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In this week's issue:

 

  1. LIST OF PROGRAMS STILL ACCEPTING MAYMESTER/SUMMER APPLICATIONS
  2. U.S. PASSPORT BACKLOG—IMPORTANT INFO IF YOU ARE GETTING READY TO STUDY ABROAD!!!
  3. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

--UGA ALMUNI FELLOWSHIP

--ROTARY FOUNDATION

--BUTLER

--AIFS & API
--GILMAN

--FREEMAN-ASIA

 

 

ARE YOU STILL LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO FOR MAYMESTER OR SUMMER?

 

Here is a list of study abroad programs still accepting applications!

 

       1.   ALL UGA Costa Rica Summer and Maymester Programs

www.uga.edu/costarica

Contact: Quint Newcomer at [log in to unmask] or   Page McCorkle at [log in to unmask]

  1. UGA en Buenos Aires Summer Session,

http://www.rom.uga.edu/argentina/

Contact:  Betina Kaplan at [log in to unmask]

  1. Coral Reefs to Cloudforests:  A GORP Adventure in Costa Rica
    www.uga.edu/costarica
    Contact:  Page McCorkle at [log in to unmask]
  2. Summer Study Abroad in Fiji
    http://www.uga.edu/oie/southpacific/
    Contact:  Peter Brosius at [log in to unmask]

  3. Insect Natural History in Costa Rica

www.uga.edu/costarica

Contact:  Marianne Robinette at [log in to unmask]

  1. Study Abroad in Armenia:  International Business & Relations
    http://www.uga.edu/internationalpso/armenia

    Contact:   Vahe Heyboyan at [log in to unmask]

  2. Service-Learning in Tunisia
    www.tunisia.uga.edu

    Contact: Dr. Takoi Hamrita at [log in to unmask]

 

  1. UGA at Oxford for Summer Grady, Terry and Franklin

http://www.uga.edu/oxford/

Contact:  Jenny Hutchison at [log in to unmask]

   

  1. UGA at Cambridge:  British Landscapes and Literature (limited time only!)
    www.coe.uga.edu/uk
    Contact:   Joanne Ratliff at [log in to unmask]

 

  1. Camp Counselors Russia, Youth Summer Camps in Russia
    www.uga.edu/russiacamps
    Contact:   Gwynn Powell at [log in to unmask]

   

  1. UGA Study Abroad in Latin America:   Art & Culture in Cuba and Costa Rica (3 spots left)
    www.uga.edu/costarica
    Contact:  Joe Norman at [log in to unmask] or Troy Wingard at [log in to unmask]


11.  Wildlife Conservation in South Africa
http://gallus.forestry.uga.edu/SA/
Contact:  John Carroll at [log in to unmask]  

 

12.  The Xalapa Experience:  Culture and Content in Latin America (by April 6 th)
http://www.coe.uga.edu/ga-ver/
Contact:  Stephanie Bales at [log in to unmask]


13.    Belize:  Reef to Rainforest (4 spaces left)
http://www.uga.edu/oie/southpacific
Contact:  Catherine Teare Ketter at [log in to unmask]

14.    Study Abroad Virgin Islands
www.uga.edu/ecocarib
Contact:  Sarah Workman at [log in to unmask]

15.    South Africa Study Tour in Adult Education
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sasouthafrica.htm#Southern
Contact:  Talmadge Guy at [log in to unmask]

16.    Studies Abroad in the South Pacific
Summer in the United Kingdom (July 5-28, 2007)
Summer in Sydney (June 7-14, 2007)
Fall in Antarctica
www.uga.edu/oie/southpacific
All programs contact:  Maggie Miller at [log in to unmask]

17.    Studies Abroad Europe (Switzerland/Spain)—limited time only!
http://www.anthro.uga.edu/programs/studiesabroad/index.html
Contact:  Jace Weaver at [log in to unmask]

18.    India Abroad (must already have valid passport)
http://www.uga.edu/asianstudies/abroad/index.htm
Contact to make an appt:  Farley Richmond   706-254-5374

 

19.  Costa Rica Ecology
www.uga.edu/costarica
Contact:   Diana and Milton Lieberman at
[log in to unmask] .  
 
 

 

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U.S. PASSPORT BACKLOG

Passport backlog causing 10-week delays in processing:

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's office is warning travelers about an "extreme
backlog" in issuing U.S. passports. The wait can be as long as nine to
10 weeks in some cases.  One reason: New rules requiring a passport for
adults traveling to Canada and Mexico.

