GRADUATE STUDENTS Work OVERSEAS on a PAID internship while earning ACADEMIC CREDIT To date, 48 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, the fourth 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, contributing, for example, to improving 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 2004. • Accept an assignment in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean for 12 weeks in summer 2004 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 Friday, January 9, 2004 To Apply: • Required form - available at: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/wcp/WCPApply.html • For questions, Please Contact: Leslie A. Owen Coordinator, Coca-Cola World Citizenship Program 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/WCPHome.html ____________________________________ NOTE: Graduate Students should subscribe to the Graduate Student section of the student pagelet at http://my.ufl.edu. During Fall 2003, messages will be posted to this site and also sent by e-mail. Starting Spring 2004, most messages will be posted to this website exclusively. You can subscribe to the Graduate Student section within the Student News pagelet by using the following directions. Log on to myUFL at http://my.ufl.edu with your GatorLink username and password. You will see the 'Student News' pagelet in the top center of the page. Click on the 'edit' button in the top right hand corner of the Student News pagelet. Check the box next to 'Graduate Students' and hit the 'Save' button. Verify that the pagelet is now on the page you want it to appear. The 'Graduate Students' section will now appear on the Student News pagelet every time you log on.