GW's approved provider programs greatly expand the options available to GW students and assure the additional support students need throughout the study abroad process. Study abroad providers are organizations that create and administer study abroad programs to students throughout the organization's many U.S. partner universities. Providers assist with all aspects of the study abroad experience: from application management to on-site support and transcript evaluation.
The Office for Study Abroad works with many providers, who can be found in over 60 countries, and allows students to complete courses at their study centers designed for American students or at local institutions through their established direct enrollments. Many of these programs also include experiential learning opportunities such as internship placements, independent research, volunteering opportunities, and educational excursions. The availability of any particular program is subject to change without notice, and only a select number of programs from a particular provider may be approved. Admissions decisions are determined by the provider partner, but students must first receive OSA approval.
Applications typically open in December, for Fall or Academic Year applicants, and July, for Spring applicants. Deadlines and application requirements vary by program. Students may browse approved program options by region, area of study, or other search filter using GW Passport.