Current GWSB International Students

The Global & Experiential Education office at the School of Business is dedicated to assisting our international student population from admission through graduation.

The following resources have been developed to assist student transition and success while at the School of Business. Any questions regarding this material can be directed to

International Student Institute and Pre-Arrival Materials

Prior to arriving to GWSB, G&EE distributes weekly newsletters containing valuable information that will facilitate the transition to our campus in Washington D.C. The seven newsletters will prepare students for arrival.

Global MBA (GMBA) international students are required to attend the International Student Institute (ISI) provided by G&EE. The GMBA ISI provides our new GMBA international students with the tools and skills necessary to navigate the School of Business and to succeed both academically and professionally.

International students enrolled in specialized master’s degree programs must attend the International Services Office (ISO) International Student Orientation in addition to their individual program orientations. At each of the program-specific orientations, G&EE will provide international students with pertinent information on adjusting to campus life and highlight the resources that are available to them. G&EE will also deliver workshops throughout the semester to ensure our new international students have the skills and resources to adjust to life at GWSB and to succeed in and out of the classroom. Please make note of the dates below:

  • International Services Office International Student Orientation – January 6, 2015 (Mandatory for international specialized master’s students)

Pre-Arrival Newsletters

Pdf versions of each newsletter will be updated and uploaded here on the day it is distributed for you to review and download. Please check back as these are updated frequently.

  1. Newsletter 1: Finding Housing 2015
  2. Newsletter 2: Applying for a Bank Account and Social Security Number
  3. Newsletter 3: Coming to the US
  4. Newsletter 4: GWSB Culture(GMBA Only)
  5. Newsletter 5: Practical Campus Information
  6. Newsletter 7: You’re here!
  7. Newsletter 8: International Student Institute Overview and Final Schedule GMBA Only (This newsletter is the same as that of newsletter 6 which you may have received, but with an updated schedule. Please refer to this newsletter)

We would also like to let you know that your GW health insurance, in which you are automatically enrolled as F-1 students, begins on August 12th. You may enroll in *early coverage*. Early coverage begins on August 1st, in time for International Student Institute. It will cost $66 which would be added to your student account bill.

If you would like to enroll in early coverage, please email Camri Henderson at with your name, sex, and GWid (G——–)

Events and Workshops

As events and workshops become available, please visit this page to view any updates on workshops and events for GWSB international students. However in the meantime, please visit the GWSB events calendar for all events and workshops happening on campus.