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Below you will find the the latest posting to the SISA-L Listserv (Students Interested in Study Abroad) for the Fall 2005 semester.

In each listserv message there is information for students who are planning to go abroad, those who are currently abroad, as well as those who have returned!

In this week's issue:

1.  SEPTEMBER 9 -- INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR
2.  CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER
3.  ON-LINE REGISTRATION WITH US EMBASSY WHILE ABROAD
4.  SPRING 2006 EXCHANGE PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE
5.  THIS WEEK'S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT -- LANCASTER, UK
6.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
      --STARS -- deadline extension
      --GILMAN
      --FREEMAN-ASIA
7.  OCTOBER 4 -- STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 --  INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR

Sponsored by --  Office of International Education, International Public Service & Outreach,
SPIA - School for Public and International Affairs, CLACS - Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies,
and Office of International Student Life

Join us all for Friday's International Coffee Hour in the Memorial Hall Ballroom (2nd Floor)  It's FREE and FUN!

Meet new internationally minded friends :-), pick up information about studying abroad, plus international majors and activities at UGA.

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ATTENTION FALL SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER

This is a reminder for students attending a non-UGA study abroad program or a UGA exchange program (transcript issued by another U.S. or foreign
university) to 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 your transfer credit, plus to help maintain your eligibility to keep your HOPE and financial aid.  Students
attending other UGA programs will receive resident credit and do not need to complete this form.

The Credit Approval 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 the Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall 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.

Provided here is the on-line link for the Credit Approval Form:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/forms.htm. The Credit Approval Form is also
available at the OIE Reception Desk in 209 Barrow Hall, the Study Abroad Library.  You are welcome to call the OIE at 542-7903 with questions
and/or to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor

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REGISTER ON-LINE WITH US EMBASSY OVERSEAS

The Office of International Education recommends that all current study abroad students register with the local US Embassy in your host country.
Students may easily register on-line via the US State Department website:  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, and to receive regular safety/security updates issued while abroad.  Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from
the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

Information regarding study abroad scholarships is also available on-line at http://www.uga.edu/oie/safinaid.htm

STARS WORK STIPENDS:

The Office of International Education is pleased to announce the Fall 2005 application deadline for STARS (Student Abroad with Regents
Support) Work Stipends in support of UGA students planning to study abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2006 and during the 2006-07 academic year.

--Application Deadline Extended:  Tuesday, September 6, 2005

--STARS Award:  This is a work stipend where students work for 50 hours with the Office of International Education during the Fall 2005 semester
and earn $500 toward the cost of your study abroad program.

--Eligibility:  Any student who is planning to study abroad in the near future

--TO APPLY:  Download the STARS application form to the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm and submit to the Office of
International Education.  Additional application information about this and other scholarships is also available on-line.

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GILMAN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP (for Pell Grant Recipients):

--Application Deadline:  September 20, 2005

--Award up to $5000.  Award amounts will vary depending on program length and student need.

--Eligibility:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens and undergraduates who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges
and universities and are planning to study abroad this Spring 2006.   Gilman recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and
require students to develop a follow-up service project at home campus/community after the study abroad program.

--TO APPLY:  Visit the Gilman Scholarship website at: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/index.html

If you have questions about your ideas for a service project or about the application process, please speak with a study abroad advisor.
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THE FREEMAN-ASIA AWARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

This scholarship is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in
East or Southeast Asia.  Freeman-ASIA Award Program grantees are expected to share their experiences with their home campuses to
encourage study abroad in Asia by others, and to spread greater understanding of Asian peoples and cultures within their home
communities.  Since the launch of the program in 2000, the Freeman-ASIA Award Program has supported over 2,000 U.S. undergraduates with their
study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia.

--Eligibility:  Spring Scholarships available for students who will study abroad for 10 weeks or more in Asia with a start date next
December - April.

--Application Deadline:  Application cycle opens September 7, 2005 for Spring Programs Endorsed application and signed Financial Need Validation Form must be
received by Institute of International Education by 5:00 PM EST October 21, 2005.

--TO APPLY:  Visit the Freeman-ASIA website at http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/


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SPRING 2006 APPLICATION DEADLINE - UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS - SEPT 15, 2005:

The Office of International Education will be accepting student applications on September 15 for Spring 2006 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.

--Application Deadline:  September 15, 2005 for Spring 2006 programs

--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, E-mail [log in to unmask]

--TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT:  Call the OIE Reception Desk at 706-542-7903

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THIS WEEK'S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Study Abroad for a semester or year in the United Kingdom at the Lancaster University, a UGA Exchange Partner University.  Lancaster, near England's famous and beautiful Lake District, is easy traveling distance to both Edinburgh, Scotland and London.  Lancaster is a bustling city, which has all the amenities of a large city without having lost its charm and character.  The city center is just a 10 minute bus ride from the 200 acre campus and offers a wide range of entertainment, cultural events, shops, cafes -- not to mention its own castle!  Threading through the city is the canal with its warterside inns where you can watch the procession of boats glide by -- or rent a "punt" yourself and spend some time on the water.   

UGA students enroll in classes with local Lancaster students and live in campus residence halls.  Lancaster offers academic subjects in American Studies, Art, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business Studies, Criminology , Chemistry & Physics, Computing, Creative Writing, English, Ecology, Economics, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Linguistics, Marketing, Management, Mathematics, Politics and International Affairs, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Women's Studies. 

Quick Program Details:

--Application Deadlines:  September 15 - Spring 2006 Program   \     February 1 - Fall 2006 and Full Year 06-07 Programs

--UGA Exchange Partner: Lancaster University

--Location:  Lancaster, England, UK
--Online information:     http://www.lancs.ac.uk/lancuni/city_pic.htm , http://www.lancasterukonline.net/,
                                          http://www.visitlancaster.co.uk/http://www.lancashiretourism.com/

--Host University Website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk & http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/international/overseas/index.htm
--Dates:  Study on exchange for one semester or full academic year  \  Fall:  October - December  /   Spring:  January -  June

--Eligibility Requirements:  UGA student in good standing, 3.0 GPA
--Subjects Offered:  Wide variety of university subjects in Arts, Business, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.

--Housing:  Students live in university residence halls arranged by Lancaster University.
--Costs:  UGA students pay the in-state tuition and fees to the Office of International Education.  Room/board/books and other personal expenses are paid in Lancaster, England.  Students are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements to Lancaster.

--For More Information Contact:  Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall, 542-7903, [log in to unmask]

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STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR -- OCTOBER 4, 2005

Mark your calendars now for the 21st Annual UGA Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair, which will take place Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in the
Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center.   10 am - 3 pm

During the fair there will be many opportunities to visit with program representatives for UGA, University System of Georgia and and external program providers.

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Look for additional updates in future issues of SISA-L!!

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Ms

 

Colleen P. Larson

Study Abroad Advisor

Office of International Education
University
of Georgia      Athens, GA  30602

 

Tel: (706) 542-7903        Fax: (706) 542-6622

209 Barrow Hall             http://www.uga.edu/oie/