WELCOME TO SISA-L, THE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDY ABROAD LISTSERV!
Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street, International Education Building

Telephone:  (706) 542-2900                           Email:  [log in to unmask]

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

 

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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.  Note:  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, Education Abroad Team

 

Alice Ballenger, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Julie Escobedo, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Colleen Larson, Advisor [log in to unmask]

William Smith, Advisor [log in to unmask]

Jonathan Evans, International Liaison [log in to unmask]

Anika Fisher, Graduate Assistant [log in to unmask]

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

Kasha Puskarz, Business Manager [log in to unmask]

  

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In This Issue:

 

INFORMATION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS ABROAD:

1. SPRING 2012 STUDENTS REGISTER WITH US EMBASSY ONLINE

2. REMINDER: SPRING 2012 CREDIT APPROVAL FORM FOR EXTERNAL/NON-UGA PROGRAM STUDENTS

 

EDUCATION ABROAD INFORMATION & GLOBAL EVENTS ON-CAMPUS:

3. OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSIONS, ADVISING APPOINTMENTS, & WALK-INS

4. GHANA SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM – SPACE AVAILABLE

5. PEACE CORPS EVENTS

6.  ART AND GARDENS OF THE GRAND TOUR STUDY ABROAD COURSE
7.  Agroforestry in Caribbean Maymester

8.  COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RECREATION SHOWCASE

9. UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS, MULTIPLE

10. UGA en España Sevilla

11.  Certificate in Global Leadership from International Student Life!

 

INFORMATION FOR RETURNED STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS:

12. CAREER WORKSHOP:  STUDY ABROAD MOCK INTERVIEWS, MARCH 1

13.  FINDING OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING - PRE- AND POST- STUDY ABROAD

14.  FALL 2011 PARTICIPANTS – PLEASE COMPLETE A PROGRAM EVALUATIONS 

15.  UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L

 

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1. CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS - PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE WITH US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

 STUDYING ABROAD THIS SEMESTER?   


The Office of International Education recommends that all current study abroad students register with the local US Embassy in your host country. Students may easily register on-line via the US State Department website.

 

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.  STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming/current trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine travel alerts and information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  

 

Please do take the responsibility to register your stay abroad with the US State Department while on your study abroad program.  Thank you for your cooperation! 

 

Register Your Overseas Travel & Contact Information:   https://travelregistration.state.gov

 

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2.  REMINDER: SPRING 2012 CREDIT APPROVAL FORM FOR EXTERNAL/NON-UGA PROGRAM STUDENTS

 

Just a quick reminder for Spring 2012 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 Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form (CAF) 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 (registering in OASIS) will receive resident credit instead and do not need to complete this form.)


The Credit Approval Form will require you to visit the Office of International Education, provide details about your program and descriptions of your classes, plus to meet with your academic advisor. When it is complete, the CAF should be returned to the Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street, International Education Building, at least 3 weeks prior to departure. Please note that you will not receive financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship, nor maintain student status at UGA while abroad or transfer in study abroad credit, if you do not fill out this form -- The CAF serves as the official UGA approval for your study abroad program.
 

You are welcome to call the OIE at 542-2900 with questions and/or to make an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor.  We can help get you started on the transfer credit approval process for your upcoming study abroad program.

 

Download the Credit Approval Form at:  http://oie.uga.edu/docs/sa/students/caf.pdf


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3.  OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSIONS, ADVISING APPOINTMENTS, & WALK-INS

 

OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSION - NOW OFFERED 4 DAYS A WEEK

Mondays 3:35–4:25 pm; Tuesdays 3:30–4:20 pm; Wednesdays 3:35–4:25 pm & Thursdays 2:00–2:50 pm

This session 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 Office of International Education at (706) 542-2900 to register for an upcoming session.

 

Location:  OIE International Resource Room, International Education Building, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street.

 

NEED A ONE-ON-ONE STUDY ABROAD ADVISING APPOINTMENT?

 

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

 

To Schedule an Appointment:  Call the Office of International Education at (706) 542-2900

 

STUDY ABROAD WALK-IN ADVISING SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2012

 

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

 

Tuesdays:  1:00 – 5:00 pm, in the Intercultural Affairs (ICA) Department Suite, Memorial Hall, ROOM 406

Tuesdays:  3:00 – 5:00 pm, Creswell Residence Hall

Wednesdays:  3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street

 

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4.  GHANA SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM – SPACE AVAILABLE

There are still two spaces available in this program!

In the Ghana Service-Learning Program, students have the opportunity to observe/shadow medical doctors, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare providers depending on student interest. Students also receive hands-on practice by engaging in health and nutrition screening in communities and also within the healthcare delivery system in Ghana. Students also engage in cultural activities and immerse themselves in a different culture by staying in the community with host families and eating local foods.

