Georgetown University

Washington, D.C.

Get InfoApply NowSpecial classes in Law & Government, Business & Entrepreneurship, and Leadership2 or 4 Week ProgramsTuition ranging from $2,899 - $8,199For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Photo Gallery
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  • BusinessAmerican Economics and Business Introduction to the principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of economic policy. Economic and business trends are studied including recession, inflation, market fluctuations, and America’s efforts to remain competitive in the global market place. You will also learn how the investment world has been affected by the recent upheavals to classic business models caused by the emergence of disruptive media and technology. Watch the ticker as you create a mock investment portfolio.Strategies of Entrepreneurship Experience an engaging and hands-on opportunity where students investigate all aspects of a real-life entrepreneurial venture, including opportunity recognition, marketing and sales, negotiation, financials, and legal structures; through the lens of their own business ideas.Top
  • CommunicationsIntroduction to Communication Studies and Mass Media An introduction to the major critical and theoretical work being done in the fields of media and cultural studies. Study of modes of media and effects of mass communication, interpersonal processes and communication theory. Varied media including newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, and film are covered.Fundamental Techniques of Debate and Public Speaking This class focuses on the fundamental techniques of debate, verbal and nonverbal communication, delivery styles, audience analysis, speech topic selection, and organizational strategies and methods. A helpful course to overcome speech anxieties and inspire confidence in public speaking.Top
  • English As A Second LanguageESL - English as a Second Language for International Students

    If you want to improve your English language skills, you’ll find this course of special interest. Taught by a certified ESL instructor, classes focus on English grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation skills. Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills by exploring and experiencing the Georgetown campus and the greater Washington, D.C. area.

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  • Government CoursesUnited States Government Through a study of our governmental institutions in action including the machinery of electoral politics, students gain an understanding of our national identity, constitutional heritage, civic values, individual rights and responsibilities. Using the nation’s capital as our classroom, sessions incorporate primary sources, guest speakers, role-playing, debates, and panel discussions to encourage student participation and promote active citizenship in a democracy.Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy Students examine nations as actors in an international system and the forces which act upon them. Topics covered include the balance of power, nuclear deterrence, international organizations, and global pollution problems. Emphasis is placed on the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and current destabilization in Haiti, Somalia, and Rwanda and their impact on foreign policy.Global Leadership Skills and Agents of Social Change

    This course combines pertinent discussions and meaningful, relevant guest speakers who personify strong leadership and bring about social change. Learn and implement global leadership skills in the rapidly changing world of entrepreneurship, non-profits, social media, and global communications. Effective leaders of today must not only be able to inspire, but they must also be able to navigate the fluid realms of social responsibility, sustainability, technology, and business/personal ethics in a diverse global economy.

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  • Law CoursesExploring Law - An Introduction to Careers in Law An introduction to the American legal system and its traditions. This course exposes students to legal skills including legal analysis, negotiation, cross examination, research, and simulated and actual trials. Students meet with representatives of the legal profession including trial attorneys, judges, law students and professors, and the Dean of Admissions of Georgetown Law School. Students also visit an on-going trial.Trial By Jury - Moot Court In Action Students will participate in an intensive mock trial as attorneys, defendants, witnesses, judges and jurors. Topics covered include jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination, objections, and how to introduce evidence. “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury...”Crime Scene Investigation/CSI: Washington Successful CSI utilizes a step-by-step process in the discovery, preservation, and collection of physical evidence. Examine the techniques professionals use to collect and preserve evidence from crime scenes. Learn about crime scene management; diagramming and sketching; photography; fingerprint, trace, physiological and firearms evidence; arson and explosives, and safety issues. Top
  • MedicineExploring Medicine - An Introduction to Careers in Medicine This class combines in-class lectures, presentations and discussions with important field trips. This course will introduce students to a wide range of careers that may include, but not limited to, pediatrics, family medicine, OB-GYN, nursing, plastic surgery, emergency medicine, dentistry and research. Discussions of current medical topics include AIDS and cancer research, genetic engineering and health care reform. Medical preparation and medical practice are explored in this unique and useful pre-college experience.Top
  • Psychology/SociologyIntroduction to Psychology Introduction to the practical applications of contemporary psychology research findings including Learning and Cognitive Processes, Human Development, and Personality. Students discuss elements of learning theory to improve their academic performances, identify interpersonal strategies to assist in the transition from adolescence to adulthood, analyze how behavior shapes and influences the behavior of others, and identify techniques for self-improvement and stress reduction. Controlled experiments are conducted to enhance the classroom experience.Sociology and Society The science of sociology and its organizations. Covers childhood development, family and social relationships, deviance (gangs, drugs, crime), race relations, population explosion, sexuality and gender identification, and large scale social change. Sociological experiments are conducted to enhance the classroom experience.Top
  • SAT PreparationSAT Classroom Course with an Online ACT Boost by the Princeton Review

    SAT Fundamentals Course by the Princeton Review with FREE ACT Prep: For over 35 years, our world-class SAT test-taking strategies have helped students get their best score. We know that great scores take work. That's why we design our courses to be efficient, targeted and strategic so you make the most of every minute you spend prepping. Improving your performance on the SAT comes down to one thing: becoming a better test taker. The Princeton Review can teach you how to crack it.

    Instruction:

    • Two weeks (or three weeks) of in-class prep with an expert instructor plus 140+ additional lessons
    • Online lessons to help reinforce your in-class prep

    Practice Tests :

    • Up to 3 proctored practice tests with detailed online explanations
    • 6 additional practice tests to help sharpen your skills

    Additional Resources: 

    Access to our new Princeton Review adaptive student portal. You can spend your time studying on your unique areas of focus to help you maximize your score

    • Maximize your score with a custom online lesson plan
    • New Student Portal! - 240 drills, 2,000 online practice questions and 140+ video lessons

    The Princeton Review SAT Preparation with Special Summer Bonuses and Year-Round Follow-Up! The world’s best test preparation available this summer continues all year with the following free benefits and courses. During the school year, take advantage of these Princeton Review (TPR) benefits, just a click away:

    • FREE access to our online SAT tools
    • FREE Online Self-Paced ACT Course
    • Access to our best-fit college search program and the extensive admissions/financial resources of PrincetonReview.com

    AND, as part of our Collegewise Advantage, all students enrolled in The Princeton Review course will receive a bonus 30 minutes of consultation time with a Collegewise private admissions counselor, for a total of 60 minutes.

    $595 Supplemental fee includes all online tools, books and classroom materials. Students must bring their own TI Calculator.

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  • WritingEssay Writing Workshop You will write your way to self-discovery as you practice writing the personal essay. This workshop will prepare you for the writing of college application essays, but more importantly, it will arm you with the tools of composing, selecting, editing and reading in the writing process.Academic Writing for International Students Introduces students to the components of the writing process, from generating ideas to drafting and revising. In a workshop setting, students learn to read various texts (which in turn serve as the occasion for their own writing), and to write expository prose that makes use of a variety of writing strategies and research methods, while demonstrating a control of the conventions of standard edited written English. Requires students to write multiple drafts and emphasizes the writing process as well as the quality of the finished product. Students keep a portfolio of their work.Top

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