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.

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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



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

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!



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

-QUB Schools & Departments:

-Book of Modules Database:

-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:

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






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.


    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.


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



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

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

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:

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!



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  _*


    -Tsinghua University -- Beijing, China

    -Beijing Language & Culture University -- Beijing, China

    -Peking School of Management (business majors only) -- Beijing,

    -City University of Hong Kong (MIS majors only) -- Hong Kong, China


    -Yonsei University --Seoul, South Korea (SP 10 exchange placements
    may be limited)


    -National Taiwan University -- Taipei, Taiwan

    -National Cheng Kung University -- Tainan City, Taiwan



    -BOKU-University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences --
    Vienna, Austria (primarily Agriculture & Environmental Sciences,
    Natural Sciences)

    -Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration -- Vienna,


    -University of Helsinki -- Helsinki, Finland


    -Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 -- Lyon, France

    -Universite Blaise-Pascal -- Clermont-Ferrand, France


    -University of Hohenheim -- Hohenheim, Germany (primarily
    Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences)

    --Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremburg (for Business Students)


    -University of Udine -- Udine, Italy (primarily designed for
    Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences)


    -Agder University - Kristiansand, Norway


    -University of Reading -- Reading, England, UK

    -University of Sussex -- Sussex, England, UK

    -University of Leicester -- Leicester, England, UK

    -University of Nottingham -- Nottingham, England, UK  (SP 10 exchange placements
    may be limited)



    -Universidad del Desarrollo -- Santiago, Chile


    -Universidad de Costa Rica -  San Jose, Costa Rica


    -Federal University of Vicosa -- Vicosa, Brazil

    -Federal University of Paraná -- Curitiba, Brazil


    Universidad Montevideo -- Montevideo, Uruguay



    -University of Canberra -- Canberra, Australia

    -University of Sydney -- Sydney, Australia (now open to all majors)




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



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

Visit to fill out an evaluation and
have your comments posted in the OIE Study Abroad Library!  Thank you!


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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

Study Abroad/Exchange Telephone:  706-425-3274

Study Abroad/Exchange Fax: 706-425-3315