The George Washington University
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Study Abroad at The George Washington University
GW was founded in 1821, by an act of Congress, in recognition of the vision of George Washington, first president of the United States of America, who wished to found an institution to educate citizen leaders. GW is a world famous private research university located in Washington, D.C. The university has over 26,000 students and 10 undergraduate & graduate schools. These include GW’s schools of Business, Engineering and Applied Science, Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing, the Elliot School of International Affairs, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the College of Professional Studies, GW School of Law and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). CCAS houses the Schools of Media and Public Affairs, the Corcoran College of the Arts and Design, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration).