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Subject:

Paid Overseas Academic Internship: December 1st Information Meeting

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Gregory Orloff <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:18:21 -0500

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ANNOUNCEMENT


Date:  17 November 2006

To:    All UF Graduate Students

From:  Aleks Nesic
       Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program Intern
       University of Florida International Center
       [log in to unmask]

RE:    PAID OVERSEAS ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP: DECEMBER 1st INFORMATION MEETING


WORLD CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM 
Work Overseas On a Paid Internship While Earning Academic Credit

Information session, December 1, 2006, 3:00 p.m., Norman Hall Terrace Room

To date, over 50 UF graduate students have undertaken humanitarian and
environmental summer internships with the Coca-Cola World Citizenship
Program to make a positive impact internationally by helping improve the
quality of life in emerging nations.  Now, in this sixth year of the
program, you too have a chance to make a difference in your life and the
lives of others, while obtaining UF Credit! You will work in a developing
country, for example contributing, to the improvement of its educational
system, its natural environment, or its quality of health and economic
sustainability.

The Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program at the University of Florida will
provide you with a unique opportunity to work with UNICEF, CARE, the Red
Cross, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Forest Management Trust,
World Vision, Mercy Corps or AirServ International regional offices in
Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean.  You will be able to
experience the sights, sounds and new friendships to be gained from your
interaction with different cultures and share these with others on your
return.  You will also earn three units of academic credit.  Successful
applicants will receive a stipend covers a percentage of living expenses;
travel to and from country; immunizations for assigned countries, and
medical emergency insurance.

The UF International Center (UFIC) coordinates the program and the selection
of applicants.

To Qualify:

You must be a UF graduate or professional student from UF, FIU, USF, UCF, or
FAMU in good academic standing in either a master's or a doctoral program
(with no restrictions on citizenship).

A Letter of Recommendation from your Advisor, approving 3 credit hours of
study, must accompany your completed on-line application form.

Previous international travel experience is preferred, but not required.

Proficiency in a second language may be required.

Requirements:

Attend a training session in Spring 2007 and a re-entry session in the fall
2007. 

Accept an assignment in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean for 12
weeks in summer 2007 under the supervision of the partner organization.

Carry out daily assignments and follow the agency rules.

Agree to abide by the host country's laws and UF's Student Code of Conduct.

Keep a journal of your experiences.

Write a summary report of the benefits of your experiences from the trip.

The Application Deadline is January 15, 2007. 

To Apply:

Required form - available at: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/wcpapplications.htm 

For questions, please contact:

Aleks Nesic
Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program Intern
University of Florida International Center
416 Peabody Hall, PO Box 113225
Gainesville, FL 32611-3225
Phone: 352-392-7074, Fax: 352-395-9386
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

For more information see our website at: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/wcp.htm 

NOTE: Although we are waiting for the funding from our sponsors, we will
proceed with accepting applications and conducing interviews in early
spring.

cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators
    All UF Graduate Staff

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