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The Babu Chalam Study Abroad Scholarship

 

UGA German alum Dr. Babu Chalum visits campus to establish a scholarship for studying abroad.

Dr. Babu Chalam is an alumnus of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. He grew up in south Georgia, was a German/International Business major at UGA (1998-2003), during which time he spent a summer in Erlangen and a year in Heidelberg. After working for more than a year with various companies in the Czech Republic, he then went on to medical school, and is currently a physician practicing north of Seattle, Washington. Dr. Chalam still visits Germany every year and maintains a wide network of friends from his time abroad in Europe. By sponsoring a studyabroad scholarship, he wishes to enable our German majors to have the same kinds of life-changing experiences in Germany he had.

The Babu Chalam Study Abroad Scholarship

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • GRMN 3010/3015 or equivalent
  • German language evaluation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies
  • A follow-up report by the student on the exchange experience

Dates

  • January 31 (for academic year abroad)
  • September 15 (for following spring semester abroad)

Contact: Dr. Inge Dibella

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