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

Australian Treasurer Places Wreath at George Washington's Tomb

When Associate Provost Donna Scarboro contacted Professor Denver Brunsman to tell him she knew of a visiting politician who was interested in an American history tour, his ears perked up.

President Knapp Signs Statement Supporting DACA Program

Dr. Knapp is among hundreds of college and university presidents to sign the statement of support for undocumented immigrant students.