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Dear Students Interested in Study Abroad,

 

Congratulations to all you recent UGA grads and bon
voyage to those of you who are embarking on global
travels this summer!

 

(Note: if you have finished your studies at UGA and
would like to UNSUBSCRIBE yourself from this list
serv, please scroll to the bottom of this message
for instructions.)

 

Summer is a good time for making headway on your
future study abroad plans and our study abroad
advisers are here all summer to help! Read below for
information about how to meet with them. Our regular
Options Abroad Sessions and Walk-in Advising are not
offered during the summer.

Over the summer months, this list serv for Students
Interested in Study Abroad will take a break from
its regular weekly posts. Instead, SISA-L will be
posted every few weeks throughout the summer, with
other timely announcements coming to you in between
regular posts as needed. Weekly SISA-L announcements
will resume in the Fall semester when our new
graduate assistant takes the wheel! In the meantime,
don’t forget to be in touch on our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Athens-GA/University-of-Georgia-Study-Abroad/55631297668?v=info

 

On a more personal, final note, I graduated on May
8th (!) and this is the last SISA-L update I will
write as the graduate assistant in the Office of
Study Abroad! Preparing SISA-L messages has been a
big part of my weekly schedule for two years now,
and it has been a pleasure to compile announcements
to support an endeavor as important as international
education.

 

If you have any questions about SISA-L, or if the
office of Study Abroad can assist you in any way,
please contact the office at:  [log in to unmask]   or
 (706) 425-3274.

 

Best to you all!

 

Lila Grisar

Graduate Assistant, Office of Study Abroad 2008-2010

MA, Nonprofit Management (!)

 

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Table of Contents for this message (scroll through
to read the full announcements):

 

STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:

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

2.   UGA Int’l Photo & Video Contest: Don’t
forget your camera if you’re studying abroad this
summer!

3.   Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

4.   UGA-Exchange Program Spotlight: University of
Leicester, UK

5.   Planning to be out of the country this fall?
Get set to vote from overseas-Youth Vote 2010!

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: (also  visit 
http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm)
6.    U.S. Student Fulbright Program: Competition
Open! Deadline: 9/13

7.    UGA-Affiliate Study Abroad Scholarship:
Application for fall programs due 5/15      

8.    British Universities Transatlantic Exchange
Association Scholarships: Apply by 5/31

9.    Mary McNeill Scholarship-for Masters students
who enroll at Queen’s Univ. of Belfast: Apply by
6/1

10.  Academic Programs International (UGA study
abroad affiliate)-Scholarships for Fall/Year-long
study abroad: Apply by 6/10

11.  Glimpse Correspondents Program, Apply by 7/15

INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:
12.   UN eConference-Engendering Empowerment:
Education & Equality, Through 5/15

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

14.   British/Irish Studies Program (BISP) at UGA

 

15.  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 & Spring programs also available.

 

Study in Oxford, England with University of Oxford
tutors! Summer applications will continue to be
accepted until about 2 weeks before departure or
until spaces fill…whichever comes first! 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 (see the
scholarships tab on the UGA at Oxford website,
www.uga.edu/oxford).

 

 

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.

 

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

o       SPIA at Oxford 2011

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

 

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

 

 

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2.  UGA Int’l Photo & Video Contest: Don’t
forget your camera if you’re studying abroad this
summer!

 

2010 will mark the 11th annual International Photo
Contest and 2nd annual video contest at UGA. The UGA
Office of International Education sponsors this
event to help celebrate International Education Week
every November.  

 

Stay tuned this fall for contest details and
deadlines. In the meantime check out the contest
website to learn more about this exciting
international event on campus:
http://www.uga.edu/oie/pc_contest.htm

 

On this site, you’ll find the 2009 winners, links
to view all photo and video entries, and guidelines
for the 2009 competition. ***While 2010 contest
guidelines will not be announced until the fall
2010, the 2009 guidelines will give you a good idea
of what you need to know. Especially important to
note ahead of time is the fact that super compressed
photos are often too small to be entered in
competition….so, check your camera and computer
settings to make sure you capture and store images
of appropriate quality.

