International Initiatives

Study abroad students

Global engagement is essential to Georgia Tech's aspirations to define the technological research university of the 21st century.

We must be recognized for graduating students who are good global citizens, who will be leaders capable of collaborating across geopolitical, cultural, and linguistic boundaries as they design solutions for the challenges of this century.

Support for scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships, and program enrichment will enable Georgia Tech to expand its global footprint.

With your support, we can enhance:

International Partnerships

Georgia Tech is a leader in conducting research and offering degrees outside the United States. 

In Metz, France​, Georgia Tech-Lorraine was the Institute's first international campus, established in 1990. It offers undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. degrees, and is home to a strong sponsored research program through a collaborative international laboratory. More than 2,500 students in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have spent a semester or more at Georgia Tech-Lorraine, significantly enriching their education with a global perspective.

The Costa Rica Trade, Innovation, and Productivity (TIP) Center is the most recent addition to Georgia Tech's network of centers dedicated to facilitating trade across international borders. Bringing together experts from academia, industry, and government, the mission of the TIP Center is to develop the knowledge, data, and analytics necessary to generate and improve trade-chains, and to educate university students as well as business and industry leaders in logistics and trade-chains.

The Peking University Joint Degree Program is an unprecedented collaboration between Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Peking University that offers a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. The program offers a unique way for U.S. and Chinese students to learn and work in global research and health settings, preparing them to become global innovators who can make valuable contributions to social, economic, and health concerns in their home countries and around the world.

The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific is a partnership between Georgia Tech and the National University of Singapore, fostering research and education in global logistics.

It provides joint logistics expertise to industries around the world, and it also offers:

  • A prestigious dual master's degree in logistics and supply chain management
  • A comprehensive global logistics and supply chain research program
  • A logistics executive education program

Students' International Experiences

Georgia Tech is committed to enriching students' learning experiences and increasing their competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Each year, nearly 1,500 students participate in 120 study abroad programs that Georgia Tech offers. Learning, working, and living in a foreign country provides them with distinct career advantages by preparing them to navigate an increasingly global marketplace, and it also broadens their view of the world, inspires their interest in other cultures, and enriches their lives.

The International Plan is a four-year academic program designed to develop the global competence of students within the context of their majors. The program requires students to engage in a minimum of 26 weeks of international experience, to develop proficiency in a language other than English, and to take internationally-oriented coursework — preparing them for success in a diverse global work environment.

Georgia Tech attracts the world to Atlanta, drawing the best and brightest students from dozens of countries outside of the United States. The Institute provides support for international students, creating an environment in which they are able to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech through a variety of cultural, educational, and leadership opportunities.

The Georgia Tech Global Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain professional experience within their chosen fields, develop the skills that are needed to succeed in a global economy, and immerse themselves in new cultures, new perspectives, and new ways of learning.