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In this week's issue:

 

  1. International Photo Contest – Deadline approaching fast!
  2. Study Abroad Scholarships
    --CBYX
    --SPIA
    --Language
    --National Security Education Program (NSEP)
  3. 2008 Orientation Leader Applications available
  4. International Fun Fact - Argentina

 

International Photo Contest:  The World in Pictures—Deadline approaching fast!!!

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.

New for 2007—Submit photos electronically!!                   

-- 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.

-- DEADLINE:   5:00 PM on October 29th

-- TO ENTER:   Use the Photo Entry Form available on the OIE website at   www.uga.edu/oie/iew/photo.htm Please follow directions carefully!

--JUDGING: * Photos will be judged in three categories:

Landscape: a photograph that exhibits artistic quality in a natural setting (may also include people or animals)
People & Culture: a photograph that communicates a cross-cultural experience
New Perspective: a photograph that demonstrates a new way of thinking or seeing the world.

Fabulous prizes awarded at Campus Coffee Hour on Friday, November 30 th in Memorial Hall Ballroom from 11:30 – 1:30.  All photos entered in the contest will be displayed!

Questions?  Contact Monica Catalano at [log in to unmask]

 

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is currently accepting applications for the 2008-2009 program year.  Interested students and young professionals can apply at www.cdsintl.org/cbyx

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2007

CBYX is a work/study scholarship program that gives participants an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany, with a strong focus on cultural exchange. 

The program enables 75 Americans to work and study in Germany each year in a program consisting of:
- 2 months of intensive German language instruction (no prior German knowledge required!)
- 4 months of classroom instruction in the participant's career field at a German university or vocational school
- 5-month internship in the participant's career field
- Housing accommodation with a German host or in a shared-apartment


Funded by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and the U.S. Congress, the CBYX program is administered through a grant from the U.S. Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.  The program is designed for students in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though students from all fields are encouraged to apply.

The CBYX scholarship includes:
- Round-trip international airfare
- Cost of university tuition in Germany
- Housing stipend during schooling phase
- Pre-program, midyear, and final seminars in Washington DC, Germany, and New York
- Assistance finding internships and support throughout the year through regional offices of German partner organization (InWEnt)

Eligibility:
- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Between 18 and 24 years old at the start of the program (July 2008)
- Have a high school diploma at the start of the program
- Have clear career goals and some relevant work experience (paid or unpaid)
- Have a strong interest in international affairs and Germany
- Demonstrate flexibility, independence and diplomacy, and a strong sense of American identity


For more information, or to complete an application online, visit www.cdsintl.org/cbyx


For questions about the program, or to request an application via mail:
Email: [log in to unmask]

Phone: 212-497-3522

 

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SPIA

 

The School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of its first study abroad scholarship.  The primary purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding to a deserving SPIA student who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate in a study abroad program.  The maximum amount awarded will be $5,000.

Eligibility:
--An applicant must have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate student in the School of Public and International Affairs prior to Fall 2007.
--An applicant must be an undergraduate student in good standing at the time of submission of this
application, as well as during any semester he/she is eligible to receive scholarship funds.
--Students selected for this award must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree program in the School of Public and International Affairs during any semester for which they are eligible to receive the scholarship funds.
--Since these scholarships are need based, applicants must have filed a FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form prior to submitting this scholarship application. No exceptions will be made. Students whose financial aid information is complete with the Office of Student Financial Aid by May 1, 2007 will be considered.

Application Components:
--Essay (1-2 pages) discussing what you hope to gain from participation in a study abroad program. Relate the specific importance of study abroad to an individual majoring in political science and/or international affairs and how you expect this experience to impact your life. Include a brief discussion of your  educational and career goals.
-- Two letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members attesting to the applicant's personal attributes and/or academic qualifications must accompany the application. These letters are confidential and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes containing the signature of the person making the recommendation across the sealed flap.
--Attached Application Form must be completed and signed.
If eligibility requirements are met and the application components are completed and turned in by the deadline, then a student is eligible to be considered for a Spring or Summer 2008 Scholarship.

 

Application Deadline:  November 2nd for Spring and Summer 2008

Return completed application packets to:
SPIA Study Abroad Scholarship Committee
Undergraduate Advising Office, 107 Candler Hall
UGA Campus

See website for more information: www.uga.edu/spia
http://www.uga.edu/spia/home/spia_study_abroad_scholarship.pdf

 

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LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS
 National Security Education Program-David L. Boren Scholarships provide 
opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to learn less commonly 

taught languages (such as Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Hindi/Urdu, and 
Persian/Farsi) while studying, for terms ranging from a summer (for 
freshmen and sophomores) to a full academic year, in regions of the 

world critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. 
Preference is given to applicants wishing to study overseas for a full 
academic year.
 

Applicants should still be undergraduates at the time their proposed 
program of study abroad finishes.
 
A service requirement stipulates that an NSEP awardee work in the 
federal government in a position with national security responsibilities 

-- typically for a period of one year. The Departments of Defense, 
Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community 
are priority agencies
 
The internal deadline for applications is January 22, 2008; campus 
interviews are February 5, 2008; and the external deadline is February 
12, 2008. More information, including the online application, can be 

found at www.iie.org/nsep and from UGA's NSEP Campus Representative, Dr. 
Steven Elliott-Gower (
[log in to unmask] or 706-542-2649).

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National Security Education Program

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the beginning of the 2008-2009 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship and Fellowship competitions.

Created in 1991, NSEP awards undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East).

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Information and the online applications for the scholarships and fellowships are available on the Institute of International Education's website: www.iie.org/nsep.

The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 30, and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 12.

For more information please contact us at 1-800-618-NSEP or [log in to unmask].

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2008 Orientation Leader Application

 

The 2008 Orientation Leader application is online now.
  
Application Deadline:  November 5, 2007
 
There will be a general information meeting for applicants and prospective applicants on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 5:00 
p.m.in Room 148 of the Student Learning Center.
  It is not mandatory but is a great way for students to find out more information and speak directly to last year's Orientation team.

 
The application is online here: 

http://www.admissions.uga.edu/orientation/leader.html

 

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International Fun Fact

 

 Argentina

 

·        Avenida 9 de Julio, wandering through the center of the Microcentre ( downtown ) in Buenos Aires, is the widest street in the world at an imposing sixteen lanes. .

 

·        Argentina's current population is more than 36 million inhabitants, almost half of which live in the city and the province of Buenos Aires

 

·        Argentina is a meat loving country and the Argentines eat more meat per head than any other country. The Argentines love their traditional barbeques (al asador) and mixed grills (parallada). In particular, beef is the most popular meat in Argentina and the country is famous for its zealous consumption! So, although the evolution of vegetarian cuisine still has a way to go in Argentina, carnivores would find themselves in meat heaven.

Happy Fall Break!

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Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
The University of Georgia
Phone:  706-425-3281
Main: 706-425-3274