GW leads area universities in connecting international alumni

With more than 8,500 alumni living and working outside the United States, GW’s international network continues to grow.

But for alumni living abroad, a connection to life in the U.S. can be difficult to find.

GW is proud to offer an exciting new program for these alumni. With a desire to strengthen the international alumni community, GW has partnered with the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce to offer structured networking events.

The events will take place in four major international cities in China and the UK: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London.

Alumni living in these cities will not only have the chance to connect with fellow Colonials, but with professionals who studied in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. These unique events will help alumni build their professional networks abroad, while also reconnecting them with GW.

GW’s Office of Alumni Relations has taken the lead on hosting the gatherings, working closely with university partners on all event details to deliver a standout series of professional development opportunities.

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area is comprised of thirteen universities and one college in the DC area.  Consortium member institutions are public, private, federal, historically black, religious, secular, devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, focused on women’s education and devoted to the arts.

“We are thrilled to offer this dynamic event series,” says Liza Boffen-Yordanov, director of international programs at GW. “We look forward to working with our partners to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for alumni from all schools.”

Partner schools for this program include American University, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, George Mason University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Additional international partners are the American Professional Women in London group and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

These events will take place throughout January 2013 – if you’re living abroad, don’t miss out!

More information about the events is available on the GW Office of Alumni Relations event registration site.

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