Eligibility Requirements for Non-GW Summer Programs

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to study abroad on a non-GW Summer program:
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have a minimum of 24 credit hours
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing
If you want to study abroad during the summer but do not meet the credit hours noted above, please contact your Study Abroad Advisor to petition your case.
 

Non-GW Winter Abroad

GW students also have the opportunity to study abroad during the winter holidays on non-GW programs. Eligibility requirements and transfer credit processes are the same for Non-GW Winter abroad as they are Non-GW Summer abroad. When selecting a Non-GW Winter program, note that your program must be accredited and be able to issue a transcript in order to transfer credit back to GW.

Non-GW Summer Abroad

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Summer is an exciting time of the year to study abroad, especially if semester options are limited to keep you on track to graduation.  GW offers students lots of options to consider!

In addition to the GW Short-Term Abroad programs offered in the summer, GW undergraduate students may choose to study abroad in the summer on other programs. Unlike study abroad during the academic year, GW does not keep a list of approved study abroad programs for the summer term. Rather, students may choose to study abroad on any accredited program.  An accredited program is one which has official recognition from the country’s Ministry of Education.  Language institutes are not considered accredited institutions.

If you are a graduate student looking to study abroad in the summer on a non-GW program, please contact your school or department for instructions and further guidelines.

 

Transfer Credit - Non-GW Summer

If you are planning to take courses at any university outside GW, whether in the United States or in another country, please remember the following:

1)    You must have department pre-approval for a course to transfer back to GW.

2)    You are only allowed to transfer the equivalent of  3 GW courses, typically comprising nine credits for transfer to GW,  from universities outside of GW once you have started your studies at GW. This is a rule that applies to credits obtained from foreign universities as well as universities in the United States.

3)    There is one exception to the 3-course limit: credits obtained from a GW-approved Study Abroad curriculum. These programs must be arranged through the Study Abroad office or through the office of your school dean, and must be approved in advance. If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor in your home school and, if you are an undergraduate student,  please speak to a Study Abroad advisor.

 

Program Options

GW Exchange Summer Programs (Tuition-Exempt)

Several of GW's exchange partners offer summer abroad opportunities, providing GW students with inexpensive options to attend summer classes abroad, while earning academic credit. Students participating on one of these programs are exempt from paying tuition costs and are only billed by the host institution for a program fee, which includes housing. Final admission decisions rest with the individual partner institutions. Students will need to complete an application for the individual program to which they would like to apply; students can find this application through the individual links below.

 

Non-GW Summer Options

Apply for Non-GW Summer Abroad

GW Exchange Summer Programs

Many of GW's exchange partners offer international summer sessions, which allow students to attend summer classes abroad while earning academic credit. Students will apply directly to the university for admission and be charged by the host university for tuition and room/board fees. Students will also need to complete a Non-GW Summer application for these programs.

Affiliated Provider Summer Programs

Many of the program providers GW approves for semester and academic year study also offer summer programs which you can access via the links below.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of summer programs; you may choose to attend a program run by another study abroad program provider or another university. Be sure the program/university is accredited and will be able to issue a transcript in order to transfer credit from your summer abroad to GW. Students will need to complete a Non-GW Summer application for these programs.

 

 

Transfer Credit - Non-GW Summer

If you are planning to take courses at any university outside GW, whether in the United States or in another country, please remember the following:

1)    You must have department pre-approval for a course to transfer back to GW.

2)    You are only allowed to transfer the equivalent of  3 GW courses, typically comprising nine credits for transfer to GW,  from universities outside of GW once you have started your studies at GW. This is a rule that applies to credits obtained from foreign universities as well as universities in the United States.

3)    There is one exception to the 3-course limit: credits obtained from a GW-approved Study Abroad curriculum. These programs must be arranged through the Study Abroad office or through the office of your school dean, and must be approved in advance. If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor in your home school and, if you are an undergraduate student,  please speak to a Study Abroad advisor.

Non-GW Summer Options

GW Exchange Summer Programs (Tuition Exempt)

GW Exchange Summer Programs

Affiliated Provider Summer Programs

AMIDEAST (Multiple)
Arcadia University (Multiple)
Bard (Multiple)
CELL (Multiple)
CET (Multiple)
CIEE (Multiple)
DIS (Denmark)
ICDS (Costa Rica)
IES Abroad (Multiple)
IFSA-Butler (Multiple)
OTS (Multiple)
Sea Semester (Multiple)
SIT (Multiple)
SRAS (Multiple)
SU Abroad (Multiple)

Other Available Programs

GW undergraduate students are also able to attend any accredited program during the summer. Students should ensure that the program is able to issue a transcript in order to facilitate the transfer credit process. 

Students Studying in their Home Country

International students wishing to either take courses in their home country during the summer or a semester must register their interest with the Office for Study Abroad and complete a registration process before they go abroad. Please note that students studying in their home country are subject to the same credit transfer limits as any student studying in the summer.

Please see the credit transfer page for specifics. You should speak with your school’s advisors for specifics on the credit transfer process.

Financial Information for non-GW Summer Programs

Students studying abroad on non-GW summer programs will pay the program provider directly for all costs associated with participation. Many Affiliated Providers may have financial aid available to help cover the costs.  Please contact the program provider directly and early for details on the application process and requirements.