Cross-Cultural Education Trips


ISSS and International Student Association Council (ISAC) at GSU downtown coordinate cultural trips for international students, scholars, and their guests. Previous destinations have included: Washington, D.C.; the Georgia State Fair; Savannah, Georgia; and Asheville, North Carolina. The trips provide great opportunities to explore the sites and history of U.S. culture near Atlanta, and to have fun! We encourage you to join in and create memories you will never forget.


Trips are targeted to all GSU international students and scholars; however, any GSU student may participate, in addition to:

  • Spouse of GSU students.
  • Friends or significant others, if accompanied by the GSU student.
  • GSU staff and faculty.
  • Trips are accompanied by ISSS staff members.


May 7 – 10, 2019. Just after Spring finals and before May-mester.


Washington, D.C.!

What’s Included?

2019-Washington, D.C.-Itinerary

  • Depart Atlanta: 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7
  • Arrive in Atlanta: 11 p.m. on Friday, May 10

Transportation and Lodging:

  • 3 nights in shared room at HI Washington DC Hostel in the center of the city.*
  • Round-trip airfare from Atlanta International Airport to Washington, D.C.

*Rooms are shared by same gender roommates. Be aware, you’ll spend very little time in your room.

Guided tours of:

Non Guided Visits to: us-capitol-dome

Free Time:


  • GSU students/scholars – $350
  • GSU staff – $400
  • Non-GSU participants, spouse (children under 16 not permitted) – $400
  • Be aware: no meals are included, so budget accordingly. Washington, D.C. offers dozens of options in all price ranges.
  • $100 of your payment is a non-refundable deposit

Registration & Capacity

  • Students, GSU staff and non-GSU participants can pay for the Cross-Cultural Educational Trip online through Marketplace.
  • Open Spots: 38
  • Registration Deadline: March 25

Past trips

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