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



Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street, International Education Building

(706) 542-2900

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



The OIE Education Abroad Advisors look forward to working with you this year to explore study abroad opportunities, prepare for an upcoming program, and learn about other international activities here on the UGA campus.



If you wish to remove yourself from this listserv, please see the instructions at the end of this announcement.



All the best,



Office of International Education

Study Abroad Team



Julie Escobedo, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Alice Ballenger, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Colleen Larson, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Anika Fisher, Graduate Assistant [log in to unmask]

Jonathan Evans, International Liaison [log in to unmask]

Kasha Puskarz, Business Manager [log in to unmask]

Dr. Kasee Laster, Director of Study Abroad [log in to unmask]



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In This Issue:



1.  2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest by NAFSA and STA Travel



2.  ATTEND AN OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSION



3.  INDIVIDUAL STUDY ABROAD ADVISING AVAILABLE



4.  FALL 2011 ADVISING WALK-IN SCHEDULE



5.  27TH ANNUAL STUDY, WORK and TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS



6.  SPRING 2012 UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE – APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15



7.  UGA at OXFORD ANNOUNCEMENTS


8.  Diversity in Study Abroad – Student Panel and Presentation





9.  THE PEACE CORPS UGA OFFICE IS BACK!



10.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP(S)



11.  The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program



12.  3rd annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference – Call for Proposals



13.  GET INVOLVED! AN INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE-LEARNING FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS



14.  HOUSING PRE AND POST STUDY ABROAD – LOOKING FOR HOUSING OR TO SUBLET?



15. ANNUAL UGA EMBRACING DIVERSITY EVENT



16.  UGA COSTA RICA ANNOUCEMENTS – NEW COURSE



17. HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L





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--1.  2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest by NAFSA and STA Travel



There are so many great stories students have from studying abroad – now they have the chance to win a $1,000 travel voucher for telling them!



Today’s launch of the 2011 Student Diplomat Video Contest invites college students across the country to tell the world, through the creative use of video, how their study abroad experiences made them “student diplomats.”



Connecting Our World (powered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators) has partnered with STA Travel, a NAFSA Global Partner, to bring you the contest, which is open to U.S. undergraduates who are currently studying abroad or have recently returned from a study abroad experience.



Watch a video about the contest below and find the complete contest guidelines at www.ConnectingOurWorld.org/StudentDiplomat<http://www.connectingourworld.org/StudentDiplomat>.



The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on November 7, 2011.



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--2.  ATTEND AN OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSION:



Offered 3 days a week: Mondays 3:35 – 4:25 pm; Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:20 pm; Thursdays 2:00 – 2:50 pm



In these small group information sessions, an Education Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Education will explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in the OIE International Resource Room, the process of transferring credit from an external study abroad program, financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, health and insurance, basic travel information, etc.



-To Sign-up:  Please call the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk at 706-542-2900 to register for an upcoming session.



-Where: Office of International Education, International Resource Room, International Education Building, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street.



-For more Information:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm



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--3.  INDIVIDUAL STUDY ABROAD ADVISING AVAILABLE:



Have you already attended an Options Abroad Session?   Still considering study abroad options?  Or do you need more help with study abroad options?  Have a follow-up question?



Call the OIE Study Abroad Front Desk to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor 706-542-2900



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--4.  FALL 2011 WALK-IN ADVISING SCHEDULE



Have a quick question about studying abroad?  Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor for quick questions to help follow-up on an upcoming program. No appointment is necessary.



-When and Where:

Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:30 – 5:00 pm, in the Intercultural Affairs (ICA) Department Suite, Memorial Hall, ROOM 232

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street



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--5.  27TH ANNUAL STUDY, WORK and TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS


·         VOLUNTEER WITH THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The University of Georgia’s Office of International Education is ready to kick off its recruitment for volunteers for the 27th Annual Study, Work & Travel Abroad Fair.  In the spirit of a successful and informative event, we are soliciting volunteers for the duration of the fair. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow the link below and register by September 19, 2011 at 5:00pm. Each volunteer will receive an information packet which includes a t-shirt that must be worn at the fair. Name tags for volunteers will be provided at the fair along with meal vouchers for those volunteers who work during lunch.

