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.
July 17, 2022 July 29, 2022
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. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that DC has to offer.
In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Athletics, College Prep and Photography) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
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.
Excursions at Georgetown – 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.
Health is central to who we are and how we function. Consider how poverty, gender, climate change, and corporate environments affect health worldwide and how justice can enhance global health. Learn from leaders in the field to explore the variety of career and academic options available in the field of global health. Think deeper about the broader implications of health as a human right.
Excursions in DC – Students will visit a Global Health Organization or public health center where they can learn first hand about careers in the field. Past students have visited a County Department of Public Health. Interesting and dynamic guest speakers from the global or public health sector share their career path. The purpose of the speaker is to make students aware of career options in the field.
Politics & Public Policy
Immerse yourself in the American political system as you draft legislation to represent your political goals. Use your power of persuasion to convince others of the value of your bill and move it from your committee to the Senate floor. Negotiate with other political parties and special interest groups that are attempting to change or derail your bill and ultimately, a debate and vote will decide if your legislation will become law.
Excursions at Georgetown – Students will have a unique opportunity to visit the Supreme Court. Additional excursions may include visits to a think tank, legislator’s office, or another policy-making organization.
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.
Excursions at Georgetown – Students will visit the United States Supreme Court. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Robinson
Joyice Robinson 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.
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.
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.
Recreational Activity or Academic Excursion
Commuter Students Depart
Extended Commuter Students Depart
Note: Schedule is illustrative and is subject to change. Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.