Studying Abroad with GW

Why Should I Study Abroad?
  • Broaden your firsthand experience with other cultures and viewpoints
  • Meet people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Gain new insights and perspectives while building new relationships
  • Discover new talents and career interests
  • Expand your employment qualifications and opportunities
  • Learn a new language
  • Engage with business students in an international setting
Who Do I Talk to About Studying Abroad?

1. You should visit the Office for Study Abroad (OSA).  OSA can assist you with:

  • Beginning stages – discussing program types, location, and culture abroad
  • Discussing programs that meet your academic needs
  • Narrowing down programs and discussing your goals in relation to abroad
  • Tier structure/financing study abroad and scholarship opportunities
  • Transferring credits back to GW
  • Application information and deadlines

Students are encouraged to visit Study Abroad Express Advising or Open Advising hours before scheduling an appointment with Aaron Solle, OSA’s advisor for GWSB students. Read about OSA’s Advising Services options and times.

2. GWSB Undergraduate Programs Academic Advising Team can assist you with:

  • Reviewing your degree requirements
  • Seeing if/when studying abroad is an option with your curriculum
  • Suggesting what courses to look for abroad
  • Resources for the course approval process

You can schedule an appointment with a GWSB advisor.

Where do GWSB students study abroad?

While GWSB students can choose from a variety of programs all over the world, there are a few programs that Business students continuously seek out. Popular programs include:

  • GW Exchange - Bocconi University (Italy)
  • GW England - King’s College
  • GW England - Queen Mary
  • GW Paris - ESSEC Business School
  • IES - Business Focussed programs (England, Spain, Italy, France)
  • GW Exchange - Copenhagen Business School
  • GW Exchange - University of New South Wales
  • GW Exchange - University of Sydney
  • CIEE - Open Campus and Business Studies Programs - various locations
  • DIS Copenhagen

For more information on available programs, visit GW Passport.

What if I do not want to go abroad for a full semester?

GW’s Office for Study Abroad (OSA) offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in GW faculty-led short-term abroad programs (STAP) ranging from 1-6 weeks during fall, winter, spring, and summer.

GWSB’s Office of Global & Experiential Education often opens its graduate STAPs to qualified undergraduate students. Recent programs have been Behind the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Global Branding Strategy in France & Luxembourg, and Marketing and Construction in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey.