Welcome to SISA-L, the Students Interested in Study Abroad Listserv!

In this week’s message you will find several announcements about opportunities to learn about the various study abroad programs offered at UGA.

***Directions to unsubscribe from this list can be found at the bottom of this message.

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In this week’s message…

1.  Credit Approval Form Reminder for Fall 2009 Study Abroad Students
2.  SECAC Scholarship for Spring 2010 study at Queen's University, Northern Ireland  with IFSA-Butler
3.  General OIE Study Abroad Scholarships
     --STARS Study Abroad Scholarships
     --25th Anniversary Study Abroad Fair Scholarship
4.  Spring 2010 UGA - Exchange Program Options
5.  Study Abroad Peer Advisor Program
6.  Study Abroad Program Evaluations
7.  Where to unsubscribe from SISA-L

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1.  ATTENTION FALL 2009 STUDY ABROAD STUDENT - CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER

This is a reminder for students attending a non-UGA/external study abroad program or a UGA exchange program (transcript issued by another U.S. or foreign university) to complete the Credit Approval Form and submit the CAF fee to the OIE before you depart for your study abroad program.

The form serves to let UGA know you will be studying abroad, and to pre-approve your transfer credit, plus to help maintain your eligibility to keep your HOPE and financial aid. (Students attending UGA sponsored programs will receive resident credit instead and do not need to complete this form.)

The Credit Approval Form will require you to go to the Undergraduate Admissions Office and then to your academic advisor. When it is complete, it should be returned with the CAF fee, to the Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, at least 3 weeks prior to departure. You will not receive any financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, nor maintain student status at UGA while abroad, if you do not fill out this form -- The CAF serves as the official UGA approval for your study abroad program.

Please contact a the OIE study abroad for additional details on the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form process.  The Credit Approval Form is also available at the OIE Study Abroad Reception Desk and the Study Abroad Library, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street. (706) 425-3274

You are welcome to call the OIE at 425-3274 with questions and/or to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor! We are happy to help you with your Credit Approval Form questions!

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 2.  SECAC GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP TO N. IRELAND SPRING 2010 SEMESTER  - OIE APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

Scholarship Award: $8,500 to be subtracted from IFSA program cost; HOPE and/or additional financial aid may also apply; all majors considered.

-One UGA student will be selected to enroll for a full semester of credit at Queen's University, Northern Ireland through the IFSA-Butler study abroad program AND engage in a community service project in Belfast during 2010 Spring semester with other SEC scholarship recipients.

Academic record, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential will be factors in the selection. This is a joint project of the member schools of SECAC (SEC Academic Consortium) and sponsored by IFSA-Butler Foundation

-QUB Schools & Departments: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/SchoolsDepartments/

-Book of Modules Database: http://e-info.qub.ac.uk/book_of_modules/

-For more information: Please schedule an appointment with an OIE study abroad advisor to begin the application process as soon as possible: Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30602 Tel: 706-425-3274.

Additional IFSA Program information can be found at: http://www.ifsa-butler.org/queens-university-belfast.html

What Queen's University Belfast has to offer:  A major center of cutting-edge academics and research located in the heart of Belfast • An interesting range of courses in Irish studies • An active Student Union offers everything from concerts to political debates, more than 140 social, cultural and sports clubs

Housing:  Housing is in the main university housing complex, Queen's Elms, within easy walking distance • Students may live in single or double study-bedrooms that share bathroom, kitchen and living facilities • Students prepare or purchase their own meals

Academics:  Flexible course selection means students can choose from more than 3,000 courses in 100 subjects • Courses are offered through 21 schools in three faculties: arts, humanities and social sciences; engineering and physical sciences; and medicine, health and life sciences • Many of the university's departments rank among the highest in the U.K. • Students typically take three courses per semester

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3.  GENERAL OIE STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP LINKS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE OIE STUDY ABROAD FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE AT:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm

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--LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL & FALL 2009 STARS STIPEND/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE 

The Office of International Education has several Scholarship/Stipends available in support of in support of UGA students planning to study abroad during during the upcoming academic year.

--STARS AWARD: This is a work stipend where students work for 50 hours with the Office of International Education during the late summer/early Fall semester or during the Fall 2009 semester and earn $500 toward the cost of an upcoming study abroad program.  Some larger stipends may also be available.

Students must be available to complete their STARS stipend hours for one of 2 work periods:  Late Summer/Early Fall (approximately early August to mid October) and Fall (approximately early September to early December).  Weekly hour limitations may apply for those students working other on-campus employment at the same time as a STARS stipend.

--Eligibility: Any student who is planning to study abroad in Spring 2010, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, full year 2010-11.

--STARS APPLICATION DEADLINES:

    Late Summer/Early Fall:  Friday, July 24

    Fall 2009:  Monday, August 24

--TO APPLY: Download the STARS application form on the OIE website and submit full application to the Office of International Education.

                    Website: http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship_general.htm

QUESTIONS? Contact Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, [log in to unmask]

OIE, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor 110 E. Clayton Street (corner of Lumpkin & Clayton) Tel: 706-425-3274 Fax: 706-425-3315

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--25TH ANNIVERSARY STUDY ABROAD FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS

Ms. Kornelia Probst-Mackowiak, coordinator of the study abroad fair, and I are very pleased to report that with a generous gift from the President's Venture Fund, the Office of International Education is able to provide two $2,500 scholarships in celebration of this year's 25th anniversary Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair.  The UGA study abroad fair is one of the largest and best attended in the southeastern United States and is now celebrating a quarter century of helping students research study abroad opportunities.

Below are the guidelines for submission, and thank you.

1). Because this scholarship is given in celebration of the fair's quarter-century of providing information about study abroad to UGA students, awards may be used for participation in any UGA program for credit (faculty-led group or exchange partner) which is participating in the Fall 2009 study abroad fair. 
The funds can be used for study abroad spring or summer 2010.

2).  Two scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of an essay (1,000 word limit) on the theme:  "25 Years On: Why International Education Is More Important Than Ever."  Please provide a  title for your essay and your contact information.  Sources are not required, but please cite any used in MLA format.  Please sign your essay at the end indicating that it is your own work and that any outside material used is cited properly. 

3).  Entering the scholarship contest gives the Office of International Education the right to excerpt from your essay in marketing and other materials.

4).  Essays should be submitted by 5:00 on August 20th, 2009, to Kasee Laster.  You may campus mail or US mail the essay to the address below, fax it to the fax number below, or (preferred), e-mail it as a PDF to Kasee Laster, [log in to unmask].

5). Selection of the best essays will be via faculty committee. 
Each of two winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

6).  Winners will be announced in mid-September.  The winning essays and students’ picture will be displayed at the fair and featured in publicity.  The two winners will be asked to spend some time at the fair, as their class schedules permit, greeting other students at the OIE table and talking about why they see international experience as a vital part of their education.


Fair information:


This year's fair will be held Wednesday, September 30th, and Thursday, October 1st, in the new Tate exhibit hall, 5th floor, Tate Center Extension.

Students, if you are already considering a particular UGA program, you may wish to confirm with your program director that they intend to exhibit at the fair and therefore the program is eligible for use of the scholarship.  Programs that have not yet registered for the fair may do so through July:

http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_fair_registration.php

Please note that students do NOT have to pre-register to attend the fair; the registration form referenced above is for exhibitors.  Please ask your friends to come by the fair - faculty and advisors are always welcome to browse, too!


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4.  LOOKING FOR SPRING 2010 UGA - EXCHANGE PROGRAM OPTIONS??

Consider a UGA Exchange Program for Spring 2010 -- Placements are available for the following UGA partner institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania – several are new partner universities.

