International Internships & Independent Study Programs

Students may develop an independent study course/directed reading with a GSU faculty member to be completed abroad. Students participating in a GSU sponsored independent study that earns academic credit are not allowed to travel to a country for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning. Students must also purchase international health insurance through CISI (you'll receive information about this once you start an application through our online application portal).

Students who are interested in pursuing an international are also eligible to receive academic credit & use scholarships/financial aid! Please note: the Study Abroad Programs Office does not coordinate or arrange international internships for students.

Check with your department to see what international internship opportunities already exist and whether there is an existing internship course you can register for to receive credit for your international internship. If your department does not offer an internship course, you should speak to a professor in your department about arranging an independent study/directed reading course. In most cases, the professor will require some type of extra work on your behalf (readings, journals, papers, etc.) in order to award credit for the internship experience. Students are responsible for coordinating these details with a GSU professor. You must be receiving academic credit for your international internship experience to be eligible to use your financial aid and study abroad scholarships. Students participating in an international internship that earns academic credit are not allowed to travel to a country for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning. Students must also purchase international health insurance through CISI (you'll receive information about this once you start an application through our online application portal).

Students interested in completing an international independent study or international internship for academic credit must contact the Study Abroad Programs Office to set up an application.