Our programs are lead by well-qualified faculty whose knowledge of local customs,
culture and geography is matched only by their enthusiasm for their field of study.
Time and again we have seen the transformation that takes place in a student who travels
to an international destination for the first time. Ask any Study Abroad alum and
they will tell you how their introduction to a new culture, new language, and new
international friends has broadened their perspective of the world. While it can be
difficult to quantify this transformation, most experts in the field seem to agree
that foreign travel leads to increased understanding among former strangers and greater
appreciation for cultural differences. Isn't this, after all, a primary objective
of a college education? In an increasingly global world, lessons learned in studies
abroad translate readily to the workplace. The return on a study abroad investment
is real for our students.
The Augusta University Study Abroad program has been developed with the safety and
best interests of students considered first and foremost. Our program adheres to the
rigorous guidelines set forth by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents,
and takes into consideration any concerns that parents may have. At the core of our
mission at the Augusta University Study Abroad Office is our sincere belief that a
trip abroad could provide the spark that ignites the student to consider further study
in a particular field at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Program destinations are carefully reviewed ahead of time by Study Abroad staff. This
important step helps to confirm the safety, stable political climate, cleanliness,
and appropriateness of a particular destination for Augusta University students. Solid
relationships have been formed over time, and are in place every step of the way.
Augusta University's professionally trained Study Abroad staff is multi-lingual and
well traveled. The team is well versed in the policies and procedures that govern
Study Abroad, and they work year-round to ensure that the program operates within
full compliance of these protocols. This means that as a parent, you can have peace
of mind when your child leaves the United States.
Some have the impression that Study Abroad is cost prohibitive. Augusta University's
Study Abroad program is unique in its commitment to helping our students. Every year,
we offer fundraisers and scholarships in order to make our trips more accessible to
as many students as possible. Please explore our website further. We are eager to
hear where your child will be going!
|Learn more about helping your student pay for their program.
|Please review our useful links if you have questions about safety, health, travel
guides and more.
Dr. Giada Biasetti, associate professor of Spanish, has been with Augusta University for eight years and is the director of the Salamanca Study Abroad Program.
Katherine Grego is an alumna of Columbus State University and has worked for its Center for Global Engagement since 2018.
Since students are not able to travel the world right now, Dr. R. Brandon Cromer brought Tanzania and Kenya to the classroom for his students.
Augusta University’s Study Abroad Office is offering funds to help create collaborative online international learning opportunities for the Spring 2021 semester.