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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.  benjamin a. gilman international scholarships – upcoming webinars



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.  CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP (CLS) PROGRAM – COMPETITION ANOUNCEMENT



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. FALL FOCUS ON DIVERSITY CELEBRATION! – ADERHOLD LAWN FAIR



16.  MSP – GPS2 NAVIGATING COLLEGE LIFE



17. EXCHANGE SPOTLIGHT & SKYPE INFO SESSION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA



18. UGA COSTA RICA ANNOUNCEMENTS



19.  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:  1:30 – 5:00 pm, in the Intercultural Affairs (ICA) Department Suite, Memorial Hall, ROOM 232/406



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



WALK-INS ARE CANCELLED FOR 9/20, 9/27 AND 9/28!  See you at the Fair!



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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 21, 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 – RESEARCH SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Prior to the fair, research specific UGA faculty-led programs and external program providers.  Be aware of the variety of destinations in which you can study abroad.  Have questions ready to ask faculty directors, study abroad staff and external providers!

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.  benjamin a. gilman international scholarships – upcoming webinars



ONLINE INFORMATION - GILMAN APPLICATION/MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES & UPCOMING ONLINE SEMINARS/WEBINARS:


Visit the following link: http://www.iie.org/en/programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Multimedia



Upcoming Webinars:



Gilman International Scholarship Program Overview
12:00pm – 1 PM Register here<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/175507674>

September 20, 2011
How to Apply: Walk-Through of the Gilman Application

12:00 – 1:00 pm Register here<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/802350050>

September 21, 2011

Composing Successful Gilman Scholarship Application Essays
12:00pm – 1 PM Register here<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/140001170>



September 27, 2011
Composing Successful Gilman Scholarship Application Essays
3:00 – 4:00 PM Register here<https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/332129826>





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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.

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:



*** benjamin a. gilman international scholarships***



 Students must meet the following:  be 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.



All students are encouraged to work with a UGA Study Abroad Advisor prior to submitting an application.  Call the OIE Study Abroad Front desk to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor 706-425-3274<tel:706-425-3274>.



Deadline: OCTOBER 4, 2011



FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.iie.org/gilman<http://www.iie.org/gilman>


***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. CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP (CLS) PROGRAM – COMPETITION ANOUNCEMENT


The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.


Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: www.clscholarship.org/applicants<http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants>. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites.


Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.


The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS webpage or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CLScholarship, as we may be coming to your institution!

For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website:http://www.clscholarship.org<http://www.clscholarship.org/>.

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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. FALL FOCUS ON DIVERSITY CELEBRATION! – ADERHOLD LAWN FAIR



Join the Dean’s Council on Diversity at the Aderhold Lawn as College of Education Departments and UGA organizations, centers and institutes showcase and share resources and ideas about how we can better collaborate on our research, teaching and scholarship around issue of diversity.



September 20, 2011 3:00pm-4:30pm



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--16. MSP – GPS2 NAVIGATING COLLEGE LIFE



The UGA Office of Multicultural Services and Programs presents “Georgia Prepares Students for Success:  Navigating College Life. “  First year student?  Transfer student?  Secure your path to graduation!  Attend sessions on financial aid, conflict resolution, safety and social media, career planning and much more!



September 25, 2011 1:00pm-4:00pm MLC 171



To register, visit this link:  http://bit.ly/q6pvOW



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--17.  EXCHANGE SPOTLIGHT & SKYPE INFO SESSION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
 SKYPE INFO SESSION – WEDNSEDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:30 PM @ OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE ROOM
 Interested in studying in Australia for a semester??

This Wednesday at 7:30pm on the UGA campus, the University of Canberra (UC) will be presenting live via Skype!  This is a unique opportunity for you to hear more about what it’s like to study in Australia, and particularly in the nation’s capital at Australia’s Capital University!  Rebecca Willis, UC’s inbound coordinator, will tell you all about what Canberra and UC have to offer you as exchange students.  With heaps of academic programs available, abundant wildlife and all the benefits of living in the Capital city, you won’t want to miss out!  There are many exciting activities at special discounted prices (if not free!) as part of the program including surf camp, BBQs, beach day, Weekend orientation trip to Sydney and the Blue Mountains.  Come to find out all the details!

 RSVP for Skype Info Session  - Please RSVP with the Facebook group:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201479659918022
 UGA-CANBERRA EXCHANGE PROGRAM INFORMATION:  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1469

<https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/1469>

- Course Subjects/Units include: Wide variety including, Natural Sciences, Ecology, Business & Economics, Art & Design, Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, Landscape Architecture, Education, Sport Science & Coaching, Health Sciences, International Affairs, Psychology, Literary Studies, Interior Architecture & Design, Social Sciences, Building & Construction Management, Tourism Management, Public Health, Sports Studies, Nutrition & Dietetics, Law.

--See Canberra Units of Study Database at:  http://www.canberra.edu.au/courses/index.cfm?action=browse&type=unit&division=-1
(Browse Units/subjects:  Semester 1: UGA Spring & Semester 2: UGA Fall)

--Dates of Program: Fall semester (July - November);  Spring Semester (February - June)

--Host University Exchange Info:  http://www.canberra.edu.au/study-abroad/at-uc/ise and http://www.canberra.edu.au/study-abroad/at-uc

--Cost: Students pay an Exchange Program Fee (currently $4736 for SP 2012) to cover in-state tuition at UGA; Housing Costs paid abroad in Australia.  Students may keep HOPE and other UGA/federal financial aid.

--Exchange Application Deadline: September 15, 2011 for Spring 2012; February 1 for Fall 2012/Full Year 2012-13

--FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY:  Contact the Office of International Education to schedule an exchange advising appointment.  706-542-2900<tel:706-542-2900>
Ms. Colleen Larson, Education Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, International Education Building, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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--18.  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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