The Office of International Education's Students Interested in Studying Abroad Newsletter.
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This week's newsletter includes information about Education Abroad 101 Sessions, Group Advising, Social Media Takeover and Peace Corps Prep Certificate opportunities, Exchange Program deadlines and Program Spotlight, deadlines for Residential Center Programs, an ISA Info Session, as well as several funding and scholarship opportunities. 

Education Abroad 101
This information session is the first step in applying to study abroad. Learn more about UGA's programs, requirements, application process, etc. Education Abroad 101 is offered regularly each week throughout the semester. Attend a session before making an advising appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor.
* August-September Only

  • Mondays: 5:30pm @ MLC 277
  • Tuesdays:12:30pm @ Office of International Education
  • Wednesdays: 12:30pm @ MLC 348
  • Thursdays*: 5:30pm @ MLC 247
Group Advising
Join Education Abroad Advisors for a session where you can get more information about a variety of programs while also being advised on your unique interests and needs. Various topics will be offered throughout the semester and students are encouraged to bring a laptop/iPad.

Group Advising: Finding the Best Fit
Learn more about your options for studying abroad and get advice on how to search for the programs that best match the experience you want.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 – 5:30pm @ MLC 207
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 – 5:30pm @ MLC 250

Group Advising: Financial Aid and TCAFs
This session is geared towards students planning an upcoming term abroad, but all students are welcome to learn about financial aid, scholarships, and transfer credit in more detail. We will also be workshopping the Transfer Credit Approval Form (TCAF) for students attending UGA Exchange and Non-UGA programs.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6 – 5:30pm @ MLC 207
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7 – 5:30pm @ MLC 250

Interested in doing a social media takeover?
We are now taking applications for students interested in doing a social media takeover! The application can be found at . OIE will review students’ existing social media accounts as part of the application process. For examples of prior student takeovers, you can reference this summer’s postings on the OIE Instagram (

Peace Corps Prep Certificate
The University of Georgia and the Peace Corps Prep Program would like to announce a new program which will let you build the knowledge and acquire the skills necessary to join and serve in your preferred program area of the Peace Corps. Study abroad or exchange experiences can help students qualify for the certificate! More information can be found here 

Open House "Thank You!" and Survey
The Office of International Education thanks all who attended our annual Education Abroad Open House this past Saturday! We hope that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to helping you plan your studies abroad. We would like to extend a special thank you to our student and staff volunteers, program directors, and our generous donors who made this year’s Open House another success! OIE kindly requests your feedback by completing this anonymous survey to continue improving this event in future years.

The Application Deadline for Spring 2017 UGA Exchanges is September 15!
* Some applications may have earlier deadlines

Exchange placements may be available for UGA partner institutions in Australia, Austria, Brazil, China & Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Germany, Korea, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan & the United Kingdom

Search for Exchange Programs HERE!

Costs and Financial Aid: Exchange Program Fee: ($5,817 for Spring 2017), which is equivalent to UGA in-state tuition/fees; additional expenses include airfare, meals & accommodation expenses at Host University, study abroad insurance, and other personal expenses. HOPE, Zell Miller, and other Financial Aid may be used on ALL UGA exchange programs. Additional scholarships are available. 
To apply: The UGA Exchange Application (outbound) is available on UGA's GoAbroad Portal. Contact OIE and/or the faculty director to schedule a mandatory advising appointment.
Academic Areas
: While one exchange, students take regular courses offered by the host university. Programs offer a variety of subjects suitable for a wide range of majors. 


UGA Exchange Spotlight

This week we are spotlighting  an exchange at:
The University of Auckland in New Zealand. The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses, with a School of Theology, and eight faculties representing each of its main disciplines: Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, and Science. Almost all teaching staff engage in research which attempts to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding, and around 5000 students are enrolled for postgraduate studies, 1200 of whom are undertaking doctorates.  The University has continued to improve its facilities, with a new information and student commons complex already complete on the City Campus; new teaching and research spaces at Tamaki Innovation Campus; and a new state-of-the-art home for the Business School recently completed.  

Subject options include Maori Studies, Economics, Philosophy, History, Pacific Studies, Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Geography, and Media, Film and Television

More information can be found here.

