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2013 Fall Japanese Language Proficiency Test for SFS students is scheduled for October 22-24. Please sign up by Friday, October 18 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA5A87-2013f1


1. Sign up in an available slot by Friday, October 18 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DA5A87-2013f1 In the comment box, indicate (a) your name, (b) an area of your interest, and (c) e-mail address.

2. On the day before the test, you will receive a newspaper article via e-mail.

3. On the day of the test, report to ICC 306J five minutes before the scheduled start time.

4. During the test, you will be asked to summarize the content of the article, answer comprehension questions, and state your own opinions/thoughts about the topic discussed in the article. You will be allowed to bring a copy of the article to the test.

5. After discussing the assigned article, you will be asked questions about yourself and topics of your interest, including your campus life, field of study, your professional goals, etc.

Good Luck!

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Sign-up for the exam

Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th at 9:00 am-5 pm

Front desk Spanish and Portuguese Department, ICC 470



Tuesday, November 19th, (9:00 am-6:00 pm) 

Thursday, November 21st (9:00 am-6:00 pm) 

Friday, November 22nd (9:00 am- 12:00 pm)

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Upvote our Ideascale campaign to increase study space in the ICC Galleria to make the entrance lobby to our beloved building more usable and student friendly. The more people that Upvote this idea, the better the SFS Academic Council can advocate on your behalf to improve the ICC Galleria.

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ParentsWeekend will be held Oct. 18-20, 2013. If your parents have not yet registered, registration closes on Monday, September 30th. They may register by going to http://sfs.georgetown.edu/events/parentsweekend/.  You'll also find a schedule of events for the weekend here.

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The Hebrew proficiency exam is offered once a semester- this Fall, it will be held on November 4. The deadline for registration is October 11th. Please follow the deadlines and instructions here http://arabic.georgetown.edu/tests/proficiency/

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Need to complete your fall schedule, check out the following courses:
FREN-268 Black Playwrights: French Theater Workshop

CourseID CRN Title
CULP-282 25814 Among the Believers
CULP-291 25561 Engaging Cultrl Plrality:India
INAF-104 11693 Beginners Swahili I
INAF-203 14516 Intermediate Swahili
INAF-227 25260 Modern Jewish Thought
INAF-237 25261 Trbld Rvlry:Hist Jewsh/Cth Rel
INAF-265 25263 Bef&Aft Holocaust:Jews:E Eur
INAF-290 25617 Jewish American Literature
INAF-301 11699 International Affairs Tutorial
INAF-392 23483 Econ Analysis of Sub-Sn Africa
INAF-421 25275 Iran&Roots of Green Movement
INAF-423 11723 Pol of Intrl Religious Freedom
INAF-435 25277 Problems in Multilatrl Diploma
INAF-444 23490 Statecraft and Negotiation
23491 Statecraft and Negotiation
JCIV-199 25699 Intro to Jewish Civ
JCIV-237 25690 Trbld Rvlry:Hist Jewsh/Cth Rel
JCIV-265 25698 Bef&Aft Holocaust:Jews:E Eur
JCIV-349 25694 Jewish American Literature
JCIV-444 25702 Statecraft and Negotiation
IPOL-320 18791 Quantitative Meth:Intrnl Pol
18791 Quantitative Meth:Intrnl Pol
IPOL-334 24168 Just War Theory in the 21st C.

JUPS 400 Sustaining Activism

JUPS 409 Environmental Peacebuilding

THEO-283 Faith, Social Justice, and Public Life 

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A reminder that the deadline for turning in all work for Incompletes from Spring 2013 is September 15th.

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Fall 2013 IPOL Info Sessions

IPOL Information Sessions for the fall semester will be held in McGhee Library.  All students intent on declaring IPOL for a major MUST attend an information session prior to scheduling individual appointments with Dean Arsenault (concentrations International Law and International Security) or Dean Billingslea (Foreign Policy and Policy Processes).  More information about the IPOL major can be found at http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors/ipol/.

Sophomores, the major declaration deadline is Friday, March 1st.

Wednesday, September 18: 10-11

Thursday, 19 September: 2-3

Thursday, September 26: 10-11

Tuesday, October 1: 10-11

Wednesday, 2 October: 3-4

Monday, October 7: 9:30-10:30

Thursday, 10 October: 2-3

Wednesday, October 16: 10-11

Thursday, 17 October: 1-2

Wednesday, October 23: 11-12

Thursday, 24 October: 3-4

Wednesday, 30 October:  1-2

Thursday, October 31: 11-12

Monday, 4 November: 3-4

Thursday, November 7: 11-12

Wednesday, 13 November: 2-3

Thursday, November 14: 11-12 

Wednesday, November 20: 11-12

Thursday, 21 November: 3-4

Tuesday, December 3: 11-12

Wednesday, 4 December: 2-3

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Intro Econ Tutoring

Struggling with that problem set? Well, you're in luck! The SFS Dean's Office and the Economics Department jointly sponsor a tutoring program for principles of economics students, so you can get the help you need at no cost to you! We hold sessions Sundays through Wednesdays in ICC 105 between 8 and 10pm with the following fabulous tutors.


Sunday: Berin Senné (Levinson) and Annalise McGrail (Madigan)

Monday: Alex Cave (Madigan) and Kelly O'Keefe (Levinson)

Tuesday: Anirudha Vaddadi (Diba) and Deep Dheri (Levinson)

Wednesday: Alec Orgera (Madigan) and John Horton (Levinson)


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All seniors are expected to schedule an appointment with their Dean prior to spring pre-registration in order to complete the Application for the Degree and the Senior Review. Pre-registration for the Spring 2014 semester begins the week of November 4th.

1)  Log on to MyAccess to review your transcript and confirm that is complete and accurate.  Your transcript should include all pre-GU credit, (AP, IB, 13th year credit) summer and study abroad transfer credit, and language proficiency if complete.  If any credit is pending, contact your Dean to sort it out.  After reviewing your transcript, log on to MyAccess to review your degree audit and transcript to determine if all coursework has been correctly applied to your degree and major.  If there are discrepancies or adjustments needed, work with your Dean to resolve.

2)  After you have reviewed both your transcript and degree audit, complete the SENIOR DEGREE CLEARANCE FORM and e-mail it to your Dean (a SAMPLE form is attached). You will soon hear from your Dean about scheduling an appointment to complete the Senior Review.  All SFS graduates are required to meet with their Dean to complete the Senior Review which is when you will get written confirmation of final degree requirements.  All Senior Reviews must be complete by October 31st.

3)  Next, complete and submit the Application for the Diploma.  Information on this form is used to order your diploma, for the Commencement Book and the Tropaia Awards Program.  All diploma applications must be submitted by October 31st.
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