Below are the forms and information needed to study abroad at the Goizueta Business School on exchange. The deadline for completion of the application and receipt of transcripts and financial support documents is October 1 for spring, and April 15 for fall.
NOTE: If you are interested in studying at Goizueta Business School of Emory University as a free mover (not an official nominee or student from one of our partner schools), please contact BBA International Programs directly. For planning purposes, please consider the following requirements: (1) official confirmation that your studies at Goizueta will be transferred toward your home university degree requirements; and (2) payment of regular Emory undergraduate tuition, which you can read about here.
For exchanges beginning in our fall semester (August through December):
For exchanges beginning in our spring semester (January through May):
Read all instructions carefully. Missing, incomplete or incorrect items will delay processing!The exchange application is online. Please see email from BBA International Programs or your home university exchange coordinator for the password.
As a regular part of the visa application process, international students all over the world demonstrate proof of ability to support themselves financially while on exchange/studying abroad. Each host school or consulate designates the minimum amount a student should show. In the case of Emory University, a university financial certificate is updated each year to reflect current costs. Incoming exchange students must be able to show evidence of possession of this amount of money. The money may be in the form of cash in a personal or family bank account, loans, or scholarships.
Please be aware that many bank officers are unwilling to sign the university form. In this case, you should still fill in the details on the form. You must also submit a letter from the bank official or an official copy of your bank statement.
If the funds for your exchange semester will be provided by a family member, that individual must write a letter indicating that he or she will use the funds in his or her account to pay for your expenses. The letter we provide is a sample. Please change it to include your personal information.Current transcript from your home university, translated into English
To enroll you in the most suitable classes, we need the most recent copy of your official transcript, showing all classes taken and grades earned.
Copy of your passport picture page and expiration date
Please make a clear copy of your current passport so we can see the following information: name, nationality, issue date, expiration date, birth date, birth place, and passport number.
Passport‐sized photograph saved in JPEG format
We use this photograph to make your Emory student ID card and to create an electronic record in our student registration system. We ask for a passport-style photograph because it shows only the head and upper shoulders, in bright light, and on a neutral background. The U. S. Department of State does provide an online tool for generating a passport photo that may be saved as JPEG: http://travel.state.gov/_res/flash/cropper/FIG_cropper.html#
Submit the online course request form by November 1 for exchange study beginning in January/spring, or by May 15 for exchange study beginning in August/fall.
Submit the online arrival form by December 1 for exchange study beginning in January, or by July 15 for exchange study beginning in August.
All international and exchange students at Emory are required to have health insurance coverage during their exchange semester(s). Students are automatically signed up and charged for the Emory student health insurance, unless they prove adequate coverage from home and complete the insurance waiver form. You can read about alternatives to the Emory program here.
If a student has not waived out of the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan by the deadline date by July 1st, he/she will be automatically enrolled in the annual Emory/Aetna plan and billed by the Emory Student Financial Services (SFS). However, the student will still have until the first day of Fall Semester classes to complete a waiver and have the insurance enrollment and charge reversed.
International students are often surprised to owe money after a doctor’s visit or for a prescription drug, when they have already paid for the insurance cover. In the United States, health insurance usually reduces the costs a person must pay for health care, but does not eliminate them. Insurance coverage remains valid only as long as insurance premiums are paid, or until the policy expires (if a specific date is mentioned). Once purchased, the insurance company provides an insurance identification card as proof of coverage when seeking health care from a physician or hospital.
Co-payments are dollar amounts that the enrollee must pay toward certain services, such as office visits, mental health visits, and hospitalizations. The company will also provide written instructions for reporting and documenting medical expenses (known as filing a claim). The company will evaluate any claim that is filed, and then make the appropriate payment for coverage under the particular policy.
In most cases the company will pay the hospital or doctor directly. Most insurance policies require the buyer to cover part of the health expenses (called the deductible) before the company is obligated to pay anything. Insurance policies will place limits on how much they will pay for certain services, as well as how much they will pay for any single individual's expenses or for any specific illness or injury. Furthermore, they can limit how long they will pay for each illness or injury, and they can exclude coverage for certain conditions (for example, they can exclude any injury that occurs while engaged in certain kinds of work). Finally, insurance policies can specify certain physicians and hospitals that users may consult for treatment, which means that they must be treated only by those doctors or in those hospitals if they want insurance to cover the cost.
It is important for you to read over the insurance policy very carefully in order to understand the limitations of the insurance coverage, as well as the financial obligations during the course of the policy year (co-payments and deductibles).
Emory University Hospital does have an emergency room, located on Clifton Road beneath the sky bridge.
Emergency medical care does require a payment, even for students with insurance coverage.
Exchange students should use the emergency room only for genuine medical emergencies—matters of life and death—not for medical needs that could be handled on the next business day.
When on campus, students may contact the Emory Police Department for assistance with transportation to emergency medical care. Their telephone number is (404)-727-6211.