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.
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.
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:
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
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*UGA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FELLOWSHIP
For UGA undergraduate students attending semester long UGA study abroad and
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 http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm
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
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: http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia/
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Fall 2008 Application Now Open - Deadline: April 15, 2008
Apply now at http://www.iie.org/gilman
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
For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online
application visit: http://www.iie.org/gilman
Contact for Applicants: email: [log in to unmask]
UGA FOUNDATION STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR FALL UGA PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
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 http://www.uga.edu/oie/sagensch.htm and submit to
the Office of International Education.
BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIPS: JAPAN
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