events each day during
IEW 2003, November 17-21!  Each day, ISL will host a Tea
Talk (global discussion) and a free international movie!
Additionally, special events throughout the week will
include a rematch of the two finalist teams from the UGA
World Cup, an on-campus international festival
called "Around the World in Tatey Days," a Global Friends
Thanksgiving Dinner and an artist's showcase during Coffee
Hour on November 21!  (These events are free for UGA
students as well.) Contact ISL for a full schedule of events
or to find out more information at 542-5867.

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