Issue 09/28/2015
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A special thank you to everyone that made this year's Study Abroad Fair a resounding success!
"I was overwhelmed by how big the world is and how many places I want to go! I hope this voucher helps me go somewhere amazing."
-Claudia Masters, winner of the STA Travel $100 Voucher at this year's Study Abroad Fair
This Year's Study Abroad Fair By the Numbers
Days: 2
Exhibitors: 100+
Students Attended: 1,864
If you are interested in studying abroad, don't delay! Many spring and summer programs are already beginning to fill up! Here are our current application statistics
2015-2016 Winter Break: 135
2016 Spring: 382
2016 Spring Break: 33
2016 Maymester: 343
2016 Summer: 199
2016 Fall: 44
2016 Year-Long: 24

TOTAL: 1,160 applications have been submitted since June 2015

Total Student Profiles created in the Portal to date: 2,762
 
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 
Mondays: October 5th-November 30th 12:30-1:30pm in MLC 348
Tuesdays: September 29th - December 1st 12:30-1:30pm in Tate 137
Wednesdays: September 30th 10-11am in the OIE Resource Room
                          September 30th 5:30-6:30pm in MLC 251
Thursdays: October 1st 12:30-1:30pm in Tate 251

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
UGA @ Oxford
September 28 & 29 @ 5:30pm, MLC 251
This Options Abroad session will focus on UGA at Oxford. Join us to learn more about this international residential center, available programs, and much more!

Funding and Scholarships
October 7 @ 5:30pm, MLC 251
Join us for a session about available scholarships and how to fund studying abroad.
 
Terry College of Business International Programs
October 8 @ 12:30pm, Tate 137

Join Terry College of Business for a session about your options to study abroad as a Business Student

Education Abroad Workshops 
Thursdays: 5:30-7pm in MLC 214
Thursday, Oct. 8 - Budgeting, Packing, and Social Media
How should I budget for studying abroad? What should I pack? Are there are useful apps I should know? Let the Education Abroad Ambassadors teach you all the tips and tricks they picked up while they studied abroad to help you plan for your own experience!

Thursday, Oct. 15th -  Cultural Immersion
We often list "cultural immersion" as a benefit and goal of studying abroad, but what does that mean and how can you ensure it as part of your experience? Join the Education Abroad Ambassadors for a workshop about how to prepare for an immersive experience and how to make the most of your time studying abroad.

Thursday, Oct. 22 - How to Pick your Study Abroad Program
UGA offers to many opportunities to study abroad...so how do you know which program is the best one for you? After attending the workshop hosted by the Education Abroad Ambassadors, you will know what 8 factors to consider when choosing a program and be able to narrow down your search!
 
Internships in China - Webinar
Join us for a webinar on internships in China through CRCC Asia.
Tate Student Center, Room 136
2pm-3pm

Open to a wide variety of majors, CRCC Asia offers internships in China plus business and Chinese language courses. One to three months, or semester-long opportunities are available. Gain professional development in a global economy.
Learn more here.
Watch a short informational video here.
Funding and Scholarships
10th Annual Travel Video Contest

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:
 
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.
                                   
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 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:

The Bridging Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 8, 2015
The Bridging Scholarship Program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2016. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from U.S. corporations and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,500 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 75 students from colleges and universities in 34 states received scholarships for study in Japan beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. 

Spring 2016 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2016 and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) Students planning to study abroad in Japan in Fall 2016 or for the 2016-2017 academic year should apply in April 2016 for the Fall 2016 scholarships.

The deadline for applications for Spring 2016 is October 8, 2015. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's website.
 

 
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: October 6, 2015
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.
Learn more here.
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

Qualifications:
-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.

Questions? Contact [log in to unmask]
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 - Terry - Business in South America (top)
Program Dates Maymester - 5/15/2016 thru 6/5/2016
Application Deadline  1/8/2016
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, as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid.
  • Learn more about cost of attending here.
Contact Dr. David Eckles
Associate Professor - Risk Management and Insurance Program
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Website UGA - Terry - Business in South America
Learn more at goabroad.uga.edu
During this study abroad program, students will learn about business practices in South America through a seminar led by our faculty. They will experience the unique cultures and enterprises of this part of the world through city tours, company visits, factory tours, cultural activities, a service project, and excursions. Orientation sessions for this program will be held during the Spring Semester
Additionally, please visit our website for a list of Non-UGA Programs provided by outside organizations.

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Athens, GA 30602
Phone 001-706-542-2900
Fax 001-706-583-0106

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