Please find a list of upcoming GSU faculty-led study abroad programs below.


The Study Abroad Application packet can be found here. Some programs require additional paperwork to by submitted. Please note that final acceptance for faculty-led programs is determined by faculty. 


Summer in Kavala, Greece with Professor Frances Kostarelos*
Democritus University Unbound Prometheus Program of Summer Courses

Dates: July 22 - August 4, 2018
Application & Deposit Deadline: February 22, 2018
*Note that this program is not a faculty-led program run by GSU but Prof. Frances Kostarelos is a GSU professor who will be teaching at this summer program. Participants will attend this program independently as a third party program provider. Please contact Prof. Kostarelos for specific program information at

Education and Counseling in Slovenia
Students in the Counseling or School Psychology programs or Education programs will benefit from this faculty-led program. They will do various site visits and workshops with the University of Ljubijana. They will also have an opportunity to visit Venice and Croatia. 
Dates: May 6-17, 2018
Application & Deposit Deadline Extension: CLOSED
Slovenia Deposit Form
Slovenia Information Form

Honors Seminar in Rome
Through the study of historic leaders throughout Ancient Rome, the Renaissance, the Vatican and more, students will develop their knowledge of leadership and work on building their own leadership skills.  
Dates: May 22 – June 12, 2018
Application Deadline Extensions: CLOSED
Rome PPT
Rome Informational Handout
Rome Deposit Form
Rome Facebook Page



Business and Culture of Eastern Europe

Students will visit three major cities in Eastern Europe: Budapest, Prague and Bratislava. They will learn all about the business and culture of this area through business, university and cultural visits. 
Dates: May 5-16, 2018
Application Deadline: CLOSED
Eastern Europe Flyer
COB Eastern Europe Handout
COB Eastern Europe Syllabus & Schedule
Info Sessions: Wednesday, October 25 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. F1622

Public Health Brigade to Nicaragua

Students have the opportunity to serve abroad in Nicaragua where they will construct in-home infrastructures to benefit the living conditions of the families. The Public Health Brigade is part of a holistic model constructed by the Global Brigades
Dates: January 4-10, 2018
Application Deadline: CLOSED - hope you can make it next year!

Counseling and Diversity in Thailand

Students will visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Bangsaen. They will interact with the Thai people, exchange knowledge and present at Burapha University.  
Dates: January 2-19, 2018
Application Deadline: CLOSED - hope you can make it next year!
Informational Handout 
Thailand Flyer 

South Africa - Summer 2016
The College of Business and Public Administration is going to South Africa to gain an understanding of the business environment and culture, an emerging economic and political power in Africa. Student will visit 3-4 companies in various industries (financial, manufacturing, health care among the priority choices) in Cape Town including the Robben Island Museum and Cape Peninsula Tour. In Port Elizabeth, they will visit a Ford or GM plant with a culture tour of a Safari Park. In Grahamstown they will visit Rhodes University and attend a one day seminar. The last leg of the program will stop in East London to visit a Mercedes Benz plant or another company visit.   

Sweden - Summer 2016
The Department of Health Administration is going to Sweden to explore the Swedish Healthcare System, rated the #1 healthcare system in the world. This international course offers opportunities to develop cross-cultural competencies for students with healthcare experience. Students will learn key facts about Swedish healthcare, specifically, historical and social development, governance (healthcare law, monitoring and policy, county councils, and the role of the patient), financing and service provision (private vs. public, purchaser-provider split, and public health services.) 


Brazil – Summer 2015
The College of Business and Public Administration took their course to Brazil in Summer 2015. The course began in May on campus and spent 12 days in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The course was designed to develop skills and perspectives that enable students to gain experience in an international environment. Students have the unique opportunity to visit businesses in Brazil, practice cross cultural exercises, listen to important guest speakers and partake in class discussions. In addition to the classwork, there will be cultural tours of Brazil with visits to city highlights such as the Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.      

Thailand – Winter 2013, 2014 & 2016
The College of Education faculty took students to Thailand during the winter intersession in 2013 and 2014 for a course on Diversity and Multicultural Counseling in Thailand. Accompanied by faculty, the students attended workshops and served as mentors to shelter workers and medical professionals throughout Thailand. They shared their knowledge and experiences with the Thai people who are still working to develop their counseling profession. Many of the students described this as a life changing experience that gave them a new perspective on counseling as well as themselves as professionals.     

China – Summer 2012
GSU students visited China during the Summer 2012 session. They attended an international trade show and visited key locations around the country.  

Ukraine – Spring Break 2012
Led by GSU faculty, students were able to travel to the Ukraine during the spring break period in the Spring 2012 session. Students participated in service learning and gained valuable firsthand experience.