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GW Campus Resources for International Students

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Getting Involved: Peer Support

International Student Community Ambassadors

International Student Community Ambassadors
The International Student Community Ambassadors welcome international students during orientation and help with events and programs hosted by the International Services Office throughout the semester.

GW International Students Association (GWISA)


GWISA is a student-led organization with the goal of bringing together GW international students. You can find the Facebook page here.

International Friendship Portal


The International Friendship Portal (IFP) provides a social platform for international students at GW to form connections, to better adjust into a new environment, and to encourage greater cohesion within the GW international community. Find a mentor today!

Graduate Ambassador Program

The George Washington University Graduate Ambassadors
Graduate Ambassadors answer questions from current and prospective students about the university, housing, courses, clubs and activities and share their own personal experiences graduate students at GW.

SEAS Graduate Ambassadors
CCAS Graduate Ambassadors



GSEHD PRIME (Partnerships + Relationships = International Meaningful Experiences) builds professional connections and friendships between GSEHD's international and domestic students. It is a support network to help international students transition to DC and life as a graduate student, while at the same time providing domestic students the opportunity to learn about other cultures, explore DC, and connect to the GSEHD community. For more information contact


Getting Involved: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

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Student organizations give GW students the opportunity to be a part of a community. They create student activities and events that are fun, multicultural, and educational. There are over 450 student organizations at GW. Go to the Directory to find one that matches your interests!


Student Association (SA)

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Student Association advocates on behalf of student interests, gives over $1,000,000 to student organizations on campus, and advertises student events and programs. They also have a Test Bank for all students and many resources for student organizations.

GW International Students Association (GWISA)


GWISA is a student-led organization with the goal of bringing together GW international students. You can find the Facebook page here.


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TRAiLS stands for "Teaching Recreation and Adventure incorporating Leadership and Service." We are a group of students serving the GW community by planning and leading outdoor adventure trips throughout the year. As a departmental organization in the CSE, GW TRAiLS is a private, non-profit learning institution that is run by GW students.

Our volunteer student guides are selected to lead a variety of outdoor adventure trips, ranging from week-long backpacking trips to day hikes and apple picking. Guides commit countless volunteer hours every week to plan, execute and lead these trips. The "S" in TRAiLS stands for service, so when not leading trips for other students, we work on service projects in the DC area. GW TRAiLS guides share a fervent passion for the outdoors as well as an interest in serving the community through leadership and service. 

Alternative Breaks

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Every year, this group goes on 11 trips to places in America and abroad. Travelers will do community service and build connections with people from various communities.

GW Toastmasters Group

Toastmasters members

This student group meets regularly to practice public speaking. International students are very welcome!

Getting Involved: Campus Initiatives

Office for the Student Experience

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The Office for the Student Experience engages and encourages student learning by creating and fostering communities which promote personal development.  Students are offered opportunities, services, and activities that promote connectedness, diversity, inclusion and belonging.  The Student Experience team is comprehensive and collaborative and supports the mission to be academically rigorous and simultaneously student-centered.

Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

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The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service gives GW students opportunities to do community service in a variety of places.

Academic Service-learning

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There are over 70 courses taught each year for undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies students with group projects, community service placements, research, and other assignments that benefit community members.

GW International

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The Office of International Programs gives guidance and resources to GW to increase educational opportunities abroad. The office also provides information on travel policies.
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