GW Summer Response to COVID-19


As the University continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision to protect public health and minimize risk will be our top priority. Based on the continuing impact of COVID-19, among other considerations, courses for Summer 2021 will continue with mainly a virtual operating status. A complete list of courses across disciplines for Summer 2021 can be found on the Registrar site.

While we hope to bring back these programs in the future, the Pre-College and International Summer Programs have been discontinued for Summer 2021. Visiting students may enroll in GW summer courses as non-degree students. Please visit the

Non-Degree website for more information.

Additional information on the University's COVID response can be found on the Campus Advisories website.

Custom Programs

Cyprus 2015 Students

International universities wishing to develop customized summer programs for their students are invited to propose credit or noncredit programs that build on combined areas of expertise and take advantage of the wealth of resources unique to our location.

We offer opportunities for program development in fields as diverse as leadership, international relations, business, the global economy, law, public policy, government relations, biomedical engineering, global health and the arts.

Your students will receive support through an orientation program, registration, advising and assistance with housing and dining. While on campus your students will also enjoy organized programs and exploring the city on their own.

Upon completion of a custom program, students in noncredit-bearing programs will receive a document confirming participation from GW. Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses may request official transcripts for courses taken.

Proposal Requirements

International institutions that wish to create a customized program must first submit a custom program proposal. Proposals from partner organizations should include the proposed topic of interest for undergraduate or graduate students, dates of study (within summer sessions) and co-curricular program components.

Important Dates & Deadlines

International institutions should keep in mind the following dates and deadlines as they prepare proposals:

  • November - January: Custom program proposal suggested deadline
  • December: Summer schedule of classes posted online, International Summer materials mailed for distribution
  • January - February: Informational webinars
  • April 1: Session I student applications due
  • May 1: Session II student applications due
  • April - May: Admission and course registration confirmed; visa documentation sent
  • First day of summer classes: Tuition due

Proposals submitted beyond our deadline are considered based on our ability to accommodate late requests. Contact us to submit a proposal.

Current Custom Programs


Past Programs

Photo of Cyprus students from 2017.

Cyprus Youth Entrepreneurship Institute

This one-week, one-credit program was designed to bring a select group of Turkish and Greek Cypriot high school students to GW for peace building and leadership development.

Photo of students from Cyprus in 2017.

University of York

In coordination with the University of York, GW hosted a two-week noncredit course on Justice, Equality and Policy: A Global Perspective in Summer 2017.