Please read below to find instructions on how to work with the Office of International Services to plan your independent study abroad experience.

Interested in studying abroad but not sure where to go or how to to apply? If you decide to study abroad independently, there are many options to choose from.


GSU is affiliated with the following program providers which offer discounts for our students. Click on the following to search their programs: 

 

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Athena Study Abroad

Students who study abroad through Athena will receive a $500 grant upon completion of a semester program and a $200 grant upon completion of a summer or J-term program. First generation college students can also qualify for $1,000 scholarship from Athena for a semester program. Contact Amy Schoenberg for more details.



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ISA - International Studies Abroad .
Students who study abroad through ISA will receive $200 discount and be eligible for additional ISA scholarships. GSU also has special ISA grants for $350-500. 

Find programs that cost under $3,500 for summer and under $10,00 for semester by reviewing this document. Some highlights are listed here: 

Arts & Sciences 

Art 

London, England: Courses in Multiple Disciplines (summer) - $4,450 

Florence, Italy: Arts, Business & Italian Language (J-Term) ~ $4,000 

Florence, Italy: Business, Hospitality & Studio Art (summer) - $4,350 

Biology
 

San José, Costa Rica: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies (trimester) - $9,295 

San José, Costa Rica: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies (summer) - $4,650    

History 

Prague, Czech Republic: History & Culture (summer) - $4,650 

Media Studies 

Seoul, South Korea: Korean Language & Courses in English (summer) - $4,850 

Political Science 

Meknes, Morocco: Language, Culture & Society (summer) – $4,450  

Cusco, Peru: Language, Literature & Culture (summer) - $4,950 

Busan, South Korea: Business, Global Studies & Korean Language (semester) - $9,850 

Sevilla, Spain: Spanish Language, Culture & Business (summer) - $4,450 

 

Business 

Florianópolis, Brazil: Culture, Portuguese Language & Business (semester) - $7,950 

Florianópolis, Brazil: Culture, Portuguese Language & Economics (summer) - $3,950 

Barranquilla, Colombia: Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals (semester) - $9,950 

Paris, France: Intensive Business (J-Term) ~ $3,500 

Limerick, Ireland: International Business (summer) - $4,950 

Seoul, South Korea: Korean Language & Courses in English (summer) - $4,850 

Sevilla, Spain: Spanish Language, Culture & Business (summer) - $4,450  

Education 

Valparaíso, Chile: Field Research in Education (summer) - $4,975 

Sevilla, Spain: Education in a Multicultural Context (semester) - $11,250  

Health & Human Services 

Physical Therapy 

San José, Costa Rica: Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish (semester) - $9,295 

San José, Costa Rica: Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish (summer) - $4,650 

Community Health 

San José, Costa Rica: Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish (semester) - $9,295 

San José, Costa Rica: Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish (summer) - $4,650 


Students who study abroad through ISA will receive $200 discount and be eligible for additional ISA scholarships. GSU also has special ISA grants for $350-500. Deadline to apply is October 15th, 2018.

Here are the steps to get you started:

  1. Start thinking about your reason for study abroad. Take into consideration the term that will work for you, your major, where you would like to study and if the location and program offerings will benefit your academic and professional career. GSU recommends that you study abroad through one of our affiliated program providers. One way in which you can filter through the options and narrow down your preferences is through the affiliated provider websites. If you do not find what you are looking for, you can also search a larger database on the website Institute of International Education. You can also search study abroad reviews at Study Abroad 101.

  2. Make an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator, Amy Schoenberg, to discuss your options and the next steps.

  3. Complete your GSU Study Abroad Application which includes getting course approval from your GSU Advisor and Dean by having him/her fill out the Study Abroad Course Approval Form, located in the application packet. Meet with the Financial Aid Office to determine how financial aid may apply to the program abroad.

  4. Upon confirmation from GSU that you are eligible to study abroad and your credits will transfer, you can apply to the independent study abroad program.

  5. Upon confirmation of participation from the independent study abroad program, students must submit a copy of their passport to OIS. The Study Abroad Coordinator will also assist the student in purchasing international health insurance through GSU and help prepare the student for departure.

  6. Students can apply for the GSU Study Abroad Scholarship located in the general application packet. The GSU Study Abroad Scholarship application deadlines are the following:

  • September 15 (early applications)

  • October 15

  • November 15 (late applications)