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Below you will find the most recent posting to the SISA-L Listserv (Students Interested in Study Abroad) for the 2006-2007 academic year.

 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.        APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
2.       STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
      —FREEMAN-ASIA
      —GILMAN
      —STARS
      —CIEE
      —ATJ BRIDGING.
3.       STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM
4.       STUDY ABROAD STUDENT EVALUATIONS
5.       INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
6.       INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE COFFEE HOUR 9/1
7.       22ND ANNUAL STUDY, WORK, AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR
8.       UGA STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY—COSTA RICA
9.       THIS WEEK'S UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT—UNIV. OF NOTTINGHAM, UK

 

UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS – Application Deadline:  September 15, 2006

The Office of International Education will be accepting student applications on September 15 for Spring 2007 UGA Exchange Programs in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, 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, 2006 for Spring 2007 programs  (Fall 2007 Deadline is February 1)

--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, 203 Barrow Hall, E-mail [log in to unmask]

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

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

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 6, 2006 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 18, 2006.

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

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GILMAN STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP 
(for Pell Grant Recipients):
 
--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 2007.
 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
 
Deadline: September 26, 2006
 
--QUESTIONS?  If you have questions about your ideas for a service project or about the Gilman application process, please speak with a study
abroad advisor.
 
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STARS DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Office of International Education is pleased to announce that the Fall 2006 application deadline for STARS has been extended!  STARS (Student Abroad with Regents Support) Work Stipends supports UGA students planning to study abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2007 and during the 2007-2008 academic year.

--NEW Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2006 by 5:00 p.m.

--STARS Award: This is a work stipend where students work for 50 hours with the Office of International Education during the Fall 2006 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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CIEE ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPRING 2007

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is pleased to announce that a number of additional scholarships are now available for Spring 2007 CIEE Study Centers (
www.ciee.org/study) in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Taipei.
 
Application instructions, deadlines, eligibility requirements and forms are available on the CIEE website at http://www.ciee.org/study/scholarships.aspx. **Note that applications for Spring 2007 programs must be received no later than November 1, 2006.
 
For questions regarding any of our scholarship programs please call 1.800.40.STUDY or e-mail us at [log in to unmask].
 
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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 2007. 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/ealld/

--Deadline:   October 5, 2006  (This is NOT a postmark deadline - All materials must be received by end of business day Thursday, October 5).

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**ATTENTION RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS**

STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM:

Do you still want to talk about your study abroad experience? Need an interested audience for your study abroad stories and memories? Want to encourage other UGA students to study abroad?

The Office of International Education is looking for peer advisors for the 2006-2007 academic year. We have found that returned students are one of the best resources for encouraging more UGA students to study abroad. Peer advisors assist the study abroad staff by giving presentations about study abroad, leading discussions and serving on student panels. You can choose to participate in as many events as your schedule permits.

If you are interested in becoming a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, please contact Julie Escobedo at the Office of International Education, [log in to unmask] or 542-7903.

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STUDY ABROAD STUDENT EVALUATIONS

Have you recently returned from a Study Abroad program?  We would love to know more about your experiences abroad.   Visit http://www.uga.edu/oie/saeval.htm to fill out an evaluation and have your comments posted in the Study Abroad Library!

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INTERNSHIPS ABROAD

Interested in doing an internship abroad?  Visit the following websites for some great advice and tips!

http://info.iiepassport.org/study_abroad_information/global_experiences2.html or

www.uga.edu/oie/saworkvol.htm

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE COFFEE HOUR

Students for Latino Empowerment (SLE) will be hosting the International Student Life Coffee Hour on Friday, September 1.  Stop by Memorial Hall between 11:30 and 1:30 for free coffee, lemonade, and international food.

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22nd ANNUAL STUDY, WORK, AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair to be held both Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10, 2006 in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center.  Plan to come both days as the hall will be filled with different vendors providing you with information about upcoming opportunities to go abroad!   The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. each day and is a "drop-in" event!  We will look forward to seeing you both days.  For further information contact Betsy Arrington-Tsao at [log in to unmask] or visit our website at the following URL:  http://www.uga.edu/oie


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UGA STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY—COSTA RICA, SPRING 2007

UGA Costa Rica is excited to offer the Franklin College Program, at the UGA San Luis Research Station. Students participating in the program can earn up to fifteen credit hours in a variety of disciplines, many for core credit.  Experience classes in Anthropology, Ecology, Latin Dance, and many more!

Eligibility:  Open to all majors.

Program Dates:  Jan. 21 – Mar. 23, 2006

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2006 

For more information on this program visit www.uga.edu/costarica or call Page at 706.583.8929.

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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 theaters, 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.   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.

Nottingham offers academic subjects in Archaeology, Art History, Classics, English Literature**, Languages, Hispanic & Latin American Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Russian & Slavic Studies, Theology, Education, Built Environment, Business**, Economics, Geography, Politics, Sociology & Social Policy, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Pharmacy, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology**.

(**these subjects typically require early applications each Spring)

QUICK PROGRAM DETAILS:

--Application Deadlines:   September 15 - Spring 2007 Program
        --February 1 - Fall & Full Year 2007-08 Program & Spring 2007

--UGA Exchange Partner: University of Nottingham

--Location:   Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

--Online Nottingham City information at http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/

and http://nottingham-myhomenottingham.moonfruit.com/

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

< http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/>  or

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/

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

--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.

--Housing:
  Students live in university residence halls arranged by the University of Nottingham
 
--For More Information Contact:
  Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor,
Office of International Education, 203 Barrow Hall, 542-7903, [log in to unmask]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Monica Catalano
Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia
Office of International Education
Study Abroad Office
Direct:  706-542-6605
Main:  706-542-7903