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Stellenbosch study abroad program named PIEoneer Award finalist

The UGA study abroad program in Stellenbosch, South Africa, administered by UGA’s Center for the Study of Global Issues, or GLOBIS, was a finalist in the “real life learning” category for the PIEoneer Awards.

The Stellenbosch Maymester program, founded and directed by Markus Crepaz (international affairs) and William Finley (sociology), is based in the School of Public and International Affairs. It offers a unique combination of classroom learning, wildlife viewing and community engagement involving a four-week service-learning project.

The PIEoneer Awards are the only global awards that celebrate innovation and achievement across the international education industry. With a judging panel that represents geographical and professional diversity, the awards recognize individuals and organizations who are pushing professional standards, evolving their engagement or redefining the international student experience.