GW Office for Study Abroad and Student Exchange

GW Office for Study Abroad and Student Exchange The Office for Study Abroad (OSA) provides and facilitates quality international educational opportunities at The George Washington University.

As educators, we promote the academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development of students before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. We respond effectively to student needs, contribute to campus internationalization, and foster cultural understanding and self-awareness among the student body. The OSA primarily works with undergraduate students; some short-term, faculty-led graduate programs are administered through the OSA as well.

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✨Meet Peer Advisor, Ali✨ Ali is a Senior majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. In the Spring of 2020,...
03/04/2021

✨Meet Peer Advisor, Ali✨

Ali is a Senior majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. In the Spring of 2020, Ali studied abroad in Gold Coast, Australia through Arcadia University at Bond University. Ali has used her study abroad experience to build upon her resume and as talking points in interviews. Her experience abroad gave her insight on different and new ways in which she can learn and understand concepts. She also got to explore new topics that she would never have learned otherwise, such as taking an Australian History class! Her abroad experience has furthered her desire to travel abroad in the future and continue to learn more about other countries and cultures. Ali loved her abroad experience and hopes to help other students find the right program for them!

Check out the link in our bio to set up an appointment to meet with a peer advisor!

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #peeradvising

✨Meet Peer Advisor, Yash✨ Yash is a senior majoring in Public Health and minoring in Business Administration.  He studie...
03/03/2021

✨Meet Peer Advisor, Yash✨

Yash is a senior majoring in Public Health and minoring in Business Administration. He studied abroad during the Fall 2019 semester in Sydney, Australia with the University of Sydney GW Exchange. At the university, he was able to take unique classes such as Australian Sport and Culture, Outdoor Education in New South Wales, and Economics in Oceania. During his time down under, he also scuba dived along the Great Barrier Reef, met kangaroos and koalas, camped in national parks, and visited both New Zealand and Fiji. Studying Abroad taught Yash valuable skills including nonverbal communication, adaptability, and the importance of remaining calm in stressful situations, all of which he has utilized in his current work experiences/internships. Being surrounded by people from all over the world inspired Yash upon his return to GW to take classes in international relations and global health in order to understand comparative health systems. Yash is super excited to be working in the office this year and is looking forward to helping students plan their best semester yet!

Schedule a time to meet with a peer advisor through the link in our bio!

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad

Tomorrow is the last day to learn more about the Global Bachelor’s Program in anticipation of the March 15 deadline! Joi...
03/02/2021

Tomorrow is the last day to learn more about the Global Bachelor’s Program in anticipation of the March 15 deadline!

Join us tomorrow from 12:30-1:30pm EST to hear from program staff and students from the Belfast and Shanghai cohorts! Ask questions and meet others you may be going abroad with!

Register with the link in our bio! #GWGoingGlobal #globalbachelors #gbp

Have you met with our Study Abroad Peer Advisors? Hear what studying abroad is like from first hand experience! It’s bee...
03/02/2021

Have you met with our Study Abroad Peer Advisors? Hear what studying abroad is like from first hand experience!

It’s been awhile so let’s re-introduce them! Check out studyabroad.gwu.edu/student-workers to make an appointment with them!

✨ Meet Min ✨

Min is a graduating senior in the Elliott School majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy. She is in the Global Bachelor’s Program and she studied abroad in Shanghai, China (Spring 2019) with the cohort and Amman, Jordan (Fall 2019) through the Middlebury School in Jordan. Her study abroad experience has led her to pursue law school to study international law. The experiences also helped her diversify her resume, where she worked and volunteered during her semesters and summer abroad. Studying in Shanghai and Amman has also solidified her Arabic and Chinese language skills, further strengthening her professional profile. She is super excited to share her experiences abroad and also talk about what it is like studying abroad from GWU as an international student!

#GWGoingGlobal #peeradvisors

We are one week away from the new @gilmanscholarship deadline of March 9th! There’s still time to apply if you hurry! If...
03/02/2021

We are one week away from the new @gilmanscholarship deadline of March 9th!

There’s still time to apply if you hurry! If you’ve already started an app, don’t forget to submit before the deadline at 11:59pm PST (check the map for what time that means for YOU!)

Our Gilman advisor will certify applications after you’ve submitted and after the March 9 deadline but before March 16!

