Issue 03/02-03/08/2015
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World Leader Interest Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Tribal Lounge in Memorial Hall
Contact: [log in to unmask]
Website and Information

Want to help new students learn more about UGA and Athens? Make new friends from around the world? Learn about new cultures? Be a mentor? Gain valuable leadership experience? Then you should apply to be a World Leader! U.S. and International Students are welcome to apply!

Summer/Fall 2015 UGA Transfer Credit Approval Forms (TCAF) and STEX Registration for External & Exchange Students (top)
This is a reminder for students attending a UGA Exchange Program, Non-UGA Program, or UGA Independent Experience Abroad Program to submit a completed the Transfer Credit Approval Form (TCAF) before departure. 

The TCAF serves as a pre-approval of your transfer credit and helps maintain your eligibility for HOPE and financial aid while abroad. Students attending a UGA Faculty-Led program or a UGA Residential Center Program will receive resident credit instead and do not need to complete the TCAF.

Upon completion of the TCAF, you also have to register for a STEX placeholder course through Athena. Submitting your official transcript to Education Abroad will replace your STEX placeholder class after program completion. 

For More Info: Contact Education Abroad at [log in to unmask] with questions. You may access the TCAF here.

Study Abroad 101 Workshops in Spring 2015 (top)
Topic Time Location
Study Abroad 101: Packing, Apps, and Budgeting Thu., Mar. 19th
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MLC #214
Study Abroad 101: Getting Immersed Into Your Surroundings Thu., Mar. 26th
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MLC #350
Study Abroad 101: Pre-Departure Orientation Thu., Apr. 9th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
MLC #214
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  • World Leader Interest Meeting
  • Summer/Fall 2015 TCAF and STEX Registration
  • Study Abroad 101 Workshops in Spring 2015
  • Walk-in Hours and Weekly Options Abroad Sessions
  • Exchange Spotlight - Aberystwyth University
  • OIE Scholarships Application Due on Mar. 6
  • Scholarships Due in March and April
  • UGA Study Abroad Programs Still Open
  • UGA en France Summer and Fall 2015
  • Spaces Available in UGA Paris Program
  • Discover Abroad Scholarship and Program
  • Gilman Summer Program Open for Application
  • Internship Opportunity in Asia
  • 2015 Taiwan Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Study Business in Italy
  • Santander Scholarships for Leeds Summer School
  • Volunteer in Ireland for Anthropology Students
  • Student Forms and Docs
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    2015 Spring Advising: Walk-in Hours and Weekly Options Abroad Sessions (top)
    We offer walk-in advising and “Options Abroad” sessions for students interested in study abroad. For individual attention, we recommend visiting a peer advisor during walk-in hours for quick questions. For a general overview of study abroad, we recommend attending one of our weekly Options Abroad sessions.
    Step 1: Attend a weekly Options Abroad Session for general information on study abroad.
    Step 2: If you have questions or need to consult an advisor
    • walk-in hours: for quick questions answered by a peer advisor
    • individual appointment with an education abroad advisor: please contact [log in to unmask] to make an appointment (available daily based on advisors’ schedules)
    Monday 11:10-12:10 AM OIE
    Tuesday 3:30-4:30 PM OIE
    Wednesday 2:00-3:00 PM Tate 472
    Friday 10:00-11:00 PM OIE

    Monday 12:00-2:10 PM OIE
    Wednesday 1:00-3:00 PM OIE
    Thursday 1:00-3:00 PM Tate 472
    Friday 11:00-1:30 PM OIE

    This Week's UGA Exchange Program Spotlight: UGA - Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK Exchange
    Program Dates Spring 2016 semester, January – June
    Application Deadline April 1, 2015
    Cost Students pay an Exchange Program Fee (currently $5,418 for SP 2015) to cover in-state tuition/fees at UGA; Housing Costs/Living expenses paid abroad in the United Kingdom. Students may keep HOPE/Zell and other UGA/federal financial aid. Additional OIE, UGA, national scholarships may be available.
    Contact Dr. Elissa R. Henken, Faculty Coordinator, Department of English, 542-9262 or [log in to unmask]
    Ms.  Colleen Larson, Education Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education, 542-2900 or [log in to unmask]
    Website UGA – Aberystwyth University Exchange Program Info
    Host University Info
    Apply Now

    Searching to study abroad in Wales, United Kingdom for a semester? Aberystwyth University provides an excellent opportunity for over 8,500 students to live and study in Wales and offers a wide range of subjects for UGA students. Subject options include Agriculture, Business, Animal Science, Art, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, Film, Theatre & Television Studies, Geography, History & Welch History, Political Science & International Affairs, Mathematics, Physics, Sport & Exercise Science, & Tourism Management. 

