What's Happening in CGI

Now Accepting Applications

GW nursing students during Uganda trip


The GW School of Nursing Center for Global Initiatives is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 trips. All applications will be accepted through the GW Passport portal until the deadline of Sunday, June 2nd at 11:59 pm. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected] and someone will get back to you shortly. Best of luck with your application!

Fall International Trip Information Session

students pose while on international trip


On Tuesday, May 21st, the GW School of Nursing Community & Global Initiatives will host an informational meeting from 12:00-12:50 pm in Classroom 105 in Innovation Hall. This meeting will cover details on the specific trips that will be offered in the Fall (Cohort 18) and Spring (Cohort 19). This informational meeting is especially important for Cohort 18 as it will cover application details and timelines that are quickly approaching for the Fall programs. If students have questions, they should reach out to [email protected].

Visiting Scholars

Visiting students from Yonsei University, Wonju School of Medicine


Recently, the GW School of Nursing and its Community and Global Initiatives received three nursing students from Yonsei University, Wonju School of Medicine for a two week academic/cultural immersion experience. These students experienced all GW School of Nursing has to offer including simulation, lectures, GW Hospital observation and mentoring from nursing leaders. They also gave a presentation on nursing in Korea, and the differences between the United States and Korean health care system. We wish them safe travels home and look forward to remaining in contact as friends of GW School of Nursing.

Visiting Professor

Dr. Yoko Yamamoto visits GW School of Nursing


Community and Global Initiatives welcomes Dr. Yoko Yamamoto, Assistant Professor from Kobe City College, School of Nursing. She is a visiting scholar at Children's National Hospital who is interested in learning about undergraduate nursing education in the United States. Thank you to everyone for welcoming our international visitor into your classrooms, lab and clinical areas and to those who shared your expertise in online/distance learning and clinical simulation.

International Clinical Opportunities

Each semester, CGI holds informational sessions for students interested in completing clinical hours in international settings. Please feel free to check out our informational session (previously held for Cohort 17 and 18) as well as review the informational flyer. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at CGI by emailing [email protected].

View Informational Session View Flyer

International Volunteer / Information Websites

We often get asked about other non-GW international programs and organizations who provide relief work and healthcare outreach. If you're interested in international medicine and healthcare, CGI has compiled a list of online resources including NGOs, government agencies and academic institutions. Note that this list is not comprehensive but it is a great way to gain knowledge, get involved, and educate yourself.

View Resources