Spend your summer living and learning in Washington, D.C.—an epicenter for international relations. As one of the oldest universities in the world, and long considered a hub for international dialogue, Georgetown is a venue that international leaders often choose to state their positions and calls for action. During the one-week International Relations Academy, you'll have the opportunity to engage with world-renowned faculty, gain valuable hands-on experience, and explore today's global issues and challenges at the city in the center of it all.
Visit places such as the Islamic Center, Congress, foreign embassies, and the Organization of American States
Listen to congressional briefings
Explore D.C.'s global culture through an International Dinner Night, where you and your classmates will have the opportunity to eat at different ethnic restaurants around the District
Hear from prominent organizations and key players in international diplomacy and crisis management, such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the International Organization for Migration
Participate in an international crisis simulation
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the International Relations Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Global issues and dilemmas
International diplomacy and law
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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