The program will provide interested students in the GSU community with the opportunity to travel to Mexico and teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at the Instituto Cervantes, Apostolic (ICA) in San Luis Potosí , Mexico. The proposed program will take place over a two-week period at the beginning of July. Students will teach English classes to EFL students for four hours in the morning and join the EFL students in activities in the afternoon. GSU students will work with faculty prior to their trip to Mexico in order to develop and hone their teaching skills and create curriculum for their classes. Students will also work with faculty during their stay in Mexico in order to maximize success in the classroom. The program will be financially supported by the ICA, who will provide students with airfare, lodging, and some meals.
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 may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
June 30: Depart Atlanta, arrive San Luis Potosí, Mexico
July 1 - 5: Instructional activities
July 6 - 7: Trip to Zacatecas
July 8 - 11: Instructional activities
July 12: Student Ceremony
July 13: Depart San Luis Potosí, Mexico, arrive Atlanta
Accommodations will be provided by ICA in either local hotel or a homestay. If a hotel, comfortable double occupancy rooms will be provided. If living in a homestay, students will have their own room.
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.
Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergradaute students should register for AL 4141
and graduate students should register for AL 8270
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $300, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. The program will be financially supported by the Instituto Cervantes, Apostolic (ICA), who will provide students with airfare, lodging, and some meals. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Homestay or hotel accommodations
- Some meals
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport or visa fees
- Additional meals
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
February 11, 2019: $300 deposit due
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 availble in time to use for your inital payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requriements
- 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
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 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
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303