In this week's issue:


  1. Ask someone who's been there!
  2. Study Abroad in Mexico
  3. Careers in Other Countries – Tonight!
  4. Campus Coffee Hour
  5. International Film Festival
  6. World Fest
  7. International Fun Fact


Do you have questions about study abroad?  Ask someone who has been there!


The 2007-2008 Study Abroad Peer Advisors are UGA students who have already studied abroad.   They are eager to speak with you about their experiences, and answer any questions you may have.  Visit the following website to see where they have been and email them directly with your questions!



Study Abroad in Mexico

Spring 2008 semester filling up fast - don't delay.

Join us on a unique study abroad opportunity to learn, exchange ideas, and dialogue in Mexico.

Get to know a variety of social movement actors: from women struggling for justice on the border, to indigenous communities struggling for autonomy and democracy in Southern Mexico.

Application deadline November 15, 2008 or capacity
Dates: Northern Program -February 3 to May 9, 2008
tuition $8500

Application deadline March 31, 2008 or capacity

Program 1: Mexican Social Movements with Adam Morton (
Tuition $4000

Dates:  May 24 – July 5
Mexican Social Movements (Soc 356/556): 3 credits
Spanish (Lang 201/301/401/501): 3 credits
Modern Mexico (Pol Sci 352/552): 2 credits

Program 2: Mexican Social Movements: Zapatismo:
Tuition $3900

Dates:  June 15 – July 26
Mexican Social Movements (Soc 357/557): 3 credits
Spanish (Lang 201/301/401/501): 3 credits
Modern Mexico (Pol Sci 352/552): 2 credits

Develop strong Spanish Language skills, with an emphasis on oral communication and comprehension.

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Careers in Other Countries – Tonight!

Sponsored by the Career Center. Learn what it is like to live and work in another country. Thursday, November 1st from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 148 Student Learning Center.

Contact: 706-542-3375 .


Campus Coffee Hour.

Sponsored by the Korean Traditional Play Association (KTPA) and the Thai Student Association. Students, faculty, and staff from all over campus can mingle over coffee, cultural presentations, and samplings of international foods.

Friday, November 2 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM in Memorial Hall Ballroom.

706-542-5867 or  [log in to unmask] .



International Film Festival.

Monday, November 5th. Sponsored by International Student Life from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Room 148 of the Student Learning Center.

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World Fest.

Created in the fall semester of 2000, World Fest (originally known as Around the World in Tatey Days) was the first on-campus international festival of its kind at UGA.  Now an annual tradition at the University, World Fest is organized by various student organizations in conjunction with the ISL office.  This free event (typically held on the Tate Plaza during International Education Month in November each year) is an outdoor festival boasting international displays, multinational performances, global cuisine, and a unique opportunity for UGA students to travel around the world without leaving campus.  For more information about hosting a table or performance or to volunteer to help organize this event, please contact an ISL staff member.

Wednesday, November 7th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the Tate Student Center

 Contact: 706-542-7911 .


International Fun Fact—where does that tradition come from?

Throwing Rice at the Bride and Groom at a wedding?

One of the oldest wedding traditions, the custom of throwing rice, originated with the ancient Hindus and Chinese. In these cultures, rice is the symbol of fruitfulness and prosperity. Tossing it after the ceremony was believed to bestow fertility upon the bride and groom. Eating rice and other grains was thought to guarantee health, wealth and happiness for the newlyweds. Today, rice tossing is being replaced by the more ecologically friendly birdseed tossing, because uncooked rice is damaging to birds who eat it off the church lawn.

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