While many colleges and universities shut down or slowed their international initiatives during the pandemic, Georgia State University was able to maintain and grow its global footprint thanks to a diverse portfolio of programs and a core focus on equitable access.
It was no small feat for a university with a large, non-traditional student body, especially during a time of uncertainty and travel restrictions. But Georgia State was up to the task, having already built a study-abroad population recognized by the Institute for International Education as one of the most diverse in the country.
Facing diminished study-abroad opportunities, the Office of International Initiatives (OII) staff developed innovative programming to create sustained engagement with students across various demographics, using technology to generate exchanges and maintain interest in the moment while shifting the focus beyond the pandemic.
Learn more about OII’s achievements – including the Free Passport Initiative, Virtual Exchange, and the Global Scholars Distinction, at the Global Atlanta website through the link below.