photo: Students Walk to class, horizontal line, outlines of the George statue, GW gate, and tempietto

Current Students

Elliott School students are service-oriented, civically-engaged, and internationally–minded. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Elliott School provides diverse learning experiences that prepare you to address global challenges and questions in ways that go beyond single disciplinary perspectives.

The Elliott School is leading the way in the training of ethics and practice to produce the next generation of leaders in international affairs. Through experiences in and outside of the classroom, you are trained and prepared to show employers not only what you know, but what you know how to do. 


"My career goal is to work for the UN or Department of State. Eventually, I hope to serve as an elected official. I chose the Elliott School because, after visiting several schools in the area, I felt this was where I fit in."

Camisha Johnson

MAIA Student
International Security Studies and Conflict Resolution 


Student Advising Services

While students are responsible for determining their schedule and meeting all degree requirements, an Academic Advisor can help you with:

  • Learn and understand your degree requirements

  • Navigate course options, programs and other learning opportunities

  • Plan for a study abroad experience

  • Monitor your progress towards graduation

  • Utilize other campus resources

  • Successfully complete your degree


Graduate Advising Appointments Undergraduate Advising Appointments



photo: Taking place in Kenya, GW student Francesca Diggs stands in the middle of a group of over 50 children in front of a school bus. The children, who are waving and smiling with excitement, are wearing vibrant green and red traditional uniforms. Behind them is the serene, vast landscape of Kenya



International Internship Grant: A Reflection by Elliott School Student Francesca Diggs

Since 2012, Children Peace Initiative has been working with remote communities in northwestern Kenya to resolve conflic between feuding pastoralist tribes by engaging their children in peacebuilding programs that depend upon inter-ethnic friendships. Through this fellowship, I have been able to travel to these villages and interview beneficiaries to monitor and evaluate impact. The stories I've heard from children and their families reflect that CPI's peacebuilding model has not only developed enduring friendships, but has completely transformed these communities so that they depend on each other to share resources, services and markets. I am gaining invaluable experience working on the ground with stakeholders and hearing their stories.

Elliott School Affiliated Student Organizations

  • Delta Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Sorority

  • Elliott School Peer Mentors

  • Graduate Student Ambassadors

  • Graduate Student Forum

  • International Affairs Review

  • International Affairs Society

  • LATAM @ GW

  • No Lost Generation–GWU

  • Organization of Asian Studies

  • Organization of International Development

  • Professionals in Europe, Eurasian, and Russian Studies

  • Sigma Iota Rho

  • Strategic Crisis Simulations

  • Women in International Security–GWU

How to Report a Bias-Related Act

Diversity and inclusion are crucial to an educational institution's pursuit of excellence in learning, research, and service. We strive to build a community of respect for all community members.


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