Hello everyone--

Below are this week’s announcements for Students Interested In Study Abroad.

Keep your eye on upcoming deadlines for Summer and Fall study abroad trips. There are multiple options for short-term programs offered by UGA departments that will allow you to get your feet wet. Get to know what is available on our new database:  You can look for programs based on destination, curriculum, languages, etc.

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1. Evaluation for recently returned Study Abroad Participants
2. Studies Abroad Information Session, Studies Abroad in the South Pacific: 1/28
3. Costa Rica Outdoor Adventure Information Session. Maymester Gorp: 1/28/09
        Summer 2009
5. Campus Coffee Hour this week—Friday, January 30, 2009
6. UGA Croatia: Program App deadline (Jan 30)—spaces available!
7. Study Abroad opportunities through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Deadlines now thru March
8. Spring Festival! Sponsored by the Chinese Student Union, SATURDAY, 1/31
9. Upcoming deadline for UGA Exchange Programs: Feb 1, 2009.
10. Film. Sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the French American Cultural Exchange, UGA Cinematic Arts, and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Feb 2:
11. UGA Costa Rica info sessions, every Tuesday and Wednesday; Study Abroad fair Fe  3-4 11. 12. Spring ’09 Apero Africana Brown Bag lecture series:Aesthetics of African Film, Feb 4.
13. Upcoming deadline (Feb 15th) for Maymester Study Abroad Virgin Islands: Agroforestry in the Caribbean.
14. Symposium on the Middle East: Call for Papers by February 16th
15.  Mini Study Abroad Fair featuring UGA programs: Feb 17th.
16. Study Abroad in South Africa, May & June, 2009: application deadline is March 2
17. UGAlly Training
18. Ongoing: Facebook group for Athens housing arrangements among study abroad participants.
19. Scholarship section: Upcoming Deadlines for Select Study Abroad Scholarships
20. Instructions for Unsubscribing from SISA-L

1. Evaluation for recently returned study abroad participants to share their feedback! Please visit:

2.  Studies Abroad Information Session. Sponsored by Studies Abroad in the South Pacific, January 28 .

Learn about earning UGA credit while traveling through Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Programs are open to all students. Credit is available in a wide variety of disciplines. 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 207. Contact 706-542-9713, [log in to unmask],

3. Costa Rica Outdoor Adventure Information Session. Maymester Gorp: 1/28/09

Costa Rica Outdoor Adventure Information Session. Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program. Learn about the Maymester trip to Costa Rica for outdoor enthusiasts. 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Ramsey Student Center Room 226. Contact 706-542-8030, [log in to unmask]

Summer 2009

“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.
        You can take SPAN 2001 in a Spanish speaking country and complete your science requirements taking geology core or upper division elective courses. Taught mostly in the field, open to students in any discipline; no previous geology required. A pre-requisite applies to SPAN 2001 (Intermediate Spanish)
        The application deadline has been extended until February 19, while spots are available.

        Information Session: Thursday January 29, 6:30 PM. Room 245, Miller Learning Center (SLC).

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

5. Campus Coffee Hour this week—Friday, January 30, 2009

International Student Life—Weekly Campus Coffee Hour.
Come join in activities and food from around the world! Free and open to everyone!
Coffee Hour
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Different sponsor every week!

6. UGA Study Abroad in Croatia—Spaces Available!

The 2009 Croatia Maymester Study Abroad program still has spaces available. The program runs from May 10-June 3 and costs $2400 (plus tuition and airfare). Application deadline is January 30. For more information, visit the program website ( or contact Dr. James Reap, Program Director ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

