Global & Experiential Education
G&EE Business & Society Series courses examine the broad societal arena in which businesses operate, giving particular focus to political, economic and cultural environments.
Students working on the course project "Preparing for the Future: A Research Study on Destination DC" provided significant data and strategies to the organization so it could better understand its members’ challenges.
“This was an extraordinary project that likely may be unprecedented, in that the students researched global trends and partnership opportunities in the emerging market for health and wellness tourism."
“This was much more than just a project for a grade for all of us. This was a project with meaning and one which we undertook because we wanted to support a greater cause."
“Integrating a range of distinct real-world impact investment projects into the curriculum enabled students to 'get into the weeds' and recognize the unique challenges and opportunities impact investors face every day in the field.
G&EE hosted a virtual panel presentation day on April 19 as part of the 2021 Consulting Abroad Program, during which the Global MBA Class of 2022 presented their preliminary recommendations to a panel of expert evaluators — many of whom were GWSB alumni.
View our Spring 2021 program offerings for faculty-led and short-term exchange programs
View our Summer 2021 program offerings for faculty-led and short-term exchange programs
Explore the global impact the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) at the GW School of Business has made over the past decade
From the Blog
G&EE publishes a number of blog series covering business and society, our Consulting Abroad program, and our short- and long-term study abroad programs. Visit the G&EE 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.