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!

1)Football Lottery Information: Updated Info

2)Attention Journalism Students: Exchanges in Mexico and Canada!

3)Scholarships! - Scholarships! - Scholarships! - Scholarships!

       **ISEP International Student Exchange Program Scholarship

       ** CET Jewish Studies in Prague Scholarship

4)Bringing the World Home Retreats in Europe

5)On-line Travel Registration for Current Study Abroad Students  

6)Symposium on the After-Effects of Terrorism in Israel

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1. FOOTBALL TICKET LOTTERY – UPDATED INFORMATION

The University of Georgia Athletic Association is changing the ordering process for student tickets; specifically,
student football tickets.  All UGA students will register for season football tickets on-line at georgiadogs.com.  For
convenience, add the following link to your favorites:
www.georgiadogs.com/student-tickets/

In the past, students have come to the Coliseum during themonth of April to register for football
tickets for the upcoming season.  In an effort to limit the number of trips to the Coliseum and provide 24 hour on-line registration,
the Athletic Association is now implementing an on-line ordering process that will begin in mid-July. Current student ticket information for the 2005 football
season, such as requirements for ordering & the ordering timeline, can be found at the web address provided above.
Be sure to check the website periodically for additional information & updates that will be coming soon.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Goodrich at [log in to unmask].

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2. ATTENTION JOURNALISM STUDENTS: EXCHANGES IN MEXICO AND CANADA!

Grady students are invited to apply for a semester studying and working on media at universities in Canada and Mexico. Exchange students can study another North American culture, perfect a foreign language and participate in cross-border journalism projects in print and broadcasting.
For the cost of a semester at Georgia, Grady students can fly to Canada or Mexico, enroll in university classes, live in university housing and work on print or broadcast projects. UGA students pay full-time, in-state tuition and fees to UGA. Exchange students receive a $3000 grant to cover airfare, room, board, insurance, books and other travel expenses. Students are responsible for costs beyond $3000. Students are housed in residence halls, homes, and apartments.
The program is sponsored by the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Participating Universities:
* La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico
* La Universidad de Colima Mexico
* Mount Royal College Canada
* Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology Canada
* University of Georgia USA
* University of Iowa USA
--Sponsors: The journalism exchange is part of the program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, a project run cooperatively by the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The program is administrated by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE); Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC); and in Mexico by the Dirección de Desarollo Universitario, Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP). Conceived in the spirit of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the program seeks to strengthen cooperation in higher education, research, and training among the three countries.
 --Download the North American Exchange Application at http://www.grady.uga.edu/students/forms/NorthAmericanExchangeApplication.pdf
--Submit
* Application
* Transcript
* Writing Sample* -- two pages
* Applicants for Mexican exchanges should be prepared to demonstrate high-level proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.
*Please write a two-page, double-spaced essay telling a bit about yourself, particularly your academic and journalistic experiences, accomplishments and interests. Tell what you hope to get out of a semester abroad. You may add clips or other writing samples if you wish.
--Submit all the above materials to:
Selection Committee
Mobility Project Exchange
Room 233
Grady College
--For more information contact:
* Ms. Sophie Barnes, Dept. of Journalism, Administrative Secretary, [log in to unmask] 706-542-4668 Journalism Rm. 233
* Prof. Kent Middleton, Dept. of Journalism, Department Head, [log in to unmask] 706-542-5034 Journalism Rm. 232
* Julie Escobedo, Office of International Education,
[log in to unmask] 706-542-7903 Barrow Hall Rm. 209
-- Website: http://www.grady.uga.edu:16080/grady/undergraduate.php?al1=Undergraduate&al2=Study%20Abroad&page=study_abroad.inc.php|location_ID=3|pageNum=1|profile_ID=5

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3. SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS!

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ISEP INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

ISEP is offering scholarships for students to study in Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay.  The award criteria
for the scholarships are a strong academic background and genuine financial need.

