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WELCOME TO SISA-L STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDY ABROAD LISTSERV! 

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]

 

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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.      uga costa rica announcements – scholarships, summer and maymester programs 

4.  GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS –CULTURAL EVENT SERIES...

      5.  HALF DAY CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – MARCH 26

6. 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes - U.S. State Department fellowship – DUE MARCH 4

7. UGA AT OXFORD ANNOUNCEMENTS - SCHOLARSHIPS, SUMMER, AND JUNEMESTER PROGRAMS

8.  Nominations sought for OIE Internationalization Awards – DEADLINE FEB. 21

       9.  NOURISH INTERNATIONAL MEMBER RECRUITMENT

10. 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.      diversity abroad – two new scholarships!

D.      franklin college & tome study abroad scholarships - deadline february 18

E.     UNO - UGA AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNO INNSBRUCK INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL -DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15

F.     INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (iew) & kATHERINE JOHN MURPHY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE MARCH 11

G.     phi kappa phi study abroad grants - deadline APRIL 1

 H.    additional study abroad scholarships including national scholarships, oie and uga department/program, scholarships by country/region, etc.

i. ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships 

                  j. BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships

k. Studio Art Centers International – Full Tuition Opportunity

l. Scholarships in Turkey for American Minority Students

       11.  international student life – great events to come!!

       12.  THIS WEEK’S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT – SCIENCES PO, PARIS, FRANCE  UGA - SCIENCES PO EXCHANGE PROGRAM

       13.  Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program – DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

INFORMATION FOR RETURNING STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

 

14.      STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM EVALUATIONS FOR FALL 2010 PARTICIPANTS

15.      OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR RETURNING STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

16.      OIE STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR PROGRAM

17.      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

 

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3.  uga costa rica announcements – scholarships, summer and maymester programs 

UGA Costa Rica's new website launched at the end of last year! Check out our new look at www.ugacostarica.com!

The deadline for all 15 of UGA Costa Rica's Maymester & Summer programs has been extended to March 23, 2011.

UGA Costa Rica will be offering 34 UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarships for our Maymester & Summer programs! Find the scholarships link here. Please email Matt Stevens at [log in to unmask] with any questions about UGA Costa Rica scholarships.

UGA Costa Rica now has a merchandise section on its website, including their brand new t-shirt designs, books, and coffee from Monteverde!

 

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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

 

Balé Folclórico da Bahia: Traditional Brazilian Music & Dance

Friday, February 18, 2011 AT 8PM

The only professional folk dance company in Brazil, this 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs an athletic, high-energy repertory based on “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin. Reflecting influences of capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, slave dances, and Brazil’s famed Carnival; the company embodies a contemporary theatrical vision that nevertheless reflects its traditional origins.

 

5. HALF DAY CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – MARCH 26

At the Grady College, we're organizing a 1/2 day conference for graduate students across UGA interested in cultural/critical/interpretive research. We would love to have students whose research areas focus on Latin America and the Caribbean participate. Can you please publicize this in your departments?

The website: http://memconference.wordpress.com/

The details: http://hamilton.myweb.uga.edu/MEMTotalCallv2.pdf

6. 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes - U.S. State Department fellowship – DUE MARCH 4

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]

 

7.  UGA AT OXFORD ANNOUNCEMENTS - SCHOLARSHIPS, SUMMER, AND JUNEMESTER PROGRAMS

 

See our website for further details and application forms. www.uga.edu/oxford

 

 The UGA at Oxford Program offers an exciting array of summer study abroad programs.

 

UGA at Oxford Junemester: June 14 - 30

You will earn 6 hours of credit through WebCT classes that run throughout the 1st short session of summer. In addition, you will have ten days in England to participate in excursions that are associated with your course topic.  

 

Oxford – Washington Summer Program:

June 9 – July 4 Washington D.C.

July 6 – July 30 Oxford, England

The program offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in D.C. through site visits and prominent guest speakers complimented by the chance to study abroad and take a course with an Oxford Professor.

 

Franklin at Oxford Summer: July 4 – August 12

Live in a 16th-century walled Oxford University college in the heart of the city. All students will take 2 courses taught by Oxford University faculty while staying in dorm space normally occupied by Trinity College students.

 

Grady at Oxford:  July 4 – August 12

Come to Oxford and take 1 course with an Oxford faculty member and one course, JRLC 5080, with Dr. JooYoung Kim, Grady College Professor. You will reside in the same space as the Franklin Program, a 16th-century walled Oxford University college in the heart of the city.

 

Terry at Oxford: July 4 – August 12

Come to Oxford and take 1 course with an Oxford faculty member and one course, INTB 5100, with Dr. Marc Laplante, Terry College Professor. You will reside in the UGA at Oxford Center located one mile from city center, and have access to Trinity College Oxford, a 16th-century walled Oxford University college in the heart of the city.

 

Any financial assistance normally available to defray costs at UGA should be available to apply toward Program costs. This includes money from HOPE, Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, Foundation Fellowships, and National Merit Scholarships.

 

UGA at Oxford Financial Assistance Awards 2011-2012:

Thanks to the generous efforts of several UGA at Oxford supporters, we are proud to announce the availability of assistance funding available to students participating on Programs in the academic year 2011-2012. These funds will be awarded competitively on the basis of financial need and academic excellence.

 

UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarship:

Several University of Georgia Foundation Incentive Scholarships will be offered during 2011-2012 by UGA at Oxford. These scholarships, ranging from $500-$1,000 each, are awarded from funds made available to us by the generosity of the UGA Foundation and will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

 

8. Nominations sought for OIE Internationalization Awards – DEADLINE FEB. 21

The Office of International Education invites nominations from the UGA campus community for three internationalization awards: the Richard Reiff Internationalization Award, the OIE Study Abroad Award, and the Open Arms Award.  Descriptions of the awards and the nomination process are given below.  Deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, February 21st.  Award winners will be honored at the Annual OIE Faculty and Staff Appreciation reception on March 31, 2011.

 

 Richard Reiff Internationalization Award

 This award is given in honor of Dr. Richard Reiff, former executive director of the Office of International Education at UGA, past president of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, founding executive director of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, creator of UGA’s study abroad fair and former chair of the international committee of the University System of Georgia.

 The Reiff Award honors a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has made major contributions to the overall internationalization of the University of Georgia.  These could include, for example, advancing education abroad opportunities for students, enriching the experiences of international students and scholars at UGA, engaging in significant research of international scope, advancing UGA’s international partnerships and engagement, and promoting campus internationalization.

 

 OIE Study Abroad Award

 The University of Georgia is among the top institutions in the United States in the number of students studying abroad and a national leader in the number of in-house study abroad programs.  This distinction is possible only through the efforts and dedication of UGA faculty and staff that direct the programs, teach on the programs, administer programs, and advise students about their study abroad option.

 The OIE Study Abroad Award honors a faculty or staff member who has made major contributions to the study abroad effort at the University of Georgia by working directly with a study abroad program and/or contributing to the infrastructure that advances UGA’s overall study abroad effort.  Faculty at all ranks, as well as professional staff members (e.g. academic advisors, program coordinators) are eligible.

 

 Open Arms Award

 The Open Arms Award is given in honor of Mary Ann Kelly who played a leadership role in the International Student and Scholars and Immigration Services unit of OIE.  Over the years, Ms. Kelly worked tirelessly on behalf of international students, scholars, and faculty on the UGA campus. In addition to her official work on behalf of the university, she also opened her home regularly to those who were far from their homes during the holidays and school breaks.  Her dedication and hospitality serve to inspire all of us to welcome UGA’s international students and scholars with “open arms.”

 The Open Arms Award honors UGA faculty or staff that that have gone above and beyond their formal duties in facilitating the presence of international students and/or scholars at the University of Georgia and making their experience while at UGA productive and positive.

 

Application process

Nominations should be submitted online (http://fs21.formsite.com/issisuga/form18/index.html) or by hardcopy (print out and mail the cover page and nomination letter to: Office of International Education (Attention Janet Smith), 110 East Clayton Street, Suite 421, Athens, Georgia 30602.

Deadline for receipt of nominations:  Monday, February 21.

 

9. NOURISH INTERNATIONAL MEMBER RECRUITMENT

 

Want to work alongside creative passionate students who are working to fight poverty? Looking to hone your business or promotions skills? Interested in traveling to 3rd world countries to support and get to know a local community? Nourish International is looking for new membership this spring.  Nourish brings together students from a wide range of majors and skill sets to find new and creative ways to fight global poverty.

 

Nourish fund raising isn't about asking people for money. Nourish is about engaging our local communities, and providing international communities with the resources to fight on their own behalf.  On campus and around Athens, the UGA branch develops business ventures that play to our students’ diverse strengths.

 

Nourish is looking for new members, and there are also several open spots on our executive staff for those who are interested in leadership roles. We need art students, business students, international affairs students, technologically savvy students, students familiar with the Swahili language (for our trip to Uganda this summer), organized hard working students, or even just inexperienced students who want to dive in and start learning.

 

For any additional questions, email [log in to unmask]

 

10. STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

 

--A. 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

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
     

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--b. 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

 -CONTACT:  [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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--c.  diversity abroad – two new scholarships!

Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the launch of two new scholarships aimed at fostering participation in education abroad among diverse and underrepresented students.

See details for the scholarship here: http://www.DiversityNetwork.org/scholarships

Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship - offered by AIFS

Each semester, Diversity Abroad, in conjunction with AIFS will offer ten semester scholarships of $1000 to outstanding students from diverse and underrepresented groups to be used on AIFS programs. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities.

See details for this scholarship here: http://www.DiversityAbroad.com/scholarships

 

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--D.  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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--E.  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 University of New Orleans (UNO).

- DEADLINE:  February 15, 2011

-FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_scholarship_affiliate.htm

 

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--F.  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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--G.  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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--H.  ADDITIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

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

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships are available to students enrolled at a U.S. university who apply for a two to three month long research project at a Swiss university or research lab. Applications can be submitted until March 31, 2011. For more information click on the link or view the attachment: http://thinkswiss.org/us-swiss-exchange/research-scholarship

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--J.  BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships

BUNAC is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships.

 

The BEST scholarships are open to UK passport holders who are currently or, have been within the last five years inclusive, in full-time tertiary education at a UK university or college and who are planning to undertake postgraduate study in either the USA or Canada. Please note the scholarships are only open to British students. Up to eight scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of $50,000. The individual amounts awarded vary but a typical award is in the region of approximately $5000-$10,000.

 

For more details and an application form please see www.bunac.org/awards

 

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K.  Studio Art Centers International – Full Tuition Opportunity

 

Studio Art Centers International is pleased to announce a new full-tuition scholarship opportunity. This award will be offered for the first time in Fall 2011.

 

Institutions a part of the ICFAD (International Council of Fine Arts

Deans) alliances are invited to encourage their students to apply for a full-tuition award to attend SACI in the fall 2011 semester.  If you are not sure whether your institution is a current member please check:

http://www.icfad.org/content/templates/?a=12&z=2  Details are stated below:

 

The Award

The Full- Tuition Scholarship is currently worth $11,800 for the first semester of study at SACI. The scholarship is based on both demonstrated financial need and outstanding artistic and/or academic ability. It is intended to provide a talented student, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to study abroad, with the experience of studying at SACI in Florence.

 

Eligibility

The competition is open to students applying to SACI for a fall or spring term and whose institutions are members of the ICFAD alliance.

 

Applying

Students can apply for the program at www.saci-florence.edu.   In order to be considered for a scholarship, students will indicate on the application they are applying for a scholarship and are then required to submit the standard SACI application materials, proof of financial need in the form of a SAR (Student Aid Report) and a portfolio containing 15-20 images of their best artwork.

 

Deadlines:

 

Fall 2011: March 15, 2011

Spring 2012: October 15, 2011

 

Please have interested students contact SACI's New York office for more details. To learn more about other SACI scholarship opportunities, please visit our website at:

http://www.saci-florence.edu/pagebase2.asp?s=49.

 

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Amanda Akyol

Admissions Manager

T: 212-248-7225

Studio Art Centers International

50 Broad Street, Suite 1617

New York, NY 10004

 

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L.  Scholarships in Turkey for American Minority Students

 

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has a diverse array of scholarship programs that support its educational mission. One of these programs provides up to 100 scholarships to African American, Hispanic American and Native American students who choose Turkey as their study abroad destination.

 

TCA Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per student:

 

$2,000 for a semester or year at a Turkish institution.

$1,000 for Turkish language studies at a Turkish institution.

$1,000 for summer programs lasting for more than 4 weeks at a Turkish institution.

$500 for summer programs lasting up to 4 weeks sponsored by US educational institutions or Turkish institutions.

$500 for participants in university/college-sponsored study tours to Turkey.

 

And these are awarded to college and graduate students who are:

U.S. citizens of African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American ethnic origin.  Enrolled full time, in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university.  Accepted to a study abroad program or language program at a university in Turkey.  Willing to share experiences in Turkey, TRNC or Bosnia Herzegovina with the TCA community and Diversity Abroad.

 

For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.turkishcoalition.org

 

11.  international student life – great events to come!!

 

I.                   Global Leadership Institute - Spring 2011

 

International Student Life is excited to announce the Spring 2011 Global Leadership Institute. The Global Leadership Institute is a series internationally-focused seminars that facilitate opportunities for students to enhance a variety of global competencies. Any currently enrolled student can participate in the seminars and there is no need to register. Students attending three or more seminars are eligible to receive a Global Leadership Certificate. There is no cost for this program.

 

Seminar 1: February 15 in MLC 250 from 5:30-7:00

Seminar 2: February 22 in MLC 250 from 5:30-7:00

Seminar 3: March 1 in MLC 250 from 5:30-7:00

Seminar 4: March 8 in MLC 250 from 5:30-7:00

 

II.                Story Telling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching 

Sponsored By: Ramsey Lecture Series, Recreation and Leisure Studies Program in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, College of Education

 

When: February 17, 2011 3:30 pm

Where: Georgia Museum of Art

 

Lecture by Lee Anne Bell of Barnard College on hearing all sides of the story.

 

Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in American society. Making sense of the racial constructions expressed through the language and images we encounter every day, this book provides strategies for developing a more critical understanding of how racism operates culturally and institutionally in American society.

 

III.              Call for applications - Dean's Award for International Study

Thanks to the generosity of Dean Maureen Grasso and the Graduate School, the Office of International Education can again this year offer the Dean’s Award for International Study.

 

This award pays funds to the program in lieu of the tuition foregone when a May or summer program accepts a UGA student who is on graduate assistantship.  Once again, the Graduate School had set aside $15,000 for this purpose, which we will allot via a competitive process.

 

Please note the following parameters:

 

1). The fund is designed to benefit the program; selected students do not receive any funds directly.  Recipients must still pay the regular program fee just as do other graduate students and undergraduates; the program cannot discount or reduce the student's program fees as a result of this award.  The student benefits greatly, however, in that many programs are not able to accept graduate assistants without the aid of this award.

 

2). The award does not apply to non-UGA programs. 

 

3). The funds are not to be used for personnel – i.e., for students working for the program itself.  The fund is designed to assist programs in accepting students whose assistantship during the prior academic year means they do not pay tuition during the summer.

 

The deadline is March 7th.

 

12.  THIS WEEK’S EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT – SCIENCES PO, PARIS, FRANCE  UGA - SCIENCES PO EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 

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

 

Here's a great opportunity for UGA students to study abroad in Paris, France for Spring 2012, Fall 2013 or the Full 2012-13 as an as an exchange student at Sciences Po, Paris. 

 

At Sciences Po, "the Undergraduate Exchange Programme draws students from over 300 partner Universities worldwide. Each year, Sciences Po’s staff, faculty and 8.500 students welcome over 1.000 exchange students, making them an important part of the student community and the university’s academic mission. Paris campus is located in the heart of Paris, close to the political centres of power and cultural attractions. It is composed of 17th and 18th century buildings and its neighbors include ministries, embassies, corporate headquarters, publishing houses, the Assemblée nationale... in short, many centers of French decision-making. Students are also exposed to the strong cultural flavor of the Saint Germain district: renowned cafés sheltering a new generation of philosophers, art galleries and architecture, shops and cinemas, and restaurants. World-class historical and cultural attractions (the Louvre, Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay, the Sorbonne, the National Museum of the Middle Ages-Cluny) are within walking distance. Paris campus offers numerous courses on the historic, economic, political and sociological facets of France, Europe and the World, all taught by world-renowned professors." (From Sciences Po http://college.sciences-po.fr/siteparis/etudiants-echange) 

 

-- Subject Areas include: French, Business, Law, Economics, European Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Interdisciplinary social sciences, plus a Journalism program (spring only) 

 

--Host University Exchange Info: http://college.sciences-po.fr/siteparis/etudiants-echange 

 

--See Sciences Po Courses Available (English & French) at: http://college.sciences-po.fr/siteparis/curricula and http://college.sciences-po.fr/siteparis/course-catalogue

 

--Dates of Program: Spring Semester (January - early July) 

 

--Cost: Students pay an Exchange Program Fee (currently $4,368 for SP 2011) to cover in-state tuition at UGA; Housing Costs paid abroad in Paris, France. Students may keep HOPE and other UGA/federal financial aid.

 

--Language Requirement: Minimum FREN 1002 or equivalent; Classes available in French and/or English.  FREN 3010 or above for classes taught in French. 

 

--APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15 for Spring 2012 

 

--FOR MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION: https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2820

Contact the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk to schedule an exchange advising appointment or email Ms. Colleen Larson, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor, 110 E. Clayton Street, [log in to unmask]

 

13.  Croatia Maymester Study Abroad Program – DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

This program offers students the opportunity to earn six hours credit studying various aspects of Croatian culture and society while traveling through this beautiful and fascinating country.

 

The 2011 study abroad program will focus on the conservation and interpretation of cultural heritage; environmental and cultural aspects of agriculture; and public health as a societal issue in Croatia.

 

http://www.uga.edu/croatia/   Come explore and learn – local food, health, history and conservation from Zagreb to the Dalmatian Coast

 

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INFO FOR CURRENT AND RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

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--14.  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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--15. 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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-16.  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] or 425-3274

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17. 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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"There is no substitute for hard work." -Thomas Edison