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Dear Students Interested in Study Abroad:

Welcome to this week’s announcements for students interested in study abroad at UGA.

I’d like to open this week’s message with a special announcement about the Photo & Video Contest. The deadline for entries has been EXTENDED to this Wednesday morning, November 4th at 9:00 am.

The contest is open to all UGA students who are currently studying abroad, or have recently studied, traveled, or worked abroad, and all international students who are currently enrolled at UGA.

You can enter up to 2 photos and 1 video for competition. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, and other surprise goodies. See item #14 in this message below for all the details and a link to our entry form!!

As always, you will find instructions for unsubscribing yourself from this listserv at the bottom of this announcement.

Thanks for reading!

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In this week’s message…

OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY/WORK/TRAVEL ABROAD:
1. Peace Corps events: Coffee Hour on 11/2 & Peace Corps Globe Talk on 11/10
2. UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific & Caribbean: Next Info Sessions 11/4, 11/12, 11/18…APPs for Australia & New Zealand Spring 2010 due 11/16!!!
3. Explore Earth in Argentina, UGA Summer Study Abroad, Info Sessions, 11/3 & 11/10
4. Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Info Session, for Undergrads & Graduate Students, 11/5
5. UGA Spring Semester 2010 in Costa Rica-SCHOLARSHIPS! Applications Due 11/6
6. UGA Croatia Maymester Info. Meeting: 11/17
7. Germany Exchange Opportunity after graduation! Deadline: 12/1
8. This Week’s UGA-Exchange Program Spotlight: University of Sydney, Australia, Applications due 2/1
9. Walk-in Advising in Memorial Hall: every Tuesday & Friday afternoon
10. Options Abroad Info Sessions in the Office of Study Abroad (offered 3 days a week)

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
11. UGA Spring Semester 2010 in Costa Rica-SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Applications Due 11/6
12.  Sara’s Wish Scholarship Fund, Preliminary Applications due 10/2009-1/2010
13. Zeta Phi Beta Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship: Accepting applications now through Feb 1, 2010.

INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:
14. UGA International Photo & Video Contest: DEADLINE EXTENDED…Enter by 11/4!
15. “Black Parenting and Black Families” APERO Brown Bag Speaker Series, 11/4 15.
16.  International COFFEE HOUR 11/6
17. Vietnamese Student Association CULTURE NIGHT: NIGHT IN SAIGON, 11/13

18. Unsubscribe yourself from SISA-L


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OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDY, WORK, & TRAVEL ABROAD:
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1. Peace Corps events: Coffee Hour on 11/2 & Peace Corps Globe Talk on 11/10

- Peace Corps Coffee Hour
Monday, November 2, 5-6:30 pm. 2-Story Coffeehouse at 1680 South Lumpkin Street
This is a drop in event and your chance to meet with returned Peace Corps volunteers in an informal setting and to get your questions answered.

- Peace Corps Globe Talk
Tuesday, November 10, 5-6 pm. Miller Learning Center, rm 245
Come hear more about the application process, Volunteer life, and life after Peace Corps.  This will include a presentation and time for questions and answers.

Contact: Lisa Woodruff
Peace Corps Campus Recruiter
University of Georgia
Bank of America Building
110 E. Clayton St. Rm 305
Athens, GA 30602
706.425.2966
Panama 2007-2009
www.peacecorps.gov


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2. UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific & the Caribbean: next info sessions 11/4, 11/12, 11/18; Application Deadline for Australia & New Zealand Spring 2010, 11/16

There are several info sessions coming up for these UGA programs offered through Studies Abroad in the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Study abroad opportunities include New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Antarctica, the United Kingdom!

Each info session includes a featured faculty member and discussion. Visit http://www.pacific.uga.edu/ for more program information, or e-mail [log in to unmask]

Wed, Nov. 4, 7PM MLC Rm 153, featuring faculty member and discussion
Thurs, Nov. 12, 7PM MLC Rm 247
Thurs, Nov. 18, 8PM MLC Rm 275


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3. Explore Earth in Argentina, Summer Study Abroad 2010, Info Sessions 11/3 &11/10

“For  students with a passion for the outdoors”

Explore Earth in Argentina is a four-week UGA program, with a 9 day optional extension. Open to majors in different fields.  No previous geology required.

