In this week's issue:

   1. UGA Costa Rica Info Session—today at noon!
   2. Study Abroad Scholarships
   --Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
   3. Transatlantic Perspectives on Global Priorities
   4. International Photo Contest
   5. Let's Get R.E.A.L.
   6. Student Diplomat Essay Competition
   7. International Fun Fact:  Antarctica

UGA Costa Rica

Info session today at noon!  Come by the Office of International Education
to learn about opportunities in Costa Rica.  3rd Floor, Bank of America
Building on the corner of Clayton and Lumpkin.

UGA Costa Rica Franklin Spring Semester Space Available!  Apply now!  Visit for more info and
to download the application.

UGA Foundation ($730) Scholarship Applications still being accepted!
(Deadline Nov. 5th) - For more information and to download the application,
please visit

Schedule an advisement appointment with Page to learn more about Maymester,
Summer and Fall 2008 programs by emailing her at [log in to unmask]



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

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

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)

- 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

For questions about the program, or to request an application via mail:
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 212-497-3522



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.

--An applicant must have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate
student in the School of Public and International Affairs prior to Fall
--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:



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 and from UGA's NSEP Campus Representative, Dr.

Steven Elliott-Gower ([log in to unmask] or 706-542-2649).


Transatlantic Perspectives on Global Priorities

A discussion of American and European perspectives on global policy
priorities by Martin Rickerd, OBE, British Consul General.  The discussion
will touch on climate change, sustainable development, terrorism and Islam
among other things, and will include a Q and A Session.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

214 Candler Hall.

Friday October 19.

Contact: [log in to unmask]


International Photo Contest:  The World in Pictures

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 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 the International Education Week Celebration on
Thursday, November 15 from 6-9 pm in GA Hall of the Tate Student Center.

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


Let's Get R.E.A.L.

R.E.A.L Talks:  Hosted by the Department of Intercultural Affairs

Upcoming Talk:

Why are we laughing?

Ethnic Humor and its Effect on Society

October 23, 2007 from 6-8 pm in Tate Reception


Student Diplomat Essay Competition

NAFSA:  Association of International Educators and Abroad View are joining
together to host an essay competition for your chance to become the next
Student Diplomat.  Please send your essay showing how your study abroad
experience has changed you as an individual and as an American, contributed
to global mutual understanding, and further shaped your worldview.

For contest rules and information, please visit

Deadline for entries:  November 15, 2007

PRIZES:  The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $150 and an STA Travel
voucher worth $300.  Essays should be 1,000 to 1,400 words.

Email your essay to [log in to unmask]


International Fun Fact


   - Antarctic ice, which at its thickest reaches 5 km in depth,
   comprises almost 70% of the earth's fresh water.
   - Antarctica is the driest place on earth. In some places like the Dry
   Valleys, it has not rained for thousands of years.
   - Fewer than 200,000 people have ever been to Antarctica.
   - If all of the ice in Antarctica melted, sea levels would rise
   between 50 and 60 m.
   - The world's lowest temperature of -128 degrees F was recorded at the
   Russia Vostok Station in Antarctica.

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