- UGA has approximately 100 faculty-led group programs awarding UGA resident credit and another two dozen non-traditional programs in which faculty arrange internships, independent research, or other individualized international experiences for students.
- Our programs operate in approximately 50 countries each year (varies). Counting participants in external programs, UGA students study in 65-70 different countries each year.
- UGA has faculty-led programs on every continent, including Antarctica .
- Our oldest programs have been operating for over 40 years; children of program alumni are beginning to participate themselves.
- Currently, just over 2,000 students, or nearly 6% of the entire campus enrollment (graduate and undergraduate) study abroad in a given year. About three-quarters of those chose either a UGA program or a UGA exchange partner.
- Over a quarter of each graduating cohort studies abroad has studied abroad for academic credit at some point during college.
- An additional 150-200 students from other universities transient enroll on UGA study abroad programs each year, forming 12% of the enrollment in UGA faculty-led programs and testifying to UGA's reputation for providing high quality international academic experiences.
- Western Europe and Latin American remain the most popular destinations for UGA students. The fastest-growing areas in terms of participation, however, have in recent years been Asia and the Middle East, with Africa recently showing significant growth as well.
- UGA offers breadth in other ways than just geography. We have study abroad programs for dozens of disciplinary areas. We have three residential centers ( Oxford , UK; Cortona , Italy; and San Luis, Costa Rica ) each with unique facilities and foci, and we offer some programs geared specifically to freshmen and sophomores as well as those well into their major curricula.
We have program lengths ranging from 10 days to a full semester, as well as full-year exchange partnerships; program offerings range across a variety
of pedagogies including service-learning, lecture, tutorial, field work, internship, and laboratory experience.