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About the ISO

Our diversity is our strength and GW is proud to host over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff from over 130 countries. The International Services Office is the first stop for the GW international community and will help eliminate administrative challenges when studying in the US. ISO Advisors host a variety of special events that highlight our diverse international student population. At GW, we are finding new ways to build an inclusive culture!

 

Important Updates for OPT & STEM Applications

USCIS has announced a final rule that adjusts the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions.

Fall 2020 International Student FAQ

Please read our FAQ for international students regarding the fall 2020 semester.

Update: Rescinded DHS July 6 Policy Directive

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rescinded the July 6 policy directive.

New Regulations Regarding Fall 2020 Online Courses

A broadcast message was sent out from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on 7/6/2020 regarding COVID-19 and Fall 2020 planning.

White House Proclamation

The White House has issued another Proclamation “Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” effective June 24, 2020 and remains in effect through December 31, 2020.

Novel Coronavirus Information

The ISO is actively monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China.

Travel Ban & Travel Restriction Update

The International Services Office (ISO) has released a statement to the GW community regarding the Trump administration's expanded travel ban and the novel coronavirus.

GW President Responds to Trump Administration's Travel Ban

Read Thomas LeBlanc's message at GW Today. For more immigration updates, please visit News and Updates

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Resources

Welcome to GW and the ISO’s Resources page! The following resources are available to assist you with your transition to the US as well as GW.

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