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Georgia Tech has long been a leader in providing opportunities for students to experience other cultures, develop critical cross-cultural competencies, and understand the global implications of their disciplines. The Office of International Education (OIE) is the central office on campus charged with spearheading Georgia Tech’s internationalization efforts.

Education Abroad

With over 120 different programs, Georgia Tech Study Abroad opportunities span every continent and academic discipline. Last year, 52 percent of Georgia Tech undergraduate students graduated with an international experience. Study abroad is open to all undergraduate students with the opportunity to study abroad for fall, spring, summer, or for the full academic year. Students have the choice to study with a group or at a partner university. Students earn academic credit towards their degree while on a Tech program. If a student plans ahead, study abroad won’t delay graduation. Most programs charge the in-state tuition rate to all students. Furthermore, most students enrolled in a study abroad program take their regular scholarships, grants and loans with them when they study abroad. Finally, there are numerous study abroad scholarships that students can apply for.

For more information, please visit us at any of the FASET Resource Fairs or visit:

International Plan

The International Plan (IP) is Georgia Tech’s degree designation program for students interested in gaining a comprehensive global perspective of their major. Students in the IP must complete 26 (or more!) weeks abroad, take three globally-focused courses, become proficient in a foreign language, and incorporate an international element into their senior capstone course. Those who complete the IP requirements will have the International Plan designation on their Georgia Tech diploma and official transcript in addition to gaining a host of skills and experiences to help make them more marketable to employers and graduate school programs.

What sets the International Plan apart from the traditional study abroad experience is the comprehensive nature of the program and the focus on a particular language/region of the world. Students are not just pursuing a semester abroad, they are gaining a nuanced understanding of their field in a particular region.

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Global Internship Program

The Global Internship Program (GIP) facilitates short-term overseas work experiences for Georgia Tech students. Global Internships are related to a student’s major and allow students to develop professional skills in a cross-cultural setting. They are full-time and can last from as short as 10 weeks to as long as one year. Students who are interested in interning abroad are encouraged to first gain domestic work experience, develop foreign language proficiency, and participate in an international experience, such as study abroad, in order to be a competitive candidate. Interested students should sign up for the bi-monthly GIP newsletter to learn about upcoming positions deadlines. Students may also find opportunities in CareerBuzz, Georgia Tech’s job portal, as well as through networking and applying directly to companies. The GIP staff are available to help students navigate the job search process, cater their resumes to an international audience, and prepare for the overseas work experience. GIP staff also work to develop relationships with overseas employers to increase the number of opportunities available to students.

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Contact us:

Address: Office of International Education, 631 Cherry Street, 211 Savant Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30332-0284

Phone: 404-894-7475



  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Sara Warner
  • Created:06/10/2016
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016


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