Students With Disabilities Abroad

GW’s Office for Study Abroad (OSA) staff strives to create an inclusive environment that responds effectively to student needs. OSA encourages students to meet with our staff to discuss program options and concerns so we can effectively guide and advocate for you. 

Any student who may need an accommodation based on the potential impact of a disability should discuss this with their study abroad advisor and study abroad program early on in the semester to arrange course specific accommodations. Students can also discuss concerns and request an individualized accommodations letter  with the Disability Support Services Office.
Please note:Study abroad programs are not obligated to meet a request for accommodations without prior notification of the need. Foreign countries have their own rules and regulations concerning academic accommodations and do not necessarily comply with ADA regulations.


  • GWU Disability Support Services
    Disability Support Services (DSS) supports students with disabilities so that they may participate fully in university life, derive the greatest benefit from their educational experiences, and achieve maximum personal success. DSS currently serves over 700 GW students with a wide variety of disabilities, as well as those temporarily disabled by injury or illness.
  • Mobility International USA
    As a US-based national non-profit organization, the mission of Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training, and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.