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May 14 to June 8, 2011  

 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

Instructions:

 

• Return completed application packet to:                            Studies Abroad Europe

                                                                                          C/O Dr. Ervan G. Garrison

                                                                                          Department of Anthropology

                                                                                          250 Baldwin Hall or Department of Geology

                                                                                          GG Building

                                                                                          University of Georgia

                                                                                          Athens, GA 30602-1619

 

• Submit all of the following forms together (except references, see below)

• Only complete applications will be considered

• Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2014. It is possible that applications will be accepted after this date, however, that decision is left up entirely to the discretion of the Program Director.

 

Make sure the following items are included in the materials you return for application:

     

1.  All pages of the completed and signed application

2.  1 official copy of your UGA transcript (if applicable – obtain from the UGA Registrar’s Office)

3.  1 official transcript from each college you’ve previously attended

4.  2 reference letters/forms (It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure references by the deadline. References may be included or forwarded by the referee)

 

I understand that submitting an application for a study abroad program does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Candidates must meet program requirements and be approved by the program’s faculty coordinator. Participation is also subject to availability; some programs fill up early.

 I further understand that the program or individual courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment or other factors, and I understand that I will be informed of such a decision no later than 6 weeks before the planned departure date, or as soon as possible after any adverse circumstances that cause the program to be cancelled.

 

       Student Name (Printed or Typed) ________________________________________________

 

        Student Signature                              _____________________________________________

 

        Date                                               ____________________________________

 

 

      FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM USE ONLY:

      Date Received________________________Application Fee Received_________________

      Check Number________________________Missing Items__________________________

      Decision  _____________________________

 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

Personal and Academic Information

 UGA ID Number (If UGA applicant)_____________________

Full Name___________________________________________________________________________

Preferred Name_________________________________

Birth Date__________Age__________ Sex: M F

Mother/guardian’s Name________________________________________________________________

Father/guardian’s Name_________________________________________________________________

Are you on financial aid (including HOPE)? Yes No

What types?___________________________________________________________________________

Your College/University_________________________________________________________________

Are you a Georgia Resident? Yes No GPA_______ GPA in Major_______

Major(s)______________________________ Minor(s)________________________________________

 

Academic Level (during study abroad)

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Master’s Ph.D.

Campus Address _____________________________ Phone___________________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________ Email ______________________________

Permanent Address _____________________________ Phone _________________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

Country of Citizenship____________________________ Passport Number_____________________________

Date of Issuance__________________________________Expiration Date______________________________

 

Please list all colleges or universities previously attended:

1. Name__________________________________                  Dates: From ________ to ____________

Degree(s) Awarded___________________________               Major____________________________

 

2. Name__________________________________                  Dates: From ________ to ____________

Degree(s) Awarded__________________________                 Major____________________________

 

3. Name__________________________________                  Dates: From ________ to ____________

Degree(s) Awarded__________________________                 Major____________________________

 

For Office of International Education Statistical Purposes Only (Optional):

Ethnic Group

___ American Indian

___ Asian or Pacific Islander

___ Black, African American

___ Hispanic

___ Multiracial

___ White

 

Personal Activities

 

Are you currently employed?                   Yes                 No                   Occupation__________________________

 

If applicable, give name, address, and phone number of employer    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

       ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   

 

List primary co-curricular activities in which you are involved and in what capacity you are involved in them

________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Disciplinary Record

 

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?  Yes              No

If yes, please explain ___________________________________________________________________________

       ________________________________________________________________________________________

       ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Have you ever been found guilty of violating any high school, college, or university regulations or the

student code of conduct for UGA or any other institution – or do you have any sanctions currently pending?

 Yes                      No

If yes, please explain       __________________________________________________________________________________

 

Course Selections

____________________________ __________________________       ____________________________________________

 

Essay

 

On the next page, please type an essay expressing why you want to study abroad, what about the host country’s

culture interests you most, and why the qualities of this particular program support your personal, academic,

 and  career goals.

