Welcome! We're Glad You're Here!
Welcome to all F-1 and J-1 visa holders at Georgia Tech! Our mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for the large and diverse population of international students and scholars at Georgia Tech. We strive to create an environment where international students and scholars are able to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech through diverse cultural, educational and leadership opportunities. Our goal is to be the model in building and maintaining an international community in a campus environment with the aim to create lifelong global leaders.
HOT DOG! This is how OIE breaks for spring! We took 50 @georgiatech international students/scholars to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Pictured here: GT students with Virginia Ali, co-owner of the historic landmark, Ben's Chili Bowl. The students dined on half-smoked dogs with chili and cheese fries while learning about the civil rights movement and how the restaurant played a key role during that time. #oie #georgiatech #dc #springbreak
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- Thu Jun 142nd Floor Student Center (TV area) 11:00 am
We are starting the World Cup and the summer in style! Come and join us for the World Cup opening game – where you can show your support for your favorite team with a temporary face tattoo and enjoy some popcorn as you watch Russia take on Saudi Arabia.
- Thu Jun 28Tech Walkway 1:00 pm
Midsummer is a celebration of the summer solstice with traditions routed in northern European culture. This event takes our summer series to Germany. In honor of this holiday, we will have pretzels and lemonade on Tech walkway for all to enjoy.
- Wed Jul 11Student Center, Peachtree Room 11:00 am
Tanabata is the Japanese Star Festival. Come and learn the Japanese art of paper folding and to follow the tradition of making a wish for this holiday.
- Mon Jul 16Savant Building 211 10:00 am
In the last event of our summer series, we are celebrating the French “Fete Nationale” or, Bastille Day. We will have crepes with various toppings and coffee while supplies last. So be sure to stop by and enjoy a delicious crepe!
- Fri Aug 31
The deadline to apply for the OIE Photo Contest Deadline is August 31st, 2018.