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 Custom Programs

Brasilia without Borders students in Annapolis

Brasilia Without Borders

In partnership with the Government of the Federal District of Brasilia and the Washington, D.C. community, the George Washington University welcomed the Brasilia Without Borders program to our campus in 2014. The program combined academic study with experiential activities and site visits that offered participants an up-close view of the inner workings of the institutions and organizations of our city.

Ameson Graphic

Ameson Program

GW's Pre-College Program has worked with the Ameson Program, allowing students the opportunity to enroll in two college-level courses, earning 6-7 undergraduate credits. Our programs prepared our students to take an active role solving world problems through programs that promote leadership and citizenship through internationalized curricula, civic engagement, service learning and research.