GU Global Facts
Georgetown is home to numerous international students, faculty, programs, and organizations and has hundreds of partners around the globe. Learn more about the university's international profile below.
Faculty, Staff, and Students
Georgetown is home to over 3,300 international students (undergraduate and graduate) from more than 135 countries. More than 400 international scholars are teaching or conducting research at the university. Approximately 57 percent of Georgetown students study abroad during their undergraduate career, and some graduate programs also allow opportunities for exchange or study at overseas partner institutions. Faculty are widely involved in independent, collaborative, and student-assisted research around the globe. Together, Georgetown faculty, staff, and students are engaged in activities in more than 120 countries.
Georgetown's nine schools offer a range of undergraduate, graduate, and executive and professional programs with an international dimension. Georgetown supports over 180 study-abroad programs in 52 countries, among which students can select semester, year, or summer options. The university also offers a variety of shorter-term global experiences for students.
Georgetown's campus in Doha, Qatar, offers the university's prestigious BSFS degree to a diverse student population encompassing more than 45 nationalities. The university also operates an overseas living and learning community in Fiesole, Italy. Students can spend a semester in either location studying the local culture and living in a community with peers. Additionally, Georgetown Law Center runs the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, which brings together faculty and students from 24 world-class law schools to train students in an international legal context. The university also has a number of other presences abroad, including a representative office in China and operations by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development and the Institute for Reproductive Health in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia.
International Partners and Agreements
Georgetown has more than 300 agreements with international partners, which facilitate a range of activities from study abroad to department- and university-level collaboration with institutions overseas.
Student Groups and Activities
Georgetown students are actively engaged in nearly 380 co-curricular student clubs and organizations across the Main Campus, Law Center, and Medical Center. Many of these have a global dimension, such as cultural affinity or diplomacy. The university also supports a wide array of student activities that support global learning, ranging from research and immersion trips abroad to volunteer work with migrant communities in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown has more than 15,000 alumni living and working abroad, many of whom are members of one of 24 overseas alumni clubs. The most significant alumni populations are in Western Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. Alumni have led the establishment of Georgetown foundations in the United Kingdom and Spain.