International Summer Program (English for Academic Purposes)

General

Program Description

GW Pre-College Program Response to COVID-19

We hope you all remain healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. We have made the very difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Summer Exposure and Summer Immersion residential programs for the health and safety of all members of the GW community. However, we will be offering the College Intensive program online.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for international students who speak English as a second or additional language to equip students with an academic skillset that will benefit both educational and professional aspirations. Undergraduate and Graduate students wishing to improve their English academic writing, research and communication skills are invited to enroll in EAP courses.

Two EAP programs are offered during the Summer Term: Summer EAP for GW Degree-Seeking International Students and EAP for Visiting International Students.

Tuition & Fees

These tuition rates are for matriculated students only.

The rates below reflect 2019 rates. 2020 fees will be released in early Spring.

Undergraduate (6 credits required)

  • Two 3-credit EAP courses: $6,993.00
  • One 3-credit EAP course and one 3-credit non-EAP course: $8,491.50

Graduate (3 credits required)

  • One 3-credit EAP course: $5,130.00
  • Two 3-credit EAP courses: $7,182.00
  • One 3-credit EAP course and one 3-credit non-EAP course: Tuition will vary by school

Student Association Fee

  • $3.00 per credit hour

Books and supplies are not included. Fees will apply for any additional credit hours taken and for courses with labs.

Housing (Optional)

  • On-Campus Shared Housing: $1,965.00

Students requiring summer housing should complete the Summer EAP Housing Request Form, found in the Summer EAP Enrollment Packet (PDF), and return to Summer and Special Programs by May 1. Housing for families cannot be accommodated.

Housing rates include accommodation for the duration of the official program dates only.

Dining (Optional)

Dining Plan: $1,754.61

Please note that GW does not have a traditional dining hall. This amount is an estimate of the cost of dining on GW's campus for the duration of the program, and will not be charged to student bills. Students have the option of placing funds on their student ID card (GWorld card) during the program.

Additional Fees

GW/AETNA Health Insurance: $305.00

Students will be automatically billed for summer insurance coverage for the duration of the program dates. Students who have comparable policies and wish to waive out of this requirement should contact Student Health Services.

Visiting International Students Tuition & Fees

If you're a student from a partner institution, contact us to confirm rates.

The rates below reflect 2019 rates. 2020 fees will be released in early Spring.

6 Credit Hours

(2 courses, 6 weeks, undergraduate or graduate students)

  • Tuition (6 credits): $10,140.00
  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Program Fee: $265.23
  • Student Association Fee: $18.00
  • Housing (optional): $2,084.00
  • Estimated Dining Costs*: $1, 681.50
  • Health Insurance (requires proof of coverage to waive): $310.00

Program Total: $14,548.73

*Please note that GW does not have a traditional dining hall. This amount is an estimate of the cost of dining in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the program, and will not be charged to your student bill.

3 Credit Hours

General Study (1 course, 6 weeks, graduate students only)

  • Tuition (3 credits): $5,079.00
  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Program Fee: $265.23
  • Student Association Fee: $9.00
  • Housing (optional): $2,084.00
  • Estimated Dining Costs*: $1,681.50
  • Health Insurance (requires proof of coverage to waive): $310.00

Program Total: $9,419.73

*Please note that GW does not have a traditional dining hall. This amount is an estimate of the cost of dining in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the program, and will not be charged to your student bill.

Explanation of Fees

Tuition: GW Summer tuition does not include the cost of books. Additional tuition would apply to students taking more than the number credits listed. Additional lab fees may apply for some courses.

Application Fee: Non-refundable fee that covers application and visa processing.

Program Fee: Non-refundable fee that covers extracurricular programming, including off-campus trips and other professional, social and cultural events.

Student Association Fee: This fee pays for student access to on-campus facilities including the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, Gelman Library and the Marvin Center.

Housing: On-campus, shared housing is optional for the duration of the program specified. The General Study program cost estimate above is for one 6-week summer session (additional costs apply to students staying on campus for both sessions). Limited housing options are available in Session I.

Health Insurance: Students requiring F-1 visa sponsorship must have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements mandated by the Department of State. All other GW-sponsored students will be automatically enrolled and billed for GW's 6-week summer health insurance plan. Review information on GW’s health insurance plan and the waiver process through Medical Services.

Visa Requirements for International Summer

International Summer programs are open to qualified visiting international undergraduate and graduate students. GW sponsors eligible students for the F-1 student visa for full-time summer study in International Summer programs.

F-1 Visa Process

To study full time at GW during the summer, international students must have an F-1 student visa. Full-time enrollment is defined as registration for a minimum of 6 credits for undergraduates or 3 credits for graduates in one 6-week summer session. Enrolling in the U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era program constitutes a full-time course of study for a 2-week duration.

For Students Requiring Sponsorship

GW will sponsor student visas for full-time study in the General Study, Research Experience and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era program. If you are receiving GW sponsorship for the F-1 student visa, you must document that you have sufficient funds to support your studies in order to receive an I-20 form, by submitting the Visa Application and Financial Certificate. This I-20 form must be submitted with your visa application to the U.S. Consulate.

For Students with Sponsorship by Other Universities

Students who are enrolled in another US university program on an F-1 visa in spring, and who will continue studying at that same university in fall, can study at GW on their current F-1 visa. Students in this situation are eligible to study full time or part-time.

Current F-1 students whose I-20s will expire or whose college/university programs will end before enrolling in the International Summer program must obtain an I-20 from GW for their summer study.

B-1 & B-2 Visa Process

Students may not study under a visitor immigration classification if their main purpose for being in the country is to study at the George Washington University for the summer. If travel or tourism is the predominant reason for temporarily residing in the U.S., students may be able to participate in the summer program. However, it is recommended that all students who are participating in a 6-week program are to apply for an F1 Visa.

If you are currently in the U.S. on a visa other than the F-1 visa, you may be eligible to participate in the International Summer Program, depending on your immigration status.

Other Visas (J-1, H-1, H-4, etc.)

If you are currently in the U.S. in a different non-immigrant category you may be eligible to take summer courses at the George Washington University depending on your immigration status.

If you have any questions about your immigration status, please contact us; we're happy to help.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

We offer a variety of on-campus courses during the summer, as well as study abroad opportunities, in-depth institute courses, flexible online and evening classes and programs for visiting internationa ... Read More

We offer a variety of on-campus courses during the summer, as well as study abroad opportunities, in-depth institute courses, flexible online and evening classes and programs for visiting international and high school students. Read less