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Georgia State University Office of Legal Affairs – Our office works closely with the Georgia State Office of Legal Affairs to make sure that our procedures, policies, and forms are consistent with University policy and to minimize risk to the institution and to its faculty, staff, and students in study abroad programs. Legal Affairs is available to assist Program Directors with contracts used in the planning and execution of their programs. When possible, Program Directors should negotiate contracts before leaving the U.S. so that the documents may be submitted to Legal Affairs for review before signature by authorized University representative. Questions about contracts may be addressed to Jeannie Barrett in Legal Affairs (

Georgia State University Study Abroad Advisory Committee – Comprised of faculty members from each of the six GSU colleges as well as other units of the university , this committee meets regularly to discuss current issues regarding study abroad at Georgia State University, including broader university policy as it relates to study abroad. To learn more about the SAAC and its activities, please contact our office.

Georgia State University Office of Student Financial Aid – Study Abroad Programs works closely with this office to help ensure that students are able, as much as possible, to make use of their financial aid while they are studying abroad.

Georgia State University Offices of Academic Advisement – For students who receive transfer credit for their work abroad, assistance from these offices is essential for pre-approval of their coursework. Study Abroad Programs works closely with each of these offices to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Other Resources

NAFSA: Association of International Educators – NAFSA is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. NAFSA has nearly 9,000 members at 3,500 institutions worldwide, representing 84 countries. All of the Study Abroad Programs staff are members of this organization and are highly engaged in it. This engagement includes attending and presenting at national and regional conferences, participating in the prestigious NAFSA Academy, and regularly making use of the many resources that the organization provides.

Georgia Association of International Educators: GAIE – The goals of this state-based organization are to bring together those in the state of Georgia who are engaged or interested in the international educational exchange of students and scholars, collect and disseminate relevant information, develop and recommend desirable principles, policies, and practices, and to support opportunities for professional development for those participating in the field. The Study Abroad Programs staff are members of this organization and are very active in it, making regular presentations at both summer and winter conferences, as well as assisting with the annual Georgia International Leadership Conference.

U.S. Department of State – Travel safety and passport information

STA Travel – student travel agency

Glimpse Abroad - international student travel magazine 

Mobility International USA – study abroad for students with disabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – travel safety information – useful study abroad information

Study Abroad Links – useful study abroad information

Students Abroad – useful study abroad information – useful study abroad information, including information for minority students

Other - Please refer students to information provided with the "Students" button on the left. Here we have information on our advising hours, financial aid and scholarships (including our own IEF Study Abroad Scholarship), stories from past study abroad students, information for transient students, and a list of other useful resources.

GSU opportunities for students

IEP-Intensive English Program Activities and Events - This office offers several opportunities for interacting with non-native speakers of English to help improve their language skills. Activities such as Conversation Partners and Intercultural Conversation Exchange are great ways to interact with international students, meet new people, share your culture, and learn about others.

Office of Intercultural Relations - As a Georgia State student, you are already on the path to becoming a world citizen. Come share your ideas, experiences, activities and the richness of many cultures with people from a variety of backgrounds by becoming involved with the Intercultural Relations (IR) program. IR promotes cross-cultural awareness, interaction, communication and mutual learning through the integration of engaging activities, allowing individuals from various cultures to interact. Activities organized by IR are your window to the world of cultures.