About Us

A globally diverse student body is important to GW's identity and mission.

With over 4,200 students from more than 130 countries, approximately 300 visiting international scholars, and a footprint in more than 80 percent of the countries in the world, the George Washington University is a hub of learning and research that stretches well beyond its immediate borders, but that's just the beginning.

GW offers some of the most active, far-reaching international programs to be found anywhere, creating a lifelong, worldwide community of students, alumni, parents, friends and partner institutions that begins in Washington and spans the globe.

About half of GW undergraduate students study abroad, with access to more than 300 programs worldwide. Our faculty lead classes, serve as visiting scholars, and conduct research on every major continent. From our Washington, D.C., campus, students and faculty work with major international organizations and think tanks to form linkages in their academic fields. 

The Office of International Programs plays a pivotal role in the university’s efforts to engage the world from the nation’s capital by providing guidance and resources that help identify GW's international priorities and expand educational opportunities abroad in all disciplines.  We help bridge cultures, deepen understanding, and connect the university community to the world beyond our campus.


International @ GW

Global Bachelor’s Student: The program “defined my major for me”

“I learned that the key to doing an internship was being proactive and constantly asking for work”

Women, Girls in South Sudan Face Staggering Rates of Violence

A report from GW’s Global Women’s Institute found that women in conflict areas face high rates of intimate partner violence with little recourse.