The Office of International Education (OIE) offers advisory services on study abroad programs lasting an academic year, semester, summer, or Maymester. It also maintains an extensive library for those seeking study, work, internship, volunteering, or travel abroad opportunities.
Many UGA study abroad and exchange programs are open to graduate students. You can find out for specific programs by contacting the program director or coordinator. Moreover, some departments, centers or institutes have non-traditional Study Abroad programs that fit graduate students needs for preliminary research, internships or other academic endeavors overseas.
In addition, graduate students may take courses on programs through other universities and transfer the credit back to UGA, provided approval of their major professor, graduate coordinator and dean of the Graduate School is given. Students wishing to transfer back graduate credit should meet with a study abroad advisor in the OIE to receive proper forms for approval.
The Graduate School provides funding opportunities for international travel for graduate students presenting their work or scouting research abroad. Some aid may also be applied to programs offered by other universities. In addition, OIE keeps information on scholarships that may be applied to study abroad or for obtaining a graduate degree at an international university.