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Hello everyone--

Below you will find the latest posting to the SISA-L Listserv (Students Interested in Study Abroad) for December 9- thru December 16. Best wishes to everyone as they complete the Fall 2008 semester!

In each listserv message there is information for students who are currently abroad, those who are thinking of going abroad, and those who have returned. We will also direct you to some of the many internationally-themed events that happen each week on campus.

Our website, http://www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm is a great place to find even more information!

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IN THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:

1. SURVEY: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD
2. ONE LAST REMINDER THAT THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST ARE NOW ONLINE…
3. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: VALLEY OF HAMMOCKS- EL SALVADOR THROUGH THE LENS. RECEPTION DEC 10
4. NO CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR THIS WEEK, ON HOLD UNTIL JAN 2009
5. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATION CEREMONY! DEC 18
6. THE RITE OF SANKOFA GRADUATION CEREMONY, DEC 18
7. OPTIONS ABROAD SESSIONS
8. GET TO KNOW UGA’S STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISORS:
9. 10-DAY YOUNG CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 2009-SEEKING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BEING NOMINATED: DEADLINE DEC 20, 2008.
10. SAVE MONEY FOR CAPA’S SUMMER & FALL 2009 LONDON & FLORENCE PROGRAMS- ENROLL BY 12/31/08
11. CAMP COUNSELOR RUSSION PROGRAM—FEATURING YOUTUBE VIDEO!
12. FACEBOOK GROUP FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO MAKE ATHENS HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS THAT WILL FIT WITH THEIR STUDY ABROAD PLANS.
13. JOB OPPORTUNITIES: DIVISION OF ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT TUTORIAL PROGRAM IS HIRING NEW PEER TUTORS
14. TEACH ENGLISH FOR DISNEY: WORK WITH BENEFITS BEGINNING FEB 2009
15. SCHOLARSHIP SECTION: UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR SELECT STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS CAN BE FOUND LISTED HERE. (VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.UGA.EDU/OIE/SA_SCHOLARSHIP.HTM FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE (INCLUDING HOPE, DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS, COUNTRY-SPECIFIC AWARDS, ETC.)
-- DAAD: ASSORTED FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS WITH ROLLING DUE DATES
-- NSEP DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATES & FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: DUE 1/11 & 1/29
-- FUNDING IRISH STUDIES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS: DUE JAN 23
--PETTERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  FOR US STUDENTS: PROGRAMS WITH INT’L BUSINESS FOCUS ORSOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERVICE PROGRAMS. DUE JAN-FEB 10.
-- GRADUATE STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN **GERMANY* *2009-2010* DUE 1/21
-- QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: FUNDING COMPETITIONS FOR MASTERS AND PHD RESEARCH
-- MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP-OFFERED BY THE JAPANESE GOV’T MINISTRY OF ED, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECH. APPS AVAILABLE IN JAN, 2009.
16. UNSUBSCRIBE

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1. SURVEY: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY VISITED THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD

Have you recently visited the Offices of Study Abroad? Met with a Study Abroad Advisor or participated in an Options Abroad Session? If so, please follow this link to complete a survey about your experience in our office.
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_eva.html

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2. ONE LAST REMINDER: THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST ARE NOW ONLINE…

Visit our website where you can view all of this year’s winners:http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm

- People & Culture:
1st: Meeting with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet
Photographed by: Kimberleigh Stan
2nd: Retreat Photographed by: Whitney Snell
3rd: Friends, Photographed by: Joey Kaufman

- Landscape:
1st: Window to Aoraki, Photographed by: Jackson Audley
2nd: From the Rooftop of Africa, Photographed by: Analise Peters
3rd: Chiang Mai, Photographed by: Olga Herndon

-New Perspective:
1st: Indoor Market, Chichicastenango, Photographed by:  Daniel Jordan
2nd: Taking Flight, China, Photographed by:  Emily Brown
3rd: The Other Side of the Tracks, Photographed by:  Caitlin Cornwell

- Honorable Mentions:
•     Ashley Bartlett, Studio Reflection (New Perspective)
•     Daniel Jordan, Night Landscape, Lake Atitlan (Landscape)
•     Xiaofeng Li, To Dear Mr. Bacon, People & Culture

- People’s Choice Awards (voted on by the attendees at 11/14 Coffee Hour):

Enchantress of Nature, Photographed by: Alexane Kha Do

MANY THANKS to our donors:

Cali-N-Tito’s
Harry Bissett’s
Pauley’s Original Crepe Bar
Speak Easy
Fox’s Pizza Den
Doc Chey’s

And of course, A HUGE THANKS to our three volunteer judges from the greater UGA and Athens Community who donated hours of their time to select the winners—no easy task and we all appreciate their commitment and passion for photography:

Monira Al-Haroun Silk
Rinne Allen
Marie Gayeski

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

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3. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: VALLEY OF HAMMOCKS- EL SALVADOR THROUGH THE LENS. RECEPTION DEC 10

Photography by Emily Salguero, a UGA alumna Salguero born and raised in Athens who recently returned from El Salvador where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the youth development program. A reception for the Salguero will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. in Hill Atrium. Music will be provided by Incatepec which plays traditional music from Latin America and Cuba with a jazz influence. Through Monday, January 5, 2009. Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Contact 706-543-6654, [log in to unmask]

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4. NO CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR THIS WEEK, ON HOLD UNTIL JAN 2009

There will not be a Coffee Hour program this Friday. Coffee Hour will resume in January with the start of classes at its regular place and time. This event hosted by INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE will be postponed until January.

11:30-1:30pm
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Hosted by International Student Life

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5. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATION CEREMONY! DEC 18

The International Student Life Office invites International Students, and U.S. students to participate in the International Graduation Ceremony. ISL will host the International Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, December 18 at 3:00 P.M. contact Jackie Minus with questions (the registration deadline has passed) at [log in to unmask], 542-5867.

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6. THE RITE OF SANKOFA GRADUATION CEREMONY, DEC 18

Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center. RVSP by Dec. 5. 7:00 p.m. Georgia Museum of Art. Contact 706-542-8468, [log in to unmask]

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7. OPTIONS ABROAD SESSIONS

If you are interested in studying, working, volunteering or interning abroad, we encourage you to attend an Options Abroad Session in the Office of Study Abroad.

In these 50-minute information sessions, we explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in our study abroad library, the process of transferring credit from an external study abroad program, financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, health and insurance, basic travel information, information on working, volunteering, or interning abroad, and SISA, the study abroad listserv.

The sessions are held three times a week in 303 Bank of America Building, 110 E. Clayton St., during the fall and spring semesters at the following times:
Monday 3:35-4:25 p.m.
Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Thursday 2:00-2:50 p.m.

Please call our office at (706)425-3274 to sign up for a session as there is limited space available.

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8. GET TO KNOW UGA’S STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISORS:

In the coming weeks we will use SISA to put the spotlight on our Peer advisors. The study abroad Peer Advisors have studied abroad and are interested in speaking with you about their experiences. If you have questions about their program, please feel free to email the student directly. They are more than happy to speak with you!

Amanda Fleming
Major: International Affairs/Romance Languages
Study Abroad: UGA Study Abroad in Verona, Italy - GLOBIS (Summer 2007)
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Amanda studied in Verona, Italy with GLOBIS in the Summer of 2007 and is planning on studying with GLOBIS again in the Summer of 2009 on a trip to Kyoto, Japan.  She has served as a study abroad peer advisor since the fall of 2007.

Learn more at www.uga.edu/oie/sa_re_peer.htm

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9.10-DAY YOUNG CULTURAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 2009-SEEKING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BEING NOMINATED: Deadline Dec. 20, 2008

ALL EXPENSES PAID (except for airfare) FOR A TRIP TO THAILAND!
The Office of International agriculture( OIA) , Khon Kaen University has pleasure in announcing a l0 day "Young Cultural Ambassador Program". This program aims to promote international exchange and mutual understanding between Khon Kaen University and it's international associate universities.

