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Here are announcements for Students Interested in Study Abroad for the week of April 7-14, 2009. Thanks for reading!

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It's STILL not too late to study abroad with UGA this summer!!!! Many UGA and external summer programs have extended their deadlines until they are full. For details, check program websites, contact the program director, or consult UGA’s Study Abroad database: www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch

Thanks for reading!!!

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In Week’s Issue:

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD:

1. UGA Study Abroad Advisors are now in Memorial Hall for walk-ins
2. Office of Study Abroad *** Now on Facebook***
3. Study Abroad Office evaluation—please visit our online form & share your feedback.

4. A SAMPLING OF OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2009
        Ghana
        Costa Rica
        South Pacific
        Japan
        …and more through the College of Ag and Environmental Science

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND CAMPUS:

5. Maymester Course with International Focus: Disaster Management in the Middle East.
6. U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Sessions, April 9 and 17.
7. APERO Africana Brown Bag Lecture: African Religions Movements, April 8th.
8. Film: The Year My Parents...    April 8
9.    Spanish Conversation Group: April 9
10."A Dinner to Die For" (Murder Mystery Charity Dinner), April 9th.
11. Coffee Hour, April 10.
12. Tarang: India Night 2009, April 11
13. Film: Il caimano.  April 14.
14. Photography Exhibition: My India- Personal Reflections and Captured Moments. Ongoing through April 30.
15. Study Abroad Scholarship Section
16. Unsubscribe from SISA-L


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD:
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1. UGA Study Abroad Advisors are now in Memorial Hall for walk-ins!

We are excited to announce that the UGA Study Abroad office will be having satellite hours in Memorial Hall. Stop by to learn about different ways that you can study, work, or volunteer abroad!  Walk-in hours are listed below. They will be located in Memorial Hall, conference room 233 (in the ICA Department suite). Stop by and say hello! And thanks to the Intercultural Affairs Office for making this space available!!

STUDY ABROAD WALK-IN HOURS IN MEMORIAL HALL
Thursdays: 9:00-12:00 pm
Fridays: 1:00-5:00 pm


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2. Office of Study Abroad *** Now on Facebook***

http://facebook.dj/ugastudyabroad


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3. Study Abroad Office evaluation:

**Thank you for visiting the Study Abroad Office- We would enjoy
feedback from you since your recent visit to our office. Please take a moment to fill out our online evaluation at this link:
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_eva.html


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4. A SAMPLING OF OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY ABROAD, SUMMER 2009:

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UGA’s Summer in Ghana program has open spots for their 3-4 week study abroad program this May-June.  This program is multi-disciplinary and is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students interested in African Studies, Social Work, Photography, Environmental Design, Textiles, Studio Art, Higher Education, and more.

Credits available are: 6-9 undergraduate or 3-6 graduate semester hours.

$3,200 program cost includes fees, housing, cultural events, supplies, excursions, some meals, and ground transportation. Tuition, airfare, passport and visa fees are extra.

Visit the program website for more information:

http://ssw.uga.edu:8091/plone/current-students/international-studies/International%20Studies%20-%20Ghana%20

Or contact:
Program Dir Dr. Cheryl Dozier [log in to unmask]
Professor Diane Edison 706-248-2483 [log in to unmask]
Dr. Tony Lowe [log in to unmask]
Ms. Ellen Surrency Tucker hall [log in to unmask] 706-542-7490

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UGA Costa Rica offers several summer and fall programs.  Admissions are rolling! Check out www.uga.edu/costarica


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Studies Abroad in the South Pacific has spots available on their trips to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Deadline: end of March. Programs are open to all students. Credit is available in a wide variety of disciplines. Contact: 706-542-9713, [log in to unmask], www.pacific.uga.edu.

Info Session: learn how to earn UGA credit while traveling in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand or the United Kingdom this summer. March 25th, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 268 Miller Learning Center. Contact: 706-542-9713, [log in to unmask]


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Four-week homestay program in Japan this summer is still taking students until spaces are filled. Contact: David Starling https://secure.touchnet.com/C20243_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=0&SINGLESTORE=true
Flyer webpage - http://www.valdosta.edu/cip/documents/japan2.pdf


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Study Abroad through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 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)

- Scholarships: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students may apply for Dean’s Promise International Travel Grant while supplies (funds) last!

- Programs:
•         Armenia: International Business Relations
•         Belgium: International Trade Internship
•         Brazil: Sustainable Natural Resource Management
•         NEW! Canada: The Great Canadian Adventure
•         Costa Rica: Avian Biology Maymester
•         Costa Rica: Insect & Bird Natural History
•         NEW! Costa Rica: International Studies Program
•         Europe:  Semester Exchange in Italy, Austria or Germany
•         Europe: Garden Tour of Italy, France and Holland
•         NEW! Honduras: Spring Semester at Zamorano University
•         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 http://www.caes.uga.edu/academics/studyabroad/ or
contact Carolina Robinson : [log in to unmask]


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Ghana Summer Service-Learning is a practicum encompassing observation, hands-on practice and lectures in nutrition/dietetics and health issues in Ghana. The Summer Service-Learning experience will provide students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the perceptions diverse cultures have about food and nutrition, and their health. Students will also have the experience of observing and working with malnourished children and their mothers at a nutrition rehabilitation clinic.

