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  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 TBA TBA

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:
International Transient Study is for students on F-1 or J-1 visa status, with fewer than 64 academic credit hours, who seek to return to their country of origin during the summer following their freshman year.

Eligibility for International Transient Study

To apply for International Transient Study, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of preceding semester
  • Have completed their freshman year at Emory and will be returning to complete their sophomore year
  • Have fewer than 64 credit hours (Oxford students must be freshman who are planning to return to Oxford to finish their degree following their International Transient Studies)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled full-time at Emory College or Oxford the semester prior and following their studies in home country
  • Be enrolling in an accredited university or institution in their home country
  • Be on J-1 or F-1 visa status in the USA (and can provide a copy of I-20 or DS 2019 form)*
  • Have less than 18 transfer credit hours on their Emory transcript (including the hours you plan to take during your transient study summer)

*If you are not on a J-1 or F-1 visa, please contact Emory College Study Abroad to see if you still are eligible. In cases where students have lived in multiple locations abroad, 'home country' or 'country of origin' is defined as the country where the student completed their high school education.

  • Emory students are permitted to enroll in up to 10 credit hours per summer session (two summer sessions maximum)
  • Oxford students are permitted to enroll in a maximum 7 credit hours total

A SPECIAL NOTE: For students interested in enrolling in an Economics course, please be sure to provide back-up courses, as Economics courses may not be approved.

For more information, please see the detailed FAQs here.

Application Instructions

1. Click the 'Apply Now' button.

2. Complete all checklist items (fill out all Questionnaires and electronically sign all Signature Documents).

3. Pay your non-refundable $100 application fee to Office of International and Summer Programs (payable by credit card ONLINE or by check or money order) to complete your application.  For Summer 2021 ITS: If you are unable to pay your application fee online by credit card, please email regarding alternate payment options (Subject: ITS Application Fee Options).

If your application is not fully complete, it will not be reviewed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program or application process, please email

This program is currently not accepting applications.