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. IEW PHOTO CONTEST

2. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2005 - NOV 14-18

3. STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

     a. SIT SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

     b. IES SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

     c. NSEP - NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM/DAVID BOREN

               SCHOLARSHIPS

4. GLIMPSE FALL 2005 WRITING CONTEST

5.  STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISORS AT TATE

6. GHANA STUDY ABROAD ART EXHIBITION

7. AUSTRALEARN EXTENSION

8. SIGNATURE FORM INFORMATION FOR DEPARTING STUDENTS

9. UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

               ---UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM- UK

 

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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 current 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 31

 

-- 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

PLUS -- THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTED ON DURING THE IEW CELEBRATION ON NOVEMBER 14

 

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.

 

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK CELEBRATION 2005

 

--WHEN:  November 14, 2005, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

--WHERE:  Georgia Hall, Tate Student Center

 

--FEATURING:

     PHOTO CONTEST

     INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

     ENTERTAINMENT

     INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION+

     10,000 VILLAGES FAIR TRADE SALE

 

--IEW EVENT TICKETS:  Plan to attend the International Education Week Celebration featuring the Photo Contest, international cuisine, silent auction and entertainment!

 

$5 UGA STUDENTS WITH ID

$8 UGA STAFF/COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT THE TATE CENTER BOX OFFICE IN LATE OCTOBER AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON NOV 14

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!

 

--DONATIONS:  Students, staff and community members are also welcome to contribute to the IEW event by donating an international item to the International Silent Auction from your travels - AND/OR - to contribute a dish for the international cuisine buffet.  Those who contribute a dish serving 8 or more will receive a coupon for $2 off your Admission Ticket.  Please contact Colleen Larson to donate any items.  Email:  [log in to unmask]

 

* 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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SIT (School for International Training) - STARR INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

 

Description:  Scholarships available for UGA students participating in a study abroad program through the School for International Training (SIT).  SIT study abroad program information available at http://www.sit.edu

 

Application:  Students must complete a UGA Affiliate Scholarship Application Form (green scholarship form) AND an SIT Financial Aid/Scholarhip application and financial assessment form at http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/docs/scholarship_finaid.pdf

 

Deadline:  Monday, November 14, 2005

 

For further information, please contact Colleen Larson, Office of International Education, 706-542-7903, [log in to unmask]

 

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IES SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

 

Description: IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is a UGA affiliate study abroad provider with nearly 30 programs in 15 counties. Since 1950, IES has provided students and U.S. colleges and universities with high-quality academic study abroad programs and internship opportunities that foster intercultural development. All UGA students receive a $1,500 discount if accepted for a study abroad program with IES.

 

For more information on IES opportunities, visit: http://www.iesabroad.org

 

Scholarship Deadline: November 1

 

ASIA PACIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Eligibility: For students attending one of our programs in Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Japan, and New Zealand). Scholarships range from $500 to $3,000.

 

For more information, visit: www.IESabroad.org/asiaScholarship.do.

 

SOUTH AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Eligibility: For students attending one of our programs in Buenos Aires, Santiago, or Quito. Scholarships range from $500 to $3,000.

 

For more information, visit: www.IESabroad.org/southAmericaScholarship.do.

 

JOHN GEAREN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

 

Eligibility: For students studying on the IES Dublin program or at an IES Center in a developing region of the world (Argentina, Chile, China, or Ecuador). Scholarships range up to $1,000.

 

For more information, visit: www.IESabroad.org/johnGearenScholarship.do.

 

In addition to these new scholarships, IES also offers a variety of merit-based scholarships in twelve categories, need-based and minority scholarships, and discounts for public schools and repeat study with IES. 

More information and applications are available at:  www.IESabroad.org/financialAid.do.

 

To request an IES Scholarships & Financial Aid brochure, please visit:

 

www.IESabroad.org/requestCatalog.do?countryId=USA.

 

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NSEP - NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM/DAVID BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

NSEP provides opportunities for Americans to study in regions critical to US national interests including, Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

 

--Award:  Scholarships are available for Summer 2006, Fall 2006 and/or Spring 2007.

NSEP Boren scholarships are merit based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Students must inform NSEP of any additional outside funding they receive for their study abroad program.  The NSEP service requirement stipulates all award recipients work in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State or the Intelligence Community for one year, within 3 years of graduation.  Contact Campus Representative for details.

 

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. NSEP strongly emphasizes the importance of award recipients seeking and gaining employment in federal government organizations whose missions and functions are most directly related to national security.

 

--Application Deadline:  January 20, 2006

 

--For More Information Contact:  Steven Elliott-Gower, UGA NSEP Campus Coordinator, E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

 

--Website:  http://www.iie.org/nsep

 

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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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INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH A STUDENT THAT HAS PARTICIPATED IN A STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM???

 

Visit the Study Abroad Peers Advisors at Tate!!!

 

November 8th and 10th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Come speak with a student veteran that has studied abroad and can help answer many of the questions you may have.

 

 Also, have the opportunity to pick up more information on study abroad opportunities, as well as speak with a representative from the UGA Study Abroad Office!

 

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GHANA MAYMESTER WEST AFRICAN STUDY ABROAD ART EXHIBITION

 

Come view an art show at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, focused around the Ghana Maymester Study Abroad trip.

 

October 27 – November 2, 2005

 

Lamar Dodd School of Art

 

Closing Reception: November 1, 2005 7:00-9:00 pm

 

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AUSTRALEARN HAS EXTENDED THEIR DEADLINE!!!

 

What is AUSTRALEARN?

 

AustraLearn, a non-profit organization, provides students with study abroad opportunities in Australia and New Zealand at the college/university level. Students may study abroad for a semester or year at one of 29 major universities, participate in a study abroad specialty program, or complete a high quality internship.

 

AustraLearn has extended the study abroad application deadline for the February 2006 term at our partner universities in New Zealand until November 15th.  The deadline for our Australian partners remains November 15th, except for Bond University which is October 31st. 

 

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DEPARTING SOON FOR YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVENTURE???

 

ALL THESE SIGNATURE FORMS GOT YOU CONFUSED???

 

--If you have a Study Abroad Signature Form from another university/program provider, a Study Abroad Advisor would be happy to review your form and sign it for you. 

 

However, depending on the information your program sponsor asks the OIE to certify, we may need additional information before we can sign your Signature Form – i.e. academic standing at UGA (including GPA, rank, etc.) and/or the status of judicial/disciplinary and academic honesty records. 

 

--If your Study Abroad Signature Form requires this information, please request what UGA calls “Dean’s Certification”.

 

To begin, sign your signature form (if needed) and make a request for “Dean’s Certification” at the UGA Office of Judicial Programs, 130 Memorial Hall.

 

To complete the process, Judicial Programs will route your Study Abroad Signature Form through the Office of the Vice President of Instruction (for academic honesty status) and the Registrar’s Office (for academic standing certification).  You may request that your Study Abroad Form be forwarded to us in the Office of International Education – or directly to you. 

 

The full process typically takes approximately 1 week to 10 days - Walk-through requests are generally not possible.

 

--Once the OIE receives your Study Abroad Signature Form with attached Dean’s Certification Information, a Study Abroad Advisor will review and sign, plus notify you when you can collect your Study Abroad Form at the Office of International Education in Barrow Hall.  

 

In addition, remember that you are required to complete the UGA Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (CAF) prior to your departure.  The CAF will help you keep your student status at UGA, HOPE and other financial aid while studying abroad, plus determine - in advance - how your study abroad credits will transfer to UGA.  (UNO-Innsbruck program participants should use the UNO-Specific CAF)

 

--The Credit Approval Form (CAF) should be complete and submitted to the OIE no later than 3 weeks before your program date. 

 

CAFs are available on-line at: http://www.uga.edu/oie/forms.htm

 

CAFs are also available from the OIE Reception Desk or the Study Abroad Library.  If you have any questions about how to complete a Credit Approval Form, call 542-7903 to speak to or make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.

 

--Transcripts:  Your Study Abroad Program Transcript should be sent to UGA in care of: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 212 Terrell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602-0023

 

--Travel & Health/Safety Tips:  Important information and web links regarding health, safety, study abroad insurance and visas/passports is available on-line at http://www.uga.edu/oie/satravel.htm

 

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THIS WEEK'S UGA-EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT – UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, UK

Study Abroad for a semester or year in the United Kingdom at the University of Nottingham, a UGA Exchange Partner University.  Nottingham is located within a 2 hour train ride from London and offers life in a student-friendly city with a rich history.  There are endless sources of entertainment including theatres, live music venues, typical pubs and clubs, museums, restaurants, etc.  The city center is graced with a Georgian architecture, and Nottingham Castle (yes, as in the famous Robin Hood stories!!!).

 

Beyond Nottingham, those who enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside can easily travel to the Peak District National Park, which is a short bus or train journey away.  Public transport provides fast access to many of Britain’s major cities, including London.  By choosing to study at the University of Nottingham you will be part of a community of around 26,000 students from over 130 countries – a stimulating diversity which adds to the enjoyment of student life.

 

UGA students enroll in classes with local Nottingham students and live in campus residence halls.  Nottingham offers academic subjects in Archaeology, Art History, Classics, English Studies, Languages, Hispanic & Latin American Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Russian & Slavic Studies, Theology, Education, Built Environment, Business, Economics, Geography, Law, Politics, Sociology & Social Policy, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Pharmacy, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology.

--Quick Program Details:
Application Deadlines:  February 1 - Fall 2005 Program   \   September 15 - Spring 2006 Program
UGA Exchange Partner: University of Nottingham

--Location:  Nottingham, England, United Kingdom 

--Map at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/prospectuses/undergrad/introduction/about/location.php

--Online Nottingham City information at http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/ and http://nottingham-myhomenottingham.moonfruit.com/

 

--University Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk or http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/

 

--Dates:  Study on exchange for one semester or full academic year 

Fall:  October – December/January  &   Spring:  January -  June

--Eligibility Requirements:  UGA student in good standing, 3.0 GPA

--Subjects Offered:  Wide variety of university subjects in Arts, Business, Engineering Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc. See subject (module) catalog at http://winster.nottingham.ac.uk/modulecatalogue/

 

--Housing:  Students live in university residence halls arranged by the University of Nottingham

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--Costs:  UGA students pay the Exchange Program Fee to the Office of International Education, which is equal to UGA in-state tuition and fees  Room/board/books and other personal expenses are paid in Nottingham, England.  Students are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements to Nottingham.

 

--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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Cheers,

 

John D. Pine