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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 <%28706%29%20542-2900>, [log in to unmask]
http://international.uga.edu/education_abroad/

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*Welcome back to UGA for the start of the Fall 2012 semester!  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.*

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*All the best,
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*Office of International Education Abroad Team
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*  Julie Escobedo, Education Abroad Advisor [log in to unmask]
  Colleen Larson, Education Abroad Advisor [log in to unmask]
  Will Smith, Education Abroad Advisor [log in to unmask]
  Lauren Satterfield, Graduate Assistant [log in to unmask]
  Jonathan Evans, International Liaison [log in to unmask]
  Dr. Kasee Laster, Director of Education Abroad [log in to unmask] *
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*In This Issue:
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*For future study abroad students:**
*   1.  NEW TO UGA & STUDY ABROAD?  ATTEND AN OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSION….
   2.  INDIVIDUAL STUDY ABROAD ADVISING AVAILABLE
   3.  SAVE THE DATE – 28th ANNUAL STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR –
OCTOBER 8 & 9 (MON/TUES)
   4.  SPRING 2013 UGA EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE – APPLICATION DEADLINE
SEPTEMBER 14 (FRI)
   5.  2013 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP AT UGA COSTA RICA CAMPUS
   6.  BOREN AWARDS INFO SESSION, SEPTEMBER 13 (THURS)
   7.  LINK TO STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
*For current study abroad students:**
*   8.  REMINDER:  FALL 2012 UGA STUDY ABROAD CREDIT APPROVAL FORMS DUE FOR
EXTERNAL/EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
   9.  STUDYING ABROAD THIS FALL?  REGISTER ONLINE WITH U.S. EMBASSY –
SMART TRAVELER ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
*For recently returned study abroad students:**
*   10.  FINISHING UP AN NON-UGA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM?  PLEASE ARRANGE TO
SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT TO OIE……
   11.  BE A STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR!
   12.  HOUSING PRE AND POST STUDY ABROAD – LOOKING FOR HOUSING OR TO
SUBLET?
*   13. GRADUATED?  HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM SISA-L……*

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*For future study abroad students:*

*--1.  NEW TO UGA & STUDY ABROAD?  ATTEND AN OPTIONS ABROAD INFO SESSION:
*Offered 3 days a week, starting the 2nd week of the semester (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
706-542-2900to register for an upcoming session.
-LOCATION: Office of International Education, International Resource Room,
International Education Building, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street (across from the
UGA track).
-FOR MORE INFO:  http://www.uga.edu/oie/sa_info_session.htm

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*--2.  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?

-TO SCHEDULE:  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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*--3.  SAVE THE DATE – 28TH ANNUAL STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL ABROAD FAIR*
Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual Study, Work, and Travel Abroad Fair
to be held on Monday & Tuesday, October 8 & 9, 10 am - 3 pm, Tate Student
Center, Grand Hall, 5th Floor.

Plan to come BOTH DAYS, as the hall will be filled with different study
abroad programs each day, to learn more information about exciting upcoming
opportunities to go abroad!  The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3
p.m. each day and is a "drop-in" event!  We will look forward to seeing you
both days!

--FOR MORE INFO: Contact Will Smith at [log in to unmask]
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*--4.  SPRING 2013 uga exchange application deadline – SEPTEMBER 14, 2012*
Considering a UGA Exchange Program for Spring 2013?  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 & Hong Kong, Chile, Costa Rica, Finland, France,
Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom & Uruguay - many
are new partner universities.   (see list below by region….)

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

--COSTS:  Spring 2013 Exchange Program Fee: $4,921/semester (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.

--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.

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


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

*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 AFRICA  *

*SOUTH AFRICA
*-(NEW!) Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/3013

*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 & Business Administration, Vienna, Austria
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2756
-BOKU-University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Vienna,
Austria   (primarily Ag.& Env. and Natural Sciences)
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.& 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.& Env. and Natural
Sciences)    https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2485

*NETHERLANDS
*-(NEW!) Maastricht University School of Business & Economics (business
majors only)   https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/3006

*SWITZERLAND
*-ETH Zurich, Zurich (primarily Ag.& Env. and Natural Sciences)
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2899
-University of Zurich        https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2180

*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
- (NEW!) Liverpool– Liverpool, UK  https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/3049

*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

*ECUADOR
*-Universidad San Francisco de Quito -  Quito, Ecuador
https://www.oie.uga.edu/ViewProgram/2284

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

*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]
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*--5. 2013 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP AT UGA COSTA RICA CAMPUS*

UGA Costa Rica is actively seeking applicants for the 2013 Administrative
Assistant internship at the University of Georgia Costa Rica Campus in San
Luis de Monteverde.