Drop-in Session at MLC
   • Tuesday November 3, 9:30AM - 5:00 PM
Departmental Information table,  Jittery Joe’s Cafeteria at the Miller Learning Center.

Hour long meeting
   • Tuesday November 10, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Room 200A, Geography Geology Building

Check our website:
           http://mapatino.myweb.uga.edu/arghome.html

Offerings:
Core courses: GEOL 1121, GEOL 1121L, GEOL 1122, GEOL 1122L, SPAN 2001
Science Electives: GEOL 3100, GEOL 3130, GEOL 3200, GEOL 4250

Learn about this unique opportunity to study and travel along 3000 miles of Argentina’s most beautiful and rarely visited places.

Emphasis of the program rests on the impact of the exploration, exploitation and use of Earth Resources. No pre-requisites. Choose from core courses that satisfy Environmental Literacy or upper division elective science credits.

Contact: Dr Marta Patino Douce, [log in to unmask], 706-542-2399
http://mapatino.myweb.uga.edu/arghome.html

Students and friends are welcome.

Are you ready for the Adventure?!!!!!!!


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4. Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Info Session, for Undergrads & Graduate Students, 11/5

On Thursday, November 5th at 12:30 pm in 216 Moore College, a representative from the Institute of International Education will be speaking with interested students about the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships.

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year and Boren Fellows are awarded up to $30,000 for two academic years. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.

To RSVP for the session or for more information, please contact Rebecca Cheney in the Honors Program [log in to unmask]


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5. UGA Spring Semester 2010 in Costa Rica-SCHOLARSHIPS! Applications Due 11/6

Spend a semester at UGA’s Costa Rica Campus! Applications are due by November 6th. UGA Costa Rica is offering $750 scholarships for this program. Other scholarships may also be available.

Applications can be downloaded from
http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_spring_franklin.htm

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from
http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_scholarships_foundation.htm

For more information, please contact Matt Stevens at [log in to unmask],
706-425-3316


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6. UGA Croatia Maymester Info. Meeting: 11/17
There will be a an informational meeting for the Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program on November 17, 2009 at 5 p.m. in 117 Joe Brown Hall.  For further information see www.uga.edu/croatia or contact James Reap [log in to unmask]


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7. Germany Exchange Opportunity after graduation! Deadline: 12/1

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is currently accepting applications from your students and recent graduates who are interested in living, studying, and interning in Germany on a full-year, funded fellowship.  CBYX is sponsored by the US and German governments for applicants in all career fields between the ages of 18-24, and does not require any prior German language knowledge!  Applicants in business, vocational, technical, engineering, scientific, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply.

75 participants are annually awarded the CBYX fellowship to spend a year studying and working in their career fields while completely immersed in German language and culture.  Please forward this email to ideal candidates among your students and young alumni, who can find more information at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX for Young Professionals fellowship includes:
• two months of intensive German language training (prior German language knowledge is not required, but preferred)
• four months of study in the participant’s career field at a German college or university
• five-month internship in the participant’s career field with a German company
• accommodations living with German hosts, in shared apartments, and in student dorms
• transatlantic airfare and monthly food stipends
• health/accident insurance
• various program seminars in the United States and Germany
• support throughout the program year by local program representatives

Eligibility:
• US citizen or permanent resident
• between the ages of 18-24 at the start of the program in July 2010
• high school diploma or equivalent
• clear career goals and some relevant work experience in career field
• strong interest in German and international affairs, and a strong sense of American identity
• flexibility, independence, and diplomacy

Application deadline is December 1, 2009 for the program beginning in July 2010.  For more information, and to apply online, visit: www.CBYX.info.   Questions?  Please contact [log in to unmask] or 212-497-3522.


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8. This Week’s UGA-Exchange Program Spotlight: University of Sydney, Australia, Applications due 2/1

Here's a great opportunity to study abroad in Sydney, Australia for Fall 2010, Spring 2011 or Full 2010-11 Academic Year as an exchange student at the University of Sydney.
The University of Sydney provides an excellent opportunity for over 45,000 students to live and study in Australia and offers a wide range of subjects.  With hundreds of clubs and societies, cafes, bands, theatre productions, sports, three sporting complexes, and Australia’s oldest student newspaper, Honi Soit, you will also have the opportunity to be immersed in of Australia’s most vibrant and active student communities.

