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  Hello Students Interested in Study Abroad,


  Looking for a Maymester or Summer 2010 study abroad
  opportunity? In addition to the regular scholarship
  announcements and international events around
  Athens, this message contains some special features
  to help you in your summer search:


  ·         A list of several UGA programs and
  University of Georgia System programs that are still
  accepting applications has been attached to this
  e-mail (also see item # 1);


  ·         Several summer programs have provided our
  office with updates about upcoming info sessions,
  scholarships, program details, etc. Read below for
  that info;


  ·         And since this list-serv couldn’t
  possibly reflect ALL of UGA’s study abroad
  programs, remember to explore all your options for
  studying abroad through UGA by visiting our
  searchable database online: Many UGA
  programs continue to accept applications past their
  posted deadline. If there’s a program that
  interests you….contact them directly for more


  As always, instructions to UNSUBSCRIBE yourself from
  this listserv are included at the bottom of this

  Check us out online


  and on Facebook:


  Please let us know how we can help you in your
  international education pursuits!




  In this week’s message…



  1.       List of UGA & USG programs with summer
  spots available (see attached)  

  2.       International Travel Forum: Hazards and
  Realities, 2/23

  3.       UGA Costa Rica Info Sessions 2/24. Apply by

  4.       UGA at Oxford: announcements to study in
  England in Summer, Fall, and Spring!

  5.       New UGA Program to Southwestern France,
  Apply by 2/26

  6.       Study Abroad in Thailand has a few spots

  7.       Explore Earth in Argentina

  8.       Slots still available on UGA’s Study
  Abroad Maymester to Croatia

  9.       UGA A Paris summer program...extended

  10.   UGA Study Abroad in May on a Caribbean Island,
  Application deadline extended to 3/1

  11.  University System of Georgia-European Council
  Summer programs, Apply by 3/5

  12.  Studies Abroad in the South Pacific: Info
  Sessions every Thursday, Apply by 3/15

  13.  Graduate Summer Seminar Abroad in Rome, Apply
  by 3/15
  14.  Walk-in Advising in Memorial Hall: every
  Tuesday & Friday afternoon
  15.   Study Abroad ‘Options Abroad’ Info
  Sessions, offered 3 days a week
  16.  $300 scholarship for all students on UGA’s
  Summer Thai Sustainable Service-Learning Program.   

  17.  Phi Kappa Phi undergraduate study
  abroad/internship grants, Apply by 2/24
  18.  $500 Cash Prize for Transitions Abroad Student
  Writing Contest, Deadline 3/1

  19.  Dean’s Award for Graduate Student
  International Study-deadline 3/5

  20.  Academic Continuing Ed. Grant, Sponsored by the
  Spanish Government, Apply by 3/30

  21.  SIT -New Pell Match Scholarship Program:
  Increasing access to international education
  22.  Modern Languages Scholarship for students in
  Romance Lang. or Foreign Lang. Ed in Romance Lang.,
  Apply by 4/2

  23.  Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  Program-Deadline: 4/6

  24.  2010 Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard
  Lecture Series, 2/23

  25.  Perspectives on Haiti, 2/24

  26.  Lecture on Haiti. 2/24

  27.  International Coffee Hour, 2/26

  28.  Film: Scene not Heard, 2/26

  29.  Performance: Shruti—Melodies of India, 2/27

  30.  Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape
  to International Context, 3/1

  31.  International Student Life Office-Survey,
  Respond by 3/8

  32.  Opportunities for Africa in the Emerging Global

  33.  Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International
  Scholars-Apply by 3/5
  34.  New Franklin College initiative: international
  interdisciplinary studies at UGA, Summer 2010

  35. 2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture,
  Research, and Teaching: call for papers by 3/13;
  forum on 4/1-4/2

  36.   Unsubscribe yourself from SISA-L








  1. List of UGA & USG programs with summer spots
  available (see attached)


This attached document reflects updates we’ve received from individual programs. The list is also available on our facebook page where it is being updated regularly.


  For the latest details and to get more information,
  please visit the individual program websites and/or
  contact the programs directly.




  2.  International Travel Forum: Hazards and
  Realities, 2/23


  9:00 am to 11:00 am in room 137 of the Tate Center,
  a forum on travel safety with three speakers:


  -          Jon Watson, FBI Agent with extensive
  training and unique experiences will provide
  tremendous insight into international travel safety

  -          William Ricketts, U.S. Air Marshall's
  Office will present on a wealth of both
  international and domestic experience.

  -          Dmitry Vacalis, CDC - Dr. Vacalis will
  discuss medical issues and risks associated with
  international travel.


  Questions: John Newton, Office of
  Security& Emergency Preparedness

  University of Georgia, 706-542-2778


  Sponsored by the Office of Security and Emergency
  Preparedness, Center for International Trade and
  Security, Office of International Education




  3.  UGA Costa Rica Info Session: 2/24. All Costa
  Rica applications due by 3/15


  Art and Culture (May 2010) Information Session: Art
  professors Scott Belville and Kinsey Branham, along
  with local artist Mary Engel, give a presentation on
  the Maymester 2010 Costa Rica study abroad Art
  program. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. S150 Lamar Dodd
  School of Art. Contact: 706-425-3318, [log in to unmask],


  All Maymester & Summer applications for UGA Costa
  Rica programs due by March 15th, 2010!




  4. UGA at Oxford: announcements to study in England
  in Summer, Fall, and Spring!


  General info about studying in Oxford, England:
  study with University of Oxford tutors! Any
  financial assistance normally available to defray
  costs at UGA should be available to apply toward
  program costs. New financial assistance specific to
  UGA at Oxford has been made available for students
  participating on programs in 2010 (Scholarships tab
  on UGA at Oxford website,


  Please check the UGA at Oxford website for further
  details,  326A Park Hall, (706)
  542-2244, [log in to unmask]

  Spots available for Summer 2010 Programs: summer
  programs are open to all majors, transients welcome.
  Earn 6 hours of UGA credit during 6 weeks in
  England! (July 4-August 13)


  o       Franklin at Oxford Summer Program 2010: Over
  a dozen courses offered in various subjects.


  o       Grady at Oxford Summer Program 2010: In
  addition to University of Oxford tutors, study with
  Dr. Leara Rhodes, Grady School of Journalism, UGA.
  Dr. Rhodes will teach JRLC 5080, International
  Communication. Over a dozen other courses offered in
  various subjects. Earn 6 hours of UGA credit.  JRLC
  5080 International Communications is a LACSI course!
  It is a multicultural course and compares
  philosophies of media systems and examines all forms
  of global communication platforms: print,
  electronic, advertising, public relations, and
  social media. By understanding different cultures
  and how communication structures are formed,
  increased communication is possible for all
  disciplines. Fifty percent of the course includes
  Latin America to include French/Kreole, English,
  Dutch, and Spanish speaking countries. The course is
  listed as one offered within the LACSI curriculum.
   Dr. Leara Rhodes, has taught this course many years
  at UGA and has taken students to Italy, England,
  Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago. She has lived in a
  science center in a rain forest in Dominica; a
  nunnery in Santiago de Compostella, Spain; an
  Italian student dorm in Parma, Italy; and a faculty
  house in Mwanza, Tanzania on Lake Victoria. There
  are a limited number of slots still available.


  o       Terry at Oxford Summer Program 2010: In
  addition to University of Oxford tutors, study with
  Dr. Richard Martin, Terry School of Business, UGA.
  Dr. Martin will teach INTL 5100, Special Topics in
  International Business: The Subprime Crisis: What
  were we thinking and how did they get is so wrong?
  Over a dozen other courses offered in various
  subjects. Earn 6 hours of UGA credit.



  Fall 2010—Franklin at Oxford Fall Program: Spend
  the fall term in Oxford, England studying with
  University of Oxford tutors. Over a 90 courses
  offered in over 25 different subjects. Dr. Janice
  Simons, UGA School of Art, will serve as the on-site
  faculty member and teach ARHI 4916/ARHI3090, Topics
  in 18-19 Century Art: Constable and Turner: The
  Natural and the Sublime, and ARHI 3090/ARTS 2000,
  The Filmic Art of Alfred Hitchcock. Earn 12 to 15
  hours of UGA credit.


  UGA at Oxford 2011 Programs: UGA at Oxford is now
  accepting application for all of its 2011 programs.

  o       SPIA at Oxford 2011 - Early Acceptance
  Deadline Rapidly Approaching!

  o       Law at Oxford Program 2011 - UGA Law School
  Program (law students only)

  o       Franklin at Oxford Spring Program 2011

  o       Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars in
  Oxford - Maymester 2011

  o       Franklin at Oxford Junemester Program 2011

  o       Franklin at Oxford Summer Program 2011

  o       Grady at Oxford 2011

  o       Terry at Oxford 2011

  o       Franklin at Oxford Fall Program 2011




  5. NEW UGA Program to Southwestern France, Apply by

  Millennial Landscapes of Southwestern France, runs
  from May 15 to June 8, 2010.

  Informational Meetings: 7:00 pm in 264 Baldwin Hall
  either Wednesday February 11 or Thursday February 12
  for a slide show on the place and people, an
  overview of the program, and answers to your
  questions about participating.

  Earn 6 credits in anthropology (undergraduate or
  graduate). The program is suitable for students from
  a wide variety of backgrounds and no prior knowledge
  of anthropology or allied fields is assumed.

  This is an immersion educational experience in
  historical ecology of the feudal ethnic provinces of
  Southwestern France including Bearn, Gascogne,
  Soule, Labour, and Basse Navarre. Thirty percent of
  the course is classroom-based and 70% is
  field-based. Activities include field trips to
  Paleolithic caves, Gallo-Roman sites, and Medieval
  towns with assignments in reading landscapes,
  recording ancient monuments, and using archival
  documents. Opportunities exist for developing or
  improving your French language skills, staying in
  the home of a Basque farming family, and
  service-learning. See the course website for




  6.   Study Abroad in Thailand has a few spots


  Study Abroad in Thailand!
  Hope you will join in with us for great
  service-learning experience this summer! Automatic
  $300 scholarship (see item # 15 below).


  Serious inquiries welcome through the end of
  February. Contact Sarah Workman asap

  Sarah W. Workman,   Public Service Associate,
  University of Georgia
  Thai Sustainable Service-Learning Program Director
  312 Hoke Smith Building
  Athens, GA  30602      Tel:  706.542.9737   FAX:





  “For 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.
  June and July, 2010! Taught mostly in the field,
  open to students in any discipline; no previous
  geology required. SPAN 2001 (Intermediate Spanish)
  offered this summer!

  Spring  Info Sessions- Drop in: Come at your
  convenience, we will be at the Departmental
  Information table,  across from Jittery Joe’s,
  Miller Learning Center.  
  •     M Feb. 8: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  •     T Feb 16: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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

  *Applications will be accepted past the preferred
  deadline of Feb 15 if slots are still available.



  8.  Slots still available on UGA’s Study Abroad
  Maymester to Croatia


  There are a few spaces left in this program, and
  late applications will be accepted until all of
  these are filled (maximum program size is 24). Visit
  the program website and contact the program director
  or one of the other program faculty members for more


  Croatia Maymester Study Abroad is one of the least
  expensive study abroad programs offered at UGA,
  thanks to the generous support of Dr. and Mrs.
  Lawrence Phillips. Their gift has allowed to us
  reduce the estimated program fee this year from
  $3600 to $2600 per student. The Croatia Maymester
  Study Abroad Program at UGA offers students the
  opportunity to earn six hours credit studying
  various aspects of Croatian culture and society
  while traveling through this beautiful and
  fascinating country. Courses are taught by UGA
  faculty and use active engagement approaches that
  will take students into different regions and allow
  them to interact with scholars from Croatian
  universities and research institutes, local
  government officials, leaders of non-governmental
  organizations, and citizens from different walks of
  life. Our academic partner in Croatia is the Ivo
  Pilar Institute of Social Sciences.

  The 2010 study abroad program will focus on
  nationalism and ethnic conflict, culture and 
  national identity, the  conservation and
  interpretation of  tangible and intangible cultural
  heritage, and public  health as a societal issue.




  9. UGA A Paris summer program...extended deadline!


  Paris, summer 2010. This 6-week program offers 6
  credit hours.  Courses are available in Geography,
  International Affairs, Speech Communication, and
  Sociology.  More information and application forms
  can be found at  Interested
  students should contact Dr. Andy Herod, ASAP.


  Andrew Herod
  Professor of Geography, Adjunct Professor of
  International Affairs,  Adjunct Professor of
  Anthropology, and Director, UGA à Paris Study
  Abroad Program
  Department of Geography, University of Georgia
  Athens, GA 30602, USA
  Ph: + 1 706 542 2856 (main)
  + 1 706 542 2366 (direct)




  10. UGA Study Abroad in May on a Caribbean Island,
  Application deadline extended to 3/1

  Agroforestry in the Caribbean (May 12-26. 2010;
  $1500), St. Croix Island.

  Earn hands-on college credit on a lush tropical
  certified Organic Farm that was voted as a top 10
  educational destination by the National Geographic
  Society for hands-on service vacations. This 14-day
  design intensive provides 3 hours of UGA credit in
  either Anthropology, Ecology, Forestry, or Crop and
  Soil Sciences and is offered to any college student
  worldwide. Applications now being accepted for the
  2010 course. It is one of the best values of any
  study abroad course of its kind, and is the most
  affordable Maymester abroad program. Passports are
  not required for US citizens since it is a US
  territory with a rich culture of its own and flights
  are usually less than $500. Email [log in to unmask] for
  more info on the program or contact [log in to unmask]
  for registration and academic information.





  11. University System of Georgia-European Council
  Summer programs: Apply by 3/17


  sponsors large summer study programs for USG
  students in major locations in Europe, including St.
  Petersburg, Bonn, Madrid, Paris, Waterford and
  London. In courses taught largely by faculty from
  USG colleges and universities, students blend
  classroom experiences with group and individual
  travel as they earn academic credit at their home
  institutions. These programs bring together students
  and faculty from across Georgia to share in four or
  five week intensive learning and travel ventures.


  London! Paris! Madrid! Bonn! St. Petersburg!
  Waterford, Ireland!


  Featured USG program… St. Petersburg!:  Czar Peter
  the Great had the same dream and being a czar he did
  tour Europe. As a result Peter the Great created his
  window on Europe, what we know today as the city of
  St. Petersburg. The city is often called the
  “Venice of the North” as it combines its Russian
  heritage with a European outlook. It is obvious that
  Czar Peter took note at the canals of Venice as St.
  Petersburg can boast some sixty-five waterways
  throughout the city. He was also impressed with the
  fountains of Versailles and commissioned that his
  palace be constructed with one hundred and fifty
  fountains. He also borrowed the European Baroque
  style of architecture and gave it a Russian flair.
  Today St. Petersburg is considered to be one of the
  world’s architectural and cultural treasures. In a
  way it is like visiting all the best that Europe has
  to offer in one city.    


  Program overview:

    * It offers you a chance to travel and earn
      college credits at the same time ( 8 credit
    * Classes meet twice a week and have course
      related field trips once a week,
    * Knowledge of foreign language is not required,
    * The program includes airfare, accommodations,
      most meals, guided tours, most field trips,
      health insurance, etc;
    * “Hope” is applied towards your tuition;
    * Faculty from Georgia accompany the group;


  Program Dates: May 28 – June 27, 2010


  Courses available in: ART 1100 (Art Appreciation),
  Politics of Modern Russia, HIST 4950 (St. Petersburg
  in War and Revolution), Historical Geography,
  Geography of Europe: Focus on Russia, Developing
  Individuals Across Cultures, Cultures and
  Interpersonal Relationships, World Civilization,
  ENGL 3300 (Russian Literature),   International
  Business, Principles of Microeconomics, and Russian


  Don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass
  you by. If you need additional information or an
  application please contact the European Council at:
  229.259.2591. For complete details about the program
  be sure to check out our website at:


   If you would like for us to send you a copy of our
  Study Abroad-St. Petersburg DVD contact Program
  Directors:  Irina McClellan, Valdosta State
  University, [log in to unmask] or Chris Ward,
  Clayton State [log in to unmask]




  12. UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific: Info
  Sessions every Thursday; Apply by 3/15

  All Thursday info sessions held at 7 PM in MLC 245
  Maymester & Summer Programs to Australia, New
  Zealand, and Fiji -

  Application Deadline for all programs- March 15,




  13. Graduate Summer Seminar Abroad in Rome, Apply by

  This message is for professional staff and graduate
  students interested in a two-week, 3 Semester hour
  graduate seminar focused on the experience of U.S.
  students who study abroad offered by faculty at
  Loyola University Chicago at Loyola's John Felice
  Rome Center Campus July 4-17, 2010.  The website for
  the summer program is .

  Contact [log in to unmask]




  14.  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.




  15. Study Abroad ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions,
  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.
  Students must sign up in advance as space is







  16.  $300 scholarship for all students accepted to
  UGA’s Summer Thai Sustainable Service-Learning

  Great news for those interested in this Summer’s
  interdisciplinary Thailand Summer Abroad. A program
  grant was just awarded to the program, allowing a
  reduction in the program fee for all students. The
  current program fee the six weeks is now $2200 per

  For more information: and




  17. Phi Kappa Phi undergraduate study
  abroad/internship grants, Apply by 2/24


  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. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each


  Phi Kappa Phi sets high standards for its award
  recipients. Selection committees comprised of
  representatives from each of the Society's five
  regions carefully review all applications.
  Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors,
  including academic recognition and awards, campus
  and community involvement, leadership experiences,
  and quality and scope of proposed program.


  For complete details:




  18.  $500 Cash Prize for Transitions Abroad Student
  Writing Contest, Deadline 3/1


  For all currently enrolled undergraduate and
  graduate students, students who have graduated
  within the past year, and students currently on
  leave from school.


  For this year's contest, the winning student
  submission will be awarded $500 in cash, the second
  place winner will be awarded $150, and the third
  place winner $100. In addition, the winners will be
  featured in the April Webzine dedicated to study
  abroad and educational travel. All winning pieces
  will be published on the

  Runner-up winners will be awarded $50 and will also
  be published on


  The contest deadline is March 1, 2010 with no entry

  Winners will be notified by phone, mail, or e-mail
  by April 1, 2010 for

  publication by May 1, 2010 or at such time as all
  winners have received and cashed payment.


  Submissions that have been published at home
  institutions during the current academic year also


  For more information on the theme and criteria for
  free entries, please see:




  19. Dean’s Award for Graduate Student
  International Study- deadline 3/5


  Source:  This award is generously funded by the
  Graduate School under the direction of Dean Maureen


  Purpose: To cover a study abroad program’s loss of
  tuition revenue, making it viable for more UGA
  graduate students on assistantship to study abroad.


  Note:  Because UGA graduate assistants do not pay
  tuition for coursework (other than a $25
  matriculation fee) and because UGA study abroad
  programs are often dependent on the tuition revenue
  generated by the credit hours in order to have the
  budget “make,” in the past, UGA study abroad
  programs often simply could not accept students on
  assistantship.  This award provides funds to the
  program in place of tuition, thereby allowing more
  study abroad programs to accept graduate assistants
  and more UGA graduate students to study abroad.  As
  a result, selected students do not receive any funds
  directly, and the award does not apply to non-UGA
  programs.  Recipients must still pay the regular
  program fee just as do other graduate students and
  undergraduates; the program cannot discount or
  reduce the student's program fees as a result of
  this award.

  Amount of award: An amount equal to either 3 or 6
  hours’ tuition, depending on the number of hours
  for which the student will enroll

  How paid: From the Graduate School restricted
  account, to be paid directly to the study abroad
  program, on behalf of an individual student

  Deadline: March 5, 2010 for 2010 Maymester or Summer
  programs (please send all documents to Kasee Clifton
  Laster, Bank of America, third floor).


  Overall guidelines for eligibility: Competitive –
  judged on the basis of academic merit and of the
  appropriateness and rigor of the proposed course of
  study. Selection by a subcommittee of the Strategic
  Planning Committee for Study Abroad. To be used on
  any UGA resident-credit program, Maymester or
  Summer, that offers courses for graduate credit.
  Student must be in good academic standing with no
  incompletes, and making satisfactory academic
  progress in a degree-seeking program as documented
  by the graduate coordinator. Student applicant must
  be on a UGA assistantship, and wishing to attend a
  UGA Maymester or summer study abroad program.


  Exclusions:  Not open to transient or non-degree  in
  the following professional programs: JD,
  LLM,Østudents, nor to students MBA, MAcc, PharmD,
  DVM, nor to students paying tuition themselves
  (i.e., not on assistantship) . Not to be used on
  behalf of TA’s working for the study abroad
  program itself. Not open to students with current

  Requirements from the student:     A copy of the
  student’s completed application to the study
  abroad program.  Current transcript (OASIS
  print-outs are acceptable). Statement of purpose
  (one-page maximum): What are your objectives in
  studying abroad and in choosing this course and
  location? Syllabus or detailed plan of study; make
  sure to include the number of credit hours. Upon
  return: statement (one-page maximum) on how the
  program made a difference in the student’s
  graduate education. Upon return: as requested by the
  Graduate School, student will be willing to speak
  publicly to the university community and to selected
  external audiences about their experiences and
  knowledge gained during their international study


  Requirements from the program:   A letter from the
  study abroad program director indicating that the
  student will be accepted if funded.  Brief
  description of the study abroad program and the
  place of the graduate course within the program; if
  the student plans to take a 400/600 course, the
  director must address the course’s specific
  learning objectives for the graduate component and
  how these differ than those for undergraduate
  students C.V. of the faculty member who be providing
  the instruction if using non-UGA faculty; if using
  UGA faculty, must be have graduate faculty status




  20. Academic Continuing Education Grant, Sponsored
  by the Spanish Government, Apply by 3/30


  Aimed at college students and recent graduates
  (undergrad and graduate level). The program sends
  1500 American and Canadian Participants to Spain
  each year to serve as teaching assistants, sharing
  their native knowledge of the English or French
  Language and North American culture in Spanish
  public k-12 schools


  2010-2011 academic year

  12-16 hrs weekly

  Positions available all over Spain

  Orientation course

  Minimum $700 Euros monthly stipend + full medical

  Start Sept 2010-June 2011

  No application fees


  Apply NOW through March 30th




  21. SIT -New Pell Match Scholarship Program:
  Increasing access to international education 


  SIT (the School for International Training) now
  offers a new scholarship for undergraduate Pell
  grant recipients. The Federal Pell Grant Program
  provides need-based grants to low-income
  undergraduate students to promote access to
  postsecondary education.


  Beginning with fall 2010 programs, SIT will
  automatically match a student's Pell award used for
  a semester program with SIT, thereby placing
  high-quality, field-based study abroad programs
  within greater financial reach of a wider range of
  undergraduate students.


  More than 30 SIT programs across the globe are
  eligible for the new Pell match scholarship.

  Today's increasingly complex and interconnected
  world requires leaders with the global perspectives
  and intercultural skills fostered during a
  meaningful study abroad experience. SIT students
  live with host families, learn local languages,
  study critical global issues in distinct geographic
  and cultural settings, and undertake undergraduate
  research or an extended practicum.

  SIT's new Pell match scholarship increases the
  access of high-impact study abroad programs to
  talented undergraduate students who are in a
  position to influence international and
  intercultural relations in the coming decades.

  To learn more about financing a study abroad program
  with SIT, and for a list of other SIT Study Abroad
  scholarships, please visit the financial aid and
  scholarship sections of our Web site:

  SIT Study Abroad, a Program of World Learning
  PO Box 676 Brattleboro, VT 05302
  Phone: 802.258.3492
  Toll Free: 888.272.7881
  [log in to unmask]




  22. Modern Languages Scholarship for students in
  Romance Language or Foreign Language Ed in Romance
  Language, Apply by 4/2


Please announce to your students who are planning to study abroad IN

SUMMER OR FALL 2010 that the Modern Languages Scholarship competition is

currently open.  Eligibility is limited to full-time undergraduate

students whose declared majors are in the Department of Romance

Languages or Foreign Language Education in Romance Languages.  Four

awards of approximately $300 will be granted this year.  The application

deadline is April 2, 2010.  Please advise students that the application

form is available on our departmental webpage at:




  23. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  Program-Deadline: 4/6


Prestigious scholarship program! GO FOR IT! Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 Application Open - Deadline: April 6, 2010


The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2010 online application with over 1,700 scholarships to be awarded.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) who meet the program's standard eligibility criteria listed below.


*        Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution

*        United States citizen

*        Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad

*        Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year

*        Receiving academic credit

*        Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba


Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 applications are now being accepted online and are due April 6, 2010.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.








  24.  2010 Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard
  Lecture Series, 2/23

  Sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and
  Mass Communication and the Center for Tropical and
  Emerging Global Diseases. Dr. Bernard Nahlen, Deputy
  Director, President's Malaria Initiative for USAID,
  will discuss his work in malaria prevention. Series
  features scientists who are helping defeat
  infectious diseases worldwide. Lectures also March
  23 and April 13. 5:30 p.m. Chapel. Reception follows
  in Demosthenian Hall. Contact: 706-542-5038,
  [log in to unmask]




  25. Perspectives on Haiti, 2/24


   Sponsored by the Honors Program Student Council.
  Larry Nackerud, School of Social Work, will address
  the historical and current reasons why Haitians need
  help. Nackerud has visited Haiti four times in the
  last two years working on a community development
  project and has conducted extensive research on the
  lack of resources within Haiti. 4:00 p.m. 116 Moore
  College. Contact: 706-542-6908, [log in to unmask]




  26. Lecture on Haiti. 2/24

  Sponsored by the Honors Program Student Council.
  Speaker: Larry Nackerud, social work. Coffee and
  cookies will be provided. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 116
  Moore College. Contact: [log in to unmask]




  27. International Coffee Hour & Black Business Expo,


  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  Memorial Hall Ballroom


  Sponsored by International Student Life. Meet others
  and learn about cultures from all over the world
  while sampling international cuisine and local
  coffee. Hosted by Multicultural Services and
  Programs and the African American Cultural Center.
  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom.
  Contact: 706-542-5867


  Free food!

  For more information, contact 706-542-5867.




