Global & Experiential Education

 

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Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) at the GW School of Business supports four primary areas:

  • international student services
  • overseas study
  • experiential education programs (domestic and international)
  • advocacy and collaboration related to global and experiential initiatives

 

 Annual Report 2020

 

Global & Experiential Education has moved to full service remote operations during the period of virtual learning. Don’t hesitate to contact us or schedule an appointment with our team. Reach out to [email protected] and we’ll connect you to the appropriate G&EE team member.

 

Explore Our Programs

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Connect With Us

Want to see your G&EE experiences on our Instagram? View our one-page Student Guide to Digital Storytelling.

 

News Highlights

 

G&EE Impact Investing course promo flyer

Student Learning Comes to Life in Impact Investing Course

“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.

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Program Highlights

 

Spring 2021 virtual study programs flyer

View our Spring 2021 program offerings for faculty-led and short-term exchange programs

Summer 2021 virtual study programs flyer

View our Summer 2021 program offerings for faculty-led and short-term exchange programs

Consulting Abroad Program 10-year anniversary infographic

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 buisness 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

 

photo - The 2019 GW ISAB graduates

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!

photo - G&EE international student workshop

“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.

photo - GWSB exchange students visit the Supreme Court

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.