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The University Writing Center
The GW Writing Center is a welcoming academic environment where all members of the GW community can receive free, dedicated attention to their writing and research projects. The Center’s trained undergraduate, graduate, and faculty consultants represent a broad multidisciplinary range of expertise and can work with writers from the very early stages of brainstorming, through drafting and revising, all the way to polishing for publication. Rather than providing proofreading and editing, the Writing Center helps people become stronger editors of their own work and strengthen their abilities as writers.
GW Tutoring Initiative
The GW Tutoring Initiative provides free peer-to-peer tutoring services and resources to all GW students in a wide range of undergraduate courses. A student has 10 free hours of one-on-one tutoring to use each academic year and unlimited group tutoring and drop-in sessions.
ESIA Peer Advising
In addition to the advising from the professional academic advisors, the Elliott School offers supplemental advising from Peer Advisors to ESIA undergraduate students.
GW Library Guide for International Students
This guide is an introduction to GW Libraries for International Students.
GW Library Events
GW Libraries sponsor a wide variety of events for students throughout the semester.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
GW’s EAP program teaches credit-bearing academic writing and oral communication courses to international students. The overarching mission of the program is to socialize international students who speak English as a second or additional language into our academic discourse community by helping them build an academic skill set that will benefit them in their GW coursework and professional career.
Global Resources Center (GRC)
The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with specialized resource centers. The interdisciplinary collections include five specialized collections: the China Documentation Center (CDC); Okinawa Collection / Japan Resource Center (JRC); Taiwan Resource Center (TRC); Resource Center for Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe (REECE); and Middle East and North Africa Resource Center (MENA).
Disability and Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) at GW recognizes disability in the context of diversity. DSS works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff across the campus to foster a climate of universal academic excellence, while also promoting disability culture and GW’s broader diversity and inclusion initiatives.
International Services Office (ISO)
The International Services Office is the first stop for the GW international community and will help eliminate administrative challenges when studying in the US. The ISO provides immigration advising, support services, advocacy, training and cross-cultural education to enhance the experience of GW international students, scholars and their families. The ISO advocates on behalf of international students in the university community, particularly through the GW Committee for International Student Success, while working to ensure individual and University compliance with federal laws and immigration regulations.
Visit the MSSC for center for cross-cultural communication and community building for all ethnicities and backgrounds; MSSC often hosts activities and sponsors many university-wide events.
The Colonial Health Center provides easy access to medical care and is staffed by medical providers with training, experience and a deep commitment for service to college health.
Mental Health Services
The Colonial Health Center offers counseling and mental health services to students in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Mental health professionals support students’ psychological and emotional development and wellbeing by collaborating with students to overcome challenges and difficulties.
GW Mental Health Services: International Student Group
Thursdays 11am – noon, Colonial Health Center at Marvin Center, Ground Floor
International students may face challenges while pursuing their degrees, including: homesickness, loneliness, or difficulty finding new friends. They may struggle with language issues or academic concerns, frustration while navigating a new city and university, the stress of family expectations, and discrimination. The International Student Group provides a safe place for students from all countries to discuss their experiences and to meet others who can relate to their challenges.
Health Promotion and Prevention Services
Health Promotion and Prevention Services at GW serves to educate students, so that they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding substance-related behavior and other wellness issues.
Colonial Central houses Office of the Registrar (registering for classes and obtaining transcripts), Office for Student Financial Assistance (apply for aid or loans to cover GW’s cost) and Student Account Office (help with the online billing system).
Tech Commons is a centralized, convenient location for GW students, staff and faculty to receive in-person technology assistance from knowledgeable staff.
Office of Off Campus Student Affairs
Center for Student Engagement houses the Office of Off Campus Student Affairs, which provides resources to students when searching for housing off-campus. They provide a Guide to Living Off campus, with leasing guidelines, apartment search checklists and more.
Center for Career Services_ International Student Assistance
The Center assists international students seeking part-time opportunities, internships, Curricular or Optional Practical Training, or employment, within the limitations of U.S. immigration and labor regulations.
International Student Career Ambassadors
GW’s International Student Career Ambassador (ISCA) Program provides peer-to-peer career advising for all international students, including graduate/professional students across all degree programs.
Tax Department- International Students:
International persons receiving income from GW (i.e. employment wages or salary, stipend, scholarship, fellowship, or award) should arrange with the Tax Department to complete the appropriate tax forms.