Exchange Students

Incoming Exchange Programs

The Office of Study Abroad’s Inbound Exchange Program fosters academic immersion via direct enrollment in our university from one of over fifty higher education exchange partners around the world. The exchange model provides an enriching cultural experience in Washington, D.C.

Exchange Student Housing

GW's Exchange Student Housing Application for the Spring 2024 semester will become available starting in mid-November.

Exchange students are not required to reside on campus during their time at GW. 

There is extremely limited single-unit room availability and we will be unable to accommodate requests for private bedrooms. Students will be assigned randomly based on the availability of rooms throughout campus. 

Before completing an application, students must create a UserID. It takes 24-48 hours for the application to become available after a student has created their UserID.

Students who wish to live on campus will submit a housing application through Campus Living E-Services. The application will ask questions about lifestyle preferences (bedtime, study hours, cleanliness, etc.). Students are not able to make building or room preferences and are not required to have a meal plan. Exchange students will be housed in upperclass residence halls.

Exchange students may request specific roommates on their housing application but must have a mutual pairing in order for the request to be considered. Additionally, exchange students are able to participate in Gender-Inclusive Housing, should they wish to do so. Roommate requests are granted when space is available and the requests are mutual. Campus Living and Residential Education will do its best to accommodate any roommate requests; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do so.

Students who have a need for a housing accommodation should review the Disability Support Services Housing Accommodation Policy and register with DSS prior to applying for housing.

Assignments will be emailed to students at their GW email address on a rolling basis. Students will also be able to log onto Campus Living E-Services to view their housing assignment and roommate information. After that, they are able to cancel per the cancellation policy in the Housing License Agreement.

Due to the unique nature of their assignments, exchange students are not able to use the online room swap portal and should email us at [email protected] if they are interested in a room change. The ability to change rooms is limited based on the number of open spaces currently available on campus.

If you have any questions regarding the Exchange Student Housing Application process, please contact our office or the Office of Study Abroad.