The Office for Study Abroad (OSA) provides and facilitates quality international educational opportunities at the George Washington University. As educators, we promote students' academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. We respond effectively to individual student needs, while fostering cultural understanding and self-awareness throughout the student body, contributing to an increasingly internationalized campus. The OSA primarily works with undergraduate students seeking semester or year-long study abroad experiences both outbound from and inbound to GW. As international educators, we also celebrate the diversity of GW's student body as one of its greatest assets. We recognize the tremendous value of learning from each other’s differences and are committed to promoting this diversity in study abroad. We are particularly focused on working to improve participation of students from groups that are typically underrepresented in study abroad.




GW Students Study Abroad Each Year



Programs Available in GW Passport



Exchange Students Study Abroad at GW Each Year

"It is important for American students to learn other languages, experience foreign cultures, and develop a broad understanding of global issues … International education prepares our citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy, and promotes tolerance and the reduction of conflict."

Colin Powell
Former U.S. Secretary of State
GW Alumnus, M.B.A. '71



Learn the details of specific policies pertaining to undergraduate study abroad for academic credit at GW.




The Office for Study Abroad offers various types of advising services and advisors to assist students in their search for a program, application process, pre-departure preparations, and transfer credit process and beyond.




Discover upcoming online and in-person events hosted by the Office for Study Abroad, including information sessions and social mixers.



Our Staff

Our mission is to provide and facilitate quality international educational opportunities at The George Washington University.