    OIE Scholarships Application Due on March 6, 2015
    Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
    Contact: [log in to unmask]
    Website and Application

    This application is valid for several Education Abroad Scholarships offered by the UGA office of International Education. The OIE will select study abroad scholarship recipients for a variety of scholarships, including the OIE Education Abroad Fellowship, OIE-Alumni Fellowship, Kay Family Scholarship, Michael F. Adams and Mary E. Adams Study Abroad 
    ScholarshipElizabeth  Suzanne Schaefer Scholarship, Katherine John Murphy Scholarship and general OIE Education Abroad Scholarship which may be available. Only one application will be needed. All application materials, including reference, and successfully loaded application attachments, must be received in the Office of International Education by the deadline. 

    Scholarships Due in March and April (top)
    Scholarship Due Date Application Information
    Due in March
    Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship March 3rd Apply Now
    IFSA - Butler March 6th Apply Now 
    (One application accepted for all OIE scholarships)
    Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer
    Kay Family Scholarship
    Alumni Association Fellowship
    Katherine John Murphy
    Michael F. & Mary E. Adams
    OIE International Education Fellowship
    Graduate Dean’s Award For International Study March 6th Apply Now
    The Chinese Government Scholarship    March 6th Apply Now
    IAU College March 15th Apply Now
    OTS (Org. Tropical Studies) March 15th Apply Now
    Due in April
    Diversity Network Scholarship April 1st Apply Now
    Diversity Abroad April 1st Apply Now
    Foundation for Global Scholars April 3rd Apply Now
    More scholarship information

    UGA Study Abroad Programs Still Have Spots Open (top)
    Program Location Deadline Website
    China: Global Food and Trade Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing, China Open until filled Apply Now
    Tanzania Service Learning and Interdisciplinary Maymesters Moshi, Tanzania March 2 Apply Now
    The Ghana Summer Service-Learning Program Summer Multiple cities, Ghana March 6 Apply Now
    UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Summer, UGA Cortona Science Maymester and Viticulture Maymester Cortona, Italy March 16 Apply Now
    UGA Costa Rica Programs San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica March 20 Apply Now
    Bali and Beyond Nusce, Lembongon, and Lombok, Indonesia March 20 Apply Now
    UGA Classics in Rome with Reduced Fee of $4,900 Rome and Naples, Italy March 23, or until space is filled Apply Now
    French and European Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Study Abroad Toulouse, France Throughout March Apply Now
    Israel Graduate Study Abroad: “Developing Leaders in Global Health Systems” Haifa, Israel April 15 Apply Now
    Click here to make an appointment with one of our Education Abroad Advisors 

    UGA en France Summer and Fall 2015 (top)
    Application Deadline: Till all seats are taken
    Dr. Debbie Bell at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

    Applications for the summer 2015 UGA en France program are due!! If you're planning to apply, get your materials in ASAP to Dr. Debbie Bell (312 Gilbert Hall). There are still a few spaces open, but they are likely to fill up fast!!
    Applications for the fall 2015 UGA en France program are not officially due until the end of the month, but there has been far more interest than usual in the fall program. Therefore, if you are planning to apply, it would be best to submit your materials as soon as possible. The limits for the fall program are lower than for the summer.

    One Spot Available to Study Abroad in Paris This Summer  (top)
    Application Deadline: One spot left!
    Contact: Dr. Andrew Herod at [log in to unmask]
    Website and Application

    The UGA à Paris Study Abroad Program has only ONE spot left for students who are interested in studying abroad this summer in Paris. The program allows you to spend 6 weeks in Paris and to earn 6 credit hours towards your degree. It offers courses in International Affairs, Geography, Communication Studies, History, and Sociology.  All classes are taught in English by UGA faculty. 

