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News articles and press releases previously featured on the Office for Study Abroad site.

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Office for Study Abroad Recognized in GW's Celebration of Excellence

November 13, 2013

The Office for Study Abroad earned high marks at GW’s 12th annual Celebration of Excellence last week in recognition of its exemplary work on behalf of students, fellow staff members, and the entire university community.


University Recognized for Student Participation in Study Abroad

November 11, 2013

The George Washington University’s Office for Study Abroad was recognized among the top 25 university study abroad programs in the nation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Junior Joy Finneran, Study Abroad Advisor Taylor Wood, junior Samah McGona and junior Alexandra Copeland.

Thirteen GW Students Win National Scholarship for Study Abroad

August 05, 2013

Thirteen George Washington students have received a total of $50,000 in scholarship awards from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for the fall 2013 semester.

GW USingers in South Africa

USingers Achieve Harmony Abroad

July 29, 2013

The George Washington University Singers (USingers) recently traveled to South Africa, where they performed, studied, and participated in service projects. The international cultural exchange experience was the basis for a study abroad course supported by GW's music department and the Office for Study Abroad.

Egypt on Globe

Study Abroad in Egypt Suspended for Fall

July 17, 2013

The university is canceling study abroad plans for Egypt for the fall semester because of concerns about safety. Eight George Washington students were planning to study in the country.The decision was made by the Office of International Programs in consultation with the Office for Study Abroad and leadership in the relevant graduate programs. Faculty and staff experts on study abroad safety and the region also informed the determination.

GW Commencement 2013: Student Speaker Alexander Zafran

May 21, 2013

Alex Zafran, GW's student commencement speaker, studied abroad last spring and told us: "the speech wouldn't have been possible - or inspired - without my trip to Rome."

Associate Provost Donna Scarboro with Ambassador Andrew Young

Diversity Abroad Conference

May 16, 2013

Associate Provost for International Programs Donna Scarboro, Director for Study Abroad Rob Hallworth, Study Abroad Advisor Taylor Wood, Focus on Fall Abroad Community Assistant Shay Laws, and Graduate School of Education and Human Development students Alicia Freter and Trisha Makovsky participated in the Inaugural Diversity Conference hosted by Loyola University in Chicago.

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