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. FREEMAN-ASIA SCHOLARSHIP
  2. UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA INFORMATION SESSIONS
  3. UGA SPRING SEMESTER IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
  4. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK CELEBRATION
  5. INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

 

 

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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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UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA SUMMER 2007 INFORMATION SESSIONS
"For anyone with a passion for the outdoors"

Learn about this unique opportunity to study and travel along 4,000 miles of Argentina's most beautiful and rarely visited places.
Emphasis of the program rests on the impact of the exploration, exploitation and use of Earth Resources. No pre-requisites. Choose from core courses that satisfy Environmental Literacy or upper division elective science credit courses. Taught mostly in the field.

 Upcoming Information Sessions:


Students and friends are welcome. Hope to see you there.

http://mapatino.myweb.uga.edu/arghome.html

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UGA SPRING SEMESTER IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

 

Open to students of all majors and available for 13 15 credits in a wide variety of disciplines including anthropology, ecology, geography, and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is an experiential program where we spend ~30% of our time in the classroom and ~70% traveling in the field as a group with UGA instructors and local field experts, exploring the cultural and natural environments of both countries. Excursions and activities are also included in the program fee, such as glacier hiking, dolphin swims, snorkeling on the Barrier Reef, and sea kayaking.

 All students (including out-of-state and non-UGA students) pay in state tuition.

 

Program Dates:  January 18 April 1, 2007

Program Fee:   $6,595, includes accommodations, in-country transport, some meals, insurance, all excursions and activities. Additional cost of airfare (~$1,700) and regular tuition (at $163 per credit hour). Deadline:  mid-November, although we recommend people apply as early as we usually fill programs well in advance.

 

Information about the program, including an application form and itinerary, can be found on our website at www.uga.edu/oie/southpacific. Also, please email Maggie Miller on [log in to unmask] or call our office on 706.542.9713 for more details.

 

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW) CELEBRATION

The Office of International Education proudly presents International Education Week Celebration.   This is an opportunity for the local and international community to come together and celebrate International diversity.  The event will feature international cuisine, photo contest (details below) and entertainment.

--WHEN:   November 16, 2006, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

--WHERE:   Georgia Hall, Tate Student Center

--IEW EVENT TICKETS:   Tickets will go on sale at the Tate Student Center starting in late October. 
                               UGA students:         $5
                               Non-students:          $8
                               Children 6-12:           $3
                               Children under 6:      Free

This is a fundraising event and all ticket sales fully contribute to the IEW Scholarships for Study Abroad and International Students!   Last year funds provided scholarships for 8 study abroad and international students! 

INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST:   THE WORLD IN PICTURES        

The photo contest is open to all UGA students who have lived, studied, worked, or traveled outside the United States and international students 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 and must be submitted in hard copy.

-- 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

**awards are presented at the International Education Week Celebration on Nov. 16, 2006 in Georgia Hall of the Tate Student Center from 6-9 p.m.

         For more information about the IEW Photo Contest contact Monica Catalano at [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