Preparing students to lead in the global marketplace, course offerings and study abroad programs provide international awareness.

Student Life

There are many options to enrich student life at Georgetown University. Undergraduate students are encouraged to supplement their coursework with co-curricular activities that build relationships with fellow students, faculty members, and the community.

Please view the McDonough Global Student Association’s video about international student life at Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations are the stewards of campus life. Ranging from professionally minded clubs to student interest associations, student organizations lead activities and events that add life to the Georgetown experience and broaden the educational horizons of all students.

Students can develop leadership skills through student government by participating in the McDonough School of Business Academic Council. Made up of 12 student representatives, three from each class, the council acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff to enhance the business school experience.

Compass Partners is an entirely student-run company that incubates social businesses and offers unique social entrepreneurial programs. Compass Partners provides consultation, seed funding, start-up resources, and a supportive network to students with innovative ideas to change the world through business. Proud to work closely with the McDonough School of Business, the Compass Partners team comprises nearly 100 students.


Georgetown University provides outstanding campus housing accommodations for all students, including four apartment complexes, 10 residence halls, and 66 townhouses. First-year and sophomore students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program are required to live on campus unless an exemption is granted by the Office of Housing Services. Upper-class students eligible for housing are given preference in selecting apartment and townhouse residences.

Life in Washington D.C.

Living in Washington, D.C., allows students to expand their learning by immersing themselves in the energy of the capital city. Georgetown University encourages all of its students to take advantage of the civic institutions and cultural amenities unique to Washington.  From nightlife to internships at the White House, there is no shortage of things to do in D.C.