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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.       PEACE CORPS GENERAL INFORMATION MEETING
2.  UGA COSTA RICA  FRANKLIN SPRING SEMESTER 2007
      3.       UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA INFORMATION SESSIONS
4.       INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK CELEBRATION
5.       INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

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*PEACE CORPS GENERAL INFORMATION MEETING*
**
**Thursday, October 19th
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Room 101 Student Learning Center

UGA Peace Corps Office
Third floor, room 318
Hoke Smith Building (corner of Lumpkin and Carlton)
(706)542-4494

2006 Fall Semester Office Hours:

Monday and Friday by appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to 2



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*UGA Costa Rica - Franklin Spring Semester 2007*

Freshmen & Sophomores (and Juniors & Seniors) - this program could be
perfect for you and spaces are still available!  Apply now to participate in
our spring semester program from Jan. 21 - March 23rd!  Also, join in the
optional pre-trip adventure through Guatemala as an added bonus!

The following courses are offered, so if you need to satisfy some of your
core requirements then check out these classes:

   - ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
   - ANTH 2120H Introduction to Anthropology (Honors)
   - ANTH 3430 Indians of Mexico & Central America
   - DANC 2620 World Dance Forms
   - ECOL 1000-1000L Ecological Basis of Envir. Issues
   - ECOL 1000H1000L Ecological Basisof Envir. Issues (Honors)
   - ECOL 3100-3100L Tropical Field Ecology
   - ENGL 1102M Multicultural English Composition
   - ENGL 3800 Introduction to Creative Writing
   - GEOL 1121/1121L Earth Processes & Envir./Lab
   - GEOL 1121H Earth Processes & Envir. (Honors)
   - GEOL 3120-3120L Geological Hazards
   - PEDB 1800 Beginning Horse-back Riding
   - SPAN 1001/1002 Elementary Spanish
   - SPAN 1110 Accelerated Elementary Spanish
   - SPAN 2001/2002 Intermediate Spanish
   - SPAN 3010 Conversation & Composition

Excursions include a trip to the Arenal Volcano, learning about Costa Rica's
indigenous pottery, a white-water rafting trip down the world-famous Pacuare
River, an exploration of the marine enviornment at the Cabo Blanco Absolute
Nature Preserve. and other activities like, cloud forest hikes, canopy
ziplines, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Biodiversity
Institute's collection rooms. On the optional pre-program excursion in
Guatemala, students will spend six days exploring past and present Mayan
culture.

The program cost is $5110 plus tuition (HOPE & financial aid apply), fees
and airfare.  The Guatemala trip is $950.

For more information please visit www.uga.edu/costarica or contact Page
McCorkle at [log in to unmask] or 706.583.8929



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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:

   -   Tuesday October 24, 3:30 - 4:75 PM, Room 200A, Geography-Geology
   Building.
   -   Tuesday November 7, Departmental Information table, Jittery Joe's
   Cafeteria at the SLC, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.
   -   Tuesday November 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Conference Room (Rm 215) of
   the Office of International Education in Barrow Hall.


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

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



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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