SO YOUR STUDENT IS PLANNING TO STUDY AT GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Study abroad is a transformative experience, and the Georgia Tech-Lorraine program is no exception!
Georgia Tech-Lorraine is Georgia Tech's European campus in Metz, France. Georgia Tech is a top engineering school and a thriving internationally-focused university, and Metz is also a hub for technological advancement and research. Each year close to 700 undergraduate and graduate students study at Georgia Tech-Lorraine.
Has your student already been accepted to Georgia Tech-Lorraine? Here is the number one thing you can do to help them prepare:
1. Remind your student to pay attention to and respond to any and all emails from GTL staff in a timely manner! Students who do not respond to emails about subjects such as info on obtaining visas, joining the student Facebook group, answering surveys, etc. will be docked "points" that will give them lower priority for housing at Georgia Tech-Lorraine. If they fail to complete these tasks even after several reminder emails they will be dropped from the program.
Looking for info on how to mail a package to your student, or what to do if they get sick? Scroll down for all the answers!
PARENTS! - Your student will be asked to give permission to add you to a private Parent's Facebook Group for their semester. This page will provide you with all of the documents that have been shared with students as they prepare to leave for GTL and provides a place for us to share any security updates for GTL and other pertinent information. If you are not a member and would like to join, please ask your student to send an email to email@example.com to give permission to add you to the group. You can click the link above for the Facebook group to request to be added, but you will not be approved until Ms. Bass receives the email. Due to FERPA, we cannot add you without permission from your student.
We currently have a Parent's Facebook page for Spring, but not yet for Summer. Please do not worry about Summer yet...the deadline to apply is February 15th and we will likely not setup Facebook groups until after that time!
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Georgia Tech-Lorraine: +33 3 87 20 3939
During business hours in Metz, France (9am - 5pm), please contact the main Georgia Tech-Lorraine number, listed above.
GT Police: (404) 894-2500
In case of dire emergency, please contact the Georgia Tech Police Department. They will be able to reach the Dean of Students, or his representative, and the Georgia Tech-Lorraine emergency contact.