Universidad Pública de Navarra Info Session
Are you interested in this opportunity? Come to an Info Session!
  • Tuesday, August 23 at 5pm in the Connor Hall 212

Deadlines for Residential Center Programs:

October 14, 2016
  • UGA Cortona- Spring
    • UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Spring 2017-
  • UGA at Oxford- Spring
    • SPIA at Oxford Spring Program 2017-
    • Franklin at Oxford Spring Program 2017-
January 20, 2017
  • UGA Cortona- Maymester
    • UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Science Maymester 2017
    • UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Viticulture Maymester 2017
  • UGA Cortona- Summer
    • UGA Cortona Studies Abroad 2017
  • UGA Costa Rica- Maymester
    • Tropical Ecology Maymester 2017
    • Advanced Spanish, Creative Writing, & Photodocumentary Maymester 2017
    • Art and Journalism Maymester 2017
    • Avian Biology Maymester 2017
    • Housing and Household Economics Maymester 2017
    • Outdoor Recreation and Geology Maymester 2017
  • UGA Costa Rica- Summer
    • International Perspectives on Interracial Communication Summer 2017
    • Warnell Core: Natural Resource Problem-Solving Summer 2017
    • Latin American & Caribbean Studies Summer 2017
    • One Health Summer 2017
    • Language & Culture Service- Learning Summer 2017
    • Nature & Environmental Design Summer 2017
    • Surfing & Sustainability: Political Ecology in Costa Rica Summer 2017
  • UGA at Oxford- June
    • Franklin Junemester 2017
  • UGA at Oxford-Summer
    • Franklin at Oxford Summer
    • Grady at Oxford Summer
    • Terry at Oxford Summer

International Studies Abroad Info Session
Come learn about study, intern and service-learning through ISA!
Mon, Aug 22
5 - 6pm
MLC 205

If you can’t make it to the ISA info session, stop by their info table outside in the Tate Plaza, Tues, Aug 23, 10am – 3pm.

Study Abroad Fair
  • Tues, Oct 4 from 12-5pm
  • Wed, Oct 5 from 11-4pm
Tate Grand Hall, 5th Floor
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!
Contact information: [log in to unmask]

Gilman Scholarship Information Session
Join us for an information session about the Benjamin A. Gilman international scholarship and essay writing tips. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are eligible for this national award! Applications for this scholarship are due by Tuesday, October 4, 2016, for students studying in Spring 2017 and early decision Summer 2017. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30 – 5:30pm @ MLC 207
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31 – 5:30pm @ MLC 250
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 – 5:30pm @ MLC 207
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14 – 5:30pm @ MLC 250
Want to learn even more about this scholarship? The Gilman Program has webinars available online that are focused on aiding applicants! You can click on a link to sign up for the webinar. Asia-Georgia Internship Scholarship Info Sessions -- Free Pizza!
Learn about internship opportunities for the scholarship to East or Southeast Asia
Up to $5,000
  • Wed. August 31 MLC 205, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Wed. Sept 21 MLC 245, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Boren Awards Information Sessions
  • Wednesday, September 7 @ 12:20 pm in 102 Moore College
  • Tuesday, September 13 @ 5:00 pm in 102 Moore College
Register for the information session here:

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students to study languages, geographic areas (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), and disciplines critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For more information, please email Elizabeth Hughes, Boren Awards Campus Representative, at [log in to unmask] or visit the Boren website:

OIE General Scholarship Application Open
For Spring 2017, Maymester and Summer 2017 Study Abroad Participants
Application Deadline: October 21
Decision Notification: Dec 2
Apply now:

Asia-Georgia Internship Scholarship
Up to $5,000 for internships in East or Southeast Asia
Accepting applicants for Fall 2016 through December 2016; for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Deadline: Rolling (at least one month before program start date)
Apply Now:



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Residential Center Staff:
 (concerning UGA at Oxford, UGA Costa Rica, or UGA Cortona)
Please proceed with scheduling an appointment.

Education Abroad Advisor: (concerning all other Education Abroad matters)
Please start your study abroad process by attending one of the mandatory Education Abroad 101 Sessions! Attending a session is required before making an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor. 

Walk-In Advising at Jittery Joe's in the MLC (Mon and Thurs 1-3pm)


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