You Won’t Just Learn About Politics, You’ll Live It.
JSA Summer School students attending a program at Georgetown University experience a unique combination of rigorous academics and hands-on learning in our nation’s capitol. During three intense weeks, the study of government is enriched by a high-level Speakers Program and nightly student debates.
In class, professors from multiple Universities guide you through a semester of advanced coursework in three weeks. Lectures, class discussions and political simulations explore the basic tenets of political science. Students may enroll in AP U.S. Government & Politics, International Relations, Constitutional Law, Media & Politics, Speech & Political Communication. Assignments include extensive reading, two essay examinations and completion of a major research paper.
In Washington, D.C., you meet and question national leaders, including White House officials, Congressional leaders, Cabinet members, lobbyists and journalists. Students watch the House and Senate in sessions, attend Congressional hearings and use the vast resources of Washington while doing research for their term paper and debates.
During Congressional Workshop, students put their knowledge into action. You and your classmates will help create and run a legislative body patterned after the U.S. Congress with nightly student debates on current policy issues.
Is Georgetown University your top choice for college? Each summer, the Georgetown Admissions office hosts a special information session for our participants. Officials can answer your questions about the application process, financial aid and residential life.
The Junior Statesmen Summer School at Georgetown University is both exciting and demanding. In order to succeed, you must be self-disciplined and socially mature and you must have experience writing term papers.
You won’t just learn about politics, you’ll live it.
In recent years, Summer School students have met and questioned some of the nation’s most prominent leaders, including:
George H.W. Bush
General Colin Powell
Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice
Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice
UNITED STATES SENATORS
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Other Recent Speakers
Kenneth Starr, Independent Counsel
Bob Dole, former Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate
Sarah Brady, Handgun Control, Inc.
Bill Bradley, former Senator and Presidential Candidate
Charles Bierbauer, CNN
Eleanor Clift, Newsweek
Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times
Frank Sesno, CNN
Judy Woodruff, CNN
Norah O’Donnell, NBC
Luke Russert, NBC News
Chuck Todd, NBC News