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This week on the SISA (Students Interested in Study Abroad)
Listserv you will find some useful information for those who
are planning to go abroad, those who are currently abroad,
and those who have returned!

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SCHOLARSHIPS

STARS WORK STIPENDS:
The Office of International Education is still looking for ONE more STARS student. STARS (Students Abroad with Regents Support) Work Stipends help support UGA students planning to study abroad in Spring 2005, Summer 2005 and the 2005-06 academic year.
--APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 2, 2004
--STARS Award:  Work 71 hours for the Office of International Education during the spring 2005 semester and earn $500 toward the cost of your study abroad program
--Eligibility:  Any student who is planning to study abroad in Summer 2005 or the 2005-2006 academic year can apply for the STARS work stipend
--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.

SIT/SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP:
Application Deadline:  December 6, 2004
Award:  To be determined based on number of applicants
Eligibility:  UGA students participating in a study abroad program through the School for International Traning during the Spring 2005 semester
TO APPLY:  Pick-up a Copy of the Green Study Abroad Scholarship Application form from the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall

CZECH REPUBLIC PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP:
Application Deadline:  December 6, 2004
Award:  To be determined based on number of applicants
Eligibility:  UGA students participating in a UGA or external study abroad program in the Czech Repbulic
TO APPLY:  Pick-up a Copy of the Green Study Abroad Scholarship Application form from the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall

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INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the Office of International Education’s 5th Annual World in Pictures Photo Contest.  Keep the photo contest in mind for next year as you take new pictures from your travels…

And here are the winners:

People and Culture Winners:
First Place: Elizabeth Ballard “Seaweed Farming”         
Second Place: Melissa Morello “El Calor por la Tarde - The Heat of the Afternoon”     
Thirds Place: Kevin Goreham “Skeletons of Havana   

Artistic Merit Winners:
First Place: Lindsay Allen “Flamenco en un Bar”
Second Place: Misuzu SatoSunrise from Mt. Fuji
Third Place: Tiffany Rinne “Elderly Oaxacan Woman”  

People’s Choice Award Winner:
Lisa Wandzell “La Fille au Marche

Congratulations to everyone for your incredible work!

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE

In early 2005 the Higher Colleges of Technology will host over 700 students from around the world at the "e-ducation Without Borders" conference in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The conference theme is 'E-learning through the eyes of the world: responsible development and desired role." The conference will feature a blend of academic presentations, inspirational addresses and external activities. Also students will have the opportunity to present academic papers concerning education and technology.
--DATE OF CONFERENCE: 19-21 February 2005
--For further information about registration and conference details go to the conference website at e-ducation2005.com

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THIS WEEK'S UGA-EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Here's a great opportunity to study abroad in Wales, United Kingdom for the Spring 2006 Semester at the University of Wales - Aberystwyth.

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth provides an excellent opportunity for over 7,000 students to live and study in Wales and offers a wide range of subjects.  Course subject options include Agriculture, Business, Animal Science, Art, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English , Environmental Science, Film, Theatre & Television Studies, Geography, History & Welch History, Political Science, Mathematics, Physics, Sport & Exercise Science, Tourism Management.  In addition, Aberystwyth has a flourishing range of societies for international students. These societies organize a range of events for the international community of students at Aberystwyth including cultural, social and sporting events.

--Application Deadlines:  April 1 - Spring 2006 Program
--Host University Websites:  http://www.aber.ac.uk and http://www.aber.ac.uk/international/
--Dates:  Study on exchange for one Spring semester,  January - June
--For More Information Contact:  Dr. Elissa Henken, Faculty Program Coordinator, Department of English, Park Hall, 542-9262 or [log in to unmask]
or  Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall, 542-7903, [log in to unmask]

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Cheers,

Ashley

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Ashley Goodrich
Graduate Assistant
Office of International Education
209 Barrow Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA  30602
Phone: (706) 542-7903
Fax: (706) 542-6622