Politics & Public Policy at Georgetown

Learn about the role political parties, public opinion, and special interest groups can have on shaping behavior and policies at the federal, state, and local levels

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Georgetown University

Program Highlights

Participate in a Senate simulation where you will champion your ideas and passions into legislation to become law, moving it from Committee to the Senate floor
Learn about the role political parties, public opinion, and special interest groups can have on shaping behavior and policies at the federal, state, and local levels
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,498

Commuter Tuition:
$3,198

Dates:

Session 1:
June 23, 2024 July 5, 2024

Session 2:
July 7, 2024 July 19, 2024

Location:

Georgetown Neighborhood
Washington, DC

Testimonials

  • I liked the sense of community and inclusiveness. I also liked the way the classes were oriented to guide everyone towards success.

    Clarence C.

Course Overview

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.

Meet your instructor

Nicholas Ferroni

Politics & Public Policy

Nicholas's innovative teaching methods and advocacy work have earned him recognition on national platforms like ABC's 'The View,' MSNBC, and The Huffington Post.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


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.

Library in Washington D.C.

Career Exploration


Students will have the chance to explore Capitol Hill, visiting notable places such as the US Capitol and the Supreme Court, among other exciting locations. During last summer's visit to the US Capitol, our students had the privilege of meeting two distinguished leaders: Pete Buttigieg, the United States Secretary of Transportation, and US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.

Their exploration extended to the prestigious EEOB at the White House campus, where they participated in a thought-provoking roundtable discussion with esteemed individuals such as Asma Mirza, the Chief Performance Officer for the State of Maryland, and Dhuah Baig, a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, they had the privilege to engage with a representative from the Domestic Policy Council.

US house of representatives building

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