GW UN 360

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UN 360 provides GW full time undergraduate students and current graduate students an exclusive opportunity to learn about the work of the UN and its partner organizations as they work together to support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program includes a semester-long series of site visits, lectures, and workshops in Washington DC and New York City. Through this experience, students will deepen their understanding of the work of the UN and its partners, connect with professionals and alumni in the field, and explore career possibilities within these organizations.

Accepted undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in CCAS 2190 1 credit course. Graduate students are ineligible to receive credit but are responsible for completing all assignments. 

GW UN360 will be paused for the 2021-22 academic year. This means we will not be accepting applications or selecting a cohort of students for this academic year. During this time, the program will be refreshed and revised to ensure an outstanding experience for GW’s globally minded students.


A committee consisting of members of the Center for Career Services will review applications and select participants. Selection criteria considered include:

  • Eligibility (You must be a currently matriculating undergraduate or graduate student in order to apply for this program. Undergraduates must be full-time students taking 17 credits or less. Part-time undergraduate students, exchange students, recent graduates and full time GW employees are ineligible* for this program)
  • Academic standing (participation is contingent upon maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)
  • Disciplinary standing (the selection process will contain a review of non-academic disciplinary conduct records as maintained by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities)  
  • Demonstration of your academic and professional goals
  • Quality of writing and interview responses

*Note: GW faculty & staff taking classes or enrolled in a degree program at GW- your primary designation in Banner must be "student" in order to be eligible to submit an application.

Program Information

Participants are required to attend all mandatory orientations, site visits, lectures, and other activities in both DC and NYC. All students are also responsible for completing all mandatory assignments.

The UN 360 program covers transportation to and from site visits in both DC and NYC. The program also covers lodging, breakfast, and lunch during the NYC site visits.*

*Students cover their own transportation to and from New York City and all dinners. If you believe you may need financial assistance for travel to and from New York City, please apply for aid by completing the Financial Need form when submitting your application. 

Past UN 360 site visits in NY and DC have included:

American Red Cross | Oxfam | Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) | UN Headquarters | UNICEF | United Nations Foundation | US Mission to the United Nations | World BankWorld Food Programme (WFP)


UN 360 Student Testimonials

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If you have further questions about the UN 360 program and the application process, please contact us at [email protected].