Global Bachelor Program

The GW Global Bachelor’s Program is an exciting opportunity to make study abroad a central part of your undergraduate degree.

Program Requirements

Participants will leave GW with significant international experience having explored and learned to adapt to diverse social, cultural and academic situations in at least two countries outside of the U.S. More information can be found here on Office for Study Abroad's website. Applications for the Global Bachelor's Program are due March 1 each year. 

Initial Abroad Experience:

Spring Semester in Shanghai

Spring in Shanghai: The student’s first semester abroad will be during the spring semester of their sophomore year at Fudan University in Shanghai, China with the Global Bachelor’s Program cohort. Global Bachelor’s students will study in English alongside Chinese and international students. Learn more about the Shanghai semester.

Fall Semester in Belfast

Fall in Belfast: The student’s first semester abroad will be during the fall semester of their sophomore year at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland with the Global Bachelor’s Program cohort. Global Bachelor’s students will study in classes with Northern Irish and international students at Queen's University, a top urban research institution, renowned for its programs in field from Irish Studies to film, history, and science. Learn more about the Belfast semester. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or better in order to be considered for the Belfast cohort. 

Additional Required Abroad Experiences: 

Second Semester or Internship Abroad

In their junior or senior year, students will choose a full-time (40 hours a week) summer internship abroad (lasting a minimum of eight weeks ) or a second semester study abroad program from a diverse set of GW approved locations.  Students should use the study abroad resources through the Office for Study Abroad and the GWSB Advising Center to determine the program that best fits their academic goals.

A Third Semester or Internship Abroad

By senior year students will choose from a third semester study abroad program from an approved location -or- complete the GBP with the summer internship option. There is no required order to complete these options as long as in addition to the semester in Shanghai, China or Belfast, Northern Ireland students complete either: 2 semesters abroad -or- 1 semester + 1 summer internship abroad. 

Application Requirements

  • Applications are submitted to the Office for Study Abroad via GW Passport. For more information, visit OSA's page here
  • Once you have opened an application in GW Passport, follow directions for submitting requirements. 
  • Meet with an advisor in GWSB to review your 4 year plan. Schedule an appointment here.