Global & Experiential Education
On October 17, the GW Global Bachelor's Program for study abroad students reviewed final presentations from its senior cohort. Students were asked to present their findings on a global challenge they had researched while abroad. The presentations covered a wide variety of topics ranging from income inequality to cultural heritage preservation.
As part of the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP), the students presented their findings and recommendations to panels of external reviewers including alumni, embassy officials, consultants and GWSB faculty during a panel presentation day on Monday.
Throughout the 10 years of the program, Global MBA students have travelled to 17 countries across six continents, worked on projects in over 35 industries, and consulted for over 110 client partners.
The teams will work with clients in Germany, Hong Kong and South Africa this semester, and the program will culminate with a two-week overseas engagement in May.
G&EE Director Bryan Andriano recently represented GWSB on a Cross-Border Coffee Break webinar in which he discussed his recent Fulbright work developing a new Master’s program in Innovation & Management at the University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
Summer 2020 Short-term Programs Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Fall 2020 and Early Decision Spring 2021 Long-Term Study Abroad Application Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
View a slideshow from the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) Panel Presentations Day on April 22, 2019
Explore the global impact the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) at the GW School of Business has made over the past decade.
View a slideshow from the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) 10-year anniversary celebration on January 28, 2019
From the Blog
G&EE publishes a number of blog series covering buisness and society, our Consulting Abroad program, and our short- and long-term study abroad programs. Explore recent articles below, or visit the blog to view each series in its entirety.
Highlights From Our Students
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) enables student members to serve as advisors to the Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) office at the GW School of Business (GWSB) regarding orientation, programming, and issues of significance to the graduate international student experience. Board members also provide feedback to other School of Business and university offices upon request. The board is comprised of one student representing each of GWSB’s graduate programs that have significant international student communities.
Three ISAB members are graduating in May: Lisa Antwi Adjei, Mina Panahi and Preethy Janarthanan. Lisa was the ISAB representative from the MSIST Program, Mina represented the MSPM program, and Preethy represented the MTA program. Their efforts over the past year have led to many events supporting the international student community at GWSB, such as local sightseeing tours, cross-cultural training sessions, and guest speakers. Their presence on the board will be missed. Congratulations graduates!
“My name is Dr. Holly Emert — but since we're in the U.S., what do you think I’ll say you can call me?” This was just one of the many questions that Dr. Emert posed to a group of GWSB international students during an interactive workshop on April 4 called Thriving in the U.S. - Skills to Work Effectively with Americans. The goal of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for GWSB’s international graduate students to reflect upon their own personal experiences in the U.S. and explore how to optimize their interactions at work and school. During introductions, participating students from China, Iran, and Portugal shared that they attended the session because they hoped that it would help them navigate future interactions with Americans in professional settings, specifically in school, upcoming internships and jobs.
Over the course of the two-hour session, Dr. Emert incorporated engaging activities and honest discussion to help the students identify and understand the best communication practices to build trust and credibility with Americans. The participants reflected on their own experiences in dealing with American communication practices ranging from introductions and expectations to acknowledging mistakes and discussing accomplishments. Takeaways from the workshop were skills for the students to include in their “cultural toolbox” as well as a guide to developing an action plan for professional success.
GWSB exchange students recently ventured off campus with the G&EE team on a brisk March day to explore the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. We kicked the day off with a tour of the Library of Congress — the home of more than 34 million books! We also learned that anyone in the world with an ID and an address can get a library card to access the amazing onsite study room. Some of our exchange students will definitely be taking advantage of the great study space! The original Gutenberg bible was a hit, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s collection of books that he donated to Congress after the capital burned in the 1800s.
After the Library visit, we headed to the Supreme Court. Approaching from the outside, it’s easy to feel the power housed in the building — it’s an imposing structure. Inside the courtroom, we noticed a few international law figures carved into the frieze. The Chinese students in the group were excited to see Confucius among them! Overall it was a great day spent exploring some iconic sites around D.C. and learning more about American history and tradition.