The program will include an interesting mix of language learning, cultural courses and visits to cultural and agricultural sites. The OIA will cover all the in country costs, such as food, tuition fees, accommodation and international travel. But travel expenses to and from Thailand are not covered.

The Young Cultural Ambassador Program will run from 26 January 2009 to 4 February 2009. As places are limited to 20 participants we encourage your institution to nominate a maximum of two students before 20 December 2008. Interested students should contact Vickie McMaken <[log in to unmask]> for more information as Vickie will coordinate UGA’s nominations.

Additional details  and answers to your questions can be obtained by contacting Ms. Sansanee Chaisei at this by phone (66) 43203435 or email: mo_mo_2lmo@ hotmail.com.

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10. SAVE MONEY FOR CAPA’S SUMMER & FALL 2009 LONDON & FLORENCE PROGRAMS- Enroll by 12/31/08

CAPA, The Centers for Academic Programs Abroad was founded in 1972. For over 35 years they have been partnering with US institutions of higher education to build quality, affordable customized/faculty led programs. CAPA’s program centers are located in London, Florence, Sydney, Paris, Madrid, and Costa Rica.

CAPA is offering an */early bird special of /**/$300 off/* the CAPA London Program & CAPA Florence Program Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 program fees for early student enrollment by 12/31/08.

Please note the following details:

    * Students must still submit an application with enrollment fee of
      $300.
    * Final invoice will reflect the discount.
    * Students must still pay final invoice on time (by 70 days prior to
      departure). Late payment will cancel the discount and student will
      be responsible for original program fees.

Students can download application materials at http://capa.org/program_apply.html .  This is perfect timing for
students to consult with parents over the upcoming winter break and
discuss plans for next summer and fall!

Learn more at www.CAPA.org <http://www.capa.org/

Or e-mail: Suzanne Rommelfanger, Program Development Consultant
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CAPA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: live.explore.discover.create.LEARN

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11. CAMP COUNSELOR RUSSIA PROGRAM—FEATURING A YOUTUBE VIDEO!

Study Abroad in Russia as a Camp Counselor this Summer

Check out the Camp Counselors Russia program on You Tube!
From a program alum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9wtf5qgiU
From the professor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdINatPfGxk
Learn more about the 5 week summer study abroad program that utilizes service learning, so you earn your room and board...plus the program fee includes your international airfare.  A real value for your dollars. Earn up to 9 upper division or graduate credit hours in Youth Development...and love what you are doing! We promise you don't need to speak Russian... you just need to open your heart and play. All majors welcome.
Learn more www.uga.edu/russiacamps

Contact: Gwynn Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Program Director, Live and Learn at Summer Camp in Russia, Study Abroad
Department of Counseling and Human Development Services

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12. FACEBOOK GROUP FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED ATHENS HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS THAT WILL FIT WITH THEIR STUDY ABROAD PLANS.

Are you studying abroad next Fall or Spring and need someone to rent your apartment? Are you returning from a study abroad program and need a new place to live?

Join the "Housing Pre and Post Study Abroad" Facebook Group at
http://uga.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903&ref=share

 If you are planning to study abroad or returning soon, the group is designed to help you work with other students to solve off-campus housing issues. Find roommates, lease your apartment, and post your want-ads on the discussion board.

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13. JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Division of Academic Enhancement Tutorial Program is hiring new peer tutors.

Division of Academic Enhancement Tutorial Program is hiring new ACCT, BCMB, BIOL, CHEM, ECON, ESL Conversation, FINA, ITAL, MATH, PHYS, PORT, SPAN, and STAT<!--[endif]--> peer tutors for the Spring Semester 2009. Please let your interested students know that they can find more information on our Web site: http://www.uga.edu/dae/services/tutoring/tutor_application.html and can contact the program with any questions.

