Think globally, study here.
With an impressive array of internationally-focused academic programs, more than two dozen world languages on offer and a thriving international community right on campus—not to mention deep relationships with some of the world’s leading international organizations—GW provides ample opportunities for global engagement and education.
GW’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., provides for unparalleled access to leading international institutions, multinational corporations, global media outlets, and the governments of 177 countries via their resident embassies. This is a singular advantage—no other university has as much potential for international engagement within footsteps of its doors.
GW’s relationships with major global institutions enhance our teaching and research in multifaceted ways. Collaboration with our Foggy Bottom neighbor, the United States Institute of Peace, is just one example.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program has provided approximate $3 million to support GW's teaching, research, and external engagement efforts on the Middle East and Asia.
The GW UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development is one of three designated UNESCO Chairs in a U.S. school of education. The Chair, housed within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, supports research, outreach, teaching, and mentoring of educators working on education for global citizenship and social equity and inclusion.
The Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences provides life-changing opportunities to build the capacity of other countries and share the latest advances in medicine and healthcare.
GW's International Business program ranked #6 in the country in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report survey. The program provides undergraduates with the conceptual framework needed to understand the international financial, political, and economic environment; how culture plays a role in guiding a firm’s strategic activities; and how a firm can leverage home and host country resources to overcome challenges inherent in managing a multinational enterprise.
GW's International Law program ranks among the top 10 in the United States. Because of its relationships with major legal institutions throughout Washington, DC, GW Law is able to draw on a distinguished corps of adjunct faculty—noted practitioners, government officials, and jurists—to teach in their areas of expertise.
GW Career Services offers resources specifically designed to help students find international internship and job opportunities.
The Multicultural Student Services Center reflects our dedication to building a welcoming, enriching, and inclusive environment at GW. It provides support for a variety of student communities on campus, sponsorship of cultural events, and diversity training and advising.
With more than 450 registered student organizations—many with a particular international or cultural focus—there are ample opportunities for students to share interests and experiences.
"International students enrich courses, departments and the university by making them truly global. Interactions and exchanges between domestic and international students both within the classroom and outside help prepare all students for life and work in today’s increasingly globalized world."
Elizabeth Chacko, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, CCAS
Professor of Geography & International Affairs
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GW offers some of the most active, far-reaching study abroad programs to be found anywhere, providing opportunities for students to build on a global education that begins in Washington and spans the globe.