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We facilitate undergraduate credit-bearing study abroad opportunities. Serving Georgetown College, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the McDonough School of Business, and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, we send approximately 900 students abroad to earn academic credit in over 50 countries.

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Stories Beyond the Hilltop

  • Which Direction Is the Subway?
    December 13, 2018
    While visiting an unfamiliar scene, whether a new city or a house party full of strangers, most people fall within two categories. Those in the thought camp of “I don’t know anyone; I have no idea who I might see here again” are generally conservative in their behavior, avoiding embarrassing accidents or outbursts in the […]
  • Gracias a Dios for Tortilla
    November 20, 2018
    ¿Un huevo…cada mañana? my host mom said with a look of shock on her face, “No, tal vez dos o tres días cada semana mi niña.”   I had been warned by the orientation packet that I so scrupulously read that breakfasts in Spain ranged from small to non-existent, and I probably should have been […]
  • When a Face Becomes a Friend
    October 31, 2018
    Its isolation from the rest of the world drew me to New Zealand. Two adjacent islands floating in the south Pacific, near enough to Australia that many domestic phone plans support calls to the larger country, but still at a distance that does not cater well to international weekend excursions. While my classmates based in […]
  • No Pasa Nada
    October 30, 2018
    “No pasa nada” is hands down my favorite phrase that I hear on a regular basis in Spain. And it’s one that I have heard at least once if not quite a few times every day. When you’re a foreigner taking 5 classes in Spanish and trying to navigate the intricate differences between a foreign […]

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