Links: Intercultural Partner Program and Meet-Up Group
International Education Week
GT International House (I-House)
International Student Leadership Award
International Coffee Hour
Georgia International Leadership Conference
Living in a new country and adjusting to a new culture can be scary, exciting, and frustrating, all at the same time. LINKS aims to ease the process of adjustment by pairing incoming freshman international students with current GT students who participate in the International Plan (IP). The IP is a program that adds an international perspective to the regular undergraduate degree programs. Through the International Plan, students complete globally-focused coursework and participate in at least 6 months of overseas study, work, and/or research. Both 1st year international students and students in the IP will experience or have experienced adjusting to new cultures, new ways of life, and new ways of viewing the world. Based on this common experience, the LINKS program provides a forum for cultural exchange and friendship.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Culture Tech is a student organization run by students and supported by the Office of International Education. Each spring, members of Culture Tech plan a week of multi-cultural and internationally themed events known as Culture Fest. Past events have included the annual International Food Fest, Performance Night, Language Café, Karaoke Night, Latin Dance Night and foreign film screenings. Planning for Culture Fest begins in the fall semester, so get involved now!
When you envisioned yourself at college, did you imagine a world of ideas, cultural activities, and vibrant new horizons that extended well beyond the classroom? Are you genuinely interested in international politics, global trends, world religions, Thai food, Pedro Almodovar films, house music of Paul van Dyk, or African literature? Do you want to live with adventurous, diverse, and inquisitive students from around the globe? If you answered yes to these questions, then the I-House may be the place for you.
I-House is one of the GA Tech Think Big Programs. It is a vibrant community of world cultures, international outreach, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to how the world works beyond campus.
- I-Film: Screening of international films or attending a film festival in Atlanta
- I-Culture Nights: Events include salsa lessons, cooking classes, food tasting, and attending local performances by touring international entertainers
- I-Dinners: Group meals featuring the cuisine and culture of a particular country or region
- I-Outreach: Volunteer projects that serve Atlanta’s immigrant communities or address international crises around the globe
To honor Georgia Tech international students who have contributed significantly to the internationalization of the Georgia Tech campus and have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills while at GA Tech.
Recipients will be honored at the annual GT Up with the Gold and White Ceremony.
1. Be in good academic standing with Georgia Tech
2. Be in status with your F-1 or J-1 visa
3. Be an active member of a cultural/nationality club at Georgia Tech
4. Hold at least one leadership position on campus
5. Attend at least one leadership seminar or conference while at Georgia Tech
6. Participate in at least one community service/service learning opportunity
Applications are submitted through iStart (iStart.gatech.edu) and become available in late February. More information about the application process are included in the InTECHnational Newsletter starting one month prior to the deadline.
Culture, Coffee and Conversation! Come out for an hour of practicing your language skills and visiting with new-found friends, both from the U.S. and abroad, while enjoying coffee and good conversation. This monthly event is co-sponsored by OIE and the Student Center Programs Council. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
WHEN: 2nd Monday of each month
WHERE: Tech Rec, Student Center, 1st floor
GA Tech students interested in leadership, cross-cultural communication, and meeting people from different cultures are invited to apply to join the GA Tech delegation at the annual Georgia International Leadership Conference. The conference takes place in late January or February at Rock Eagle, Georgia. This conference brings together over 200 of Georgia's international and US students for a weekend of cross-cultural training, leadership development, and team-building. Students from colleges and universities all over Georgia participate in this event.
For more information visit http://oie.gatech.edu/GILC
Applications become available in October. To apply visit http://oie.gatech.edu/GILC_application
Culture Breaks are funds distributed to student organizations by OIE with the purpose of off-setting the costs of culturally based events on Tech’s campus. Organizations granted Culture Breaks are given up to $150 per event. In the past, students have used these funds to purchase items for food tastings, internationally themed movies, music and other performances. To apply for a Culture Break, please complete this application form and submit it at least 10 days prior to the event.
To apply visit http://oie.gatech.edu/isss/culture_breaks