For more information, please email [log in to unmask] or call 706-542-7614. 

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5. PEACE CORPS EVENTS

 

Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 2 is Peace Corps Week!  More activities coming soon...
March 1 is Peace Corps Day!

Thursday, March 1 6:00pm-8:00pm
SAF (Society of American Foresters) Roundtable
Flinchum's Phoenix in Whitehall Forest, Athens

Thursday, March 1 6:00pm-7:00pm
Globe Talk Information Session
Miller Learning Center, Room 250

Please find out about other Peace Corps events in the Athens area here:
http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.events

If you are interested in agriculture or environment assignments departing in 2012 or later you can upload your resume here:  www.peacecorps.gov/2012


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 6.  ART AND GARDENS OF THE GRAND TOUR STUDY ABROAD COURSE

 

Room is still available in the Art and Gardens of the Grand Tour Study Abroad course.  Visit the same chateaus, villas, museums, churches, gardens, and cemeteries that influenced artists and collectors who brought back antiquities and classicizing aesthetics to Northern Europe, England and the USA.  

 

Tour Sicily, Rome, Naples, Rome, Florence, Nice, and Paris as you follow in the footsteps of Goethe, Keats, Lorraine, Van Gogh, Shelley, D.H. Lawrence, Washington Irving, and Edith Wharton.  Gain appreciation for the art, literature, history, politics, economics, religion, and topography that shaped the art and gardens of The Grand Tour sites.

 

For more information, visit www.hort.uga.edu/gardentour or contact Dr. Tim Smalley ([log in to unmask]).

 

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7. Agroforestry in Caribbean Maymester

 

The Caribbean Maymester program welcomes applications or inquiries about the program:

 

Agroforestry in the Caribbean, FORS (ANTH, CRSS, ECOL) 4760 for 3 hours course credit. Program Dates are from May 12, 2012 through May 26, 2012.  Students can participate in a detailed overview of sustainable farming systems, organic farming, biodiversity conservation, and social aspects of tropical agriculture in the islands; Farm Visits to learn firsthand from Farmers; Program Excursions to local cultural and seaside venues. 

 

Contact Sarah Workman, Program Director, http://ecocarib.uga.edu/ Tel:  706.542.9737   

 

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8.  COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RECREATION SHOWCASE

 

Two special events will be the focus of the University of Georgia - College of Education's Ramsey Lecture Series on February 20, 2012.  The events coincide with International Recreation Day.

 

First Event -- Jim Cain, a senior consultant to the Cornell University Corporate Teambuilding Program and author of five adventure-based teambuilding texts with other youth development professionals from around the world will lead recreation activities and games with a global perspective from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Ramsey Center Gym Central.  The event, which will focus on activities from Greece, Canada, Australia, Japan, Russia and Mongolia, is open to all UGA students and Ramsey Center members.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for leisure, fun and ready to play.

 

Second Event -- An International Youth Development Showcase, will focus on how summer youth camps are managed around the world.  Valery Kostin, president of the International Camping Fellowship, will offer his assessment of the current state of youth development from a global perspective.   He will be joined by 20 international camp directors from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in room 150 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

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9.  UPCOMING STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

Application Tips: 

1.       OIE invites students to meet with a UGA Education Abroad Advisor prior to submitting an online application.  We are happy to provide feedback on your application essays and the 2nd stage of the application will require certification of your application by an OIE Education Abroad Advisor.  Call the OIE at 706-542-2900 to schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor. –

 

2.       Only one application form and transcript are needed if applying for more than one of the scholarships listed on the applications here: http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_general.htm.  Students can simply place a check next to the scholarship(s) for which they are applying, if entering for more than one.  However, please note that essays and other application attachments may vary. 

 

a. freeman-asia AWARDS – DEADLINES, FEBRUARY 15 (FOR SUMMER) & APRIL 4 (FOR FALL/yEAR)

 

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

 

--Eligibility:   U.S. citizen or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level, who demonstrate financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia for a program lasting 8 weeks or longer for summer or 10 weeks or longer for a semester. 

 

--For More Information & To Apply:  http://www.iie.org/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

 

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b. benjamin a. gilman international scholarship – MARCH 1 DEADLINE FOR SUMMER & FALL PROGRAMS

 

--Eligibility:   Pell Grant recipient at the time of application, U.S. citizen, participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (~28 days), eligible to receive academic credit, & planned study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba.

 

 --For More Information & To Apply:   www.iie.org/gilman

 

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c. IEW (International Education Week) SCHOLARSHIP -– DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9

 

$500-750 scholarships for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored Education Abroad or exchange program.

 

Eligibility:  Participating in UGA-sponsored study abroad program or exchange, 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level. Preference given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra-curricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation.