 

Snap some good photos and bring the world back with
you to UGA!! We can’t wait to see your work!

 

 

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3. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

Are you interested in studying, working, or
volunteering abroad? Study Abroad advisers are
available to meet with you throughout the summer.
Contact the Study Abroad Office to schedule an
appointment:

 

Study Abroad Email: [log in to unmask]      Phone:
(706)425-3274

 

We are located in 303 Bank of America Building, 110
E. Clayton St.

 

Walk-in advising in Memorial Hall and Study Abroad
‘Options Abroad’ sessions will be offered
regularly again with the start of the Fall semester.

 

 

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4.  UGA-Exchange Program Spotlight: University of
Leicester, United Kingdom

 

Spring 2011 Applications due September 15, 2010

Here's a great opportunity to study abroad in the
United Kingdom at the University of Leicester.

The Roman city of Leicester is Britain's 10th
largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to
be. Leicester has all the benefits you would expect
from living in a major city, yet also has a friendly
and safe atmosphere. The last few years have seen
millions of pounds invested in the city's amenities,
arts and business. Leicester is ideally located in
the centre of England and well connected by road,
rail or air. Travelling to or from London or
Birmingham takes about an hour by train, while East
Midlands and Birmingham airports are close by. With
the newly-opened Eurostar terminal at St Pancras,
Paris and Brussels can be reached in just 5 hours. 
At Leicester, the vibrancy of the city centre is
just a few minutes' walk from the campus, offering
the best of both worlds – the community feel of a
campus university combined with all the excitement
of a city-based university. All the facilities you
need can be found on campus. As well as academic
buildings, computer rooms and the David Wilson
Library, there are coffee bars, a bank, restaurants,
shops, bars, an arts centre, plus a handy gym and
the constantly buzzing Students’ Union. 
(http://www.le.ac.uk/ugprospectus/friendlycampus.html,
 http://www.le.ac.uk/ugprospectus/studentlife.html )

 

UGA - University of Leicester Exchange Program
Information:  
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1541

 --Dates of Program: Fall semester (Sept/October -
December); Spring Semester (January - June)

-- Course Subjects/Units include: Ancient History,
Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Business,
Chemistry, Criminology, Computer Science, Economics,
Engineering, English/American Literature, Geography,
History, Law, Mathematics, Media & Communication,
Physics & Astronomy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology

 

--See Leicester Subjects (modules) Available at:
http://www.le.ac.uk/international/sa/courses.html

 

--Host University Websites:
http://www.leicester.ac.uk

 

--Host University Exchange Info: 
http://www.le.ac.uk/international/sa/index.html

 

--Cost: Students pay an Exchange Program Fee
(currently $3865 for SP 10) to cover in-state
tuition at UGA; Housing Costs paid abroad in UK. 
Students may keep HOPE and other UGA/federal
financial aid.

--Exchange Application Deadlines:

September 15 for Spring 2011

February 1, 2011 for Fall 2011 and Full-Year 11-12

--FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY:  Contact the OIE
Study Abroad Front Desk to schedule an exchange
advising appointment, where you will receive an
application.

 

Office of International Education, Bank of America
Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street,
[log in to unmask]

 

 

 

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5. Planning to be out of the country this fall? Get
set to vote from overseas—Youth Vote 2010!

 

Young U.S. Voters Around the World…   

 

Your Ballot Goes Where You Do: Vote in 2010!

 

The Institute of International Education reports
that the number of Americans studying abroad has
grown four-fold over the past decade. The mission of
Youth Vote Overseas (YVO) is to help these young
American voters step up and take responsibility for
their future through civic participation even as
they immerse themselves in an experience outside the
United States.

Students, as well as faculty and staff, who will be
abroad on November 2, 2010 should register/request
their ballots via the YVO website as part of their
departure preparations, or immediately after their
arrival overseas.

