International Students

Welcome to Washington, DC, and to the School of Business!

At The George Washington University approximately 20% of undergraduate students in the School of Business are international students from around the world. We are excited to welcome you to our campus and to the city of Washington, DC. 

As you make the transfer from your home country to our campus you may find these various offices and resources useful as you adjust to life at GW:

Obtaining an Internship/Job

Please note: any international student studying in the US on a visa must get approval for Curricular or Optional Practical Training (CPT & OPT) in order to work in the US; this applies to internships as well as actual jobs.

Understanding the Regulations & Processes for CPT & OPT

Hosted for GWSB undergraduate and graduate students by the ISO

  • Fall 2016 Workshop 1:
    • Date: Friday, September 23
    • Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    • Location: Duques Hall, Rm. 651
    • Register Here
  • Fall 2016 Workshop 2:
    • Date: Monday, October 3
    • Time: 4 – 6 pm
    • Location: Duques Hall, Rm. 652
    • Register Here 

*For both workshops, the CPT process will be covered during the first hour and the OPT process will be covered during the second hour.