UGA International Scholar - Welcome and Support Services
We are pleased to welcome international scholars to the University of Georgia. International scholars directly support the teaching and research missions of UGA in fundamental and comprehensive ways. Likewise, our office seeks to support this population and the departments that host them, with information and advice regarding visa options, benefits and obligations, and legal status in the U.S. We hope that you will not hesitate to contact us with any questions pertaining to international scholars at UGA.
Please click on the links below for more helpful information. In particular, the Scholar's Handbook is an excellent resource for learning about UGA and the Athens, Georgia area.
New Scholar Vital Information
- Pre-arrival Information
- Required Immigration Check-in Information
- U.S. Social Security Number Information
- Georgia State Driver's License Information
- Atlanta-Athens Shuttle Bus Information
- Athens Area Information
- Athens Area Weather
- J-1 Scholar Handbook
- Departmental Guide for Sponsoring a J-1 Visitor
- J-1 Scholar Online Orientation
- OVPR Info site for Scholars