This Study Abroad experience is a 13-day intensive rotation at the largest hospital in Athens, Greece. GSU premed students will rotate in: general surgery, cardiology, thoracic surgery, oncology, ENT, ICU, OB/GYN, urology, pediatrics, orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine, pathology, ophthalmology, sports medicine, and trauma bay. There will also be several courses/seminars offered at the Athens Medical School. This is a graded course, and students are required to document and present patient cases at internal group meetings as well as GSURC, STEM, or GSU Hellenic Studies conferences upon their return. This course also suffices for the required capstone in the Masters in Biology Medical Science program.
There may 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.
Day 1 - Students depart Atlanta
Day 2 - Students arrive and check into housing, get metro card. Scavenger Hunt afternoon, orientation dinner.
Day 3 to 5 - Students rotate at Attikon, Evaggelismos, and KAT (ER)
Day 6 to 7 - Off for New Year's Eve Celebration!
Day 8 to 14 - Continue rotations and lectures
Day 15 - Finish rotations, final dinner.
Day 16 - Transportation back to Athens, Departure out of Athens
Housing will be arranged by the Greece site manager and will be small apartments in a large building equipped with full kitchens, laundry and shared bathrooms. Sleeping arrangements will be twin beds, dorm style. WiFi will be available. Locations of accommodations are in safe, centrally located "touristy" neighborhoods within walking distance of the Athens metro system.
The program is open to degree seeking undergraduate premed students at GSU who demonstrate academic excellence in premed coursework. Graduate student participation will be limited to Master's in Biology Medical Science students because this is part of their capstone requirements for graduation. Specific course prerequisites will be required: Biol 4686/6686 Pathophysiology or Biol 4687/6687 Surgical Anatomy. Exceptions: students in Dual Degree who complete Biol 3240 Applied Medical Physiology. Program size is limited, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. All students must be in good health, have documentation supporting current vaccinations including TB screen, and be comfortable with extended stay abroad. International students must obtain proper visa status with the Greece Consulate prior to enrolling.
- 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 Biol 4930/6930 courses will receive 4
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate and MBMS graduate students (and Dual Degree students) should register for Biol 4930and 6930, respectively
. MBMS interns will also need to register for 2 CH of Biol 8888 to fulfil their non-thesis paper requirements.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. Travel Insurance must be purchased in case of flight cancellations. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,192.50, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Housing in Athens
- COSMOTE SIM chip (1 per student)
- Metro card pass (14 days)
- Hospital rotation fees
- Site Manager fee
- Seminar fees
- Orientation and Closing meals
- Some hospital lunches
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Most meals/groceries/snacks/drinks
- Required vaccinations and health forms
- Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
September 1, 2020: $500 deposit due with application
October 1, 2020: $1,000
November 1: Remaining balance due along with tuition & fees
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
- 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
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
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303