Elliott School of International Affairs

Ambassador Skip Gnehm at a lecture

At GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, our mission is to make the world a better place.

The Elliott School galvanizes global change by educating the next generation of international leaders, conducting research to advance understanding of global issues, and engaging the policy community in the United States and around the world.

We produce informed citizens who are exceptionally committed to advancing the common good and generate new ideas to address the world’s most pressing problems.

You can help us take the next critical steps by making a gift that will transform the school and its programs.

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Elliott School students meet Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Support Students with Global Perspectives

To educate the next generation of global leaders, we must bring U.S. and international students together and provide financial support to those who need it. Funding for scholarships and fellowships will enable us to attract top students to one of the best schools of international affairs in the world. Additional resources will fund study abroad programs, our highly competitive graduate programs, and student research and internships.

Ensure opportunities for all students

Faculty experts teach practical foreign policy to GW students.

Faculty Prepare Students for Global Concerns

The Elliott School expert faculty prepare students for the constantly changing world by combining in-depth analysis with practical applications of today's critical economic, political, scientific, and cultural issues. Our faculty is committed to the comprehensive education of our students, research that examines critical issues, and policy engagement at the cutting edge of global concerns.

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Andres Leon

"The ITIP Award enabled me to intern at the Department of Commerce, where I had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and technical skills I developed at the Elliott School to real-world scenarios. The internship also gave me a clearer sense of my career path and opened doors with prospective employers."

Andres Leon, ESIA '17

ITIP Internship Award Recipient



From Campus Leader to Global Change-Maker: The Audai Shakour Legacy

September 12, 2023

The parents of the late GW alumnus have established a scholarship in their son’s memory to nurture future leaders from GW who share their son’s passion for service.

Dina Biblin Gives Back to Move the World Forward

July 10, 2023

The double alumna created a scholarship for exceptional women interested in international affairs.