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Living Learning Communities for Visiting Exchange and Techsplore 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.

Click here to apply for I-House and/or I-Lead.

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Fall February 15 April 1
Spring September 1 October 1

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  I-House Living Learning Community I-Lead Living Learning Community
About the Program I-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 Size 23 visiting exchange students / 23 degree-seeking students Up to 100 visiting exchange and Techsplore students, as well as outbound study abroad students
Eligibility Requirements Visiting 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)
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 Location East Campus - Hayes House or Gray House East Campus - Matheson Hall or Perry Hall
Residence Hall Type Suite style: private bedroom; shared bathroom with one other student; shared kitchen with 23 other students Traditional residence hall:   one roommate in same room; shared communal bathroom with ~33 students and communal kitchen with ~67 students 
Program Dates Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic Year Fall Semester ONLY  (Academic Year students will need to find alternate accommodations for Spring semester)
Is there a required academic course as part of program? No No
Are there scholarships available for this program? No No
Program Costs $200 student activity fee + Apartment FSA rate $150 student activity fee + Traditional Rate
Meal Plan Requirement No


Dedicated Faculty Director & Programming Yes No