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What is the Student Tour of Georgia?

During Spring Break each year, a small cohort of approximately two dozen students will visit a diversity of locations across the state to engage with local communities, learn about state government, and experience the University’s connections with people across the state first-hand. The five-day tour provides students an opportunity to network and develop relationships while becoming familiar with the University’s many contributions to the state and reflecting on their experiences.

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What is the purpose of the Student Tour of Georgia?

  • Experience

    Provide UGA undergraduate students with a broad, experiential introduction to the State of Georgia’s geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history, and culture.

  • Social Challenges

    Highlight UGA’s commitment to addressing important social and economic challenges of the state through its research, teaching, and public service.

  • Networking

    Create opportunities for students to network and develop interpersonal connections with peers, alumni, and other leaders across campus and the state.

  • The University’s Mission

    Familiarize students with UGA’s land-grant and sea-grant missions.

  • Professional Development

    Identify future professional and personal development opportunities throughout Georgia.

  • Show off our Students

    Showcase UGA students to key stakeholders and underscore UGA’s continued investment in excellence for undergraduate education and personal development.

  • Community Relations

    Provide outstanding media and community relations opportunities, particularly in local areas visited during the trip.

What does it cost?

The Student Tour of Georgia is free for the students selected to participate! Program benefits include all expenses, including meals, travel, and lodging for off-campus experiences, as well as the opportunity to meet and learn alongside other UGA students who share similar interests in learning more about the State of Georgia and the University of Georgia’s great commitments to healthier people, stronger communities, and a more secure future.

The Student Tour of Georgia is presented by the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. 

When is the Student Tour of Georgia?

The Student Tour of Georgia occurs during Spring Break each year.

The 2019 dates are March 11-15.


How do I apply to participate in the Student Tour of Georgia?

Each fall, applicants submit a completed application form, their current resume, and a reference letter from a UGA faculty or staff member. The application process for the 2019 Student Tour of Georgia has closed. The 2019 cohort will be finalized and applicants will be notified by mid-November 2018.