--Spring 2010 Exchange Program Fee: $3,765 (based on new UGA in-state tuition); Additional expenses include airfare, accommodation at host university, and personal expenses.  HOPE and UGA Financial Aid may be used on all UGA exchange programs.

--Spring 2010 Exchange Application Deadline:  September 15, 2009

--To apply:  Contact the Office of International Education for an application and to schedule advising appointment and/or faculty director of each exchange. 

--Additional exchange opportunities will become available for Fall 2010/Full-year 2010-11 and Spring 2011.

--For more information:  Now is the perfect time to learn about and plan for a study abroad program for Spring 2010.  Please call the OIE study abroad front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor at 706-425-3274.

--ASIA 

CHINA

-Tsinghua UniversityBeijing, China  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2707

-Beijing Language & Culture UniversityBeijing, China https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2708

-Peking School of Management (business majors only) – Beijing, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_peking_china.html

-City University of Hong Kong (MIS majors only) – Hong Kong, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_hong_kong.html

SOUTH KOREA

-Yonsei UniversitySeoul, South Korea (SP 10 exchange placements may be limited) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1578

TAIWAN

-National Taiwan UniversityTaipei, Taiwan  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2179

-National Cheng Kung UniversityTainan City, Taiwan

--EUROPE

AUSTRIA

-BOKU-University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences – Vienna, Austria (primarily Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2480

-Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration – Vienna, Austria https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756

FINLAND

-University of HelsinkiHelsinki, Finland  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2178

FRANCE

-Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 – Lyon, France https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1543

-Universite Blaise-Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand, France https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2696

GERMANY

-University of Hohenheim – Hohenheim, Germany (primarily Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences)  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2484

--Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremburg (for Business Students) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2482

ITALY

-University of Udine – Udine, Italy (primarily designed for Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences)  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2485

NORWAY

-Agder University - Kristiansand, Norway https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1462

UNITED KINGDOM

-University of Reading – Reading, England, UK  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1552

-University of Sussex – Sussex, England, UK  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2199

-University of Leicester – Leicester, England, UK  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1541

-University of Nottingham – Nottingham, England, UK https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2283  (SP 10 exchange placements may be limited)

--LATIN AMERICA

CHILE

-Universidad del Desarrollo – Santiago, Chile  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2092

COSTA RICA

-Universidad de Costa Rica -  San Jose, Costa Rica  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2741

BRAZIL

-Federal University of Vicosa – Vicosa, Brazil  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2153

-Federal University of Paraná – Curitiba, Brazil  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2640

URUGUAY

Universidad Montevideo – Montevideo, Uruguay https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2806

--OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

-University of CanberraCanberra, Australia  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1469

-University of SydneySydney, Australia (now open to all majors) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2203



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**ATTENTION RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

5.  STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM

Do you still want to talk about your study abroad experience? Need an interested audience for your study abroad stories and memories? Want to encourage other UGA students to study abroad?

The Office of International Education is looking for peer advisors for the 2008-2009 academic year. We have found that returned students are one of the best resources for encouraging more UGA students to study abroad. Peer advisors assist the study abroad staff by giving presentations about study abroad, leading discussions and serving on student panels. You can choose to participate in as many events as your schedule permits.

If you are interested in becoming a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, please contact Mandi Work at the Office of International Education, [log in to unmask] or 425-3274

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6.  STUDY ABROAD STUDENT EVALUATIONS

Have you recently returned from a Study Abroad program? We would love to know more about your experiences abroad!

Visit http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_re_eva.htm to fill out an evaluation and have your comments posted in the OIE Study Abroad Library!  Thank you!


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7.  TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L:   Please visit the Listserv at UGA website at http://listserv.uga.edu/


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Ms. Colleen P. Larson
Study Abroad Advisor

Office of International Education
University of Georgia
Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor
110 East Clayton Street
Athens, GA  30602

http://www.uga.edu/oie

Study Abroad/Exchange Telephone:  706-425-3274

Study Abroad/Exchange Fax: 706-425-3315