Study Abroad

Georgia Tech offers more than 80 exchange programs and 30 group faculty-led programs, sending  more than 1,200 students abroad each year. Over 46 percent of Georgia Tech students have an international experience by the time they graduate -- will you be one of them?

Spin a globe and pick a country. Chances are you will find an opportunity to study engineering under a partnership between Georgia Tech and a host institution in cities across the world. From full degree programs to a semester of study abroad, COE students are provided with opportunities to enrich their education with a global perspective in emerging technological areas of the world. Studying abroad helps students see the world from a new persepctive, develops new skills, independence, and the self-confidence needed to survive and succeed in the global marketplace, puts engineering theory to practice in the real world, improves foreign language skills, and gives graduates a competitive edge on their resumes or graduate school applications.

International Plan

COE students also have the option of adding an International Plan degree designation to their studies at Tech. The International Plan is integrated into the student’s major and students take international economics coursework, become proficient in a second language, and must complete a two-term period, 26 weeks, of international experience combining study abroad, international internship, or research. All nine Engineering Schools offer Study Abroad opportunities.

The program prepares engineering graduates to succeed professionally and personally in the global economy. The challenging program contains components of language, residence and academics. The International Plan degree will be designated in both the transcript and the diploma. 

 

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Semester Programs

Another very enriching international experience for engineering students can be gained by participating in semester programs. In semester programs, students have an option to go to many universities around the world that have exchange agreements with Georgia Tech. Students normally take some local courses that can be transferred back to GT. The knowledge of the local language is often important. Engineering programs are offered from Chile to Australia, from Finland to France, and many countries in-between. Georgia Tech's international programs are overseen by the Office of International Education.

Georgia Tech Summer Programs

The summer programs are  the easiest to participate in international programs. Although beneficial, knowledge of local language is normally not necessary. Opportunities for engineering coursework include  GT Lorraine, France, and in London, England, and Beijing, China.

To search Study Abroad Programs by major go to: www.oie.gatech.edu.

Contact: study.abroad@gatech.edu for general information.