New Students

Infographic describing the New International Student Pre-Arrival Process, which includes "obtain I-20" "apply for visa" "visa interview" and "Arrive in Washington DC"

Our diversity is our strength and GW is proud to host over 3,400 students, faculty, and staff from over 130 countries. The International Services Office is the first stop for the GW international community and will help eliminate administrative challenges when studying in the US. As a newly accepted GW international student, you will receive an I-20 from our office. Once you have your I-20 you can apply for your visa and attend your visa interview.  To learn more about what to expect as you approach your arrival in D.C., explore our pre-arrival information and resources below!