George Washington University:
GWU was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfilling George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital dedicated to education and preparing future leaders. Located four blocks from the White House, with more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 130 countries, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. GW students enjoy a rich range of disciplines, from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law, and public policy.
In addition to engaging in rigorous academic programs, GW students value the energy and excitement of the university's social, academic, and service-oriented communities. They take full advantage of the fact that the world intersects GW's campus and is often shaped by the intellectual pursuits, innovations, and public service programs happening here. Endless opportunities and resources in the classroom, on campus, and throughout the city help students to succeed both during their college careers and throughout their professional lives as accomplished leaders and involved citizens who make a difference in the world.
Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, is a truly dynamic cosmopolitan city with many points of interest. Students can tour many of the federal buildings in the city, such as the US Capitol or the Supreme Court. Most museums here are free, and there are dozens to see! Some of the most beautiful sights of the city are the war memorials and presidential monuments. Students can enjoy concerts at the Kennedy Center, festivals on the National Mall, the National Zoo, the nightlife of Georgetown and Adams Morgan, the many parks and bike trails, and the mountains and beaches located only a few hours away. Summers are hot and humid. Winters are chilly and snowy!?
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date
Must not be in graduating semester (last semester).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Please be aware that spaces in this program may be limited, and the number of spaces available for AUS placements will vary from semester to semester. That means that sometimes, access to these spaces will be competitive based on your GPA, Essay, Reference Letters, and other considerations. IXO will try to accommodate your first choice placements wherever possible, but you should always list several programs in your application, in case space is not available in your first choice university.
Exchange students can choose from a variety of undergraduate courses numbered between 0000-4999. They cannot register for graduate level courses (like those in
Law or Medical school) and program course offerings from Semester in Washington.
Look at following course offerings on the University Bulletin: http://www.gwu.edu/~bulletin/index.html
There are no CAAD courses for AUS students available at GWU.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from GWU is ABET
accredited for the following programs:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
SBA: The School of Business at GWU is AACSB-approved. Students can however take their general education (humanities, etc.), free electives and Business electives (MJR or MIN electives). Students can also take major or required courses during their study abroad semester after getting the approval from SBA at AUS. Students should be aware that Finance classes fill up quickly, so there are no guarantees that students will be placed in these classes. Students on the Finance waitlist will not be allowed to bypass the waitlist. The most competitive classes in Finance & Business Administration are FINA4001/4001W: Advanced Financial Management and BADM4801: Strategy Formulation and Implementation.
Students are open to a wide range of courses offered by any George Washington University’s school. Courses are subject to approval. While American History/Politics courses provide an interesting option, please be aware that they are primarily filled with American students who are brought up and steeped in American History and Politics. Non-US students taking these courses may feel that they are starting at a disadvantage, and may have to work extra hard to pass these courses.
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students would be provided with the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
As an exchange student, you will pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
George Washington University’s residence options range from traditional coed halls and apartment styled halls with private bathroom, to townhouses for students with preference to seniority. Exchange students are placed in rooms with one or several roommates depending on the dormitory they are allotted to. Recently, students have been placed in Philip Amsterdam Hall and City Hall.
Students must apply to the US Embassy/Consulate to obtain their J1 Exchange Visitor Visa. They must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
for complete information on the visa application process.
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase from their home country or from GWU.