You could be awarded up to $5,000 so don’t let this moment pass you by! #GWGoingGlobal #scholarshipopportunities

Today is the day - @cieestudyabroad taking over!It's never too soon to start planning for your study abroad program and ...
03/01/2021

Today is the day - @cieestudyabroad taking over!

It's never too soon to start planning for your study abroad program and at @cieestudyabroad , we work hard to provide program options to meet your needs! With 25+ sites across the globe, plus semester, summer, and virtual terms available, there's a program that fits your major and schedule. Will you eat stroopwafels in Amsterdam or ride camels in Amman? Study business in Barcelona or communications in Prague? You decide! #CIEEStudyAbroad #CIEEInternships

Check out our insta stories today to learn more about options with CIEE and ask any questions you may have!!

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad

02/22/2021
Happy National Study Abroad Day, GW!

Celebrating study abroad all day every day but especially today on #NationalStudyAbroadDay #GWGoingGlobal Tell us how study abroad impacted you!

CET is taking over our stories today to talk all things study abroad! As a GW student, you could spend a semester or yea...
02/19/2021

CET is taking over our stories today to talk all things study abroad!

As a GW student, you could spend a semester or year in Greater China, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil, or Colombia.

Keep an eye on our stories today to ask questions and get answers and follow @CETStudyAbroad for more!

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #cettakeover #cet

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Cidnei Rucker! “Hi! I am a senior in the Business School, majoring in Business Administration ...
02/19/2021

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Cidnei Rucker!

“Hi! I am a senior in the Business School, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and a Minor in Journalism and Mass Communications. As an international business student, I always knew that I wanted to study in London, a city home to several of my dream companies but also a city known for being extremely expensive. Fortunately, as a recipient of the Gilman Scholarship, I had less worries about expenses abroad and so can future students. The process of applying to the scholarship may seem intense, as one must submit two essays about the following: how the scholarship will help you achieve your goals and how you will serve as a recipient when you return. One will also need to fill out several forms, meet with a study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor during the process; however, the hard work is worth it! Studying abroad can be extremely expensive and a stressful process because of finances; however, the Gilman Scholarship is a life changer. “

Will @gilmanscholarship change your life too? This application cycle’s deadline is March 2! Less than 2 weeks away...

Receiving a Pell Grant? Come talk to us about @gilmanscholarship ! Sign up for an advising appointment!

#GWGoingGlobal #affordablestudyabroad #gilman #statedepartment #scholarshipopportunities #gwabroad

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Jennifer Cuyuch! Jennifer is a Junior at the School of Media and Public Affairs studying Polit...
02/12/2021

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Jennifer Cuyuch!

Jennifer is a Junior at the School of Media and Public Affairs studying Political Communication with a minor in Spanish and Photography. In the spring of 2020, Jennifer went abroad to Seville, Spain. She is a Gilman Scholarship recipient and says this opportunity shaped her life in ways unimaginable. Jennifer took video production, photography, and literature courses in the Spanish language, fully immersing herself in the Seville community. Highlights from her time abroad include visiting Morocco, photographing and interviewing residents during the International Women's March, and making life-long friendships. During her free time, Jennifer likes to run and explore different restaurants and coffee shops. She is currently in New Jersey, taking online classes, and looks forward to hearing from anyone interested in learning more about Seville or the Gilman Scholarship program. Interested in hearing more about Jennifer’s experience? Check her out @cuyuchphotography

Have you started a @gilmanscholarship application yet!? If so, join us on Thursday, February 18th at 1pm EST for our Gilman Essay Writing Workshop with the Writing Center! Register with the Events link in our bio

Happy 200th Birthday, @gwuniversity !! We love being a part of the #OnlyatGW experience and the GW journey! 📸 : @tfinley...
02/09/2021

Happy 200th Birthday, @gwuniversity !! We love being a part of the #OnlyatGW experience and the GW journey!

📸 : @tfinley02 on @iesabroad_barcelona

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Mariela Cabanillas! Mariela is a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Creative Writing...
02/05/2021

#GilmanFridayFeature Meet Mariela Cabanillas!

Mariela is a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Creative Writing. Additionally, she is a Cisneros scholar with the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at GW. During the Spring semester of 2020, she studied abroad in Santiago, Chile as part of the GW Chile program. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, with roots in Peru and Chile, she was excited to connect with a part of her culture through studying at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile while immersing herself in Chilean culture. As a Gilman Scholar recipient, she highlights her experience as a first-generation college student that motivated her to study abroad and apply for the Gilman scholarship.