According to the Congressman's office, "travelers need to apply for a
passport at least 10 weeks before their travel date.  For those
traveling in the next month, contact the State Department immediately to
have your passport application expedited for a fee."

More information at www.travel.state.gov

 

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SCHOLARSHIP INFO

 

UGA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FELLOWSHIP

 

UGA undergraduate students attending semester long UGA study abroad and exchange programs. Minimum GPA: 3.0.
Must not have studied abroad before and have at least one semester remaining at UGA following study abroad/exchange semester.

 

Deadline for Fall 2007:  Monday, April 23

 

Application available at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm

 

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ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Congratulations to Jamie Peper!  She has been awarded a 2007-2008 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies abroad in Venezuela!

 The Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships program is currently the world's largest privately funded
international scholarships program for university-level studies.   For more information, please
visit http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/index.html

Now is the time when most Rotary clubs are considering applications for 2008-09 Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

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BUTLER UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD AFFILIATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR

UGA STUDENTS

 

DESCRIPTION: Scholarships up to $1000 available for UGA students participating in a study abroad program
through the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University in Summer, Fall or Academic Year programs.  
Students are nominated for this scholarship from the UGA Office of International Education.   IFSA Butler will reduce
program fees for the selected candidates by the

OIE.<http://www.ifsa-butler.org/>

 

--TO APPLY:  Download Affiliate Scholarship Application Form from

http://www.uga.edu/oie/saugasch.htm or collect from the Study Abroad

Library (3rd Floor Bank of America Building on corner of Clayton and Lumpkin)

 

--DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 3rd by 5 p.m.

 

--FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Colleen Larson, Office of International

Education, 706-425-3274, [log in to unmask]

 

--IFSA study abroad program information available at

http://www.ifsa-butler.org/

--Additional IFSA Butler Scholarships (direct):

http://www.ifsa-butler.org/services/scholarships.html

 

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AIFS & API AFFILIATE STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UGA SPRING 2007

PARTICIPANTS*

 

--DESCRIPTION: Scholarships up to $1000 available for UGA students participating in a study abroad program through the AIFS: American Institute of Foreign Study or API: Academic Programs International in Summer or Fall 2007, or the 2007-2008 academic year.

These scholarships are administered by the UGA Office of International Education through funding received from AIFS and API.   Selected award recipients will receive the scholarship funds through UGA as part of their regular UGA financial aid package.

 

--TO APPLY:  Download Affiliate Scholarship Application Form from

http://www.uga.edu/oie/saugasch.htm or collect from the Study Abroad

Library (3rd Floor Bank of America Building on the corner of Clayton and Lumpkin)

 

--DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 3rd by 5 p.m.

 

--FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Colleen Larson, Office of International

Education, 706-425-3274, [log in to unmask]

 

--AIFS Program Information:  http://www.aifsabroad.com/

--Additional AIFS Scholarships (direct):

http://www.aifsabroad.com/css/scholarships.htm

 

--API Program Information:  http://www.academicintl.com/

--Additional API Scholarships (direct):

http://www.academicintl.com/scholarship.html

 

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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 Fall 2007/ Academic Year 07-08.

 

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: April 3, 2007

 

If you have questions about your ideas for a service project or about the application process, please speak with a study abroad advisor.

 

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FREEMAN-ASIA

 

Description:   The Freeman-ASIA Award Program is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia.   Freeman-ASIA award benefits are determined by the length of the program and the financial need of the grantee.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at time of application.   Must currently receive Need-Based Financial Aid or demonstrate through FAFSA a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad in Asia. Applicants must have little or no previous experience in the country in which they plan to study. (must not have spent more than 4 weeks in proposed country of study within last 5 years)   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.

Online Application: http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/

Deadline:   April 4, 2007 for Fall 2006 and Academic Year 2007-08

For further questions concerning the Freeman-Asia Scholarship please contact [log in to unmask] or (212) 984-5542.



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Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia