Hello Students Interested in Study Abroad,


In addition to regular SISA announcements (scholarship news, international events, etc.) this message contains some special features to help you finalize summer plans overseas!


·        see attached (partial)  list of many UGA programs and University of Georgia System programs that are still accepting applications (also see item # 1);

·        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: https://www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch. Many UGA programs continue to accept applications past their posted deadline. If there’s a program that interests you….contact them directly for more information!


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

Check us out online http://www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm


and on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info


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 still available (see attached)  

2.    Study Abroad in Belize, Info Session 3/4

3.    UGA Costa Rica, Apply by 3/15

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

5.    Study Abroad in Thailand has a few spots remaining.

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

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

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

9.    Graduate Summer Seminar Abroad in Rome, Apply by 3/15

10.  University System of Georgia-European Council Summer programs, Apply by 3/17

11.  Study Abroad Walk-in Advising in Memorial Hall: every Tuesday & Friday afternoon
12.  Study Abroad ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions, offered 3 days a week

13.  $300 scholarship for all students on UGA’s Summer Thai Sustainable Service-Learning Program.

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

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

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

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

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

20.  Film: Daughters of the Dust, 3/4

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

22.  International Coffee Hour, 3/5

23.  Contribute to student survey on motivations for global learning, respond by 3/5

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

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

26. 2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching: call for papers by 3/13; forum on 4/1-4/2

27.  Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Annual Event 3/29

28. Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape to International Context, Through 3/31

29.   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. Study Abroad in Belize, Info Session 3/4 


March 4, 2010 7pm

Sanford Hall Room 309

     For application visit: www.marsci.uga.edu/belize

     Contact: [log in to unmask]



3.  UGA Costa Rica, Apply by 3/15


Check out your options for summer, fall, spring in at UGA’s beautiful Costa Rica campus.


Contact: 706-425-3318, [log in to unmask], www.uga.edu/costarica


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



4. UGA at Oxford: 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, www.uga.edu/oxford).


Please check the UGA at Oxford website for further details, www.uga.edu/oxford.  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.  Study Abroad in Thailand has a few spots remaining.


Study Abroad in Thailand!       www.uga.edu/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: 706.542-7905 



6.  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 information



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.



7.  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 www.uga.edu/paris.  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
, GA 30602, USA

Ph: + 1 706 542 2856 (main)
+ 1 706 542 2366 (direct)



8. UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific & UK: Info Sessions every Thursday; Apply by 3/15 & 4/1

All Thursday info sessions held at 7 PM in MLC 245

Maymester & Summer Programs to Australia, New Zealand, & Fiji – Apply by March 15, 2010

Studies Abroad in the UK and Cambridge – Apply by April 1.





9. Graduate Summer Seminar Abroad in Rome, Apply by 3/15

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 http://www.luc.edu/education/spgrm_rome_graduate.shtml .

Contact [log in to unmask]



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


SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS: The European Council 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 hours!),

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 language.  


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: http://www.valdosta.edu/europeancouncil/joom/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159&Itemid=159


 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]




11.  Study Abroad Walk-in Advising with a Study Abroad Representative in Memorial Hall—every Tuesday and Friday afternoon!

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.



12. 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. http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm
Students must sign up in advance as space is limited.



13.  $300 scholarship for all students accepted to UGA’s Summer Thai Sustainable Service-Learning Program.

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 person!

For more information: http://www.uga.edu/thailand/ and  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2525




14. 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 Grasso.


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 incompletes.

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



15. 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 insurance

Start Sept 2010-June 2011

No application fees


Apply NOW through March 30th





16. 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: http://www.sit.edu/

SIT Study Abroad, a Program of World Learning
PO Box 676 Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: 802.258.3492
Toll Free: 888.272.7881
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17. 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:





18. 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 www.iie.org/gilman, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.




19.  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



20.  Film: Daughters of the Dust, 3/4


Sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies. Film by Julie Dash about three generations of Gullah women and the family's migration from the Sea Islands to the American mainland. Filmed on St. Helena Island in South Carolina. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 481 Tate Student Center. Contact: 706-542-5157, [log in to unmask]



21. 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 selected.

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]





22.  International Coffee Hour. 3/5


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 byAISEC. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact: 706-542-5867


Free food!

For more information, contact 706-542-5867.



23.  Contribute to student survey on motivations for global learning, respond by 3/5


Hello Study Abroad Students!
I am a student in the Master of Nonprofit Management program and am completing a course in Program Development this semester. As part of this course, I am creating a design for a hypothetical program in which undergraduate students with global experience work with rural high school students to inspire these students to pursue post-secondary education and develop a broader global perspective. In order to develop this plan, I need to investigate what motivated undergraduates to participate in global experiences, such as study abroad. I have designed a short online survey to identify these motivations and would greatly appreciate your participation in taking the survey. It should only take a few minutes of your time and all results will be used only for the class project and will remain confidential. Please follow this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N93HCTC and complete the survey by 12:00 midnight on Friday, March 5th. Your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and your assistance is greatly appreciated. Please fee free to contact me at [log in to unmask] with any questions or concerns.


Thank you for your participation and have a wonderful day!


Erin Hendrix
Candidate, Master of Nonprofit Organizations
Graduate Assistant, Institute for Nonprofits
University of Georgia
[log in to unmask]




24.  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



25.  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 (53-742/73-743)

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 will
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 Literature


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.



26.  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 studies.

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: http://www.coe.uga.edu/cuspa/conference/




27. Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Annual Event 3/29


The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities is hosting their annual event at the Classic Center on March 29th. The event is free and open to the public.

The Keynote address, "Conservation and the Global Search for Sustainability" will be delivered at 4:00 pm by Dr. Peter Brosius, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research at UGA.

The full program is listed below:

- 10:10-3:45, Concurrent Oral Sessions & Honors Thesis Roundtables

- 4:00-5:00, Keynote Address & Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards

-  5:00- 6:00, Poster Session, Science as Art & Reception

- Awards Ceremony immediately following.

For more information, contact CURO: [log in to unmask], 706-542-5871



28.    Exhibition: Cemeteries—From Local Landscape to International Context, Through 3/31


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]





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