International Students and Scholars Services


OIE serves students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders with a hybrid approach that includes both virtual and in-person services. While most services are provided virtually, some matters require in-person meetings. Links to services for international students and scholars:

Drop-In AdvisingIndividual Appointments | Email | Provide Feedback

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The OIE FAQ below is updated to reflect the important points from the latest government guidance. The Covid-19 situation continues to be fluid so the FAQs below are being updated as federal regulatory guidance is issued to universities to assist students with questions related to COVID-19. Please note that all guidance here is subject to change.

Fall PlanningOverview
General GuidanceOverview
Newly Admitted Student GuidanceOverview
Enrolled Student GuidanceOverview
Curricular Practical Training GuidanceOverview
Optional Practical Training GuidanceOverview
Exchange Visitor GuidanceOverview

To learn more about current U.S. entry restrictions, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control. See this Department of State update on student visa holder exemptions for the U.K., Ireland, and Schengen Area. 

Tech Moving Forward: Our Road to Recovery provides guidance on Georgia Tech's fall 2020 plans. 

For contact information for your Embassy or consulate about guidance related to returning to your home country, please visit the U.S. Department of State site here

Introducing Drop-in Advising

Drop-in welcome message.

Beat the Email Lines. Drop-in for support in real time. No Appointments Required. 
Speak 1:1 with an OIE adviser in a confidential virtual environment on Bluejeans.

Upcoming Drop-In Advising: 

Monday, September 149:00-11:30 EDT
Tuesday, September 151:30- 4:00 EDT

Thursday, September 17 9:00 - 11:30 EDT

These sessions will be beta-test sessions for a new advising format. Your patience and support with this test environment is greatly appreciated.
Wait times maybe longer than expected. The bluejeans room and sign-up system maybe be temporarily locked if volume exceeds our capacity. 

Support Systems:
Browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox
Mobile: iOS App Version 31+, Android App Version 31+
BlueJeans Desktop App Version 2.15 or greater

Last modified: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:32pm

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