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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.  FRIDAY -- SEPTEMBER 9 -- INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR
2.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
       --GILMAN
       --FREEMAN-ASIA
3.  THIS WEEK'S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT - AGDER COLLEGE, NORWAY
4.  OCTOBER 4 -- STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR
5.  STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 --  INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Memorial Hall Ballroom

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 the 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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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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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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THIS WEEK'S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Study Abroad for a semester or year in Norway at Agder University
College, a UGA Exchange Partner University!

Ideal for Business, MIS, Literature and Political Science students,
Agder University College is located on the southern coast of Norway in
the port city of Kristiansand. Agder is one of the most internationally
oriented University Colleges in Norway -- with a great history of
welcoming exchange students from UGA and around the world to the campus.
 With a population in excess of 72 000, Kristiansand is the fifth
largest city and second largest port in Norway.  Kristiansand is a
Renaissance town which was founded in 1641 by King Christian IV of
Denmark-Norway.  Ever since, Kristiansand has been a commercial center,
plus an active port with a rich cultural life and today also offers the
largest summer tourist resort in the country.

UGA students enroll in classes, taught in English, with local Agder
students and live student residences/apartments.  Agder offers a range
of academic subjects in Business, Management, MIS, Marketing, Economics,
English/Literature, History, Political Science, and History.  See more
details in the ECTS subject guide at http://www.hia.no/ects/05/

Quick Program Details:

--Application Deadlines:  September 15 - Spring 2006 Program   \
February 1 - Fall 2006 and Full Year 06-07 Programs
--UGA Exchange Partner: Agder University College
--Location:  Kristiansand, Norway
--Online information:  http://www.study-norway.net/ ,
 http://www.sorlandet.com/
--Helpful University Websites: http://www.hia.no/intkontor/english/auc.php
  http://www.hia.no/ects/05/

--Dates:  Study on exchange for one semester or full academic year
  Fall:  August - December  /   Spring:  January -  early June
--Eligibility Requirements:  UGA student in good standing, 2.5 GPA
--Subjects Offered:  Wide variety of university subjects in Business,
Humanities and Social Sciences

--Housing:  Students live in local accommodation within easy walking
distance of study locations, either on or close to campus and consists
of high standard single room accommodation with shared bathrooms and
kitchens.

--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 Kristiansand, Norway.  Students are responsible for
making their own transportation arrangements to Norway.

--For More Information Contact:  Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor,
Office of International Education, 209 Barrow Hall, 542-7903,
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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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2005-06 "ABROAD VIEW" STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

The Office of International Education encourages all students (and
recent graduates) to submit entries to the "Abroad View Magazine"
Writing Contest. http://www.abroadviewmagazine.com
<http://www.abroadviewmagazine.com/>

--Contest Deadline November 1, 2005 for the Spring issue
-- Contest Categories: Personal Journeys, Alliteration, and Viewpoint.
-- Winners:  A winner for each category will receive $150, and the
winning submissions will be published in "Abroad View" spring 2006.
--Guidelines:  Available for pdf download at:
http://www.abroadviewmagazine.com/contests.html  --General Submissions:
Aside from the contest, students are welcome to submit articles at any
time.   Submissions guidelines and writing tips are available at
http://www.abroadviewmagazine.com/submissions.html



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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/