The most consequential challenges we face as a society require global collaboration and solutions. Georgia Tech has become a globally recognized, reliable partner in supporting international collaboration, education, commerce, and research into complex issues. As the world becomes more global, so will we.


To strengthen our role as a convener of worldwide collaboration, and build a global learning network to expand our reach and amplify our impact, we will:

  • Prepare all Georgia Tech students to be cross-culturally competent, globally minded leaders.
  • Be a leader in study abroad participation among leading public research universities.
  • Be a hub of a global learning and an innovation network through global partnerships, alumni engagement, lifelong learning, and research collaborations.
  • Lead and contribute to global collaborative efforts that advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals through our education, research, and service.

The exceptional talent we are able to attract from around the world positions Georgia Tech to make unique contributions to local and global problems, build strong bridges to the world, and strengthen the global competitiveness of our state.

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  • Expand international partnerships for student exchange, study abroad, and virtual exchanges.
  • Remove financial barriers for study, work, and research abroad for all students.
  • Embed cross-cultural and global learning opportunities in all programs.
  • Expand collaborations with other globally focused institutions to tackle critical global issues.
  • Expand high-impact, multidisciplinary, technology-based collaborations between Georgia Tech in Atlanta and Georgia Tech’s current and future international hubs in the areas of academics, research, economic development, and community engagement. 
  • Become a central actor in the major global activities for U.N. Sustainable Development Goals advancement and demonstrate global U.N. Sustainable Development Goals capabilities at home by ensuring campuswide decisions and practices that advance elements of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.



  • Share of graduates having studied, worked, or conducted research abroad.
  • Number of actively engaged alumni in international locations.
  • Number of new projects and collaborations that show measurable contributions to advancing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Number of international enrollments in all educational offerings.

View the plan performance: Tracking Our Progress