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Getting Started

Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step towards a once in a lifetime international experience through the International Education Center! The steps outlined on this page will help guide you through the process of choosing and applying to a Georgia College study abroad program, so get started and bon voyage!

1. Attend a Study Abroad Info Session, held Monday-Thursday in the International Education Center at 2 p.m. No appointment is needed! This is the first necessary step in making your international experience a reality. In this 30-40 minute session we will cover the basic information that all of our students need to know, including how to choose a program, earning credits on your program, financial aid, scholarships and much more.

2. Search for study abroad programs by clicking Program Search (Programs/Apply) on the top right side of the Study Abroad website. Be sure to utilize our advance search options to narrow your results so they are specific to you! Also heck out our list of Summer Faculty-Led and Collaborative Courses for ideas on which programs may suit your academic needs best:2020 Study Abroad Courses - 10-29-19.pdf

3. Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser in the International Education Center after attending an Info Session. This is a great way to get advice on specific opportunities, address any questions or concerns you might have, and receive more detailed information about any Georgia College study abroad program.  Email to set up an appointment.

4. Apply for your program! Go to the information page for the program you've selected, and click the "Apply Now" button to login and begin your application. Be sure to carefully follow the directions provided and complete all required application materials.  To secure your spot on a program the deposit or application fee must be paid.  Most programs have an application deadline, but they will fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis which is can be long before the advertised application deadline.  Also note that students wanting to go abroad for a semester should begin their search and application process six months in advance of the application deadline.

NEED MORE HELP COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION? Please see this PowerPoint presentation with step-by-step instructions and screenshots: Using Terra Dotta - Students.pptx or check out this short video.

Non-Georgia College Students

1. Apply for admission to Georgia College as a transient or non-degree seeking student. Non-Georgia College students MUST be admitted to Georgia College before applying to any study abroad program. Students who are not admitted to Georgia College will not be eligible for participation. Admission requirements for transient and non-degree seeking students are available at the Georgia College Admissions website.

Note: Not all programs are open to Non-Georgia College students. Contact the program adviser with any questions regarding eligibility requirements.

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