International Education

Academic Affairs Division

Emerging Trends in International Education

The emergence of COVID-19 has affected the field of international education in unprecedented and lasting ways. To serve as a resource, USG International Education has created this page to highlight these emerging trends in international education. Updates and information related to travel will be updated here as needed; this page was last updated February 3, 2021

International Students and Scholars

Study Abroad

International Virtual Exchange

International Virtual Exchange (IVE) consists of projects or entire courses that pair two groups of students residing in different countries. IVE makes it possible for all student to have meaningful, transnational and intercultural experiences. While not a replacement for study abroad, it is a good way to keep students globally engaged while travel isn’t feasible. Beyond providing a global opportunity, IVE helps in developing much needed employability skills such as digital competence, communication skills, media literacy, the ability to work in a diverse cultural context and it is affordable and accessible to all students.

IVE Resources

USG Resources

  • The USG has continued to provide updates on the development and response to Covid-19, see: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)Updates for USG
  • Keep Teaching USG is a webpage designed to guide faculty toward helpful resources and contacts as they make the transition to remote instruction, see: Keep Teaching USG
  • Keep Learning USG is a webpage designed to provide tips to students to help them, see Keep Learning USG
  • In light of the recent decisions made by the College Board and ACT to suspend the availability of testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the USG Chancellor has approved the temporary adjustment of the University System of Georgia (USG) freshman admission requirements, see: Summer and Fall 2020 Freshman Admission

Global Student Mobility: Looking Forward and Beyond

Leaders in the field of International Education have expressed and written articles that help us think about the lasting effects on global student mobility. Below are a few pieces that illuminate what may happen next. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the authors.