Information for Applicants
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In order to be eligible to apply, students must:
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Be in good judicial and academic integrity standing at the time of application and remain in good standing prior to departure
- Meet course pre-requisites (if applicable)
- Meet all other requirements of the program as specified by the Faculty Director
Non-GW students are eligible to apply for some programs and will be enrolled as a GW student during the semester they participate in the Short-Term Abroad Programs. Students from the Washington, DC Consortium Schools and GW Alumni are eligible to participate in Short-Term Abroad Programs. However, alumni & students from consortium area schools must pay the full program fee, including tuition. Students must register through the Office for Study Abroad and not through the consortium.
How to Apply
All Short-Term Abroad Program applications require a personal statement and a university transcript. Some programs may require other application materials, e.g. interview with the Faculty Director, CV/resume, or other information. For instructions on how to use GW Passport, the online application system, see Using GW Passport.
All students participating in a Short-Term Abroad Program must attend an Office for Study Abroad pre-departure health and safety orientation conducted by OSA staff. The orientation meeting times will be announced by the professor. If a student is not able to attend the scheduled pre-departure health and safety session, then it is his or her responsibility to obtain and read any orientation materials, obtain the required health insurance, and complete any required forms, including emergency contact and participation agreement forms, distributed at the pre-departure session.
Non-participants accompanying students, faculty, or staff of GW Study Abroad Programs are not eligible to attend class sessions or other program-related activities during the study abroad program. Class meetings, site visits, field trips, dinners, receptions, program-provided transportation, and all other program-related events are open only to students registered for the course, program faculty, and staff. Alumni and auditors may join the course only as full fee-paying students. Please be aware that the university will not provide any support services or assume any responsibility for accompanying non-participants.