A Cross-Disciplinary Course
Participants enroll in an undergraduate course in which they will examine political, economic and social transformations impacting Hispanic and Latino communities.
Cross-disciplinary themes include political leadership and advocacy, civic engagement and public service, social entrepreneurship and change and international diplomacy. Students earn three undergraduate credits. This course will be taught by Elizabeth Vaquera.
College Success Series
Students will participate in co-curricular and social programs that prepare them for the admissions process and the college experience.
The series includes sessions on the admission to selective colleges, college selection strategies, majors and careers, university resources, and the student experience.
Experiential Leadership Programs
Through academic discourse, meetings with leaders and policy makers, service learning, and site visits around Washington, D.C., participants will develop an applied understanding of critical issues facing Hispanic and Latino communities as they prepare for their roles as future leaders.
Students will have the opportunity to visit places such as the United States Congress, the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA), the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, embassies, and national Hispanic organizations centered on issues of community, advocacy and culture. Participants will also have the opportunity to network at special events that connect them with GW’s community, mentors, and distinguished leaders in Washington, D.C.
Social & Recreational Opportunities
Summer in the nation’s capital is a one-of-a-kind experience. Participants will enjoy social events, trips, and activities during the evenings and weekends that will also include opportunities for students to engage with high school students participating in GW’s Pre-College programs.
Students will have the opportunity to visit area sites such as the National Zoo, Smithsonian Institutions, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, historic neighborhoods such as Georgetown and U Street, baseball games at Nationals Park and more.