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In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

In Limbo: The International Experience on the Hilltop

Jetlagged from a 12-hour flight and lugging two 50-pound suitcases behind her, Rachelle Bonja (SFS ’20) had finally made it to the United States. Growing up in Aleppo, Syria, Bonja, arrived alone in Washington, D.C. with no phone, no credit card and no idea how to get to Georgetown University[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
LIANG: Follow Surprising Paths

LIANG: Follow Surprising Paths

I came to Georgetown University unsure what to expect. After a worry-free summer picking berries and making butter in the Black Forest of Bavaria, Germany, I went home for a few days before taking a leap of faith. As an only child, I was used to having all the attention[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Chair Aminatta Forna led students in discussion of national identity and cultural stereotypes in Trump's America.

Panel Reflects on Cultural Stereotypes in Trump’s America

Conversations on nationality and culture must avoid stereotypes and generalizations, argued the panelists at an event titled “Are we the ‘Other’ in Modern America?” led by Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice Chair Aminatta Forna on Nov. 1. The Lannan Center is dedicated to understanding the role of poetry[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Signs Amicus Brief Against Trump Order

Georgetown University joined 30 other U.S. universities on an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court calling for the invalidation of President Donald Trump’s second executive order restricting travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. The Sept. 18 amicus brief is the second signed by Georgetown that relates to the Jan.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

International Students Criticize Lack of Support From Career Fair Companies

International students seeking employment opportunities criticized the Cawley Career Education Center’s Sept. 15 Career Fair for a perceived lack of employers that sponsored work visas for students interested in working in the United States after graduation. Of the 103 companies listed on the Career Center’s website participating in the event,[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Extend Aid to International Students

As campus discourse continues to focus on making Georgetown a vibrant, diverse and welcoming home for all, there is one group that is consistently ignored: international students. The position of international students within the Georgetown community reveals both a weakness in the university’s genuine commitment to diversity and international-mindedness and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Ease International Tradition

On Monday, University President John J. DeGioia issued a statement affirming Georgetown’s commitment to its international students: “Ours is a global community — one made stronger by our religious and international diversity.” DeGioia’s stance is a testament to the fact that international students form the essential fabric of the university,[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
After the dissolution of the Office of International Programs this summer, the newly created Office of Global Education and the Office of Global Services share their predecessor’s rooms in the Car Barn.

OIP Dissolves Into Offices for Education, Services

The Office of International Programs split into two offices this summer — the Office of Global Education, which will manage study abroad and international education, and the Office of Global Services, which will oversee the university’s global engagement and provide services for international students. “This reorganization is the outcome of[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A view of Israel

Leaving Turmoil Behind

For all international students, adjusting to life at Georgetown can pose a significant challenge. But for those who come from countries sprawled across the front pages of American newspapers due to violent protests, devastating typhoons and even a renewed military regional conflict, the shift in lifestyle and experience is even[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide

New Club Goes Brilliantly British

Georgetown seems to have a student group for every culture, from the Caribbean Culture Circle to the French Cultural Association. Last year, however, a group of students founded a club for a culture whose characteristics might not be as immediately apparent. Although the Brilliantly British Club only received Student Activities[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News