Georgia State welcomes J-1 exchange students from our international partner institutions. To be eligible to attend Georgia State, your home university must hold an active exchange agreement with Georgia State.
- View a list of Georgia State’s international partners
Interested students should contact their home university exchange coordinator for additional information.
At Georgia State, most exchange programs are sponsored by a specific college or unit within Georgia State. Please contact the program coordinator for your sponsoring college or unit below:
|Georgia State College or School||Contact|
|Andrew Young School of Policy Studies||
Dr. Bauyrzhan Yedgenov
|College of Arts & Sciences||
Dr. Ericson "Eric" Friginal
|College of Education & Human Development||TBD|
|College of Law||
Ms. Leila Lawlor
|University Wide (HKBU)||
Study Abroad Programs Office
|Robinson College of Business||
Study Abroad Programs Office
First, all incoming exchange applicants must be nominated by their home university. Next, incoming exchange students will submit application documents to the Program Coordinator within their sponsoring college or school (listed above). Once admitted, students will receive an automatic email from iStart with instructions on how to request a DS-2019 form.
After the request form and the whole process has been completed, ISSS will return the documents to the Program Coordinator and prepare them for shipment.
- J-1 Exchange Student Application Form
- Proof of financial support while attending
- Copy of valid passport information pages
- Academic transcript
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Certification of immunization
Students are responsible for all costs including housing, meals, international and local transportation, health insurance and other personal expenses.
- Tuition and fees depend upon the international exchange agreement with the student’s home institution. J-1 Estimated Expenses 2021-2022
- Health insurance is mandatory throughout the duration of their exchange program in the U.S. Exchange students will automatically be enrolled and charged for the insurance plan offered by Georgia State, unless proof of alternate insurance coverage that meets minimum requirements of their J-1 visa status is provided by the exchange student in advance. Find out more.
After acceptance, incoming exchange students must successfully obtain a J-1 visa at a US Embassy or Consulate in their home country. Georgia State will provide the following documentation to accepted students for that purpose:
- Letter of admission to Georgia State
- Certificate of Eligibility (For DS-2019 )
- Learn more about the J-1 visa.
ISSS is committed to maintaining support and services to you during this time and will continue to operate under normal operating procedures for the remainder of the semester, just from a remote and online platform. This means you can call us directly or email us to request information and/or telephone/web appointments for advisement during our regular advisement hours.