Global Opportunities at Georgia Tech
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. OIE is comprised of several units, including Education Abroad, Global Internship Program, and the International Plan—all of which offer opportunities for students to add an international perspective to their degree.
Education Abroad (General)
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: http://oie.gatech.edu/study-abroad
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. GIP staff is available to help students navigate the job search process, cater their resumes to an international audience, and prepare for the overseas work experience.
To learn more, visit: http://oie.gatech.edu/gip/
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.
Consider the words of IP graduate Emily Weigel ‘10: “Through the IP, you won't just gain 'hard' skills expected by your major, but you'll develop the soft skills for working in international, multicultural environments that can only come from a sustained interest in global thinking. Put the effort in and do it!”
Ready to learn more? Visit http://oie.gatech.edu/ip for more information.
International Opportunities Open House: Aug. 23 & Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Student Center: Peachtree Room)
Exchange & International Plan Open House: Aug. 25 & 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Student Center: Peachtree Room)
Study Abroad 101: Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. - noon (Savant #308)
How to Afford Study Abroad: Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. - noon (Student Center #301)
Study Abroad 101: Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. - noon (Savant #308)
Boren/CLS Information Session: Sept. 15, from 11 a.m.- noon (Student Center: Crescent Room)
Study Abroad Fair: Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (SC Ballroom)
German Day Career Fair: Oct. 18 See website for details: https://oie.gatech.edu/content/gip
International Education (IEW) Week: Nov. 14-18
- Workflow Status: Published
- Created By: Sara Warner
- Created: 08/09/2016
- Modified By: Fletcher Moore
- Modified: 10/07/2016