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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.  STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR
2.  GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
3.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
     --FREEMAN-ASIA
     --ATJ BRIDGING
     --ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP
     --SCHAEFER
4.  AIESEC INFO SESSION
5.   INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW) PHOTO CONTEST

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STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR

Oct. 9th & 10th in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..  Get information about all the upcoming opportunities to work and study abroad! Vendors from around the country will be there to answer questions and help you find the program that is right for you.   You don't want to miss out!  This is a "drop-in" event so feel free to stop by both days.

For more information contact Betsy Arrington-Tsao at [log in to unmask] or visit our website at www.uga.edu/oie .

 

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GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to increased interest in the Gilman Scholarship, the student deadline to submit an application has been extended until Monday, October 2nd at 11:59 CST. The advisor deadline to certify applications has been extended until Thursday, October 5th . As always if you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact our office.

We are currently upgrading the application server to handle the increased traffic. During this time if you experience any problems with the Gilman Application or need your password reset, please contact our office at [log in to unmask] or 713-621-6300 ext 16.

We thank you for your continued support of the Gilman Scholarship Program and for encouraging your students to apply.

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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 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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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:   http://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:   http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm

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AIESEC INFO SESSION—INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Gain global experience with AIESEC!!

Do you want international experience?

Do you want to gain professional and leadership skills?

Would you like to build a global network?

Are you interested in changing the world?

Join AIESEC!

Located in over 90 countries, AIESEC is the world's largest student-based organization. We promote international cooperation and cultural understanding through our global network, traineeship exchange program and diverse leadership opportunities…

Find out more at our info session:

Wednesday October 4th
7:30 PM
Caldwell 302

If you have any questions please email us at [log in to unmask] or visit www.aiesecus.org

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW) PHOTO CONTEST

As part of the International Education Week Celebration, the Office of International Education proudly presents "International Photo Contest: The World in Pictures."   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 X 7.

-- DEADLINE:   5:00 PM on October 31st

-- TO ENTER:   Use the Photo Entry Form available on the OIE website at   http://www.uga.edu/oie/iew under Photo Contest OR collect a form from the Office of International Education, 203 Barrow Hall.

Students should submit photos in an envelope addressed to Monica Catalano, Photo Contest, Office of International Education, 203 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

**PHOTO CONTEST AWARDS NIGHT & IEW CELEBRATION:  Photos will be displayed at the International Education Week Celebration on November 16, 2006.   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 Office.

* For more information about the IEW Photo Contest contact Monica Catalano, Graduate Assistant, Office of International Education, E-mail: [log in to unmask].

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Cherio, 

 



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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