The Elliott School of International Affairs

Building Leaders for the World

The Elliott School of International Affairs prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. Our position in the heart of Washington, D.C. enriches our teaching and research by giving our students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through our doors on a regular basis.

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Welcome to the Elliott School of International Affairs

“Every success story start with a dream. Here at the Elliott School, we are dedicated to transforming those dreams into reality through our world class education and focus on diverse perspectives in the field of international affairs…”

Explore the ways we prepare our students for meaningful careers in international affairs.

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Elliott Alumni on Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Elliott School alumni, Aya Kantorovich BA '16 earned a spot on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2024. She was one of four GW alumni recognized in a GW Hatchet article.

Kantorovich graduated from GW with bachelor’s degrees in finance and international affairs in 2016 and currently serves as a co-CEO of Fractal — a platform that manages trading of digital assets and cryptocurrency — after co-founding the company in 2022.

"125 Years 1898-2023 Teaching International Affairs" Logo for the 125th anniversary on a dark blue background.

Read the 2022-2023 State of the School Annual Report

The Elliott School's “State of the School" is an annual report that communicates important initiatives, emphasizes faculty research and the student experience, details career outcomes and hiring data, and highlights notable alumni and philanthropic activities.