English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Georgia Tech Language Institute is located on the campus of Georgia Tech University which is in the nation's top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Reports.

Animation / Visual Effects Industry

Metro Atlanta ranks 5th in the nation for information industry employment with 23,000 Software Developers (Applications), 10,100 Software Developers (Systems Software) 5,400 Computer Programmers, 575 Multimedia Artists & Animators

Gaming Industry

Georgia's video game industry accounted for $1.6 billion in total economic activity and the state has about 75 game studios. Atlanta ranks in the top 10 for best cities for gamers and is the #3 city in the U.S. in volume of video game planning activity.

Movie/Television Production

Georgia has become the Hollywood of the south. In 2016, more major feature films were made in Georgia than in California and in 2017 Georgia was the #1 production center in the U.S. for top grossing feature films released at the U.S. box office.

Music Industry

With an estimated economic impact of $3.7 billion annually, over 100 recording studios and production facilities statewide and a deep pool GRAMMY® winners in multiple categories and genres, Georgia is a world-class leader.

Journalism and Media Production

Home to CNN and The Weather Channel, Georgia has more than 13 global/national/regional media outlets including Cox Communications and Turner Broadcasting helping create the 9 th largest media market in the country.

Cheerleading Industry

With an elite dancer base, some of the largest cheerleading events in the country and a host of professional sports organizations, the cheer industry in Georgia has grown to one of the best in the U.S.

Dance Industry

With an already solid music base, when TV and film production started expanding in Georgia, the dance industry boomed to one of the top dance hubs in the U.S.

Health & Sports Science Industry

As one of the largest healthcare service and sports markets in the U.S, Atlanta is home to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), world-renown Emory Healthcare and three major professional sports teams.


About Us

The Study Abroad Foundation of the Arts (SAFA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed to create professionally, academically and culturally enriching study abroad experiences for students in art-focused industries which the state of Georgia leads the United States.

Our Mission

Our mission is to play an essential role in the education and exposure of the next generation of professionals by creating study abroad experiences for students in art-focused industries. Partnership is central to our mission.

What we do

We believe our first responsibility is to our students. We care about the well-being and success of every student. In meeting their needs everything we do is of the highest quality. We constantly strive to create the safest, quality and most beneficial experiences imaginable.

Featured Georgia Industry: Digital Entertainment

A few organizations headquartered in Georgia:

Georgia is a recognized global leader in the digital entertainment industry. With 320 film and television productions shot in fiscal year 2017 and a total economic impact of $9.5 billion, this creates a lot of opportunity for post-production work for companies here in the state of Georgia.