What can International Plan do for me?
Upon completion of the International Plan requirements, students will be able to:
- Discuss major international cultural, political, and economic processes and systems.
- Assimilate knowledgeably and comfortably into foreign lifestyles and work environments.
- Communicate with confidence and practice the specifics of the student's major in a global context.
- Utilize an understanding of the global economy and international relations
- Function effectively in multinational work.
- Successfully practice their discipline in an international context.
These skills will better prepare you for a job in the increasingly competitive and interconnected world.
What does International Plan mean to employers?
Prospective employers will see that you have taken an international perspective on your education and your career. Those who have studied abroad report improved employment opportunities, increased job satisfaction, higher salaries, and improved career advancement.
Which majors participate in the International Plan?
Please see the Participating Majors section on this Web site.
What do students have to do to earn the International Plan degree designation?
Please see the Requirements section on this Web site.
How can students satisfy the International Plan requirements?
International Plan requirements are satisfied with specialized courses within your major discipline and appropriate globally-focused electives. Each participating major has developed at least one sample curriculum showing how students could complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with the International Plan. Students have a variety of options in terms of language study, location of international experience, and type of international experience for meeting IP requirements. Please seek advice from the IP faculty representative in your major or the IP Manager. You may also be interested in exploring the Recommended Pathways for International Experiences for your major.
I will be visiting the United States on exchange for school. Can I participate in the International Plan?
No, only degree-seeking students may earn the International Plan designator.
I am an international student earning a degree at Georgia Tech. Can I study or work in my country of origin and receive credit for the International Plan?
No, students whose normal residence is outside the United States may not complete the international experience in their home country unless granted an exception by the IP Committee. In such cases, the student must demonstrate how the proposed international experience will achieve the International Plan objectives.
Can Advanced Placement credit count as one of the three globally-focused courses?
No, only courses taken after high school can count toward your core classes.
Can international experience obtained before arriving at Georgia Tech count toward the International Plan?
Possibly. Transfer students may petition to count up to 12 weeks of structured college-level international experience towards the International Plan's requirement. International experience must form part of a coherent plan to be considered. Petitions are requests and are not guaranteed. For further information, please contact the International Plan Manager.
What are the requirements for admission to the International Plan?
The International Plan is intended for students to apply in their first four semesters of undergraduate study. However, students who have earned 59-plus credit hours in participating majors may still apply; see the Requirements section for details. For all students, the following requirements must be met before being admitted to the International Plan:
- Applicants must be degree-seeking Tech students in one of the participating majors.
- Students must submit the completed online application via the International Plan Web site. Notification of acceptance will be communicated to the student in writing via the student’s GT e-mail address.
- There is no GPA requirement for first-semester freshmen applying to the International Plan. All other applicants must have at least a 2.7 GPA at the time of application.
What is the application deadline?
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. However, those submitted by September 1 will receive priority attention. The review process takes at least two weeks for first-semester freshmen and longer for students more advanced in their programs. Furthermore, it is very important that IP students needing language courses begin taking them as soon as possible. IP students receive priority when requesting permits for lower-level foreign language classes.
How do students apply?
Students apply through our online application.