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UGA Exchange Programs

UGA International Centers

UGA Faculty-led Programs

UGA Domestic Field Study Programs

UGA Independent Experience Programs

Non-UGA Programs

Non-UGA Programs are usually for-profit or non-profit organizations who provide study away opportunities in conjunction with universities around the world.

Global Education Consortium Programs

Consortia are usually groups of universities and other organizations operating together on a joint project, such as study away.

Finding a Quality Program

Prior to participating in a study away program, students and their parents should take time to look at the different programs available for study away.  The earlier you start researching programs, the better chance you will have to study away, 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 away program.
  • Courses Available:  What courses can be taken during a study away experience?  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 during a study away experience will count toward your U.S. degree program (major, minor, language, general education, etc.).  Ask your academic advisor about the transferability of study away 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 away)?  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 away programs in the past.

UGA does not grant transfer credit for the following programs:
  • Access Space
  • Arabesk in Damascus
  • Bridge, Connect, Act Study Abroad (BCA)
  • Broome Community College — SUNY
  • Center for Study Abroad (CSA) International
  • Comunidad Inti Wara Yasi
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • Ecela Spanish
  • Education First Boston (EF)
  • EF Educational Tours
  • EUStudyabroad
  • Excel Language Center
  • Globalscope
  • Global LEAD (also known as Lead Abroad)
  • HelpArgentina
  • Heritage Tourism in Cambodia
  • Hokkaido International Foundation
  • Humanitad Foundation
  • Insight Argentina
  • Interstudy
  • KAPITO Sprachschule
  • Lexia Study Abroad
  • Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)
  • Petters EducAsian
  • St. James Institute Argentina
  • World Youth Hakka Culture Camp
  • Worldwide Classroom (WWC)