Deadline Note: The final application deadline is November 1st. Consideration will be on a rolling basis, until no additional spaces remain. Applicants will also have the potential to be selected as an alternate (wait list status) if spaces fill up. At that point, if a confirmed applicant withdraws, alternates will get a space. This program is currently not impacted so we encourage you to apply and reach out to our office with questions.
Program & University Profile
This is a unique study abroad program open to SDSU students from all majors. While the majority of classes will focus on the STEM field, you can review the new list of classes available each term to determine if they will meet your academic needs and interests in major, minor, or GE coursework. Students will enroll in SDSU classes taught in English on the campus of Tbilisi State University.
Review the details below and also refer to a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
to gather additional notes and insights on the program.
Tbilisi is the capital and largest city in Georgia; located in the southern Caucasus region at the border of Europe and Asia located between the Caspian and Black Sea. Tbilisi is home to SDSU partner institutions, Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University which are both situated east of the city center and Mtkvari River. Georgia's unique geography and rich cultural and political history contribute to a rewarding study abroad experience.
Click the following link for a copy of the class all listed on one word document: Georgia 2019 Spring Course Offerings.pdf
Available classes for spring term 2019:
Accounting 201, Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Chemistry 200, General Chemistry
Chemistry 251, Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry 410B, Physical Chemistry
Chemistry 417, Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry 427, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry 432, Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 432L, Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry 497, Undergraduate Research
Chemistry 498, Senior Project
Chemistry 520B, Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry 562, Intermediary Metabolism
Chemistry 567, Biochemistry Laboratory
Computer Science 107, Introduction to Computer Programming
Computer Science 237, Machine Organization and Assembly Language
Computer Science 320, Programming Languages
Computer Science 530, Systems Programming
Aerospace Engineering 220, Dynamics (same as Mechanical Engineering 220, Dynamics)
Aerospace Engineering.280, Methods of Analysis
Civil Engineering 121, Computer Graphics for the Built Environment
Civil Engineering 218, Surveying for Civil Engineering and Construction
Civil Engineering 220, Civil and Environmental Engineering Computer Applications
Computer Engineering 260, Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming
Computer Engineering 271, Computer Organization
Computer Engineering 470, Digital Circuits
Computer Engineering 475, Microprocessors
Computer Engineering 496B, Senior Design Project
Computer Engineering 561, Windows Database and Web Programming
Computer Engineering 565, Multimedia Communication Systems Communication Systems
Construction Engineering 101, Construction and Culture
Construction Engineering 280, Construction Methods
Electrical Engineering 210, Circuit Analysis
Electrical Engineering 380, Electrical Energy Conversion
Electrical Engineering 410, Signals and Systems
Electrical Engineering 430, Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Electrical Engineering 430L, Electronic Circuits Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 450, Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Engineering 458L, Analog and Pulse Communication Systems
Electrical Engineering 496B, Senior Design Project
Mathematics 141, Precalculus
Mathematics 150, Calculus I
Mathematics 151. Calculus II
Mathematics 252, Calculus III
Mathematics 254, Introduction to Linear Algebra
Physics 195, Principles of Physics
Physics 195L, Principles of Physics Laboratory
Physics 196, Principles of Physics
Physics 196L, Principles of Physics Laboratory
Lower Division GEs:
Communication 103, Oral Communication
Comparative Literature 270A, World Literature
Philosophy 101, Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics
Political Science 102, Introduction to American and California Government and Politics
Women's Studies 101, Women: Self, Identity and Society
Upper Division GEs:
Philosophy 332, Environmental Ethics
Comparative Literature 470, Folk Literature
Women's Studies 375, Sex, Power and Politics
Linguistics 100A, English Composition for International Students and English Learners I
Linguistics 100B, English Composition for International Students and English Learners II
Linguistics 200, Advanced English for International Students
Study Abroad Advisor & Program Assistance:
[A] Applying or Saving the Program to your Portal:
- When you search for the Semester in Georgia program in Aztecs Abroad you have the option to apply or save the program. Saving will create a home page portal for you to review all saved programs and active applications. When you click on the Apply Now button (see above) for the program, you will immediately start an application.
- If you click on Request Advising, that action will initiate an advising application on the Aztecs Abroad Database and you can follow the instructions to meet with an advisor. The advising application will provide you with an opportunity to indicate a primary interest in the Georgia program and ask other questions, as needed, before meeting with an advisor in person. The Aztecs Abroad advising application will provide details on how to make an appointment or visit the International Student Center for walk-in advising hours at the SDSU Study Abroad office.
- Ms. Inemesit Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the study abroad advisor for this program and she works in the SDSU Study Abroad office; she is also a former scientist (Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology) and will assist you with the Semester in Georgia application process and answer questions about the program. To email her, please use email subject: SDSU Georgia, ask any questions you may have, and be sure to include your name and Red ID Number.
