Program Details

Chinese students

Summer Institute students have the opportunity to explore life on campus and around Atlanta

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

Program Dates

The 2014 dates are July 1 – August 1. Please visit the Application Instructions tab for information about application deadlines.

July 1: Arrive in Atlanta
July 3: Orientation
July 4: National holiday / Fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park
July 7: Classes begin
July 28: Final exams begin
August 1: Program ends

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


Summer Institute students will live in the GSU Commons, a safe and modern housing complex minutes away from the heart of campus. The Commons is a 4.2-acre complex of four apartment buildings ranging from 8 to 15 stories. Each student has his/her own bedroom in a shared apartment with kitchen.

University Commons

University Commons

Also included:

  • Flexible meal plan
  • Laundry
  • In-room cable internet and wireless internet in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Study lounge
  • Shuttle to campus and nearby shopping

What Does the Program Fee Include?

The program fee is $4846. *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
  • CityPass
    • Admission to five Atlanta attractions
      • World of Coca-Cola
      • Georgia Aquarium
      • CNN
      • High Museum of Art or Fernbank Natural History Museum
      • Zoo Atlanta or Atlanta History Center
  • GSU PantherCard
    • Access to Recreation Center & Library
Strategic Engagement: Doing Business with China: 12-1:30pm, Centennial Hall Auditorium via @GSUOII 20 minutes ago