About the Office for Study Abroad

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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, and contributing to an increasingly international campus. The OSA primarily works with undergraduate students; some short-term, faculty-led graduate programs are administered through the OSA as well.

Commitment to Diversity

The George Washington University celebrates the diversity of its 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 diversity in study abroad.  We are particularly focused on working to improve participation of students from groups that are typically underrepresented in study abroad.