Program Providers

Program Providers are for-profit businesses or nonprofit organizations that organize the logistics for overseas academic experiences. Georgia State University has a select group of providers called the “Affiliates,” which often offer discounts to GSU students. GSU is affiliated with ISA, AIFS, API, and CEA, but there are a variety of program providers, many of which you’ll find when you search for programs on our website. Provider programs tend to be an all-inclusive experience, but pay attention! The program fee associated with provider programs likely does not include airfare, though you will find it covers your accommodations, some or most meals, group excursions, airport pick-up, student visa help and more. Students who participate in provider programs will attend classes and excursions with other American students and with local students in rare occasions. Typically, these programs offer lots of core credit opportunities and fill the gap when GSU doesn’t have a program that fits your needs in the country you want to visit.

Tip: When searching programs on our application portal, GSU programs will always be listed at the top of the search results, followed by provider programs.

Search Programs 

If you find a program not listed on our application portal, please email mystudyabroad@gsu.edu so that one of the Study Abroad Advisors can properly vet the program. If it’s not a program provider we’ve worked with previously or an international university we’re unfamiliar with, we will do some research into the organization & the institution providing credit. Your transcript must come from an accredited institution. Georgia State University does not accept transcripts from Study Abroad Study Centers.

Steps to Apply for a Provider Program

Once you've chosen a program, apply directly to the Program Provider. Ultimately, the provider will decide if you're accepted to the program or not.
Once you've been accepted to a program through a provider, login with your campus ID & password and complete an application for your program through our application portal. If your program is not listed in our database, please get in touch with a Study Abroad Advisor (if you haven't already) and we will create a generic non-GSU application for you. This application serves two purposes:

1. You can keep track of the things you need to do at GSU to make your study abroad a success!
2. GSU can keep a record of your participation in case of emergency.

Submit the following documents to the Financial Aid Office in person at Enrollment Services or via the dropbox outside Enrollment Services:

  1. Intent to Study Off Campus Form
  2. Consortium Agreement
  3. Georgia State University Financial Aid Summer Application (for Maymester and Summer programs only, form is available on PAWS)

You can read more about financial aid for study abroad on our website and please visit Enrollment Services to request a referral to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor about study abroad.

Students participating in provider programs will receive transfer credit for their study abroad experience and must complete a Transfer Credit Approval Form prior to departure. This form should be turned in to the Study Abroad Programs Office once complete. For questions about this form, please contact the Study Abroad Programs Office at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu and/or drop by during open advising hours from 9 AM - noon & 1 - 5 PM every day.