Study Abroad Requirements

For more information on GU Approved Study Abroad opportunities, please visit the Office of Global Education (OGE) website.

Please see our Study Abroad Guide for other non-approved programs.

Study Abroad Requirements:

It is required that students complete the Spoken Arabic requirement as well as First and Second Level MSA before studying abroad.


* Must have 3.0 GPA.
* Must meet with an International Programs Advisor in the Office of Global Education, Car Barn 210, 202-687-5867

* Must meet with Director of Undergraduate Studies and their academic adviser.

 Application Requirements:

* Application Form
* Proposal
* TWO recommendations
* Personal Statement
* Transcript(s)

Application requirements must be complete!

For more information please contact:
Office of Global Education, Car Barn 210
Ph: 202-687-5867
Fx: 202-687-5944

It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the Arabic Department and the Office of International Programs regarding transfer of credits well before travel abroad.

Coursework completed at an approved overseas site can fulfill a variety of requirements, as well as free electives. Some courses are taught in English; however, one Arabic course per semester is mandatory.

Before initiating the application process, students and advisers should identify remaining degree requirements by reviewing degree audit through Student/ Faculty Access+. Students should be encouraged to pursue coursework in areas that distinguish the particular institution selected.

All overseas courses to be transferred toward the major should be pre-approved by the Arabic department on the study proposal.

Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. A maximum of 16 credits/5 courses per semester are transferred to the Georgetown degree. No more than 10 courses for the full year are transferred.

Upon return, students’ progress in Arabic will be assessed via examination of their academic records and/or departmental proficiency exams.

Georgetown -Sponsored Programs:

Study in rabat (IES), Morocco

American University of Cairo, Egypt

CIEE Amman, Jordan: Arabic Language Program

CIEE Amman, Jordan: Language and Culture Program

SFS Program in Doha, Qatar

Summer in Alexandria, Egypt

Summer in Doha, Qatar

Non-Approved Programs:

For other programs, please see the list by country at the bottom of our study abroad page.