The Global Ambassador Program (GAP)

About the Global Ambassador Program (GAP) – 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 Georgia State students (buddies) 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 throughout the program, and even visiting each other later in life.

Cultural Events

Students attend various cultural events around campus with their groups. 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. The excursions give students a chance to enjoy key aspects of Atlanta’s culture while talking about their own interests, ideas, and questions.

Virtual Connections

Students that participate in our virtual program still have many opportunities to connect with their buddies at Georgia State. There will be many activities for students to participate in, such as a virtual cooking demonstration, cultural exchange dialogues, virtual game days, and more!