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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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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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ATTENTION SPRING SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER
This is a reminder that you should complete the Credit Approval Form before you depart for your study abroad program.  The form serves to let UGA know you will be studying abroad, and to pre-approve transfer credit. 

Provided here is the link for the Credit Approval Form: http://www.uga.edu/oie/sacafdown.htm. 

The form will require you to go to the Undergraduate Admissions and then to your academic advisor. When it is complete, it should be returned to our office at least 3 weeks prior to departure. You will not receive any financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, if you do not fill out this form.

Also, the Credit Approval Form is available in our study abroad library in 209 Barrow Hall or you could set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor to explain it to you by calling 542-7903.

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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 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 for a list of more ways to take action:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.aidsites/index.html

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Best,

Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

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