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Center For Global Engagement


Welcome from the Director

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is University of North Georgia’s connection to the global world. The CGE is home to both International Student Services and Study Abroad Services. Both sectors operate with the focus of providing international learning opportunities to UNG students and faculty who desire to enhance their cross-cultural perspectives and global understanding.

Studying abroad is a great way to obtain personal and intellectual growth, career inspiration, work experience, language acquisition, and intercultural understanding.  Study abroad changes lives, and the work of the CGE is guided by our commitment to promoting access to study abroad opportunities for our growing and diverse population of students. We strive to provide outreach, service, and support to students considering studying abroad. Our study abroad advisors can assist you in finding the perfect study abroad program for your personal and/or career aspirations.  The CGE offers more than 50 programs around the world.

The CGE also assists international students, scholars and faculty with transitioning from their home country to the United States. The CGE staff is trained and experienced in cross-cultural counseling and U.S. immigration regulations. The services include advisement, counseling, and information on the admissions processes such as immigration, academic issues, and even personal issues.  Our staff is comprised of experienced educators who have a sound understanding of various global issues and trends, and educational systems, as well as possessing expertise in immigration regulations that affect your entry and stay in the United States.

Our website is designed to provide you with information, immigration regulations, and university policy updates, whereby you gain additional important facts that will make your studies at UNG more beneficial.

I encourage you to contact the CGE soon after reaching campus so that we can meet you, answer your questions, and direct you to advisors who will make your stay at UNG a successful and inspirational experience.

The CGE looks forward to working with both international students and students seeking to study abroad.  Please examine the rest of our website and let us know if you need further assistance or materials.

It is our pleasure to welcome and serve you at the CGE.

John Wilson
Associate Vice President for International Programs
Price Memorial 218
University of North Georgia - Dahlonega Campus
Dahlonega, GA  30597
Office:  (706) 867-2844