Focus on Fall Abroad Community

Focus on Fall Abroad Community

The Office for Study Abroad would like to help you go abroad in a future fall semester! Only 10.9% of undergraduate students in the US study abroad1.  Domestic and international organizations value the soft skills, such as adaptability and intercultural competence, gained through a semester or more abroad when hiring their future employees.  Participating in FOFAC can help you hone these skills, both before and after your study abroad experience.

Through FOFAC, you have access to the following opportunities:

  • Privileged early registration for spring classes
  • Tuition award and scholarship opportunities
  • Housing opportunities at 1959 E Street
  • Guaranteed early move-in for students living on campus in the spring semester
  • Exciting cultural events in the spring before and after your study abroad experience

To be eligible for FOFAC, you must meet the following requirements at the start of your semester abroad:

  • Be in Good Academic Standing (2.00+ cumulative GPA)
  • Be in Good Judicial Standing at GW
  • Complete 45 credit hours by the time of departure
  • Plan on studying abroad during a fall semester, including academic year students

You should keep the following FOFAC deadlines in mind:

  • November 1: FOFAC application opens on GW Passport
  • February 15: Deadline for students who wish to live in FOFAC housing (1959 E Street)
  • March 15: Final application deadline
  • Mid-April: Deadline for FOFAC scholarship application
  • Early May: FOFAC Send Off Party

Please come into Open Advising or schedule a meeting with the FOFAC team to learn more about this program.  Additionally, review the FOFAC FAQs to get some of your common questions answered.


 1This percentage is from the academic year 2016 - 2017.  Please see for more details.


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