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14. TEACH ENGLISH FOR DISNEY: WORK WITH BENEFITS BEGINNING FEB 2009

Footprints Recruiting is proud to be the exclusive recruiter for Disney
English.

The magic, the fun, the colors and the success of Walt Disney has come alive in the ESL world at Disney English - Shanghai! If you are looking for a position with top-notch resources and curriculum, and of course a little magic, then working for Disney English is the job for you. Not only will you have the chance to work in the booming metropolis of Shanghai, but you’ll also have the chance to work for a company that knows children like no other.

Disney English offers a curriculum that is engaging and meaningful for children of all ages. Using Disney’s beloved characters you will have access to a curriculum and resources one could only dream about! If this sounds like the job for you, then apply today!

Disney English is looking for energetic, motivated individuals to bring to life English curriculum at the Disney English Language Learning Center in Shanghai, China!

LOCATION: Shanghai, China

CONTRACT DURATION: *2 Years*

START DATE: Feb 15th, 2009

SALARY: $1,500 to $1,714 USD/Month

(10,500 to 12,000 RMB per month)

TYPE OF SCHOOL: Private

AGE OF STUDENTS: 4-12 years old

REQUIREMENTS:
* Native English Speaker
* Bachelor’s Degree or higher (any Degree)
* No Criminal Background
*EFL certification is required unless you have two years professional
experience working in some type of teaching capacity. Candidates with 2
or more years experience teaching English to children are preferred*.

BENEFITS:
* Disney provides EFL training & certification
* Free Mandarin classes
* One-month salary at contract completion
* Health Benefits - 100% of the premium and 50% provided for a legal spouse

HOUSING: Upon arrival accommodation is provided for thirty days after
which time you are assisted to find your own apartment and given to $621
US/month to go towards housing as a stipend.

AIRFARE: Round-Trip Airfare each year provided.

VACATION: Total 16 Days (5 paid vacation days, plus 11 days off for
national holidays)

TEACHING HOURS: 24 hours/week max. 5 teaching days/week

*Apply to teach abroad now online @** *www.footprintsrecruiting.com
<http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com/>

Questions? Call 1-888-677-3166 ext 2001 or 604-677-6556 ext. 2001

Email – [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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15. SCHOLARSHIP SECTION: UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR SELECT STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS CAN BE FOUND LISTED HERE.

You can also visit our website at http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm for a more complete listing of additional scholarships that are available (including HOPE, departmental awards, country-specific awards, etc.)

UGA SPONSORED AND UGA PROGRAM SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS CAN BE EXPLORED AT: HTTP://WWW.UGA.EDU/OIE/SA_SCHOLARSHIP_SPECIFIC.HTM

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--DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst…German Academic Exchange Service) (assorted fellowships and scholarships with rolling due dates.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 55,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world.

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-- NSEP DAVID L. BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: DUE 1/11 & 1/29

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the
opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren
Scholarships for undergraduate students and NSEP David L. Boren
Fellowships for graduate students.  Boren Awards provide unique funding
opportunities for U.S. students to add important international and
language components to their educations.

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study
abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and
international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Scholarships and
Fellowships are now available on www.borenawards.org
<http://www.borenawards.org/> – our newly designed website.

The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 29, and the
deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 11.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the IIE Boren
Scholarships and Fellowships staff at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 1-800-618-NSEP.

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-- FUNDING IRISH STUDIES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS: DUE JAN 23

Overseas and EU (non UK) residents are eligible 3-years maintenance and full fees (overseas/EU rate) PhD For a PhD project in any Irish-studies related discipline
Preference may be given to research projects relating to the three interdisciplinary research strands of the initiative, although other high-quality Irish history-related projects will also be considered. The research strands are:

(i) Ireland's Other Capital - Belfast : History, Representation, Reimagining
(ii) Political Conflict, Violence and Human Rights in Ireland
(iii) Irishness in its Wider Setting : European and Global Perspectives

Closing date: 23 January 2009

Applicants should submit an application for admission to Queen's University using the University's online application system at http://pg.apply.qub.ac.uk/home/

They should indicate on this application form their wish to be considered for this competition, and should also inform the relevant Postgraduate Co-ordinator that they are doing so.

