EVENTS & PROGRAMS 

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:

1.    Orientation and Adjustment

2.    Immigration Support

3.    Professional and Career Support

4.    Social and Cultural Exchange

SPRING 2020 EVENTS!

Sign Up for Orientation Week Events Here!

Speak with Confidence: Project Your Voice With Your Eyes

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, January 14

Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

On-Campus Employment Workshop 

What: Join the ISO and ISCAs to learn about the benefits of working on campus, hear testimonials from international students who currently work on campus, understand the immigration requirements to work on campus, and obtain valuable tips and resources on how to get your campus job!

When: Wednesday, January 15

Time: 1pm - 2:30 pm 

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Project Your Voice With Your Eyes

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, January 17

Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

International Students Mocktails Social       

What: Enjoy the beautiful view of D.C. from the City View Room, feast on food, drinks, and music from all over the world, meet the International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA), learn about several international student organizations, and mingle with new and current GW students from different parts of the globe. Guess what? We have LOTS of cool prizes to give away, so don't miss out!

When: Friday, January 17       

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Where: City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW, 7th Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Focus Words

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, January 21

Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Lunar New Year Celebration

What: Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the GW community. This will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize and network with students, faculty, and community members with an interest in East Asia. Please join us for delicious food and entertaining student performances, as well as the lucky raffle for special prizes!

When: Thursday, January 23

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm 

Where: Science & Engineering Hall Lower Level

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Speak with Confidence: Focus Words

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, January 24

Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Rhythm

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, January 28

Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

How to Search & Apply for Jobs Workshop

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCA) for this workshop about the job search process. We will discuss useful tips and share resources on how to effectively search and apply for jobs and internships.

When: Wednesday,  January 29

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Rhythm

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, January 31

Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Linking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Tuesday, February 4

Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Rate & Pausing, Syllable Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Rate & Pausing, Syllable Stress

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Thursday, February 6

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Linking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Friday, February 7

Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)  Workshop 1

What: 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, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Wednesday,  February 12 

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Intonation, Word Linking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Intonation, Word Linking

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Thursday, February 13

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop 1

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

When: Tuesday, February 18

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Body Language, Visuals

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, February 19

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Post-Graduation Work Authorization (OPT, STEM, H1B, and Beyond) Workshop

What: Join the ISO and immigration lawyers from the greater D.C. area to learn about non-immigrant visas (OPT, STEM, H1B) that allow U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

When: Thursday, February 20

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm 

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

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Speak with Confidence: Speech Sounds, Body Language, Visuals

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Thursday, February 20

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Speak with Confidence: Voice, Slang & Humor Presentation and Interview Skills

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

Ace Your Interviews Workshop

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and ISCAs to learn about effective communication strategies that will increase your confidence and help you stand out at job interviews.

When: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center 309

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Speak with Confidence: Voice, Slang & Humor Presentation and Interview Skills

What: Speak with Confidence is an academic skills workshop series designed to improve the oral academic English skills of GW international students who speak English as a second or additional language.

When: Thursday, February 27

Time: 5pm - 6:30pm

Where: Gelman Library, Room 218A

No Registration Required

 

International Students Tax Workshop

What: Join the ISO and the GW Tax Department to learn about how to correctly file your taxes as an international student. 

When: Thursday, March 5

Time: 11am - 1pm

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

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J-1 Employment & Academic Training Workshop

What: This workshop is for J-1 international students and scholars only. Join the ISO to learn about employment and academic training opportunities on and off campus as well as how to maintain your status while working. J-2 work authorization procedures will also be discussed.

When: Wednesday,  March 11

Time: 11am - 12pm

Where: Marvin Center 310

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Networking 101 Workshop

What: Join the ISO, Center for Career Services, and International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) to learn about the #1 U.S. job search strategy: networking!

We will help you identify strategies to develop your verbal communication skills so that you can effectively promote yourself to potential U.S. employers. We will also discuss tips for networking online, particularly on LinkedIn.

When: Tuesday, March 24

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm 

Where: Marvin Center 309

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6th Annual International Student & Alumni Networking Night

What: The International Services Office, Center for Career Services, and Office of Alumni Relations invite all international students to the 6th Annual International Student-Alumni Networking Night.

You are invited to attend this special event for international students to network with alumni who attended GW as international students, and are now employed in the U.S. and abroad. Learn from alumni who successfully managed a U.S/home country job search and learn about strategies and opportunities to aid your professional and career goals.

When: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 7pm - 8:30 pm 

Where: City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW, 7th Floor)

Attire: Business Professional

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Culture & Language Exchange - China

What: Are you interested in learning Chinese? Are you curious about the beautiful Chinese culture and traditions? Have you ever wondered what an adventure it would be to study in or visit China?  Join the International Services Office (ISO) and Office for Study Abroad (OSA) for Culture & Language Exchange - China!

At Culture and Language Exchange - China, you’ll get to enjoy delicious foods, learn and practice speaking Chinese, discover exciting Chinese traditions, and connect with international and domestic students who are from China, have studied in China, or are interested in learning more about China.

We invite you to join us on this exciting adventure to discover China! 

When: Friday, March 27

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Where: GW Textile Museum (701 21st Street NW) 

Register on Handshake 

 

International Students Masquerade Ball 

What: The ISO is proud to invite you to the first ever GW International Students Masquerade Ball. We invite you to come enjoy a wonderful night of food, drinks, live performances, music, and dancing. Come dressed in your formal suit or dress and a masquerade mask. Event details are below.

When: Friday, April 10

Time: 9pm - 12am 

Where: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

Dress Code: Formal with a Masquerade Mask

Cost: $10 

Stay tuned for registration and ticket purchase details!

 

The International Services Office & International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings Volunteer Program

What: The International Services Office and International Monetary Fund are proud to invite you to volunteer for the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where leaders from more than 180 countries come together at the IMF Headquarters in Foggy Bottom to work through some of today’s most challenging issues. 

As a volunteer, you get to experience the most significant multilateral events in the world and play a valuable role in the success of each session. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with registration, being a mic runner during seminars, collecting data, greeting guests/providing directions, and attending the volunteer appreciation event with IMF Managing Director, Madame Christine Lagarde.

When: Mon April 13 - Sun April 19

Stay tuned for application details!

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop 2

What: 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, you should plan on attending this workshop to better your understanding of how to obtain work authorization while on an F-1 visa.

When: Wednesday, April 15

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center 309

Register on Handshake

 

Culture & Language Exchange - Brazil

What: Are you interested in learning Portugese? Are you curious about the beautiful Brazilian culture and traditions? Have you ever wondered what an adventure it would be to study in or visit Brazil?  Join the International Services Office (ISO) and Office for Study Abroad (OSA) for Culture & Language Exchange - Brazil!

At Culture and Language Exchange - Brazil, you’ll get to enjoy delicious foods, learn and practice speaking Portugese, discover exciting Brazilian traditions, and connect with international and domestic students who are from Brazil, have studied in Brazil, or are interested in learning more about Brazil.

We invite you to join us on this exciting adventure to discover Brazil! 

When: Friday, April 17

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Where: GW Textile Museum (701 21st Street NW)   

Register on Handshake

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop 2

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

When: Tuesday, April 21

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)

Register on Handshake

 

ISO All-Access: Summer Barbecue Party!

What: The International Services Office invites you to take a study break and join us at ISO All-Access: Summer Barbecue Edition!

We invite you to come wrap up the semester and kickoff the summer with the ISO at our Summer Barbecue Party!

Get a travel signature on the spot, talk with an ISO advisor for as long as you need, interact with an ISCA, play fun summer games, get your dance on to our cool summer playlist, enjoy yummy barbecue foods, and so much more!

Take a break! Bring a friend! Join US!

When: Wednesday, April 29

Time:1pm - 4pm

Where: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom (Third Floor)

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