Campus internationalization cuts across all elements of the UGA mission, engaging student study abroad, international student and scholar mobility, faculty research, and the identification of meaningful partnerships to support teaching, research and service. The UGA Office of International Education collects and publishes comprehensive internationalization data to paint a clear picture of UGA activity around the world.
Over 2,000 University of Georgia students -- nearly 6 percent of the student body – study abroad each year, selecting from over one hundred programs led by UGA faculty. Study abroad and foreign language acquisition encourage critical and creative thinking, improve cross-cultural communication skills, and make students adept at living and working in diverse settings. In addition to outbound UGA students, the University is proud to host a significant number of international students for degree and non-degree study, improving the diversity and richness of the campus environment while drawing the brightest minds from around the world.
International scholars are significant assets to the university community, representing the very best of the global talent pool. The number of international scholars at UGA increased 13% between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, from 710 to 805 scholars. At the same time, UGA faculty continue to be internationally mobile – logging over 2000 international trips in 2014-2015 to conduct research, present at conferences and build networks internationally..