Study Abroad

What will be your FIRST destination? 

Facilitated through the Office of International Education, more than 2,000 UGA students study abroad each year, selecting from over one hundred programs led by UGA faculty. The university has three year-round residential sites for study abroad in Costa Rica, Oxford, England, and Cortona, Italy. One in four graduating seniors has studied abroad for academic credit during their time at UGA. Programs such as Discover Abroad offer trips as short as four weeks and give UGA students access to all seven continents, including Antarctica!

UGA Costa Rica


UGA's Costa Rica campus features a 155-acre property located in the mountains of San Luis de Monteverde. The program offers courses representing 35 different disciplines and nine colleges within UGA, making it not only the largest of UGA's international centers, but also the one sponsoring the widest academic representation. 

UGA Oxford


The UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program has been in existence for more than 25 years and is one of the most successful programs on campus. UGA has its own campus located in the center of Oxford and offers more than 100 courses over a variety of majors and subjects. 

UGA Cortona


Since 1970, UGA's Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy has been a leader in international arts education. The medieval hill town of Cortona offers a rich historical environment where students can easily integrate with the lifestyle of a typical Italian community. With a variety of art history, studio art, and cultural classes year round, the Cortona Program continues a tradition of excellence.

Contact us

Contact us for more information about how you can join the FIRST. 

  • (+1) 706-542-8776
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  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633
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