International Experience: Study Abroad

The Nunn School encourages students to participate in at least one study abroad experience while completing the degree program. The School sponsors summer programs focusing on:

  • Soccer, business, human rights, and democratization in Argentina and Uruguay
  • Economic and security dimensions of the EU-US relationship in France and Belgium
  • Sustainable development in Japan
  • Nontraditional security challenges in Southeast Asia
  • Migration, identity and development in Spain and Portugal

Students interested in study abroad in the fall or spring semesters are welcome to take an expanded curriculum of Ivan Allen College courses at the Georgia Tech-Europe campus in Metz, France. Additionally, the School of Modern Languages and the Office of International Education (OIE) offer study abroad programs in more than fifteen countries.

Application and Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to read the study abroad application instructions carefully and attend study abroad information sessions, organized by the Office of International Education, to learn more about study abroad programs and requirements. Dates, times, and locations of Study Abroad information sessions are listed on the events page of the OIE website.

Available Programs

Argentina Program

This Nunn School study abroad program focuses on democratization, privatization, and regional economic integration in Buenos Aires and Argentina and is led by Professor Kirk Bowman.

Please visit the Argentina Study Abroad website for more information.

European Union Program

​This 10 week, 12 credit summer program in Europe focuses on the history, institutions and current politics and policies of the EU, the role of the EU as a global actor and the diplomatic, economic and security dimensions of the EU-US relationship.  The program features home stays with European families during the six weeks in Brussels, high-level site visits to EU institutions, NATO, foreign ministries, embassies and NGOs as well as weeklong visits to Paris and Berlin and other excursions throughout Europe.

For more information, please see flyer of the EU Study Abroad Program.

IAC @ GT-Europe

Georgia Tech-Europe, Georgia Tech’s campus in Metz, France, now offers an expanded curriculum of Ivan Allen College courses! Visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Tour BMW and Airbus headquarters. Visit WWI and WWII historical sites. Explore Europe independently on 3-day weekends. Immerse yourself in the French language and culture. Develop the cultural sensitivity skills and global competencies necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. Become a global citizen!

Please email for more information.

Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development

Study sustainable development in amazing Japan! This ten-week summer program led by Professor Brian Woodall is home based at Kobe University, Japan’s premier technological university. One week of the program is devoted to exploring the beautiful Japanese countryside – Hiroshima, the Inland Sea, Kyoto, and a rural community – as part of a unique capstone learning experience.  The aim of this program is to equip students with the tools to understand the broad issues of sustainable development and the particular challenges confronting large cities as well as rural towns through field trips, lectures, and multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural problem-based service learning.

Please visit the Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development website for more information. 


Southeast Asia Program

Directed by Professor Katja Weber, this Nunn School study abroad program explores nontraditional security challenges (piracy, terrorism, illegal trafficking, infectious disease, etc.) across four Southeast Asian states: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India which reflect different development levels. Aside from investigating the role of institutions and the relationship between sovereignty-related norms and human rights, another major focus will be the role of science and technology (nanotechnology; biotechnology; information & communications technology; energy technologies) in ameliorating or exacerbating traditional and non-traditional security challenges in Southeast Asia. We will examine the interaction of international, regional, and local public and private actors in the four countries, and hear from government officials, representatives of NGOs, businesses, academia, etc.

Please visit the Southeast Asia Study Abroad website for more information.