General questions can always be emailed to email@example.com
or you can call 619-594-2475 to make an appointment or ask questions. You can also visit study abroad advisor staff during walk-in advising hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 - 3:30 PM at the SDSU Study Abroad Office. Students applying from the IVC Campus will also have an opportunity to make an appointment via phone or Zoom (free SDSU Web conferencing tool).
[B] Acceptance into the program:
- Chances of Placement: Any student who has interest in this program will be accepted as long as:
- space is available
- you meet the minimum GPA requirement (you may need to provide additional academic support for consideration otherwise)
- you can benefit from the available classes (you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units for each term)
- you complete the application in full
We will send an email to all accepted applicants. In this email you will receive instructions on how to confirm that you will accept our placement and plan to move forward to participation in the program.
- Host Campus Contacts: Once you are confirmed as an accepted participant, you will also be provided with a contact(s) for the SDSU Georgia campus who will coordinate your plans for classes, housing, and orientation, as well as connect you to a SDSU Georgia Buddy. We will then instruct you to follow up directly with SDSU Georgia staff for certain steps to confirm your plans. Students typically copy (cc:) Ms. Williams to any correspondence they send to SDSU Georgia staff.
- Social Media: The SDSU Study Abroad office will also invite you to the SDSU Georgia Facebook Group to connect with current and past participants, Georgian students, and other nominated and those preparing to depart for the new outbound term. This will help you get a better sense of the program from a recent group of peers who were in Georgia for this program. Only nominated students will be invited to join this closed group.
Foreign Travel Insurance Program Requirement
All confirmed participants will be automatically enrolled in a CSU-mandated study abroad health insurance & travel assistance plan call the Foreign Travel Insurance Program plan for the duration of their program and billed via SDSU Student Account Services. Our office will add you to a list of confirmed participants and the SDSU Risk Management office will enroll you accordingly. Review the SDSU Student Account Services
site for student billing information and schedules. For more details about the mandated FTIP coverage and a list of the standard fees, visit the SDSU Risk Management
Apartments will be arranged by SDSU-Georgia staff and student assistants. The approximate cost will be $250/month for double occupancy. This does not include utilities, which are quite low. There are limited single occupancy options. Housing is often situated about a 15-20 minute walk from the campus. The estimated cost for food is ~ $150 /month. One of the assigned buddies will typically help you move in upon your arrival.
Note: If you are living on campus at SDSU and you have already signed a year-long contract for housing, talk to the housing office about steps and documents needed to request permission to be released from contract for the purpose of study abroad. For students required to go abroad, this may be as simple as a letter from our office. For those not required to go abroad for their major or minor, having an international experience is still recommended and supported, but consider how you may plan ahead. You may even want to consider studying at Georgia for a full academic year. Since all the classes are SDSU classes, it would still provide you access to needed SDSU curriculum.
For information on scholarships, view the Financing & Scholarship options listed on the Aztecs Abroad Database menu. Review all of the available funds that support students going abroad and search the SDSU scholarship database for funding that supports students in general.
- All SDSU students should apply for the Associated Student Study Abroad Travel Scholarship. Deadlines: Late -September for Spring applicants; Late-February for fall applicants. You do not need to be a confirmed applicant at the time you apply for the scholarship; you can apply based on your study abroad plans.
- If you receive a Pell grant, or are eligible to receive a Pell grant, and you are a U.S. Citizen, then you should also apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.
- Students who are confirmed to participate in the program will receive a $500 scholarship from the Office of International Programs, application required.
A visa allows a visitor to enter a country for a designated amount of time.
You need a valid passport to enter Georgia.
U.S. citizens may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for up to 365 days. Visit the Embassy of Georgia's website
for most current visa information. See this direct link to visa details
- U.S. citizens who overstay the permitted 365-day period are subject to a fine.
Upon arrival a U.S. citizen will enter customs an obtain a visa stamp in their passport to show when and how they entered the country. For a passport to be valid, it must not expire during your program and must retain validity for at least 6 months subsequent to the program end date. Our office also requests that the SDSU Georgia campus provide a letter of acceptance (or an email) to confirm your purpose in the country so that you have that on hand if it is requested during your entry at customs.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may need to follow a different process to be allowed to enter Georgia for studies. See this direct link to visa details
Please make an appointment to discuss this further, if needed.
Want to learn more about Georgia? Refer to the following Welcome to Tbilisi, Georgia Guide
Review travel notes from the Georgia Embassy: Georgia Embassy Travel Guide
Unpaid Internship at the Embassy - Application Deadline Extended
. Due November 15th, 2018.