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If you are thinking about studying in the United States, you have some things to consider. What are you coming to study? Where will you get the best education for your degree? Where do you want to live? These are all questions that are important for you to think about as you prepare to travel overseas to get your college degree. Studying abroad in Georgia might be something you should be considering.

Georgia’s Top Collegiate Programs

As you start looking for the right place to study abroad, think about what program you are going to study. What interests you? What degree are you pursuing? As you begin thinking about these questions, keep these Georgia universities and programs in mind:

Georgia Institute of Technology: Engineering

Commonly ranked within the top 5 engineering programs in the United States according to U.S. News and World Report, Georgia Tech’s engineering program is one that is sought after by many. With close to 20 different areas to specialize in (such as medical, physics, and aerospace engineering), students in the program have an extensive list of degree options. Georgia Tech is highly renowned for its industrial engineering and biomedical engineering programs. Many of the programs offer dual degrees, allowing students to study in two fields of engineering (such as electrical and computer engineering). The university currently enrolls more than 4,500 students.

Georgia State University: Healthcare Law

Georgia State University Law School’s Healthcare Law program is currently ranked by U.S. News and World Report within the top 10. Graduate students enrolled in the law school can also get a hands-on education as they work with Georgia State’s legal clinic and low-income taxpayer clinic. More student involvement can stem from participation in any of the dozens of student organizations including Estate Planning and Wealth Management Law Society and the Be Your Own Boss group. With nearly 500 students enrolled in the college, Georgia State’s Law School might be the choice for you if you decide to study abroad in Georgia.

Emory University: Physician Assistant

Steadily ranked within the top 5 physician assistant programs by U.S. News and World Report in the United States, Emory University graduate school offers one of Georgia’s best programs. The Emory School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Division has made its mission to develop highly sought- after physician assistants who provide compassionate health care of the highest quality. At Emory, PA students dive into a 29-month graduate program of learning under some of the country’s best professionals and gaining hands-on experience from some of the best PA facilities. For those looking to come to the United States to get their Physician’s Assistant degree, choosing to study abroad in Georgia at Emory University may be the right choice.

Georgia Institute of Technology: Computer Science

Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science offers students one of the best in the country, ranked within the United States’ top 10 Computer Science programs by U.S. News and World Report. Students travel from all over the world to study abroad in Georgia Tech’s many different specializations within the program including: Programming Language, Artificial Intelligence, Systems Theory, and more. Students in the Computer Science programs experience hands-on research through multiple research facilities. Furthering their education, the students also work within the community through public school engagement and student organizations.

University of Georgia: Public Finance and Budgeting

University of Georgia offers one of the country’s best Public Finance programs. As a top ranked program by U.S. News and World Report, currently within the top 5, it gives students the best public affairs education in Georgia. The University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs works hard to prepare students for good citizenship and careers in public life, and develops future generations of teachers and scholars in the fields of political science, international affairs, and public administration and policy. The program currently enrolls over 1,500 undergraduate and 250 graduate students.

No matter where you decide to attend school in Georgia as an international student, it is important to obtain and maintain a student health insurance policy while in the U.S. Students who obtain international student health insurance will likely be asked to provide proof of insurance in the form of a “student health insurance waiver” or “hard waiver.” StudentSecure insurance from HCCMIS can be an affordable option for those looking for comprehensive student health insurance with easy automatic monthly payments.

StudentSecure insurance plans provide from $200,000 up to $500,000 in medical benefits each year and also include benefits for sports activities, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains. The plan can be extended up to four years as long as the student remains an eligible full-time student.

Georgia has a lot to offer those wishing to come to the United States to study abroad. Its powerful collegiate programs, spread across a number of colleges and universities throughout the state, make it a good choice for international students deciding where to study.

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A Helpful Packing Checklist for International Students

Traveling abroad can be pretty tedious, but when you are moving abroad for a school it can be even more tedious, especially when it comes to packing. You have to make sure you pack enough, but not too much. You want to take things that will make you feel like you are at home, but you cannot pack your whole bedroom. Here is a list that will help you make some packing decisions:

  • Clothing- Do some research and find out what the typical weather is like at your destination for the entire time you will be there. Pack accordingly, but be sure you also pack a few extra clothing items that are the opposite of what you “should need,” just in case. Be sure you also pack for multiple occasions; this means that you might want to put a nice dress or suit in your bags because you never know when you might need them.

  • Pictures- You cannot take all of your keepsakes with you, but you can bring lots of pictures. Pack some framed photos of your family in your bag. You can also store pictures of home, your friends, and anything else you want on your computer, so you can look at them whenever you want.

  • Camera- Do not leave home without your camera. You are going to be experiencing new places, people and things, and you will want to capture it all so you can share it when you get home.

  • Toiletries- Pack your toothbrush, but leave your bottles of shampoo at home. Since you are studying abroad, you will most likely have to purchase items like soap, toothpaste, and shampoo while you are gone, so you might as well do that from the start and save some room in your luggage.

  • Extra Bag- Take an extra bag with you because undoubtedly you will be bringing home more than you took. An extra bag can be used to help bring some of those things home.

Studying abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime and as a college student it is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and see the world. Put aside any fears you might have, find the perfect program for you, and be sure you pack everything you need. Before long, you will be experiencing some amazing things!

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