 

Deposit (No deposit required in 2014)

 

Release and Application Signature

 

I hereby authorize officials at any educational institution that I have attended to release my disciplinary records (including but not limit to: records maintained by the Judicial Programs and Services Office, the Registrar, the Department of Housing, and/or the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs) to the study abroad    program director of the program to which I am applying. I fully understand that my disciplinary records may be a factor in evaluating my application.

 I further acknowledge that the information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my  knowledge. I fully understand that providing false information during the application process may be grounds for rejecting my application, or grounds for dismissal from the study abroad program at any time.

 

_____________________________________________     ______________________________

Student Signature Date

 

_____________________________________________

Student Name (Printed or Typed)

 

Applicants who are accepted to participate in a UGA study abroad program are required by the University of  Georgia to complete and sign a student agreement and waiver which stipulates the terms and conditions of the program, student conduct regulations, and a waiver of liability.

 Signature of Study Abroad Advisor/Dean/Academic Advisor (for non-UGA students only)

 Name___________________________ Title_____________________ Date______________________

Phone___________________________ Email_______________________________________________

Student has completed all necessary steps at our institution to obtain permission to study abroad with the

 University of Georgia. Yes       No                           Signature________________________

Questionnaire

 

How did you first hear about this program?

                                      Poster

                                      Flyer or brochure – obtained where?__________________________________________

                                      Former Participant

                                      Office of International Education

                                      Campus Presentation – location/presenter_____________________________________

References

According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you may decide whether letters of reference written on your behalf are to be kept confidential or available for your inspection.  Please choose below and indicate your choice on the reference forms.

                                        Confidential File                                       Open File

 

REFERENCE FORM FOR UGA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

 

Please return to:

Studies Abroad Europe

C/O Prof. Ervan Garrison, Dept. of Anthropology

250 Baldwin Hall or Department of Geology, GG Building

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1619

 

Section I. This section is to be completed by the student applicant (please print or type).

Applicant’s  Name_______________________________________________________________

 

Applicant’s Local __________Email_______________________________________

 

This reference is (check one)    confidential                       not confidential

 

Section II. This section is to be completed by the referee (please print or type).

 

Referee Name & Title__________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone_________________________________________Email______________________________

 

A.     How long have you known the applicant, and in what capacity?

 

 

 

B.     Is there any reason why you would not recommend that the applicant participate in a study abroad program?

 

 

 

C. Please indicate your perceptions of the applicant’s competence in the following areas:

 

 AREA

 

 

BELOW AVERAGE

 

AVERAGE

 

ABOVE AVERAGE

 

OUTSTANDING

 

INADEQUATE OPPORTUNITY TO OBSERVE

 

Intellectual Curiosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional Maturity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to Interact with Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptability

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooperation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Motivation / Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.     Please include any other remarks you might have about the applicant.

                  

               Referee Signature___________________________________ Date______________________________

 

 


 

 

UGA Studies Abroad Europe Courses

 

All participants in the UGA Studies Abroad Europe must register for the following courses:

1. ANTH 3290: Prehistory of Europe (3 credit hours)

2. ANTH 4900 Special Topics in the Prehistory of Europe (3 credit hours )

 

Please see the Summer 2014 Schedule of Classes for call# information. Tuition is estimated to be $1100.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH RECORD FOR OVERSEAS PROGRAMS

After acceptance to the program, please provide the information below that will help our staff overseas obtain medical assistance  for you in the case of accident or illness. Language barriers and incomplete medical records can delay treatment. It is therefore important that you provide any information that might be relevant in a medical emergency. Also, it is important that while you are abroad, you continue any medical treatment or medication that you are currently receiving. We recommend that you keep a copy of this form on your person at all times while traveling.

