Greetings from the International Student Life Office! The following are announcements for the week of March 31-April 6, 2014.


1.        Follow ISL: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

2.        International Street Festival 2014, THIS SATURDAY! from 12-5 pm

3.        Coffee Hour – this Friday!

4.        Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program

5.        Call for Research Participants! – Fans of the TV show Glee

6.        Amnesty International & CHROMA – Art & Activisim

7.        Office of International Education – Travel Signature Day


1. Follow ISL: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


Keep up with all of ISL’s latest happenings by following us on social media!


ISL on Facebook:


ISL on Twitter: @UGAatISL


ISL on Instagram: @ugaisl


Hashtag #ugaisl for a chance to have your photos, tweets, and comments featured on our pages!



2. International Street Festival 2014 – THIS SATURDAY!


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3. Coffee Hour – this Friday!

International Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. Meet others and learn about cultures from all over the world.


April 4, 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Memorial Hall Ballroom

For more information, contact ISL at [log in to unmask] or (706) 542-5867



4. Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program


The 2015-2016 Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open.


The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.


Of the 583 awards being offered this year, there are over 50 awards available in the field of American History.  Moreover, there are 383 All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. These awards are offered in various regions around the world.


In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2015-2016 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.


Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.


The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at  or contact us at [log in to unmask].


5. Call for Research Participants! – Fans of the TV show Glee

Gleeking Out: Glee as a Tool for Improving Self-Concept and Intergroup Communication

Are you a Gleek between the ages of 18-30? Do you self-identify as a member of a historically oppressed social group in terms of race, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, etc? For example, are you a person of color, a member of the LGBT community, a member of an ethnic group, a person with a disability, Muslim, Jewish, etc? If so, then you may be eligible to participate in this important study!


The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between being a Gleek, or regular viewer of Glee, and self-concept and interpersonal communication for those who self identify within marginalized social groups (i.e. based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, etc.).  Through this study, we hope to better understand how and why Glee has come to be such an important show in the lives its avid fans.  


Participation involves a 1-hour interview.  This study is strictly confidential.  Pseudonyms will be used and all identifying information will be kept under lock and key.  Remember, your participation is voluntary, and you can refuse to answer any questions or stop the interview at any time.

 If you are interested in participating, please contact Mary Lee Cunill at 850.508.2595 or [log in to unmask].  You may use a pseudonym to protect your privacy.


6. Amnesty International & CHROMA – Art & Activisim


Hi everyone!


On Friday April 18th CHROMA and Amnesty International at UGA will be hosting an event dedicated to bringing forth community and building awareness towards social justice issues through artistic expression call Art and Activism. It will be held at Cine.  If you or anyone you know is an artist and/or performer who may be interested in participating in the event please contact [log in to unmask] or 706-372-5872.

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7. Office of International Education – Travel Signature Day

Travel Signature Day at the Office of International Education is Tuesday, April 29th from 10am to 2pm. F1 and J1 students needing a Travel Signature on the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 are encouraged to come and enjoy food and games.

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