Going Glocal: International Opportunities in Atlanta

Atlanta

Georgia Tech's Global Leadership community explores Atlanta as the line between global and local blurs.  Students are able to travel the world without leaving the City of Atlanta by taking advantage of the rich resources and opportunities at their fingertips.  Armed with a heightened awareness of cultural diversity and empathy, we encourage students to maximize the impact of their formal education by learning more about the city and people around them.   While the students in our Living Learning Community largely drive the direction of planned events and outings, many of the programming options students can explore are listed below.

Additionally, Georgia Tech is an extremely diverse community, with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of national, regional, ethnic, religious backgrounds.  International students and scholars hail from more than 110 countries.  Talk to them, listen to them, share your culture with them!  Tech students also study or intern in more than 50 countries, and bring back a wealth of experiences that they can are likely eager to share with others.  Without leaving the GT campus, students can explore the world through international conversation partners, I-House events, International Coffee Hour, and many more fun intercultural events put on by one of the dozens of international student organizations.  Learn more about on-campus international organizations here.

Just steps away from the Georgia Tech campus, students have access to one of the most diverse cities in the United States.  Atlanta is home to 15+ Fortune 500 companies and a robust diplomatic corps of 70+ consulates or trade missions.  Our city is a regional hub to 1200+ multinational companies, a World Trade Center, and the world's busiest airport.  We host the CDC, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and numerous global non-profits, such as CARE USA and The Task Force for Global Health.  Beyond these institutions, metro Atlanta is also home to the second fastest growing foreign-born population in the United States, and our immigrant community has established hundreds of local businesses and delicious restaurants in the metro area, creating culturally-diverse neighborhoods and authentic eateries for Middle Eastern falafel, Vietnamese pho, Korean bulgogi, Peruvian ceviche, and more.

  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • The Carter Center
  • Your Dekalb Farmers Market
  • Buford Highway Farmers Market
  • Atlanta United Soccer Games
  • CNN Center
  • Coca-Cola Headquarters and/or World of Coke
  • Delta Flight Museum
  • Woodruff Arts Center
  • Georgia Tech Intramurals
  • The King Center/MLK National Historic Site
  • Community Service Projects
  • Consulate Events and Festivals
  • CDC Museum Tour 
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta
  • International Potlucks with Guest Speakers
  • CARE - Atlanta Headquarters
  • International Film Nights
  • Buford Highway Food Crawl
  • Fernbank Museum