3-Week Session

College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution.

Students select one curricular option in this three-week, full-day immersion program offered for high school students. Courses are taught in an intensive and highly experiential format, allowing students to focus on an in-depth examination of a topic and its applications. Students will have assignments beyond class meeting times. Students also participate in an additional 10 - 20 hours/week of co-curricular, college preparatory and cultural enrichment programs.

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American Politics

Three credits

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  June 30—July 19, 2019

This course is ideal for students without prior background in political studies and who are interested in a survey of American political systems and processes, including topics such as the U.S. Constitution, media and politics, policy studies, international relations and survey research, among others.

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International Organizations & Global Governance

Three credits

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  June 30—July 19, 2019

This course provides an overview of major international organizations and investigates how they effect change in global governance. Students will learn about the political cooperation needed to successfully negotiate responses to global financial crises and promote multilateral trade agreements, as well as confront challenges to international security and environmental concerns. Importantly, by understanding how international organizations, such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization influence global peace and security, as well as economic and human development, students will be better positioned to assess the role played by emerging economies and newly formed international organizations, such as the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank.

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Introduction to Engineering

Three credits

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  June 30—July 19, 2019

This course introduces students to the various disciplines within engineering and applied sciences: biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, mechanical and aerospace engineering and systems engineering. The course will consist of two to three modules focused on specific disciplines. Students will be exposed to engineering problem solving methodology enabled by data measurements, data collection, computational modeling and analysis.

Scholarship Programs

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Caminos al Futuro

Three credits

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  June 30—July 19, 2019

  Scholarship Opportunity

Caminos al Futuro is a fully funded, selective pre-college and residential summer program for rising seniors in U.S. high schools in academic leadership development. Caminos al Futuro seeks to cultivate leadership potential and scholarship in students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latino communities.

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INSPIRE Program

Three credits

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  June 30—July 19, 2019

  Scholarship Opportunity

The INSPIRE program is a full scholarship open to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian rising junior and senior high school students who want to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.