Global Education (Study Abroad)

Office of Global Education

The Office of Global Education (OGE) is the primary point of contact for undergraduate study abroad programs. Students, parents, faculty, administrators, and international partners may contact OGE for information and advice about global study options, as well as for student support while overseas.

Craig Rinker Director of Global Education

Deborah Brown

Global Education Advisor

Danielle Edmonson

Global Living & Learning Programs Manager

Marina Elias

Resident Director for Georgetown Programs in Salamanca, Spain

Aileen Evans

Global Education Information Manager

Ana Flys Resident Director for Georgetown Programs in Madrid, Spain
Susan Hochreiter

Assistant Director of Operations and Administration

Sarah Mournighan Senior Global Education Advisor & Incoming Exchange Coordinator
Arelis Palacios

Senior Associate Director of Programming & Advising

Erin Pendle

Global Education Advisor

Mia Pezzanite

Global Living and Learning Programs Advisor

Annette Kuroda Russell Global Education Advisor
Jason Sanderson Assistant Director of Curriculum Integration & Assessment
Gregory Spear

Assistant Director of Global Living & Learning Programs

Karen Wardzala

Associate Director of Finance and Business

Georgetown supports full integration into the host university’s academic environment by encouraging students to directly enroll in local university courses overseas when possible. For this reason, students of Western European languages (including French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese) joining direct matriculation programs are required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in their host-country language.  A number of programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Europe are designed to facilitate the study of language, culture and area studies. In addition, several overseas programs focus on specific academic areas such as classics, business, health, regional politics, and community-based learning.

Further program and application information can be accessed at on the Office of Global Education's website.

The Office of Global Education is charged with the administration of undergraduate credit-bearing programs for students pursuing degrees in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown College and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) or from another US University are eligible to apply to Georgetown’s Global Living and Learning Programs (semester and summer), and Georgetown's campus at SFS-Qatar.  For all other semester and full year study abroad programs, SCS students should work directly with their academic advisors to identify appropriate opportunities to study overseas.

Academic Regulations

For more information on academic policies and regulations related to study abroad and the Office of Global Education at Georgetown, please review the Study Abroad portion of the Academic Regulations section of the bulletin here.

Financial Notes

In most cases, study abroad fees are comparable to a semester or academic year at Georgetown University.  Students pay Georgetown University full tuition for study abroad during the semester and academic year.  Cost of living overseas will vary depending on the city and country in which the program is located.  Financial aid may be applied to Georgetown-approved programs and approved Independent Petition programs, and students should consult the Office of Student Financial Services for details on their individual financial aid package.  Fees for Georgetown's summer Global Living and Learning Programs are determined on an annual basis and include tuition, room and partial board, program-organized excursions and mandatory supplemental health insurance.  Airfare to/from the program location is not included.

Georgetown Global Living and Learning Programs

In addition to a range of partnerships throughout the world, Georgetown's Office of Global Education coordinates Global Living and Learning Programs (GLLP).   As natural extensions of Georgetown University, GLLP embodies Jesuit values of reflection, service to the community and intellectual inquiry while challenging students with perspectives from beyond their home campus experiences. Each program is staffed with at least one Georgetown faculty or staff member, who helps bridge the gap between the familiar and unfamiliar by fostering a shared community experience that emphasizes both academic and personal development.

A signature element of Georgetown's GLLP is greater interaction among faculty, staff and students through academically rigorous courses, shared meals and the opportunities these provide for developing interpersonal relationships, and faculty-led extra-curricular activities and excursions. Students on GLLP programs have the opportunity to engage with the local community as well as US-based faculty members. Likewise, faculty members gain new insight into their discipline through increased access to international faculty and are able to bring their international experiences into the classroom and their future work with Georgetown students. Students, instructors and staff all commit to participating fully in each other's academic development and personal growth. Similar to the Living and Learning Communities on Main Campus, those abroad seek to enhance the overall educational experience of participants while maintaining the traditions of the Georgetown University academic experience.

Villa Le Balze, Fiesole, Italy

In December 1979, the University was deeded Villa Le Balze, a villa just outside of Florence. The mansion and grounds have been named the Charles Augustus Strong Center in memory of the father of the donor, the Marquesa Margaret Rockefeller de Larrain. The formal opening of the academic program in Fiesole was in January 1981. Presently, the University offers many programs of study at the Villa. During the fall and spring semesters of each academic year, approximately twenty-five students live in the Villa and with Italian families nearby, and study the art, history, and literature of the Italian Renaissance. Students also take courses on Italian language and culture. During the summer months, approximately twenty students from Georgetown as well as other schools, go to the Villa to study various Italian topics. Students interested in the Villa Le Balze programs should visit the Villa’s website, https://villalebalze.georgetown.edu, e-mail villainfo@georgetown.edu, or call (202) 687-5867.

Georgetown Summer Programs Abroad

Georgetown University offers short-term study abroad options through OGE. Most programs are open to both Georgetown and non-Georgetown students. The large majority of these programs are designed and led by Georgetown University faculty, who accompany students overseas, teach or supervise instruction at foreign host universities, plan and lead cultural excursions, and provide ongoing logistical support to students. Programs run from two to eight weeks between May and August and offer from three to twelve semester credits.