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New Eligibility Requirements Enforced for SFS Spanish Proficiency Exam

By Mia Abatecola October 6, 2023

The Spanish department has implemented new and more rigorous eligibility requirements for students hoping to take the School of Foreign Service Oral Proficiency Exam. Up until this semester, any student...

FILE PHOTO: JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA| The Medieval Studies program will expose students writing a thesis to diverse cultures through a mandatory senior seminar starting next fall.

Medieval Studies Renamed to Reflect Global Approach

By Afua Nyantakyi April 5, 2019

The medieval studies program was renamed the global medieval studies program as it diversifies its curriculum by including countries outside Western Europe, director Sarah McNamer announced in a March...

Fairness Lost in Translation

By The Editorial Board April 13, 2013

The Walsh School of Foreign Service is perhaps best known among students — aside from the grueling Map of the Modern World course — for its intense language proficiency exams. And while fluency in...

Language Standards Inconsistent

By Katherine Seevers April 12, 2013

While students in the School of Foreign Service have the shared experience of preparing for language proficiency exams, the nature of the exams varies vastly from one language to another. The SFS worked...

Gen Ed Adds Missing Link

By The Editorial Board October 23, 2012

As Georgetown reexamines its general education requirements for English, the proposal under consideration entails an obligatory first-year writing seminar and a broader array of options for fulfilling...

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