Educational Resources

WEAI works to create, improve, and share resources for teaching and learning about East Asia.

Asia for Educators

AFE sponsors and supports numerous programs around the country to support education about Asia at both the undergraduate and K-12 levels.

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a nation-wide program, funded by the Freeman Foundation, currently offering seminars and study tours for history, geography, social studies, and literature teachers in forty-six states.

Expanding East Asian Studies

The Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) Program offers innovative course and teaching materials that incorporate the study of East Asia in broad thematic, trans-national, and interdisciplinary contexts.


INTERACT (International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching) is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional and interdisciplinary study.

Inner Asia Curricular Development Workshop

The Inner Asia Curricular Development Workshop at Columbia develops materials for teaching and studying Inner Asia, the lands on the eastern fringe of the Eurasian land-bridge that lie mainly within western and northern China, with Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet at their core.

Global Scholars Program

Through the Global Scholars Program (GSP), undergraduate students explore transnational issues and apply social science research skills in a range of challenging and diverse international contexts. Students conduct fieldwork in one area of the world and then test their findings in additional host countries. Since the inaugural program in 2012, piloted by WEAI, Columbia has expanded upon the program, building on the expertise, resources, and cross-regional networks offered by Columbia’s Global Centers. This program continues through the Office for Global Engagement.