Located in Valdosta in the U.S. state of Georgia, Valdosta State University is a major provider of educational services for South Georgia. It is a comprehensive university offering the best of both worlds — the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the small classes and close personal attention found at smaller institutions. Students are attracted to the close-knit community where learning occurs in a supportive environment and faculty members challenge each student’s potential. VSU’s faculty are engaged in scholarly activities, including published papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals, authored and co-authored books, research presentations, and juried exhibits. Many of these scholarly activities are completed with the assistance of undergraduate and graduate students, providing opportunities for students to conduct research that is directly related to their selected discipline. Valdosta has approximately 12,500 students.
The traditional campus, nestled among pines and palms, lies in the heart of metropolitan Valdosta and boasts beautiful Spanish Mission architecture. Located equal distance from Atlanta and Orlando, Valdosta is a city with true southern charm and forward-thinking leadership. Downtown Valdosta is a lifestyle and it is where people want to live, work, play, dine, and shop. Valdosta enjoy a pleasant outdoor environment, so there are plenty of activities to be enjoyed! Everything from golf, hunting and fishing to beautifully preserved historic sites to tour, you will find it all in Valdosta. Georgia is located in the south eastern United States and steeped in history. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States and is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and its most populous city.
Fall: 13th August – 8th December 2018; Spring: 14th January – 11th May 2019
|Meal plan (required for all students living on campus)
On-campus housing is guaranteed and is reserved for exchange students.
Students should select a total of 12-15 hours of classes from the 3000-4000 range, at level 3 or 4.