On January 27, 2017 the White House issued an Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States.” While we continue to work to understand the full range of impacts, we are advising members of our community from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen legally residing in the United States to avoid travel outside the U.S. during this period and consult an immigration attorney if travel is required.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
To see President DeGioia's message regarding the Executive Order, click here.
For updated information regarding the Executive Order, please visit the NAFSA: Association of International Educators travel advisory website.
For resources and services (i.e. list of immigration attorneys), click here.
OGS Community Values
The Office of Global Services 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.
International students and scholars are invited to contact OGS in the following ways:
Appointments: Appointments are made for specific times with specific advisors. If your discussion involves changing status, extensions, a reduced courseload, or any other complex situation, please make an appointment online.
Walk-in Advising Schedule: Walk-in consultations are for quick 10-15 minute discussions on student issues. Scholars may use this time to request travel signatures. Assistance provided on a first-come-first-served basis with the IS Advisor on duty.
Walk-in Schedule During the School Year:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Summer Walk-in Schedule:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.