Summer Springboard program for high school students in Georgetown area of Washington DC

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.


Residential Tuition:

Commuter Tuition:


Session 1:
June 23, 2024 July 5, 2024

Session 2:
July 7, 2024 July 19, 2024


Georgetown Neighborhood
Washington, DC


  • 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. 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, Digital Art, Athletics, College Admissions, Life skills, and Service Learning) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's authentic self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

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.

Excursions at Georgetown – Last year students connected with a cutting-edge startup, visiting a dynamic maker space to explore its inner workings. They witnessed the creation process firsthand and learned about business operations.

This summer students will have the unique opportunity to meet with the founders and CEO of Dos Toros, exploring the intricacies of business operations. They’ll gain insight into expansion strategies firsthand at the new DC chain. With over 14 years of experience and 12 chains nationwide, Dos Toros promises invaluable insights into the world of entrepreneurship!

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Emergency 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.

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.

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International Relations at Georgetown

Are you interested in learning how the world works, what causes war, and the conditions of peace? This summer, immerse yourself in international affairs by learning how the world works. You will receive an introduction to the world of politics and the social-historical impact of global development by exploring topics such as foreign policy, international Law, diplomacy, human rights, and environmental issues, among others.


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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.

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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.

Excursions at Georgetown – Students will have the chance to witness the inner workings of justice firsthand by visiting the D.C. Superior Court and observing multiple trials. They’ll also explore the renowned American University Washington College of Law (WCL) and embark on an adventure to a Maryland courthouse. It’s an opportunity to dive deep into the world of law and gain invaluable insights!

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Middle School Business

Students in this program will become part of a new company they devise and will work in teams on various aspects of the new business. The program culminates in a Shark Tank-style pitch presentation with industry veterans as their potential mock investors.


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Middle School Medicine

This program provides middle school students interested in pursuing medicine with real hands-on experience where they can build a set of medical skills at an early age.

Imagine being able to set a splint, stop a bleed, and perform CPR as a middle school student! Students will learn medical techniques through age-appropriate simulations and guided lessons. In addition, they’ll work with small groups to research a patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on findings, and develop a treatment plan


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Middle School Trial Law

georgetown law center

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.


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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, students 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, Moot Courtroom, 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


Students live in the South west Quad, next to the Lee O'Donovan dining hall. Students will live in an air-conditioned double room with one roommate. Floors are gender-separated, with two shared bathrooms on each wing. Staff will be living down the hall should you need anything.

Leo O'Donovan dining Hall (Leo's) allows students to interact with their fellow students and get a taste of college life. Leo's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and accommodates a variety of dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.


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 monitors the campus.


Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges, and high-speed wireless internet throughout.

The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


Most meals will be eaten at Leo's which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and accommodates a variety of dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in and around Washington D.C.

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.

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