Planet Georgetown

General Information

Planet Georgetown invites students in years 9, 10, 11 and 12 of high school to explore the world of today in order to shape the world of tomorrow. Planet Georgetown is a year-long initiative dedicated to helping local high school students prosper in their current academic setting to prepare them to become successful university students and lifelong learners.

Planet Georgetown provides students with enriching workshops and growth opportunities throughout the year. The program is comprised of once-a-month interactive workshops as well as a week long after school program in the spring, all geared towards personal and academic skills building. Skills covered in the after school program are critical thinking, analysis, research, public speaking, debate and more!

The Planet Georgetown program is free of cost for all high school students in Qatar. Students receive a certificate of participation for each workshop that they attend.

 

Planet Georgetown 2017 - 2018 Workshops

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

  • Note: Registration for this workshop is now closed.
  • January 27, 2018, 12pm - 4pm at Georgetown University
  • All registrants will receive an email about 1 week before the workshop asking them to reconfirm that they will be attending.  If students don't respond to this email, they will be unable to attend the workshop.

 

Planet Georgetown After School Program 2018

Social Marginalization

  • Note: Register for this workshop using this link. Registration will close on February 25.
  • The topic for the Planet Georgetown After School Program 2018 is Social Marginalization 
  • The program will take place from March 25 - 29, 2018
  • Accepted students must attend the program from 3pm - 6pm daily at Georgetown University
  • By the end of the week-long program, students will be able to better understand the world around them, as well as come up with potential solutions for today's issues.  Skills covered in the program include critical thinking, analysis, research, public speaking, debate and more. The program helps students develop skills that can help them succeed in their current high school setting and introduces them to what it's like to be a university student.  Students will learn more about international issues & conflicts, as well as to how they are trying to be resolved by the international community.
  • All students will get an email a few weeks before the program asking them to reconfirm that they will be attending.  If students don't respond to this email, they will be unable to attend the program.

 

Past Planet Georgetown 2017 - 2018 Workshops

Self Management Tools

  • Note: Registration for this workshop is now closed.
  • October 14, 2017, 12pm - 4pm at Georgetown University
  • All registrants will receive an email about 1 week before the workshop asking them to reconfirm that they will be attending.  If students don't respond to this email, they will be unable to attend the workshop.

 

College Application Tips

  • Note: Registration for this workshop is now closed.
  • November 4, 2017, 12pm - 4pm at Georgetown University
  • All registrants will receive an email about 1 week before the workshop asking them to reconfirm that they will be attending.  If students don't respond to this email, they will be unable to attend the workshop.

 

Model United Nations Training Day

  • Note: Registration for this workshop is now closed.
  • November 25, 2017, 9am - 4pm at Georgetown University
  • Please note that this workshop is only open for students whose schools don't have a MUN club already attending the MUN training day.  Students, if your school does have a MUN club attending the training day, you must sign up with your school, not with the Planet Georgetown workshop.
  • All registrants will receive an email a few weeks before the workshop asking them to reconfirm that they will be attending.  If students don't respond to this email, they will be unable to attend the workshop.


Leadership Development

  • Note: Registration for this workshop is now closed.
  • September 23, 2017, 12pm - 4pm at Georgetown University

 

 

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Planet Georgetown or other Georgetown programs for high school students, please email us here.