 

www.overseasvotefoundation.org

 

 

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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. U.S. Student Fulbright Program: Competition Open!
Deadline: 9/13

 

Are you interested in pursuing a Fulbright grant for
graduate study, research, or English teaching
assistantships abroad?

 

The 2011-2012 Fulbright competition opens May 1,
2010, and the campus deadline is September 13,
2010.  Note to juniors - if you want to go abroad on
a Fulbright the year after graduation, this is the
time to apply. 

  

For more information, contact Maria de Rocher, 212
Moore College, 706-542-6908, [log in to unmask]   If
you are interested in applying for Fulbright for the
2011-2012 competition, please be sure to contact Ms.
de Rocher this spring.

 

 

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7. UGA-Affiliate Study Abroad Scholarship:
Application for fall programs due 5/15

 

For students participating in study abroad programs
sponsored by AIFS, API, IFSA-Butler and ISA

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

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

Deadline:
Spring 2010: Friday, November 6, 2009;
Summer 2010: Friday, April 2, 2010;
Fall 2010: Friday, May 15, 2010;

http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship_affiliate.htm

 

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8. 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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9. Mary McNeill Scholarship-for Masters students who
enroll at Queen’s Univ. of Belfast: Apply by 6/1

 

Mary McNeill, author of The life and times of Mary
Ann McCracken, and a leading figure in the Irish
Association, was a distinguished Irish historian. 
This scholarship is founded in her memory.

 

A scholarship to the value of £3,000 is available
for a well–qualified student, enrolled in the
one–year MA degree course in Irish Studies at the
Queen’s University of Belfast.  This scholarship
is open only to citizens of the USA or Canada,
enrolled as overseas students on this course.

 

Applications will be judged by a panel on the basis
of academic merit and reasons for taking the course.

 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 June
2010.

 

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/IrishStudiesGateway/ProspectiveStudents/MADiplomaIrishStudies/Sourcesoffunding/

 

 

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10. Academic Programs International (UGA study
abroad affiliate)-Scholarships for Fall/Year-long
study abroad: Apply by 6/10.

 

*Academic Programs International (API)  Programs
include locations in Spain, Italy, Mexico, France,
Ireland, Hungary and Poland. Must be on financial
aid to earn a scholarship.

API awards approximately $250,000 in scholarship
money annually ranging from $250-$1,000 per student!
You may download a scholarship form from our
website. The requirements are as follows:

1. The student must have applied to and been
    accepted on an API program.
2. The student must obtain one additional letter of
    recommendation (in addition to the one required
    for the API application) from a professor or an
    assistant professor (for a total of 2 letters).
3. The student must submit two essays:
       o A one-page essay about the current
         political situation in the country for
         which you are applying.
       o A one-page personal essay stating your
         goals for studying abroad, and any
         financial needs, financial aid status, or
         special circumstances about which you would
         like API to know.
4. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B)
    or higher in order to apply.
5. Scholarship application deadlines:
    For Fall/Year: June 10
    For Spring: October 15
    For Summer: April 1

 

 

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11. Glimpse Correspondents Program, Apply by July
15th

 

http://glimpse.org/correspondents/

 

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented
writers and photographers with a passion for
storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique
stories. The program is open to anyone between the
ages of 18 and 34 who will be working, volunteering,
or studying outside of their home country for at
least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following
benefits:

 

  o $600 stipend
  o Support from a team of professional editors
  o Career training in writing and photography
  o Guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and The
    Matador Network

TipTo get helpful tips on what Glimpse looks for in
an application, become a Glimpse Facebook fan.

 

 

Correspondents must be abroad for a minimum of 10
weeks between August and December.

Fall 2010 Program Deadlines

  o May 5th, 2010: Application goes live
  o July 15th, 2010: Application deadline
  o August 15th, 2010: Finalists announced

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS AROUND UGA:

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12.   UN eConference-Engendering Empowerment:
Education & Equality, Through 5/15

 

The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative
(UNGEI) is hosting a conference in Dakar, Senegal in
May 2010. It will look at the intersection of girls'
education and violence, poverty, educational
quality, participation, and health--among other
things.

 

In order to prepare for this event, there will be a
global eConference to which all are invited to
"attend." The eConference has been titled, E4
(Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality).

 

The eConfenece E4 will take place online over five
weeks, beginning April 12th through May 14th.

 

Each week will focus on a theme as described below.

 

If you would like to participate in the eConference,
or simply "lurk," or get more details, please click
on: http://www.e4conference.org/e4e 

 

"Online Registration" is now open.

 
April 12th  16th        Poverty, intersecting
inequalities and girls’ rights to education
April 19th  23rd        Quality education for gender
equality
April 26th  30th        Breaking the silence:
contesting violence and girls’ education
May 3rd  7th             Connecting social policy:
climate change, health, AIDS and girls’ education
May 10th  14th         Convergence week

How do I participate?

Please join our weekly webcasts, to hear an overview
of the issues arrising from the discussion papers.
Please join the conversation by reading, responding
to or opening new threads on the discussion at the
bottom of each week’s page. You can also:

    * submit position papers through the conference
management system. Paper submission is now closed.
    * link to a presentation on slideshare /
slideboom / prezi etc.
    * link to a video contribution on Youtube /
blip.tv / vimeo etc.

 

Help!
Questions? Technical difficulties? Suggestions? See:
http://www.e4conference.org/e4e/help

More: http://www.e4conference.org/e4e 

 

 

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13.  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  study abroad and pursue 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.

 

These courses are ONE TIME ONLY, so interested
students should avail themselves of the
opportunity.  Former exchange and study abroad
students might especially enjoy having a class from
a professor from "their" school.  The scholars are
here for teaching and research, hosted by the new
Franklin International Scholars Program. 

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

 

**The Art of Chivalry: Knights, Their Cult and
Culture 1000-1700
Dr. Tobias Capwell, The Wallace Collection, London,
UK

Cross-listed as: ENGL 4290 (23-746); HIST 4700/6700
(43-747/63-748); ROML 4120/6120 (53-742/73-743)
Summer Short Session I Periods 02-03 Old College
(bldg 130) room 100

Dr. Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armor at The
Wallace Collection.  He is one of the top
specialists in the world on European arms and armor
of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the
materiality of chivalric culture.   This course will
examine the visual, literary, and material culture
of the medieval and Renaissance knight in Europe. 
Given in English.

**The Construction of Identity: Language Policy
between Conflict and Resolution
Dr. Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb,
Zagreb, Croatia

Cross-listed as: CMLT 4740 (03-591); LING 4910
(02-787); SLAV 4510 (92-786); SPCM 4900 (22-788)
Summer Short Session I Periods 04-05 Old College
(bldg 130) room 100

Dr. Peti-Stantić is an Associate Professor in the
Department of South Slavic Languages and Literatures
at the University of Zagreb.   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. Given in
English.

**The Uses of Violence in Latin American Literature
Dr. Pablo Ansolabehere, University of Buenos Aires,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cross-listed as: LACS 4900 (43-621); SOCI 4500
(23-620); SPAN 4120/6120 (93-128)
Summer Short Session II Periods 02-03 Old College
(bldg 130) room 100

Dr. Ansolabehere is a Professor of Spanish at the
University of Buenos Aires. 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.
Given in Spanish.

 

Contact: Noel Fallows…[log in to unmask]

 

 

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14.  British/Irish Studies Program (BISP) at UGA:
New website!

BISP now has a working website at
http://bisp.english.uga.edu/. The site includes a
calendar of event of interest to British/Irish
Studies (the date will appear in blue and you can
click on it to find out the details). The site can
also help you get in touch with other students and
faculty who are participating in the program (click
on the link "Program Info and Requirements" and go
to page 3).

 

Stay tuned for future blog entries!

Questions? Comments? Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Kraft,
Director, BISP, [log in to unmask]

 

 

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