Five to seven scholarships ($1,000-$1,500) are available to semester
1 and academic year 2005-2006 program participants. Ten to fifteen scholarships ($1,000-$1,500) are available to semester 2 program participants.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students being nominated for this scholarship must be either:
1.  New ISEP-Direct applicants for programs  in Argentina, Chile, Ghana, South Africa, or Uruguay; or
2.  New ISEP-Direct or new Exchange applicants for Brazil;  or
3.  ISEP-Direct or Exchange applicants who have already submitted  an application for programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, South
Africa, or Uruguay.
--Application details are available on the ISEP web site at:
http://www.isep.org/scholarship/index.html

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CET JEWISH STUDIES IN PRAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

CET is proud to announce that the Dorot Foundation will be sponsoring
five brand new scholarships for students attending the upcoming summer
term of CET Jewish Studies in Prague.  This scholarship funding has just
been secured, so we are extending the summer application deadline to
April 19. Interested students should contact CET Prague Program Manager, Jacob
Labendz ([log in to unmask]) immediately.  Please do not
contact Dorot directly.   Applications and more information about the
CET Prague program may be found at www.cetacademicprograms.com
<http://www.cetacademicprograms.com/> .

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4. BRINGING THE WORLD HOME RETREATS IN EUROPE

Americans studying abroad are invited to apply for Bringing the World Home retreats being held across Europe in late April, May, and June. The retreats will bring together hundreds of Americans abroad for a weekend of workshops, speakers, and discussions focused on techniques for raising global consciousness in the U.S. Thanks to the generous support of Connect US, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Open Society Institute, the Hewlett Foundation, and the DarMac Foundation, the weekend conferences will be free for selected students including food (although travel and lodging will be at the participant’s expense).

 The retreats are being coordinated by Americans for Informed Democracy (AID), a non-partisan educational organization that seeks to raise awareness in the U.S. about world opinions. For more information about AID, including recent stories about the group by the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and CNN, visit www.aidemocracy.org.

The Bringing the World Home retreats will take place over six weekends in six different cities across Europe:

April 29-May 1 in Berlin, Germany
Theme: National and International Security: the U.S. Role

May 6-8 in London, England
Theme: Making Poverty History: Development and Responsibility

May 13-15 in Oxford, England
Theme: Great Britain: the Bridge Between Europe and America?

May 20-22 in Madrid, Spain
Theme: Global Solutions: The International Community’s Role in Development & Security

May 27-29 in Prague, Czech Republic
Theme: After the Iron Curtain: U.S. Cooperation with the New Europe

June 3-5 in Barcelona, Spain
Theme: The New Worldwide Community: Globalization in an Ever-Changing World

--APPLICATION: Interested students should send a resume, a cover letter indicating their first, second and third choice for retreat location, and a 250-word essay on the topic "Why Bringing the World Home is Important to Me" to Stephanie Mott, Director of Global Activities, Americans for Informed Democracy, Krossener Str. 22, 10245 Berlin, Germany. The application can also be e-mailed to [log in to unmask].

--DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be received by April 8, 2005, for the Berlin and London retreats and April 15, 2005, for all other retreats. Applicants will be notified within 48 hours of submitting their application if they have been chosen for an interview and within one week of submission if they have been selected to attend a summit.

--For more information, visit www.aidemocracy.org or call Americans for Informed Democracy in the U.S. (+1 202 270 6268) or Germany (+49 (0) 30 2610 5959).

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ATTENTION CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

5. REGISTER ON-LINE WITH US EMBASSY OVERSEAS

The Office of International Education recommends that all current study abroad students register with the US Embassy in your host country.  Students may easily register on-line via  the US State Department website which was recently created.  https://travelregistration.state.gov
Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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SYMPOSIUM ON THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF TERRORISM IN ISRAEL

Date: April 13th, 2005 

Time: 9:30-12:00 PM 

Location: University of Georgia, Athens - University Chapel, North Campus  

Four Israeli experts on the effects of terrorism will speak at the University of Georgia April 13. Estelle Rubinstein, a social worker at Hadassah Hospital of Jerusalem, will summarize that hospital’s emergency responses to a mass-casualty event. She will be followed by three Israeli professors who have long studied the effects of terrorism on children and others in the civilian population. The event will be held in the Chapel on North Campus at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

The symposium is sponsored by the UGA Office of International Education, the Israel Consulate General and the UGA School of Social Work.

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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