Office of Global Initiatives

Group of CGTC students at Sliabh Liag in Ireland
Group of CGTC students at the Hugh Roe O'Donnell statue in Ireland
Group of CGTC students wearing life jackets and helmets standing on coastal rocks in Ireland
Group of CGTC students playing lacrosse in Ireland
York, England
Scotland 2016
Exchange Students

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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 England, Ireland, and Scotland 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.

“The trip was wonderful and I enjoyed every aspect of it.  York St. John University is amazing and everyone there was wonderful.  The visits to sites every day were excellent and good choices.  I liked having different professors from England teaching the lectures.”  Donna Wallman


Past Study Abroad Trips include:

International Students

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


As you know, CGTC has been monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and assessing programs and activities in accordance with guidelines from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

With regard to summer study abroad, there is currently no CDC travel advisory to the UK and Ireland. As a result, Central Georgia Technical College is currently planning no changes to our two study abroad programs for the summer of 2020:

County Donegal, Ireland: June 6 – 17
York, England: June 27 – July 11

We will continue to monitor any changes in travel status announced by the CDC, and will update the College community should circumstances change. Georgia’s DPH officially states, “The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19.” Additionally, the CDC’s latest Situation Summary states, “For the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.”

The College has a web page to provide the College community information and updates. The COVID-19 web page includes links to the CDC, DPH, and a specific link to CDC guidance for travelers. The web site can be found at this link: