What does leadership really mean? How can someone take action in their community, school, or the world? In this institute, students practice organization, strategy, and negotiation skills as they take part in a variety of classroom discussions and activities that will explore a variety of leadership concepts and learn about public policy analysis. Students participate in problem solving and team-building activities to build their communication and leadership skills and discover how these skills help make an impact on a local and global scale.
This institute combines traditional undergraduate class curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. The institute is divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project.
Once you begin this application you may not save it. There are four parts to this application:
Student Personal Information (i.e. mailing address, phone number, institute applying to)
High School Information (i.e. high school name, graduation year, GPA, disciplinary violations)
Parent/Legal Guardian Information (i.e. email address, phone number)
Three Short Essay Responses
What traits or abilities do you possess that would make you successful in a pre-college environment? (150-250 words)
Describe an activity or interest that you have made the greatest commitment or contribution. (150-250 words)
Please list one goal you hope to achieve if selected to attend a Summer Experience at Washington University. (50-100 words)
After you click "Submit" you will be redirected to a webpage with instructions on how to submit your transcript and teacher recommendation. You can access this webpage here.
A reminder that to be eligible for a High School Summer Institute you should:
Be a current freshman, sophomore or junior in high school.
Have an academic average of B+ or better.
As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90.