Programs for High School Students

Educational Enrichment

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is committed to impacting the lives of its students, as well as sharing its expertise and resources with the wider community in Qatar.

The Office of Educational Enrichment within Student Development is dedicated to providing high school students with meaningful and engaging programming throughout the year. The mission of the office is to promote academic and personal growth for students in Qatar and abroad. With pre-college activities that vary from one-day workshops to weekend conferences, to three-week summer coursework, programming is designed to be accessible to every type of high school student. The goal of the Educational Enrichment initiatives is to create students that are lifelong learners and ready for university-level success.

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Educational Enrichment Programs

Georgetown Model United Nations

GMUN conference is a forum for engaged high school students to debate current global issues and gain insight into the world of international politics and policy-making. MUN offers students and educators resources and training sessions geared towards preparing school groups for participation in the annual GMUN conference, the oldest MUN conference in Qatar. Each year we welcome over 350 students from schools around the world to Doha for four days of MUN committee sessions and cultural experiences. 

Planet Georgetown

PG 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.  The program is comprised of once-a-month interactive workshops with the program culminating in a week-long after-school program in the spring, all geared towards personal and academic skills building.

Georgetown Pre-College Summer program 

GPS helps prepare students for the challenges of university life. The three-week program introduces Georgetown Qatar's curriculum, provides SAT/ACT preparation sessions, includes preparatory courses in English and math, and offers study skills workshops. The selection process is competitive and only a maximum of 30 students would be chosen to attend this program. 

Georgetown Global Leadership Summer program 

GLS is a new immersive two week summer program focusing on leadership skills open to all local students in Qatar from grades 9-12. Students will focus on areas of personal growth and development through a myriad of workshops and simulation exercises. This program is FREE of cost and is aimed at providing further support to high school students in Qatar for university-level success and beyond. 

Georgetown Global Challengers 

GGC is a brand new initiative stemming from the Office of Educational Enrichment. GGC is a monthly workshop where high school students (Grade 11 and 12) get the unique opportunity to delve deeper into world issues through a series of workshops and learning exercises. Selected high school students will present their theses at an annual conference hosted at Georgetown University in April 2020. The selection process is competitive and only a maximum of 20 students would be chosen to attend this program.