Students in the College of Arts & Sciences can broaden their horizons and enhance their career opportunities through a wide range of international experiences.
Programs range from Spring Break study abroad programs to exchanges that can last a full semester or academic year. Here’s an overview:
- Spring Break study abroad programs are usually 7-9 days, timed to take place during Georgia State’s spring break. Because of the shorter duration, spring break study abroad programs are typically more affordable than longer programs. Students typically earn 3 credit hours (1 class credit), which could allow some students to graduate early.
- Faculty-led summer programs are short-term, usually offered in the Maymester or the regular Summer session. Georgia State faculty members design and lead these programs, and students travel, take classes, and go on academic and cultural excursions as a group. Financial aid and scholarships can be used to pay for official, Georgia State faculty-led summer programs. Though classes are taken abroad, students earn Georgia State credit.
- Exchange programs allow students to spend a semester or full academic year at a partner university abroad. Under an exchange program, students travel independently, take classes with local students, and experience life in another country. Although courses are taken abroad, students earn Georgia State credit. Program directors at Georgia State assist students with preparations, but exchange students are much more autonomous than those in other study abroad programs.