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As Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University we’re dedicated to excellence in teaching and exuberance for learning. That’s why we offer 48 undergraduate programs that range from the more practical to the highly theoretical, as well as more than 30 graduate programs in innovative fields that will lead to life-long success. Our mission is to help you develop intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, and prepare you for a rewarding career or further graduate study. Our colleges and programs consistently score high rankings in The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report, and over 80 percent of the faculty have doctorate degrees from some of the world’s best universities. The university is known for the strong support faculty and staff give students and for the small class sizes, which foster personal interaction and mentorship between faculty and students. More than 50 different countries are represented on campus and international students are an important part of the university community. The university is recognized for programs emphasizing learning outside of the classroom, including study abroad, internships, research, mentorship programs and service learning.

Location and Campus Georgia College is located in the southeastern United States equally distant to the coastline, the mountains and the state capital, Atlanta. The main campus is located on 43 acres in the heart of Milledgeville, one of Georgia’s most historic cities, and ranks among the top 25 safest campuses in the country. Beautiful antebellum homes line the streets, and the city is home to more than 20,000 residents.

The average summer temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, while the average winter temperature is 6 degrees Celsius. Students enjoy outdoor activities year-round with the abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures.

Graduate programs are offered at both the Milledgeville campus and the Georgia College Macon Center for Graduate and Professional Learning in downtown Macon, located approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Milledgeville. Central Georgia has a mild climate with four distinct seasons.

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Accreditation

Services for International Students

Georgia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees. The university has programmatic accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the National Association of Schools of Music and many other organizations.

The International Education Center at Georgia College offers numerous support services for international students from the time of application to the point of graduation and beyond. Our dedicated staff is prepared to help you make your transition to the U.S. classroom and culture and provide the following: • Pre-arrival assistance • Airport pickup • Orientation program • International student advising • Cultural programming

Housing and Dining Students at Georgia College have a variety of housing options, from suite-style residence halls on main campus to luxury apartments at The Village complex on West Campus. All offer full amenities, including high-speed Internet connection, safety features and modern fitness and recreational facilities, along with a shuttle system providing easy access to campus and shopping. Dining options are available to please every palate, from the full-service dining room on main campus to a number of specialized eateries.

Application and Financial Aid To be considered for admission, international students should visit the International Education Center website and download an application: www.gcsu.edu/international International Student Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships are available, all of which significantly reduce the cost of attendance. Application Deadlines: To receive the best consideration for admission and scholarship assistance, please submit applications for the Fall Semester by April 1 and for Spring Semester by September 1.

More Information Students can participate in one of seven vibrant Residential Learning Communities focused on different themes that connect students and faculty advisers to facilitate learning outside the classroom. Many international and U.S. students choose to live in the Casa Mondo community, which brings students from diverse backgrounds together to share their cultures and develop intercultural communication skills.

Georgia College International Education Center Campus Box 049 Milledgeville, Georgia 31061 USA Phone: +1-478-445-4789 Fax: +1-478-445-2623 E-mail: intladm@gcsu.edu

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Student Activities Outside the classroom, students can participate in theatre productions or chorus ensembles, or join one of more than 150 student organizations, including the International Club, which is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. Georgia College also offers intramural sports, intercollegiate sports, clubs, fraternities and sororities, outdoor education and community service programs. Students spend time at the many recreational facilities, including the Student Activities Center, and the brand new Recreational and Wellness Center with a natatorium, state-ofthe-art cardio and strength training equipment, a climbing wall and massage therapy rooms. 3 | DISCOVER THE WORLD AT GEORGIA COLLEGE

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs Please refer to the website for a comprehensive list of programs and requirements: www.gcsu.edu/academics

Undergraduate

Graduate

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Art Biology Chemistry Criminal Justice English Environmental Science French Geography History Liberal Studies Mass Communication Mathematics Music Music Education Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Rhetoric Sociology Spanish Theatre

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences MA English MA History MFA Creative Writing MPA Public Administration MS Biology MS Criminal Justice J. Whitney Bunting College of Business MACC Accountancy MBA Business Administration – with tracks in Accounting, Health Services and Information Systems MBA Liberal Arts MMIS Management Information Systems Web MBA College of Health Sciences MED Kinesiology – with tracks in Health Promotion, Human Performance and Outdoor Education MMT Master of Music Therapy The John H. Lounsbury College of Education MAT Master of Art in Teaching MED Instructional Technology MED Middle Grades Education MED Secondary Education

J. Whitney Bunting College of Business Accounting Computer Science Economics Management Information Systems Management Marketing College of Health Sciences Athletic Training Health Education – with tracks in Community Health, Exercise Science Music Therapy Nursing Outdoor Education The John H. Lounsbury College of Education Early Childhood Education Middle Grades Education Special Education

Georgia College is Georgia's designated public liberal arts university, combining the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education.

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