Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions, so here are some answers to common questions we receive about Georgia State’s Summer Institute.

Application Instructions

Email your Intent to Register form and Georgia State application to Amanda Roshan-Rawaan at amandarr@gsu.edu. Submit your immigration documents to the International Student & Scholar Services office.

While we don’t guarantee acceptance to the Summer Institute, if you meet the English proficiency requirement and all of your documents are processed and accepted by Georgia State University, then we would be happy to welcome you to the Summer Institute.

After you are accepted to Georgia State and you have received your student identification number, you should pay your non-refundable $485 deposit online at http://gsu.peertransfer.com. This page has instructions for how to pay, but if you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact Amanda Roshan-Rawaan at amandarr@gsu.edu.  

Summer Institute Information

Yes, absolutely! The Summer Institute is designed for international students to experience life at an American campus. Not only will you earn six credits of academic credit, but you will live on-campus and participate in fun and interesting excursions to explore our beautiful city and the surrounding areas. You will find that, compared to other summer programs, Georgia State offers unsurpassed quality and personalized attention at an affordable program fee.

Of course! We know that your visit to Atlanta is a special time for you to experience U.S. culture, and we encourage you to explore. While we will arrange for group outings to points of interest in and around Atlanta, including trips to our large outlet shopping malls and an Atlanta Braves baseball game, you will have most evenings and some weekends free to shop, visit tourist attractions, or participate in other activities, such as the Touch the Earth program through the Student Recreation Center. There are numerous malls in and around Atlanta, so you will have plenty of places to shop on your own, too!

Before or after the program dates (July 1 – August 1), you are welcome to travel on your own. Atlanta’s airport is a Delta hub, with flights to major cities like Miami, New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles. Please know that if you choose to stay in Atlanta after the program ends, you will have to find your own accommodation, as the GSU Commons will not be available. Should you need assistance with booking airline or bus tickets to other cities, or help with purchasing tickets to other attractions, please let us know. We’re happy to help you!

The GSU Commons has been nationally recognized for its exceptional comfort. Students live together in a “quad”: you will have your own bedroom, but with a shared living space and kitchen. Each apartment comes with two bathrooms. Wireless internet is available in the common areas on each floor, but in-room internet access is available via ethernet cable only. Feel free to bring your own ethernet cable, or you can use one from the front desk. Linens (pillow, sheets, comforter) will be provided, as will basic kitchen supplies (utensils, plates, bowls, cups, pots, and pans).

Sure!  Please contact Amanda Roshan-Rawaan at amandarr@gsu.edu to inquire about contacting previous students.  

Academic Information

A lot of our previous students have the same concern as you. Our experienced professors are conscious of the language levels in their classrooms and they are happy to adjust the class pace to help you maximize your learning.

The Summer Institute classes meet Monday through Friday. There are two blocks of classes: the morning classes are from 10:00am to 12:20pm, and the afternoon classes are from 2:00pm to 4:20pm. Attendance at all classes is required.

We work hard to ensure that, whenever possible, Georgia State students are enrolled in your classes.

 
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