The University of Georgia (UGA) is Georgia's oldest, yet most diverse and comprehensive, institution for higher education. Like other universities in the state, UGA upholds core characteristics of excellence, which are aimed towards the enhancement of the culture and heritage of Georgia and the USA. UGA prepares its students to fully adjust and participate in the global society, while inculcating the valued of respect and understanding of cultural differences. Its diverse population of students, faculty, and staff from different parts of the world is a true testament of the acceptance of diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, and culture that UGA wishes to impart. UGA offers a wide range of educational opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies.