Events & Programs

*Spring 2018* Everyday English

What: Casual gathering of international students and GW staff to talk, in English, about various topics and themes (dating, academic presentations, American slang, etc.

When: Wednesdays during the Spring semester 


January 24, 31 (Marvin Center, room 311)

February 7, 14, 21, 28  (Marvin Center, room 311)

March 7, 21  (Marvin Center, room 311)

March 28 (Marvin Center, room 413-414)

April 4 (Marvin Center, room 301)

April 11 (Marvin Center, room 413-414)

April 18 (Marvin Center, room 311)

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Want more information on English and foreign language services? Visit the GW Language Center website. 


International Student Alumni Networking Night 

What: A special event for international students to nework with alumni who attended GW as internatoinal students and are now employed in the U.S. and abroad. Learn from alumni who successfully managed a U.S./home country job search about strategies and opportunities to build your professional future. Co-sponsored with Career Services Council, Center for Career Services, International Student Community, and Office of Alumni Relations. 

Date: Thursday, March 1

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom  




ISO All Access

What: The ISO will host a half-day event for international students to obtain a travel signature, ask immigration questions with ISO advisors, meet with GW Tax representatives, and take a break from classes with games, snacks, and chatting with the ISO staff and International Student Ambassadors!

Date: Friday, March 2 

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.; *Tax Department will be available from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. only 

Location: Marvin Center, room 309 


International Student Tax Workshop 

What: Tax workshop hosted by the GW Tax Department explaining how international students, if necessary, should file taxes in the U.S. 

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m 

Location: Marvin Center, room 307 

Miss the workshop? Find the PowerPoint slides HERE (Forms and Publications/2017 International Student Tax Workshop). 


Communication and Culture in the US Workplace for International Students

What: Develop effective communication skills to succeed in the U.S. workplace. Identify cultural expectations and discuss typical interactions you may encounter in U.S. internships and jobs. Program followed by ASK*

Date: March 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  

Location: Marvin Center, room 302



Staycation Events

What: The ISO has planned events during the week of Spring Break for students who are remaining in D.C. during the break.

Activities: click on an event to register! 

Monuments by Moonlight - Tuesday, March 13 (meet in Marvin Center at 4:45 p.m.; group will depart Marvin Center at 5:00 p.m.) 

U.S. Bureau of Printing & Engraving tour - Thursday, March 15 (meet in Marvin Center at 11:30 a.m.; tour begins at 12:30 p.m.)

Potomac Heritage Trail Hike - Friday, March 16 (meet in Marvin Center first floor lobby at 9:30 a.m.)

Newseum Tour - Saturday, March 17 (meet in Marvin Center at 10:00 a.m.) 



SEVP Special Report Webinar

What: The ISO will be hosting a live viewing of the webinar presented by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. If you are a F-1 student and are currently participating in or thinking of applying for Practical Training, this webinar will be beneficial for you! 
Webinar Overview: 
The webinar will introduce the SEVP Portal, which is scheduled to deploy on March 23, 2018. During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss how to create an SEVP Portal account and how to navigate the portal.
Date:Tuesday, March 20
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Marvin Center, Amphitheater (3rd floor) 



Basket Ball Night - Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets 

What: The ISO International Student Ambassadors will be leading a group of students to watch the Washington Wizards take on the Denver Nuggets! Each student will get to arrive early at the Capital One Arena to watch the Wizards team warm up on court AND receive a FREE Wizards T-shirt! 

Date: Friday, March 23

Time: Game begins at 7:00 p.m.; meet in Marvin Center 5th floor by 4:45 p.m. to watch the Wizards warm up

Location: Meet at Marvin Center 5th floor at 5:00 p.m.; arrival to Capital One Arena by 5:15 p.m. to watch the team warm up



South Asian Heritage Celebration: Keynote Address

What: Join the ISO, MSSC, and other GW departments and students groups for this keynote address with Valarie Kaus to kick-off the programming lineup of the South Asian Heritage Celebration. 

Date: Monday, March 26

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, GW School of Media & Public Affairs Building 


Nowruz Celebration

What: Join the Iranian Students Association to celebrate the Iranian New Year, Nowruz! This formal event, co-sponsored by the ISO, will have live music and dance performances by GW student groups, open dance floor with live DJ, and traditional Iranian foods - you won't want to miss out! The event is free for all GW students, faculty, and staff with a valid GW student/employee ID. 

Date: Friday, March 30

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, City View Room 


International Women's Day Banquet

What: The ISO is co-sponsoring the Lambda Pi Chi's 8th Annual International Women's Day Banquet! This sorority brings together GW women of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures to celebrate females leaders making a positive impact on GW's campus. This event is a sit-down, buffet dinner style event and pre-registration is required. 

Date: Saturday, March 31

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, City View Room 



i-week (International Week)

What: A week (plus a couple days) full of international culture events! i-week is the perfect opportunity to learn about foreign cultures, languages, and getting to know those who are a part of the international community here at GW. 

April 5

  • Screening of "The Great European Disaster" + Pizza by GW European Horizons, District House B114 @ 8:15 - 10:00 p.m.
  • International Food Night: Visit Kogan Plaza and travel the world with your taste buds! The Korean Students Association, GW Mexican Students Association, and GW Arab Students Association will be offering traditional foods and drinks from their country. Kogan Plaza, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

April 10

April 11

  • Let's Speak in Spanish! Language Social, Duques Hall 6th floor lounge @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

April 13 

  • Cherry Blossoms Picnic and Career Advice, meet in the Science & Engineering Hall @ 2:30; walk together to the Nat'l Mall for a picnic under the cherry blossoms (International Student Career Ambassadors)
  • Bollywood Dance Workshop, Marvin Center 5th Floor Activity room @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. by GW Desis
  • Open Mic Night and Dinner, Marvin Center Continental Ballroom @ 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. by the GW Pakistani Students Association


Free Immigration Clinic for GW Student Entrepreneurs 

What: In collaboration with the GW Student Entrepreneur Program, the ISO is co-sponsoring this event. The session will begin with a continental breakfast followed by a 30-minute overview on immigration options for international students seeking to start a business in the U.S. After the overview, students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an attorney from a local law firm for a mini-consultation session.

Date: Friday, April 13

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: District House, B117



How To Reach Your Academic & Career Goals Talk  

What: In light of Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision's emphasis on education and job creating, the SSA and ISO hope to motivate students to reach their potential, raise awareness of valuable resources that are available, and provide an opportunity for all guests to network. Come hear from guest speaker, Dr. Wasif Syed, who is the Found & CEO of Ivy Strategy Advisor, LLC - an educational and leadership strategy consulting firm in D.C. 

Date: Friday, April 13

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Location: Science and Engineering Hall, B1220 



Workshop: STEM, OPT, H-1B & Beyond

What: The ISO will be hosting a guest speaker from the Virginia law firm McCandlish Holton to discuss and guide students, faculty, and staff on the intricacies of STEM, OPT, H-1B and more. 

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom (3rd floor)


*This presentation will no longer be available via WebEx.



Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration: Keynote Address

What: Join the ISO, MSSC, and other GW departments and students groups for this keynote address with Wong Fu Productions on the theme, "SHATTER: Deconstructing the Model" as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration. 

Date: Monday, April 30

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, GW School of Media & Public Affairs Building


Turkish Coffee Hour

What: The ISO will be co-hosting an evening of Turkish culture! Come to experience and learn about Turkish culture including traditional Turkish foods, coffee, and a special appearance of Turkish textiles from the GW Textile Museum archives! 

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 2 

Location: GW Textile Museum 



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