Study Abroad - Getting Started

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Choosing a Program Abroad

GT offers more than 100 programs abroad!  How do you find the right one for you?  Follow these guidelines on Four Steps to Success and see what types of programs are available: So Many Countries, So Little Time!

Fill out the Interested Student Form to let us know what type of Study Abroad you are curious about and to set up an appointment.

Meet with an advisor: Attend an Open House or contact study.abroad@gatech.edu for an appointment.

See the links at the top of this page to help you find programs for your major.


Application Procedures


Credits

Information on Credit for Students Participating in GT Group Programs: The courses offered as part of GT Group Programs are regular GT classes just like other courses offered at GT. Grades earned in these courses are shown on a participant's GT transcript and are calculated as part of the GT GPA. The academic unit responsible for organizing a GT study abroad program determines which courses will be offered. Click here for a list of programs so you can find out which kind of course work is available.

Information on Credit for Students Participating in GT Exchange and Exchange/Work Abroad Programs: Students who are going to study at a foreign university through a Georgia Tech Exchange or Exchange/Intern Abroad program should complete a Foreign Credit Approval Form (FCA). Be sure to also read this information on completing the Foreign Credit Approval Form. Some courses from certain exchange partners have standing approval on the Registrar's Equivalency Table (ET) on OSCAR. If you plan to take a course that is on the ET, no approval signature is needed for that course on the FCA form. If a course you'd like to take is not on the ET, you are still welcome to take that course, but you must get an approcal signature on the FCA. An FCA is required of every student before departing for the program. More information about credit approval will be provided at Exchange and Exchange/Intern Abroad Orientation.

Information on Credit for Students Participating in Non-GT Programs Abroad: Students who are going to apply to participate on study abroad programs through universities not affiliated with GT should download the NON-GT Program Packet, and complete a Non-GT Foreign Credit Approval Form. All forms must be submitted to OIE and approved prior to departure in order to receive transfer credit for courses completed on any NON-GT Program. More info here.


Eligibility

Summer Group Programs, GTL Undergrad Programs, the Pacific Program (View complete rules as PDF)

  • Ideal candidates for these programs meet minimum GPAs as set by the programs, are in good academic and disciplinary standing, are over 18 years of age, have completed at least two semesters of college, are outgoing and open to new social networks, are team players, and enjoy a structured environment.

GT Exchange and Exchange/Work Abroad Programs (View complete rules as PDF)

  • Ideal candidates for exchange programs have at least a 3.0 GPA, are in good disciplinary standing, are over 18 years of age, have completed at least two semesters of college, are open-minded and flexible, and willing to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.


Financial Aid Travels, So Can You!

For more information about using GT Financial Aid while studying abroad, please download the Financial Aid Information for GT Study Abroad Programs. For more specific financial aid questions visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Also, check out the Study Abroad Scholarships page.