The Visiting Scholars Program at GWU is a non-degree program. The scholars study a wide range of academic fields, for example management, economics, law, American studies, and English as a foreign language. The visiting scholars include doctoral students and professors who want to work with a faculty member at The George Washington University. The faculty member acts as an advisor/mentor to the scholar. The role of the advisor is to guide the scholar in his/her research, recommend courses to attend, call attention to conferences within the scholarís field of study, and encourage the writing of papers and presenting or publishing them if possible.
We have been very successful in matching scholars with appropriate faculty members. During the academic year, the scholars work closely with their mentors and build a partnership with them which they maintain after they leave the US. Scholars have the opportunity to interact with other GW faculty members, administrators, American students and the other international scholars at the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning and elsewhere on campus. This unique learning experience of exchanging views and information fosters cross-cultural understanding that we encourage and support.
Not only is The George Washington University a highly regarded university, it is also located in the heart of Washington, DC. Our office is three blocks from the White House and two blocks from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Department of State. The office is near to the Federal Reserve Board and to other federal and international organizations. The campus is also within walking distance of the museums on the Mall, the Corcoran Art Gallery, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The advantage of being in the Nationís Capital is not only being near major private and public organizations but also being in close proximity to seven other universities and their libraries through the Washington Consortium of Universities. The scholars enjoy exploring the Library of Congress and its collection of 29 million books and other printed materials.
We organize site visits for our scholars as well as excursions to sites outside the Washington area. Our scholars are often hosted by American families, who enjoy meeting foreign visitors, are interested in learning about other cultures and believe that cross-cultural communication can foster international understanding.
Graduate students who are in a graduate program or who have completed their graduate studies.
Doctoral students who want to do part of their research abroad.
Researchers who are doing post doctoral work
Professors interested in doing research or learning American teaching methods
∑ Applicants must be graduate students who have completed 15 credits or more toward a master's degree.
∑ Applicants who have completed their master's degree must submit a copy of their diploma.
∑ Doctoral students must submit a description of their dissertation work.
∑ Applicants must comply with the United States immigration requirements.
The cost of the program is $10,000 for one academic year (9 months) and $6,500 for six months not including living expenses.
(Please Note: We are currently not accepting any applications.)