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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FEBRUARY 1, 2005 APPLICATION DEADLINE - UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

The Office of International Education will be accepting student applications on February 1 for Fall 2005 & 2005 to 2006 full academic year UGA Exchange Programs in Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom (England & Wales). 
Exchange Programs offer the unique opportunity to directly enroll in classes with students from the host university, plus several host universities may also offer language and culture programs.  Students abroad on UGA Exchange Programs pay in-state tuition and fees to UGA, housing fees to their host university, plus pay transportation costs to the exchange program destination.  Students are eligible to keep HOPE and other UGA financial aid benefits while studying abroad through an exchange program.
--For Additional Information:  Consult the UGA Programs List on-line at http://www.uga.edu/oie/saprograms.htm or
--Contact:  Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall, [log in to unmask]
--Call:  706-542-7903 to schedule an individual appointment

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SCHOLARSHIPS

IEW (International Education Week) SCHOLARSHIP
--Description: $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program.  Study Abroad Scholarship funds are raised through the nationally celebrated International Education Week Event held each fall semester and matched by the UGA Foundation.
--Eligibility: 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level.  Preference will be given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra curricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation. 
--Application: The IEW Scholarship application can be downloaded from the following link -  http://www.uga.edu/oie/attachments/2004-2005%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf or can be picked up at the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall.
--Deadline: March 10, 2005
--For further questions concerning the IEW Scholarship, please contact Colleen Larson at [log in to unmask] or come by the Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall.

KATHERINE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP
--Description: $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program.  Study Abroad Scholarships come through support of the Murphy family to the Katherine Murphy Fund and are matched by the UGA Foundation.
--Eligibility: 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level.  Preference given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra curricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation. 
--Application: The Katherine Murphy Scholarship application can be downloaded from the following link - http://www.uga.edu/oie/attachments/2004-2005%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf or can be picked up at the Study Abroad Library, 203F Barrow Hall.
--Deadline: March 10, 2005
--For further questions concerning the Katherine Murphy Scholarship, please contact Colleen Larson at [log in to unmask] or come by the Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall.

NORTH AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP – SUMMER UNIVERSITY AT FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN 2005
The Freie Universitaet Berlin offers 25 North American Freshman Scholarships, applicable to the second Summer Session of the 7th International Summer University at Freie Universitaet Berlin (FUBiS
2005), which will take place from July 17 through August 12, 2005.
--Description:  The scholarship encompasses 100 percent tuition waiver for two FUBiS courses, one from each category A and B; 100 percent waiver on the registration fee; and €1000 (one time payment distributed in two instalments of €500 each)
--Eligibility:  Only students who are currently in their freshman year at an American or a Canadian college or university are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold either U.S. American or Canadian citizenship at the time of their application. Students must be 18 years of age at the beginning of the FUBiS program (July 17, 2005.) Knowledge of German is not a pre-requisite.
--Application: Applications should be sent in one package. For the downloadable application form and detailed information about the scholarship please visit:
http://www.fubis.org/fubis_en/session2_en/02finanzen2_en/North-American-Scholarship.pdf
--Deadline: Please note that the application accompanied by all required documents must be received free-of-charge by the FUBiS Office at latest by March 18, 2005 (not postmarked.).
--For more information about the summer university program of FUBiS which is open for all students in two different summer sessions please visit: http://www.fubis.org
--Contact: [log in to unmask]

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ATTENTION STUDENTS: STUDY ABROAD REPRESENTATIVES TO VISIT UGA CAMPUS

Here’s your chance to meet individually with study abroad program representatives and have your questions answered about programs offered by their organizations.  Please take note of the following dates, times, and locations to visit with these study abroad representatives:

Thursday, January 20th

Jana Sandarg, Augusta State College (Salamanca Program)
Tate Center, room 145
12:00-2:00 PM

Craig Rinker, Arcadia University
Tate Center
, room 144
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, February 17th

Christie Johnson, Academic Programs International (API)
Tate Center, room 145
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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SPRING 2005 FOOTBALL LOTTERY FOR STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

If you plan to study abroad during the Spring 2005 semester, please continue to check your UGA e-mail account while you are away.  The Office of International Education (OIE) will send you information about participating in the lottery for home football tickets for the 2005 season.  OIE offers the only way for students who are abroad in the spring to obtain football tickets.  (Leaving your ID with a friend to have it scanned will not work!)  Info about football tickets usually goes out in March as the lottery takes place in early to mid April.  If you do not receive a message by the end of March, please feel free to contact OIE. 

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TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS AT UGA

INTERNATIONAL FORUM: DEALING WITH THE TSUNAMI DISASTER
A panel discussion sponsored by the Center for International Trade and Security. Moderated by Gary Bertsch, and experts Seema Gahlaut and Anupam Srivastava.  Monday, January 24, 2005. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 102 Moore College. Contact: [log in to unmask], 542-2985 .

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE
In conjunction with various international students and some of the ISL student organizations, ISL will be hosting a Tsunami Relief Fund drive over the next few weeks.  During that time, interested individuals can donate funds through ISL to UNICEF and FIRMC.  ISL will be hosting a memorial for the victims of the tsunami during Coffee Hour by observing a few moments of silence as well as collecting donations.  If you are interested in helping ISL fundraise or have any questions, please contact ISL at 706-542-5867 or via email at [log in to unmask]. 

TAKE ACTION
For those of you looking for ways to help victims in parts of South Asia and East Africa, who have been devastated by the damaging effects of the tsunami, please visit this website to find out more ways to take action: http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.aidsites/index.html

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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