This program will be moving to a virtual format for the summer of 2020. Our faculty and program staff will ensure that the core and quality of the program will be maintained and that your courses will be interactive and engaging. All international students should review the Resources for International Students page for important eligibility information.
In the American Politics Academy, you’ll take an in-depth look at the three branches of government through a blend of virtual lectures and debate exercises. You’ll learn about the important role that political parties, public opinion, and special interest groups can have on shaping political behavior and decisions while exploring how America’s changing culture impacts political movements, and ultimately, federal, state, and local policies. You’ll have opportunities to hear from key elected officials, Capitol Hill staff, lobbyists, and policymakers who will join class remotely to discuss congressional campaigns, legislative priorities, and emerging national issues.
This tuition has been updated to reflect the Summer 2020 term moving to a virtual experience.
How You'll Benefit
Virtually hear from key elected officials and Capitol Hill staff, lobbyists, and policymakers
Participate in congressional simulations, putting your knowledge to practice
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the American Politics Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of online lectures, activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Congress and the presidency
The impact of the judiciary
The parties in Congress
Tax and spend authority
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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