The Global Ambassador Program (GAP)

Special Programs


About Global Ambassador Program- Special Programs

GAP  is co-managed by the Study Abroad and the Special Programs units of the Office of International Initiatives.

GAP groups incoming international students with knowledgeable Georgia State students. It’s designed to allow GSU students and students from around the world the chance to grow their global networks and befriend someone different from themselves. Historically, students have created life-long friendships by communicating before the program, hanging out over the summer, and even visiting each other later in life.


Together the GAP Ambassador and the incoming student will be able to participate in many activities like:

Cultural Events

Students attend various cultural events around campus with their groups. The kick-off event at the recreation center introduces the groups through activities such as volleyball, ping pong, and zumba. One of the most interactive events is the BBQ where students enjoy an American style cookout with games and a professional photo booth. Not only do students get to know their groups better, but they also have the chance to interact with all the other participants and Pounce, the school mascot. Each event provides opportunities to share different foods, play new games, sing karaoke, and more.

Local Excursions

There is plenty of time built in to explore Downtown Atlanta and all it has to offer. Students have the opportunity to visit The World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, shopping centers, and more. The excursions give students a chance to enjoy key aspects of Atlanta’s culture while talking about their own interests, ideas, and questions. Transportation and entrance fees to top attractions are arranged by the Special Programs unit at no cost to GSU Global Ambassadors. For more information on events and excursions, click here.