For International Students

  • Georgetown University has a goal of building an inclusive environment that welcomes people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. A diverse student body is integral to developing the University’s global mind-set, and Georgetown welcomes students from abroad to join the community of scholars and professionals in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. International students are encouraged to take advantage of the following resources for making the transition from abroad:
  • MBA Communication Tools for Success

  • Success in the classroom and in the workplace depends upon your ability to take in large amounts of information and to understand rapid-fire communication using specific business terminology and concepts. The Georgetown MBA program is pleased to partner with the Center for Language Education & Development to offer a three-week pre-term course, "Communication Tools for Success", which is designed specifically for international MBA students. This courses teaches practical techniques and effective strategies for:
  • reading large volumes of business writing quickly and efficiently
  • understanding rapid speech, unfamiliar accents, and idiomatic language
  • negotiating project ideas and plans with your study group
  • writing clear analyses of case studies
  • researching and presenting a live case study
  • More information about the Communication Tools for Success course can be found here (http://cled.georgetown.edu/programs/professional/premba/).
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  • Financial Aid

  • All MBA applicants, both United States citizens and international students, are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • International students are encouraged to investigate the possibility of aid through their home country’s government or outside agencies. International students may, with a United States citizen as a co-signer or with verifiable assets, qualify for loans through the MBA Loans program or other private loan groups. Information is available at 888-440-LOAN.
  • Find the latest information by visiting the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Student Activities

  • There are numerous organizations available to all students and specific globally focused groups as well. This includes the Middle Eastern Graduate Association, the Asia Business Consortium, the European Business Association, the Japan Club, the Latin American Business Association, and the South Asian Business Association. International student organizations host cultural events and activities, organize trips and outings, and consider the global business opportunities in international markets. All events are open to international students and interested U.S. students.
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