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Sponsor Funded Administrative - Study Abroad Advisor

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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The International Initiatives | Study Abroad Programs Office is currently accepting applications for a Study Abroad Advisor.  This position is a time-limited position with Study Abroad Programs until October 31, 2022, with a focus on expanding study abroad outreach to African-American males on campus. The advisor will analyze data on African American male students’ study abroad enrollment, collaborate with units and student organizations across campus to host informative and engaging info sessions, and recruit African American male faculty to lead future study abroad programs. Among other questions, with the addition of this position, the office hopes to better understand why African American males are not choosing to study abroad at the same rate as other students on campus, what strategies might help more of them study abroad and help increase their participation rate.

While a member of the Study Abroad Programs staff, the position will work closely with the GSU African American Male Initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, and other Offices on campus to achieve goals. The advisor will also supervise and meet with the dedicated graduate assistant to this project on a weekly basis to provide direction on next steps.

The Study Abroad Advisor will also support and work with incoming exchange students to Georgia State University.   

Examples of Duties:

  • Create a network of African American male study abroad “ambassadors.”
  • Identify African American male faculty who have led study abroad programs. Engage this group for targeted outreach, panels, marketing etc.
  • Recruit African American male faculty as potential study abroad program directors. Offer professional development opportunities, site visit funding, mentor relationships with veteran study abroad program directors.
  • Analyze data on African American male students’ study abroad enrollment and incomplete applications, and devise strategies based on those findings. 
  • The advisor will promote study abroad across campus, provide support to faculty leading study abroad programs, and liaise with various units across campus.
  • Facilitate study abroad application procedures and processes for students.
  • Plans and coordinate info sessions and special events to increase interest in study abroad.
  • Supervise one graduate assistant dedicated to the initiative.
  • Support incoming exchange students in their application process with GSU and preparation for their arrival in Atlanta.

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
07/27/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Provost & VP Academic Affairs
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 08/05/21, 1:52:22 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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