  28.  Film: Scene not Heard, 2/26


  Tate Center, Room 481, 7:00




  Part of the 4th annual African Diaspora Film
  Festival—Women Directors, Women in the World.
  Sponsored by the Institute for African American
  Studies. A documentary by Maori Karmael Holmes about
  the music scene in Philadelphia that includes
  interviews with women in hip hop—new comers and
  industry leaders. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fourth Floor
  Memorial Hall, African American Cultural Center.
  Contact: 706-542-5157, [log in to unmask]


For complete festival details, please check out our website:




  29. Performance: Shruti—Melodies of India, 2/27

   Sponsored by Asha-UGA. A night of Indian culture,
  music, and social issues education. The concert will
  feature a flute performance by Prasad Bhandarkar (a
  disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia), a violin
  performance and classical Indian dance. Also an
  exhibition on Indian culture and social issues. $15
  ($10 students). 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Ramsey Hall,
  Performing Arts Center. Contact: 706-315-1898,, [log in to unmask]




  30. Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape to
  International Context, 3/1

  Sponsored by the College of Environment and Design.
  Janine Duncan (MHP ‘07), and Jim Cothran, FASLA
  (adjunct CED professor) explore the significance of
  Jackson Street and Oconee Hills Cemeteries, and the
  insights that cemeteries provide into cultures
  worldwide. Through Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Circle
  Gallery , G14 Caldwell Hall. Contact: 706-542-8292,
  [log in to unmask]




  31. International Student Life Office – Survey,
  Respond by 3/8

  In an effort to improve our services and programs
  offered to UGA students, we are trying to gather
  student perspectives about global leadership
  education. To assist our assessment efforts, please
  click on the link below.  The survey will take
  between 5-10 minutes to complete:

  Thank you for your assistance, and if you have any
  questions, please contact Anna L. Patton at
  [log in to unmask]



Anna L. Patton

University of Georgia, First-Year Graduate Student

College Student Affairs Administration Program

Graduate Resident, Brumby Hall

Practicum Student, International Student Life




  32. Opportunities for Africa in the Emerging Global
  Economy, 3/3


  Dr. Valentine Nzengugn, Geology.

  Blue Card Event!


  Part or the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series

  Held Wednesdays, 12:15- 1:15

  African American Cultural Center

  407 Memorial Hall



  33.   Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for
  International Scholars-Apply by 3/5

  Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International
  Scholars Tau Chapter will be re-instating the
  organization, and is seeking nominations of
  qualified students, faculty and staff to be inducted
  into the Society.  The purpose of the society is to
  recognize outstanding achievement, scholarship and
  service in the field of international education.
   University of Georgia students, faculty and staff
  can be nominated for membership.  The membership
  criteria for American and International Students
  require that graduate students have a GPA of 3.5 and
  upper division undergraduate students have a GPA of
  3.1.  Students must also have had significant
  involvement in international activities.

  Individuals who are interested in being nominated
  for membership can email [log in to unmask]
  for instructions and forms or visit the Office of
  International Education. Student nominations must
  include a recommendation letter from a faculty
  member who knows the student. Deadline for
  applications is Friday March 5, 2010.  The
  nominations committee will review all nominations
  and invitations to join will be extended to those

  If you need additional information on Phi Beta Delta
  please contact Olivia T. Davis in the Office of
  International Education, (706) 425.3154 or e-mail
  [log in to unmask]




  34. 2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture,
  Research, and Teaching: call for papers by 3/13;
  forum on 4/1-4/2

  The 2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture,
  Research, and Teaching provides a medium for senior
  administration, faculty, students and visiting
  scholars to dialogue about “Globalizing the
  Curriculum.” This is a campus-wide faculty and
  student event on April 1-2. The dialogue on
  research, teaching, and public service and outreach
  gives senior administrators the opportunity to
  highlight the University’s commitment to
  international education and diversity, identify
  networks and activities that promote campus-wide
  cross-curricular integration, and offers faculty a
  way to communicate their research and teaching
  scholarship, and allows students to convey their
  dissertations, masters’ theses, or independent

  Submission Information: Students submit abstracts
  that focus on global-based research or independent
  studies for poster presentation. Abstracts should be
  no longer than 250 words (and include the title,
  presenter’s name, and department affiliation).
  Best poster presenters will receive awards. All
  other presenters will receive certificates.

 Deadline for the submission of abstracts: March 13, 2010

 Notification date: March 15, 2010

 Where to send abstracts: Submit abstracts and any
 questions to the program chair, Rose Chepyator-Thomson,
 at [log in to unmask]

  For more information:




  35.  New Franklin College initiative: international
  interdisciplinary studies at UGA, Summer 2010


  Franklin College is pleased to announce an exciting
  new initiative for the College that combines
  international and interdisciplinary studies. It is
  called The Franklin International Scholars Program,
  or FISP.


