SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

STARS WORK STIPENDS:
The Office of International Education is pleased to announce the Fall 2004 application deadline for STARS (Students Abroad with Regents Support)Work Stipends  in support of UGA students planning to study abroad in Spring 2005, Summer 2005 and the 2005-06 academic year.  

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Application Deadline:  August 27, 2004
--STARS Award:  Work 71 hours for the Office of International Education during the fall 2004 semester and earn $500 toward the cost of your study abroad program
--Eligibility:  Any student who is planning to study abroad in Spring 2005, Summer 2005 or the 2005-2006 academic year can apply for the STARS work stipend
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TO APPLY:  Download the STARS application from the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm and submit to the Office of International Education.  Additional study abroad scholarship information is also available on-line.


ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
The Office of International Education is pleased to announce the application deadline for the Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Scholarship in support of UGA students who will study abroad in Spring 2005 or Summer 2005. 

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2004
Award:  $500 scholarships provided through support of the Schaefer-Sammons family and the UGA Foundation.
Eligibilty:  UGA undergraduates attending a UGA study abroad or exchange program or an external study abroad (not sponsored by UGA).  3.0 minimum GPA required.  Preference will be given for academic merit, applicants from groups that are under-represented in study abroad (i.e. students of color, first generation college students, students from rural Georgia, math/science majors), participation in  programs with language/cultural immersion component or located in a under-represented geographic regions (i.e. outside of Western Europe)
TO APPLY:  Download an Office of International Education scholarship application from the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm and sumbit complete application to the Office of International Education.  Additional study abroad scholarships are also available using this application form.

STUDY ABROAD DISCOUNTS FOR UGA STUDENTS:
The following external programs (not sponsored by the University of Georgia) offer automatic discounts to UGA participants:
--IES: $1500 discount on all programs (programs in a wide variety of academic fields offered in Europe, Latin America and Australia)
--DiS: $1500 discount (programs in International Business and Economics, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Architecture, Education, and Humanities and Sciences, located in Copenhagen, Denmark)
--Syracuse University: $1,000 (summer programs in a wide variety of academic fields in Europe, Latin America, and Asia)

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STUDY ABROAD DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD:

The Office of International Education is accepting nominations for the 2004 Study Abroad Director of the Year Award.  This award is granted annually to a study abroad program director on the UGA campus who has provided exceptional leadership to a study abroad program.  Awards will be presented at a special reception in September.  If you would like to nominate your UGA study abroad program director, please send a letter of nomination with the following information to the Julie Escobedo ([log in to unmask]) at Office of International Education by Friday, September 17, 2004.

--Study Abroad Director (Nominee):
--Study Abroad Program and Dates:
--In what specific ways did the nominee provide exceptional leadership?
--Why should the nominee receive this special recognition?  What sets the nominee apart from other potential award recipients?
--Your name, e-mail address, and phone number

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE DELTA PRIZE:

The University of Georgia is seeking nominations for the Delta Prize for
Global Understanding, which is awarded each year to an individual who
has made a significant and sustained contribution to international and
intercultural peace and understanding on a global or regional level.
Previous winners include Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev,
Sadako Ogata and Vaclav Havel. Nomination forms and more information can
be found at www.cha.uga.edu/Deltaprize/prize.htm. The deadline for
nominations is September 1, 2004.

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EXCHANGE PROGRAM DEADLINES:

If you are interested in participating in a UGA exchange program during the Spring 2005 semester, applications are due to the Office of International Education on September 15, 2004.  

Exchange programs are an ideal option for students who wish to spend a semester or academic year abroad and immerse themselves in student culture in another country.  The University of Georgia exchange partnerships enable UGA students to enroll as visiting students at a partner university and earn transfer credit for their academic work. Exchanges also represent one of the most affordable ways to spend a semester abroad.  UGA participants pay in-state tuition and fees to the Office of International Education and pay for housing and meals on site. In addition, HOPE, other scholarships and other financial aid can usually be applied to the cost of exchange programs.

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Andrea M. Kiely
Assistant Director of International Education
Office of International Education
209 Barrow Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602
phone: (706) 542-7903
fax: (706) 542-6622