WASHINGTON WEEK

A Professional and Cultural Leadership Program

for Girls

FOR rising 11th and 12th graders (and a limited number of rising 10th graders)

Washington Week I  July 9 - July 15 - International Affairs & Human Rights (Limited Space)

Washington Week II  July 16 - July 22 - Domestic Policy & Communications (Program Full)

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

Special Two week option:  Overnight stay $700  ::  Commuters $550

RECEIVE PERSONAL 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.

                                  Visit Congress

                                  Visit Congress

                                   Polish Embassy

                                   Polish Embassy

                                            World Bank

                                            World Bank

STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE THE:

  • VALUE OF WORK WELL DONE
  • IMPORTANCE OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE
  • JOY THAT COMES FROM INTEGRATING WORK WITH FAMILY, FAITH AND THE DESIRE TO SERVE SOCIETY
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 discussions with individuals working in some of Washington's greatest institutions. 

Yuma's Washington Week has offered these amazing professional opportunities to high school girls. Many of these sessions will be repeated.

  • 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.
  • Daily schedule includes the opportunity to attend Mass.  
  • Seminars on ethical leadership help students understand the importance of character and integrity in public service. 
  • Make new friends!

Application Deadlines:  SPACE IS LIMITED.  APPLY SOON!

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.

Program cost covers: overnight stay at Yuma Center, meals, transportation during program and all special activities.

Please feel free to contact us at Washington Week if you have any questions!  

Questions? Click here to send an e-mail or call Yuma Study Center 202-386-6905 ext 121.

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