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Below you will find information for students interested in studying abroad, those who are currently abroad, and students who have recently returned.
 
In this week's issue:
 
      1.  22nd ANNUAL STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR
2.  VOLUNTEER OR INTERN ABROAD WITH CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS
3.  STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM
4.   STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
       --FREEMAN-ASIA
       --GILMAN
       --STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP
       --ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER
5.   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE COFFEE HOUR 9/15
 
 
22nd ANNUAL STUDY, WORK, AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair!

When:   Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:   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!   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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VOLUNTEER OR INTERN ABROAD WITH CROSS-CULTURAL SOLUTIONS

On Tuesday September 19th at 2pm, Ms.Cassie Hayes will be hosting an information session at 202 Moore College to speak about Cross-Cultural Solutions' international volunteer and intern opportunities in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania and Thailand. 
 
During the information session, you will learn about volunteer and intern placement opportunities in the areas of health, education and social services. Ms. Hayes will also show a new video of Cross-Cultural Solutions in Peru and speak about her own experience as an international volunteer. You'll have a chance to ask questions about our 2 to 12 week programs, Volunteer Abroad and Intern Abroad, or the one-week option, Insight Abroad. You will also meet other UGA students just like you who have recently volunteered in countries such as Thailand, China, India and Tanzania who are eager to share their experience.

 

WHEN: Tuesday September 19th at 2:00pm

WHERE: 202 Moore College

To learn more about Cross-Cultural Solutions, visit the website at  www.crossculturalsolutions.org or email [log in to unmask] .

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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 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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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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STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP

A $3000 study abroad fellowship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program for one semester (Fall or Spring) or full academic year. 

-- 3.0 minimum GPA required.
-- Must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level.
-- Award based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong faculty recommendation, essay, and overall application. 
-- Fellowship recipient must be willing to meet with the Alumni Board (at a mutually convenient regularly scheduled meeting either before departure or within six months of completing study abroad program) and to correspond with designated Alumni Board staff and volunteers.
-- Students must have completed at least one full semester at UGA prior to application and have at least one semester to complete at UGA upon return.  ( i.e. fellowship cannot be used for the last semester of your degree program in order to participate in post-study abroad campus activities proposed in application essay).

 
Deadline:   October 3, 2006
For application and more information visit:   www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm
 
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ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP
 

A $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending UGA or external study abroad or exchange programs.

--3.0 minimum GPA required.

 
Deadline:   October 13, 2006
For application and more information visit:   www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm
 
 
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE COFFEE HOUR 9/15

This week's coffee hour will be hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association.   Join them at Memorial Hall on Friday, Sept. 15 between 11:30 and 1:30 for food, drinks, and entertainment!

 

 

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