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FAQs - TECHsplore Semester

What is Techsplore Semester?

TECHsplore Semester is the ideal program for universities that want to partner to send groups of 10+ students to study abroad at Georgia Tech for the fall (August-December) or spring (January-May) semester. Students enroll full-time, take classes within a specific academic unit, and participate in cultural exchange programs and events based on the home institution's contract with the GT Office of International Education (OIE). TECHsplore Semester partnerships require commitment from a GT academic department and the Office of International Education. Recent partnerships include the School of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Aerospace Engineering. Individual students are not eligible to apply to Techsplore semester without previous agreement between their home institution and Georgia Tech.

Current Students

What are the dates for Techsplore Summer semester? 

Classes start June 17th, and the last day of finals is July 30th. 

What excursions should I expect as part of the Techsplore Summer program? 

Examples of past excursions include, GT sporting events, city tours, Skyline Park, Sweetwater Creek, CNN, and World of Coca Cola. 

Where will I be living on campus? 

TECHsplore Summer students will live in the Hayes and Gray House, also known as International House, located on East campus.

What language will classes be taught in? 

English 

What airport should I fly into? 

ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (Predetermined pickup dates will be available.)

Will I have the opportunity to learn about graduate programs as a TECHsplore Summer student? 

Yes, there will be informational sessions and workshops available for TECHsplore Summer students. 

What should I pack for Techsplore Summer? 

A suggested list of what to pack (and what not to pack) can be found on the GT Housing website: https://housing.gatech.edu/move-in-items-to-bring

What’s the weather like in Atlanta over the summer? 

Over the summer, the average high temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). The average low temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). The tendency is hot and humid, so pack accordingly! 

What transportation is available? 

Various forms of transportation available in Atlanta is the MARTA (which will require the purchase of breeze card), GT buses (for on-campus transportation), and app accessible transportation such as Uber, Lyft, and scooters. 

What is a Buzzcard, and what is it used for? 

Buzzcards are the student identification of Georgia Tech. Buzzcards are used for access to buildings such as the residence halls, to scan into events, and pay for meals. TECHsplore students will have a preloaded meal plan of 50 or 100 swipes and $50 of Buzzfunds. 

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