Don’t let an amazing opportunity pass you by! Sign up for a meeting with you study abroad advisor to learn if the @gilmanscholarship is for you! #GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #scholarshipopportunities

Interested in the GW Global Bachelor’s Program!? Want to make study abroad a central part of your degree with a kickoff ...
02/02/2021

Interested in the GW Global Bachelor’s Program!? Want to make study abroad a central part of your degree with a kickoff cohort semester in either Shanghai or Belfast? Then next week is full of events for you!

MONDAY 2/8 - join us in collaboration with the Writing Center for assistance in drafting your Personal Statement for your GBP application in GW Passport

TUESDAY 2/9 - join us in collaboration with CCAS for a panel info session on GBP! Not in CCAS? No worries, there will be ESIA and GWSB panels in the weeks to follow as well!!

All sessions begin at 5pm EST in WebEx! Register for any and all GBP sessions with the Events link in our bio! #GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #shanghai #belfast #globalbachelors

Bonjour! Salut! Monika Markley, University Relations Manager here @apa_paris taking over @gwabroad today to share with y...
01/26/2021

Bonjour! Salut! Monika Markley, University Relations Manager here @apa_paris taking over @gwabroad today to share with you all things study abroad in the Francophone world—if you are a French speaker, this is for you! Check out our Stories throughout the day to learn more about your options with APA. I will be on hand to answer questions so feel free to DM or comment below!

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Semester/Academic Year Programs (GW-approved programs) ➡️

🇫🇷 Paris – for the dedicated French speaker who is ready to vive la France!

🇫🇷🇲🇦🇸🇳 Multi-Country: France, Morocco, Senegal – for the adventurous French speaker interested in history, international affairs, and immigration

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Summer Programs (Non-GW Study Away) ➡️

🇫🇷 Paris Internships – for the French speaker ready for work experience after a semester abroad

🇸🇳 Dakar – for the spirited French speaker interested in African arts, literature, and political science

🇲🇶 French Antilles – for the introspective French speaker interested in the effects of immigration and slavery and environmental sustainability

🇲🇦 Coming soon! Morocco – for beginner and advanced Arabic speakers + French speakers ready to take a comparative lens to Morocco and France

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#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #studyabroad #paris #france #rabat #morocco #dakar #senegal #studyabroad2021

In the spirit of #GilmanFridayFeatures, we wanted to share with you some more Gilman news! Join @gilmanscholarship ‘s we...
01/22/2021

In the spirit of #GilmanFridayFeatures, we wanted to share with you some more Gilman news!

Join @gilmanscholarship ‘s weekly Gilman Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions where applicants, parents, advisors, and others will have the opportunity to hear from alumni on the benefits of being a Gilman Scholar and the impact of their experiences abroad. They will answer all of your questions, big or small. These AMAs are offered at 3pm ET every Friday on @GilmanScholarship’s Instagram Live and every Thursday at 3pm on Zoom (check the link in @gilmanscholarship bio!) for the March 2021 Deadline.

#GilmanScholarship #ExchangeOurWorld

Happening TODAY! Get the inside scoop on all things study abroad - take notes! 📝 There’s still time to register for the ...
01/19/2021

Happening TODAY! Get the inside scoop on all things study abroad - take notes! 📝

There’s still time to register for the first 101 session happening today at 3:30pm!

Use the link in our bio to register and we’ll see you there! #GWGoingGlobal

Today we’re wrapping up our Waseda and Kyoto features for the week! Don’t forget GW Exchange - Kyoto applications are du...
01/15/2021

Today we’re wrapping up our Waseda and Kyoto features for the week! Don’t forget GW Exchange - Kyoto applications are due TONIGHT at 11:59pm and GW Exchange - Waseda apps are due 11:59pm on Monday 1/18!

For our final did you knows??:

- As one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, Waseda has graduated many notable alumni, including seven Prime Ministers of Japan

- Kyoto offers a unique academic experience with two different academic tracks for students - one with courses in English and one for students with advanced Japanese skills

We hope you enjoyed learning some new facts this week about our two great partner institutions and GW Exchanges! Continue to follow us throughout the app cycle to hear about other programs/institutions.

