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

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.    Spring 2011 Glimpse Correspondence Program

            2.    UGA Travel Club Meetings

3.    Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions

4.    Winter/Spring Internship at Embassy of Australia

5.    OIE Options Abroad Session/ Walk-in Hours/ Individual Appointments

            6.     UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad Announcements

            7.     Funded Journalism Internship Program in Berlin

8.     SPIA AT OXFORD STUDY ABROAD – DEADLINE EXTENDED!  

9.     Study Abroad Scholarships/Fellowships/Awards

           A.  Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals – December 1

           BHalle Foundation Fellowship - DEADLINE: December 15, 2010

                        C.  Additional Study Abroad Scholarships

                        D.  New European Scholarship Portal

             10.  European Council of the University System of GA - Summer Study Abroad Programs

11.  Credit Approval Form Reminder for External & Exchange Programs

12.  Georgia International Leadership Conference 2011

INFO FOR CURRENT AND RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

                        13.  Housing Pre and Post Study Abroad Housing

            14.  Register Online with US Department of State

15.  Study Abroad Peer Advisor Program

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

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1.  Spring 2011 Glimpse Correspondence Program

Spring 2011 Glimpse Correspondents Program is one which offers study abroad students the opportunity to work with a team of professional editors to develop a portfolio of published writing.  The Correspondents Program is open to anyone between the ages of 18-36 who will be abroad for at least ten weeks between January and July of 2011.  We're looking for strong creative nonfiction writing skills and projects with a human and cross-cultural focus.  Below are some examples of the work of Spring 2010 Correspondents:

 

http://glimpse.org/stories/view/ethical-dilemma-visiting-a-maasai-manyatta/?utm_source=Carousel&utm_medium=Online

 

http://glimpse.org/stories/view/coming-of-age-in-my-indian-family/

 

Please feel free to email [log in to unmask] with any inquiries.

 

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2.  UGA Travel Club Meetings

The UGA Travel Club is a brand new registered student organization brand new this semester.  Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 8:30 pm in MLC 213. In addition to meetings, this organization puts on social and fundraising events.  There are NO DUES.  New members are always welcome.

Their mission is to become a community passionate about traveling and to experience cultures together through traveling. The spring break trip for 2011 is to Ireland and Paris for winter break.   

E-mail [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> if you have questions or would like to be added to our listserv. And check out our Facebook page: UGA Travel Club.”  
 
Please note that UGA Travel Club activities are not official UGA study abroad programs; as such, they do not carry academic credit and have not undergone Office of International Education budgetary and safety review.

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3. Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions

Sign-up for a Pre-departure Orientations Session, which will include discussion for preparation, credit transfer, travel safety, packing ticks, money, budgeting, communication, inter-cultural understanding, culture shock, food and transportation.  Food and drinks will be provided for participants.

3 Days available

Monday December 6 at 12:00pm

Tuesday December 7 at 4:00pm

Wednesday December 8 at 5:00pm

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 Lumpkin Streets).

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4. Winter/Spring Internship at Embassy of Australia

The Embassy of Australia is seeking an Education Marketing Intern for the winter/spring 2011 semester. We would appreciate you publicizing the internship to your students, especially those who have studied or worked abroad in Australia. The application deadline is December 1, 2010.

The Education Marketing intern will assist with event management and tradeshows, student enquiries, website development, online social media, marketing, database/administrative tasks and research.
 
The successful candidate will:
* have completed at least three years of college (with a min. GPA of 3.2)
* possess strong written and verbal communication skills
* be proficient with Microsoft Office
* have event management experience
* have the ability to work independently and in a team
* have the ability to show initiative
* have experience updating websites and comfortable using online social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress)
* have a personal interest in the fields of education marketing, international education, public relations and /or marketing
* have previous work or study experience in Australia
* be available to attend the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference in Vancouver, BC from 30 May-3 June 2011
 
For more information, please visit http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/Austrade_Education_Marketing_Internships_May_2010.html
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5.  OIE OPTIONS ABROAD/WALK-INS/INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

***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


**Walk-In Study Abroad 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)

**Individual Study Abroad 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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6.  UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad Announcements

            a. Maymester Information Sessions
-Wed, January 19th, 2011 from 4:00 - 5:00 MLC #275-- This will be a combined May/Summer info session. So it'll cover all 14 of our May and Summer programs.
-Wed, February 9th, 2011 from 4:00 - 5:00

            b. Summer Information Sessions
-Wed, January 19th, 2011 from 4:00 - 5:00 MLC #275 -- This will be a combined May/Summer info session. So it'll cover all 14 of our May and Summer programs.
-Wed, February 23rd, 2011 from 4:00 - 5:00

            c. Spring Study Abroad Mini-Fair
-Tues, February 1st, 2011 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
-Wed, February 2nd, 2011 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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7.  Funded Journalism Internship Program in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the fourth year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students. The program is targeted primarily at currently enrolled undergraduate students, but a limited number of graduating Seniors, recent graduates and Master's students may be accepted as well.

For the first six weeks of the program, participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final five weeks consist of an intensive internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin.

Applicants must have at least "advanced intermediate" German skills to take part in the program, as the seminars and internships take place in the German language. The 15 applicants who are finally selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
 
The application deadline is January 31, 2011.
 
To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange/   

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions at 212-758 3223 ext: 209 or via email at: [log in to unmask]      

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8SPIA AT OXFORD STUDY ABROAD – DEADLINE EXTENDED!  

 TAKE HARD TO FIND INTL COURSES WITH US!! NEW SPIA STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AND UGA AT OXFORD FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES EXTENDED!!!

Open to All Majors – Transient Students Are Welcome

Friday, December 31, 2010 – Saturday, March 12, 2011

Come by the office (326A Park Hall) to find out all about the SPIA 2010 program or visit the SPIA at Oxford website (www.uga.edu/spiaatoxford)!

Out of state student? Pay in-state tuition! HOPE eligible? All scholarships you currently hold are applicable, as you will be studying for UGA credit. There is also a new SPIA scholarship that is available to those that wish to study abroad, http://spia.uga.edu/news/spotlight/spia_study_abroad_scholarship_now_available/. The SPIA at Oxford deadlines for UGA at Oxford 2011 Financial Assistance and the Foundation Incentive Scholarship have been extended. The deadline for both is now Oct. 30. Please visit the general UGA at Oxford website, www.uga.edu/oxford, and click on the Financial Aid tab for further details.   

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9.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

A.  Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals –Due December 1

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in a participant’s career field.

http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx.php

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 B.  The Halle Foundation Fellowship Program - APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2010

The fellowship program is currently accepting applications from students at colleges and universities in the state of Georgia who are interested in completing a professional internship in Germany during the upcoming summer. Up to 20 fellowships are awarded annually to students in a variety of fields.


Internships are custom-tailored to each participant's career field, previous experience, and strengths.  Participants gain practical experience in their field while immersing themselves in the German language and culture for three months.  


Halle Fellows enjoy the following benefits and services:
* Transatlantic airfare (up to $1,200)
* Living and housing stipend (minimum of $975 per month, though some internships may pay more)
* Travel stipend for transportation within Germany ($250)
* Internship placement in a German company or organization (10 weeks in summer)
* Health and accident insurance
* Various seminars before and after program

To be eligible, applicants must:
* Have previous work/internship and academic experience in their career field
* Be enrolled in a college or university in the state of Georgia at the time of application
* Have the equivalent of two years of college-level German (or be able to function in a German-speaking work environment during the internship)
* Be a US citizen or permanent resident
* Be between the ages of 19 and 30

For more information, and to apply online, visit www.hallefellowship.org<http://www.hallefellowship.org>.

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C. ADDITIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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D. NEW EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL

A new online scholarship database, ScholarshipPortal.eu, was recently launched at the European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference. ScholarshipPortal.eu is an integrated, centralized European platform providing information on all scholarships offered for studying in Europe. The database already contains over 700 scholarship programs. Students can now find and compare relevant programs based on their nationality, background, where and what they want to study, and many more search criteria. Scholarship Portal has been developed by Study Portals and the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Program.

For more information, please visit: www.scholarshipportal.eu

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10. European Council of the University System of GA - Summer Study Abroad Programs

Available to students from throughout Georgia.

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.

Visit the website for all program brochures and complete information: www.valdosta.edu/europeancouncil and contact Kornelia Mackowiak, Study Abroad Coordinator, here at UGA with any questions:  [log in to unmask]

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11.  STUDYING ABROAD IN SPRING 2011?? - CREDIT APPROVAL FORM PROCESS INFO

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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12.  Georgia International Leadership Conference 2011

The Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) is designed for international students and U.S. students involved with international/multinational organizations and events. All participants must be currently enrolled at Georgia colleges and universities. The conference aims to leverage students' international experiences to promote leadership, cross-cultural communication, and build social networks.  Students will participate in cultural simulation games, be exposed to principles of leadership, and have a better understanding of their leadership styles. 

 

UGA students that will be enrolled in classes at UGA during spring 2011 are eligible to attend GILC 2011 on February 18-20, 2011 in Eatonton, Georgia at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. 

 

The non-refundable registration fee for this year's conference is $65 and must be paid when your application is turned in to the ISL office.  The registration fee includes costs associated with travelling, attending the conference, meals at the conference site, and lodging at the conference site.

 

A UGA student who is (1) enrolled in spring 2011, (2) who attends the conference and who has completed the ISL application / registration process, and (3) who has paid their student activity fees will be fully reimbursed for the $65 registration fee upon return from the conference. 

 

ISL will provide UGA vans to help transport students to Rock Eagle and back to Athens.  (There is no additional charge for this service.)

 

If you are interested in presenting on a topic of your interest at the conference, please contact Ashley Wichman at [log in to unmask]  Presentation proposals are due November 30th.

 

Applications are due Friday, December 1st by 4:59 pm in the International Student Life Office (210 Memorial Hall).  Please note:  Applications are considered on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.  Students may NOT register on-line.  

 

Please see the attached brochure and application for more information about this year's GILC conference. 

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Wichman at [log in to unmask]

 

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INFO FOR CURRENT AND RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

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13.  HOUSING PRE AND POST STUDY ABROAD

 This group is designed primarily to help UGA students who are currently or planning to study abroad solve mutual housing problems. Are you currently abroad and need a place to live upon your return? Or are you planning to study abroad but can't find someone to take your place on an apartment lease? Look no further, this group is for you!

Feel free to post openings or want ads on this page's discussion board. Please include your name, the specifics of your situation, as well as any desired characteristics. For example, if you looking for a place to live, state your preferred roommates' gender, apartment location, et cetera. If looking to for a subletter or looking to find someone to replace you on a lease, please list preferred characteristics of the person who you would like to contact you. 

 Join the "Housing Pre and Post Study Abroad" Facebook Group at http://uga.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903&ref=share

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14. 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 have not 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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15.  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 2010-2011academic 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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Anika N. Fisher
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University of Georgia - College Student Affairs Administration MEd '12
UGA Office of International Education - Study Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill '10
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