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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
- Student Advisement Center: http://advisement.gsu.edu
- College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Assistance: http://www.cas.gsu.edu/41.html
- Robinson College of Business, Office of Academic Assistance: http://robinson.gsu.edu/academic/ouaa/index.html
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Office of Academic Assistance: http://aysps.gsu.edu/oaa/study-abroad
- College of Education, Office of Academic Assistance: http://education.gsu.edu/oaa/index.htm
- College of Law Office of Academic Assistance: http://law.gsu.edu/students/4753.html
- Health and Human Sciences, Office of Academic Assistance: http://chhs.gsu.edu/oaa.asp
Study Abroad Programs works closely with this office when students have problems with registration.
Study Abroad Programs works closely with this office to ensure that tuition and fees are charged and paid correctly.
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
Studyabroad.com – useful study abroad information
Study Abroad Links – useful study abroad information
Students Abroad – useful study abroad information
Allabroad.us – 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
Global Ambassadors Freshman Learning Community – No idea what your chosen field will be? Whatever it will be, you can be certain that it will have an international component. Get a head start by exploring how international perspectives will enhance any field of study. This Freshman Learning Community (FLC) offers you the opportunity to investigate global aspects of your professional and personal development. Designed to engage you in a comprehensive international dialogue, it is open to students from any field who recognize the importance of expanding their horizons. The courses offered in this cluster are designed to demonstrate the benefits of and provide tools for engineering an international experience. As you learn how to become a global ambassador, you will be challenged to make the world a better place by exploring how your contribution to society will be greatly enhanced by internationalizing it. Staff members of Study Abroad Programs serve as Advisors for this FLC and also teach the GSU 1010 course.
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.