 

Study Abroad Program Name_____________________________________________________________________

Student Name_________________________________________________________________________________

Student ID Number____________________________________________________________________________

Student Birth Date_____________________________________________________________________________

Person to be Notified in Case of an Emergency

Name_________________________________________ Relationship____________________________________

Phone: (Home)_____________________(Work)_______________________(Cell)__________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________

Email________________________________________________________________________________________

Are you currently receiving, or have you recently received any medical or psychological care of which you want us to be aware in case of an emergency? If so, describe fully.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

List any other on-going physical or emotional conditions that might require treatment abroad, or that might be exacerbated by changes in the environment, diet, and/or exercise. What treatment is recommended?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

What medications are you taking on an ongoing basis? _______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Reminder: Bring enough medication to cover you for your time abroad, plus an additional week

What medications or other substances are you allergic to? _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Are you on a medically restricted diet? If so, please give details: _______________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you have a physician who should be consulted in case of an emergency?_______________________________

-If so, please list contact information- Name____________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Phone____________________________________________________

Fax______________________________________________________ Email____________________________________________________

 

 

 

-INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES-

 

UGA study abroad programs endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. However, we are unable to accommodate those who cannot participate because of the strenuous activity and often long walking/hiking conditions of many of the travel components. If you have a disability and wish to discuss the study abroad program, please feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Ervan Garrison at (706) 542-1097 or egarriso@uga.edu

 

 

 

INTERPRETATION AND CLARIFICATION OF UGA ALCOHOL POLICY AS IT APPLIES TO STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

 

 

Full UGA Guidelines Concerning Events Where Alcoholic Beverages Are Served or Provided can be found at http://www.uga.edu/vpaa/polproc/aapm/facilit/general/50104.html

The following information does not supplant the UGA guidelines; rather, it clarifies how this policy applies to study abroad.

 

1. Faculty are strongly discouraged from providing alcohol to, or purchasing alcohol for, the students participating in their study abroad programs.

 

2. Students are expected to abide by the legal drinking age in the country or countries in which they are studying, as in the Conduct Regulations for Students (see http://www.judprog.uga.edu/sturegs.htm). All regular student conduct regulations are applicable while a student is studying abroad.

 

3. In homestays and facilities contracted to provide housing services for students on a University of Georgia study abroad or exchange program, provided the primary purpose of those facilities is to provide housing (although they may additionally provide meals), and the University is not directly paying a salary to any employee (other than a general fee which covers housing services), the owners, managers, and employees of such facilities are not officials, employees, or agents of the University. Therefore, policies established by the University of Georgia are not applicable in these situations.

 

4. In establishments contracted by the University or during events in which a private entity is contracted by the University to provide meals to students, policies regarding alcohol established by the University of Georgia should be in full effect.

 

5. In choosing facilities to provide meals services, program directors should seek to avoid facilities that allow unlimited self-service of alcoholic beverages included in the price for meals. Whenever possible, program directors should clarify to the facility employees and the students that pre=paid meals do not include alcohol.

 

I, (print name)_______________________________, an applicant for the Studies Abroad Europe understand the INTERPRETATION AND CLARIFICATION OF UGA ALCOHOL POLICY AS IT APPLIES TO STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS.

 

__________________________________________                   ______________________________

Applicant Signature                                                                                     Date

 

 

AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STUDIES ABROAD EUROPE 2014

PROGRAM

 

 

I, (print name)_______________________________, an applicant for the Studies Abroad Europe (hereinafter, “Program”), hereby agree as follows:

 

1. I have read and understand the attached itinerary and Consular Information Sheet.

 

2. I will comply with the University of Georgia’s student conduct regulations throught the duration of my participation in the Program, as well as the standards of conduct of the host institution. I agree that the Program Director shall have the right to enforce appropriate standards of behavior and that I may be dismissed from the Program at any time for failure to comply with such standards.

