UGA Exchange Programs
UGA International Centers
UGA Faculty-led Programs
UGA Domestic Field Study Programs
UGA Independent Experience Programs
- UGA Independent Experience Programs
Non-UGA ProgramsNon-UGA Programs are usually for-profit or non-profit organizations who provide education abroad opportunities in conjunction with universities around the world.
- AIFS - American Institute for Foreign Study
- API - Academic Programs International
- CEA Study Abroad
- CAPA International Education
- CIEE - Council on International Education Exchange
- CRCC Asia
- Friends for Asia
- Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
- ISA - International Studies Abroad
- KEI - Knowledge Exchange Institute
- Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan
- SAI Programs
- School for Field Studies
- University of New Orleans, Innsbruck International Summer School
Global Education Consortium ProgramsConsortia are usually groups of universities and other organizations operating together on a joint project, such as study abroad.
- CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies
- Danish Institute for Study Abroad
- IES - Institute for the International Education of Students
- Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
- OTS - Organization for Tropical Studies
- Associated Colleges of the South
- Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Consortium
Finding a Quality ProgramPrior to participating in a study abroad program, students and their parents should take time to look at the different programs available for study abroad. The earlier you start researching programs, the better chance you will have to study abroad, include the coursework in your on-campus degree program, and graduate on-time.
Asking the Right Questions:The following is a list of issues to consider and questions to ask when looking for an appropriate study abroad program.
- Courses Available: What courses can be taken abroad? Will they be taught by U.S. home campus professors or foreign university faculty or local nationals? Do they have Ph.D.s, Master's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees? Have they taught U.S. students? Is the setup traditional classroom or experiential learning?
- Transfer Credit: It is important to know how courses taken abroad will count toward your U.S. degree program (major, minor, language, general education, etc.). Ask your academic advisor about the transferability of study abroad courses into your U.S. degree program.
- Housing: Is housing provided as part of the program? Is it in an international university dorm? With a family/homestay? In an apartment? What part of the city? How far from where the courses are offered? Near public transportation?
- Cost: What are the costs of the program, including tuition, administrative fees, room and board, international travel, in-country travel and excursions, extra costs?
- Where: What country/region/city do you want to study in? Where in the city are the program office/courses located? Is it in a modern city, a rural location, or a developing area with limited resources?
- How long: Is the program available for a year, semester, quarter, summer, short-term?
- When: Will a program session be offered when you are planning to go, or when you are available to participate? How will the season and schedule abroad compare to that at your home campus?
- Language: Do you want to study in a country where the language is not English? How much language training should you have before going? What type of language training is offered abroad? Are courses offered in both English and the other country's native language?
- Support Services: Does your U.S. home campus provide academic advisement and counseling to students through program orientations (some campuses require that all students take a semester-long course before studying abroad)? What types of support services and administrative offices are in place abroad?
- Who's in Charge of Safety: Is there someone at the U.S. office and abroad who is specifically responsible for students' health and safety? What policies and procedures do they have in place?
- Program Evaluations: Ask if you can see the evaluations and feedback from staff, faculty, and students who have attended your university's study abroad programs in the past.
Arabesk in Damascus
Bridge, Connect, Act Study Abroad (BCA)
Broome Community College — SUNY
Center for Study Abroad (CSA) International
Comunidad Inti Wara Yasi
Education First Boston (EF)
EF Educational Tours
Excel Language Center
Global LEAD (also known as Lead Abroad)
Heritage Tourism in Cambodia
Hokkaido International Foundation
Lexia Study Abroad
Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)
St. James Institute Argentina
World Youth Hakka Culture Camp
Worldwide Classroom (WWC)
The Center For Global Education. 2012. "Begin Program Search." Access June 2, 2016. http://www.studentsabroad.com/handbook/finding-quality-program.php?country=General#section2.