Study Abroad Program

East Georgia State College
Study Abroad Program


Study Abroad at EGSC

In keeping with the strategic plan of the University System of Georgia and the mission of East Georgia State College, the college is dedicated to promoting participation in international education by all members of the college community. 

The EGSC Study Abroad program provides the College community with safe, affordable, opportunities to do academic work while traveling abroad.

It is no mistake that the EGSC mission statement indicates that EGSC is committed to preparing “traditional and nontraditional students for success in the global 21st century.”  Since its beginning, East Georgia has infused its curriculum with courses that provide students a broad view of the world (e.g. World Literature, Intercultural Communication, foreign language).  This commitment extends to educational experiences that include an element of foreign travel.  In recent years, EGSC students participated in Study Abroad experiences in locations such as Costa Rica, France, and Italy, just to name a few.  Many of these students received Study Abroad Scholarships provided by the EGSC Foundation and other sources.  Please see below for information about our current programs as well as information about scholarship opportunities.

If you have additional questions about Study Abroad opportunities, scholarships, or anything else related to international education, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr. Carmine D. Palumbo
EGSC Director of Study Abroad
(478) 289-2046

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

East Georgia State College is an active participant in the U. S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.  The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.

For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, including application materials, please visit:

USG Goes Global

All students who attend institutions in the University System of Georgia are eligible to participate in the USG Goes Global Programs administered by the USG’s Office of International Education.  EC destinations include programs in Berlin, Germany, Edinburgh, Scotland, London, England, Madrid, Spain, Paris, France, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Waterford, Ireland.

For more information about the USG Goes Global Programs, including application materials, please visit:

Passport Information

All students who participate in Study Abroad will be required to have a valid passport.  International students, in addition to a valid passport from their home country, may also be required to travel with a valid visa.  U. S. Passports typically take roughly 4 to 8 weeks to process.  Some applications may be expedited for an additional fee.  Students who are planning to travel abroad should begin the application process well in advance of their departure date.

For information about how to apply for a U. S. Passport, including application materials, please visit:

Current EGSC Study Abroad Programs

Due to the changing needs of EGSC students and faculty members, the availability of locations and vendors, and a variety of other factors, Study Abroad opportunities originating from EGSC may  change from year to year.

Current EGSC Study Abroad Programs tentatively planned for the upcoming year include:

(create link for each)
EGSC Spring Break in Costa Rica, 9 – 20 May 2020 (Tentative)
EGSC Spring Break in Italy, 9 – 20 March 2020 (Tentative)
EGSC Maymester in London, 22 – 26 May 2020 (Tentative)
• EGSC Biology Research (Biology Majors), June 2020 (Tentative)

Study Abroad Application

Students interested in participating in any of the EGSC Study Abroad Programs should download, complete, and forward to the EGSC Director of Study Abroad.  Applications may be submitted by email or in person to Dr. Carmine Palumbo, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office C 132,, (478) 289-2046.

EGSC Student Study Abroad Application