-- Course Subjects/Units include: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Ecology, Art, Architecture, Design & Planning, Business & Economics, Education & Social Work, Sport & Exercise Science, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, International Relations & Political Science, Music, Pharmacy, Sciences, Marine Science, Veterinary Sciences, Visual Arts.

--See Sydney Units of Study Database at:  http://www.usyd.edu.au/future_students/study_abroad/study/choice/index.shtml

--Dates of Program: Fall semester (July - November);  Spring Semester (February - June)

--Host University Websites: http://www.usyd.edu.au/index.shtml

--Host University Exchange Info:  http://www.usyd.edu.au/future_students/study_abroad/

--Cost: Students pay an Exchange Program Fee (currently $3765 for SP 10) to cover in-state tuition at UGA; Housing Costs paid abroad in Australia.  Students may keep HOPE and other UGA/federal financial aid.

--Exchange Application Deadline: February 1, 2010 for Fall 2010 & full year; September 15 for Spring 2011

--FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY:  Contact the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk to schedule an exchange advising appointment or email Ms. Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, [log in to unmask]


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9.  Walk-in Advising with a Study Abroad Representative in Memorial Hall:

Are you interested in studying, working, or volunteering abroad? If so, you can stop by Memorial Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays between 1:30-5:00pm to meet with a study abroad representatives. No appointment is necessary these are walk-in sessions! The study abroad representatives will be in Memorial Hall, Room 233 (in the ICA Department suite). You can also schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor at their main location downtown at the Bank of America Building.


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10. Options Abroad Info Sessions in the Office of Study Abroad (offered 3 days a week)

In these 50-minute information sessions, a study abroad Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad will 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. Visit our website for more information. http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm
Students must sign up in advance as space is limited.


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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
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11. UGA Spring Semester 2010 in Costa Rica-SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Applications Due 11/6
Spend a semester at UGA’s Costa Rica Campus! Applications are due by November 6th. UGA Costa Rica is offering $750 scholarships for this program. Other scholarships may also be available for this and other programs.
Program Applications can be downloaded from
http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_spring_franklin.htm

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from
http://www.uga.edu/costarica/program_scholarships_foundation.htm

For more information, please contact Matt Stevens at [log in to unmask],
706-425-3316


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12. The Sara's Wish Scholarship Fund, Preliminary Applications Due Oct 2009 thru January, 2010.

SARA'S WISH FOUNDATION was established to perpetuate the memory of Sara Christie Schewe. In 1996, Sara, a beautiful and loving young woman, was killed in a fatal bus crash in India along with three classmates while participating in the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea Program.  Sara's Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Safe And Rewarding Adventures for students, emerged out of this Semester at Sea tragedy. This organization promotes education about travel safety guidelines.

A Legacy of Leadership, Service, and Adventure…The Mission of the Scholarship Fund is to perpetuate Sara's ideals by providing financial support for travel experiences for students who share Sara's zest for life, love of adventure, and zeal to excel.

Sara's Wish Foundation scholarships are awarded to extraordinary young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participating in it. Assistance has been offered to dozens of young women who exhibit qualities of leadership, service, and adventure. With our financial contributions, young women have defrayed the costs associated with traveling to all areas of the globe.  Ethiopia, Korea, the Philippines, Chile, Nepal, and South Africa are just a few examples. Our scholarship recipients perform a wide variety of remarkable public services in these distant lands, contributing to the welfare of our global village. Be sure to read more about them, as they truly offer inspiration and hope for our future.

Scholarship Application Information Criteria:
A commitment to public service
A strong record of scholarship
A history of leadership experience
A sincere interest in the work of Sara's Wish Foundation
A willingness to join with Sara's Wish Foundation in its ongoing efforts to improve safety awareness

Timeline: Scholarships are granted yearly according to the timeline below.

- Oct-Jan: Preliminary Applications reviewed as they are submitted.
- Nov-Feb: Candidates selected from the preliminary applications are asked to submit resumes, essays, and two letters of recommendation.
- Dec-March: Finalists are interviewed by telephone or in person by members of the scholarship committee.
- March: All scholarship winners are announced by the end of March.

