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We have a compiled a list of campus resources to help international students transition into the School of Business and into the GW community.
Career Development - The F. David Fowler School of Business Career Center provides career advice and services for GWSB students.
Center for Alcohol & Other Drug Education (CADE) - CADE is the university's walk-in resource center for alcohol and other drug related information, educational programming, and referrals.
Colonial Central - Your one-stop shop for a variety of student services.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) - Information about Curricular Practical Training and the opportunity for F-1 students to apply classroom study to a structured work experience.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Writing Support - The EAP Writing Support Program offers free, one-on-one support for GW students with non-English backgrounds.
Gelman Library - Gelman Library is one of the university's main libraries available to you for research and study.
GradLife Student Services - GradLife provides GW graduate and doctoral students with cultural, learning, and networking opportunities to enrich their time at GW.
GWSB News - Read about current GWSB news and publications.
Housing - Information about housing options on and off campus.
International Services Office (ISO) - The ISO is the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for George Washington's international community.
Lerner Health & Wellness Center - The 189,000 square foot Lerner Health and Wellness Center is available to all current GW graduate students.
Speech & Hearing Center at GW - The center provides a full range of speech, language, and hearing services.
Student Health Service - Information about GW's on-campus student health service.
Student Organizations - A great way to get involved in the GW community is to join (or help lead) a student organization.
Tax Department - The GW Tax Department offers appointment hours to help advise international students on filing their income taxes.
University Counseling Center - The University Counseling Center offers a wide variety of consultation services and resources to students.
University Policy Department (UPD) - Information about GW's UPD and resources for staying safe on campus and beyond.
The F. David Fowler School of Business Career Center is a full-service center that hosts networking events, career development workshops, and panels, and helps students with resumes, interviews and advising. The office has built many strategic relationships with various employers and arranges career fairs and networking sessions among students, employees and alumni. Most students have extensive contact with the Career Center throughout their graduate program and benefit immensely from the office's extensive resources. Because of restrictions on foreign nationals working within the United States it is recommended that international students first consult with an advisor in the Career Center before beginning their job search.
Address: 2201 G St, Duquès Hall, Suite 560
CADE provides programs, services, and resources to educate students so they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding substance-related behavior and other student-wellness issues. The CADE website offers a variety of resources about classes, events, and other educational initiatives.
Address: 1900 F St, Thurston Hall
In order to eliminate the need for students to visit multiple offices for student services, the university created Colonial Central. Located in the Marvin Center, Colonial Central houses the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts, the Registrar, GWorld, and the Cashier.
Address: 800 21st St, Marvin Center, Ground Floor
Curricular Practical Training is a way for F-1 students who have not yet graduated to participate in paid internships, co-op jobs, or practica. In general, students must have completed one year of study in F-1 status and the work experience must be deemed an integral part of the student's established curriculum.
Please contact GWSB International Education & Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in CPT so we can advise you on the process.
Visit the EAP Writing Support Program website to make an appointment with a tutor at any stage of the academic writing process.
Address: 801 22nd St, Phillips Hall, Room 216
Gelman Library is the main library on Foggy Bottom campus open to all GW students, staff, and faculty. There are two reference librarians at Gelman who are specifically appointed to work with students from GWSB or with international students. You can contact either of them for assistance with your research.
Address: 2130 H St
All degree-seeking graduate students are automatically subscribed to the GradLife listserv through their GW email. Visit the GradLife website to access resources for graduate students and events going on at GW.
GradLife provides information about limited on-campus housing available to full year graduate students. GW also maintains a myriad of off-campus housing resources and search tips on the Off-Campus Student Affairs website.
Students are highly encouraged to visit the ISO's website for important information regarding visas, maintaining immigration status, and other key information for international students. The ISO advisor for GWSB is John Lorch.
Address: 2033 K St, Suite 310
The Lerner Health & Wellness Center offers numerous fitness options in its expansive complex: indoor sports courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball, indoor soccer and hockey; two gymnasia; a three-lane lap pool; a suspended jogging track; a fitness center with free weights and cardiovascular machines; and weekly aerobics, yoga, and dance classes. All registered full-time GW students are automatically enrolled for access to the Lerner Health and Wellness Center on a semester basis.
Address: 2301 G St
The Speech & Hearing Center provides a full range of speech, language, and hearing services for individuals. The Center serves persons of all ages, from infants to senior citizens.
Address: 2115 G St
Address: 2141 K St, Suite 501
For a comprehensive directory of registered student organizations at GW, please visit the Student Activities Center website.
Instructions for international students on how to schedule an appointment with a staff member from the GW Tax Department can be found on their website.
Address: 2121 I Street, Rice Hall, First floor
The University Counseling Center offers a wide variety of consultation services to students including individual counseling, group counseling, academic support, career counseling, referral information, and alcohol/drug services.
Address: 2033 K St, Suite 330
The George Washington University Police Department provides a range of services to the GW community on a regular basis. There are a variety of crime prevention services offered to students that range from information and training - like free self defense classes - to emergency and safety services - like the 4-RIDE escort service for safe traveling after dark.
Address: 2033 G St, Woodhull House
Phone: 202-994-6110 (non-emergency)
For additional information about International Education & Programs for graduate students in the GW School of Business, please contact International Education and Programs at email@example.com or +1-202-994-1212.