The Office for Study Abroad maintains a list of approved study abroad programs for GW undergraduate students studying abroad for a semester or academic year. Over 400 programs in 50 countries are available for GW students. The list was compiled through faculty and professional staff review and is reviewed and updated periodically.
Types of Programs
Watch a video on how to search for approved programs!
Affiliated Provider Programs
GW's approved affiliated provider programs greatly expand the options available to GW students and offer students the support needed throughout their study abroad process.
A strict petition process allows select students with clear academic reasoning the opportunity to petition to attend a program not on GW's approved list of programs.
Students studying abroad in the summer have a variety of options and can choose to attend any accredited program.
Home Country Study
(for international students only)
Home country allows international students the opportunity to transfer up to 9 credits from a university in their country to their GW transcript.
To learn more about and search for specific programs, visit our Programs page.
How do I know which program is right for me?Planning, research and more planning. Determine your goals for study abroad BEFORE you begin to do a great deal of research. Consider any course requirements you must fulfill during your time abroad, how immersed in the culture you want to be (e.g., homestay vs. apartment living), and the language(s) you want to learn or improve while abroad.
The OSA is here to help! Learn more about our advising resources and how they can help in your program selection.