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 Grad School Info Session

Are you thinking of applying to graduate school? Join an information session with Georgia State’s Graduate School and ask any questions you may have about applying to a graduate program!
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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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Independence Day Fireworks

Students will have the option to experience Independence Day with fireworks and performances in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park!
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Zoo Atlanta

Visit Atlanta’s Zoo and see over 1,000 animals from more than 220 species, including the U.S.A.’s only giant pandas!
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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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Recreation Center

Enjoy a state of the art recreational center open only to the Georgia State community, equipped with gyms, a pool, and a rock climbing wall!
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Additional activities and attractions to explore during free time:

Discount tickets for movies, theme parks, and attractions can be purchased at the Information Center on the first floor of Student Center East. Many are also sold online, and additional discounts may be available online. For more information and a pricing sheet, CLICK HERE

For the complete list of events and their dates, please refer to the 2024 Summer Institute Calendar and note that the calendar is subject to change.