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Greetings!

Please note the two special announcements below.

1) INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST! LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!! DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCT. 30, 2008, 5:00 PM. AWARDS CEREMONY: FRI, NOV. 14, 2008.

2) THE DEADLINE FOR UGA COSTA RICA PROGRAM APPLICATIONS for SPRING 2009 has been EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 14, 2008.


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1) INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST! LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES!! DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCT. 30, 2008, 5:00 PM. AWARDS CEREMONY: FRI, NOV. 14, 2008.

The photo contest is open to all current UGA students who have lived, studied, worked, or traveled outside the United States and international students currently studying at UGA.

-- 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.

-- TO ENTER:  Use the Photo Entry Form available on the OIE website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm  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.

Winners will be announced at Campus Coffee Hour on Friday, November 14th in Memorial Hall Ballroom from 11:30 - 1:30 (You do not need to be present to win). Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. PLUS all photos entered in the contest will be displayed at coffee hour so visitors can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award.

This Coffee Hour event will be a fun celebration with lots of delicious food and a chance to see all the photos that have been submitted. The event will be co-sponsored by ASHA for Education in celebration of children’s day in India.

This year we are accepting only digital submissions. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR PHOTO FOLLOW FILE SIZE REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. For complete contest rules, an entry form, and pictures from previous year’s contests, visit: http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm

Questions? Contact Lila Grisar at [log in to unmask]


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2) THE DEADLINE FOR UGA COSTA RICA PROGRAM APPLICATIONS for SPRING 2009 has been EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 14, 2008.


Did you know that UGA has its own campus in beautiful Costa Rica? Visit the UGA Costa Rica webpage to learn about the program offerings. You can also download an application there: www.uga.edu/costarica. For more information email [log in to unmask] or contact our offices soon!

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Thanks for your interest!

Lila Grisar
Graduate Assistant
Office of Study Abroad