International Student Resource Library

The ISO and GW provide a wide range of support services and information for international students and scholars. This resource library was designed to support members of our international community during all stages of their time at GW. From new student resources to academic and career services, you'll find helpful information, tips, and links in the library below.

Arrival Resources

ISO Welcome Guide

The ISO Welcome Guide, created by the International Student Community Ambassadors contains the top need-to-know information for international students upon arrival in DC!


Transportation Resources

Learn all about how to get around campus and the Washington, D.C. area. Whether you're looking to metro, bus, bike, walk, there area many options for you to get around.


All About Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a city rich in culture and history. In addition to being the seat of the U.S. Government, the city has a vibrant identity which you can explore and enjoy during your time at GW.


Nearby Hotels -Foggy Bottom

Looking for a place to stay near Foggy Bottom? This list of nearby hotels can be helpful for your temporary lodging needs and for any family or friends who may be visiting you here in DC.


GW Resources

Center for Career Services

The GW Center for Career Services offers comprehensive career development, experiential education, student employment services and resources for GW degree-seeking students, alumni and international exchange students.


The GW Writing Center

The GW Writing Center offers free, peer-based support to students and faculty from across the university. Clients participate in one-on-one sessions with student consultants on their projects at all stages of the writing process. 


Academic Commons

 Academic Commons is a “one-stop shop” for academic resources and services across the university. GW offers a wide range of academic support, offered by a variety of departments and divisions.


Digital News Subscriptions

GW offers full online access to The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal to current students, faculty, and staff. This access is in addition to the thousands of resources available through the GW Libraries.


GW Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) is a multidisciplinary, integrated, student healthcare service that provides outpatient confidential, student centered care in an accessible, safe, culturally sensitive, and supportive environment.


Campus Libraries and Resources

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) provides many of the services and resources you need to be successful in your teaching, learning and research endeavors. 


GW Campus   Maps

GW is composed of 3 campuses across the DC area. GW provides thorough campus maps for the Foggy Bottom Campus, the Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.


Office of Advocacy & Support

The Office of Advocacy and Support provides trauma-informed and healing-centered confidential support to GW students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking. 

Housing Resources

ISCA Housing Guide

The International Student Community Ambassadors (ISCAs) developed the ISCA Housing Guide for International Students to help orient students to the apartment search in the DC area. The guide contains helpful tips on apartments, neighborhoods, and what to know during the rental process.


Off Campus Student Resources

The Office of Off-Campus Student Affairs (OCSA) extends community building and learning beyond the campus of the George Washington University by providing resources, services, and programs designed to assist and guide students in navigating the process of moving from residential living on campus to independent living in the surrounding community.


GW Campus Living 

The GW Office of Campus Living and Residential Education provides on-campus housing for Undergraduate students at GW. The CLRE team supports all aspects of residential living; creating safe, supportive, and inclusive communities where all residents can feel at home. 


Finding a Home

Finding a home in the District of Columbia can be an exciting, yet stressful process. The  Office of Off-Campus Student Affairs has compiled resources that  will help you make a decision on which neighborhood will become your new home. 

Safety and Security

Tips for Avoiding Scams

Learning how to stay safe includes keeping your personal information securely stored and knowing how to spot possible scams. This page will help you understand how to avoid scams and tips for taking care of your information.


GW Police Department

The George Washington Police Department (GWPD) provides residential hall security and patrol services on GW's campuses, coordinates safety and security for on-campus special events, and offers crime prevention education to the GW community.


GWIT Phishing Resources

By applying cybersecurity best practices, we can collectively contribute to the security of our campus community. GW IT is here to support you with resources and guidance to ensure that our digital landscape remains resilient.


ACLU's Know Your Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) provides information and resources for you to know your rights and understand how to react if you're stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or the FBI.