Georgetown East Asia Center

Georgetown University was designated in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education as an East Asia National Resource Center. On this site you will find the various activities that we are engaging in related to teaching, research, and K-12 and community college outreach. For all who have an interest in East Asia, we are confident that you will find in these activities something that enriches your own learning experience on Asia!

The Title VI funding for a comprehensive East Asia National Resource Center at Georgetown University facilitates activities that enrich the university community, its students, and its faculty as well as those in the broader Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. These activities include:

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships for graduate students
  • Advanced language offerings to enhance training programs that contribute to the pool of graduates with advanced East Asian area and language expertise
  • The Public Health in Asia Initiative that will build a network of scholars, policymakers, and clinicians to address public health issues in the region
  • An enhanced East Asia section of the University's main library to meet the needs of students, faculty, community college teachers, and other community members
  • The Asia Scholar Access Pass which affords area educators the use of Georgetown's language labs and library as well as opens Georgetown events to pass holders
  • The Asia on the Hilltop professional development seminar series open to 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
  • A high school essay contest on topics related to East Asia
  • The East Asia Weekly Review Podcast by Asian Studies Director Victor Cha
  • Downloadable teaching guides and other online resources for East Asia
  • A busy schedule of various events and East Asia-themed social gatherings

If you have any questions or want to become involved, please contact Kat Harrington, Events & Outreach Coordinator, at