Greetings from ISL! We have some very importnat announcements regarding events this weekend!


1.               Applications for the 2011 Saeeda Peermahomed Award - Due TOMORROW (Friday)!

2.               2011 International Street Festival - This Saturday!!

3.               Tax Workshops - Only two left!

4.        International Coffee Hour


1. Applications DUE TOMORROW for the 2011 Saeeda Peermahomed Award


International Student Life and the Peermahomed Selection Committee at The University of Georgia are pleased to solicit nominations from the UGA community for the 2011 Saeeda Peermahomed Award.


The Saeeda Peermahomed Award is made possible by the Peermahomed Family and is given in memory of Saeeda Peermahomed. Saeeda was a University of Georgia student from India who was studying to obtain a Masters degree in Journalism when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in North Georgia in 1979. This award is given in Saeeda’s memory to honor the goals of inter-cultural exchange for which she stood.


The annual award is given to an international student in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership and service in the field of international education. Recipients should be undergraduate or graduate international students at the University of Georgia and should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.


Please see the attached award announcement for more details. Award applications are due to the International Student Life Office TOMORROW (Friday), April 8th, 2011 at 5 p.m. Questions can be sent to the ISL Office at [log in to unmask]



2. THIS SATURDAY! 2011 International Street Festival: Bringing the World to Athens!

ISL will be hosting the 13th Annual International Street Festival this Saturday, April 9th, 2011 from 12 – 5 p.m. on College Avenue between Broad and Clayton Streets in downtown Athens.

This year’s Festival promises to be exciting and dynamic and will include musical and dance performances from more than 15 countries. More than 30 international and multicultural student organizations will have educational displays including artifacts, fashions, interactive games and cultural demonstrations.

The event is FREE and open to the general public. Last year over 5,000 people attended the International Street Festival, and we hope to see you attend this year on April 9th! Flyers for the festival are attached to this email - please forward them to your family and friends.


For questions, please contact ISL at (706) 542-5867 or email at  [log in to unmask]



3. Important Tax Workshop Update


There are only two non-resident tax workshops remaining!!


The final workshops will be happening as follows:


This week: Coffee Hour walk-in session:  TOMORROW, Friday, April 8th 2011 from 11:30 am - 1:15 pm in the Memorial Hall Ballroom balcony (the same room as Coffee Hour).


The FINAL non-resident tax workshop will occur on Wednesday, April 13th, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Adinkra Hall (4th Floor of Memorial Hall).


These are the final two dates in which we will be able to assist you with your tax paperwork. Don't forget to attend!


Email [log in to unmask] with any questions. Remember that these workshops are for non-resident UGA international students to get help with their Georgia state tax forms. Please be sure to have completed CINTAX prior to attending AND bring all your federal tax and immigration documents with you when you come!



4. International Coffee Hour


Hosted by the Brazilian Student Association


Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world while sampling international cuisine and local coffee. 

Friday, April 8th, 2011

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Hall Ballroom

For more information, contact: 706.542.5867


International Student Life
University of Georgia
210 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3108  USA

Phone:  706-542-5867
Fax:  706-583-0006
Email:  [log in to unmask]

Leigh Poole, Director


Ashley Wichman, Assistant Director

Jackie Minus, Administrative Assistant

Laura Stiltz, Graduate Assistant for Organizations and Non-Resident Taxes

Stacie Walker, Graduate Assistant for Coffee Hour