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UGA Study Abroad Fair
October 9-10, 12-5 PM, Tate Center


Study Abroad Fair – October 9-10, 2014  (top)
Location: UGA Tate Center, Grand Hall
Date: Thursday and Friday. October 9th and 10th
Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Contact information: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
This is a wonderful opportunity to familiarize yourself with all the opportunities available to UGA students. Over 100 vendors attend ready to provide you with the information. Even if you are already in the process of narrowing your search, be sure to stop by the Study Abroad Fair!

Visit the website<>

Apply for a Passport during the Study Abroad Fair (top)
Going abroad?  You’ll need a passport.  Apply for a passport the day of the Study Abroad Fair!
While you’re in Tate for the Study Abroad Fair, visit UGA Passport Services to apply:

UGA Passport Services
375 Tate Student Center
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Open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday

Cost    US Passport Card – Valid for land or sea based travel   $55.00
US Passport Book – Valid for all forms of travel        $135.00 – routine service (4-6 weeks)
$170.00 – expedited service (2-3 weeks)
Required Documentation
        Application – Available on line<> or in the UGA Passport Services office
Proof of Citizenship

  *   Certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate
  *   Your previous U.S. Passport
  *   Certificate of naturalization

Proof of Identity

  *   Driver’s license
  *   Military ID
  *   Government issued ID

1 passport photo – Photo can be taken in the UGA Passport Services office
A personal check or money order for the fees paid to the state department
Payment Methods and Fees<>
Cash, personal check, money order or debit/credit card for fees paid to UGA
Payment Methods and Fees<>

Check<> to look if you need to renew your passport.


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  *   Study Abroad Fair
  *   Apply for a Passport during the Study Abroad Fair
  *   IMPACT Service Breaks Trip Application
  *   Certificate Program: Health and Safety Abroad
  *   2014 Travel Video Contest
  *   Walk-in Hours and Weekly Options Abroad Sessions


  *   Scholarship Due in October/November
  *   Study Abroad in Japan
  *   Scholarship for USAC Programs
  *   UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program
  *   Asia-Georgia Internship Connection
  *   Costa Rica's Franklin Spring Program
  *   Critical Language Scholarship Application
  *   Full Tuition Study Abroad Scholarship in New Zealand
  *   Intern Abroad with Global Experiences
  *   Volunteer in Peru
  *   Guatemala Study Abroad for UGA Students


  *   Vote From Abroad  Registration
  *   Register Online with the U.S. Embassy
  *   Send Final Transcript to Education Abroad


  *   Study Abroad Program Evaluations


Student Forms and Docs<>
Arrange a Speaker for Your Group<>

IMPACT Service Breaks Trip Application (top)
IMPACT Service Breaks is a student run organization in the Center for Leadership and Service that aims to engage UGA students in affordable, substance-free, week-long, experiential service learning projects. They send 5 trips over winter break and 20 trips over spring break that are focused around different pressing social issues. Each trip is open to fee-paying students and costs $155. (Check out the website​<> for more information on our different trip locations and focuses!)

They are having our Open House on Monday, October 6th at 8PM in Tate Grand Hall at which students will be able to learn about all of our trips and meet the student Site Leaders who have been planning them. Immediately after this, our trip applications will open and will remain open until Friday, October 17th at 5PM.

Study Abroad Certificate Program: Health and Safety Abroad – Tues., Oct. 21rd, 5:30 PM, OIE (top)
By attending a certain number of these workshops, you will receive a study abroad certificate. This certificate program is designed to provide students with a complete study abroad experience.
Visit the website<>

Health and Safety Abroad        Tues., Oct. 21st
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM      MLC #214
Lessons From Abroad     Tues., Nov. 11th
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM      MLC #214
Study Abroad Essentials Before You Leave        Tues., Dec. 2nd
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM      MLC #214
Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience  Tues., Nov 18th
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM      MLC #201

2014 Travel Video Contest (top)<> Travel Video Contest is a great oppotunity for international students and those studying abroad, as one winner will receive $4,000 and their own blog for the year on<>.

To enter, students need to submit a short video explaining why they want to study or travel abroad. The deadline is October 22nd and the winner are announced on November 21nd.

