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  • Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Heather Kleider-Offutt Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Psychology Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Explore Your Senses! Destination Dubai: Faces, Facets & Psychology of a Growin Global City
March 16, 2019- March 24, 2019| 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Heather Kleider-Offutt | 404.413.6280 |

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Dubai Come join us on a life-changing journey through the dazzling city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This trip promises to challenge your senses and enhance your perspective on life by exposing you to the various faces and facets of this global city! Our Global Expeditions in Dubai occur in March annually for 8 days and features exciting excursions through the city of Dubai. Travelers will have the opportunity to develop personally while exploring the history, culture, and psychology of Dubai's growing city within a variety of community contexts including: (1) visits to numerous historical and cultural sites, monuments and museums (e.g., mosques, souks - old market, Dubai museum, Shindagha Museum); (2) visits to contemporary facilities that illustrate the economic and cultural growth and diversity of Dubai (e.g. major malls, Atlantis on the Palm island, Burj Kalifa – tallest building in the world, Burj Al Arab – only 7 star hotel in the world, Arabian Dhow cruises, city tours, trade ports and an exploration through the darker side); (3) discussions with Dubai experts on the city's history, growth, modern day culture and psychological challenges; (4) a desert safari, camel ride and Arabian BBQ in some of the most popular game drives in Dubai; (5) visits to some of the most pristine Arabian beaches in the world (e.g. Jumeirah Beach); and (5) after-hours enjoyment in local restaurants and various entertainment venues.

dubai There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There will also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing.

Day 1 - Arrive in Dubai and rest.
Day 2 - On-site safety orientation and Big Bus City Tour of Dubai; free time
Day 3 - Big Bus City Tour of Dubai; free time
Day 4 - Burj Kalifa on top; Sundowner Safari (Dessert ride, camel ride, BBQ diner)
Day 5 - umeriah Beach – day at beach with dinner buffet; see Burj Al Arab
Day 6 - Discussion/cultural excursions; day trips; Dhow Cruise Dinner with Arabian Adventures
Day 7 - Discussion/cultural excursions; day trips; free time
Day 8 - Culminating discussions/Closure/free time; Depart Dubai
Day 9 - Arrive in Atlanta.


In Dubai, we will stay in a hotel in the heart of Dubai overlooking the Dubai Creek with convenient access to Dubai's international airport. Breakfast is provided. Note: All accommodations may be with double or triple occupancy.
DubaiThis program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the academic qualifications of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad programs. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Please note; in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course(s) in GoSOLAR. Participants who successfully complete the program's course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for PSYC 3901 and graduate students should register for PSYC 6650.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,900, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Some meals
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Selected city orientations
  • Group cultural events
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Airfare
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
October 31, 2018: $500
November 14, 2018: $1200
November 28, 2018: $1200

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Dubai Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Possible long-distance walking
  • possible sun exposure

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Dubai Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

This program is currently not accepting applications.