Summer Programs for High School Students

The Georgetown Experience

Founded in 1789, the same year the U.S. Constitution took effect, Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university that embodies its founding principles in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff; our commitment to justice and the common good; our intellectual openness and our international character.

As a Georgetown summer student, you will find your experience here to be like nowhere else in the world. Studying at Georgetown and living in Washington, DC—the heart of politics, museums, media, medicine, law, humanities, and culture—will not only prepare you for college and a career but will also give you a taste of the college experience. You can expect to meet students from around the world with similar interests. You will make friends for a lifetime by studying and living together while you prepare for your future.

You might see students walking around campus in blue and gray, the official Georgetown colors. Or, if you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Jack the Bulldog, the university mascot. Did you know athletic teams at Georgetown are referred to as "Hoyas"? This comes from "Hoya Saxa," a cheer chanted at games translating to "What Rocks!" from Greek and Latin origins. The lush, bright and warm campus in the summertime is ideal for a nice conversation on the quad or a stroll around the most historic Jesuit university in the United States. 

To read a university welcome message from the Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, please visit

Hoya Saxa!
The Medical Immersion Program at Georgetown was a great experience. The program offers so much from the off-site vists, the daily lectures and the on campus activities." Jazzelle DeLaney,