 

3. I understand that engaging in political activity in the host country, including but not limited to joining political parties or unions, participating in demonstrations, soliciting political material, or picketing, may be dangerous or illegal. If I have legal problems because of such activities, I understand that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (hereafter “University”) cannot provide legal counsel.

 

4. I understand that as an American citizen in a foreign country, I will be subject to the laws of that country. I agree to comply with those laws, as well as with the regulations of the host university, including refraining from using, possessing, or selling any illegal drugs. I understand that possession of any illegal drugs is grounds for immediate expulsion from the program, without refund. In addition, I understand that should I have any legal problems in the host country, I will be responsible for any legal costs incurred as a result. The University cannot provide legal counsel in such circumstances.

 

5. The University strongly discourages owning or operating motor vehicles while participating in study abroad, due to the inherent dangers of driving in a country with different traffic laws, driving habits, and regulations relating to insurance. If, however, I decide to operate a motor vehicle while abroad, I recognize that the University assumes no financial responsibility for any legal assistance, car repairs, or medical care if I am involved in an accident while operating a motor vehicle in the host country.

 

6. I understand and acknowledge that there are inherent health risks associated with traveling abroad. I agree that I am personally responsible for obtaining all health information, instruction, medical procedures,

immunizations, and medications appropriate to my intended travel. I recognize that the University is not responsible for any of my medical or medication needs and I assume all risk and responsibility therefore. I further agree that if I become incapacitated, the University, through its agents and employees, may take whatever action is deemed necessary with respect to my health and safety. I authorize the University, its agents and employees to place me, at their discretion and without my further consent, in a hospital or in the care of a local doctor for medical services and treatment. If necessary or desirable, I also authorize them to transport me back to the United States by commercial airline or otherwise for medical treatment. I agree that I will be fully responsible for any and all expenses, including transportation costs, associated with or in any way related to my medical care.

 

7. I understand that if I choose to travel independently during my free time in the Program, such travel will be unsupervised by the University, its agents, or employees. I agree that the University, its agents and employees shall have no responsibility or liability for any injury, damage or loss suffered by me during such periods of independent travel.

 

8. I understand that this is an academic program, and will follow the rules set for class attendance and participation by each professor, including doing all assigned work and taking all examinations. I realize that noncompliance with these rules may result in a failing grade which will be reflected on my University of Georgia transcript. I am aware that I will receive no academic credit for a failing grade.

 

9. I agree that in the event that I become detached from the group due to failure to meet the group at an assigned time, I will bear all responsibility to seek out, contact, and reach the group at its next available destination, and I understand that I will bear all the costs involved in contacting and reaching the group.

 

10. I understand that the University reserves the right to make cancellations, changes, or substitutions in the Program at any time because of emergency, changed conditions, or the Program Director’s determination that such changes or substitutions are in the best interest of the Program or its participants.

 

11. I understand that if my participation in the Program is terminated by the Program Director, I will be sent home with no refund of fees. If I am sent home before completion of the Program, I agree that I will be responsible for any and all costs and expenses associated with my return home. I also understand that if I leave the Program voluntarily for any reason, including illness, I will be responsible for any and all costs and expenses associated with my return home and that there will be no refund of any fees.

 

12. I agree that, should any provision or aspect of this agreement be found to be unenforceable, all remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in full force and effect.

 

13. I certify that my agreement to the provisions herein is wholly voluntary.

 

14. I certify that I am at least 18 years of age, or, if not, that I have secured below the signature of my parent or legal guardian as well as my own.

 

 

I certify that I have read and understand the above.