Visit the Sara’s Wish Foundation website: http://www.saraswish.org/index.htm


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13. Zeta Phi Beta Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship: Accepting applications now through Feb 1, 2010.

Available to graduate or undergraduate United States students studying abroad and/or graduate or undergraduate foreign students studying within. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to recipient. Documented proof of academic study and plan of program must be sent to the Scholarship Chairperson with signature of school administrator or Program Director.

**** APPLICATION PROCEDURE ****
Copies of the scholarship application form may be accessed electronically via the following websites:  www.ZPBNEF1975.org or www.ZphiB1920.org

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY:
Three letters of recommendation (from a College Professor or High School Teacher, a Minister or Community Leader, and Other); An official University/High School Transcript; An essay of 150 words or more. Include information about yourself, your educational goals and professional
aspirations. How can this award help you to achieve these goals? Why should you receive this award? Award recipients, only, will be notified, no later than August 15, of the Foundation's actions.


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INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:
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14. UGA International Photo & Video Contest-DEADLINE EXTENDED…ENTER BY 11/4!

New EXTENDED Deadline: 9:00 am, EST on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

- Visit the official contest webpage for more all the details and an entry form to download: http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm

- Eligibility: The 2009 Photo & Video Contest is open to all UGA students who are currently studying abroad, or have recently studied, traveled, or worked abroad, and all international students who are currently enrolled at UGA.

- Prizes include gift certificates for local restaurants and other surprises! Maximize your chances to win…you can enter up to 2 photos and 1 video for competition.

- 2009 Categories:
1. Student Engagement: photographs that communicate a cross-cultural experience by featuring a UGA student (or students) interacting globally with people, places, and/or cultures.

2. Creative Expression: photographs that exhibit originality and artistic merit while promoting international understanding (can include landscapes, portraits, events, still life, etc.).

3. Study Abroad Video: a video of 1-2 minutes that inspires and educates others about the value of study abroad, while promoting international understanding. (Projects by one or two students are eligible for submission.)

- Photos must be between 350K and 5MB in size. Videos must be between 1-2 minutes in length.

- Winners Announced during International Education Week: Friday, November 20th, 2009 at International Coffee Hour in Memorial Hall Ballroom, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Coffee hour will also include a silent auction to benefit programming for international students at UGA. Door Prizes! Free Food! And a chance to cast your vote in the People's Choice photo award. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize to each photo category. A grand prize to the winning video.

Questions can be sent to Lila Grisar, Contest Coordinator, at: [log in to unmask]


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15. “Black Parenting and Black Families” APERO Brown Bag Speaker Series, 11/4

This week’s presenter is Talibah Mbonisi. Founder, We Parent.
All Apero lectures are on WEDNESDAYS from 12:15- 1:15pm in African American Cultural Center, Memorial Hall. They are free of charge.  Bring your own lunch and enjoy the speaker.


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16. International COFFEE HOUR 11/6

Don't miss Coffee Hour this Friday, from 11:30-1:30pm. Stop by the Memorial Hall, Ballroom for refreshments, music, and great conversation! This program is open to everyone. For more information contact the International Student Life office at 542-5867.


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17. Vietnamese Student Association CULTURE NIGHT: NIGHT IN SAIGON, 11/13

Night in Saigon, Mapping the Past: The Regions of Vietnam
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: Tate Grand Hall
Sponsored by: Vietnamese Student Association VSA will be holding its annual culture night!  The theme this year is mapping the past of Vietnam and exploring the different regions throughout Vietnam.

Tickets- $5 for students, $7 for non-students.


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18.   UNSUBSCRIBE yourself from SISA-L:

- Visit the Listserv website at http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/sisa-l.html

- Select the option: “Join or leave the list (or change settings)”

- Type your name, the e-mail address you signed up with, and select “Leave the List” (if you have your e-mails forwarded, you must use the e-mail address you signed up with, not the final destination e-mail address).

- You will receive confirmation details automatically


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Lila Grisar
Graduate Assistant
Office of Study Abroad
The University of Georgia

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