About Non-UGA Study Abroad Programs
UGA offers many unique programs that suit most majors for academic credit, but for students with more specific study abroad needs, UGA also provides external opportunities for students to study, intern, research, or participate in service-learning abroad. Students going on Non-UGA education abroad experiences not included on the GoAbroad Portal program list will use this application to ensure Office of International Education approval. To find your ideal Non-UGA program, browse the variety of offerings from the following program providers:
How to Apply
Students going on Non-UGA programs will apply directly to their chosen program. Additionally, students will also use the “Non-UGA General Program” application to ensure they receive credit transfer approval and appropriate support from UGA.
Please apply to the program application term that best reflects the dates to the Non-UGA program to which you are applying. Note that these are UGA’s application deadlines, and may not reflect the deadlines for the specific program to which you will apply.
|Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
|May 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017
||Summer Extended 2017
|Aug. 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017
|Aug. 1, 2017 - April 28, 2018
||Academic Year 2017-2018
Academic Credit Transfer
Students going on Non-UGA education abroad programs for academic credit must fill out a Transfer Credit Approval Form (TCAF) and register in a placeholder STEX 1001/1002 course in Athena prior to departure. These two steps are critical for receiving academic credit towards your UGA degree, in addition to receiving financial aid for the term. Students will consult the available courses offered by their program and have the proposed courses pre-approved in consultation with an Education Abroad Advisor, department heads, and their academic advisor to ensure courses transfer back to UGA.
Please note the following about grades:
UGA does NOT grant transfer credit, nor financial aid for the following programs:
- Grades for students going on Non-UGA programs that issue a transcript from a foreign academic university will appear as Pass/Fail on the UGA transcript. Earned grades will not be factored into the overall UGA grade point average; however, these grades could be a factor for students who intend to apply to graduate school or for UGA graduation honors.
- Grades for students going on Non-UGA programs that issue a transcript from a U.S. university will appear on the UGA transcript and will be factored into the overall UGA grade point average.
- Access Space
- Arabesk in Damascus
- Bridge, Connect, Act Study Abroad (BCA)
- Broome Community College — SUNY
- Center for Study Abroad (CSA) International
- Comunidad Inti Wara Yasi
- Cross-Cultural Solutions
- Ecela Spanish
- Education First Boston (EF)
- EF Educational Tours
- Excel Language Center
- Global LEAD (also known as Lead Abroad)
- Heritage Tourism in Cambodia
- Hokkaido International Foundation
- Humanitad Foundation
- Insight Argentina
- KAPITO Sprachschule
- Lexia Study Abroad
- Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)
- Petters EducAsian
- St. James Institute Argentina
- World Youth Hakka Culture Camp
- Worldwide Classroom (WWC)
Housing options vary among different study abroad programs. Students on Non-UGA programs could be offered homestays, international student residences, off-campus apartments, or hostels/hotels. Some programs may let you choose your housing preference, while others may have only one option. It is important to research what housing is offered for the programs you have interest, as that can impact your decision to apply to those programs.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students going on Non-UGA programs pay their programs directly for the total cost of the program. Prices vary depending on many factors including cost of tuition, the cost of living, program duration, accommodation, excursions, etc. When considering Non-UGA programs, it is important to consider these factors, as well as other costs, such as airfare, visas, personal travel, and spending money.
Students may use their awarded federal or state financial aid, including HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships, or student loans, towards non-UGA study abroad programs which have been approved for transfer credit by UGA and the Office of International Education. Students may also work with the Office of Student Financial Aid to potentially update their official “cost of attendance” at UGA for the term abroad in order to reflect the full cost of studying abroad.
In addition, students may apply for merit and need-based scholarships through their academic colleges or the Non-UGA study abroad program to which they apply. More information can be found in the GoAbroad Portal.
Education Abroad Advisors are happy to meet with you to discuss your Non-UGA study abroad options! Walk-in advising hours are held throughout the week in the Office of International Education. Please consult the available hours on the GoAbroad Portal. If you would like to schedule a 30-minute appointment with an advisor, please call the OIE at 706-542-2900 or email email@example.com