Perched above the Potomac River, Georgetown University boasts 48 different majors as well as an award winning basketball team. You will live in one of the most upscale neighborhoods of Washington, DC, close to the centers of political power in the nation's capital. Surround yourself in beautiful architecture, vibrant shopping areas, and important monuments in American history.
Early July: June 30 - July 12, 2019
Late July: July 14 - July 26, 2019
Residential Students: $4,998
Includes: all meals, lodging, academic program, field trips, weekend excursions
Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)
Commuter Students: $2,498
Includes: academic program, field trips, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
Excludes: lodging, meals (lunch plan available for $200), weekend excursions
Extended Commuter Students: $3,398
Includes: lunch, dinner, field trips, academic program, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions
Excludes: lodging, breakfast
Academic Exploration Tracks
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 campus area. Whenever possible, Georgetown summer program classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible.
Each afternoon 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.
Business & Entrepreneurship
Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as effective communication, sales and marketing, and financial management will serve you well. These skills let you transform your ideas into a real business that will give you greater control of your destiny. 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.
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.
Journalism plays a vital role in a democratic society. Journalists are the truth seekers who keep our leaders accountable, and they share the stories that affect us all. Dive into this vital field, learn about news, and become a citizen journalist who can produce news on the go. Study journalism with professionals who will share their techniques and thoughts about the future of media. Regardless of what you major in, all students benefit from becoming a more organized, coherent and persuasive communicator.
Medicine & Healthcare
Considering a career in medicine? Thinking about being a pre-med major in college? Do you love biology, are fascinated about the human body, or want a career helping people but aren’t sure where to start? These are big questions that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. 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.
Politics & Public Policy
Government plays a huge role in our daily choices, ranging from the amount of tax you pay for your morning bagel, to the types of medicines you’re allowed to purchase. Understanding the processes behind government work will allow you to work productively toward bringing about effective and lasting change. Learn from experts in the field about congressional campaigns, legislative priorities, and emerging national issues. Explore how America’s changing culture is impacting political movements.
The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and lawyers are on the front lines of defending this right. If you believe that every person deserves the opportunity to receive legal justice, then it is time to start refining your legal skills! 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.
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 White House and Capitol Building, and student’s choice at the Smithsonian museums.
Enjoy a vibrant campus life that is shaped by Washington, D.C.’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.
Recreational Activity or Track Excursion
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Commuter Students Depart
Extended Commuter Students Depart
Georgetown University is a historic neighborhood, and a shopping and entertainment district located on the banks of the Potomac River. 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, Georgetown summer program accommodations will usually be in a twin room with shared community bathroom facilities. Dormitories have air-conditioning and wireless internet access. All floors are gender-segregated and housing is assigned based on our housing survey, student age and geographic diversity.
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 high school summer program at Georgetown, 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.
Georgetown has three campuses: Main Campus, Law School Campus and the Medical Campus. Our high school summer program at Georgetown 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. We can accommodate diets 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 Georgetown.
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.