About Special Programs for Global Engagement

The Office of International Initiatives Special Programs for Global Engagement offers a range of programs for students, scholars, staff, and faculty that focus on cultural immersion, English proficiency, and field specific learning.

Faculty and scholars can engage with OII through programs such as the Faculty Mentoring. Cohort Training is available for faculty, staff, graduate students, and other special groups. The faculty programs provide opportunities for participants to engage in academic activities including: research, teaching in an U.S. classroom, class observations, syllabi development and enhancement, course evaluation, lab training, and language enhancement.

Short-term programming for international students aims to immerse participants in U.S. culture and enable them to experience U.S higher education. Georgia State Students are also encouraged to take part in classes, workshops, and excursions with their international peers to gain global competency skills through cross-cultural learning.

OII works in close collaboration with on campus and community partners to ensure students, faculty, and scholars can achieve their goals through strategic programming.

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Program For Students

Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a 4-week long credit bearing program that offers students the opportunity to experience American higher education and culture. Students live in on-campus housing and attend Georgia State classes.

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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions is a non-credit program that features three dynamic tracks allowing students focus on English, Chemistry, or Entrepreneurship. Participants have the  opportunity to live and study in the dynamic city of Atlanta and experience engaging cultural activities.

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Online Programs

Georgia State University’s (GSU) Online Program gives international students a chance to take 1 or 2 courses (3 or 6 credit hours), participate in cultural workshops, and build long-lasting connections with Georgia State students right from their own homes.

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Programs for Faculty

As part of its efforts to internationalize the campus and establish its global presence, Georgia State University offers targeted professional development programs ranging 1-24 months. Visiting scholars can come individually or as a cohort to take advantage of research, field specific, or pedagogical training.

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