Program fee: $3,300 provides accommodation, two meals per day, ground transportation, supplies, health insurance, entrance fee to museums, wildlife safari and excursions all in Ghana. Students are responsible for their air-ticket to and from Ghana.
Tuition: Students will register for 6 hour credits. HOPE will pay tuition for those receiving HOPE. Those not receiving HOPE will pay in-state tuition.
Program Duration: June 19 - July 31, 2009. (6 weeks duration)
Director: Dr. Alex Anderson
Email: [log in to unmask]
Weblink: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ss/sa_ghana.html


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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND CAMPUS:
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5. Maymester Course with International Focus: Disaster Management in the Middle East.

The  College of Public Health is offering a Maymester course entitled, "Disaster Management in the Middle East", DMAN 7353. For this course, two instructors will be brought in from Israel who have hands-on experience in the management of mass casualties in civilian populations. This is not a clinical but a management course, so it could be of significant benefit to students in different disciplines. The class will be offered in the morning session during the Maymester session.
See attached info sheet, or contact Dr. Cham Dallas if you have any questions [log in to unmask]

Registration for this course began Monday, March 30.


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6. U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS

Are you a student interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for graduate study, research, or English teaching assistantships abroad?  Come to a Fulbright information session!

The 2010-2011 Fulbright competition officially opens May 1, 2009, and the campus deadline is September 14, 2009.  In April, there will be three information sessions on campus, two for undergraduates and one for graduate students.  Note to juniors - if you want to go abroad on a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the year to apply.

Undergraduate Students:
Friday, April 3, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 116 Moore College
or
Thursday, April 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 116 Moore College

Graduate Students:
Friday, April 17, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 264 Baldwin Hall

For more information, contact the UGA Fulbright Program Adviser: Maria de Rocher, 212 Moore College, 706-542-6908, [log in to unmask]



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7. APERO Africana Brown Bag Lecture: African Religions Movements, April 8th.

Sponsored by African American Studies, African Studies, African American Cultural Center. Dr. Ibigbolade Simon Adergigbe, professor of religion and African studies, will speak on Pentecostal dynamics and African religious movements, specifically ‘Ijo Orunmila,' an indigenous faith of Africa. 12:15 P.M. Memorial Hall Room 407. Contact: [log in to unmask]


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8. Film: The Year My Parents...    April 8

3:30 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 268.
Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Georgia Humanities Council. Athens Jewish Film Festival will screen the film, to be introduced by Dr. Doris Kadish, LACSI Director, and discussion will be led by Dr. Susan Quinlan, Associate Professor of Portuguese at UGA. Contact: www.athensjff.org.


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9. Spanish Conversation Group: April 9

Sponsored by Cucuyo Center for Creative Exploration in the Dominican Republic. Practice Spanish conversational skills every Thursday. 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. 1000 Faces Coffee, 585 Barber Street
Contact: 706-534-8860.


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10. "A Dinner to Die For" (Murder Mystery Charity Dinner) April 9th.

…For the Catalyst Foundation
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
6:30 pm-10pm
Memorial Hall, Ballroom
Sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Association
*Tickets will be on sale at the Tate Student Center. Ticket prices are as follows:

$20 at the door (non-student price)
$15 Pre-sale (non-student price)

$18 at the door (UGA student price)
$13 Pre-sale (UGA student price)


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11. Coffee Hour: April 10, 11:30- 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by International Student Life and AIESEC. Enjoy a cultural experience and interact with other members from the UGA community over international cuisine and beverages. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867, [log in to unmask]

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12. Tarang: India Night 2009

Saturday, April 11th
Clark Central High School
5:30-7:00 dinner, 7:00-9:00pm show

The Indian Student Association at University of Georgia  proudly invites you to be a part of an exuberant evening, displaying Indian culture through food, music, and dance.
The event will be Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Mell Auditorium,  Clark Central High School.

Tickets on sale at the Ticket Window at Tate Student Center, UGA.

Ticket prices are:
Students $10 (Dinner and Show) $8 (Show Only)
General Audience: $ 11 (Dinner and Show) $9 (Show Only)
Children over 6: $6

For more information, contact Vijay (706) 255-0982 or [log in to unmask]


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13. Film: Il caimano.  April 14.

 Sponsored by Department of Romance Languages. A screening of the 2006 Nanni Moretti film, Il caimano. Part of Cinecitt  – Italian movies from the 21st century. 7:00 P.M. Miller Learning Center Room 148. Contact: [log in to unmask]

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14. Photography Exhibition: My India- Personal Reflections and Captured Moments. Ongoing through April 30.

Sponsored by the Office of International Public Service and Outreach and the Office of Institutional Diversity. My India- Personal Reflections and Captured Moments. Photography by UGA alumnus Eric Berg, and UGA professor and director of the Center for Asian Studies Farley Richmond. Reception for the artists held April 3, at 3:30 P.M. in Hill Atrium. Through Thursday, April 30, 2009. Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Hill Atrium. Contact: 706-542-6654, [log in to unmask]


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15.  Study Abroad Scholarship Section:
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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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UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

Deadlines: for FALL -- April 17, 2009


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UGA Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Application:
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 2.5 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Must commit to 10 hours volunteer service upon return. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

Deadlines: FALL -- April 17, 2009


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