Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

Georgia State University offers tons of short-term study abroad program options, from 1 week spring break programs to 5 week summer language programs and all that’s in between! These types of programs are led by Georgia State University professors and tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme. Ranging from 10-20 participants, short-term faculty-led programs are a great way to really get to know your professors and classmates while earning GSU credit abroad! Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and cultural tours as part of the program.

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Application Timelines

Although many of the steps are the same when applying to a Spring Break or a Maymester program, there are very important differences in deadlines & details, so please pay close attention to the timelines below. Click on the term for which you are interested in applying to see which steps you should take and/or events you can attend to help you in the study abroad process.

Beginning of Fall Semester (Spring Program Applications Open)

1. Attend Study Abroad 101

Attending a Study Abroad 101 Info Session is your first step to study abroad! In this info session you'll get a good grasp of how study abroad works at GSU, what kinds of programs are available & tons of scholarship resources! Study Abroad 101 info sessions are held twice daily in our office: Monday - Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM

2. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

After attending a Study Abroad 101 info session, you can meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during advising hours. View the complete advising schedule here.

3. Contact the Program Director

Expressing your interest to the faculty member(s) in charge of your program will make you a more memorable applicant! Plus they can answer any questions you have about the program. Program director contact info can be found on the program's online brochure page.

4. Submit Program Application

Spring application deadlines vary, so please pay attention to the deadline listed on the program's brochure page. Login here to complete your application through our online application portal. Make sure that each component of the application is complete. If you have any questions about how to apply for a study abroad program, please contact our office at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.

Study Abroad Events & Important Dates

Beginning of Fall Semester (Spring Break Program Applications Open)

1. Attend Study Abroad 101

Attending a Study Abroad 101 Info Session is your first step to study abroad! In this info session you'll get a good grasp of how study abroad works at GSU, what kinds of programs are available & tons of scholarship resources! Study Abroad 101 info sessions are held twice daily in our office: Monday - Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM

2. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

After attending a Study Abroad 101 info session, you can meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during advising hours. View the complete advising schedule here.

3. Contact the Program Director

Expressing your interest to the faculty member(s) in charge of your program will make you a more memorable applicant! Plus they can answer any questions you have about the program. Program director contact info can be found on the program's online brochure page.

4. Submit Program Application & Deposit by October 31st 2016

All spring break program applications & deposits are due by Monday, October 31st.

The first 9 students who

  1. Submit a complete program application by October 31, 2016 and
  2. Pay their program deposit of $300 by October 31, 2016

will receive a $1000 early-decision discount. If an applicant misses the early decision discount (application submissions are time-stamped), they will absolutely be refunded their deposit within 7 business days should they choose not to participate at the full program price. Login here to complete your application through our online application portal. Make sure that each component of the application is complete. If you have any questions about how to apply for a study abroad program, please contact our office at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.

Study Abroad Events & Important Dates

Beginning of Fall Semester (Maymester/Summer Program Applications Open)

1. Attend Study Abroad 101

Attending a Study Abroad 101 Info Session is your first step to study abroad! In this info session you'll get a good grasp of how study abroad works at GSU, what kinds of programs are available & tons of scholarship resources! Study Abroad 101 info sessions are held twice daily in our office: Monday - Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM

2. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

After attending a Study Abroad 101 info session, you can meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during advising hours. View the complete advising schedule here.

3. Contact the Program Director

Expressing your interest to the faculty member(s) in charge of your program will make you a more memorable applicant! Plus they can answer any questions you have about the program. Program director contact info can be found on the program's online brochure page.

4. Submit Program Application

Maymester & Summer application deadlines vary, so please pay attention to the deadline listed on the program's brochure page. For the most part, you'll find that most of them have late fall or early spring semester deadlines. Login here to complete your application through our online application portal. Make sure that each component of the application is complete. If you have any questions about how to apply for a study abroad program, please contact our office at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.

Study Abroad Events & Important Dates


  • January 24th 2017: Did you miss it last semester? Now's your chance to speak with recent study abroad alumni at the Study Abroad Meet & Greet Coffee Hour
  • January 26th 2017: It's not too late to apply for some awesome study abroad scholarships! Attend the How to Fund Your Study Abroad Workshop if you missed it last time
  • February 7th 2017: If you're a Pell Grant recipient & your program is 28+ days in country, attend the Gilman Workshop to learn about this scholarship opportunity!
  • Mid-February 2017: Maymester/Summer 2017 deadline for IEF & GES scholarships. Please see our scholarships page to learn about other study abroad scholarships you may qualify for.
  • Mid-March 2017: Deadline for Kortney Easterly Cosmopolitan Scholarship
Beginning of Spring Semester (Fall Program Applications Open)

1. Attend Study Abroad 101

Attending a Study Abroad 101 Info Session is your first step to study abroad! In this info session you'll get a good grasp of how study abroad works at GSU, what kinds of programs are available & tons of scholarship resources! Study Abroad 101 info sessions are held twice daily in our office: Monday - Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM

2. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

After attending a Study Abroad 101 info session, you can meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during advising hours. View the complete advising schedule here.

3. Contact the Program Director

Expressing your interest to the faculty member(s) in charge of your program will make you a more memorable applicant! Plus they can answer any questions you have about the program. Program director contact info can be found on the program's online brochure page.

4. Submit Program Application

Fall application deadlines vary, so please pay attention to the deadline listed on the program's brochure page. Login here to complete your application through our online application portal. Make sure that each component of the application is complete. If you have any questions about how to apply for a study abroad program, please contact our office at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.

Study Abroad Events & Important Dates

  • January 24th 2017: Dop by the Study Abroad Meet & Greet Coffee Hour to speak with recent study abroad alumni and hear about their experiences abroad.
  • January 26th 2017: Need help funding your study abroad? Attend the How to Fund Your Study Abroad Workshop!
  • February 7th 2017: If you're a Pell Grant recipient & your program is 28+ days in country, attend the Gilman Workshop to learn about this scholarship opportunity!
  • Mid-April 2017: Fall 2017 deadline for IEF & GES scholarships. Please see our scholarships page to learn about other study abroad scholarships you may qualify for.

Accepted Student Next Steps

Once you’ve been accepted to a program, learn about the next steps for Accepted Students!

Accepted Student Next Steps