On-Campus Living Options for Exchange Students

Georgia Tech offers two living learning community options for visiting exchange and Techsplore students attending Georgia Tech for 1-2 semesters as non-degree seeking students.    These programs help acclimate students to campus and allow them to meet fellow visiting students arriving to Tech.   Though academic year visiting international students may apply to live in any residence hall on campus, spots are usually competitive, and these two housing options reserve spots specifically for this student population.   Additionally, these programs provide the only opportunity to live on campus for visiting students studying at GT for the fall semester only.   Learn about the two programs below and compare the options.
 I-House Living Learning CommunityI-Lead Living Learning Community
About the ProgramI-House students host their own events throughout the semester that engage the GT, Atlanta, and global communities!  A dedicated Faculty Director meets with students regularly over coffee, food, and casual conversation, helping students adjust to life in the United States and on GT's campus. I-House students attend monthly events, such as professional sporting events in Atlanta, ice skating, museums, and more.   These students have access to two kitchens and four lounge spaces with additional amenities, including games, sports equipment, musical instruments, a printer, and 3D printer.I-Lead students are given the opportunity to participate in fun monthly events put on by the Global Leadership and I-House Living Learning Communities, such as professional sporting events in Atlanta, ice skating, museums, and more.  These students live on the same floor as other visiting students studying abroad at Georgia Tech during the fall semester.   These students also have upgraded shared lounge spaces in the Matheson/Perry residence halls with additional amenities, including coffee, board games, sports equipment, a printer, and 3D printer.  I-Lead students frequently interact with GT degree-seeking students in these spaces.
Program Size23 visiting exchange students / 23 degree-seeking studentsUp to 100 visiting exchange and Techsplore students only
Eligibility RequirementsVisiting exchange student or Techsplore student for one semester or academic year  (undergraduate students only)Fall only visiting exchange student or Techsplore student  (undergraduate students only)
Application Window

Fall Semester: February 15- April 1

Spring Semester: September 1- October 1

Application closes 11:59 PM EST

Fall Semester: May 1- May 31

Spring Semester: Housing Not Available

Application closes 11:59 PM EST

Who is recommended for this program?Students interested in gaining intercultural competency skills and global perspectives.All incoming visiting exchange students or Techsplore students
Residence Hall LocationEast Campus - Hayes House or Gray HouseEast Campus - Matheson Hall or Perry Hall
Residence Hall TypeSuite style: private bedroom; shared bathroom with one other student; shared kitchen with 23 other studentsTraditional residence hall:   one roommate in same room; shared communal bathroom with ~33 students and communal kitchen with ~67 students 
Program DatesFall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic YearFall Semester ONLY  (Academic Year students will need to find alternate accommodations for Spring semester)
Is there a required academic course as part of program?NoNo
Are there scholarships available for this program?NoNo
Program Costs$300 student activity fee + Apartment FSA rate$200 student activity fee + Traditional Rate
Meal Plan RequirementNoNo
Dedicated Faculty Director & ProgrammingYesNo
Program Website and Applicationhttps://ihouse.gatech.edu/https://ilead.oie.gatech.edu/