__________________________________________________ ________________________

Student Signature                                                                         Date

__________________________________________________ ________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature (for students under 18)                     Date

 

 

Person to be Notified in Case of an Emergency

Name___________________________________ Relationship___________________________

 

Phone: (Home)_______________(Work)_________________(Cell)_______________________

 

Address_______________________________________________________________________

 

Email_________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND CONVENANT NOT TO SUE

(To Be Signed by Participant)

 

I hereby acknowledge my awareness that my participation in the Study Abroad Europe may expose me to risk of property damage and bodily or personal injury, including injury that may prove fatal. I understand that the risks that I may encounter include, but are not limited to, airplaine crashes; sicknesses, including but not limited to, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Influenza, Tick-borne encephalitis, Lyme borreliosis, an Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease); and criminal acts, including but not limited to petty crime, as well as other risks that may not be foreseeable. Furthermore, I acknowledge that I have obtained (available at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/) and read the Consular Information Sheet for the countries of Switzerland and Scotland, issued by the United States Department of State. I hereby assume any and all such risks.

 

For the sole consideration of the University’s arranging for my participation in the Study Abroad Europe Program, I hereby release and forever discharge the University of Georgia, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, their members individually and their officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, demands, rights and causes of action of whatever kind, arising from or by reason of any personal injury, property damage, or the consequences thereof, resulting from or in any way connected with my participation in the Study Abroad Europe Program.

 

I further covenant and agree that for the consideration stated above, I will not sue the Institution, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, its members individually, its officers, agents, or employees for any claim for damages arising or growing out of my voluntary participation in this program.

 

I understand that the acceptance of this Release, Waiver of Liability and Convenant Not to Sue by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia shall not constitute a waiver, in whole or in part, or sovereign immunity by said Board, its members, officers, agents, and employees.

 

I certify that I have read and understood the above, and I voluntarily agree to all of the provisions herein.

 

I certify that I am at least 18 years of age, or, if not, that I have secured below the signature of my parent or legal guardian as well as my own.

__________________________________________________ ________________________

Student Signature                                                                          Date

 

__________________________________________________

Student Name (Printed or Typed)

 

__________________________________________________ ________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature (for students under 18)                      Date

 

__________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (Printed or Typed)

 

 

 
 

 

UGA STUDIES ABROAD EUROPE PROGRAM - TUITION AND PROGRAM COSTS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

PROCEDURES

 

Tuition Payment

Students should make their tuition payments directly to:

 

University of Georgia (UGA) Banking and Trust Department

456 East Broad Street

Athens, GA 30602

 

Students may pay for classes using: (1) financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship; (2) credit card; or (3) cash or check. If paid by credit card or financial aid, the student can complete this transaction on OASIS. If the student wishes to pay by cash or check, then the OASIS registration will instruct them to print out a fee invoice. The student then must remit payment to the Banking and Trust Department by the date indicated on the invoice. Failure to pay tuition, in full, by the deadline date for the Program will result in scheduled cancellation and non-participation in the program. Tuition for the Program is estimated at the 2013/2014 UGA rate of $150 per credit hour.

 

Remember: Pay your Program Expenses first – deposit and balance – as indicated below. This reserves your place in the program. TOTAL ESTIMATED 2014 Program costs are $4900. This amount is inclusive of UGA tuition and fees which are estimated at $1000 for 6 hours credit.

 

Deposit

No deposit is required in 2014.

Program Expenses

These expenses are paid directly to the Program. They include the student’s room and board. Please consult the “Cost” section of the Study Abroad web site for specific information. The student must pay Program Expenses by cash or check. Credit cards cannot be accepted for these costs. Mail or hand-deliver checks for the Program Cost Balance to:

Studies Abroad Europe

C/O Prof. Ervan Garrison, Dept. of Anthropology/Dept. of Geology

250 Baldwin Hall or Department of Geology, GG Building

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1619

Registration

UGA Students will use the on-line OASIS registration system to register after they have been accepted to the program and have reserved their place in the class by paying their deposit and Program Expenses. They will then pay their tuition as outlined above. The Studies Abroad Europe courses are listed in the brochure and on the website; course call numbers can be found on OASIS and in the Summer 2014 Schedule of Classes.

