Georgia State University sponsors a variety of study abroad programs, including Maymester and Summer programs, semester and academic year programs, and short-term programs during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Maymester and Summer Programs
Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Semester and Academic Year Exchange Programs
Georgia State sponsored exchange programs are formal exchange agreements with foreign universities around the world. Exchanges offer semester or academic year studies directly at a foreign university, and classes may be taught in either the host language or English. Exchange programs are among the most affordable study abroad options as the costs are roughly similar to spending a semester on campus in Atlanta. Students who are very independent tend to do well on exchange programs. These programs offer a high level of cultural immersion, as students will be taking their courses at the overseas partner institution with local students. Some GSU exchanges offer GSU credit, while others offer transfer credit. Another type of semester long program offers students a cultural experience and outings in addition to their academic work. These programs carry an additional program fee. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Other GSU Programs
Georgia State also offers short-term programs (one or two weeks) during the fall and spring semesters. These programs are usually limited to certain majors.
International Internships and Independent Study
Students interested in earning academic credit for an internship or independent study in another country must consult the Study Abroad Programs office.