National Resource Center

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education designated Georgetown University's Asian Studies Program as the National Resource Center for East Asia. As the only institution in Washington D.C. to receive this honor, our program has provided free East Asia-related educational resources and professional development opportunities to K-12 and community college instructors and students in the broader D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. The funding has also allowed Georgetown University to facilitate activities that enrich the university community and ultimately enhance its understanding of East Asia. These activities include:

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for graduate students
  • Advanced language offerings to improve training programs for the pool of graduates with advanced East Asian area and language expertise
  • The Public Health in Asia Initiative to build a network of scholars, policymakers, and clinicians to address public health issues in the region
  • The expansion of the East Asia library resources to meet the needs of students, faculty, community college instructors, and other community members
  • The Asia Scholar Access Pass to afford area educators the use of Georgetown University's language labs, library resources, and events
  • The Asia on the Hilltop professional development seminar series for area community college and K-12 instructors who are interested in expanding their knowledge on Asian culture, language, art, history, and current affairs
  • Classroom presentations by Georgetown faculty and staff in area schools and community colleges
  • An annual high school essay contest on topics related to East Asia
  • The East Asia Weekly Review Podcast by Asian Studies Director Victor Cha
  • Downloadable teacher resource guides and other teaching materials for East Asia available online 
  • Various East Asia-themed events and social gatherings 

Please click here to visit the Georgetown University East Asia National Resource Center website for more information and a variety of resources open to public.