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GW Campus Resources for International Students

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Getting Involved: Peer Support

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)

 

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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

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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.

GSEHD PRIME

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 gsehdosl@gwu.edu.

 

CCAS International Buddy Program

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The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) International Buddy Program pairs incoming international CCAS master’s students with current CCAS students. They meet once before classes start and once per month throughout the first semester.

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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)

 

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

GW TRAiLS

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TRAiLS stands for "Teaching Recreation and Adventure incorporating Leadership and Service." TRAiLS is a group of students serving the GW community by planning and leading outdoor adventure trips throughout the year. As a departmental organization in the Center for Student Engagement, GW TRAiLS is a private, non-profit organization that is managed by GW students.

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

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

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Getting Involved: Campus Initiatives

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.

Center for Student Engagement (CSE)

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The CSE creates communities that promote learning and development. We provide resources and programs for students in residence halls, for specific populations including international students, and leadership development programming for all students. We also work with over 450 student organizations with open membership to get involved with the GW community. CSE offers many ways to get involved and meet other GW students!

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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