7. Study Abroad  opportunities through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Deadlines now thru March

GREAT study abroad programs are available for you! From Costa Rica to Cortona to Canada, CAES has 14 study abroad programs covering topics such as business, wine evaluation, insects, horticulture and sustainable development!Costs: All programs range from $1,500 to $3,500 in program fees. (Tuition and airfare not included)
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students may apply for Dean’s Promise International Travel Grant while supplies (funds) last!
•         Armenia: International Business Relations
•         Belgium: International Trade Internship
•         Brazil: Sustainable Natural Resource Management
•         NEW! Canada: The Great Canadian Adventure (contact [log in to unmask] for more info)
•         Costa Rica: Avian Biology Maymester
•         Costa Rica: Insect & Bird Natural History
•          NEW! Costa Rica : International Studies Program
•         Europe:  Semester Exchange in either  Italy, Austria or Germany
•         Europe: Garden Tour of Italy, France and Holland
•         NEW! Honduras: Spring Semester at Zamorano University (contact [log in to unmask] for more info)
•         Italy: Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region
•         Mexico: International Agribusiness Marketing and Management
•         New Zealand: Grazing Dairies Internships
•         US Virgin Islands: Agroforestry in the Caribbean
•         Tanzania: International Agribusiness Marketing and Management
For more information, please visit or
contact Carolina Robinson : [log in to unmask]

8. Spring Festival! SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST

Sponsored by the Chinese Student Union
UGA Chapel
Free and Open to Everyone!


The Office of International Education will be accepting student applications on February 1 for Fall 2008 and Full Year 2009-2010 UGA Exchange Programs in Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom (England & Wales).

Exchange Programs offer the unique opportunity to directly enroll in classes with students from the host university, plus several host universities may also offer language and culture programs.  Students abroad on UGA Exchange
Programs pay in-state tuition and fees to UGA, housing fees to their host university, plus pay transportation costs to the exchange program destination.  Students are eligible to keep HOPE and other UGA financial aid benefits while studying abroad through an exchange program.

--Application Deadline:  February 1, 2009 for Fall 2009 and Full Year

2009-2010 programs

--For Additional Information: Consult the UGA Programs List on-line at


--Contact: Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, E-mail [log in to unmask]

--TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT:  Call the OIE Reception Desk at 706-425-3274

10. Film. Sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the French American Cultural Exchange, UGA Cinematic Arts, and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Feb 2:

Coeurs / Private Fears in Public Places. Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Best Director and Best Actress awards (Laura Morante), Coeurs explores love and longing among a cluster of eccentric characters. Part of the 7th Annual French Film Fest. Each film in the festival is subtitled, projected in 35mm, and the cost is $1 students, $2 all others. 8:00 P.M. Tate Student Center Theater. Contact 706-542-2084, [log in to unmask],,

11. UGA Costa Rica info sessions and Study Abroad Fair: every Tuesday and Wednesday

UGA Costa Rica is having its own Study Abroad Fair! It will be next Tuesday & Wednesday, February 3 & 4, from 9:00-2:00 each day. We will be outside of Jittery Joe's in the MLC (SLC), and we'll have information about all of our 2009 study abroad opportunities. Stop by and meet our office staff, student alumni, and faculty members for the Maymester, Summer, & Fall programs. Contact [log in to unmask] for more information.

UGA Costa Rica Info Sessions:
Attention- students interested in studying abroad in Costa Rica! UGA Costa Rica is holding weekly information sessions that will provide details about all of the Maymester and Summer, 2009 programs. Please join us either on Tuesdays, from 4:00-5:00 pm, or on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Costa Rica office, which is downtown in the Bank of America building on Clayton St., 3rd floor. Deadline to apply for all programs is March 3. Download an application at For more information email [log in to unmask]

12. Spring ’09 Apero Africana Brown Bag lecture series: Aesthetics of African Film, Feb 4.

All events are on Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 P.M. in the African
American Cultural Center, Memorial Hall, 4th floor (Adinkra Hall).

Dr. Karim Traore, African Studies:  "Aesthetics of
African Film."

More events in this series have already been posted and can be viewed on the UGA master calendar.

13. Study Abroad Virgin Islands, May 13-27 2009.  ANTH, CRSS, ECOL, FORS 4760 (3hrs)

Agroforestry in the Caribbean.  Applications available online:  February 15 application deadline.

