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International Students Preparedness Guide

Protect Yourself

Watch out for scammers pretending to be the U.S. government. View this video to learn more.


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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!


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.

We Support Your Right to OPT

GW Signs onto Brief in Support of International Students' right to experiential learning.

Protect Yourself Against Scams

The U.S. Department of State has seen increased criminal activity in which international students and exchange visitors are asked to transfer money to scammers posing as U.S. landlords or government staff.

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

Forms & Handouts

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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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