This is a high-energy position requiring requires excellent interpersonal
and customer service skills. The Administrative intern spend days and
evenings meeting and greeting guests, as well as supporting the UGA CR
administrative staff, in a socially and environmentally unique atmosphere
at the base of the magnificent Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Administrative
Intern carries out many daily tasks (such as answering the phone,
communicating with other staff in person and via radio, and making
reservations) in Spanish, so strong Spanish skills are a must! Complete
description is attached.

The position runs from January 1 – August 1, 2013. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. More information about the position,
including an application, is available by contacting Lindsay Stallcup at <
[log in to unmask]>, or at UGA Costa Rica website:

http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/positions/-/students
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*--6. BOREN AWARDS INFO SESSION, SEPTEMBER 13 (THURS)*

*Thursday, September 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Miller Learning Center – Room 248*

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.

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. UGA’s recent Boren Scholarship
recipient to Brazil will be in attendance to share her experience and
answer questions. Information on the Critical Language Scholarship will be
presented in this session, as well.

*Sign up here: *Boren Awards Information Session - Sign up
here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHhRNnZHZGh6VGkxTmNwTHN6eEp1SUE6MQ>
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*--7.LINK TO STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS**\
*The Office of International Education has many scholarship opportunities
listed on their website!

Please visit us at
http://international.uga.edu/education_abroad/financial_aid_and_scholarships/and
browse under the “Scholarship Categories” heading on the right-hand
side of the page.

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*For current study abroad students:**
--8. REMINDER:  FALL 2012 PROGRAM UGA STUDY ABROAD CREDIT APPROVAL FORMS
DUE FOR EXTERNAL/NON-UGA & EXCHANGES*

This is a reminder for 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 Credit Approval Form and submit the CAF
fee 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 go to the Undergraduate
Admissions Office and then to your academic advisor. When it is complete,
it 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 the Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form
(CAF) helps maintain your student status at UGA while abroad, as well as
your eligibility for financial aid, including the HOPE or Zell Miller
scholarships.  The CAF serves as the official UGA approval for your study
abroad program and to receive transfer credit.

-FOR MORE INFO:  Call the OIE at 542-2900 with questions and/or to make an
appointment with a study abroad advisor!  Stop by the OIE or contact us to
get started on your Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (CAF) – CAFs are
available at the OIE Reception Desk and online at:
http://international.uga.edu/all_forms_and_documents//<http://international.uga.edu/all_forms_and_documents/>

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*--9. STUDYING ABROAD THIS FALL?    REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL INFO ON-LINE WITH
US EMBASSY OVERSEAS*
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The Office of International Education strongly recommends that all current
study abroad students register with the local US Embassy in your host
country.*

* *Travel Registration, now called 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 trip abroad so that the Department of
State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans
residing abroad to get routine 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.

-TO REGISTER:   US Department of State website:
https://travelregistration.state.gov

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*--10.  FINISHING UP AN NON-UGA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM?  PLEASE ARRANGE TO
SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPT TO OIE……*
If you are just finishing a Spring or Summer 2012 non-UGA/external study
abroad program, please check-in with your program sponsor & make a request
for your final transcript.

--MAIL TRANSCIPT TO:  Your program transcript should be mailed to UGA in
care of The Office of International Education, 1324 S. Lumpkin Street,
International Education Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA  30602.
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*For returning study abroad students:**
--11.  BE A STUDY ABROAD PEER ADVISOR!*

Do you still want to talk about your study abroad experience? Need an
interested audience for your study abroad stories and memories? Would you
like to encourage other UGA students to study abroad?

The Office of International Education is looking for peer advisors for the
2012-2013 academic year. We have found that returned students are one of
the best resources for encouraging more UGA students to study abroad. Peer
advisors assist the study abroad staff by giving presentations about study
abroad, leading discussions and serving on student panels. You can choose
to participate in as many events as your schedule permits.

--CONTACT: Will Smith at the Office of International Education,
[log in to unmask]  or 542-2900.

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*--12. HOUSING PRE AND POST STUDY ABROAD – STILL LOOKING FOR OFF-CAMPUS
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 FACEBOOK GROUP AT:  "Housing Pre and Post Study Abroad" Facebook
Group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10170600903&ref=share

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automatic confirmation.

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Ms. Colleen P. Larson
Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
University of Georgia
International Education Building (across from UGA track)
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA  30602
http://www.uga.edu/oie/studyabroad.htm
*NEW* Telephone:  706-542-2900
*NEW* Fax: 706-583-0148
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