 

Non-UGA Students

Non-UGA students will receive an Admissions packet, upon request, which must be returned to Dr. Garrison who will forward it to the UGA Admissions Department. Afterward, they will register online as described above.

 

Financial Aid, Scholarships,

HOPE Scholarship & UGA Study Abroad Students

 

The following provides some brief information regarding regarding the use of HOPE Scholarship, financial aid, and other scholarships for study abroad. You may want to refer to the Office of International Education, the UGA Office of Student Financial aid and Study Abroad Scholarships, or the University System of Georgia.

 

UGA students who participate in many study abroad programs can use their Federal, and most institutional, aid towards the cost of their overseas program. UGA students potentially have some special sources of funds that they can also use to help fund many study abroad opportunities

 

HOPE SCHOLARSHIP is given to any Georgia resident who attends a Georgia public college or university and earns as well as maintains an overall UGA GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and allocates book funds each semester.

 

 

UGA students can use their HOPE Scholarship allocation towards the cost of a study abroad program (at the current UGA rate per credit hour) as log as they are eligible to receive HOPE Scholarship and complete the following process:

 

• See a Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Education (OIE)

• Complete and return to OIE a UGA Study Abroad Credit Approval Form that will indicate program approval and credit transfer

• Speak to a financial aid officer in the UGA Student Financial Aid Office to confirm HOPE application details or questions

 

Additionally, the University of Georgia, the University System of Georgia, and UGA Foundation and other fund sources partner to provide special scholarship opportunities to UGA students. These include:

 

STARTS (Students Abroad with Regents Support) WORK STIPEND- $500 stipend in support of UGA students participating in a UGA or external study abroad or exchange program. Requires employment in the Office of International Education over the course of a semester. The typical semester award is for 71 hours. STARTS Work Stipend Funds are provided by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents with matching funds from the UGA Foundation.

 

ELIZABETH SUZANNE SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP- $500 scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending UGA or external study abroad or exchange program. 3.0 minimum GPA required. Preference given for academic merit, applicants from under-represented student groups in study abroad (i.e. students of color, first generation college students, students from rural Georgia, math/science majors), participation in programs with language/cultural immersion component or located in an under-represented geographic region (i.e. outside of Western Europe). Scholarhsips come through support of the Schaefer Sammons familty to the Elizabeth Suzanne Schaefer Fund and are matched by the UGA Foundation.

 

IEW (INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK) SCHOLARSHIP- $500 Scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level. Preference given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extracurricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation. Study Abroad Scholarship funds are raised through the nationally celebrated International Education Week Even held each Fall semester and matched by the UGA Foundation.

 

KATHERINE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP- $500 Scholarship for UGA undergraduates attending a UGA sponsored study abroad or exchange program. 3.3 minimum GPA required and must not have previously studied abroad for academic credit at the university level. Preference given for academic merit, demonstrated financial need, strong record of extracurricular and service activities, and strong faculty recommendation. Study Abroad Scholarships come through support of the Murphy family to the Katherine Murphy Fund and are matched by the UGA Foundation.

 

Please feel free to contact the Office of International Education

for more information on these opportunities!

 


 

 

 

FRANKLIN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

Deadlines:    March 22 for Maymester and summer programs

                      May 31 for fall and spring programs

 

Award notifications will be sent on March 1 and June 10.

 

Guidelines and Eligibility for Application:

 

1. An applicant must have completed at least one semester as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences prior to applying.

 

2. An applicant must be a student in good standing at the time of submission of this application as well as during any semester he/she is to receive scholarship funds. Successful applicants will have at least a 2.5 grade point average.

 

3. These scholarships are based on both need and merit; applicants must file a completed FASFA form before submitting this application. No exceptions will be allowed. To qualify for consideration, applicants must submit a copy of their student financial aid award letter.

 

4. A one-page letter in which the applicant describes educational, personal, and career goals and aspirations must accompany the application form.

