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GW International

With almost 2,400 students from 130 countries, 300 visiting international scholars, and a footprint in more than 80 percent of the countries in the world, the George Washington University is a hub of learning and research that stretches well beyond its immediate borders, but that's just the beginning.

The Office of International Programs plays a pivotal role in the university’s efforts to engage the world from the nation’s capital by providing guidance and resources that help identify GW's international priorities and expand educational opportunities abroad in all disciplines.  We help bridge cultures, deepen understanding, and connect the university community to the world beyond our campus.

GW is proud to offer some of the most active, far-reaching international programs to be found anywhere, creating a lifelong, worldwide community of students, alumni, parents, friends and partner institutions that begins in Washington and spans the globe.

Nearly half of all GW students study abroad, with access to more than 300 programs worldwide. Our faculty lead classes, serve as visiting scholars, and conduct their research on every major continent. From our Washingon, D.C., campus, students and faculty access major international organizations and think tanks to form linkages with their academic fields. 

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