    2015 Program Dates are May 14 until June 25. Students are housed on the campus. The program is fee $5,995.  If you are on HOPE you can use it towards tuition. If you are an out-of-state student you pay in-state tuition rates for classes taken on the program. 

    Discover Abroad Scholarships and Program Application (top)
    Application Deadline: Till all seats are taken
    Website and Application

    There are still spaces on summer programs to Australia or the United Kingdom this summer with Discover Abroad! For summer or Maymester programs, Discover Abroad released the application for 5 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. These scholarships are open to students participating on a Discover Abroad program this May or summer term with an interest in sustainability and who demonstrate financial need. See more information and find the application here.

    Discover Abroad is now accepting applications for Winter Break in Antarctica from Dec. 2015- Jan. 2016. To find more details and apply, please visit the website

    Gilman Summer 2015 & Fall/AY 2015-2016 Application Open (top) 
    Application Deadline: 11:59 PM (Central Time), March 3, 2015
    Website and Information

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the Summer 2015 & Fall/AY 2015-2016 application is now available online for students to access.  Applications are due March 3, 2015 by 11:59pm (Central Time) and the certifying advisor deadline is March 10.  For an application to be complete, students will need to have their application certified by both a study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor.  
    You are also welcome to join the Gilman Program for any applicant webinars offered. All webinars are scheduled in central time.

    Internship Opportunities in Asia (top)
    Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
    Website and Application

    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! 

    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. 

    2015 Taiwan Study Abroad Scholarship (top)
    Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
    Website and Information

    The Taiwan United States Alliance (TUSA) Ambassador Scholarship provides students from the United States a unique opportunity to intensively study Chinese Language (Mandarin) and immerse themselves in Taiwanese culture over a period of 2 months. TUSA Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.
    Please see the following information for application:
    Study Business in Italy, Fall 2015 (top)
    Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
    Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2015
    Website and Information

    CIMBA – a Consortium study abroad program primarily for business majors - is currently accepting applications for Fall 2015 programs. Students can apply for financial aid through CIMBA before receiving notification of admission. Students can use their regular financial aid through UGA for this program as well (HOPE, Zell Miller, Pell Grant, etc.) 

    Santander Scholarships for Leeds International Summer School (top)
    Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
    [log in to unmask]
    Website and Information

    There are a number of Santander Scholarships worth £500 (approx. 755USD/655€) available to students applying to Leeds International Summer School (LISS) from the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, UAE, Uruguay and the USA.

    LISS is an exciting four-week programme running from 3rd July to 2nd August 2015, combining world-class tuition, with experiential field trips and a wide variety of cultural and social activities.  It offers a fantastic chance for students to experience British university life and culture, as well as earning academic credit which can be transferred back to their home university degree. As well as living and studying in the cosmopolitan, student city of Leeds participants will also have the chance to explore London where the programme will end.

    LISS is an all-inclusive programme. The programme fee of £2855 includes tuition, accommodation, social programme, ALL field trips and excursions and full gym membership. Students who are awarded the Santander Scholarship will receive a £500 discount off the programme fee. 

    Ireland - Volunteer Opportunity for Anthropology, Archaeology, Forensic Students (top)
    Application Deadline: N/A
    Bairbre at [log in to unmask]
    Website and Information

    The Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS) is seeking the 2015 Trainee Volunteer. Applications are preferred from (undergrad/grad) students, with experience in field excavation and relevant lab work, for the summer excavation programme at the Blackfriary Community, Heritage and Archaeology Project.

    There are a limited number of positions voluntary training posts open; suitable candidates should have a minimum of 12 weeks cumulative experience. Positions are available in Excavation, Community Archaeology, Bioarchaeology and Post Excavation.

    This project includes archaeological research and investigation at the site of a medieval friary in the Anglo-Norman town of Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. Preliminary findings are published here. Previous trainee volunteers have used the opportunity to develop skills and resources for undergraduate and graduate research projects, with some incorporating project findings (some of these are detailed here).

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