Georgetown University

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of Georgetown University

Campus Overview

Students are drawn to Georgetown's high academic ranking as well as the picturesque campus on the Potomac River. The combination of one of America's oldest and most prestigious universities, and the excitement of life in Washington D.C., creates a unique experience for students to learn and thrive.

Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021 (Georgetown University)

Residential Tuition: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Extended Commuter Tuition: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Commuter Tuition: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Georgetown University building during summer
Tuition:

Residential Price: $4,998*

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398*

Commerter Price: $2,798*

Dates:

July 25, 2021 August 6, 2021

Location:

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Testimonials

  • What I liked most about Summer Springboard was the opportunity to make lots of new friends while getting a broader overview / strengthening skills in my academic track.”

    Kathryn K.

  • I have to say that the program achieved exactly what I was hoping for. It opened the mind of my child to different professions and fields of study. He's considering participating next year also!

    Anca P.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Georgetown University campus area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible.

Each afternoon in our summer program on the Georgetown University campus, we break out into small groups based on your academic program. During this time, students will dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors and professional experts. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that DC has to offer.

Architecture

Architect drafting blueprint

Are you considering a career in architecture or design? The Summer Springboard architecture course for high school students introduces architectural ideas, design principles, and methods of exploring problems of the built environment in a collaborative studio setting.

Excursions may include a tour of Healy Hall. Healy Hall, Georgetown’s flagship building, was also built between 1877 and 1879, though it is in the medieval Flemish Romanesque style rather than the Victorian. Its architects Paul Pelz and John Smithmeyer also designed the Library of Congress. Healy Hall was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

students on university campus

Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas of business and finance.

Last year students got insight from the Better Business Bureau. Kelsey Coleman, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, shared the importance of integrity and performance in business.

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Computer Science

Girls coding at Thunkable offices

Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? This program challenges students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions. Students will be exposed to the whole cycle of product development from database architecture and APIs to debugging.

Excursions may include startups and other technology companies in Washington D.C.

The curriculum is tailor-made to the skills of each individual student so beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome.

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Medicine

students performing CPR on dummies

Our summer medical program for high school students gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.

Last year students went to the Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center. The Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center provides one of the most innovative educational environments in the nation. Here, students supplement their classroom learning with comprehensive clinical exposure, feedback, and evaluation that prepare them to become both technically adept and compassionate caregivers.

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Psychology & Neuroscience

Artificial intelligence, processing neurological data, brain

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Whether you are interested in the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience. 

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Trial Law

law student in judge's robe

This program introduces students to vital techniques that are used by trial lawyers throughout the United States. Real world experts will share their knowledge about Trial Law and students will hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.

During the program, students will meet with legal professionals to gain insight into their daily activities and learn more about their career journeys. This will be a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and get exposure to a “day in the life” of legal and judicial experts. Excursions include the United States Supreme Court.

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Activities & Trips

Since we are based in the capital of the United States, this program combines visits to important institutions and historic landmarks with activities on the campus of Georgetown University. Students have the chance to explore the upscale neighborhood of Georgetown and also visit the must-see tourist sites in Washington DC. In addition, student will enjoy the major attractions in the region. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

  • Students visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
  • The Washington Monument
  • the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
  • Teens enjoying a beautiful day in busy Georgetown.

Monuments & Museums

Discover awe-inspiring monuments & memorials found only in Washington, DC. We'll spend a day exploring must see sights including monuments and memorials along the National Mall, photo stops at The White House and Capitol Building, and student’s choice at the Smithsonian museums.

Georgetown, DC

Enjoy a vibrant campus life that is shaped by Washington, DC’s attention to cultural and community experiences. The neighborhood is a charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. There are numerous shops and top-rated restaurants. A favorite is Georgetown Cupcakes!

Six Flags America

Six Flags America is DC's Thrill Capital featuring more than 100 exciting rides, shows, and attractions. Experience its brand new ride: Firebird, a new type of roller coaster with incredible twists, drops and inversions, all while seated in state-of-the-art floorless trains.

Track-Specific Excursions

In order to take full advantage of everything Washington, DC offers, each academic program may take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Visits may include: World Bank, Supreme Court, National Institutes of Health, lobbying firms, and more.

Student Life

Georgetown University is located in the heart of Washington D.C., just minutes away from some of the most famous landmarks in the country. In addition to the numerous upscale shops and restaurants in walking distance, the embassies of many countries are located there too.

  • high school students walking on campus of georgetown university
  • Georgetown dining hall
  • Georgetown student center
  • Georgetown student center outside

Housing

Just like a college student at Georgetown University, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet.

Even though you’re away from home, your Resident Advisor (RA) lives just down the hall and is there for anything you might need, and to ensure your safety and security. In addition, RAs create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Yale. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

During your Summer Springboard program at Georgetown University, you will live in a residential college on campus. All residential colleges have 24-hour security and use electronic key cards to enter gates and entryways. Georgetown Security is available 24 hours a day and actively monitor the campus.

Campus Director, Joyice Harris

Joyice Harris currently serves as the International Training & Education Graduate Program Coordinator at American University where she supports graduate students along their academic journey from matriculation to graduation. She has also worked as a Secondary English Teacher and as an English Adjunct Instructor in various academic roles such as graduation counseling, student advising, and curriculum development. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Warner University and a M.A. in English Education with a concentration in Secondary Grades from Piedmont College.

Facilities

Our Georgetown summer program for high school students will be based on the Main Campus. Students will have access to the libraries, sports fields and nearby museums.

Dining

Most meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from our dormitory. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in and around Washington D.C.

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