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]

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

 

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In This Issue:

 

1.  BOREN AWARDS INFO SESSION

 

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.  STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM EVALUATIONS FOR SUMMER 2011 and SPRING 2011

 

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. ATTENTION CLASS OF 2015 - GBOOK RELEASE PARTY

 

16.  UGA COSTA RICA ANNOUCEMENTS

 

17. HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L

 

 

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--1. BOREN AWARDS INFO SESSION

 

Wednesday, September 14 @ 12:20pm – Location at 116 Moore College

 

Boren awards provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students to study languages, geographic areas (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), and disciplines critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and underrepresented in study abroad.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

 

Undergraduate scholarships are for 6 to 12 months abroad, and graduate fellowships are for 3 to 24 months in the U.S. and abroad.  There is a minimum one-year government service requirement for Boren recipients after graduation.  This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages. The director of the national Boren office and a previous recipient of the Boren scholarship will be in this session to present information and answer your questions.

 

Please email Rebecca Cheney at [log in to unmask] to reserve a spot in this session.

 

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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 – OPTIONS ABROAD SESSIONS

If you are interested in studying, working, volunteering or interning abroad, we encourage you to attend an Options Abroad Session.  In these 50-minute information sessions, we explain the basics of finding a study abroad program, using the resources in our study abroad library, the process of transferring credit from an external study abroad program, financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, health and insurance, basic travel information, information on working, volunteering, or interning abroad, and SISA, the study abroad listserv.

The sessions are held three times a week  during the fall and spring semesters at the following times: Monday 3:35-4:25 p.m., Tuesday 3:30-4:20 p.m., Thursday 2:00-2:50 p.m.

Please call our office at (706)425-3274 to sign up for a session as there is limited space available.

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 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/

Should you have any questions, please contact the Consulate General of Japan at 404-926-3020 or [log in to unmask]
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--12.  SUMMER 2011, SPRING 2011 and FULL YEAR 2010-11 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM EVALUATIONS:

Your feedback is needed!

 

Just a reminder to all current Summer 2011, Spring 2011 and Full Year 2010-11 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 and 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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--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. Attention Class of 2015 - GBook Release Party

 

Come out to Brumby Beach this Thursday September 8th, from 5-7PM for the GBook Release Party and receive your FREE Gbook!  There will also be free food and live music.  The GBook gives you the opportunity to become an official Tradition Keeper by completing the traditions and activities while making memories along the way!  Complete 20 and receive a pin, and complete 40 to receive your own personalize plaque from the Student Alumni Association! We hope to see you there!

 

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--16. UGA COSTA RICA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UGA Costa Rica is now offering
25 study abroad programs annually, including NEW programs in Coffee Technology (this Fall!), Housing & Consumer Economics (Maymester), and Theatre & Film Studies (Maymester). Last year we gave out over 50 Foundation Incentive scholarships through our office for students studying abroad, so check that scholarship out!

Also, we've updated our
campus 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]. 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!
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--17. UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L:

 

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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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