Global Opportunities Matrix

Internationalize Your Experience at Tech


At Georgia Tech, undergraduate students from all majors can internationalize their college experience on campus and beyond through the study of business, culture, language, economics, engineering, politics, regional studies, and more. Society’s most consequential challenges require global collaboration and solutions. Hence, Georgia Tech aspires to prepare students to be culturally competent, globally-minded leaders. Students may gain formal global and intercultural experience through one or more of the credentialed opportunities listed below.


Major: Subject area of focus that results in bachelor's degree award.
Minor: A defined program of study outside of an undergraduate student's major field. Minors are intended to broaden the student's education by encouraging and officially recognizing knowledge obtained by the student in fields other than their major.
Degree Designation:  Degree-long academic program through which students can earn a special annotation on their diploma and final transcript.
Certificate: Certificates are intended to encourage students to use the elective course requirements in their degree program to form a coherent package of coursework in a specified area.
Blockchain credential: A blockchain-powered academic credential, housed on a mobile application, that is decentralized, secure, and verified. These credentials demonstrate completion of and participation in a program.


Global Credential Credential Type Coursework Eligibility International (Abroad) Requirement Foreign Language Requirement Managed by More Information
Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies Major

122 credit hours for degree. See major website for requirement breakdown.

All Majors

Yes

Proficiency in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish beyond 2002 level

School of Modern Languages

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Economics and International Affairs Major

122 credit hours for degree. See major website for requirement breakdown.

All Majors

No

12 credit hours of the same language

School of Economics & Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Global Economics and Modern Languages Major

122 credit hours for degree. See major website for requirement breakdown.

All Majors

Yes

Proficiency beyond 2002 level for French, German, Korean, or Spanish; Proficiency beyond 2001 level for Chinese, Japanese and Russian

School of Economics & School of Modern Languages

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International Affairs Major

122 credit hours for degree. See major website for requirement breakdown.

All Majors

No

12 credit hours of the same language

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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International Affairs and Modern Languages Major

122 credit hours for degree. See major website for requirement breakdown.

All Majors

Yes

Proficiency beyond 2002 level for French, German, Korean, or Spanish; Proficiency beyond 2001 level for Chinese, Japanese and Russian

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs & School of Modern Languages

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Global Engineering Leadership Minor

17-18 credit hours

College of Engineering Majors

Yes

None

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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African Studies Minor 15 credit hours All Majors No None School of Modern Languages More Information
International Affairs Minor

18 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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International Business, Language and Culture Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

Must take 2 - 3 upper level courses in the same language out of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish

Scheller College of Business & School of Modern Languages

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Language Studies Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

Proficiency in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish beyond 2002 level

School of Modern Languages

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Linguistics Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

School of Modern Languages

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Middle Eastern and North African Studies Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

Proficiency in Arabic or Persian through 2002 level

School of Modern Languages

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East Asian Studies Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

At least one course presented for the minor must be a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean course from a provided list.

School of Modern Languages & Literature, Media, and Communication

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European Studies Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

One upper-level language course in Spanish, French, German, or Russian

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Global Development Minor

15 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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International Plan Degree Designation

3 classes and a capstone course (12+ credit hours)

AE, ALIS, ARCH, BCHM, BIO, BMED, BA, CHEM, CHBE, CE, CM, CS, EAS, ECON, EIA, GEML, ISYE, IA, IAML, LMC, ME, PSYC

Yes

Proficiency through 2002 level in language that connects with international experience

Office of International Education

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Asian Affairs Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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European Affairs Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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International Affairs Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors except INTA, IAML, & EIA

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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International Business Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Scheller College of Business

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Language Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

Proficiency in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish beyond 2002 level

School of Modern Languages

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Latin American Affairs Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Linguistics Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

School of Modern Languages in partnership with the School of Psychology and School of Interactive Computing

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Scenarios, Models, and Military Games Certificate

12 credit hours

All Majors

No

None

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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ICEBERG Blockchain Credential

None; 3 workshops required

All Majors

No

None

Office of International Education

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