The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to improving the student life experience of all GW international students and scholars through programming and hosts ~80 events each academic year.

The ISO’s Programming is intentionally built around the 4 major need areas of international students, which include:

 Orientation and Adjustment

2.    Immigration Support

3.    Professional and Career Support

4.    Social and Cultural Exchange


The International Services Office (ISO) is committed to providing support and resources to all GW international students and scholars during this stressful time. We are HERE for YOU! We invite you to connect with us virtually for the rest of the semester. 


International Student Support Podcast Series

Looking for a fun way to connect with ISO and stay informed? Listen to our podcasts every other Friday at 2pm. We will discuss relevant topics and resources for you, feature amazing guests each week, and share interesting stories from our international students all around the world. If you would like to be featured in our podcasts, please email us at [email protected]gwu.eduSend us an interesting story, something you are grateful for, an accomplishment you are proud of, helpful tips for fellow international students, and many more! Click HERE to learn more!


International Students' Preparedness Kit

Check out the Preparedness Kit created by the International Student Community Ambassadors JUST for YOU! This kit includes useful information to help you navigate covid-19, including necessities to purchase, fun activities to do at home, ways to stay informed, and many more!


ISCA Virtual Advising Hours are LIVE!

Are you stressed about being away from family and friends during this time? Do you need advice on how to deal with covid-19? Connect with the ISCAs! They are international students JUST LIKE YOU and are here to be your friend and help you get through this stressful time. Book a virtual appointment today!


Curricular Practical Training

Do you plan to work off-campus or participate in internships during your time as an international student at GW? If your answer is YES, watch the webinar below to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Watch the CPT Webinar Here!


Optional Practical Training

Are you preparing for employment authorization following completion of your program? If your answer is YES, you should plan watch this webinar to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

Watch the OPT Webinar Here!



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IRS has extended the federal tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15 to July 15. Check out this blog from Sprintax for guidance and tips on filing your U.S. tax returns from your home country. Contact [email protected] with your tax questions!