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Professor Mohssen Esseesy and GW students at the Bank Musqat.

Mohssen Esseesy and GW students visit Bank Musqat, where they learned about Meethaq Islamic Banking.


Gifts to the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations support student and faculty research and travel, as well as fellowships and enrichment activities, including visiting faculty lectures and symposia.

Every gift, large or small, furthers our educational mission and cements the Columbian College’s standing as one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts colleges.


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Ways to Give


  • Give online through our secure donation page.
  • Mail your check, made out to "The George Washington University" and with “The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations” in the memo line, to

    The George Washington University
    P.O. Box 98131
    Washington, DC 20077-9756

  • Call the GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations at 1-800-789-2611 to make a donation by phone.

Guoshi Li in Pompeii examining a historical bread oven

Guoshi Li, BA '16, measuring the inside of an oven in an ancient bakery at Pompeii


"Coursework in art history, archaeology and ancient languages at GW and abroad provided me with global and interdisciplinary perspectives. Prof. Friedland’s tutoring and mentorship motivated me to pursue graduate studies and, most importantly, enabled me to think critically [about] why studying ancient cultures matters."

Guoshi Li

BA ‘16, Classical and Near Eastern Studies