14. Symposium on the Middle East: Call for Papers by February 16th

The USG Council for the Middle East is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the First Annual Middle East Student Symposium.  This symposium aims to bring together young scholars from across the University System of Georgia and beyond for a day of intellectual and creative exchange centered on issues pertaining to the Middle East, including North Africa and Central Asia.  The Call for Papers and registration information can be found at:

The symposium will be held on Saturday April 18, 2009 from 10 am-7:30 pm at Georgia College & State University. Students are invited to submit proposals about research papers or creative projects such as posters and artwork relating to the Middle East, North Africa or Central
Asia. Registration is $20 and includes lunch and dinner. For more information, please see below, or direct your questions to Sunita Manian ([log in to unmask]):

Sunita Manian
Dr. Sunita Manian
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Associate Professor of Political Economy
Dept. of Government and Sociology
Campus Box 48
Georgia College and State University
Ph: (478) 445-4441
Fax: (478) 445-0873
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

15. Mini Study Abroad Fair featuring UGA programs: Feb 17th.

Come learn about their programs and answer questions about the upcoming summer and fall. OIE will have a table, so please come to speak with students about your experiences!  It is by no means the size or complexity of the Fall Study Abroad Fair.  If you would like to come, we will begin set up around 6:30.

16. Study Abroad in South Africa.  UGA’s Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) is accepting applications for its 2009 Maymester study-abroad program in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, is a college town approximately 30 miles east of Cape Town.  It is in the heart of the spectacular Western Cape winelands region and is only ten minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Cape, where students can go penguin watching or shark cage diving.  The program will provide six hours of UGA resident credit: Dr. William Finlay, Head of the Sociology Department, will teach Globalization and Work (SOCI/INTL 4560) and Dr. Markus Crepaz, Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of GLOBIS, will teach the Politics of Development (INTL 4320) course.  The courses will focus on the social, political, and economic changes that South Africa has undergone in the nearly twenty years since the end of apartheid.  Classes will include guest lectures from Stellenbosch University faculty and there will also be local tours, a trip up the renowned Garden Route, and opportunities for volunteering in a township outside Stellenbosch.  The total cost of the program, which runs from May 14 to June 14, is $3,800.  This does not include tuition or airfare, but it does include all tours and excursions, all program-connected meals, all accommodation costs (students will stay in Stellenbosch University dorms), two meal stipends per day, all ground transportation costs, and access to all Stellenbosch University facilities.  For more information, please see the program website ( or contact the program’s co-directors, Dr. Crepaz ([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Finlay ([log in to unmask]).

17. UGAlly Training!

Student leaders needed to help establish UGAlly, a new program designed to help break down communication barriers in the UGA campus by training students, faculty and staff in how to help others to better understand,learn about, and interact in our diverse campus community. Interested
persons please contact Morgan Fleming at [log in to unmask]

18. 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

 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.

19. Scholarship section: Upcoming Deadlines for Select Study Abroad Scholarships can be found listed here:

You can also visit our website at for a more complete listing of additional scholarships that are available (including HOPE, departmental awards, country-specific awards, etc.)


--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.


The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the 2009-10 academic year competition for 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 Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

Applications and detailed information on the Boren
Fellowships are now available on
<> – our newly designed website.

The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 29.

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.


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

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
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


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:

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

History Programmes at:
Anthropology and Ethnomusicology Programmes at:
Irish Studies Programmes at:
Cognition and Culture Programmes:

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

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:<>


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.

-- Zeta Phi Beta Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

For full academic year programs only. Once a year deadline in February.

--* PHI KAPPA PHI   For undergraduates only for study abroad or internship programs. Must have earned between 56 and 90 hours of credit at the time of application. Minimum GPA 3.5.
Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Due: February 11, 2009

- UNO Innsbruck Summer School Application:
Program in Innsbruck, Austria only. Undergraduates only. Service requirement while abroad.

Deadline: March 3, 2009.

- * IEW (International Education Week) Study Abroad Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA. Once a year deadline in Spring.

Deadline: March 6, 2009
-- Katherine Murphy Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA. Once a year deadline in Spring.

Deadline: March 6, 2009

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