Program Details


The Summer Institute offers international students a unique opportunity to experience life on an American campus.

Program Dates

The 2017 dates are June 30 – August 1. Please visit the Application Instructions tab for information about application deadlines. Please note that the following schedule is subject to change.

June 30: Arrive in Atlanta
July 3: Orientation
July 4: National holiday / Fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park
July 5: Classes begin
July 26: Final exams begin
August 1: Program ends

Weekends are free for CityPass excursions (see below), shopping, or travel on your own.


Summer Institute students live in a safe and modern on-campus housing at the University Commons, located at 141 Piedmont Avenue. Students are assigned to a four-bedroom apartment in which they have a private bedroom, and shared kitchen, living room, dining room, and bathroom.

The University Commons offers amenities such as:

  • Free laundry
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • Study lounge
  • Community lounge with TV
  • Shuttle to campus and nearby shopping

What Does the Program Fee Include?

The 2017 program fee is $4,700.  *Note: airfare and visa fees are not included.

  • In-state Tuition & Fees
  • Housing
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transportation & Excursions
    • “Breeze Card” for local transportation
    • Transportation to/from airport plus two trips to local attractions
  • Admission to Atlanta attractions, which may include
    • World of Coca-Cola
    • Georgia Aquarium
    • CNN
    • High Museum of Art
    • Zoo Atlanta
    • Stone Mountain Park
  • GSU PantherCard
    • Access to Recreation Center & Library