Program Information

Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University formed a partnership with Roosevelt High School, a global studies-focused DCPS high school.  This collaboration creates unique opportunities for Roosevelt students to be exposed to experiences aligned with the international studies theme and college and career preparation.  The program will last a full school year and ten (10) highly motivated applicants will be accepted.  Acceptance is based on a combination of factors, including high school grades, teacher recommendations, and a personal statement.


To apply to the Summer Programs for High School Students, you must meet the following criteria:

·         Be a current high school sophomore or junior during the 2018–2019 academic year

·         Show evidence of good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA.

·         Have no history of academic or school suspension from high school

Completed Application

Complete the application form: Provide the contact information (email address and telephone number) of your current high school counselor (preferred), teacher, or principal who will be able to speak to your overall academic readiness for the program and can verify your current GPA.  At least two recommendations are required.

Submit a personal statement:  It must include 2 paragraphs describing why you want to participate in the program. 

All applications must be completed and submitted by the close of business on Friday, September 28, 2018 to OR via online form at bitly/

***Note: Email is the primary form of communication throughout the application and admission process. Please ensure that both parent and student emails are entered correctly on the application.

Program Details

Selection into the 2018-2019 Georgetown Global Leadership Program is a prestigious honor that will allow students to prepare for college and career and gain tangible leadership experience. Program participants will enhance their college applications, develop strong mentor relationships, and develop their understanding of global career options. The program will include:


Teams of School of Foreign Service students will participate in a biweekly mentoring program focused on career preparation.


Campus tours, with Georgetown student tour guides, that will expose Roosevelt students to campus life.

Sessions on the college application process and the college financial aid process.


Eligibility to apply and participate in the summer International Relations Institute, a week-long summer intensive academic experience for high school students that focuses on international affairs.

Eligibility to apply and participate in the summer Gateway Program at Georgetown, a six -week summer intensive academic experience for local high school students who would traditionally identify as underrepresented in medicine, to explore their dream of becoming a physician.

Eligibility to apply for a six-week SYEP internship at Georgetown University.


End of the year program capstone presentation by each student participant

Reception for Roosevelt students, parents, and teachers at Georgetown University

Georgetown-School of Foreign Service Certificate will be presented to each student participant at the end of the leadership program