Study Abroad with Georgia Southwestern

Pack your bags, because Georgia Southwestern State University wants you to be all aboard on our next study abroad! GSW Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to submerge yourself in another country’s culture, cuisine, and language while simultaneously developing global awareness, cross-cultural communication, and problem-solving skills. Participants of study abroad not only gain marketable skills, but gain the memories and travel savviness that only immersive international experiences abroad can provide.
The benefits of study abroad range from class credits to life experience. Whether you pursue graduate school or a career after GSW, admission boards and employers alike are attracted to candidates who have studied abroad. The experience defines you as curious and committed to a well-rounded education. The most exciting part of studying abroad is the total submergence into another culture! This type of travel allows you to witness the terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host country, not to mention the potential to learn a new language, eat some local food, and create meaningful connections with people across the globe. 

Why Abroad?

GSW’s study abroad programs are an integral part of any undergraduate education. Students can earn academic credit, scholarships, financial aid, and benefit from the involvement of our faculty while abroad. For more information, including an up to date list of current study abroad destinations, please contact Judy Orton Grissett, Director of Experiential Learning at


Can I study abroad if I don't speak a foreign language?

Yes! You can study in a country where English is the local language, of course. Alternatively, even in countries where another language is spoken, study abroad programs taught mainly in English usually are available - the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers many of these programs.

Can I receive financial aid and/or scholarships to study abroad?

For GSW programs, you can use your financial aid and the Office of Student Financial Aid will process your package. For non-GSW programs, the Office of Student Financial Aid, will usually not process financial aid. As for scholarships, these are most often made available for specific study abroad programs, although there are a few national scholarships which can be used for any study abroad program.