GW-NCSD Pre-College Program is a pre-college program organized by the National Center for Sustainable Development (“NCSD”) and administered by George Washington University (“GWU”), and specially designed for international high schools students who wish to pursue university-level study in the United States. The program is open to students ages 15-18 (9th graders are eligible to enter “immersion” classes and 10th and 11th graders are eligible for the “credit” classes). Eligibility requirements for students will be pursuing English as a Second Language (ESL) and have intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency.
Summer courses will develop critical skills necessary for academic success in the US classroom such as reading, writing and oral presentations. Students will also increase fluency and confidence in spoken English as they improve skills of critical inquiry and intercultural literacy necessary for success in college. Topics will focus on the “American Experience” in the setting of Washington, DC.
GW-NCSD Pre-College Program in Washington provides an enriching academic experience and an extraordinary summer in the capital of the United States. The program administered by NCSD’s partner institution, George Washington University, is supported by GW’s ten colleges and schools, nearly 100 research centers and institutes, world-class library system and state-of-the-art technology provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of learning venues and opportunities. GW’s world-renowned faculty will guide, inspire and help empower summer students through immersive programs that connect classroom learning with real-world practice.
Summer students will engage in an intensive exploration that will prepare them to navigate the academic rigors of a college environment. GW-NCSD immersion and credit scholastic programs leverage the expertise of GW’s faculty and the surrounding exceptional resources of Washington, DC. Our programs put the student at the center of the America’s political, intellectual and cultural activity.