 Visit this link to volunteer:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/volunteer/



·         GET READY FOR THE FAIR – TIP OF THE WEEK – MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Plan ahead to study abroad!  As early as your freshmen year, meet with your academic advisor to see how your coursework abroad fits into your major declared bulletin.  You can plan to take major, minor, core, or elective classes abroad.  Use your academic advisor as a sounding board for what classes they think would be best for you to take abroad.  Your academic advisor is the individual who will decide how your coursework abroad will transfer back to UGA (i.e. electives, major electives, core classes, major courses, etc.). If you need to take specific courses abroad, begin your research early and plan accordingly!

The 27th Annual Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair is on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28, 10 am - 3 pm, Tate Student Center, Grand Hall, 5th Floor.

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--6.  SPRING 2012 uga exchange application deadline – SEPTEMBER 15, 2011



Considering a UGA Exchange Program for Spring 2012?  Now is the perfect time to learn about and plan for an upcoming exchange!



-- Placements are available for the UGA partner institutions in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China and Hong Kong, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Uruguay - many are new partner universities.   (See list below by region….)



-SEARCH FOR UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AT:  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ProgramSearch



Spring 2012 Exchange Program Fee: $4726 (Current rate for UGA tuition/fees); Additional expenses include airfare, accommodation at a host university, and personal expenses.  HOPE, Zell Miller and other UGA Financial Aid may be used on all UGA exchange programs.



Spring 2012 Exchange Application Deadline:  September 15, 2011



(Fall 2012 and Full Year 2012-13 Exchange Application Deadline:  February 1, 2012)

*Alternate Department deadlines may differ; consult each Exchange Program Description and contact for more information.



TO APPLY:  Contact the Office of International and/or faculty director of each exchange Education to schedule advising appointment.  Please arrange to schedule an appointment to receive application/review program criteria ahead of application deadline.



Advising appointments prior to submitting an application is strongly recommended.  OIE Exchange Applications may be downloaded at:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_forms.htm



FOR MORE INFO:  Please call the OIE study abroad front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor at 706-542-2900.



UGA EXCHANGES IN OCEANIA



AUSTRALIA

-University of Canberra -- Canberra, Australia    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1469



-University of Sydney -- Sydney, Australia     https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2203



UGA EXCHANGES IN ASIA



CHINA

-Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2707



-Peking School of Management (business majors only) -- Beijing, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_peking_china.html



-City University of Hong Kong (MIS majors only) -- Hong Kong, China http://www.terry.uga.edu/ib/exchange_hong_kong.html



SOUTH KOREA

-Yonsei University --Seoul, South Korea https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1578



TAIWAN

-National Taiwan University -- Taipei, Taiwan  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2179



UGA EXCHANGES IN EUROPE



AUSTRIA

-Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756



-BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Primarily Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Organic Ag, Food Science, etc.)    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2480



FINLAND

-University of Helsinki -- Helsinki, Finland    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2178



FRANCE

-Sciences Po, Paris, France https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2820



-Universite Blaise-Pascal -- Clermont-Ferrand, France    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2696



-Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 -- Lyon, France    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1543



GERMANY

-University of Hohenheim, Hohenheim, Germany (primarily Ag.and Env. and Natural Sciences)   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2484



-Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremburg (Spring 2012 primarily for Business Students) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2482



ITALY

-University of Udine -- Udine, Italy (primarily Ag.and Env. and Natural Sciences)    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2485



SWITZERLAND

-ETH Zurich, Zurich (primarily Ag.and Env. and Natural Sciences) https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2899



UNITED KINGDOM

-University of Reading -- Reading, England, UK    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1552



-University of Leicester -- Leicester, England, UK    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1541



