What is the IP?

The International Plan is Georgia Tech's globally-focused degree designation, recognizing students who have committed to making global competence a core part of their GT experience. Read More

Why is global competency important?

Employers are making it clear that they are looking for graduates who are not only talented in their fields, but who can also work in diverse groups, adapt quickly to new cultures, and contribute to global expansion efforts. Through the IP, undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain significant international experience, language proficiency, and intercultural aptitude as part of their degree requirements, making them ideal candidates for competitive positions in today's global economy.

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Ready to join the IP? First, be sure to:

Confirm you’re in an eligible major.

Familiarize yourself with the requirements and understand how to get started from your first semester.

Check out IP Tracks to see suggested path- ways for your major and language. This tool will help you start to imagine what your Inter- national Plan can look like!

Follow the application deadlines:

 Aug 1—Fall priority

 Sept 1—Final Fall

 Jan 1—Spring

 May 1—Summer

Look for the decision to be sent to your GT email address. (All IP correspondence will be sent to your GT email account!)

Once you have been accepted, complete the required online orientation. Instructions will be included in your e-acceptance letter.

Fall 2014 freshman and new IP student?

Register for the IP section of GT 1000, GT’s freshman seminar. Meet other IP students, get started on your IP plans, and take part in intercultural activities.

Interested? For more info, contact Jennifer Baird at Jennifer.baird@oie.gatech.edu



Through the International Plan, Georgia Tech strives to produce graduates who are globally competent, particularly in the context of their major. Students are encouraged to join the program as early as possible (freshman year) in order to be able to maximize your time in the IP. To stay on track, you can do a self-audit with the checklist. Also, an individualized progress report will be emailed to you each semester. With proper planning and good advisement, the IP requirements should help you complete your degree requirements as well. If you have questions, feel free contact us at any time!

Need a refresher on IP requirements and policies? View the orientation videos at your convenience!

IP Student Resources

Not sure how to start planning you IP journey?

Check out IP TRACKS to get inspired and see examples of internationa experiences and coursework that fit a variety of majors and languages!

Have and international experience here on campus through LINKS Intercultural Partner Group!  IP students and international students come together for cultural exchange during events throughout the fall semester.  See the LINKS website for more information and to get involved!


You may have graduated, but your journey is just beginning. IP alumni are all over the world, putting to use their global skills and knowledge. 



Congratulations to the Spring 2014 IP graduates! To see past classes, please check the IP Photo Gallery.

The International Plan, implemented in 2005, is a coherent, degree long baccalaureate program that develops the global competence of students in the context of their majors and does so within the current degree requirements of the majors to assure timely completion of their degrees.  Global competence is the product of both education and experience.  In this initiative, it is characterized by a graduate's proficiency in a second language; knowledge about comparative international relations, the world economy, and the socio-political systems and culture of a least one other country or world region; and ability to practice his or her discipline within an international context.  In addition to disciplinary degree requirements, the International Plan is defined by a set of three overarching curriculum and international residency requirements within which individual academic units tailor an integrated program of international studies, language acquisition, and international experiences for their majors.

Please visit the student Program Requirements for a complete description.

Upon completion of his or her degree, the degree designation "International Plan" will appear on the student's transcript and diploma to signify the importance of this extra academic effort and to make more apparent to employers the significance of the student's international preparation in his or her chosen discipline.  Go to the List of Participating Majors to see a list of participating majors and their academic unit contacts.

IP Contacts

Your Major's IP faculty advisor:

Website: http://oie.gatech.edu/ip/participating-majors

International Plan

Jennifer Evanuik Baird, Assistant Director
Email: internationalplan@oie.gatech.edu
Phone: 404.894.7475
Office Location: Savant Building Suite 211
Please call or email to schedule an appointment

The School of Modern Languages

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Website: http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu
Phone: 404.894.7327
Office Location: Swann Building

Study Abroad

Office of International Education
Website: http://www.oie.gatech.edu/sa
Email: study.abroad@gatech.edu
Phone: 404.894.7475
Office Location: Savant Building Suite 211

Global Internship Program

Office of International Education
Email: internationalinternships@oie.gatech.edu
Website: http://oie.gatech.edu/gip
Phone: 404.894.7475
Office Location: Savant Building Suite 211




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