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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. 

Nominations and Admissions

  • The sending institution must nominate eligible students to participate in the program.

  • The GT academic department must approve student nominations in order for students to apply to GT.

  • Students will complete the regular admission process for non-degree-seeking students, facilitated by the GT Office of International Education (OIE).

  • GT Undergraduate Admissions reviews applicants on the basis of regular selection criteria; admission is not guaranteed.

  • Students most provide original transcripts and proof of English proficiency as part of the admission process.

Program Costs

  • $5000 TECHsplore program fee

  • Out of State Tuition  (approx. $15,302 for 6+ credits) and fees

  • Housing costs (On-Campus Housing is optional pending availability)

  • All associated transportation, living expenses, and costs involved with participation in the program and studying at GT

  • Medical, evacuation, and repatriation insurance (or present evidence of equivalent insurance through the standard appeal process)

Program Benefits

  • Orientation, pre-arrival and on-site support provided by GT

  • A mentor selected by the hosting academic department

  • Dedicated OIE staff member to assist with on-campus non-academic questions

  • OIE coordinates monthly co-curricular and cultural activities/excursions

Academics

  • Students must enroll full-time (12 credit hours) at Georgia Tech (GT) as non-degree visiting international students.

  • Students will primarily take classes within a specific academic unit.

  • The hosting GT academic department will provide all academic support.

Housing

  • Participants are ultimately responsible for securing their own housing.

  • Students may live in on-campus housing on a space available basis. Historically, more on-campus housing is available during the spring semester.

  • GT will provide general information on housing options on and off campus.

Testimonials

Testimonials from visiting international students studying abroad at Georgia Tech...

  • “[Georgia Tech] fosters a health family community. Specific people really contribute to this atmosphere” 

  • “Close-knit community, very inclusive. If you want to be a part of it, it is always open to you.”

  • “[There are] lots of activities and have the chance and time to get in touch with different people”

Dates

  • Fall Semester

    • Nomination Deadline: February 15

    • Application Deadline: April 1

    • Classes: mid-August to December

  • Spring Semester

    • Nomination Deadline: August 1

    • Application Deadline: October 1

    • Classes: mid-January to early May

Dining

Students are able to purchase meal plans or load BuzzFunds onto their BuzzCard for easy access to dining options around campus.

North Ave Dining gives students and guests access to all-you-care-to-eat dining options that include vegan and vegetarian options, a stir fry station, grill, deli, and a pizza & pasta station. Other campus dining options can be found here.

Some nearby restaurants also accept BuzzFunds such as Waffle House, Ray's New York Pizza, Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, and Chuck's Famous. 

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