-University of Sussex – Brighton, UK     https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2199



-University of Nottingham – Nottingham, UK     https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2283



-Lancaster University – Lancaster, UK https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1540



UGA EXCHANGES IN LATIN AMERICA



CHILE

-Universidad del Desarrollo -- Santiago, Chile    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2092



COSTA RICA

-Universidad de Costa Rica -  San Jose, Costa Rica https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2741



BRAZIL

-Federal University of Vicosa -- Vicosa, Brazil    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2153

Contact: Dr. Larry Morris, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, [log in to unmask]



-Federal University of Parana -- Curitiba, Brazil    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2640

Contact: Dr. Larry Morris, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, [log in to unmask]



URUGUAY

-Universidad de Montevideo -- Montevideo, Uruguay    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2806 \



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--7.  UGA at OXFORD ANNOUNCEMENTS



UGA at Oxford is ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for all 2012 programs now! Please visit our website for full program details at www.uga.edu/oxford.



SPIA at Oxford Spring 2012 – Open to all majors

Friday, December 30 - Saturday, March 10

Application Deadline: October 7, 2011



Franklin at Oxford Spring 2012 – Open to all majors

Thursday, March 22 - Saturday, June 16

Application Deadline: November 4, 2011



*On-line coursework may begin earlier, based upon the UGA summer schedule.



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--8. Diversity in Study Abroad – Student Panel and Presentation
On September 21st, 2011 at 5:00pm there will be a presentation that defines diversity in study abroad and highlights the types of study abroad programs available at UGA.  Come engage in a discussion of the four "F's" (finances, fear, friends, and family) in relation to diversity and study abroad.  An inclusive student panel comprised of returned UGA study abroad students will share their experiences.
Location: Miller Learning Center, Room #250

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--9. THE PEACE CORPS UGA OFFICE IS BACK!



The Peace Corps UGA office is back up and running as of August 15!  Please note the new office address and phone number:  1324 South Lumpkin Street, RM 113B, Athens, Georgia 30602 (706) 542-7632.  Come out to learn more about the Peace Corps at some of the upcoming events listed below.

Thursday, September 15 5:30 - 6:30pm

Coffee Hour

2-Story Coffeehouse (EASTSIDE)

1911 Barnett Shoals Road



Wednesday, September 21 12:00 - 5:00pm

Career Fair

Classic Center

300 North Thomas Street



Thursday, September 22 6:00 - 7:00pm

Globe Talk Information Session

Miller Learning Center, Room 251



Tuesday, September 27 and 28 10:00 - 3:00pm

Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair

Tate Center, 5th floor Grand Hall



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--10.  STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:


***UGA Alumni Association Study Abroad Fellowship***
Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Have at least 1 semester remaining at UGA after program. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.
Deadline for SPRING:  Oct. 7, 2011
***OIE International Education Fellowship***

Only for UGA undergraduates attending a semester/full-year UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Fall and Spring deadlines each year.

Deadline: Oct. 7, 2011

*** Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)***

For students applying to study abroad programs of 10 weeks or more with a program start date between December - April.

For more information, visit:  http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

Deadline: October 12, 2011

***MICHAEL F. & MARY E. ADAMS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP***



Only for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrated financial need required. Twice a year deadline in Spring and Fall.



Spring, Summer and Fall 2012 Deadline: October 21, 2011

For use on all UGA and External Programs



***Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Scholarship ***



Only for UGA undergraduates attending External or UGA-sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA. Once a year deadline in Fall.



Deadline: Oct. 21, 2011



For use on UGA Programs Only


*** The Sara's Wish Scholarship Fund ***
A Legacy of Leadership, Service, and Adventure -- Awarded to extraordinary young women committed to making the world a better place by fully participating in it.
For more information visit: http://www.saraswish.org/international_travel.htm
Deadline:  October 1—January 31


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--11.  The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program



The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan.  Established in 1987, the program has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in youth and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest exchange programs in the world.  JET Program participants work as either Assistant Language Teachers (ALT), who are placed mainly in local boards of education or public junior and senior high schools to assist with English-language education, or as Coordinators for International Relations (CIR), who work in offices of local government authorities or related organizations engaged in internationalization activities.  Since the program's inception, over 65,000 people have participated in the program.

