WASHINGTON WEEK 

A Professional and Cultural Leadership Program for Girls

rising 11th and 12th graders

(and a limited number of rising 10th graders)

Washington Week I:  International Affairs and Human Rights:  Sunday- Saturday, Mid-July

Washington Week II: U.S. Government, Journalism and Communications:  Sunday-Saturday, Mid- July

One Week Overnight stay: $400 :: Commuters: $300

Special Two week option:  Overnight stay $650  ::  Commuters $500

 

                                  Visit to Congress

                                  Visit to Congress

                                   Polish Embassy

                                   Polish Embassy

                                            World Bank

                                            World Bank

PARTICIPATE IN EITHER A ONE-WEEK OR TWO-WEEK LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AND RECEIVE DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE PROFESSIONAL AND POLITICAL CULTURE OF WASHINGTON D.C. 

ENVISION YOURSELF WORKING FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT A FOREIGN EMBASSY OR A TELEVISION NETWORK.

 LEARN HOW INTEGRITY SHAPES YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FUTURE.

Washington Week is a once in a lifetime experience. You get to do things that are amazing and remarkable. Also the environment is wonderful, there is lots of bonding with girls I had never met, and it’s a pure blast!
— Madeline, participant from New Jersey

Washington Week consists of two intense weeks of seminars, private meetings and behind the scenes tours of Washington's greatest institutions. One week focuses on international affairs and human rights issues and the second week-long seminar centers around domestic policy, journalism and communications .

Yuma's Washington Week offers these amazing professional opportunities to high school girls:

  • Tour the Capitol building and meet Congressional staff who share their experience in public service.
  • Hear the personal and professional stories of a foreign intelligence officers.
  • Listen to a former White House employee explain her daily work schedule and the importance of loyalty.
  • Attend a private meeting at a Middle Eastern Embassy and meet the Ambassador.
  • Visit the World Bank and participate in a case study on anti-fraud. 
  • Meet with an immigration lawyer and learn how our constitution sets the stage for immigration policy.
  • Learn what it takes to be a television producer and what you need to study to get there.
  • Attend a think-tank conference on important issues of our times.
  • Discover how a human rights expert reclaims property for World War II citizens from Eastern Europe.
  • Visit historic sites, monuments and museums throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Participate in daily discussions with fellow participants and program leaders.

Partial scholarships available on a need basis.  Please contact the program director for more information. Click HERE.

Application Deadlines:

Early application deadline:  April 15.    General application deadline:  June 1.  

Students who apply for the general application deadline will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis.  

Please feel free to contact us at Washington Week if you do not hear right back from us or if you have any questions about the program!  

Questions? Click here to send an e-mail or call Yuma Study Center 202-386-6905 ext 125.

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