University System of Georgia (USG) Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad on Any Accredited U.S. Institution’s Program
If you can’t find a study abroad program through GSU that meets your needs, you may want to look into study abroad opportunities through other University System of Georgia institutions like UGA or KSU. You can search study abroad programs at USG institutions on the USG Study Abroad website. Keep in mind that this database may not necessarily be the most up-to-date listing of programs, so always make sure to visit the university’s study abroad website if you find a program you’re interested in. In addition to other USG institutions, students are eligible to study abroad on any accredited university’s program. Students participating in another institution’s study abroad program must apply as transient students to that institution. Your host university should have guidance about applying as a transient student.
Receive Institutional Credit on Some USG Programs
In addition to short-term faculty-led programs through other universities, GSU students are eligible to participate in the USG European Council & the USG Asia Council & receive institutional credit. Because GSU is a member of these consortia, students participating in the USG European Council & USG Asia Council programs will register for courses at GSU while paying the program fee to the sponsoring institution.
The USG Asia Council offers several study abroad opportunities in Asia during the summer. For more information about the USG Asia Council programs, please visit their study abroad website. Students interested in participating in one of these programs should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in applying to a non-GSU program so that we can create an application for your through the GSU application portal. This will help you keep track of the steps you must complete at GSU as well as serve as a record of your participation in case of emergency.
Steps to Apply for a USG Program
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.
- Consortium Agreement (Not required for European Council & Asia Council Programs)
- Zell/Hope Program Transient Request (USG programs only, not required for European Council & Asia Council Programs)
- Georgia State University Financial Aid Summer Application (for Maymester and Summer programs only, form is submitted on PAWS)
You can read more about financial aid for study abroad on our website and please visit the Financial Management Center at 227/228 Sparks Hall to request a referral to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor about study abroad.
If you are participating in a European Council or Asia Council Program you will receive institutional credit for your study abroad experience and do not need to submit the Transfer Credit Approval Form. However, you must register for the course(s) on PAWs with help from the Study Abroad Programs Office.