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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Join us for Alumni & Families Weekend 2023

It takes place September 29 - October 1, 2023.

All members of the GW community are invited to return to campus for Alumni & Families Weekend 2023 to reconnect with GW alumni, families, and friends, and see what's new at GW!

We’ve got an exciting schedule of events, including reunion celebrations for the undergraduate classes of 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018. We can’t wait to see you there!

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.

Dean Alyssa Ayres with David Gitter, ESIA ’15, at the Elliott School in June 2023.

GW Elliott School receives $1 million gift to advance contemporary China studies

The Elliott School of International Affairs has received a $1 million endowed gift from the Center for Advanced China Research, a Washington DC think tank founded by David Gitter, ESIA MA ’15, to advance contemporary China studies. Resources from the David A. Gitter Endowment for Contemporary China Studies will create an annual fellowship for immersive language study in the People’s Republic of China. 

Dina Biblin is giving to support gifted female students of the Elliott School.

Dina Biblin Gives Back to Move the World Forward

Dina Biblin's life has been shaped by her curiosity and gratitude. As a beneficiary of a full scholarship at George Washington University, she recognizes the transformative impact of education. In appreciation, she supports scholarships at the Elliott School of International Affairs, aiming to empower exceptional female students and contribute to global causes.


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