 

--To Apply:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_general.htm

  

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D.  KATHERINE JOHN MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9

$500-750 scholarships for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored Education Abroad or Exchange program. Participating in UGA-sponsored study abroad program or exchange

 

Eligibility:  Participating in UGA-sponsored study abroad program or exchange, 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level. Preference given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extra-curricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation.

 

--To Apply:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_general.htm


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E.  MICHAEL F. & MARY E. ADAMS STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Depending on funding, $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored Education Abroad or Exchange program.  These scholarship funds are supported by the Michael F. and Mary E. Adams Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, established at the 10th year anniversary at UGA.

 

Eligibility:  3.0 minimum GPA, demonstrated financial need, must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level. Preference given for academic merit, financial need.

 

--To Apply:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_general.htm


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F.  ATHENS-AREA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE STUDY ABROD SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9

 

$1000 scholarship for a first-generation university student at UGA, with demonstrated financial need participating in a Summer 2012 UGA-sponsored study abroad program. These scholarship funds were generously donated by the Recreation and Leisure Studies Students Association (RLSSA) and OIE.

 

--To Apply:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_general.htm
 

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G.  UGA AFFILIATE – IFSA/BUTLER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9

For students participating in a study abroad program sponsored by IFSA-Butler during Summer 2012 and/or Fall 2012.

 

Eligibility:  Ideal candidates should be receiving need-based financial aid. Priority given for semester long programs, and demonstrated financial need.

 

--For IFSA-Butler Program Information:  http://www.ifsa-butler.org/

 

--To Download OIE Scholarship Application & Apply:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship_affiliate.htm

 

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H.  EXPLORE ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ONLINE AT:  http://oie.uga.edu/sa_scholarship.htm

 

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 10. UGA en España Sevilla

 

UGA en España invites students with at least SPAN 3010 to consider spending six weeks in Sevilla, Spain.

Sevilla is perhaps Spain’s best-known cultural capital, a city alive with the colors of flamenco, toros, and

Andalusia, while at the same time boasting all the attractions of a modern city. Students live with host

families and take courses taught by native university professors right across from the heart of the city.

 

Get 6 credit hours toward majors and minors in Spanish; choose from SPAN 4010 (conversation/ composition), 4050 (Business Spanish), 4080 and 4120 (both topics in culture courses; both can be taken up to three times for credit). Excursions in Madrid and Lagos, Portugal included, as well as local activities from sports to museums, cooking classes to dancing sevillanas. 

 

Contact us at [log in to unmask] , [log in to unmask], or at 706-542-6536 for more information. ¡Hasta pronto! 

 

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11.  Certificate in Global Leadership from International Student Life!

By attending 3 of the 4 following seminars, ANY UGA student can obtain a Global Leadership certificate.  The Global Leadership Institute is a program hosted by International Student Life.  Each seminar offers students a different perspective on global leadership and cultural awareness.  The seminar topics, dates, and times are as follows:


Seminar 2: Cultural Competence and Global Leadership
Presented by: Dr. Joon Choi of the School of Social Work
2/22/12, 6:00-7:30pm*

Seminar 3: Queer around the World
Presented by: Jennifer Miracle of the LGBT Resource Center
2/28/12, 6:00-7:30pm*

Seminar 4: Leadership in Global Health
Presented by: The Institute for Global Health
3/6/12, 6:00-7:30pm*

 

*All seminars are to be held in Miller Learning Center Room 348.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Student Life at (706)542-5687 or email at [log in to unmask]

 

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12.  CAREER WORKSHOP:  STUDY ABROAD MOCK INTERVIEWS


Thursday, March 1, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Career Center, Clark Howell Hall
 

Are you maximizing your study abroad experience in your job interviews?  The Career Center, Study Abroad, and International Studies Abroad (ISA) are conducting 30 minute Mock Interviews for undergraduate and graduate students who have studied abroad.  Come practice your interviewing skills and learn to communicate skills acquired or enhanced through your study abroad experiences!

 

--Pre-registration via DAWGlink:  http://www.career.uga.edu/


Search for the job title: “Mock Interview – Study Abroad” and submit your resume.

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13. FINDING OFF-CAMPUS 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://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903andref=share

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 14. FALL 2011 PARTICIPANTS – PLEASE COMPLETE ONLINE EVALUATIONS 

 

Welcome back from your study abroad program - Your feedback is needed and greatly appreciated!

 

The OIE would love to hear your feedback on your program, the good and the bad.  We welcome evaluations from UGA and External/Non-Study Abroad Programs. 

 

If you went on an external program, we would 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.

 

--Submit Online Evaluation at:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_re_eva.htm

 

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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 - Education Abroad Graduate Assistant
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill '10
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"There is no substitute for hard work." -Thomas Edison