Program Details & Deadlines

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

Program Dates

June 30 – August 1, 2017. Please visit the Application Instructions tab for application deadlines. 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, shopping, or travel on your own.

What Does the Program Fee Include?

The 2017 program fee is $4,700. (Airfare and visa fees are not included.)

  • In-state tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Medical insurance*
  • Transportation and 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, and other GSU facilities.

*Students must register for medical insurance on their own. The $80 insurance fee is part of the total program fee, but students will pay $80 directly to the insurance company and the remaining balance to Georgia State University. Information on how to register for insurance will be sent to accepted students.

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Applying to the Summer Institute is easy! Follow the instructions below to submit your application today. For questions, please contact the Office of International Initiatives at ipp@gsu.edu

Application deadline is May 1. 

  • February 1: Online application opens.
  • March 1: Priority application deadline. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date.
  • Within 1 week upon being accepted: Pay the $450 deposit online through Flywire as an International Wire Transfer. Visit gsu.edu/summerinstitute for more details. Note: in order to pay your deposit online, you need your Georgia State student ID number. You will receive this after your application has been processed by our Admissions team.
  • May 1: Complete International Student & Scholar Services required documents for your student visa. Visit gsu.edu/summerinstitute for more information.
  • May 1: Submit Certificate of Immunization form to the Office of International Initiatives at ipp@gsu.edu.