Program Details & Deadlines

The Summer Institute offers international students a unique opportunity to experience life on an American campus. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submitting their application. Application deadline extended to April 15.

Program Dates

June 30 – August 1, 2019. Please visit the Application Instructions tab for application deadlines. Note that the following schedule is subject to change.

June 30: Arrive in Atlanta
July 2: 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 2018 program fee is $4,900 USD, and includes each of the following:

  • In-state tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Flexible meal plan
  • Medical insurance*
  • Transportation and excursions
    • “Breeze Card” for local transportation
    • Transportation to/from the airport (For Groups Only)
  • 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.

(Airfare and visa fees are not included)

*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

Application for 2018 Summer Institute is now closed.

  • February 12: Online application opens.
  • March 15: Priority application deadline. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date.
  • Within 2 weeks upon being accepted: Pay the $450 deposit online through Flywire as an International Wire Transfer. Visit 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 for more information.
  • May 1: Submit Certificate of Immunization form to the Office of International Initiatives at