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Procedures
These are the procedures students must complete to participate in the East Asia 2012 summer program.


1. APPLY TO THE PROGRAM

This is done via an on-line form on the OIE (Office of International Education) website at:

http://www.oie.gatech.edu

Completion of the OIE application process includes payment of a $500 deposit directly to OIE. If this is done by check, that check should be made out to "Georgia Institute of Technology" with the student's name and the words "East Asia program" written on the check.

The deadline for application to the East Asia program is 31 January 2012.

2. PAY PROGRAM FEE AND GEORGIA TECH TUITION AND FEES

These payments must be done via Bursar’s on-line payment system at:

http://www.bursar.gatech.edu/payments.php

Deadline for full payment of the Program fee is 29 February 2012. Note that the Program fee does not include Georgia Tech tuition, or a minor Georgia Tech “technology fee.” Students will need to pay both.

Students who are receiving financial aid that will be disbursed after the 29 February 2012 deadline can extend the deadline for payment by signing a standard agreement with INTA after providing evidence of forthcoming financial aid disbursement.

Out-of-state (non-Georgia) students will need to pay an additional $250 fee.

Problems with payments to the Bursar should be addressed to:

Ms. Anna Rosa Covario
Office of International Education
Phone: 404-385-0483
Email: anarosa.covaria@oie.gatech.edu

3. REGISTER FOR COURSES

Students must register on-line for the two courses constituting the East Asia program. NOTE: there are two separate courses constituting the East Asia program; students must register for both courses. (This has been a cause of some confusion in the past.) Undergraduates will register for the undergraduate courses, graduates for the graduate level courses.

Registration for these 2 courses must be between early April and early May at:

https://oscar.gatech.edu/pls/bprod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin

At this point (4 August 2011) course numbers for the two courses have not been specified. When these numbers are available, they will be sent to interested students.

Problems with course registration may be directed to:

Mr. Vince Pedicino
Phone: 404-894-1905
Email: vince.pedicino@inta.gatech.edu

4. ATTEND ORIENTATION SESSIONS

Georgia Tech students are required to attend one of several orientation sessions held by the Office of International Education during the Spring 2012 semester. They will be notified by the OIE of the time and place of these sessions. Students at Atlanta-area colleges and universities other than Tech are encouraged to attend than orientation session if possible. Out of-area students will be emailed material from the orientation sessions. A schedule of orientation sessions is available at:

http://www.oie.gatech.edu/events/index.html

5. REGISTRATION AS A "TRANSIENT STUDENT" BY NON-GEORGIA TECH STUDENTS

Students currently matriculated at another university are welcome to participate in the program, but will need to apply as a “transient student” at Georgia Tech. Information about this process is available at:

http://oie.gatech.edu/transient

The deadline for application for “transient student” status for summer 2012 is 1 April 2012.

6. PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKET BETWEEN NORTH AMERICAN AND EAST ASIA

Travel within Asia is included in the program budget. Travel between North America and East Asia is not. The program director will arrange an inexpensive group-rate Atlanta-Beijing, Seoul-Atlanta airline ticket, which will then be offered for purchase to program participants, probably in April 2012. Students may themselves purchase this ticket directly. This means that a large portion of program participants will arrive together in Beijing. Changes in the routing desired by program participants, along with corresponding changes in cost, should be negotiated directly by the student and the travel agency. Students who desire to make some other travel arrangements are welcome to do so, but should note that they will, consequently, need to make their own way from the Beijing airport to our hotel. This is not a major problem, however, and should not deter students from doing this if they so desire.

7. PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Please read the separate Passports and Visas page on these vital matters.



Rules

Program participants will be expected to conform to the Georgia Tech code of conduct and honor code. The latter may be accessed at:

http://oie.gatech.edu/transient

If a student withdraws from or is expelled from the program for serious cause once the program is overseas, there will be no refund of monies to the student.

Program participants will be expected to be polite toward other members of the group --- even toward members they may come to dislike. They will also be expected to be polite and respectful toward people in the Asian countries we visit --- even while struggling to come to terms with very different ways of living and thinking. Fighting, repeated use of profanity, or racial or ethnic slurs, drunkenness from alcohol or drug use may constitute grounds for expulsion from the program once overseas. Such extreme action would be done after warnings to the student and in consultation with Georgia Tech’s Office of International Education and the Dean of Student Affairs.

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