Summer & Break Programs

Georgia Southern offers first-class opportunities for you to live and learn abroad. The Office of International Programs & Services will help you earn valuable academic credit toward your degree program as you learn about other people and places, broaden your cultural horizons, and enhance your career opportunities.

Faculty-Led Programs

Georgia Southern University helps faculty build and develop summer study abroad programs around the world in a variety of academic fields. Courses on these programs are taught by Georgia Southern faculty in English. Please visit the Study Abroad Resource Room (Forest Drive Building, 1316) for any additional information about applications, costs, credits, and scholarship opportunities.

    • Costa Rica (Nursing)
    • Ecuador: Biological Field Experience (Biology) – Now accepting applications!!
    • Ghana (Public Health) – CLOSED.  UPDATES for 2017 SOON.
    • Italy (History & Literature) – Now accepting applications!!
    • Poland (Holocaust Studies) – CLOSED. UPDATES for 2017 SOON.
    • Romania (Health & Kinesiology) – CLOSED.  UPDATES for 2017 SOON.
    • Romania (Physics) – Now accepting applications!!
    • Southern Africa (History) – Now accepting applications!!
Language Programs

Georgia Southern University offers summer intensive language programs in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. Opportunities to study Korean and Russian are also available. Students at all levels of language – from beginning to advanced – are encouraged to participate on these programs.  Please visit the Study Abroad Resource Room (Forest Drive Building, 1316) for any additional information about applications, costs, credits, and scholarship opportunities.

European Council Programs

The European Council of the University System of Georgia sponsors large, multi-disciplinary summer study programs for students in popular locations in Europe, including St. Petersburg, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Waterford, and London.

In courses taught largely by faculty from Georgia colleges and universities, students blend classroom experiences with group and individual travel as they earn academic credit at their home institutions. These programs bring together students and faculty from across Georgia to share in four or five week intensive learning and travel ventures.

This is a consortium among University System of Georgia schools.  Valdosta State administers the application and payment logistics, but students from Georgia Southern do NOT attend the program as transient students.

Please visit the Study Abroad Resource Room (Forest Drive Building, 1316) for more information about applications, costs, credits, and scholarship opportunities.

Italy: Montepulciano

The Summer Study Abroad Program in Montepulciano, Italy allows students the opportunity to live and study in historic and scenic Tuscany, while completing six hours credit from a wide range of courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts. Throughout the four-week program, students live in historic apartments scattered throughout one of Italy’s most-scenic Tuscan hill towns.

In addition to classroom activities and lectures, students take field trips to various locations throughout Italy, including Rome, Florence, the Vatican City, Siena, Assisi, and Pisa. Using many of these destinations as a point of departure, students spend their three day weekends in Pompei, Sorrento, Cinque Terre, Venice, and Milan.

This is a consortium among Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southern University, and Kennesaw State University (KSU).  KSU administers the application and payment logistics, but students from Georgia Southern do NOT attend the program as transient students.

Please visit the Study Abroad Resource Room (Forest Drive Building, 1316) for more information about applications, costs, credits, and scholarship opportunities.

Minority Health International Research Training

Undergraduate and Graduate minority nursing students will be involved in clinical research about disparities in the care of patients & families with chronic illness in the USA, EU, Thailand, and Latin America. They will develop research skills by participating in research planning; collecting data, managing and analyzing data; interpreting results; and disseminating research findings. MHIRT fellows work directly with faculty mentors, focusing special attention on research ethics and research team roles. Integral to the MHIRT program, each fellow will design an individually tailored research career. One semester of international study is included.

For information about MHIRT, please click here.

Last updated: 9/26/2016

Office of International Programs and Services • PO Box 8106 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0332 • interstd@georgiasouthern.edu