Studying Abroad as a GWSB Student


Why Should I Study Abroad?

There are unlimited reasons why you should study abroad while a student! But some of the most valuable reasons are:

  • 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 in Colonial Crossroads (Marvin Center, 5th Floor).  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 Kayla Whitney, OSA’s advisor for GWSB students. Read about OSA’s Advising Services options and times.

2. GWSB Advisors in the Advising Center 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 and reserve for GW
  • Resources for the course approval process

You can schedule an appointment with a GWSB advisor. Please note that we will not advise on study abroad during Express Advising.