More information<>

2014 Fall Advising: Walk-in Hours and Weekly Options Abroad Sessions (top)
We offer walk-in advising and “Options Abroad” sessions. For individual attention, we recommend visiting a peer advisor during walk-in hours for quick questions. For a general overview, we recommend attending the weekly Options Abroad sessions.
Step 1: Attend a weekly Options Abroad Session for general information.
Step 2: If you have questions or need to consult an advisor

  *   walk-in hours: for quick questions with a peer advisor
  *   individual appointment with an education abroad advisor: please contact [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> to make an appointment (available daily based on advisors’ schedules)

Monday  10:00-10:50 AM  OIE
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 AM  OIE
Wednesday       2:00-3:00 PM    Tate 472
Thursday        1:00-1:50 PM    OIE

Monday  1:30-3:00 PM    OIE
Tuesday 11:00-12:00 PM  OIE
Thursday        1:00-3:00 PM    MLC Jittery Joe’s


Scholarship Due in October/November (top)
Scholarship     Due Date        Application Information
Due in October
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship  October 7th, 2014
by 11:59 PM Central Time        Pell Grant recipients only
Apply Now<>
CIMBA Financial Awards  October 15th, 2014      Apply Now<>
Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Scholarship  October 24th, 2014
by 12:00 AM EST
        Apply Now<>
Kay Family Study Abroad Scholarship
Katherine John Murphy Scholarship
Michael F. & Mary E. Adams Study Abroad Scholarship
Alumni Association Fellowship
OIE International Education Fellowship
Due in November
SIT Scholarship November 1st, 2014      Apply Now<>
Honors International Scholars Program   November 5th,2014
By 12:00 PM     Apply Now<>
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program     November 12th, 2014
By 8:00 PM EST  Apply Now<>
IAU College Scholarship November 15th, 2014     Apply Now<>
Organization for Tropical Studies       November 15th, 2014     Apply Now<>
Foundation for Global Scholars  November 30th, 2014     Apply Now<>
More scholarship information<>

Study Abroad in Japan – Bridging Scholarship (top)
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation<>, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Application Deadline: October 8th.
More information<>

New Scholarships available for USAC programs (top)
USAC is pleased to have added three new program sites over the last year in Reggio Emilia, Lyon, and Cork.  In order to celebrate these new programs, USAC is offering multiple new program scholarships for each of these programs.

Reggio Emilia<>

  *   $800 for spring 2015
  *   $500 for summer 2015
  *   $800 for fall 2015

Lyon, France<>

  *   $500 for summer 205

Cork, Ireland<>

  *   $500 for summer 2015

UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program – SPIA and Franklin School (top)
Now accepting applications for all 2015 Programs!
Upcoming Deadlines:

  1.  SPIA at Oxford 2015 – application deadline: October 10, 2014
  2.  Franklin Spring 2015 – application deadline: October 17, 2014

 More information<>

Asia-Georgia Internship Connection – Application Deadline Oct. 24th (top)
The UGA Office of International Education was recently awarded $200,000 from the Freeman Foundation to provide grants for professional experience throughout Asia. The primary objective of this grant is to fund internships (preferably related to their career goals), however a small subset of grants can be used to fund students applying to study abroad programs with an internship component. Current undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates (within one year) are eligible. The award amount for this grant is up to $5000 per student.  Internships/Volunteer opportunities MUST last for a minimum of 4 weeks. There is no maximum limit on internship/volunteer duration. Internships/volunteer program MUST be conducted in Southeast Asia. Preference is given to students traveling to Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, but scholarships will be given to students interning in other countries within the region, as well. You MUST be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Each student may only submit one application. Fall deadline for application is on October 24th, 2014; Spring deadline is on March 6th, 2015.

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UGA Costa Rica's Franklin Spring Program Application Due Deadline – Oct. 31st, 2014 (top)
The newly revamped Franklin College Spring Semester program offers students a broad variety of core curriculum and major requirements utilizing the unique culture and natural wonders of Costa Rica, emphasizing Latin American content throughout its coursework in Physical Education, Anthropology, Education, and Biology; beginning through advanced levels of Spanish; and three upper-level PSYC requirements necessary for all Psychology majors<>! All levels of students and a wide variety of majors, however, are strongly encouraged to apply. After all, all Franklin students will need these core credits!

In addition to several $1,500 Foundation Incentive Scholarships available through UGACR<>, there are a number of Franklin Awards<> available, as well as a compendium assembled by OIE<>.

For more information: Franklin Spring Semester Program Website<>

Critical Language Scholarship Application Open for 2015 – Attend a Webinar for Information (top)
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website<> or attend one of the webinars. The application is now live and available online.<> Application will be due on November 12, 2014 by 8:00 PM EST.

Webinar Date    Time    Topic   Sign Up
        Thursday, October 2, 2014       11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST        This webinar will provide an overview of the CLS Program and its benefits, the application process, and how institutions can recruit and support students studying critical languages on their campuses (particularly underrepresented students in study abroad)        Link<> to the webinar
        Wednesday, October 8, 2014      2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST  This webinar will focus on possible obstacles that community college students face when thinking about studying abroad and challenges these students may encounter while on program (as well as the support they will receive from CLS staff before and during the program).    Link<> to the webinar
        Friday, October 17, 2014        3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST  This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth.     Link<> to the webinar

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Bartfeld by email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (preferred method) or by phone at 202-833-7522.

Full Tuition Study Abroad Scholarship in New Zealand – Application Deadline Oct. 15th (top)

The New Zealand government has partnered with Go Overseas to offer a full-tuition scholarship<> (up to $15,000 NZD) for a well-deserving US student to study among the kiwis for a semester (flight covered as well).

You can check out the application here<>. The deadline to apply is October 15th and the winner can choose whether they'd like to use the award for Spring, Summer or Fall 2015. Feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues, campus and students.

Please reach out should you have any questions and feel free to check out the scholarship FAQ unde<>r the header image.

Intern Abroad with Global Experiences (top)
You have your very own set of talents, experiences, and personality traits that no one else can exactly duplicate, but how do you prove that to employers? Last year, only 9% of American undergraduate students studied abroad, and even fewer had an internships and traveled abroad. Not only is an international internship a unique way to travel and immerse yourself in a new culture, but it has also been proven to benefit your career. Global Experiences has 13 years of experience working with college students to customize their internship experience to match their interests, abilities and personal goals. From the moment you inquire, you will work one-to-one with a Program Consultant to help you craft your unique plan for interning abroad. Once enrolled, you are assigned a dedicated Program Adviser, who will collaborate with you to get your cover letter and resume in order, practice interviewing and make a decision on a placement. Your Program Adviser is always available to answer any questions you might have before your trip and provides valuable assistance with necessities like the visa process, budgeting and packing. Once abroad, our Location Coordinators plan exciting and culturally immersive events to help you get to know your new city. They are also available in case you have any questions or concerns as well as guide you through our extensive career development program. Even after your internship, you are always considered part of the Global Experiences' community with a range of alumni services available.

For more information, please contact Melissa Vivian, Director of Academic Internships, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask],> or (917) 558-2321.

Volunteer in Peru (top)
Inter-Cultural Village (ICV), a high-quality-affordable volunteer organization based and run in Peru, invites the University of Georgia’s students and staff to join their intern and volunteer program. ICV has long experience in accepting student volunteers and interns and let them have a fruitful staying in this amazing country. The worksites are health clinics (for medical and pre med students), public schools, prison, day care centers, etc. There is a complete Spanish immersion.

For more Information, please visit ICV’s website<>, or contact Rudy Anyosa, the Country Director, at (844) 334-2584.

Guatemala Study Abroad for UGA Students (top)
The center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona invites you to participate in its renowned study abroad program in Guatemala, the International Program for Education and Social Action (IDEAS).

The IDEAS study abroad program in Guatemala is a unique experience that combines rigorous academics with for-credit internships that engage students in a transformational pedagogy. Our program weaves goal is to give you a prism with which to analyze the present and build your personal and professional future in relation to a rapidly changing and increasingly challenged planet and its people.
together theoretical and practical engagement in themes such as development and public health, ethnic relations and human rights, and indigenous politics with ongoing reflection of current events, home-stay experiences, top-notch language training and encounters with Guatemalan activists, artists, students and scholars.  You will be opening yourself to sights and sounds, thoughts and feelings of a country known equally for its spectacular beauty and deep social contrasts. Our
For more information, please view the website<>, or contact IDEAS program director Gustavo Palma, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (inquiries can be in English or Spanish). Interested students can also contact University of Arizona Study Abroad Program Director Jill Calderón, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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Vote from Abroad Registration – Oct. 6th Georgia Deadline (top)
For students study abroad, you may need to apply for absentee voting for the election. Follow these three simple steps to prepare for your overseas voting experience.

  1.  Complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form<> to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Send it to local election officials in the state where you were living before going overseas. Visit the FVAP to find the mailing address for your local election official and state-by-state absentee voting instructions<>. You can mail your FPCA from any U.S. embassy or consulate. Check your state's instructions <> to find out if you can e-mail or fax your FPCA.
  2.  After your state's officials approve your request, they will send you absentee ballots for each federal election that calendar year. Some states will even e-mail or fax you your absentee ballot.
  3.  Vote! Complete the ballot and send it back in time to meet your state's deadlines. Learn more about your state’s procedures and deadlines<>.

Please note: the registration deadline for Georgia State is October 6th.

Register Online with a U.S. Embassy – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (top)
The Office of International Education strongly recommends that all current study abroad students register with the local U.S. Embassy in their host country. 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 the U.S. 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 U.S. State Department while on your study abroad program.

Register Now<>

Please Send Final Transcript to Education Abroad (top)
If you are on a Fall 2015 non-UGA/external Education abroad program, please check-in with your program sponsor and make a request for your final transcript.
Your program transcript should be mailed to University of Georgia C/O Education Abroad, 1324 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602.

Study Abroad Program Evaluations (top)
Did you attend a non-UGA study abroad program? We’d like to hear about your experience! Please take our online survey<>.

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