Not only do student have ample opportunities to study on campus and at the numerous research centers, there are also excellent Study Abroad Programs. The University of Georgia owns residential centers in Oxford, England, Cortona, Italy, and San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica. There are also programs in over 50 different countries and because of this, the school ranks in the top ten in the nation for number of students in a study abroad program! On average, 2000 students participate in some type of study abroad program in a school year.
Georgia is a huge force in the world of the Southeastern Conference with their varsity sports winning 38 national championships and 135 Southeastern Conference championships. The Bulldogs, or Dawgs, participate in Division I-A of the NCAA in nineteen sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and track. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball. The baseball team was started in 1886 and since has won several Southeastern Conference titles. The Baseball rivalry with Georgia tech is very strong. It is known to bring out fans in numbers close to 30,000! The women's basketball team has brought many honors, including having two Olympians and sixteen WNBA players as part of their former Lady Dogs! Most notable of the athletic programs is the football team. Playing their home games in Sanford Stadium in front of thousands of loyal and devoted fans, the Georgia Bulldogs
rarely disappoint their followers! Their most dated rivalry is between them and Auburn University, which goes back to 1892! They also has strong and fierce rivalries against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
, the Florida Gators, the Tennessee Volunteers, and the Gamecocks of the University of South Carolina. The game between the Bulldogs and Gators is known as the World's Largest Cocktail Party and is always played Jacksonville, Florida. The rivalry against the University of South Carolina dates back to 1894 and the team has played against one another sixty-two times. At both games, the tailgates are in full effect with all the food, fun, and festivities you could possibly think of! Since these schools are southern to the core, there is a certain dress code for attending the football games. Normally, girls will wear cute red and black sundresses or gameday dresses
accompanied by cute flats, sandals, or a recent trend, cowboy boots! At SidelineSweetie.com, we have you covered for your entire football season attire. Check out Judith March, Ellen & Ollie, Shaye Blue, Karlie, or Joy Joy for up to date looks that will have you perfectly dressed for these southern Georgia tailgates. Slap a "Go Dawgs" sticker on your chest and you are ready to go!
There have been many notable alumni that went on to pursue incredible athletic careers. Football players such as Herschel Walker, Hines Ward, Mohamed Massaquoi, Champ Bailey, and Dick Conn have all gone on to have successful careers in the National Football League.