Global Georgia

Global Georgia

This spring break domestic field study examines the legal, financial, cultural, and demographic conditions for companies conducting international business in Georgia, with a particular focus on logistics and supply chain. Students visit the state Capitol, companies, and nonprofit organizations in select cities that may include the US Commercial Service and EXIM Bank, US Small Business Association’s International Division, World Trade Center, Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to name a few.


INTB 5100: Special Topics in International Business (3 credits)
Prerequisite: none

Academic content is delivered in Athens through several pre-departure meetings, as well as in experiential learning activities abroad. Students enroll in one course for 3 credits (INTB 5100). This course satisfies an upper-division general elective for business majors and may satisfy additional requirements for IB co-majors. The academic program also fulfills the UGA experiential learning requirement.

Program Director and Faculty:

Faculty Instructor: Dr. Craig Piercy (MIS)

Dr. Piercy is a senior lecturer of MIS in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia (UGA) and the director of the Master of Business and Technology program — Terry College’s first online master’s program. He has also served as the academic advisor for the Southeast CUNA Management School since the summer of 2016.

Program Manager: Nelson Millan Nales ( 

Location and Itinerary


TBA-January, Meet the group/reception (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Orientation (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Class meeting 1  (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Class meeting 2 (BLC, room TBA)
March 7 Depart Athens
March 8 Atlanta — AM/PM academic visits.
March 9 Atlanta — AM/PM academic visits.
March 10 South Georgia — AM/PM academic visits.
March 11 Savannah — Class meeting and excursion.
March 12 Savannah — Debrief session, farewell meal, return to Athens.

*This is an initial itinerary and subject to change.

Eligibility and Admissions


Open to all business majors who completed one year of college in residence at the time of application with satisfactory academic and disciplinary records, including a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

  • Preferred qualifications: faculty/advisor/employer recommendations, leadership/service experience, interest in the course and/or destinations.

Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Participants must register for an INTB 5100 course as part of their normal spring course load of 15 or fewer credit hours. Seniors in their final semester may petition to take INTB 5100 as an overload (above 15 credit hours).


Only complete applications are considered. Admission decisions are sent via the application portal linked to your UGAMail account. Admitted students have a limited time to commit (or withdraw/decline) and pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their spot in the program and register for courses. Once the program is full, pending applicants may be waitlisted. Students are encouraged to apply to more than one program using the ranking tool to improve their study abroad chances.



  • Participants stay in centrally located hotels with double-occupancy rooms.
  • Optional single-occupancy rooms may be allowed as needed to accommodate health concerns.


  • The program includes daily breakfast at the hotel and some additional group meals (per itinerary).
  • Individually prepared boxed meals may be provided in lieu of group meals if necessary, to support social distancing.
  • Most meals are on your own, and students should budget for $10-15 per meal.


  • Group transportation via private coaches and local transit is included. Participants will be asked to sit in individual rows in the coaches to maintain healthy distancing.


UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you arrange for them with your study abroad program director and staff in the Disability Resource Center. Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks before departure to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs before the start of the program to help ensure there are no delays in accommodations and the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience. 

Cost of Attendance:

“Cost of Attendance” sheet provided for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

  • tuition and fees for academic courses
  • program fee for travel accommodations
  • personal spending

Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE Scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, the UGA Office of Global Engagement maintains scholarships for UGA programs to explore, and the Terry College encourages all students to apply for the Passport Terry Scholarship.

Basic Information

Program Category:
UGA Faculty-Led

Number of Student Participants:
11-20 students

Minimum GPA Requirement:
2.75 or above

Scholarship Availability:


Spring Break


Application Deadline:
10/15/2020 (Early), 11/15/2020 (Standard)

Decision Date:
10/20/2020 (Early), 11/20/2020 (Standard)

Start Date:

End Date:

*Early application deadline: Oct. 15; standard application deadline: Nov. 15. 


Nelson Millan Nales