think Globally, Study Abroad

The Office for Study Abroad inspires intercultural learning and global citizenship through undergraduate international education opportunities


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Thinking about Interning Abroad?

The Office for Study Abroad has been working collaboratively with GW's Center for Career Services to compile resources to help you begin your search! Start your journey to gaining a competitive edge in the global job market. Can't travel? No worries! We've compiled virtual recommendations, as well!

GW student Adel Hassen in France.

Adel Hassen

GW Paris - Fall Business Program 
Business Analytics & International Business Major

"After living in DC my whole life, when I brought up the opportunity of studying abroad to my parents, I was initially met with disapproval. But I was able to convince them! I was away from my family for the first time in my life. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I experienced new cultures, met new people, and learned to speak a foreign language. It gave me the opportunity for self-growth and the chance to make my own mistakes and learn from them. Most importantly, I learned to be independent and self-reliant."


GW student Lorenz Vargas posing with members of the Waseda University Ballroom Dance Club.

Same Hobby, New Location

Learn more about how Lorenz Vargas, ESIA student, took his passions for dance and learning Japanese to a new level as he joined a dance team at Waseda University during his yearlong GW Exchange program and met lifelong friends!

GW student Audrey Friedline poses with other students in front of a waterfall in Colombia.

12 Lessons from 6 Months in Colombia

Hear about Audrey Friedline's biggest takeaways from her program in Colombia with CET focusing on race, ethnicity, and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens in Cali

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