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Visit us at the Education Abroad Fair!
Location: Tate Center Grand Hall
Dates/Times: Monday, September 21st 12:00PM-5:00PM
                     Tuesday, September 22nd 11:00AM-4:00PM
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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!

Find a Program
Explore Financial Aid
Attend an Info Session
Meet with an Advisor
Work or Volunteer Abroad
Student Forms and Docs
Request a Speaker
Learn more about Education Abroad!
Please note that students are required to attend an Education Abroad 101 Session prior to meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor!

Education Abroad 101 
Tuesdays: September 22nd and 29th 12:30-1:30pm in Tate 137
Wednesdays: September 23rd and 30th 10-11am in the OIE Resource Room
                          September 23rd and 30th 5:30-6:30pm in MLC 251
Thursdays: September 24th 12:30-1:30pm in Tate 137

Drop-In Advising Table
Thursdays: 1-3pm at the MLC Jittery Joe's

Peace Corps Table
Thursdays: 1-3pm at the MLC Jittery Joe's 

Options Abroad
Mondays and Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30pm in MLC 251
September 21 & 22: Gilman Scholarship Peer Edit & Review Session
Drop in anytime with your current essay draft or outline to have an Education Abroad Advisor or a past Gilman scholarship recipient review and edit your application essay. If you would like help with an essay for another study abroad scholarship, or want more tips on writing, feel free to stop by as well!
September 28th & 29th: UGA @ Oxford

Education Abroad Workshops 
Thursdays: 5:30-7pm in MLC 214
September 24th: Tales From Abroad
Not sure if studying abroad is for you?  Are you interested, but overwhelmed with all of the possibilities and want more information about different experiences?  Join us for this week's workshop hosted by the Education Abroad Ambassadors that features a panel of returned study abroad students. Learn more about their experiences involving various housing, duration, location, and more!  Feel free to ask questions to help you in your process to go abroad!
Funding and Scholarships
10th Annual Travel Video Contest 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:
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.

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 for more information on these incredible opportunities!

Boren Awards 

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:  


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:

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.
Upcoming Events
Asian Bilingual Career Forum  
Disco International, organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals, will be holding the Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2015 this fall.
*Invitation Only Event*
Nov. 20-22 (Fri.-Sun.)
Submit invitation request form here

-Bilingual in English and one Asian language, excluding Japanese (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, etc.)
-Graduating with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. university
-Available to work in Asia
-recipients of an invitation from DISCO
**If selected, you will receive an invitation via email. The last day to request an invitation will be November 5.

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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 for a full schedule of events.
Program Spotlight
This Week's Program Spotlight: UGA Franklin Spring Semester at Oxford  (top)
Program Dates Spring Semester 2016 - 3/24/16 through 6/18/16
Application Deadline October 16, 2015
  • 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, as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid.
  • Learn more about cost of attending here.
Contact Dr. James E. McClung
Director - UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Programs
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Website UGA at Oxford - Franklin Spring Semester
Learn more at
The UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program has been in existence for over twenty-five years.  One of the most successful programs on campus, the program is a big reason that the University of Georgia has risen to rank in the top twenty in the nation for University student participation in study abroad programs. If you've considered spending part of your college career abroad, think of Oxford as your first stop. We offer over 100 courses in a wide variety of majors and subjects, so we are certain to have something for you.
The September 28th and 29th Options Abroad workshops will focus on UGA @ Oxford Programs!
Additionally, please visit our website for a list of Non-UGA Programs provided by outside organizations.

1324 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone 001-706-542-2900
Fax 001-706-583-0106

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