Greetings from International Student Life! Please read below for two important announcements.

I. Saeeda Peermahomed Award Announcement

International Student Life and the Peermahomed Selection Committee at The University of Georgia are pleased to solicit nominations from the UGA community for the 2012 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.


This 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 on Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 5 p.m. Questions can be sent to the ISL Office at [log in to unmask]

2. Free English conversation practice during spring break and rest of the semester!


"Interested in practicing your English conversation skills over spring break (or the rest of the semester)?  If so, re:new, a student organization on campus, is coordinating an opportunity for international students to meet with English speakers to practice (and improve!) their English-speaking skills.  If you are interested, please e-mail [log in to unmask] with the day and time you would like to initially meet, along with any preferred meeting locations.  Meetings can be one-on-one or multi-person groups.  Transportation also provided as needed.  We hope to hear from you!"

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, Associate Director of Intercultural Affairs for International Student Life
Ashley Wichman, Coordinator for International Student Life

Jackie Minus, Administrative Assistant

Chase Harvey, Graduate Assistant for Coffee Hour and Programming

Jessica Walker, Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations and the Non-Resident Tax Program