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The GW Office for Study Abroad maintains a list of approved study abroad programs for GW undergraduate students studying abroad for a semester, year, or short-term break, which gets reviewed and updated periodically. Approved programs consist of a wide selection of options within the programs types detailed below, including our Incoming Exchange program for inbound international students. A variety in program types and locations allows there to be something for everyone! With diverse offerings suitable for different majors, personal goals and comfort levels, we strive to support all undergraduate students with their goals to study abroad. Whoever you are, whatever you want to study, and whenever you want to go, there is an option for you! Learn more below.
The GW Undergraduate Exchange program fosters academic immersion via direct enrollment in one of our forty higher education exchange partners around the world. GW Exchanges are recommended for independent students ready to engage in their host institution abroad.
Study abroad providers are organizations that administer all aspects of the study abroad experience: from application management to onsite support. Approved provider programs can be found in 60 countries and allow students to complete courses at study centers designed for American students or at local institutions through direct enrollments.
The GW Global Bachelor's Program is an exciting opportunity for freshman applicants to make study abroad a central part of your undergraduate degree. The Global Bachelor’s Program begins with a first semester abroad cohort experience during sophomore year in either Shanghai, China or Belfast, Northern Ireland. After the first semester abroad, Global Bachelor's students will choose two additional international experiences.
Focus On Fall Abroad Community (FOFAC) is made up of students who study abroad during a fall semester on any of GW's 200+ approved study abroad programs. Some benefits of FOFAC include early registration for spring courses, housing opportunities, many free cultural and professional events in the spring semester upon returning to GW, among other incentives.
A Short-Term Abroad Program (STAP) is a GW course with a faculty-led overseas component, typically ranging from 1-6 weeks. These courses combine classroom study with real-world experiences, allowing students to gain international insight on their field of study.
GW welcomes international students each semester and year from our over 40 exchange partners. Incoming exchange students have the opportunity to experience U.S. college life in the nation's capital and are supported by our Incoming Exchange team who coordinate our semesterly orientation as well as various events throughout the semester.