In this week's issue:

1.       2008 Study Abroad Spring Forum

2.       Transitions Abroad Writing Contest

3.       Arch Society Applications

4.       Agroforestry in the Caribbean Info Session

5.       Peace Corps Info Session

6.       UGA Geology in Argentina Info Session

7.       NEW Study Abroad Walk-in Hours!

8.       International Fun Fact - Belize

2008 Study Abroad Spring Forum

Are you interested in studying abroad with UGA?

The 2008 Study Abroad Spring Forum will take place on Wednesday,
February 20th from 12-4 in the Tate Center Gallery.  Representatives
from UGA Study Abroad programs will have tables set up to share
information, answer questions, and help you get ready and excited to
study abroad!  This forum will be attended by UGA study abroad
programs only, so it will not be as large as the Study Abroad Fair
that took place in the Fall.

FREE CHIK-FIL-A will be served to those that attend!

Questions?  Contact Kornelia Probst-Mackowiak at [log in to unmask]

************ is hosting an annual student writing contest for
all currently

enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated

within the past year, and students currently on leave from school.

For this year's contest, the winning student submission will be awarded $500

in cash, the second place winner will be awarded $150, and the third place

winner $100.

All winning pieces will be published on the website.

Runner-up winners will be awarded $50 and will be published on

The contest deadline is March 10th.

For more info, please see


The Arch Society is currently accepting applications for 2008-2009,
which are available online at This unique student

organization provides service to the University of Georgia as its

official hosts and goodwill ambassadors. The 36 Men and Women of The Arch

seek to serve the University at all functions where it is desired to

have students welcome guests and visitors.

The Arch Society is a top priority for its members. To be considered

for selection, candidates must be a full-time student, rising

third-year or above, and in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Transfer and Graduate students who will have completed two consecutive

semesters at The University of Georgia by the end of Spring Semester

2008, and who are in good academic and disciplinary standing, are also

eligible for membership.

TWO Applications are due no later than 4:00 PM on January 28, 2008 at the

Center for Leadership and Service in 232 Memorial Hall.


If you are interested in a Maymester experience on a working organic farm in
the tropics… consider enrolling in Agroforestry in the Caribbean

FORS (ANTH, ECOL CRSS) 4760 (3 hrs.)

  Information for this course is at

 **Info sessions will be held on January 23rd and 29th  and also February 7
th and 11th, from 10am-2pm at SLC Jittery Joe's


Peace Corps General Information Session

Want to live and work abroad?  Recently applauded by both Bono from U2 and
the Dalai Lama, Peace Corps provides opportunities for people to empower
others to take charge of their own future.  Come join us on Wednesday,
January 16th at 5:30 pm at the SLC to hear general information about Peace
Corps service, mission, and to hear personal stories from those who have
done it.

Life is calling, how far are you willing to go?


UGA GEOLOGY IN ARGENTINA – Last Session for Summer 2008

"For all students with a passion for the outdoors".

            Prepare now for this unique opportunity to study and travel
along 4,000 miles of Argentina's most beautiful and rarely visited places in
the Andes.

            Taught mostly in the field, open to students in any discipline;
no previous geology required. SPAN 2001 (Intermediate Spanish) offered this

            The application deadline is approaching on February 4th, and
this will be the last opportunity to learn about our program for the coming

            Information Session:

 •          Wednesday January 23, 4:00 PM. Room 200A, Geography - Geology

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


NEW Study Abroad Walk-in Hours.(Begins Monday, February 11th).

Do you have general questions about study abroad?  Stop by the Study Abroad
Office between 1:00 and 5:00 on Monday afternoons and speak with me, Monica
Catalano, about the opportunities that are available.  The office is located
on the 3rd floor of the Bank of America Building on the corner of Lumpkin
and Clayton.

Questions about walk-in hours?  Contact me at [log in to unmask]


International Fun Facts – Belize (inspired by my trip there over the

·        Belize lies on the eastern coastline of Central America, bordered
on the north by Mexico, on the west and south by Guatemala, and on the east
by the Caribbean Sea

·        Belize is the sole country in Central America to have English as
its official language.

·        Belize is best known for its marine environment, in particular, for
having the longest living barrier
reef<>in the western
hemisphere and the second longest contiguous reef in the
world after Australia.

·        About thirty-seven percent (37%) of Belize's land territory falls
under some form of official protected status. Conservation activities remain
an important priority in government policy with the notable example of
having the only jaguar <> reserve in the

Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
The University of Georgia

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