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Issue 09/15/2015
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Visit our New and Improved Website at goabroad.uga.edu<http://goabroad.uga.edu>


Exchange Program Deadline
IMPORTANT REMINDER: The deadline for Spring 2016 UGA Outgoing Exchange Program Applications is Tuesday, September 15th for most programs. Click here<http://t.uga.edu/1GQ> to learn more about specific exchange programs.



Study Abroad Fair – September 21-22 at UGA Tate Center

Location: UGA Tate Center, Grand Hall

Date: Monday & Tuesday, September 21 - 22

Time: Monday, Sept 21  12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

           Tuesday, Sept 22   11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Contact information: [log in to unmask]
Click here<http://studyabroadfair.weebly.com/> to learn more

This is a wonderful opportunity to familiarize yourself with all the education abroad opportunities available to UGA students. Over 100 vendors attend ready to provide you with information about their programs. Even if you are already in the process of narrowing your search, be sure to stop by the Study Abroad Fair!

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Find a Program<http://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ListAll>
Explore Financial Aid<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=4099FB2B-5056-BA1F-728E50A51C679958&Link_ID=8D2F7110-5056-BA1F-74E84EDD5F0A99DC>
Attend an Info Session<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=8CEA6AAC-5056-BA1F-74A3517206EE39CC&Link_ID=8CF68496-5056-BA1F-7478DE4CD6BE59A2>
Meet with an Advisor<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=8CEA6AAC-5056-BA1F-74A3517206EE39CC&Link_ID=8CF68496-5056-BA1F-7478DE4CD6BE59A2>
Work or Volunteer Abroad<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Link_ID=C057A96C-5056-BA1F-744964F741D9FBA7>

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  *   Spring 2016 Exchange Program Deadline - Tues., Sept. 15th
  *   Study Abroad Fair Sept. 21-22
  *   View full Calendar<https://goabroad.uga.edu/_customtags/ct_FileRetrieve.cfm?File_ID=1244>



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  *   Program Spotlight - Exchange with Tsinghua University
  *   Scholarship Info Sessions



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Student Forms and Docs<http://international.uga.edu/education_abroad/ea_student_forms/>
Request<http://international.uga.edu/education_abroad/group_speaker_request/> a Speaker<http://international.uga.edu/education_abroad/group_speaker_request/>







Informational Sessions/Learning Opportunities

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Discover Abroad will be hosting information sessions for interested students the first Tuesday of each month in MLC room 213 from 5:30-6:30PM.  Stop by and learn about the exciting programs Discover Abroad has to offer!
October 6
November 3
December 2

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Choosing a study abroad program is challenging; after all, there are so many diverse, unique destinations out there.  That's why CEA has developed a quiz<http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/spring16dream.html> to help students identify an international location that meets their unique personalities and objectives.  To increase accessibility, CEA is offering a $750 grant to students that apply for a Spring 2016 program before September 30 and enter SPRING16DREAM on step 6 of their application.

*Please note that students are required to attend an Education Abroad 101 Session prior to meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor
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Start your study abroad process by attending one of the Education Abroad 101 sessions<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=8CEA6AAC-5056-BA1F-74A3517206EE39CC&Link_ID=8CF68496-5056-BA1F-7478DE4CD6BE59A2> or dropping by our weekly Info Table at MLC on Thursdays, 1-3pm. Education Abroad Advisors are available for 15 min. walk-ins and 30 min. advising appointments in the Office of International Education Building at 1324 South Lumpkin Street. With questions call 706-542-2900 or email [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Education Abroad Workshop:
Thursday, September 17 - 5:30pm @ MLC 214
Join the Education Abroad Ambassadors for a session where they share some challenges they faced while studying abroad and how they overcame them!  Learn helpful suggestions to keep in mind as you plan your own international experience.

Walk-In Advising Schedule
Monday  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday       9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday        10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday  9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Funding and Scholarships

10th Annual Travel Video Contest

InternationalStudent.com<http://internationalstudent.com/> is excited to announce the 10th Annual Travel Video Contest. Both study abroad and international students can enter to win the $4,000 grand prize by submitting a 5 minute video telling us about a trip or study abroad program they want to take.

You can view more information including rules, how to enter, the judging panel and the official flyer here<http://www.internationalstudent.com/contest/>:

Students have until 11:59pm EDT on October 22, 2015 to enter to win. The winners will be announced during International Education Week on November 20, 2015.
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Scholarships

OIE General Scholarships
Deadline: Friday, October 23rd

Spring and Summer 2016 study abroad participants are eligible!
Please visit the Scholarship section of the GoAbroad website here<https://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=8D2F7110-5056-BA1F-74E84EDD5F0A99DC&Link_ID=4B269122-5056-BA1F-72287640F658C4A4> for more information on these incredible opportunities!

Boren Awards


Info Session
Thursday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm

250 MLC

Deadline: January 5, 2016

Boren Awards are funded by the National Security Education Program and provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with the resources to pursue study abroad experiences focused on languages, fields of study, and geographic areas deemed critical to U.S. interests. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.



Boren Scholarships offer undergraduates up to $20,000 for 6-12 months of language study abroad. Boren Fellowships offer graduate students up to $30,000 for up to two years of language study in the U.S. and abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year. This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages.



Information on the BOREN AWARDS AFRICAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE also will be presented in the session. The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship and Boren Fellowship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of the following languages:  Swahili, Yoruba, Zulu, Akan/Twi, Hausa, Wolof, French, and Portuguese. More information can be found here<https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/african_languages.html>:



The Boren Scholarship application campus deadline is January 5, 2016. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hughes Sears, Boren Awards Campus Representative, [log in to unmask]



Register for the information session here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zHuntsWuDv9j9_jZGUtFhEYSxUJkKmSOvP5hgKyNEeI/viewform>:



Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Options Abroad - Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship - Part 1
Tuesday, September 15th 5:30pm-6:30pm
MLC 251
This Options Abroad session is part 1 of 2 sessions, and will focus on the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. Join us to learn more about scholarship writing and applying to this national scholarship, available to Pell Grant recipients.

Part 2
Monday, September 21, 5:30pm-6:30pm.
MLC 251
This Options Abroad session is part 2 of 2 sessions, and will focus on the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.  Join us for a peer editing workshop to review your scholarship essay for submission to the Gilman Scholarship prior to the Spring 2016 deadline.
Deadline: October 6, 2015
Additionally, visit our Drop-in Advising Table at the MLC Jittery Joe's for more information on applying for the Gilman Scholarship.  Additionally, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website<http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program>.




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Studying Japanese?
Check out the Los Angeles Career Forum<http://www.careerforum.net/event/la/?ref=201523&lang=E> October 10-11 (Saturday & Sunday)
*Speak with companies specifically seeking Japanese/English bilinguals
*Travel Scholarships are still available
*Webinar to help prepare students will take place September 16



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The University of Georgia and the Athens community invite you to participate in a variety of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations from September 15th-October 15th.  Click here<http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-athens-community-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month-091211/> for a full schedule of events.



Program Spotlight
This Week's UGA Exchange Program Spotlight: Tsinghua University - Beijing, China (top)
Program Dates   Spring Semester 2016/ Full Academic Year 2016-2017
Application Deadline    September 15, 2015 for spring semester.  February 1, 2016 for full academic year.
Cost

  *   Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition.  Additionally, the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships apply to those who are eligible.
  *   All budget amounts are estimates only. Prices are subject to change.
  *   Estimated Cost of Attendance based on 2015-2016  estimates<http://osfa.uga.edu/cost.html>, as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid.
  *   Learn more about cost of attending here<http://goabroad.uga.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.BudgetSheet&Term=Spring&Program_ID=10043>.


Contact Ms. Colleen Larson, Education Abroad Advisor
Office of International Education
Tel: 706.542.2900
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Website T<http://intlstudent.cic.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/non-degree-programs/exchange.html>singhua University Exchange Program<http://intlstudent.cic.tsinghua.edu.cn/EN/non-degree-programs/exchange.html>
Learn more at goabroad.uga.edu<http://goabroad.uga.edu>


Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university.  At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education, and art.  The university now has over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students.  As one of China's most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.
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