Pay Application Fee here (must be paid before application will be processed)
Any full-time or part-time student is eligible to participate in the program. Students from institutions that are not part of the University System of Georgia are admitted on a space-available basis and must enroll as transient students at a participating institution.
An application form is available above; copies of the form are also available from campus representatives listed on this site. Completed applications should be submitted to the campus representatives, along with a required application fee of $200 (to be paid online). Campus representatives forward completed applications to the program office at Valdosta State University. Applications will not be processed by the EC office until both the application form (approved by the campus representative) and the $200 application fee are received.
Because of space limitations, acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, according to the date of receipt of the application and application fee. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline to assure them of a place in the program.
The application deadline for the 2013 program is March 1, 2013.
Students must be in good standing in order to be admitted to the program. Completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Note also that individual campuses may require letters of reference or other information beyond that required by the European Council.
Advice from Previous Germany Students
I would just say stick with it. The culture shock may be intense for
some, and the first week or two was a little strange, but once you
feel out the environment and get into your own traveling and daily
life groove, it is the best experience in the world!
Save money and plan ahead... Keep an open mind, be patient, it's okay
to get lost because you'll find your way back. Enjoy yourself.
Meet as many people as possible while over there, both students and
foreigners. Don't be afraid of asking for help or for directions,
because it will save you a lot of time.
Try to get any work you can done before you leave. this way you free
up more time to do whatever you want.
Don't get too caught up in traveling to see everything, you won't be
able to. Just enjoy and do what you can. Stay in Germany, many
students traveled every weekend to other countries far away. They saw
amazing cities, but didn't see the country they've called home for the
Berlin is a big city so don't get carried away with all the partying
and other distracting things. Just don't forget to study but at the
same time have fun!
Watch how much you spend! It's easy to forget that you pay in euros
here not dollars.
Don't party too hard. Have a good time, but always stay very conscientious.
Look up everything you can about the country you are going to and try
to learn the language. Also, don't expect the people of the country to
cater to your every wish. Give them some respect and you will get a
lot farther than if you just go around demanding things.
Go to small towns and meet the people. Get cultural experience and
don't act like dumb Americans!