International Education

Academic Affairs Division

USG Goes Global

We are excited to introduce the University System of Georgia’s new home for system-wide consortia study abroad programs known as USG Goes Global! USG Goes Global is an administrative unit of the University System of Georgia (USG) that partners with USG institutions to provide quality, affordable, and impactful faculty-led study abroad experiences open to all USG undergraduate students. USG Goes Global offers an interesting mix of core and special topics courses in international locations, attractive to undergraduates at any stage of their academic career. Additionally, by leveraging the power of the entire university system, USG Goes Global will keep programs affordable, safe and manageable by using innovative technology, existing USG systems and proven study abroad best practices.

Approximately 30 years ago the USG assisted in the creation of one study abroad program to London via the USG European World Regional Council. Currently the USG European and Asia Councils actively offer 10 study abroad programs that serve more than 300 USG students each summer. The USG World Regional Councils will continue to exist as they always have to provide opportunities for both students and faculty to broaden their understanding of individual world regions by promoting activities that enrich teaching and research about these regions.

With the creation of USG Goes Global, the USG will take on the administrative burden of running study abroad programs from the World Regional Councils, so that faculty can concentrate more on academic oversight and offering impactful experiences on the ground. Currently USG Goes Global is working to fold in the programs offered by the USG European World Regional Council and by 2020 we plan to incorporate the USG Asia World Regional Council programs. Going forward USG Goes Global plans to offer study abroad programs in all areas represented by the USG World Regional Councils, which include Europe and Asia, as well as Africa, Americas and Middle East.



USG Goes Global calls for interested teaching faculty to teach on European Council Summer 2020 trips. The teaching faculty application deadline is May 1, 2019. Further information can be found on the European Council website and on the USG Goes Global Frequently Asked Questions tab

Call for Teaching Faculty - Summer 2020