GK-DC Summer Institute
The Global Kids-DC Summer Institute engages high school students in intensive study of international affairs, career exploration and travel abroad. The institute includes a five-week foreign policy program most recently held at Catholic University with visits to institutions and companies like the World Bank, KPMG, USAID and the US State Department for career days and dialogue with experts. The institute is often followed by a service-learning trip abroad. In past summers, GK-DC Summer Institute participants have traveled to Brazil, Haiti, South Aftica and Costa Rica.
Upon returning to school, students conduct peer education workshops that feature their youth produced digital media as well as issue-specific content on issues affecting the country they visited.