Further details available from Elaine McKay, Irish Studies Initiative [log in to unmask]
Irish Studies Website www.qub.ac.uk/irishstudies

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--PETTERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP  FOR US STUDENTS. DUE JAN-FEB 10.

For programs with an int’l business focus or social entrepreneurship service programs. US citizens only can apply.

http://www.johntpettersfoundation.org/default.aspx

The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation that works to advance the educational experiences by providing scholarships of deserving students. The Foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad and social entrepreneurship service programs. The online app for sum/fall 09 study abroad programs will be available Jan 1.
Twice a year deadline in Jan/Feb and Aug/Sept
Summer/Fall
•     January 1: Students may begin to submit applications
•     February 10: Applications must be submitted using the John T. Petters Foundation web site
•     March 20: Finalists are chosen
•     April 10: Recipients are chosen
•     April/May: Funds are distributed

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--GRADUATE STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN **GERMANY* *2009-2010*

Applications due January 21, 2009.

UGA Graduate Students have the opportunity to study at several German
universities. At Erlangen, Bamberg and Rostock, the scholarships (some are work-study) cover most living expenses. German universities charge no tuition. The academic year runs from October to late July.

Students should be in good standing in their departments and possess
sufficient German language skills to undertake course work in German.

For further information, go to
http://www.gsstudies.uga.edu/programs/academic-year-exchange.html#year

Please contact Dr. DiBella if you have further questions. She will also send you an application upon request. The application is due *January 21, 2009*.

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-- QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: FUNDING COMPETITIONS FOR MASTERS AND PHD RESEARCH
The School of History and Anthropology and the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast are delighted to announce funding competitions for Masters (MA) and Research (PhD) candidates applying for entry in September 2009. Funding is available for both EU and overseas applicants. We hope this information can be circulated as widely as possible to allow students the opportunity to apply for funding for our programmes.

Full details including application procedures and funding deadlines can be found on our website at:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/ProspectiveStudents/PostgraduateFunding/

Details of postgraduate programmes available in the School can be found at the following webpages:

History Programmes at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/History/ProspectiveStudents/
Anthropology and Ethnomusicology Programmes at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/AnthropologicalStudies/ProspectiveStudents/
Irish Studies Programmes at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/ProspectiveStudents/
Cognition and Culture Programmes: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/InstituteofCognitionCulture/ProspectiveStudents/

If you have any queries about these funding competitions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Catherine Boone
School of History and Anthropology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3325
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9097 3440
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<blocked::mailto:[log in to unmask]>
School website: www.qub.ac.uk/historyandanthropology<http://www.qub.ac.uk/historyandanthropology>


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-- MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP-OFFERED BY THE JAPANESE GOV’T MINISTRY OF ED, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE & TECH. APPS AVAILABLE IN JAN, 2009

The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities. To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954. As of May 1, 2005, there were 9,891 foreign students studying in Japan as Japanese government scholarship students.
The instructions that follow are ONLY for U.S. citizens residing in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, wishing to apply for Consulate recommendation. Email [log in to unmask] or call 404-926-3020 with questions.

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16. UNSUBSCRIBE: YOU CAN REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS LISTSERV AT ANY TIME. TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L:

- Visit the Listserv at UGA website at http://listserv.uga.edu/
- Then select: ‘Browse, Subscribe, Post, Search ’
- Type ‘SISA-L’ in the text box and hit ‘go’
- Select ‘Join or Leave the List’
- Type your e-mail in the box and select ‘leave the list’
- You will receive a confirmation automatically.

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