The Office of International Services offers many programs to the GSU community - we've summarized them here.

Employment Workshops

The Office of International Services offers employment workshops for international students on F-1 & J-1 visas.

Administrator Workshops

These workshops are designed by the Office of International Services to provide information about international education to GSU faculty and staff.

Cultural Programming

Each semester, OIS offers a variety of both on-campus and off-campus cultural programming opportunities that allow international students to engage in local cultural activities. Event signups typically open 2-3 weeks before the event. For more information, please write to

    First Friends

    This program is designed to pair current international students with new international students before they arrive in the United States.


    Crosswinds is a program that pairs new international students with current domestic students at GSU.

    Conversational Cafe'

    The Office of International Services, along with the Intensive English Program, hosts Conversational Cafe', a language program designed to promote international student communications with domestic GSU students.

    International Education Week

    The dates for International Education Week 2017 are November 13-17, 2017.

    International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

    At GSU we plan a variety of international activities on campus during IEW. Check back during the fall semester to see the schedule of events. 


    International Women's Day

    Every year, OIS works with offices around the GSU campus to host programming that celebrates International Women's Day.

    Other Events

    The Office of International Services offers a multitude of programming efforts. Please view this section for some of the events offered by OIS.