International Student Support


International Connections

International Connections is a program for international students (both undergraduate and graduate) at GW. The goal of the program is to help international student build community and adjust to life at GW, in DC, and in America. The program is made up of two parts, International Conversations and International Outings.

  • International Conversations will be held in the first six weeks of the school year. Dates and times to be announced. Led by 12 student leaders, six of whom are international students and six of whom are domestic students, these conversations will be on topics such as, life at GW, living with others, social situations, grocery shopping affordably, and dining, student organizations & Greek life, understanding how to join, how to navigate org sync, vocabulary within the Greek community, and what level of involvement is right for you.

  • International Outings are a chance for international student to explore their new home together. With the 12 student guides who lead International Conversations students can attend monthly outings that will include activities such as:  

    • Trick or Treating (a Halloween tradition) at the Embassies in October

    • Watching an American football game and eating a Thanksgiving Dinner in November

    • Ice Skating and sledding on Capitol Hill in December

Detailed information (included dates, times, and locations) will be sent to you at your GW email address. All International Conversations are free and all International Outings are either free or have a nominal fee.

For information regarding how to become an International Connections Guide, please click here.

If you have questions about this event please contact Thomas Germain ,at


 Resource guide for International Students

The GW Committee on International Students Success created a resource guide, check it out by clicking here.