International Student Resources

GW Resouces for International Students

GW's Committee for International Student Success has put together a guide to resources on campus for international students. This includes different offices and services on campus like tutoring, advising, and guides to the library. Check out the website for GW Campus Resources for International Students!

Speak with Confidence

Speak With Confidence: An Oral Academic Workshop Series for International Students in order to address the program’s learning objective of developing oral communication skills. All GW international students were invited to register for the workshop series, whether or not they were currently taking an EAP course. At each workshop, international students engage in activities like debates, classroom presentations, classroom discussion practice, and even business pitches.

Everyday English Program

The Language Center, in conjunction with the GW Shenkman Career Fund, has developed the Everyday English Program to help GW international students improve their conversational English skills. The Everyday English Program 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. Check out their website to learn more about the program and to sign up for the Everyday English Program e-mail list.

Online Language Resources

Check out the following websites for resources and activities to help you strengthen your command of English vocabulary and structure.

The Purdue OWL

About Education's English as a 2nd Language 

The ESL Listening Lab


University of Manchester Phrasebank

In the sciences and social sciences--when you're reporting on a study--"template" language exists that you can borrow from and then adapt when reporting your methodology, findings, etc. Check out this fabulous "Academic Phrasebank" from the University of Manchester!