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The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) offers resources to support students and make the academic experience as engaging and enjoyable as possible.



Placement Exams

Students who have not studied a language at GW previously and wish to be placed in a course higher than the introductory level must take a placement exam to determine the appropriate course. For information on the CCAS Foreign Language Tool Exam, visit the Language Center website.



Note: Elliott School students must take a different diagnostic exam as part of the foreign language proficiency requirement.


Auditing Policy

If you are a GW alumnus or alumna interested in auditing some of our classes, please visit this page for details.

GW Resources

Academic Commons
Book peer tutoring or review sessions, research and writing help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more.

CCAS Graduate Student Resources
Find relevant information for Columbian College graduate students, including academic policies, funding guidance and more.

Disability Support Services
Request support or accommodation based on the potential impact of a disability with the GW Disability Support Services office.

Graduate Student Forms
Access forms to help you add or drop courses, transfer credits, request an extension and more.

GW Libraries
Explore on-campus libraries, electronic periodicals and online research databases.

Language Center
Sign up for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, practice with language meet-up groups, take a language exam or talk to someone about waiving language requirements.

CCAS Undergraduate Advising
Get assistance from your Columbian College academic advisor to navigate declaring a major or minor and other academic support.

Writing Center
Make a free appointment to work with a writing consultant on your next project, from the brainstorming phase through drafting and revising.

Korean Scholarships
Apply for the EALL Department’s Sejong Scholarship for Korean Language Studies or the Korean Language and Culture Student Prize.

Center for Career Services
Take advantage of career and job search coaching, self-assessment services, résumé development, networking and more. (Services offered to students and alumni.) If you pursue an unpaid internship, you can apply for the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund.

Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
Search and apply for undergraduate fellowships and research awards.

Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Apply for a fellowship to support a research project carried out over several weeks or across multiple semesters.

Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships
Navigate funding opportunities through available assistantships and fellowships.

Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Awards
Apply for a $500 grant to fund research project supplies, conference travel, off-site archival visits, videography and more.

Student Accounts Office
View current tuition and aid information. Applicants who request financial aid will be considered for all forms of aid available based on criteria including undergraduate GPA, courses taken, recommendations, extracurricular activities and GRE scores.

Student Financial Assistance
Look for scholarships, Federal Work-Study positions, military benefits and other funding assistance.

Student Research Commons
Find paid research jobs, fellowships, seminars and other events available in the GW community.

Undergraduate Research Award
Apply for this $5,000 research award, open to first-years, sophomores and juniors.