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WELCOME BACK TO UGA FOR THE SPRING 2011 SEMESTER!  The Office of International Education Study Abroad Staff hope that you all enjoyed the - extended - winter break!
Be sure to contact us to sign-up for one of our weekly Options Abroad Information Sessions, schedule a follow-up advising appointment with a study abroad advisor and/or for your general study abroad questions.  We look forward to working with you throughout the year to assist with your program research, applications, preparation to go abroad, as well as during your time overseas and upon return.
Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, Athens, GA   (706) 425-3274    [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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In this week's message...
STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD INFO:
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
1.      STUDYING ABROAD IN SPRING 2011??  REMINDER ABOUT REQUIRED CREDIT APPROVAL FORM
2.      TRAVEL REGISTRATION WITH US STATE DEPARTMENT WHILE ABROAD
INFORMATION FOR FUTURE STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
3.      FALL 2011 & FULL YER 2011-12 UGA EXCHANGE APPLICATION DEADLINE - FEB. 1
4.  GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS –CULTURAL EVENT SERIES...

5.  TEACH IN GERMANY WITH THE FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE          TEACHING ASSISTANT (FLATA) PROGRAM
6. 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes - U.S. State Department fellowship
7. Global LEAD Program- Leadership and Service Learning– INFO SESSION FEB. 2 MLC ROOM 348 at 6:30pm
8. UGA à Paris program still has openings
9. STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
a.     benjamin a. gilman international scholarships – SUMMER & FALL 2011
b.      freeman asia study abroad scholarships – SUMMER 2011, FALL 2011, SPRING 2012 & 2012-13
c.      Funded Journalism Internship Program in Berlin – Deadline january 31
d.      SARAH'S WISH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE NOW THROUGH JANUARY 31
e.      franklin college & tome study abroad scholarships - deadline february 18
f.       UNO - UGA AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNO INNSBRUCK INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL -DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15
g.     INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (iew) & kATHERINE JOHN MURPHY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE MARCH 11
h.     phi kappa phi study abroad grants - deadline APRIL 1
i.        additional study abroad scholarships including national scholarships, oie and uga department/program, scholarships by country/region, etc.
INFORMATION FOR RETURNING STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
10.      STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM EVALUATIONS FOR FALL 2010 PARTICIPANTS
11.      OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR RETURNING STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
12.      OIE STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM
13.      INSTRUCTIONS TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L

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1.  STUDYING ABROAD IN SPRING 2011?? - REMINDER ABOUT REQUIRED CREDIT APPROVAL FORM
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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2.  CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS - PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE 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<http://www.travel.state.gov/>

3.  fall 2011 & full-year 2011-12 uga exchange application deadline – february 1
Considering a UGA Exchange Program for Fall 2011 and/or the Full 2011-12 Academic Year?
-- Placements are available for the UGA partner institutions in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China & Hong Kong, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom & Uruguay - many are new partner univesities.
-SEARCH FOR UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AT:  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch
Fall 2011 Exchange Program Fee: To be determined based on new Fall 2011 tuition rates.
(Current Spring 2011 Exchange Fee is $4,368); Additional expenses include airfare, accommodation at host university, and personal expenses.  HOPE and UGA Financial Aid may be used on all UGA exchange programs.
Fall 2011 & Full Year 2011-12 Exchange Application Deadline:  February 1, 2011
TO APPLY:  Contact the Office of International Education for an application and to schedule advising appointment and/or faculty director of each exchange.  Please arrange to schedule an appointment to receive application/review program criteria ahead of application deadline.
ALTERNATE DEADLINES: Alternate deadlines may apply for some exchange programs; please consult the OIE Study Abroad & Exchange Database for more information on each exchange program.
FOR MORE INFO:  Now is the perfect time to learn about and plan for a study abroad program for Fall 2011.  Please call the OIE study abroad front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor at 706-425-3274.
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4.  GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS –CULTURAL EVENT SERIES...
The Georgia Association of International Educators is hosting a series of ethnic and cultural performances and special events within Georgia.  All of the events will be held in Atlanta unless otherwise noted.  To learn more about the Association itself and the events, please visit http://www.uga.edu/gaie/performance.html
Alliance Française d'Atlanta hosts Atlanta artist's opening reception, The Art of Reconciliation France-Germany 1945-2010 on Friday, January 28, 2011, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m at Colony Square, Plaza Level.  If you have any questions, call (404) 875-1211 or [log in to unmask]
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5. TEACH IN GERMANY WITH THE FULBRIGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT (FLATA) PROGRAM – DEADLINE FEB. 1

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provides Fulbright FLTAs with orientation and enrichment programs as well as health insurance coverage. The Fulbright Commission in Berlin provides FLTAs with supplemental funding to cover round-trip travel. Host institutions offer room and board, a tuition and fees waiver for the required two courses per semester and a small monthly stipend of between $400 and $600 per month. Some host institutions offer a larger monthly stipend from which the FLTA themselves pay room, board and all other expenses.

DEADLINE:  February 1, 2011

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://flta.fulbrightonline.org/thinking.html <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=6i7espcab&et=1104240142232&s=2252&e=001NXCHUjVqIHY_yGQZXPClvLhgNeBxRBhZ5JJIXa1NjnBWsY05KEpXuEo72tmTHU1BZ43zz4NcfO74p4nahncKpoW_mLMPFPwqrweQAoP4h63keOl-ykDKh3MmCkLSV6tFD6A93_sT7ps=>

6. 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes - U.S. State Department fellowship
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that the application for the Intensive Summer Language Institutes has been posted online. This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Chinese in Egypt and Mainland China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. The program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs preparing them to teach these languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and non-native speakers of Arabic and Chinese in order to qualify. To apply, please visit http://apps.americancouncils.org/isli2011
Program Dates:

June 21-August 6, 2011
 Program Benefits:

-Intensive language training

-Peer tutors

-Cultural enrichment activities and excursions

-Ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College

-Pre-departure orientation

-Full-time resident director

-Room and board

-Books and shipping allowance

-Visa fees and travel insurance

-International and U.S. domestic airfare



 Application Deadline:

March 4, 2011



For more information, please contact Alena Palevitz at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>



7.  Global LEAD Program- Leadership and Service Learning– INFO SESSION FEB. 2 MLC ROOM 348 at 6:30pm

The Global LEAD Program focuses on leadership development and service learning.  Students can travel to Cape Town, South Africa or Greece, and both programs are five weeks long during the first part of the Summer.  The two Franklin College courses--leadership (FCID 3800) and service-learning (FCID 3900) --are taught by multiple UGA faculty, with several UGA graduate students providing assistance.  Instruction will be through a variety of formats, including lectures, discussions, and field work.  In addition to their UGA coursework, students will participate in the Global LEAD curriculum. Program deadline is February 25, 2011.  For more general information, please visit www.GlobalLeadProgram.org<http://www.globalleadprogram.org/>
Cape Town- https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2740
Greece- https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2832


<https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2832>
8. UGA à Paris program still has openings
 This program runs during Maymester, is taught in English, and offers six credit hours, with course choices in a variety of social sciences as well as speech communication.  Run jointly through the Department of Geography and Intercultural Affairs at the University of Georgia, students will learn by the block system with the first session running May 23-June 8 and the other running June 13-June 29.  Students may visit the website below, or may contact the director, Dr. Andy Herod, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
 http://www.uga.edu/paris/

<http://www.uga.edu/paris/>
9. STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
--9A. benjamin a. gilman international scholarships – SUMMER & FALL 2011
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship Program, we are proud to announce the expansion of our summer awards to include all academic majors.
 -APPLICATION DEADLINES:  MARCH 1 for Summer 2011 AND/OR Fall 2011 (application site opens in January)
 -EILIGIBILITY:
·               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

-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.iie.org/gilman<http://www.iie.org/gilman>
All students are encouraged to work with a UGA Study Abroad Advisor prior to submitting an application.  An advisor can often provide you with feedback on your application essays and help make your application more competitive. Call the OIE Study Abroad Front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor 706-425-3274.
-ONLINE INFORMATION - GILMAN APPLICATION/MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES & UPCOMING ONLINE SEMINARS/WEBINARS:
http://www.iie.org/en/programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Multimedia
     -“Meet Gilman Alumni" Tue. January 25, 3-4 PM EST, Register online
     -“Walk through the Application Process: How to Apply” - Tue, February 1 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST, Register online
     -Additional Webinars will be scheduled in February.
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--9b. freeman asia study abroad scholarships – SUMMER & fall 2011, SPRING 2012 & 2012-13
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Freeman-ASIA  provides financial support to American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad for academic credit during the summer, semester or academic year in one of 15 countries/regions in East and Southeast Asia.  Award amounts vary from $3,000 - $7,000 depending on the length of study.

The program's goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.  Upon their return to the U.S., students are required to promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.

-TO APPLY & GET MORE INFORMATION:    www.iie.org/freeman-asia<http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia>

-CONTACT:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

-APPLICATION DEADLINES:
February 15 -- Summer 2011 programs
April 1 -- Fall 2011 & Academic Year 2011-12 programs
October 12 – Spring 2012 & early academic year 2012-13
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--9c.  Funded Journalism Internship Program in Berlin – Deadline january 31, 2011
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.

-DEADLINE:  January 31, 2011.

-ELIGIBILITY:   http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange/
-FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:   212-758 3223 ext: 209 or via email at: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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--9D  SARAH'S WISH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Mission of the Scholarship Fund is to perpetuate Sara's ideals by providing financial support for travel experiences for students who share Sara's zest for life, love of adventure, and zeal to excel.  Sara's Wish Foundation scholarships are awarded to extraordinary young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participating in it. We are proud to have offered financial assistance to more than twenty young women who exhibit qualities of leadership, service, and adventure. With our financial contributions, young women have defrayed the costs associated with traveling to all areas of the globe.   Our scholarship recipients perform a wide variety of remarkable public services in these distant lands, contributing to the welfare of our global village.
-CRITERIA:  Commitment to public service, strong record of scholarship, history of leadership experience, sincere interest in the work of Sara's Wish Foundation, willingness to join with Sara's Wish Foundation in its ongoing efforts to improve safety awareness.
-DEADLINE: Now through January 31, 2011
-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.saraswish.org/
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--9E  FRANKLIN COLLEGE & TOME STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRANKLIN COLLEGE STUDENTS
-DEADLINE:  February 18, 2011
-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.franklin.uga.edu/international/scholarship_fund.php
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--9F.  UNO - UGA AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNO INNSBRUCK INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
For participants in the Summer 2011 Innsbruck International Summer School Study Abroad Program, sponsored by the Univeristy of New Orleans (UNO).

- DEADLINE:  February 15, 2011
-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship_affiliate.htm
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--9G.  INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW) & KATHERINE JOHN MURPHY STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
$500-$1000 scholarships for UGA undergraduates, with 3.3 gpa, participating in a UGA sponsored study abroad or UGA Exchange Program for Summer 2011, Fall 2011 or Spring 2012.
-DEADLINE:  MARCH 11, 2011, 5 PM
(All application materials, including transcripts, recommendation form, etc. must be received in the OIE by this deadline.)
-FOR MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship_general.htm
Submit only one application form, which will cover both scholarship applications.
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--9H.  phi kappy phi study abroad grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
-DEADLINE:  Postmark April 1, 2011
-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Study_Abroad.html
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--9I.  ADDITIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
OIE Financial Aid & Scholarships Website:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm
<http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship.htm%20>Search for additional National Study Abroad Scholarship competitions, OIE and UGA Department/College and Program Scholarships, scholarships by country/region, etc.
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INFO FOR CURRENT AND RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
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--10.  FALL 2010 PARTICIPANTS – STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM EVALUATIONS:
Your feedback is needed!
Just a reminder to all current Fall 2010 study abroad participants - we would love to hear your feedback on your program, the good and the bad.  If you went on a UGA faculty-led group, you are probably filling out an evaluation directly for your program, however, you are also welcome to do the form below as well.

If you went on an external program, we'd especially love to hear from you on this form as it is our primary means of learning more about your experience & sharing it with future participants:

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

Thanks, and hope you had a great study experience abroad!
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--11. 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 sublet for yourself 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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-12.  OIE 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 2010-2011 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.
CONTACT: Mandi Work at the Office of International Education, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 425-3274
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13. TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L:   Please visit the Listserv at UGA website at http://listserv.uga.edu/
Select Browse, Enter SISA-L list name, Select Leave the List & Enter email.


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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