 

5. Two letters of recommendation attesting an applicant’s academic qualifications and personal attributes must accompany the application. These letters are important in the selection of successful applicants. Those who write the letters should indicate the nature of their relationship and how long they have known the applicant. Ideally, faculty members at UGA will provide these letters. The letters are confidential and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes on letterhead stationery with the author’s signature across the sealed flap. Letters from relatives are not appropriate.

 

6. Students selected for study abroad scholarship must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the semester when they apply and are expected to take an appropriate full course load during their study abroad experience.

 

7. Students must be accepted into a UGA-approved Study Abroad Program and must be nominated by separate letter from the program director.

 

Return completed application packets to:

Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship Committee

310 New College

Athens, GA 30602

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study Abroad Scholarship Application Form

 

 

Name:________________________________________SS#__________________________

School Address:_____________________________________________________________

School Phone:______________________________________________________________

Permanent Address:_________________________________________________________

Permanent Phone:___________________________________________________________

 

 

STUDENTS SHOULD SUBMIT FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF THEIR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER

 

 

Applying to which Study Abroad Program:______________________________________

Major:_____________________________________________________________________

Expected Graduation Date:___________________________________________________

Reference 1

Name:_______________________________Title:__________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________

Phone:_______________________________Email:________________________________

Reference 2

Name:_______________________________Title:__________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________

Phone:_______________________________Email:________________________________

By my signature, I authorize UGA’s Student Financial Aid office to release my student financial aid information to the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences.

____________________________________________ ___________________________

Applicant Signature                                                          Date

 

 

UGA STUDIES ABROAD EUROPE

-PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS POLICY-

 

Payment Policy for Program Costs

Application Fee:

 

• No fee t is required with the application.

 

Final Payment:

 

• The final payment amount is contingent upon the courses selected.

• We will accept final payment with the initial deposit.

• Deadline for the final payment is MARCH 15, 2014.

• The HOPE scholarship can be used for program costs (see HOPE coordinator for more information).

 

Refund Policy

 

The UGA Studies Abroad Europe Program obtains the bulk of its income from student fees; thus the budget and organizational plans are made on the basis of fees expected. Unexpected loss of income creates budgetary hardships for all participants. Consequently, the following procedures must be adhered to, regardless of the circumstances of cancellation.

 

• Withdrawal before the initial program begins on May 3, 2014

 

o If there is a student on the waiting list who takes your place, then all fees paid will be refunded.

o If there is no student on the waiting list to take your place, then §

 

                         §    If you withdraw between March 15th and April 1st, all fees that have been paid will be refunded

      § If you withdraw between April 1st and May 1st, all fees that have been paid will be refunded on

                               a prorated scale, from 100% on April 1st to 0% on May 1st

      § If you withdraw after May 1st, none of the fees will be refunded.

 

 

• Withdrawal during the summer (whether voluntary or required by the Program Director)

 

 o No fees will be refunded. If the withdrawal is for reasons of health or family emergency, and you are doing satisfactory work at the time of withdrawal, permission to participate in part or all of a later program (if offered) may be granted at the sole discretion of the faculty member in charge of the program. Additional fees (to be determined by the faculty member in charge) may be required for such participation.

 

o If you withdraw, your grade(s) will be determined according to the normal UGA regulations. If you are continuing at UGA, Incomplete (I) grades may be given, with the approval of the Dean’s office. Incomplete grades can be removed by participating in classes (e.g., ANTH 3290/3290H) specified by the Head of the Anthropology Department in consultation with the Program Director.

 

 

• Cancellation of the Program by the Program Director

 

o All fees will be refunded.

 

If you forfeit your fees because of late withdrawal, you will receive credit for these fees towards participation in the 2011 or later program, if the program is offered. Please note that the Anthropology Department and Geology Department do not guarantee that either component of the program will be offered on any given summer.

 

 

-Remember: tuition & fees are paid directly to the UGA Banking and Trust Department-