  The purpose of FISP/ /is to move beyond traditional
  paradigms of  student study abroad and pursue
  substantive faculty collaborations  with partner
  institutions throughout the world. The /FISP /pilot
  program will be launched in the summer, 2010 when
  three international scholars from around the world
  will teach a class on the UGA campus (two in Short
  Session I, and one in Short Session II). These
  scholars will also conduct research and give
  lectures for the community.

  International Scholars for the pilot year will come
  to UGA from Croatia, Oxford, and Buenos Aires:


  1.)    Dr. Tobias Capwell

  The Wallace Collection, London, UK

  Summer Short Session I

  Cross-listed course: ENGL 4290 (23-746); HIST
  4700/6700 (43-747/63-748); ROML 4120/6120

  Periods 02-03 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

  Course title: The Art of Chivalry: Knights, Their
  Cult and Culture 1000-1700


  This course will examine the visual, literary, and
  material culture of the medieval and Renaissance
  knight in Europe. The fully-armored knight on
  horseback is a routinely misunderstood figure,
  shrouded in over two hundred years of stereotyping,
  lampooning and conflation. The culture of chivalry
  has often been misinterpreted because of its
  pronounced contextual complexity – it cannot be
  understood through the exclusive study of documents,
  or of pictorial representations, or of surviving
  material evidence such as weapons and armor. The
  knight was at once a socio-political figure, a
  heroic symbol, an economic problem, a demonstration
  of high technology, a professional sportsman, and a
  deadly warrior. Therefore we will explore his
  history in a suitably interdisciplinary way. On this
  journey through seven centuries we will examine the
  knight in all his multi-layered intricacy. We will
  examine his portrayal by poets, historians, artists,
  and –perhaps most importantly– by himself, in
  the form of chivalric texts, histories, and
  treatises on horsemanship and the martial arts,
  written by knights for knights. We will trace him
  through the study of such diverse sources as
  illuminated manuscripts, funerary effigies, martial
  arts manuals, and even everyday objects such as
  candlesticks, mirror-cases and “aquamanile”. By
  combining the exploration of the knight’s physical
  world (notably the real function and use of his
  horse, weapons and armor) with literary and
  art-historical investigations, we will build up a
  more complete sense of the actual significance of
  the knight in his beautiful and dangerous world.
  Since the medieval knight was a “global” figure
  who operated in an international arena the course
  focus broadly on English, French, Italian and
  Spanish source material. Given in English.


  2.)    Dr. Anita Peti-Stantić

  University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

  Summer Short Session I

  Cross-listed course: CMLT 4740 (03-591); LING 4910
  (02-787); SLAV 4510 (92-786); SPCM 4900 (22-788)

  Periods 04-05 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

  Course title: The Construction of Identity: Language
  Policy between Conflict and Resolution


  This course will examine the function of language as
  a symbol of national identity and the politics of
  language with emphasis on S.E. Europe, e.g. the
  former Yugoslavia, both before and after its
  disintegration. We will discuss theoretical aspects
  of language policy and language planning, as well as
  the role of language in the construction of national
  identities in general. We will apply these concepts
  and principles in a study of language policies in
  the former Yugoslavia, the role of language in the
  conflicts accompanying the breakup of the
  Yugoslav state, and the ongoing construction of
  separate linguistic identities in the various
  successor states. Special attention will be paid to
  the role of the government, media, and other
  institutions in formulating and implementing
  language policies. Given in English.

  3.)    Dr. Pablo Ansolabehere

  University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Summer Short Session II

  Split-level course: LACS 4900 (43-621); SOCI 4500
  (23-620); SPAN 4120/6120 (93-128)

  Periods 02-03 Old College (bldg 130) room 100

  Course title: The Uses of Violence in Latin American


  This course will examine the representation and uses
  of violence in Latin American literature. We will
  analyze several novels and fictions that deal with
  different forms of violence related to politics,
  sexuality and gender, race, religion, social
  culture, war and revolution. We will also take into
  account the ideas on violence developed by authors
  such as Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, René Girard
  and Slavoj Zizek, among others, to analyze how
  several Latin American writers work with violence in
  the construction of their fictions. By doing so, we
  will explore the interaction between fictions and
  Latin American History and Culture which determines
  the particular manifestations of violence in Latin
  American societies and the way in which violence is
  dealt with in literature.  Given in Spanish.




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