Application Requirements

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To be eligible to apply to the GW Chile program, students must:

  • Have completed a total of 45 credit hours before participating in the program
  • Be in good judicial standing and not have a significant record of judicial infractions at GW
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed the equivalent of five semesters (SPAN 2005) of Spanish language before the semester abroad. Students who have not yet taken SPAN 2006 will be required to take this course while in Chile.

Application Instructions for Students

Participants are selected for admission on the basis of their applications, academic transcripts, judicial status, and preparation for study abroad. 

Students apply to the GW Chile program by submitting the applications and supporting documents to the Office for Study Abroad. The Office for Study Abroad nominates qualified applicants and forwards their materials to the International Relations Office of Universidad de Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for final review and approval.

The application is online and can be opened by clicking the "Apply Now" button in GW Passport. Preliminary application requirements include:
  • Personal statement in English and Spanish
  • Official GW transcript
  • Academic and Housing questionnaires
  • Passport Information
  • 4 Passport Photos
  • Optional supplemental internship application for interested students, which includes a resume in English and Spanish and an internship proposal submitted as part of the online application


Calendar/Deadlines for GW Chile

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