Office of Global Initiatives

Office of Global Initiatives

The Office of Global Initiatives directs the development and implementation of new educational and training partnership opportunities beyond the border of the United States. Created in 2013, the program follows the Technical College System of Georgia’s lead to expand the educational reach of technical colleges beyond Georgia.

Study abroad trips to Scotland and Colombia are available through the office. In addition to for-credit opportunities, the office also hosts students studying from countries as varied as Scotland, Colombia, China, Libya, and Vietnam.

International Students

If you are an international student wishing to apply to CGTC, click here for admissions requirements.

Summer 2017 Study Abroad in Scotland

Our exciting Study abroad opportunity will be held this summer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. The trip will take place in July 1 - 15, 2017, will include for-credit study, and will cost $3,400 including air and ground transportation, accommodations, some food, tuition and fees.

  1. Be sure to apply for your passport if you do not have one. You may visit your main post office or find info here:
  2. If you would like to seek funds for the trip, apply for a Gilman Scholarship beginning in mid-January with a final deadline of March 7th if you receive Pell funds:
  3. Meet with Financial Aid to determine your eligibility and learn what portion of the study abroad session might be covered through Pell, Hope, etc.*
    1. *Students for the summer session will be eligible for Titans Flexpay/Nelnet. Final payment to CGTC is due June 1.
  4. Purchase airfare through the Student Universe payment portal. Be sure to add "Standard Insurance" to your ticket.

Scholarship Opportunities:

To apply for the CGTC Study Abroad Scholarship, click here to complete the application. Applications are due by May 18.

Completed applications should be turned into the CGTC Foundation office at either the Macon campus (A-413) or the Warner Robins campus (A-226).

Course Offerings

Three courses will be offered in our study abroad session. Although students may technically take two courses, we strongly urge you to enroll in only one. It will be up to your college faculty advisor/chair whether any of these is accepted in your program:

CRN: 50659

Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 (Associate Degree Level)
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature in the early, middle, and modern periods. The humanities provide insight into people and society in both the Western and non-Western world. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.

CRN: 51050
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides an opportunity to explore the international business environment and how to make effective business decisions in a global market. Topics include ethics and politics of international business, identification of risks which influence international business decisions, and analyzing the import/export process.


CRN: 51239
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
This course is a capstone course providing a realistic experience for students working in a team to develop a complete web systems project.


Registration for current students opens March 13; new student registration opens April 3.

Students from other TCSG schools are encouraged to participate by registering with us as transient students (with no application fee required). At the end of the summer your academic credit will be transferred back to your home school. In order to register, click here. If you have any problems please contact Wanda McMichael at or 478-757-3444.

Flight Schedule

Our flight schedule will be:

Saturday, July 1:
Air France 881, Atlanta-Paris (arriving on the 2nd), 5:50 pm – 8:10 am, Air France 1272, Paris – Aberdeen, 10:00 am – 10:55 am.

Saturday, July 15:
KLM 1442, Aberdeen-Amsterdam, 9:20 am – 11:50 am, Delta 75, Amsterdam – Atlanta, 1:00 pm – 4:36 pm.

Please note that you will be paying directly for your airfare ($1,482 plus $54 required trip insurance; these figures are included in the total of $3,400) on a web portal and final payment will be due by May 21, 2017. Purchase airfare through the Student Universe payment portal. Be sure to add "Standard Insurance" to your ticket.

Check back at this site and details will be posted as they become available.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Click here to apply for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017!

The deadline to submit an application for Summer 2017 to study or intern abroad is March 7th by 11:59pm Central Time. The application portal will open in mid-January.

Summer 2018 Study Abroad at CGTC
for South China Institute of Software Engineering

Students from South China Institute of Software Engineering have the opportunity to study at Central Georgia Technical College during a two-week immersion program. Participants will learn about American travel, shopping, housing, restaurants and more in this study abroad experience. Food and lodging will be provided with the exception of two lunches. Housing will be at Wesleyan College in Macon. Trip includes tour of Antebellum Macon along with day-long trips to Savannah and Atlanta. Participants will visit the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN World Headquarters, and the Georgia Aquarium. (Airline ticket not included.)

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Rick Hutto
Director for Global Initiatives
Office Phone: (478) 218-3299