The application deadline is mid-November, 2011. Applications will be available in late September/early October at www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/<http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/>.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Consulate General of Japan at 404-926-3020<tel:404-926-3020> or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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--12.  3rd annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference – Call for Proposals



The Department of Campus Life at Clayton State wishes to invite students from other schools to attend or submit a proposal for its 3rd annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference.



Dates:  Oct. 13 and 14th

Location:  Morrow, GA on the campus of Clayton State University

Cost:  $35 per non-Clayton State attendee (includes breakfast, 2 lunches and participant bag)



Campus Life has extended the deadline for session proposals to:  Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5pm.



More details and the Call for Presenters:

http://adminservices.clayton.edu/campuslife/mpsconferenceoverview.htm



For more information about the Conference, please contact:

Atawanna Royal / 678-466-5423<tel:678-466-5423> / [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>





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--13.  Get Involved! An Introduction to Service-Learning for First-Year Students

How can you get involved in meeting community needs through your academic coursework?  At this introductory session, faculty from the Office of Service-Learning will give an overview of what service-learning is all about.  Students who have taken service-learning courses will profile sample courses and how they benefited the community and the students.  The session will also show how to find courses with the new Service-Learning Inventory of Courses, and how to connect to community needs and organizations via the new “Volunteer Connect” interface.



This information session on service-learning is an approved event for the FYOS program.



Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Monday, October 24, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.



All in MLC room 148





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--14. HOUSING PRE AND POST STUDY ABROAD - LOOKING FOR HOUSING OR TO SUBLET?



 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://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903andref=share



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--15. ANNUAL UGA EMBRACING DIVERSITY EVENT



On Thursday, September 15th at 3 p.m. in the UGA Chapel, the Office of Institutional Diversity will hold its annual Embracing Diversity fall event.  With the theme “Celebrating Community,” the event will recognize and celebrate diversity at the University of Georgia.  This is an opportunity for the community to pause and reflect on the value and benefit of diversity in our communities.  Dr. Jace Weaver, Director of the Institute for Native American Studies and Professor in the department of Religion, will be the speaker.  This is both a First Year Odyssey and Blue Card event.



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--16. UGA COSTA RICA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UGA Costa Rica is now offering 25 study abroad programs<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/programs/-/students> annually, including NEW programs in Coffee Technology<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/program_detail/coffee_technology_in_costa_rica/students> (this Fall!), Housing & Consumer Economics<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/program_detail/housing_and_household_economics_in_costa_rica/students> (Maymester), and Theatre & Film Studies<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/program_detail/theatre_film_studies/students> (Maymester). Last year we gave out over 50 Foundation Incentive scholarships<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/students/scholarships> through our office for students studying abroad, so check that scholarship out!

Also, we've updated our campus 360° photos<http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/media/entry/UGACR_360_Photos> so give those a look!  Finally, we'll be beginning our weekly office hours this fall starting in September on Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 9:30-11:30. For an appointment, contact Adam Rhinehart at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. And we'll also be kicking off our weekly Friday Coffee Hour from 11:00-noon (in the OIE Library), serving coffee harvested and roasted on the UGA Costa Rica campus in San Luis de Monteverde! Come on by and have some coffee on us!



NEW COURSE OFFERED - THANKSGIVING BREAK ABROAD!!!



FDST 4800/8800 – Coffee (El Grano de Oro): From Bean to Cup

One credit course elective for either undergraduate or graduate students.

Over the 2011 Thanksgiving Break (no interference with your Fall courses!)

Can still ADD the course up to October 28, 2011 with NO penalty.

For more details, see UGA Costa Rica @ http://www.ugacostarica.com
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