Student Resources


The Africana Studies Program works with the George Washington University to offer resources to make the undergraduate experience as productive, supportive and enjoyable as possible.

Students talking at an Africana Studies event

Gelman Library Africana Collection

The Special Collections section of GW’s Gelman Library has collected and preserved primary source materials and other resources pertaining to African American history and culture. 

Browse the Africana Collection


Student Groups

Students can engage with GW’s on-campus student associations related to Africana Studies:


Study Abroad

In keeping with the global emphasis of the Africana Studies Program’s course material, most students in the major have studied abroad in Africa or other parts of the diaspora. In particular, SOAS University of London is a popular choice among GW students. SOAS is one of the world's leading institutions in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

Visit the GW Office for Study Abroad


GW Resources

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

Blackboard Syllabi Repository
Visit the online repository of syllabi to help inform decisions about course registration.

Receive a tuition discount if you are a current undergraduate GW student enrolling in a GW graduate program.

GW Libraries
Explore on-campus libraries and online research databases such as JSTOR. 

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.

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.)

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.

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.