Office for Study Abroad's Role

The Office for Study Abroad provides administrative support, guidance, and funding for Short-Term Abroad Programs.  The Office for Study Abroad’s responsibilities include:

  • Advise faculty members with questions about the proposal process
  • Review and select faculty proposals
  • Build course websites and create program flyers
  • Manage student applications through GW Passport
  • Communicate with students about application and commitment process
  • Schedule courses
  • Register students
  • Issue advance payments for the course
  • Provide health and safety information to students prior to departure
  • Enroll students in international health insurance
  • Provide pre-departure training for faculty, including detailed financial and risk management information
  • Collect student evaluations