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  Hello Students Interested in Study Abroad,

   

  Here is the weekly SISA update from the Office of
  Study Abroad. We’re please to send you notices
  about specific programs, scholarship news, and
  posted international events around campus.

   

  Got scholarships on your brain? You should! The
  Gilman Scholarship, in particular, is one to watch
  as this year’s deadline is rapidly approaching. Be
  sure to explore our website
  www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm for a full listing
  of scholarship information, travel tips, and a
  searchable database of all UGA study abroad programs
  (www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch)

   

  And don’t miss item # 17…you’ve got 24 hours
  to send in your photos and comments for our 2-Page
  Study Abroad Feature spread in the 2010 Pandora
  Yearbook!

  Join us on Facebook, where we post announcements in
  between regular SISA updates:
   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info

   

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

   

  Cheers for now!

   

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  Table of Contents for this Week’s SISA Message
  (scroll through for the full announcements):

   

   STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:

  1.  UGA at Oxford: Still accepting applications for
  summer. Fall and Spring programs also available.

  2.  Studies Abroad in the South Pacific: Info
  Sessions every Thursday, Deadline for UK & Cambridge
  Summer extended to 4/15  

  3.  AIFS, our Study Abroad Affiliate has an extended
  deadline for summer programs, 3/15.

  4.  Are you Studying Abroad this SUMMER or FALL with
  a NON-UGA program?  Sign-up for a Pre-departure
  Orientation Session: 4/14, 4/15 or 4/20

  5.  Two Ways to Talk with a Study Abroad Advisor:
  ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions & Walk-In
  Advising

  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: (also  visit 
  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm)
  6.   Academic Continuing Ed. Grant, Sponsored by the
  Spanish Government, Apply by 3/30

  7.   SIT -New Pell Match Scholarship Program:
  Increasing access to international education
  8.  OIE Affiliate Study Abroad Program Scholarships:
  Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 travel

  9.  Diversity Abroad Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for
  Summer 2010 & by 4/23 for Fall 2010

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

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

  12.  Nanjing University Scholarship, Apply by 1st
  Week of April

  13.  Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging
  Project Scholarships, Apply by 4/6

  14.  UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship,
  Apply by 4/16

  15.  Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program,
  Apply by 4/30

  16.  British Universities Transatlantic Exchange
  Association Scholarships, Apply by 5/31

  INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:
  17.  Be a Star in the Study Abroad Office’s 2-Page
  Feature Spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! (submit
  by 3/30)

  18.  Short-term  Volunteer Opportunity: elementary
  school Spanish immersion program

  19.  Center for Undergraduate Research
  Opportunities, Annual Day-Long Event—TODAY!

  20.   Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun,
  visits UGA for a discussion of her latest book,
  3/30   

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

  22.  2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture,
  Research, and Teaching, 4/1-4/2

  23. International Coffee Hour, 4/5   

  24.  UGA’s International Student Life is hiring a
  Summer Student Worker, Apply by 4/7

  25. Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010,
  deadline: 4/7

  26.  Reacting to the Past Conference (with a
  European theme), 4/16-4-18

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

  28.   FREE Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory,
  4/16

   

  29.  Unsubscribe yourself from SISA-L  

   

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  STUDY, WORK, & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:

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  1.  UGA at Oxford: Still accepting applications for
  summer. Fall and Spring programs also available.

   

  Study in Oxford, England 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]

   

  Fall 2010—Franklin at Oxford Fall Program: Spend
  the fall term in Oxford, England 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-April 9th!

  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

   

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  2.  UGA Studies Abroad in the South Pacific & UK:
  Deadline for Summer UK & Cambridge extended to 4/15;
  Info Sessions every Thursday.

  All Thursday info sessions held at 7 PM in MLC 245.
  Learn all about the ‘Studies Abroad in the UK and
  Cambridge’ summer program (still accepting
  applications!), fall in Antartica, and Wintermester
  in New Zealand & Sydney.

   

  www.pacific.uga.edu

   

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  3.  AIFS, our Study Abroad Affiliate, offers an
  extended deadline and discounts for their summer
  programs, 3/15.

   

   AIFS is pleased to announce the following updates
  for our summer programs:

   

  *Summer program deadline extension to April 15

  *Globe Theatre Program - $500 off the program fee
  for all applicants that apply by the April 15
  deadline.

  *New homestay option in Paris this summer; students
  will also receive a $1,000 credit if they select the
  homestay option (single room 4 week option.)

   

  (And AIFS enrolled students also qualify for UGA’s
  Affiliate Program Scholarship…see item 8 below)

  Please check the AIFS website for details:
  www.aifsabroad.com
   

  Thank you for your continued interest and support of
  the American Institute For Foreign Study!

   

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  4.  Are you Studying Abroad this SUMMER or FALL with
  a NON-UGA program?  Sign-up for a Pre-departure
  Orientation Session: 4/14, 4/15 or 4/20

   

  Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions are required for
  students who will be studying abroad with a non-UGA
  program. Please choose one of the three dates
  listed. Each session will last about an hour and
  will cover preparations for your program, what to
  expect during your program, and an overview of
  important details such as credit transfer, finances,
  and health insurance.  Please contact Mandi Work
  [log in to unmask] to sign up for a session or if you
  have any questions.  Each session will be held in
  the conference room in the study abroad office (Bank
  of America Building 3rd floor downtown, at Clayton
  and Lumkin Streets).   The available sessions are:

   

  Wednesday, April 14 at 4pm

  Thursday, April 15 at 11:30am (You are welcome to
  bring your lunch)

  Tuesday, April 20 at 5pm

   

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  5. Two Ways to Talk with a Study Abroad Advisor:
  ‘Options Abroad’ Info Sessions & Walk-In
  Advising

  Are you interested in studying, working, or
  volunteering abroad?

   

  …Get Walk-In Advising every Tuesday and Friday
  afternoon in Memorial Hall between 1:30-5:00 pm.
  Meet with a study abroad advisor. No appointment is
  necessary. 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.

   

  AND

   

  …  Sign up for a 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. These sessions are held 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: the next items reflect
  just a few of many study abroad scholarship
  opportunities. We recommend that you visit our study
  abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship page:
  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm. Be sure
  to explore all the scholarship tabs along the left
  side of that website.

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  6.  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

   

  www.educacion.es/exterior/usa/

   

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  7. 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
  [log in to unmask]

   

   

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  8. OIE Affiliate Study Abroad Program Scholarships:
  Apply by 4/2 for Summer 2010 travel

   

  To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be
  going on one of the following external UGA Affiliate
  programs :

                            

    o American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
    o Academic Programs International (API)
    o Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) - Butler
      University
    o International Studies Abroad (ISA)

  These are need based scholarships - Ideal candidates
  should be receiving need-based financial aid..
  Additional scholarships also available directly from
  these study abroad program sponsors.

  Priority given for semester long programs, and
  demonstrated financial need.

  Deadlines:

  o     Summer 2010 study abroad programs: Friday,
  April 2, 2010

  o     Fall 2010 study abroad programs: Friday, May
  14, 2010

   

  See www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm

   

   

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  9. Diversity Abroad Scholarships: Apply by 4/2 for
  Summer 2010 & by 4/23 for Fall 2010

   

  Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, will
  offer twenty, $1,000 scholarships for full-time
  undergraduate (both community college and university
  level) students studying abroad during fall 2010,
  spring 2010 and summer 2010. Six scholarship are
  available for the fall, six for the spring and eight
  for the summer.

   

  Eligibility

  Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at a
  university or community college based in the United
  States. Students must participate in a study abroad
  program offered by a Diversity Abroad member
  organization (see eligible program list:
  http://studyabroad.diversityabroad.com/da-search.cfm
  ).

   

  Economically disadvantaged students,
  African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino,
  Multiracial/ethnic or Native-American undergraduate
  students are strongly encouraged to apply.

   

  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a have minimum cumulative 2.75 gpa at an
  accredited American university or college

  • be accepted to a study abroad program offered
  through DiversityAbroad.com (see program list:
  http://studyabroad.diversityabroad.com/da-search.cfm)

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

  • must be willing to share their experiences
  abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com community via
  blogs (at least once a week) and forum participation

   

  Apply here:
   http://www.diversityabroad.com/Diversityfiles/Diversity%20_41.pdf

   

   

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

   

  Those of you who are planning to study abroad IN
  SUMMER OR FALL 2010 … 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:

   

  www.rom.uga.edu/documents/ModernLangScholarshipApp.pdf

   

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  11. 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]>.

   

   

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  12. Nanjing University Scholarship, Apply by 1st
  week of April

   

  A few slots remain for the Confucius Institute
  Scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year available
  for application. This program is recommended for
  students who are interested in study Chinese
  language at Nanjing University for a semester or
  two.

   

         Confucius Institute Scholarship is a full
  scholarship, which includes free tuition, free
  accommodation, medical insurance and a monthly
  stipend. The scholarship can be provided to
  recipients for either one semester or one year.

   

         To apply for this scholarship, applicants
  should log on cis.chinese.cn to do an on-line
  application and then print out the application form
  and submit it to Gabriel Jiang (see below) along
  with a photo copy of their passport, a personal
  statement (study plan) and an
  official transcript from your University. Deadline:
  by the 1st week of April. (the code for Nanjing
  University is 10284)

   

  Gabriel Jiang, Scholarship Coordinator

  Institute for International Students

  Nanjing University

  [log in to unmask]

  TEL:+86-25-83593616  FAX:+86-25-83593616 

   

   

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  13. Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging
  Project Scholarships, Apply by 4/6

   

  http://www.aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/scholarships.html

   

  The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging
  Project offers scholarships to American
  undergraduate students participating in study-abroad
  programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations
  and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for
  ATJ to award 60-100 scholarships annually to assist
  students with the travel and living expenses they
  will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a
  semester or an academic year.

  In addition, Morgan Stanley Japan will offer two
  scholarships of $7,500 to students who have an
  interest in economics and finance, who will study in
  Japan for the entire 2010-2011 academic year, and
  who submit a supplementary research paper. For
  information on the Morgan Stanley Scholarships,
  visit
  http://www.aatj.org/atj/studyabroad/morgan.html

  Undergraduate students majoring in any field of
  study are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  Japanese language study is not a prerequisite.
  Applicants must be U.S.United States before and
  during the time they are studying abroad. citizens
  and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college
  or university in the

   

  Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of
  $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or
  $4,000 (for students on academic year programs).
  Students studying in Japan on summer programs are
  not eligible to apply.

   

  Applications will be accepted from students studying
  in Japan during academic year 2010-2011; the
  deadline for receipt of applications will be April
  6, 2010.

   

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  14.  UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship,
  Apply by 4/16

   

  Up to $3000 study abroad fellowship awarded for
  selected UGA undergraduates attending a
  UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program for
  one semester (Fall or Spring) or full academic year.
  The Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship funds
  are raised through the UGA Alumni Association and
  matched by the UGA Foundation Office of
  International Affairs International Programs Fund.

   

  Only for UGA undergraduates attending a
  semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or
  exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Have at least 1
  semester remaining at UGA after program. Fall and
  Spring deadlines each year.

   

   http://www.uga.edu/oie/docs/sa/scholarship/fellowship_application.pdf

   

   

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  15. Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program,
  Apply by 4/30

  Applications are currently being accepted for the
  6th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success/
  Dándole Alas a Tu Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel
  Award Program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and
  the Hispanic Association of Colleges and
  Universities (HACU).

   

  Through this national education initiative,
  Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline
  tickets to undergraduate and graduate students
  across the country who travel away from home to
  pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility
  criteria listed below.

   

  A selection committee consisting of national
  education advocates and community leaders will
  select the award recipients. Recipients may be
  awarded 1-4 roundtrip tickets for the student and/or
  parent to use when traveling to/from the
  college/university. The complimentary airline
  ticket(s) can be used for travel to any of the 68
  Southwest Airlines destinations.

   

  The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

   

  Eligibility Criteria:

    o Student must be enrolled in a college or
      university away from their designated home.
    o Student must be in good academic standing with a
      minimum 2.5 GPA and show financial need.
      HACU will verify academic standing and financial
      need with the respective universities after the
      selection committee makes their final
      recommendations, prior to final selection and
      distribution of the travel award to the student.
    o Applicants must be 18 years old or older and a
      legal U.S. resident.
      All federal government regulations related to
      air travel and Transportation Security
      Administration rules must be adhered to,
      including but not limited to producing a valid
      government issued photo ID for air travel.
    o One application per student must be submitted by
      the specified deadline (April 30).
    o Needed travel must be to/from Southwest Airlines
      destinations.
    o Student should specify extent of financial need
      or constraints.

   

  http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Lanzate_EN.asp?SnID=500335443

   

   

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  16. British Universities Transatlantic Exchange
  Association Scholarships, Apply by 5/31

   

  Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to
  students studying abroad for either a semester or
  for a whole academic year.

   

  Eight scholarships are available to UK students
  studying abroad in the USA or Canada and a further
  eight scholarships are available to North American
  students studying in the UK.

   

  The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be
  paid to the winners once they have arrived and
  registered at their host university.

   

  Applications will be accepted from January 2010 and
  the deadline for all applications is the 31st May
  2010

   

  For more information:
  http://www.butex.ac.uk/?q=node/12

   

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  INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:

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  17. Be a Star in the Study Abroad Feature Spread in
  the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! (submit by 3/30)

   

  The UGA Study Abroad Office will have a 2-page
  spread in the 2010 Pandora Yearbook! Want to
  contribute? We’re looking for pictures and student
  quotes. We have some great pics already from our
  Photo Contest, but would be thrilled to have more
  shots of you & your classmates in action abroad. It
  would be especially fun to include some photos of
  students and (faculty) wearing identifying UGA gear!
  If you’d like to submit a quote, we’re looking
  for brief testimonials of your study abroad
  experience (please limit your quotes to a few words
  or a few sentences). Something thoughtful,
  inspiring, funny…we want it all!

   

  To be included, we must have your submissionsfew
  sentences). Post here & we'll let you know if we
  select your materials for our yearbook entry! by
  12:30 pm TOMORROW, Tuesday March30, 2010. Submit by
  posting to our facebook page
   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info

   

  If you are not on facebook, you can reply to this
  e-mail.

   

  Thank you!

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  18.  Short-term Volunteer Opportunity-elementary
  school Spanish Immersion

   

  …help with elementary school Spanish immersion
  program Rocky Branch Elementary School, which is in
  Oconee County off of Highway 53 (very near the ag
  experiment lands) is looking for Spanish majors
  and/or native speakers whose class schedule and
  interests might allow them to volunteer for a
  short-term language immersion program for elementary
  students later this spring.  The dates are April 27
  - May 7, the time is 8:00 to 10:15 (and it would be
  fine if students could volunteer some days of the
  week and not others), and the grade levels are third
  through fifth.  There would probably be a few
  meetings prior to those dates to talk about
  curriculum, plan games and enrichment activities,
  etc. 

  Merci Johnson ( [log in to unmask]) is a
  parent volunteer working on this project, and Evelyn
  Wages ([log in to unmask])  is the principal. 
  Students interested in volunteering should contact
  one of them directly.

   

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  19. Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities,
  Annual Day-Long Event—TODAY!

  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

   

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  20. Frances Mayes, Author of Under the Tuscan Sun,
  visits UGA for a discussion of her latest book,
  3/30   

   

   The UGA Libraries welcomes Frances Mayes, Author of
  Under the Tuscan Sun, to the UGA Campus.

  Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

  4:00 p.m.

  UGA Chapel

   

  Frances will discuss “Living Under the Tuscan
  Sun” and will read from her latest book Every Day
  in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life. The event is
  free and open to the public. There will be a
  reception and book signing immediately following in
  Demosthenian Hall. 

   

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  21.    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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  22.  2010 Global Educational Forum on Culture,
  Research, and Teaching, 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. 

   

  For more information:
  http://www.coe.uga.edu/cuspa/conference/

   

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  23. International Coffee Hour 3/26

   

  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 the Chinese Student Union. 11:30
  a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom. Contact:
  706-542-5867

   

  Free food!

  For more information, contact 706-542-5867.

   

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  24.   UGA’s International Student Life is hiring a
  Summer Student Worker, Apply by 4/7

  ISL is seeking students to work in the office during
  summer 2010. Please contact [log in to unmask] for a job
  description and instructions for applying.

   

  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 7, 2010,
  at 4:59 pm.

   

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  25. Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010,
  deadline: 4/7

   

  Apply to be an ISL World Leader for Fall 2010!!!

   

  Are you interested in learning about many different
  cultures?  Do you want to have friends from around
  the world?  Do you want to help international
  students acclimate to the University of Georgia? 
  Well, here's your chance!

   

  ISL is searching for a new class of orientation
  leaders for the fall 2010 international student
  orientation program.  International Student
  Orientation and training for Fall 2010 will be held
  July 31, 2010 through August 9, 2010.  All students
  at the University are welcome and encouraged to
  apply!

   

  This year’s application form is attached and the
  DEADLINE to apply is Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at
  4:59 pm. 

   

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  26. Reacting to the Past Conference (with a European
  theme), 4/16-4-18

   

  This year's Reacting to the Past Conference will be
  held April 16-18, 2010 on

  campus.  The program offers your choice of two new
  games (see below), and

  there is still room for student and faculty
  participants, especially in the Acid Rain game:

   

  Acid Rain and the European Environment, 1979-80

   

  Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris,
  1888-1889

   

  If you would like to know more about the games,
  either to include them in your

  own classes or to serve as a student preceptor, the
  conference is a very good

  introduction to them.  Please contact Prof. Nancy
  Felson ([log in to unmask]) if

  you'd like to participate (and/or feel free to
  forward this message to other

  people and listserv communities you know who may be
  interested).

   

  For information about the national Reacting to the
  Past program, visit this web

  site: http://www.barnard.edu/reacting/

   

  Nancy Felson

  Professor of Classics

  University of Georgia

   

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  27. 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.

   

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   28.  FREE Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory,
  4/16-4/18

   

  Help change the world. A celebration of local,
  national, and international medical & health
  volunteerism. Pre-register online for this FREE
  event!!!

   

  http://emoryimvc.webs.com/

   

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  29. 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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