Global Studies

Georgia Tech has many ways for students to pursue their international interests on campus through our globally-focused academic minors, certificate programs, research initiatives, and degree designation.  Consider internationalizing your program of study by pairing your degree program with a foreign language and/or global academic program.

School of Modern Languages Minors and Certificates

School of Modern Languages Minors and Certificates

A minor or a certificate in language is a great way to pursue your language or culture studies beyond the basics. At Georgia Tech, they are available in most of the languages we offer as well as in Linguistics. Students may obtain Minors in Language Studies (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish). Additionally, Minors in East Asian Studies and in Linguistics are available. Students may also consider Certificates in Language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish) or in Linguistics.

Minor in Global Engineering Leadership

Minor in Global Engineering Leadership

The Global Engineering Leadership minor is offered through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering but is open to all College of Engineering majors. The objective of this minor is to help create engineer-leaders who have the technical expertise, global awareness, and leadership skills to solve 21st century societal grand challenges.

Sam Nunn School Undergraduate Certificates

Sam Nunn School Undergraduate Certificates

The Sam Nunn School offers certificates in International Affairs, Asian Affairs, European Affairs, European Union Studies, and Latin American Affairs. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a predetermined, twelve-hour cluster of courses approved by the INTA academic advisor or a specific INTA faculty member. Certificates allow students to graduate with a "specialization" in international affairs and regional studies and are only available to degree-seeking students.

International Plan

IP

The International Plan (IP) is a challenging and coherent academic program that develops global competence within the context of a student's undergraduate major. It is a degree-long program that integrates international studies and experiences into any participating major at Georgia Tech. Information for prospective and current IP students is available on the Office of International Education (OIE) website.

Minor in Global Development

Minor in Global Development

This minor prepares students to be catalysts for improving the lives of the world’s vulnerable communities in a sustainable manner. It combines engineering, technology, and design with the social sciences and humanities to solve practical problems in the developing world. Students learn and apply analytical skills and practical problem-solving techniques, gain technical competence, become conscious of variations in local cultures and social conditions, and master the ability to collaborate across disciplines to solve problems in Global Development.

Minor in International Affairs

Minor in International Affairs

The Minor in International Affairs is especially useful for students preparing for graduate school or careers in internationally oriented fields. Completing a minor in international affairs signals to a prospective employer or graduate admissions committee that you have acquired a significant amount of knowledge about international affairs. A minimum of eighteen hours of coursework in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is required to complete the minor.