Our mission in Study Abroad Programs at Georgia State University is to enable our diverse students to participate in safe, inclusive, high-quality, international academic experiences that contribute to their success as students and their global citizenship. Equally important, we support faculty as they create and lead these programs and serve as a resource to our university community on international education.
Steps to Study Abroad
1. Speak with a Peer Advisor
To schedule a peer advising session, click here.
To connect with a member of the study abroad team click here.
2. Research Programs + Check Eligibility
Find programs on our website. Consider location, course offerings, costs, and program term. Start communicating with your academic advisor about which courses to take while abroad.
Check Eligibility Requirements | Click here
3. Explore Study Abroad Programs
- Funding Your Study Abroad Scholarships and financial aid travel with you to support your study abroad experience. Please meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss the specifics of your financial aid package.Note: application acceptance and/or deposit payments by the scholarship deadline qualify degree-seeking GSU students for our IEF and IAS scholarships.
4. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor for guidance at any phase during the study abroad process. Appointments can be scheduled online or stop by our office in Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor.
5. Apply - Pre-Decision
ALL Pre-Decision questionnaires and materials must be completed before your application can be reviewed and you can be accepted to the program. If you are applying to a program not sponsored by GSU, please schedule a “Non-GSU Study Abroad Advising Appointment” for assistance.
6. Commit to Your Program
Once you have been accepted to your program, please commit to your program and pay the deposit (if applicable). Committing to a faculty-led program means that you plan to participate in this program and understand that you will be charged the program fee on Charge Day. Once you commit to the program in Terra Dotta, you will see additional documents for your completion. All required documents, including the Health Clearance Form, must be completed in order to be able to study abroad. This process will include applying early for travel documents like a passport or visa.
If you are participating in Exchange or other programs outside GSU, you will need to complete a Transfer Credit Approval Form. This allows you to know what classes you can take abroad and how they will transfer back to GSU.
8. Pre-Departure Orientations
You will be required to attend at least one Pre-Departure Orientation prior to your trip. Orientation covers health and safety, security, cultural adjustment, and travel tips.
9. Go Abroad!
10. Return and Get Involved!
We have several opportunities for students to continue their international engagement once they’ve returned to Atlanta. Students can join the Global Ambassador Program, share photos online, create videos, or start exploring ways to go abroad again.
Atlanta Campus Students Perimeter Students
Schedule an Advising Appointment
Schedule a study abroad advising appointment with one of our advisors.
Finish Acceptance Steps
Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to your study abroad program. Once your application status is updated to “ACCEPTED', you must log in to your account and complete the post-acceptance steps.
Study Abroad Office
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Study Abroad Programs Office
International Center Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303