Summer Exchanges

Several of GW's exchange partners have opened up summer abroad opportunities for GW students. These programs afford GW students with an inexpensive option to attend summer classes abroad, while earning academic credit.

Students have the opportunity to study at one of the following institutions during the summer:

Akita International University

The AIU Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit, intensive Japanese language program designed for highly motivated undergraduate students from around the world. Participants can take introductory through intermediate courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment.

Al Akhawayn University

The principal strength of the Arabic and North African Studies (ARANAS) program is that Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) is a Moroccan public university and as such offers the only Arabic language program in an Arab country where international students are fully integrated into the social, academic and cultural life on campus equally with 600 Moroccan students attending the regular summer session of AUI.

European Business School

Founded in 1971, European Business School (EBS) is one of the top business schools in Germany. The EBS Summer Bachelor Session is open to undergraduate business students after their 4th semester of university study.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The HKUST International Summer Program (ISP) is a well-structured program that aims to create a rewarding summer experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality education and enriching cultural activities, allowing students to learn from academic achievers outside of their home institutions while gaining insight into the Asian culture.

National Chengchi University

The NCCU International Summer Program provides students the opportunity to advance their Chinese language skills and learn about Taiwan’s position in Asia and in the world. At NCCU, students may enroll in two courses, one to develop their Chinese language skills and the other to study modern Taiwan. 

Vienna University of Economics and Business

The International Summer University at WU was established in 1990 and as of today, more than 4,750 students and young business graduates from all over the world have attended the program. The main objective of the ISU is to deepen specific knowledge in core business topics and to provide an education with an international and intercultural perspective.

Admission is selective and space is limited.  Participants are nominated by the GW Office for Study Abroad for the exchanges on the basis of applications, academic transcripts, judicial status, and preparation for study abroad through an exchange program.  Final admission decisions rest with the individual partner institution.