Study Abroad is the principal and arguably the quickest means through which students can begin the journey of becoming global citizens. It is also one of the most effective means of internationalizing the university. The Study Abroad Programs Office has university-wide responsibility to provide policy, programmatic and operational direction for programs that have expanded to some 61 programs and 573 students in 2010. The main function of our office is to give students the tools they need to navigate the process of designing their own study abroad experience. By taking part in an international academic experience, students will gain dynamic skills that are vital in today's global environment, while at the same time leading the way towards helping Georgia State University achieve one of its strategic initiatives, that of internationalizing our campus.
For more information, please visit the Study Abroad website.
The Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL is an inter-related and multifaceted applied linguistics program that focuses on adult second language acquisition in its broadest sense (e.g., the acquisition of literacy, sociolinguistic competence, corpus linguistics, second language teacher education, task-based curricula and so forth).
For more information, please visit the Applied Linguistics / ESL website.
Reflecting a rising interest in Asia among both faculty and students at Georgia State University, the Asian Studies Center was established in 2003.
The mission of the Center is:
For more information, please visit the Asian Studies website.
American Sign Language
The College of Education now offers courses in American Sign Language (ASL). For more information, please visit the Educational Psychology & Special Education website. Disclosure: To determine if you can use ASL as your foreign language requirement in Area F of your core curriculum requirements, please contact the major department from which you are obtaining your degree.
Center for Latin American & Latino/a Studies (CLALS)
CLALS offers students extensive knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as their corresponding communities within the United States, through a combination of academic study, personalized training, and research abroad. Additionally, it provides a forum for dialogue among faculty, students, and the general population of the Atlanta metro region. Our program embraces a variety of fields and it is committed to historically informed and interdisciplinary approaches that promote a more thorough understanding of differences within Latin America and beyond its borders in a global context.
For more information, please visit the CLALS website.
The Center for Hellenic Studies was established at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, to expand and disseminate knowledge of ancient and contemporary Hellenic cultures. The Center achieves this aim through interdisciplinary research, University courses, and community events that focus on Greek history, philosophy, religion, language, society, and arts. The Center also supports greater interaction between American and Greek institutions and individuals through faculty and student exchange programs with Greek universities.
For more information, please vist the Hellenic Studies website.
Middle East Institute
The Middle East Institute at Georgia State University promotes greater understanding of the Middle East, its diverse cultures, languages, and people. The MEI serves Georgia State University students, faculty and staff, as well as the Atlanta community, the state of Georgia, and the world.
For more information, please visit the Middle East Institute website.