Welcome to SISA-L, the Students Interested in Study Abroad Listserv.

 

Welcome back to UGA – All the best during your studies at the University of Georgia for the Fall 2010 semester!

 

In this week's message you will find several announcements about opportunities to learn about the various study abroad programs offered at UGA.

 

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In this week's message...

 

STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:

1.     Attend an Options Abroad Session

2.     Study Abroad Walk-in Hours Available

3.     Schedule an Appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor

4.     Spring 2010 UGA - Exchange Program Options

5.     Study Abroad Scholarships

INFO FOR FALL 2010 STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

6.     Credit Approval Form Reminder for External & Exchange Programs

7.     Register Online with US Department of State

INFO FOR RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

8.     Study Abroad Peer Advisor Program

9.     Study Abroad Program Evaluations

 

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***STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO***

 

1.  Attend an Options Abroad Study Abroad Info Session:
Offered 3 days a week.
In these 50-minute information sessions, a Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Education will explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in the OIE 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.

-To Sign-up:  Please call the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk at 706-425-3274
-Where: Office of International Education, Bank of America Bldg, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton St.
-For more Information:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm

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2.  Walk-In Advising
Meet with a study abroad advisor for quick questions to get you started or to follow-up on an upcoming program. No appointment is necessary.
-When:  Tuesday and Fridays, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
- Where:  Memorial Hall, Room 233 (in the ICA Department suite)

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3.  Individual Advising
Already attended an Options Abroad Session? Still considering study abroad options?
Or do you need more help with study abroad options?

Call the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with a study abroad advisor.  706-425-3274

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4.  LOOKING FOR SPRING 2011 UGA - EXCHANGE PROGRAM OPTIONS??*

 

Consider a UGA Exchange Program for Spring 2011 -- Placements are available for the following UGA partner institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania -- several are new partner universities.

 

--Spring 2011 Exchange Program Fee: Approx. $4,368 (based on new UGA in-state tuition); Additional expenses include airfare, accommodation at host university, and personal expenses.  HOPE and UGA Financial Aid may be used on all UGA exchange programs. 

 

--Spring 2011 Exchange Application Deadline:  September 15, 2010

 

--TO APPLY:  Contact the Office of International Education for an application and to schedule advising* *appointment and/or faculty director of each exchange.  Schedule an appointment to receive application/review program criteria ahead of application deadline.

 

--Additional exchange opportunities will become available for Fall 2011, Full-year 2011-12 and Spring 2012.

 

--FOR MORE INFO:  Now is the perfect time to learn about and plan for a study abroad program for Spring 2011.  Please call the OIE study abroad front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor at 706-425-3274.

 

ASIA 

 

CHINA

       -Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2707

       -Peking School of Management (business majors only) -- Beijing, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_peking_china.html

       -City University of Hong Kong (MIS majors only) -- Hong Kong, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_hong_kong.html

 

SOUTH KOREA

       -Yonsei University --Seoul, South Korea
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1578

 

TAIWAN

   National Taiwan University -- Taipei, Taiwan

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2179

   -National Cheng Kung University -- Tainan City, Taiwan

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2789

 

EUROPE

 

AUSTRIA

-Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Vienna, Austria https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756

-BOKU-University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
(primarily Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Organic Ag, Food Science, etc.)

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2480

 

FINLAND

   -University of Helsinki -- Helsinki, Finland

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2178

 

FRANCE

   -Sciences Po, Paris, France

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2820

   -Universite Blaise-Pascal -- Clermont-Ferrand, France

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2696

   -Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 -- Lyon, France (SP 11 exchange placements may be limited)

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1543

 

GERMANY

   -University of Hohenheim, Hohenheim, Germany (primarily Ag.& Env. and Natural Sciences)   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2484

 

       --Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremburg (Spring 2011 primarily for Business Students) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2482

 

ITALY

-University of Udine -- Udine, Italy (primarily Ag.& Env. and Natural Sciences)  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2485

 

SWITZERLAND

   -ETH Zurich, Zurich (primarily Ag.& Env. and Natural Sciences))

       Contact: Ms. Carolina Robinson, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, [log in to unmask]

 

UNITED KINGDOM

   -University of Reading -- Reading, England, UK

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1552

   -University of Leicester -- Leicester, England, UK

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1541

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

CHILE

   -Universidad del Desarrollo -- Santiago, Chile

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2092

 

COSTA RICA

   -Universidad de Costa Rica -  San Jose, Costa Rica

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2741

 

BRAZIL

   -Federal University of Vicosa -- Vicosa, Brazil

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2153

   -Federal University of Parana -- Curitiba, Brazil

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2640

 

URUGUAY

   -Universidad de Montevideo -- Montevideo, Uruguay

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2806

 

OCEANIA

 

AUSTRALIA

   -University of Canberra -- Canberra, Australia

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1469

   -University of Sydney -- Sydney, Australia

   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2203

 

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5.  START PLANNING FOR UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

OIE Financial Aid & Scholarships Website:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm*

 

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***INFO FOR CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS***

 
6.  ATTENTION FALL 2010 STUDY ABROAD STUDENT - CREDIT APPROVAL FORM REMINDER

This is a reminder for students attending a non-UGA/external study abroad program or a UGA exchange program (transcript issued by another U.S. or foreign university) to complete the Credit Approval Form and submit the CAF fee to the OIE before you depart for your study abroad program.

The form serves to let UGA know you will be studying abroad, and to pre-approve your transfer credit, plus to help maintain your eligibility to keep your HOPE and financial aid. (Students attending UGA sponsored programs will receive resident credit instead and do not need to complete this form.)

The Credit Approval Form will require you to go to the Undergraduate Admissions Office and then to your academic advisor. When it is complete, it should be returned with the CAF fee, to the Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, at least 3 weeks prior to departure. You will not receive any financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, nor maintain student status at UGA while abroad, if you do not fill out this form -- The CAF serves as the official UGA approval for your study abroad program.

Please contact the OIE study abroad for additional details on the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form process.  The Credit Approval Form is also available at the OIE Study Abroad Reception Desk and the Study Abroad Library, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street. (706) 425-3274

You are welcome to call the OIE at 425-3274 with questions and/or to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor! We are happy to help you with your Credit Approval Form questions!

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7.  ONLINE TRAVEL REGISTRATION WITH US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/

 

-What is Travel Registration?
Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency, travel alerts, travel warnings, etc.

Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. U.S. consular officers assist Americans who encounter serious legal, medical, or financial difficulties. Although consular officers cannot act as your legal counsel, they can provide the names of local attorneys and doctors, provide loans to destitute Americans, and provide information about dangerous conditions affecting your overseas travel or residence.

 

To Register: Visit https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/


If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the Country Specific Information for your country, we strongly recommend that you do so before departure. A current listing of all Consular Information Sheets, Travel Warnings, and Public Announcements can be found at www.travel.state.gov.

 

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***ATTENTION RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS***

 

8.  STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM*

 

Do you still want to talk about your study abroad experience? Need an interested audience for your study abroad stories and memories? Want to encourage other UGA students to study abroad?

 

The Office of International Education is looking for peer advisors for the 2008-2009 academic year. We have found that returned students are one of the best resources for encouraging more UGA students to study abroad. Peer advisors assist the study abroad staff by giving presentations about study abroad, leading discussions and serving on student panels. You can choose to participate in as many events as your schedule permits.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, please contact Mandi Work at the Office of International Education, [log in to unmask] or 425-3274

 

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9.  STUDY ABROAD STUDENT EVALUATIONS*

 

Have you recently returned from a Study Abroad program? We would love to know more about your experiences abroad!

 

Visit http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_re_eva.htm to fill out an evaluation and have your comments posted in the OIE Study Abroad Library!  Thank you!

 

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Ms. Colleen P. Larson
Study Abroad Advisor

Office of International Education
University of Georgia
Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor
110 East Clayton Street
Athens, GA  30602

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

Study Abroad/Exchange Telephone:  706-425-3274

Study Abroad/Exchange Fax: 706-425-3315

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