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.  STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR -- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2005
2.  INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW)  PHOTO CONTEST
3.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
     --FREEMAN-ASIA
     --ATJ BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIP
     --OIE  ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
4.  GLIMPSE FALL 2005 WRITING CONTEST


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

Researching study abroad options? Planning to travel abroad soon?  Want to learn more?  Come to the FAIR and get some encouragement!

See you at the 21st Annual UGA Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair:

**DATE:  Tuesday, October 4, 2005
**TIME:    10 am - 3 pm
**PLACE:  Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center

**Meet UGA Study Abroad and Exchange Program Directors, Coordinators of External Programs, plus Representatives from University System of
Georgia study abroad programs!  

Over 100 representatives will be on hand to answer your questions!! 

Sample list of UGA Programs at the Study Abroad include:
AIESEC Internship Exchange, UGA at Oxford, UGA en Espana, UGA South Pacific, Terry College of Business, UGA Exchanges, Ghana Study Abroad, India Abroad, 

Maymester in Tanzania, Morocco Maymester Program, Cortona, Italy Program, plus many more!


Sample list of external programs at the Study Abroad Fair:

Academic Programs International (API), American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad, AustraLearn, CIMBA, Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), IES - Institute for the International Education of Students, IFSA - Butler University, ISA (International Studies Abroad), SIT Study Abroad, STA Travel, Study Abroad Italy, The School of Field Studies, University of New Orleans, University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), plus many more!


The Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair is a great time to gather LOTS of information about your program options for the upcoming year!

*** Study Abroad Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid and scholarships, credit transfer, how to choose the best program and other issues!  ***

See you on Tuesday, October 4, 2005!!!! :-)

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ANNOUNCING THE 2005 OIE - INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK PHOTO CONTEST

As part of the International Education Week Celebration, the Office of International Education proudly presents "International Photo Contest: World in
Photos."  This contest is open to all UGA students who have studied or traveled outside the United States and all international students who are currently studying at UGA.

-- RULES:  U.S. student must submit photos from an experience outside the U.S.; international students may submit photos from their home country or an international travel destination.   * Each student may enter up to 3 photos. * Photos may be between the sizes of 3 X 5 and 5 X 7.

-- DEADLINE:  5:00 PM on October 31st

-- TO ENTER:  Use the Photo Entry Form available on the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/iew/photo.htm or   http://www.uga.edu/oie/iew OR
collect a form from the Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall. 

Students should submit photos in an envelope addressed to John Pine, Photo Contest, Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall
along with your completed entry form.

--JUDGING: * Photos will be judged in two categories: "People & Culture" and "Artistic Merit " Judges will look for photos that communicate a cross-cultural experience
in the People & Culture category and will look for artistic quality in the Artistic Merit category.

--AWARDS: 1st place prize winners: $75   /   2nd place prize winners: $50   /  3rd place prize winners: $25



**PHOTO CONTEST AWARDS NIGHT & IEW CELEBRATION:  Photos will be displayed at the International Education Week Celebration on 11/14/05.
Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the IEW celebration.    A People's Choice Award will be also be voted on during the IEW evening event.

--WHEN:  November 14, 2005, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
--WHERE:  Georgia Hall,  Tate Student Center

--IEW EVENT TICKETS:  Plan to attend the International Education Week Celebration featuring the Photo Contest, international cuisine, silent
auction and entertainment!
This is a fundraising event and all ticket sales, silent auction donations/sales fully contribute to the IEW Scholarships for Study Abroad and International Students! 
Last year funds provided scholarships for 7 study abroad and international students!  Tickets should be available for purchase by late October at the Tate Center Box
Office.

* For more information about the IEW Photo Contest contact John Pine, Graduate Assistant, Office of International Education, E-mail: [log in to unmask]

* For more information about the general IEW Event, contact Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

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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

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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:  October 21, 2005
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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ATJ BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD IN JAPAN

--Description:   Recipients of Bridging Scholarships  will receive a stipend of $2,500 - $4000 (depending on semester/year programs).
The Bridging Scholarship program will award 30 scholarships to American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2006. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

--Eligibility:  US citizen or permanent resident enrolled as undergraduate student in any field at a US college or university, who will study abroad in Japan.

--Application:  Available on-line at http://www.colorado.edu/ealc/atj/Bridging/scholarships.html

--Deadline:  October 5, 2005  (This is NOT a postmark deadline - All materials must be received by end of business day Wednesday, October 5).

--For further information on the Bridging Scholarships or the application procedure, please contact Susan Schmidt, Executive Director of the
Bridging Project Clearinghouse, at the ATJ office: [log in to unmask]  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>, or (303) 492-5487.

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ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

The Office of International Education is pleased to announce the OIE application deadline for the Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Scholarship in
support of UGA students who will study abroad in Spring 2006 or Summer 2006.

--Application Deadline:  Friday, October 14, 2005

--Award: $500 scholarships provided through support of the Schaefer-Sammons family and the UGA Arch Foundation.

--Eligibility: UGA undergraduates attending a UGA study abroad or exchange program or an external study abroad (not sponsored by UGA). 3.0
minimum GPA required.

** Preference will be given for academic merit, applicants from groups that are under-represented in study abroad (i.e. students of color,
first generation college students, students from rural Georgia, math/science majors), participation in programs with language/cultural
immersion component or located in a under-represented geographic regions (i.e. outside of Western Europe).

--To Apply: Download an Office of International Education scholarship application from the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm
and submit complete application to the Office of International Education.   (Additional study abroad scholarships are also available using this application form.)

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GLIMPSE FALL 2005 WRITING CONTEST

Contribute to Glimpse's Fall 2005 writing contest, "There's No Place Like Home."       Grand prize is a $500 travel voucher, courtesy of STA Travel!

* THEME: Many who venture abroad are prepared for culture shock but quite surprised when it happens in reverse: that is, when they return
home and find it difficult to settle back into their old habits and routines. What challenges did you face upon your return home? Which
cultural aspects of your home country were the hardest to reintegrate into your daily life? Choose a few key anecdotes both from your time
abroad and after your return home that illustrate the ways in which your overseas experiences transformed specific attitudes, habits and/or
perspectives.

* DEADLINE: Monday, November 7, 2005

* SUBMISSION PROCESS:
1) Read our contest guidelines, available here: http://www.glimpseabroad.org/contests.php

2) Register in our contributor database: http://www.glimpseabroad.org/contribute.php

3) Submit your article via email by November 7, 2005.

* QUESTIONS? Email [log in to unmask]  or call at (401) 632-0750.

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Cheers,

Colleen Larson
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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/