In this week's issue:

1.       Cross-Cultural Solutions Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Abroad

2.       Peace Corps Info Session

3.       Options Abroad Sessions

4.       Study Abroad Scholarships



Cross-Cultural Solutions is proud to announce a new program site in Rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, as well as increased capacity in Africa and Latin America for summer 2008.

The summer enrollment deadline is fast approaching. Students are encouraged to enroll 90 days in advance of their chosen start date.

Tanzania - Rural Kilimanjaro
Experience the world-famous Kilimanjaro region as an international volunteer. With Cross-Cultural Solutions, students will work side-by-side with the people of Boma Ng'ombe, a small village in the Hai District of Kilimanjaro. Volunteers will be working with partner organizations in the village in their local schools, women's groups, organizations working on HIV/AIDS initiatives, and other dynamic community organizations.

South Africa - Cape Town
While volunteering with CCS in South Africa, students learn about the legacy of apartheid and how it shapes present-day Cape Town's social landscape. Students learn about the changes, celebrations, and challenges that have emerged within its young democracy of ten years where the socio-economic impacts of poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS will be highlighted.

Latin America
There are still opportunities available in Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, and Costa Rica this summer. Students can volunteer with children in orphanages, homes for the elderly, special needs schools, health clinics, primary and secondary schools, HIV/AIDS affected communities, after-school programs, as well as in women's empowerment and Micro-Finance placements.

About Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) operates volunteer and intern abroad programs around the world in Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Thailand, sending over 4,000 people annually. Cross-Cultural Solutions is an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.

CCS is also in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, in partnership with CARE, one of the world's largest international humanitarian organizations, and leads the Building Bridges Coalition, an initiative of the Brookings Institution.

Contact Us:

2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, New York 10801, USA
Tel: 1-800-380-4777 or 1-914-632-0022
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Peace Corps Information Session

Thursday, March 27th at 6:30 pm in SLC room 213

Come hear about the application process, benefits offered, and what it is like to be a Peace Corps volunteer living abroad in a developing country.

Life is calling...How far will you go?



Options Abroad Sessions


Interested in getting some general information about study abroad opportunities?  Not sure what UGA has to offer?


Sign up for an Options Abroad Session:


Monday 3:35-4:25

Tuesday 3:30-4:20

Thursday 2:00-2:50


Sign up today by calling 706-425-3274



Study Abroad Scholarships


STARS (Study Abroad with Regents Support) Stipend

$500 scholarship for UGA students participating in a UGA or external study

abroad or exchange program.  Students work in the Office of International

Education for 50 hours over the course of  a semester.


Application Deadline for Summer:  April 4, 2008


Questions?  Contact Colleen Larson at [log in to unmask]



For UGA undergraduate students attending semester long UGA study abroad and

exchange programs.

Minimum GPA: 3.0. Must not have studied abroad before and have at least one

semester remaining at UGA following study abroad/exchange semester.

Deadline for Fall 2008: April 18, 2008

Application available at



The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to

increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast

Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they

will need.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents at time

of application. Must currently receive Need-Based Financial Aid or

demonstrate through FAFSA a verifiable need for financial assistance to

study abroad in Asia. Applicants must have little or no previous experience

in the country in which they plan to study. (must not have spent more than 4

weeks in proposed country of study within last 5 years) 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.

Application Deadline for study in Fall 2008-Spring 2009: April 2, 2008

For more information visit:



Fall 2008 Application Now Open - Deadline: April 15, 2008

Apply now at

This year the Gilman International Scholarship Program will provide 820

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:  email: [log in to unmask]




Open to Fall 2008 or 2009-2009 Full Year participants of UGA sponsored study

abroad and exchange programs, excluding UGA Costa Rica and UGA at Oxford


<>Deserving UGA undergraduates, participating in a UGA-sponsored study

abroad or exchange program for one semester (Fall or Spring) or full

academic year, will be designated as University of Georgia Foundation Study

Abroad Scholars and awarded scholarships ($500 and up) in support of his/her

upcoming study abroad program. These University of Georgia Foundation Study

Abroad Scholarship funds are supported and provided through the University

of Georgia Foundation Incentive Scholarship Initiative Program.


<>Eligibility : --2.50 minimum GPA required, Must not have previously

studied abroad for academic credit at the university level --Award based on

demonstrated financial need, strong personal recommendation, essays,

academic merit, and overall application. --Scholarship recipients must

commit to work with the Office of International Education and/or Study

Abroad Program Director (as determined by the OIE) and provide a minimum of

10 hours of volunteer service during the semester of return to the UGA

campus, promoting study abroad and sharing his/her experience with others.

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. (

i.e. scholarship cannot be used for the last semester of your degree program

in order to participate in post-study abroad service activities).


--NOTE: UGA Costa Rica and UGA at Oxford applicants must INSTEAD apply for

the UGA Foundation Scholarship directly with those study abroad program

directors following separate specific application procedures and deadlines.

Separate scholarship funds are available for these 2 study abroad programs.


--FALL 2008 APPLICATION DEADLINE ? April 18, 2008, 5 pm


--TO APPLY: Download the Fall 2007 UGA Foundation Scholarship application

form to the OIE website at and submit to

the Office of International Education.



The Bridging Scholarship program will award 50 scholarships

to American students participating in study-abroad programs

in Japan that begin in Fall 2008. Undergraduate students

majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized

exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to

apply for these scholarships.

Application Deadline:  April 7, 2008



for more information


Monica Catalano
Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
The University of Georgia

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