Sydney Harbor Opera House in Australia


Georgetown University has a rich history of academic engagement across East Asia and the Pacific, encompassing faculty and student exchange and strong institutional ties.

The Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service offers a master's degree in Asian studies and is home to a National Resource Center for East Asia. In January 2016 Georgetown launched an Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues, a university platform for research, teaching, and high-level dialogue among American and Chinese leaders from the public sector, business, and the academy that addresses common challenges facing the global community. The Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language programs within Georgetown College encompass language, literature, and cultural studies. Georgetown Law's Law-Asia Center promotes scholarly exchange and joint research with colleagues across the region. The China Forum  for Civilizational Dialogue, a collaboration between Georgetown and La Civiltà Cattolica, convenes Chinese academics and public figures with international partners to discuss common challenges at the intersection of culture, ethics, and global society. Alongside Europe, the Asia-Pacific region is the second most popular destination for students and faculty. Two of Georgetown's most active international partners are Fudan University in Shanghai, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Sophia University in Tokyo, a fellow Jesuit institution.

Tiny island in the South China Sea

In this Philstar article, Filipino Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez reflects on his conversation with School of Foreign Service students after e-visiting their class to discuss the role in international law and diplomacy in South China Sea disputes.

M.A. in Asian Studies
The School of Foreign Service sponsors this M.A. program. Participants study core disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as they relate to Asia.
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
This graduate certificate program is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service. Participants are required to demonstrate proficiency in a language indigenous to Asia and to complete five relevant courses.
Bilden Asian Studies Fund
With the generosity of Georgetown University graduates Philip (F'86) and Patricia (C'85) Bilden, the Bilden Asian Studies Fund allows the Center for Security Studies to support faculty research and teaching, host policy discussions, and educate…