In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, International Student & Scholar Services has moved to a telework status. Our office remains committed to fully supporting our international community during this period.  We will offer virtual advising during our regular business hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  After hour emergencies should be directed to GUPD at 202-687-4343.

To reach an IS Advisor or staff member, please email the advisor or staff member directly, schedule a virtual appointment, or call 202-687-5867. Students may schedule appointments with any IS Advisor who has availability. For general inquiries, please email

For more information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Georgetown University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center. We also encourage students to check with their home embassies for updated guidance and directives.

Upcoming OGS Events

All Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are scheduled.

Advising, Signatures & Applications

Immigration advising: Send an email inquiry to or schedule an appointment with your dedicated IS Advisor (new window).

Advisor signatures: Schedule an appointment (new window) to obtain a signature for travel (new window)F-1 SSN (new window)J-1 on-campus work (new window), etc.

Off-campus authorizations: Submit application materials by email for CPT, OPT & AT (new window); no paper copies accepted.

Global Hoyas in Washington, DC

Global Hoya Represents International Students at Congressional Briefing 

Kaneemozhe Harichandran
March 13, 2019 – Kaneemozhe Harichandran (GUMC’21), Microbiology (MICB) from India 

Life-saving Device Being Developed by International Grad Student with Heart, Lung Damage

Shavini Fernando
November 29, 2018 – Shavini Fernando (G’18), Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) from Sri Lanka

Georgetown International Students Help Free Wrongfully Convicted Prisoner 

georgetown international students with Torriano Jackson
November 2, 2018 – Julie Fragonas (J-1 Exchange Visitor Program) from France and Isobella Goonetillake (C’18) from the United Kingdom

Videos & Resources

OGS Community Values

The Office of Global Services (OGS) is proud of Georgetown University’s long history of welcoming people from around the world, of its tradition to care for each person according to his or her needs (cura personalis), and of its commitment to safeguard the dignity of all individuals.

International Student & Scholar Services cherishes the diversity of cultural and religious backgrounds and philosophical viewpoints that our international community brings to the University. Each international student and each international scholar is a valued and respected member of our community. Our office rededicates itself to serving and supporting the safety and well-being of all members of this community as they work toward expanding their knowledge and enhancing ours.

We uphold a vision of the United States of America that affirms justice and equality, and one which condemns all acts of hate, violence, and bias which aim to diminish the humanity of a group or an individual. We believe this country’s founding principles endure and enlighten our discourse for all time. We will continue to work toward a world vision that values respect for all people and the talents they bring to our global society.

Archived OGS F-1 & J-1 Student Newsletters