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Georgia Tech offers several exciting options for students who want to build important career and life skills while also earning credit toward their degree. Whether it's spending a summer in Spain, conducting research alongside graduate students and faculty, or working full-time through the co-op program, whatever and wherever your professional interests lie, we've got you covered.
Traveling abroad—for a year, a semester or even a few weeks during the summer—is one way students can pursue their academic goals while developing real life skills that will help them throughout their careers—and have the time of their lives while doing it.
The International Plan is a challenging four-year program that works in tandem with an undergraduate's academic curriculum to produce globally competent citizens. Successful completion of the program results in a special "International Plan" designation on the Georgia Tech degree and transcript.
Georgia Tech's Research Option is a special undergraduate program for those who want to develop the research skills and experience that will make a grad school or job application really stand out. It facilitates relationships between faculty and grad students, and allows you to learn about an area of research in depth. Completion of Research Option is noted on the student's transcript.
The Georgia Tech Undergrad Co-op Program is a five-year academic program designed to complement a student's formal education with paid practical work experience directly related to the student's academic major. Co-ops alternate semesters of on-campus study with semesters of full-time employment. Co-ops are classified as full-time students during each term, regardless of whether they are attending classes on campus or working full-time at an employer location.
Internships provide you with the opportunity to work one or more semesters with several different companies. The benefit is that it allows you to experience a variety of positions with different companies so you can truly find a career option that fits you. While some internships are unpaid, students are generally compensated through semester stipends or hourly pay.