Exchange students office of international programs and services georgia southern university p gasol stats

The $30 application fee is waived for exchange students and does not need to be included. Students should select “Transient” as their applicant type, and select the major that most closely aligns with their intended studies while at Georgia Southern.

This will help the Office of International Programs & Services begin the registration process for new exchange students. The course search will help students plan for a term, and students are encouraged to carefully read and use the Course Search Guide to find appropriate courses to meet their needs. Most course search results will link to full course descriptions. These descriptions can also be found in the Georgia Southern Catalog. Students should note, though, that the catalog is an exhaustive listing of all courses authorized for instruction at Georgia Southern. Only the course search will indicate which courses are offered during a specific term.

All exchange students whose first language is not English and who have not studied exclusively in English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores to Georgia Southern. The minimum scores for admission are TOEFL iBT 69 and IELTS 6.0. Those with scores less than TOEFL iBT 96 or IELTS 7.5 will take an English language placement exam during orientation to determine if additional English-language support coursework is required.

All students must submit original copies of their financial documents. Emailed copies will only be accepted in order to review for accuracy. Students submitting financial documents for accounts in the name of a family member or friend must also include a SEVIS Financial Source Form (see item 8 below) signed by that individual. For more information, please see the page on applying for a Form DS-2019.

If your financial documentation is not in your own name (example: the account belongs to a parent or sibling), then each account holder must sign an affidavit guaranteeing they will be providing the funds for your study in the U.S. The original copy of this document must be submitted with the financial documentation.

All students entering Georgia Southern must submit proof of valid immunization. Students should complete the Medical Entrance Form and the TB Screening Questionnaire Form. Note that all forms must be submitted in English. The Office of International Programs & Services will submit these to Health Services on behalf of exchange students. The Eagle ID number field may be left blank if you have not yet received this.

Estimating your cost of study is an important part of preparing to participate on your exchange program. The chart below will help you determine your budget while studying in the U.S. Though the tuition fee and related fees are waived for exchange students, accommodations, meals, and personal expenses still need to be paid. ISEP students should refer to the information provided on their Institutional Information Sheet (IIS), as their estimated expenses will differ. Estimated Costs for a Semester of Study

Living in a campus dormitory is not required of exchange students, though it is highly encouraged for ease of transition, access to campus services, and the ability to interact with other students. Dining plans are also optional, though many students choose them for the convenience. Read more by selecting the Accommodations tab.

Class fees, books, and supplies can vary depending on the subject area a student intends to study. Many laboratory courses carry a fee to help the cover the cost of special equipment, software, and special technology. These class fees are the responsibility of exchange students to pay.

All students must possess health insurance that meets the minimum requirements for their visa category. Georgia Southern offers health insurance that meets these requirements that students may purchase. Read more by selecting the Health Insurance tab.

In order to meet federal requirements, the University System of Georgia requires all international students to purchase health insurance. You will be automatically billed after you register for classes every semester. The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) must be paid for in August and provides coverage from August through December. Health insurance coverage for January through July must be paid in January. All exchange students are required to purchase the University System of Georgia Student Health Insurance Plan. Each semester period (fall and spring/summer) you will need to either enroll in, or waive out of, the USG SHIP through the United Healthcare-Student Resources Georgia Southern MyAccount online program. During orientation we will discuss how to use this health insurance plan in the event that you require medical attention.

Students may only request to waive out of the USG SHIP policy if their personal insurance meets the minimum requirements listed here. Students, though, should be cautioned that health insurance plans based out of other countries are not always easy to use or accepted everywhere in the U.S.

The goal of your J-1 Exchange Visitor program is to provide educational and cultural exchange activities in an interesting, safe, and rewarding environment. Students should know that while studying in J-1 status at Georgia Southern, you have certain rights and protections guaranteed to you under U.S. law. Some of these protections include the ability to keep possession of your documents, receive fair and equal treatment, seek justice in U.S. courts, and avoid fear of retaliation for reporting abuse. Your safety and security while studying in the U.S. and at Georgia Southern is highly important.

Additionally, Georgia Southern take issues of equal opportunity and non-discrimination very seriously. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the role of the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office on campus. A student who feels they have been the recipient of discriminatory behavior including harassment or assault related to their national original, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability is encouraged to contact this office.