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September 27, 2016

Spotlight on Georgetown

Students are drawn to Georgetown University's picturesque campus on the Potomac River. The remarkable combination of one of America's oldest and most prestigious universities and experiencing the excitement of life in Washington, D.C. creates a unique opportunity for Summer Discovery students to learn and thrive.

Here are some highlights from a great weekend of activities according to the campus blog:

On Friday, many students took advantage of an early morning tour of John’s Hopkins University. At the early hour of 7:30 am, they met up and headed to the campus. They had a tour and were able to hear about the programs and opportunities that the University has to offer. They returned eager to share what they learned and excited about their potential futures at the University. In the afternoon, some students went to another shopping opportunity in the area at Tyson Corner Mall.  The mall has more than 300 stores and a number of popular restaurants.  

Saturday was quite a busy day.  In the morning, some students took a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In the evening, all of the students journeyed to National’s Park to see the Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game.  At the game, students enjoyed traditional ballpark treats while watching and learning about the game. They were able to see the Nationals win the game 6-0 with a backdrop of a breathtaking sunset.

On Sunday, students were able to sleep in a little bit later than usual before we left on our whole-group trip to the Baltimore Harbor.  At the Baltimore Harbor, students visited the National Aquarium, had dinner at some great restaurants along the water, and enjoyed street performances from many street performers in the area.  They did all of this while enjoying the beautiful scenery provided by the harbor, including the boats, now strictly for exhibition purposes, that have been there for years.