Excursions & Activities

Join us for an opportunity to live and study in the dynamic city of Atlanta and experience engaging cultural activities.

Throughout the Summer Institute, students will participate in the following

Georgia Aquarium

Visit the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, featuring a dolphin show, sea lion show, 4-D movies, the world’s biggest fish, and much more!
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The World of Coca-Cola

Come experience the story behind the facility of the world’s most famous beverage, including the vault where the secret formula is secured! Learn More 

The CNN Center

Come see galleries and demonstrations at the headquarters of one of the largest news networks in the nation!
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Georgia Premium Outlet Mall

With hundreds of stores available, you will be able to find the best deals at the North Georgia Premium Outlets!
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Stone Mountain Park

At Stone Mountain Park, experience attractions like the Sky Ride, the Scenic Railroad, and the laser show!
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Independence Day Fireworks

Experience the nation’s independence day with fireworks and performances in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park!
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Pensacola Florida

An optional trip for all Summer Institute students: stay in a beachside hotel in one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches!
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GSU Recreation Center

A state of the art recreational center open only to GSU students, equipped with gyms, a pool, and rock climbing wall!
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Additional Atlanta attractions to explore during free time:

  • High Museum of Art
  • Fox Theatre
  • Helen, GA
  • Lake Lanier
  • White Water Park
  • Lenox Square
For the complete list of events and their dates, please refer to our program calendar  Please note that the calendar is subject to change.