The International Plan is a four-year undergraduate academic program aimed at developing the global competence of students within the context their majors. Currently integrated into 27 of Georgia Tech's undergraduate majors, the program requires students to engage in a minimum of twenty-six weeks of international experience (work, research, or study), to develop proficiency in a language other than English, and to take internationally-oriented coursework. Degree requirements are not modified but are satisfied with specialized courses and appropriate choices of elective courses.
Internationally-oriented experiences are related to the student's discipline and promote in students a deeper understanding of the global environment than do traditional degree programs. Students in the program consider the coherence of their overall education on a global scale, and are encouraged to think strategically about the academic content and international experiences they choose as part of the program. Students in the program can expect to be better prepared for the global work environment, be more competitive on the job market, to earn higher salaries in their careers, and to achieve higher overall job satisfaction.
Students interested the International Plan are encouraged to apply to the program within their first four semesters of undergraduate study. However, more advanced undergraduates in participating majors may apply. If you are not sure if your major is part of the International Plan, see the List of Participating Majors.
Faculty & Staff Information
Georgia Tech’s academic units interested in integrating the International Plan into their curriculum should refer to the IP's Faculty and Staff page. Faculty and staff from other institutions interested in starting a similar program will also find useful information here.
For more information about the International Plan in your major, contact your major's IP faculty representative, whose role it is to help students successfully complete the degree designator. The IP Advisor, Colette Fournier, is also available to answer questions about the application and program requirements.