Global Bachelor's Program

The Global Bachelor's Program banner, from the Office of Study Abroad

The GW Global Bachelor's Program is an exciting opportunity to make study abroad a central part of your undergraduate degree. The Global Bachelor's Program is designed for top students in the Columbian College, Elliott School and the School of Business to spend multiple semesters abroad as part of their GW studies.

Participants will leave GW with significant international experience having explored and learned to adapt to diverse social, cultural and academic situations in at least three countries. Students will study their own major from leading scholars and teachers at GW and abroad and will encounter a broad international perspective. They will learn how to communicate with others from diverse cultural backgrounds while establishing a network of colleagues around the world. Successful completion of the program will earn students a Global Bachelor's designation on their GW transcript.

The Global Bachelor’s program is open to Columbian College students studying in the majors listed below. Students in other majors may apply and petition to be included in the program. Applications are accepted during the Spring semester of a student’s freshman year.

  • Anthropology
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

For more information about the program, please visit Academic Advising.

Inside GW's Global Bachelor's Program

Read GW Today's piece about this innovative academic program.