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International Students & Scholars


Welcome to Georgia Southern University!

No matter where you are joining us from, at Georgia Southern University you’ll find a world of opportunity to explore. Whether you’ll be furthering your education as a transfer student or an exchange student, coming to Georgia Southern as a first-time freshman, or joining us as a visiting scholar, the Office of International Programs and Services can assist you from start to finish with the steps and processes necessary to enter the United States and arrive at Georgia Southern prepared to engage with our academic programs.

Georgia Southern’s population of 20,500+ students, and hundreds of programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees means there are opportunities to suit a variety of interests.  With small class sizes and outstanding professors dedicated to teaching, the focus is always on YOU, the student.  Outside of the classroom you’ll have the chance to be involved through on-campus employment, hundreds of student organizations, and a personal, friendly environment that provides the individualized attention you need to succeed. All of this is located on a beautiful, safe, and traditional campus that also houses cutting edge technology, laboratories, and dedication to research.

The Office of International Programs and Services currently assists students and scholars from nearly 100 countries – from Albania to Zimbabwe – who call Georgia Southern University their home.  We can help you learn more about the University, the visa process and preparing to arrive, and making the cultural transition for living and learning in the U.S.  Our staff are here to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need prior to and during your stay at Georgia Southern.


Select from the category that best matches your needs to get started today!


For quick reference, download our International Student Guide or use our International Student Glossary.

Have more questions?  Can’t find what you are looking for?  Contact Us!

Tanya Brakhage, Immigration Specialist
(Advisor for F-1 students)

Emilee Carr, Study Abroad Advisor
(Advisor for J-1 exchange students)

Last updated: 5/2/2018