In this week's issue:


  1. Study Abroad Scholarships

            --UGA Alumni Association





2.  Study, Work and Travel Abroad Fair—Oct. 3rd and 4th

3.  UGA Geology in Argentina Info Session

4.  UGA Exchange Programs—Application Deadline

5.  I studied abroad and loved it….now what?

6.  AISEC Info Sessions

7.  International Studies Abroad Info Table

8.  International fun fact 








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 for the application and required attachments.





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  for application and essay requirements.







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




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

Apply now at



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


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:  


Contact for Applicants: Lindsay Calvert

email: [log in to unmask]

Phone: 713.621.6300, ext 25




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 ( <>)and contact Dr. Elliott-Gower, Student Fulbright Campus Representative, at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask] >.




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


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:


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





The Office of International Education will be accepting student

applications until September 17 for Spring 2008 UGA Exchange Programs in

Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico,

Norway, Portugal, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.


Exchange Programs offer the unique opportunity to directly enroll in classes with students from the host university, plus several host universities may also offer language and culture programs. Students abroad on UGA Exchange Programs pay in-state tuition and fees to UGA, housing fees to their host university, plus pay transportation costs to the exchange program destination. Students are eligible to keep HOPE and other UGA financial aid benefits while studying abroad through an exchange program.


--Application Deadline: September 17, 2007 for Spring 2008 programs

                                 (Fall 2008 Deadline is February 1, 2008)


--For Additional Information: Consult the UGA Programs List on-line at or


--Contact: Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International

Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street,

E-mail [log in to unmask]


--TO SCHEDULE AN EXCHANGE ADVISING APPOINTMENT: Call the OIE Reception Desk at 706-425-3274






Have you recently studied abroad and are now asking yourself these questions….


Who can I share my stories with?

How can I utilize my study abroad experience on a resume?

How do I talk about my experience in a job interview?

How do I transition back into life in the U.S.?

How can I get involved with international students and events on campus?


The Office of International Education invites you to:


Study Abroad:  The Next Step


When:  Tuesday, September 18 from 4-6 p.m.

Where:  OIE Conference Room (3rd Floor of the Bank of America Bldg. on the corner of Lumpkin and Clayton)

Please bring your favorite picture from your study abroad program.


Contact Monica Catalano at [log in to unmask] if you plan to attend.




Do you want to be a leader in a global organization?

AIESEC is the world's largest student-based organization spanning over 90 countries and 700 universities. 

AIESEC believes individuals should look for opportunities to build their global network, expand their worldview, and gain leadership skills .  We believe individuals should use their leadership skills and a global perspective to increase international understanding and cooperation.  Our belief is that if large numbers of individuals were to act in this way, it could be a solution to a more secure and peaceful world. 

By participating in AIESEC U.S., you will have the opportunity to:

o        Apply for our high-quality international traineeship exchange program.

o        Seek experiences that enable you to lead with a global perspective in AIESEC's diverse environment.

o        Acquire practical, hands-on professional skills. 

o        Join a global network of people from over 90 countries

o        Expand your worldview by interacting with people from all over the world and gaining new perspectives on global issues. 

Info Sessions:

Thursday, September 6 SLC room 147 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 12 SLC room 207 at 7:00 PM

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International Studies Abroad Info Table


International Studies Abroad (ISA) will be visiting campus on Monday,
September 10th from 10am-2pm. They will have a table in the Tate Center
Breezeway and a representative will be available to share information
about the programs and answer any questions you may have! ISA has added
new program sites, including Brussels, Belgium; Prague, Czech Republic;
and Meknes, Morocco. If you are an alumni of an ISA program, stop by to
say hi and share your experience. Visit the website at :



International Fun Fact


What do you say when someone sneezes?

in Argentina: "salud" (stay healthy)
in Germany: "gezundheit" (be healthy)
in France: "à tes souhaits" (make a wish)
in Japan: don't say anything—just ignore it
in the United States: "God bless you" or "gezundheit"
in Turkey: chok yasha (live long)
in Ghana: "nkwa "(life)


Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia