This week on the SISA (Students Interested in Study Abroad) Listserv
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
--ATJ BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIP
--OIE ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
4. GLIMPSE FALL 2005 WRITING CONTEST
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
**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,
in Tanzania, Morocco Maymester Program,
Cortona, Italy Program, plus many more!
Sample list of external programs at the
Study Abroad Fair:
Programs International (API), American
Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), ArcadiaUniversityCenter for Education Abroad,
AustraLearn, CIMBA, Cultural
Experiences Abroad (CEA), IES -
Institute for the International Education of Students, IFSA - ButlerUniversity, ISA
(International Studies Abroad), SIT Study
Abroad, STA Travel, Study
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!!!!
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
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 &
and "Artistic Merit "
Judges will look for photos that communicate a cross-cultural
in the People & Culture category and will look for artistic quality
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
* 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]
THE FREEMAN-ASIA AWARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
This scholarship is designed to support American undergraduates
with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas
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
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.
--Deadline: October 5, 2005 (This is NOT a postmark deadline -
All materials must be received by end of business day Wednesday,
--For further information on the Bridging Scholarships or the
application procedure, please contact Susan Schmidt, Executive Director
Bridging Project Clearinghouse, at the ATJ office: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>,
or (303) 492-5487.
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
--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).
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
(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.)
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
* 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
overseas experiences transformed specific attitudes, habits and/or