General Study Program

International students in a classroom

calendar icon  Session I: May 17 - June 26, 2021 | Session II: June 28 - August 7, 2021

In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. Once you are admitted, our full-time advisor will work with you to select courses that are appropriate for your major and academic background.

In addition to coursework, you will participate in weekly professional development programs and activities that will introduce you to U.S. culture and higher education.    

Choosing a Course

Visit the schedule of classes to explore the types of courses offered.

When selecting a course, keep in mind:

  • Certain courses may not be available to visiting students, such as courses in the Milken School of Public Health or GW’s Law School. Other courses may be restricted by major so please read the notes below each course to find out more.

  • The course numbering system provides details about course categorization.

  • Students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 600 are strongly encouraged to take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

For questions regarding your course choices, please contact our office to speak with an advisor.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

calendar icon  Session II: June 28 - August 7, 2021

Summer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses are a good option for international visiting students interested in developing academic writing, research and communication skills.

Students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 600 (or other equivalents) are encouraged to take at least one EAP course.


Tuition and fees

Tuition & Fees

International Summer at GW students are billed by credit hour for tuition, with additional program-related fees to cover the costs of supplemental aspects of the program.

See all associated tuition and fees
Visa sponsorship

Visa Requirements

Visiting international students not currently studying or working in the U.S. can apply for visa sponsorship to study at GW over the summer.

Learn more about visa requirements
Chat with us via Skype

Skype Chat Hours

Chat hours will resume March 2019.

We are eager to get to know you and answer your questions about summer courses, visa processing, campus life and more. Add gwsummer to your contact list and instant message us during our Skype chat hours. Please note that we follow the university's holiday schedule (PDF).