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In this week's issue:

 

  1. Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair—2 weeks away!
  2. "Misconceptions about Study Abroad" Info Session
  3. UGA Costa Rica Info Session
  4. Study Abroad Scholarships
    --Costa Rica
    --Alumni
    --Schaefer
    --Freeman-Asia
    --Gilman
    --Fulbright
  5. Geology in Argentina Info Session
  6. International Fun Fact

 

 

 

 

STUDY, WORK AND TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR*

 

Oct. 3rd & 4th 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 world will be there to answer

questions and help 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, as there will be

different vendors in attendance each day.

 

For more information contact Kornelia Probst-Mackiowak at [log in to unmask] or

visit our website at www.uga.edu/oie.

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"Misconceptions about Study Abroad"

 

Don't let financial constraints be an obstacle towards international success. Come to the program "Misconceptions about Study Abroad" on Tuesday September 25 2007 SLC 7pm RM TBA, hosted by the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. This event is sponsored by the Greek Life office, Office of International Education, Golden Key International Honor Society and the African Studies Departments.
     At this event, students will get hands on information on opportunities for scholarships based on need, volunteer as well as internships experiences abroad.
 
        Plus!! Free Refreshments provided by the Greek life office!!!!!!!!
       Would you rather continue at that low paying job or get paid while seeing the 7 wonders of the world!!!!!!
 You don't Want to miss out!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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UGA Costa Rica Information Session – 9/24/07

 

Does the thought of living amongst tropical cloud forests, monkeys, and stunning waterfalls excite you?  If so, then studying abroad in Costa Rica is the perfect fit for you.  UGA Costa Rica would like to invite you to an Information Session to tell you more about our newly renovated campus nestled between the small farming community of San Luis and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.   Come talk to students who have already been and learn about their life-changing experiences.  Also, you can find out more about the wide variety of courses offered so you can come home with plenty of class credit.   The Information Session will be held Monday, September 24, from 12-2 p.m. at the UGA Costa Rica Office on the 3rd floor of the Bank of America Building downtown on Clayton Street .  Anyone is welcome; we hope to see you there! 

 

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

 

UGA Costa Rica Scholarships

 

We want to remind you of the opportunity to apply for several scholarships to help cut down the costs of studying abroad at UGA Costa Rica.   The UGA Costa Rica Office, as well as the Office of International Education, offers a variety of scholarships for students planning to study abroad.  The deadlines for application are quickly approaching, so please check them out at our website: http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_scholarships.htm or come pick up applications in the UGA Costa Rica Office or the Office of International Education, both located on the 3 rd floor in the Bank of America Building downtown on Clayton Street. 

 

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UGA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STUDY ABROAD FELLOWSHIP

 

Awarded to selected UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program for one semester (Fall or Spring) or full academic year.   Award is up to $3000.

 

Eligibility:  3.0 minimum GPA, must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level, 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.

 

Application Deadline:  October 5, 2007 (for Spring 2008 programs)

 

To Apply:  Visit http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm for the application and required attachments.

 

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ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP

 

Minimum $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA or External study abroad or Exchange program.

 

Eligibility:  3.0 minimum GPA.  Preference given for academic merit, applicants from under-represented student groups in study abroad, participation in programs with language/cultural immersion component or located in an under-represented geographic region ( i.e. outside Western Europe).  All students are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Deadline:  October 12, 2007

 

To apply:  Visit http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm  for application and essay requirements.

 

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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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BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

Spring 2008 Application Now Open - Deadline: October 9, 2007

Apply now at http://www.iie.org/gilman

 

 

This year the Gilman International Scholarship Program will provide 850

scholarships of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study

abroad for up to one academic year.  The program aims to diversify the

kinds of student who study abroad and the countries and regions where

they go.  The program serves students who have been under-represented in

study abroad which includes but is not limited to: students with high

financial need, community college students, students in

under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students

from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving

institutions, and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks

to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and

four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

 

A limited number of $3000 Critical Need Language Supplements are

available for students studying a critical need language for a total

possible award of $8000.  A list of eligible languages can be found on

the Gilman website at http://www.iie.org/gilman

 

Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time

of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently

under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.

 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S.

Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and

administered by the Institute of International Education.

 

For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online

application visit:  http://www.iie.org/gilman 

 

Contact for Applicants: Lindsay Calvert

email: [log in to unmask]

Phone: 713.621.6300, ext 25

 

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--STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANTS

The Fulbright Program for U.S. students provides scholarships for recent graduates and graduate students to conduct research or to teach English overseas.

Applications are now available online for 2008-09.

--UGA CAMPUS APPLICATION DEADLINE:      September 24, 2007

--TO APPLY:   UGA students interested in applying should consult the Fulbright website (www.us.fulbrightonline.org <http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org>)and contact Dr. Elliott-Gower, Student Fulbright Campus Representative, at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA Fall Information Sessions

"For students 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 in the Andes.

            Emphasis of the program rests on the impact of the exploration, exploitation and use of Earth Resources. No pre-requisites. Chose from core courses that satisfy Environmental Literacy or upper division elective science credit courses. Taught mostly in the field, open to students in any discipline.

            Upcoming Information Sessions:

*Monday September 24, Departmental Information table, Jittery Joe's Cafeteria at the SLC, 9:00 AM -3:00 PM.

*Tuesday September 25, Departmental Information table, Jittery Joe's Cafeteria at the SLC, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Students and friends are welcome. Visit the program's website at:

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

 

·         See us at the  UGA Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair on October 3!

 

 

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International Fun Fact

 

Ghana

 

  Lake Volta is the world's largest man-made body of water.

  Over 70 different dialects are spoken in Ghana.

  Traditionally, a Ghanaian is named after the day of the week he or she was born.



--
Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia