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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

4.  ...THIS WEEK’S UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT:    VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

       5.                HALF DAY CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – MARCH 26

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

7.     Present at the 2011 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching!

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

       9.    STUDY ABROAD EUROPE – DEADLINE EXTENDED

10.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

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

       12.  GLOBAL VOICE -- FEATURING UGA STUDENT, APRIL CONWAY 

       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.

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4.  THIS WEEK’S UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT:    VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

--UGA - Vienna Univ of Economics & Bus Admin Exchange Program Information:  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756

--Description:  A great opportunity for business and international relations students to study abroad in Vienna, Austria for Spring 2012 or Fall 2012, or the Full 2012-13 Academic Year as an exchange student at the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration.  There is no language requirement; however, a Business German language class is available at WU-Vienna at multiple levels.  "WU-Vienna provides an excellent opportunity for over 24,000 students to live and study in the heart of Europe in one of the world‘s most beautiful cities. Vienna, a city perfectly balanced between tradition and the cutting edge, is sure to provide you with numerous opportunities to continue your education both in and outside the classroom.  Currently, one out of every four WU students is from outside Austria and about 750 more come to WU each year as exchange students from all over the world." (http://www.wu.ac.at/structure/en/about/publications/studyinternational.pdf)

-- Subject Areas include: Business, Business Law, Economics and Trade Management, Finance, Investment and Accounting, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, International Business, Management, MIS, Marketing, Regional and European Studies.

--Host University Exchange Info: http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/exchange

--See WU-Vienna Courses Available at: http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/exchange/courses

--Courses in English:  http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/exchange/courses/coursesinenglish

--Course outlines:  http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/exchange/courses/coursesinenglish/courseoutlines/ws0910

--Dates of Program: Fall semester (September - December/Jan);  Spring Semester (February - early July)

--Cost: Students pay an Exchange Program Fee (currently $4368 for SP 2011) to cover in-state tuition at UGA; Housing Costs paid abroad in Austria.  Students may keep HOPE and other UGA/federal financial aid.

--Exchange Application Deadline: September 15  for Spring 2012; February 1 for Fall 2012 & full year

--FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY:  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] https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756

 

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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

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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]

 

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7.  Present at the 2011 Global Educational Forum on Culture, Research, and Teaching!

Although the theme of the forum is on "Perspectives on Human Health in Global Societies," student posters can be about research or papers outside the theme. Student poster presentations focus on global studies or service-based activities. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (and include the title, and presenter’s name and department affiliation).

Poster sessions allow students to engage in a discussion about their papers in an informal manner with faculty, fellow students, and guests. This is an excellent way for students to network about their educational endeavors and employment opportunities.

 Poster session time: 12:15-1:45pm, March 31, 2011 Students must put up their posters between 8:00am and 9:30am, and remove them by 7:00pm

 Plan to be by your poster at least 10 minutes before 12:15pm on March 31. You will be provided with a poster board that measures 36” high and 48” wide (91.44cm x 121.92cm). Make sure your poster has an abstract that contains a purpose, method, results, and conclusions if data based or has an objective of the paper, procedures, thematic perspectives, and implications if non-data based. A poster is preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words. Key terms used in the paper are listed immediately below the abstract.

Top three poster presenters will receive a certificate and a T-shirt (three graduate students and three undergraduate students).

 Deadline for the submission of abstracts: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Submit abstracts and any questions to the program chair, Rose Chepyator-Thomson, at [log in to unmask]

 

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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. STUDY ABROAD EUROPE – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The University of Georgia (UGA) Studies Abroad Program in Europe offers you the unique opportunity to study the archaeology and geology of Europe with knowledgeable UGA faculty.

Switzerland and Scotland:

Curriculum: ANTH 3290 & ANT 4900: Celtic and Pre-Celtic History. Special Topics in Prehistory of Europe.

Note extended deadline for applications to April 15th, 2011.

 

Dr. Ervan Garrison
Dept. of Geology
307 Geog-Geol Bldg
UGA
Athens, GA 30602-1619
Telephone: 706-542-1097
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

 

Program Contact: http://www.myladysmanor.org/uga.htm

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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

 

Upcoming Webinars:

 

Gilman Scholarship: Composing a Successful Statement of Purpose & Follow-on Project Essay
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2pm - 3pm CST
Register now 

     

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Chinese Scholar Council Fellowship – deadline February 21st

 UGA has received two full-year fellowships for UGA students and recent graduates for a full year of study in China.    These are funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council.  The Chinese Scholar Council Fellowships are open to non-Chinese citizens, under 25, in good health, with some background in Chinese language.  The funding pays for one year of study (2011-12) in China at a university selected from an approved list: registration and tuition fees, most laboratory and internship fees, one time “settlement subsidy” after the student is registered in courses; most books/learning materials, accommodation, living allowance (CNY 1400 Yuan/month), insurance, and one inter-city train ticket within China. 

 Further details on eligibility, items covered by the funding, and the application process may be found here.  Please note that the UGA internal deadline is February 21st. 

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

 

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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.  Carl Vinson Institute Fudan Fellowship – deadline March 5

 

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is pleased to announce an opportunity for UGA students to have a three-week study opportunity in Shanghai, China, at Fudan University.  CVIOG has been awarded three student scholarships for study during May - June 2011 by the Shanghai Municipal Government and Fudan University.  This fellowship will cover tuition at Fudan University, fees for textbooks, accommodations during the program, and cultural activities while in Shanghai along with a Fudan University dining card with 200 RMB.  UGA students will be responsible for airfare, visa, and personal expenses beyond those covered by the fellowship.

Students interested will be required to submit a resume and statement of how this fellowship will benefit their UGA experience, enhance their knowledge and interests of China and contribute to supporting CVIOG's programs in China.   For information on the CVIOG Student Fellowship, application procedures, and details of the three week itinerary contact Dr. Rusty Brooks, Director, International Center, The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, at <[log in to unmask]> or by phone at 706-542-7502.  Deadlines for this fellowship will be March 5, 2011.  The program in Shanghai will run from May 29th to June 25th 2011.  Information on CVIOG's China Programs can be found on www.cviog.uga.edu website.

 More information on the national goal of 100,000 American students studying in China may be found at:

 http://www.iie.org/en/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2011/2011-01-19-100000-Strong-Event-Michelle-Obama-Howard-University

 

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--E.  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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--F.  phi kappA 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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--G.  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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--H.  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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--I.  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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J.  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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K.  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

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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 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.              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.

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12.  GLOBAL VOICE -- FEATURING UGA STUDENT, APRIL CONWAY 

http://www.uga.edu/oie/GV/

The mission of the OIE Global Voice is to bring international education, cultural and personal experiences to the forefront of UGA's awareness.  Each month OIE will spotlight an extraordinary individual (including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty/staff, and scholars) from the UGA International & Study Abroad Community and share their global stories. 

FUTURE NOMINATIONS:  If you would like to nominate a person you feel has a compelling international story to tell and who would enjoy sharing with the community here at UGA, please contact Kasha Puskarz at [log in to unmask].

 

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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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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