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In this week's issue:
 
1.  APPLY FOR A STARS $500 WORK STIPEND FOR STUDY ABROAD IN COSTA RICA!
2.  MAYMESTER AND SUMMER PROGRAMS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
3.  SERVICE-LEARNING GUEST SPEAKER
4.  CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR
5.  INTERNATIONAL STREET FESTIVAL
6.  U.S. PASSPORT BACKLOG
7.  SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
     --ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
     --INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD
 
 
 
 
 
Apply for a STARS $500 Work Stipend to be used for Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica!

 

Programs include:

-GORP Adventure-Maymester ( SPACE STILL AVAILABLE-  APPLY ASAP)

-Environmental Writing-Maymester ( SPACE STILL AVAILABLE- APPLY ASAP)

 -Spanish Language, Culture and History- Summer

-Landscape Architecture-Summer

-TESOL- Summer

 

HOPE Scholarship will cover the Tuition portion of fees and you will receive course credit.

 

STARS Application: http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_scholarships_stars.htm


                                        www.uga.edu/costarica
 

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STILL LOOKING FOR A MAYMESTER OR SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM?

 

Visit  http://www.uga.edu/oie/saprograms_2007.htm to find out which programs are still accepting applications!

 

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SERVICE-LEARNING GUEST SPEAKER

 

You are invited to hear a special guest, Peter Verbiscar-Brown, who is
the executive director of Global Partners for Development ( gpfd.org).
His organization, which he has built over the past 18 years, focuses on
grassroots partnerships with communities in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
The focus of his projects are girl's education, water purification and
management and HIV/AIDS. GPFD was the 2006 recipient of the Albert
Schweitzer Award for humanitarian achievements.  Thanks to the
International Center for Democratic Governance, Peter will be spending
two days at UGA to explore ways that his organization can intersect with
our initiatives.  He will be sharing the wonderful work of his
organization and in the process providing ideas for global partnerships
that could benefit many of our students.  We hope that you will join us
for what promises to be an fascinating meeting and reception.

When:    Tuesday, April 10, 2007,  3:00-4:45 pm (small reception to follow)
Where:   Tate, Rm #141 (please note that this is a room change)

 

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CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR

 

Sponsored by the Asian-American Student Association.  Meet and mingle over coffee and international foods.   11:30-1:30 Friday, April 6th in Memorial Hall Ballroom.

 

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INTERNATIONAL STREET FESTIVAL

 

The International Street Festival is coming soon!  It will be held on Friday, April 14, 2007 in downtown Athens from 12-5 p.m.   This event brings together a community of all nations and cultures to promote international cultural awareness to the Athens community. For the past few years, there have been more than 2,500 attendees at each Festival, which is held across from the Arch on College Avenue in downtown Athens every year.

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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."

Don't forget that passports are now required for air travel to Canada and Mexico.

More information at www.travel.state.gov

 

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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

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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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD

 

For use on ISA programs in French or Spanish speaking ISA program countries.

 

Visit http://www.studiesabroad.com/admissions/document/scholarships for more information.

 

Deadline:  April 30, 2007

 

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Have a great day!
--
Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia