International Education

Academic Affairs Division

About International Education

The principal role of International Education is to support the University System of Georgia’s strategies for global education, research, and engagement. The USG pursues strategies that align our international programs and assets with the USG Strategic Plan and with the state of Georgia’s international goals and needs.

The vast majority of international education activities are initiated at the campus level. International Education assists USG campuses with all aspects of campus internationalization, Study Abroad program development and international student and scholar services.

The University System of Georgia supports and monitors these important activities as part of its continuing pursuit of education excellence. Whenever possible and beneficial, the University System Office seeks to facilitate collaboration and communication among related institutional programs.

International Education’s major priorities includes:

  1. The establishment of system-wide “best practices” to assist our international programs in developing and maintaining solid programs.
  2. Supporting educational and cultural programs that foster greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions.
  3. Administering the USG’s J-1 Exchange Visitor program consortium which invites foreign individuals and delegations to Georgia for teaching, research, and study.
  4. Collecting and monitoring a variety of data about USG study abroad participation, international student matriculation and other key aspects of international education.
  5. Coordination of the System Council on International Education (SCIE), the USG’s international advisory committee, as well as, the Study Abroad and International Student and Scholars sub-committees.