Academic Support

If you need extra support academically, there are a number of resources: 

  • Professor Office Hours: If you need extra help or just want to clarify information from class, the first place you should go is to the professor who teaches your class. Most professors hold office hours outside of class time, you can find this time by looking in the syllabus or asking the professor. 
  • GW Campus Resources for International Students: This list of resources for international students is regularly updated. It includes academic and language resources as well as student organizations which will help you meet American students and practice English
  • Academic Commons: There are many options for peer-assisted learning across campus. Learn more about working with a Learning Assistant, meeting with a peer tutor, or attending drop-in hours and review sessions.
  • GW Writing Center: The Writing Center operates as a mutually respectful, interactive working environment between writers and tutors. Tutors bring specialized, pedagogical training to help tutors as writers. They engage in conversation to establish, and then work to satisfy, agree-upon goals for each session. Tutors attend to overall writing development, do not offer grading evaluations on specific assignments nor are they responsible for grades received on a given piece of writing. They are able to partner with the writer to identify patterns of error and help build a deeper understanding of grammar, but they will not proofread, line-edit, or “correct” papers. For more information click here.
  • Everyday English Program: The Everyday English Program is designed to help GWU international students improve their conversational English skills. The Everyday English Program is held during the Fall and Spring semesters and is composed of Weekly Conversation Times held every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Marvin Center 5th floor sofa area. Get more information on the program here.
  • Language Exchange: The Language Center hosts this program designed for students who wish to practice a foreign language with other students at GWU. A language exchange involves two speakers of different languages who practice these languages together. Partners have the independence to structure their meetings according to their needs. Click here for more information
  • GW Libraries - International Students: Find information regarding library locations and resources for conducting research as well as contact a librarian with questions. Click here for more information
  • Center for Undergraduate Fellowship and Research: The Center for Undergraduate Fellowship and Research provides students and alumni with information, guidance and support as they learn about and apply for research opportunities and national fellowship competitions. Find more information here
  • Global Resources Center (GCR): 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). Click here for more information. 
  • Disability Support Services (DSS): 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. You can learn more about their office and support services they provide here