Events & Programs

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: *beginning September 13* Wednesdays during the Fall semester 

Where: Marvin Center, 5th floor lobby

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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


International Coffee Hour

What: Meet the staff and researchers of the Gelman Global Resources Center (GRC) in the Gelman Library. The GRC offers students a plethora of international literary works, resources, and friendly staff and students to help you through your academic career! 

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Where: Gelman Library, 7th floor, suite 708

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 


Check out the GRC website for more information. 


Chinese Fest

What: A celebration of Chinese culture! Join the ISO and CSSA for an evening of Chinese foods, tea, games, and activities such as Chinese calligraphy and origami!  

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where: Kogan Plaza, in front of Gelman Library (2121 H St. NW)

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Want more information on the GW Chinese Students and Scholars Association (GWCSSA), check out their Facebook page


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

What: International Students will learn how to implement an internship or job search and how to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization. Co-sponsored by the ISO.

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Where: Marvin Center, Room 307

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Center for Career Services website  


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

What: Students will learn to identify strategies for a successful job search in the U.S. and how to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. Co-sponsored by the ISO.

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Where: Marvin Center, Room 309

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 


Center for Career Services website 


Tour of George Washington's House (Mt. Vernon Estate) 

What: Take a tour of George Washington's home and farm! The tour includes the house, guest rooms, and historical significance of the estate. After the tour, wander the estate to learn about Washington's lifestyle, farm, and what life was like back in Washington's lifetime. 

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Where: Mt. Vernon Estate (Virginia)

Time: Bus departs Marvin Center at 9:30 a.m.; Arrive at Marvin Center 5th floor at 9:00 a.m. We will return by 1:00 p.m. 

*registration is required as there are limited tickets and bus seating!! 


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