Apply today for Fall and AY 21 programs in GW Passport

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #gwexchanges #applytoday

Welcome to our first ever #GilmanFridayFeature ! Every Friday up until the Gilman scholarship deadline, we’ll be featuri...
01/15/2021

Welcome to our first ever #GilmanFridayFeature ! Every Friday up until the Gilman scholarship deadline, we’ll be featuring one of our amazing past Gilman Recipients and sharing a bit about their story and their advice!

Meet Hannah Sturgis (CCAS), a theater and journalism & mass communications major who studied abroad in London in Spring 2020, and completed the end of her program remotely.

In her podcast, Hannah discusses what it means to be a Londoner and what London and being a Gilman recipient taught her.

She shares, “I think if you want to study abroad, you should go. Unequivocally you will be a better person for it. But you cannot go in with eyes set to judge, you must go in wanting to understand.” ... “if you want to become a Londoner, but you feel like the barriers to entry are too great, I greatly suggest you apply for the Gilman scholarship”... “what attracted me to the Gilman, is that they viewed study abroad as I did, an opportunity to learn and grow.”

Hear the rest of Hannah’s podcast with the link in our bio and if you’re a Pell Grant recipient, consider applying to @gilmanscholarship - Deadline is March 2! #GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #scholarshipopportunities #gilmanscholar

Welcome back to our GW Exchange - Kyoto and Waseda highlights this week! 🇯🇵 1) Did you know, Kyoto used to be the capita...
01/13/2021

Welcome back to our GW Exchange - Kyoto and Waseda highlights this week! 🇯🇵

1) Did you know, Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years up until the mid-19th century? It’s still noted today as the cultural center of Japan!

2) I bet you didn’t know Waseda has more than 50,000 students attending from all over Japan and the world - of this number approx. 7,000 are international students!

Who knows, maybe you can find yourself at one of these two amazing institutions in a future semester! Fall/AY 21 deadlines are this Friday for Kyoto and Monday 1/18 for Waseda! Apply today @ passport.gwu.edu 📄

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #gwexchanges

Get excited! There’s another scholarship opportunity! 💰 Deadline for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship is ONE we...
01/13/2021

Get excited! There’s another scholarship opportunity! 💰

Deadline for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship is ONE week away! It’s not too late to start an application.

FEA works to support students in funding their study abroad dreams, that student could be YOU!

Start an application with the link in our bio #GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #scholarshipopportunity

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know where to start? We’ve got the course for you! (Don’t worry, it’s not graded...
01/12/2021

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know where to start? We’ve got the course for you! (Don’t worry, it’s not graded 😉)

Whether you’re thinking about study abroad for this coming Fall or a future semester, join us for this all encompassing 101 session to learn all the ins and outs of the study abroad process!

Learn the steps that will lead you to your best semester so far ✈️

Register with the Events link in our bio!

Already studied abroad? Join us as a volunteer and share your invaluable experiences with interested students! Email [email protected] to volunteer!

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #studyabroad101 #springevents

The Embassy of India Student Hub is holding a webinar this Friday! Check it out and sign up with the link in our bio! 🇮🇳...
01/11/2021

The Embassy of India Student Hub is holding a webinar this Friday! Check it out and sign up with the link in our bio! 🇮🇳

Join the Embassy of India Student Hub for an inspiring talk with former chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi about women's leadership, climate action initiatives, and careers. Limited Seats.

January deadlines for Fall and AY 2021 apps are fast approaching! GW Exchanges with Kyoto University (1/15) and Waseda U...
01/11/2021

January deadlines for Fall and AY 2021 apps are fast approaching! GW Exchanges with Kyoto University (1/15) and Waseda University (1/18) have deadlines within the week!

This week we’ll be featuring fun facts about these programs in anticipation of the deadlines! Apply today and don’t miss out! Follow along this week for more fun facts about Waseda and Kyoto!

Did you know, Waseda and Kyoto have tons of student clubs known as “circles” (Waseda has nearly 600) which are a great opportunity to interact with local students who share similar interests! For example, ESIA student Lorenz Vargas (pictured here) joined the Waseda University Ballroom Dance Team for AY 2019! Lorenz raves about how it was a great way to meet friends, continue a hobby he loves and improve his Japanese skills.

#GWGoingGlobal #gwabroad #gwexchanges

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Peace Corps, international development work, graduate studies abroad – all are great options after your undergraduate career! The Lessons From Abroad Conference in Washington, D.C. allows returnees to learn more about these opportunities and network with professionals in International Education. Learn more about this October 28 conference here: http://bit.ly/2sr4Idj #LFADC2017