International Visitors

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For Visitors

Whether visiting GSU as an international student, scholar, or part of an official delegation, international visitors are highly valued and enrich the educational quality of the university. This page contains information and resources to enhance the experience of prospective international visitors to our campus and to the Atlanta metropolitan area. It also provides guidance and contains tools and resources to assist members of the GSU community in planning, organizing and hosting successful international visits.

Georgia State University, popularly referred to as “Georgia State”, is located in downtown Atlanta. For a first time visitor, navigating the busy streets can be daunting. To assist your visit, we have provided directions to GSU, a map of our campus and Directions to the Office of International Initiatives which can also be accessed below.


For GSU Faculty and Staff

GSU’s Guidelines for Hosting International Visitors should be consulted when planning for short duration international visits. Such visits may involve high ranking elected or senior government officials from other countries; representatives of international institutions including universities, corporations, foundations; and international non-governmental organizations. Such visits could be for the purpose of exploring collaboration opportunities, discussing existing joint activities, courtesy calls or signing ceremonies.  Internal planning for a short duration international visitors and delegations is initiated by the designated GSU hosting unit contact person who advised to review the Protocol Considerations for Hosting International Visitors and submit a completed International Visitors Form.

Questions concerning the immigration status of international visitors should be directed to the Scholar advisor in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).