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Summer Institute for International Counselors

Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057

Contact Information
College Board Office: 202-741-4723

All activities for the New Counselor Workshop, the Summer Institute for International Counselors, the Post-Institute Non-U.S. Admission Workshop and private lodging accommodations are located on Georgetown University’s main campus.


  • The New Counselor Workshop begins on Sunday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Monday, June 15, at 12:00 p.m.
  • The Summer Institute begins on Monday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m. and ends on June 18 at approximately 9:00 p.m.
  • Post-Institute Non-U.S. Admission Workshop will be held on Friday, June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Directions for registrants with private accommodation
Participants with private accommodation will be housed in Village C West (VCW), an on-campus residence hall. When arriving to the Georgetown University main campus at the Canal Road NW entrance. This gateway is along the Potomac River on the southern edge of the campus; from Virginia you cross the Key Bridge and follow signs heading west to Canal RD where it intersects with M Street NW. It may also be possible to enter at Prospect Street and 37th ST NW. You can also use the main entrance to Georgetown’s campus at 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20057, although this entrance is farther from VCW and requires more walking.

Meals and Events

Pre-Institute Workshop Sessions
Registrants for the Pre-Institute New Counselor Workshop Session will have the following meals provided:

  • Sunday June 14 – lunch (dinner will be on your own)
  • Monday, June 15 – breakfast, lunch and a Welcome Dinner

Summer Institute
Your registration fee covers most meals. The only meals not provided to you are dinner on Tuesday night 6/16 and Wednesday night 6/17, after the College Fair, allowing you a chance to visit the local area if you wish. Please note the additional special events:

  • Monday, 6/15: A Welcome Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. A Cultural Night is planned for after dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. For this event, please plan to bring a craft or artifact from a country where you have lived, explain a cultural issue, or share an anecdote. This event has been very popular (and a lot of fun!) in past years.
  • Wednesday 6/17: A College Fair will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments, dinner will be on your own.
  • Thursday 6/18: We will have a closing dinner banquet from 7:00 p.m 9:00 p.m. Please plan to attend this event and enjoy a “graduation” ceremony.

Room Amenities
Your room in VCW is a double room, for single occupancy use only, with a private bath. All rooms have individually controlled air conditioners. Amenities include; linens (light blanket, sheets, and a pillow), two standard towels per room, a bar of soap, toilet tissue, and complimentary wireless Internet access. For your stay, we suggest you also consider bringing the following items with you: hangers (there are dressers available for storing folded clothing), additional toiletries, and a hairdryer. Please note that there is no housekeeping service and there will be no change of linens for the duration of your stay. Also, telephone access will NOT be available in the dorm rooms.

Dress and Weather
Dress is summer business casual. The weather in D.C. can be unpredictable, so please come prepared. We recommend bringing an umbrella, a sweater, wrap, or jacket (classrooms can get very chilly inside).

Sports and Fitness Center
Participants with private accommodation will have access to the university's athletic facility, Yates Field House. This consists of an indoor track, racquet courts, a netted golf practice facility, an eight-lane heated indoor swimming pool, basketball courts, aerobics rooms, and a weight area. You will be required to present your housing key card and a photo ID.

College Board Institute Registration
Once you have checked into your dormitory you will need to register with the College Board at our on-campus office. The College Board office is conveniently located on the 4th floor of Village C West (VCW) in the X-Wing lounge (there will be signs). It is very important that you check in with the College Board to receive your conference program materials.

College Board Institute Registration and Office Hours

Check-in hours for the Pre-Institute Session and the Summer Institute:
June 14 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VCW X wing – 4th Floor Lounge
June 15 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. VCW X wing – 4th Floor Lounge
June 16–18 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VCW X wing – 4th Floor Lounge
June 19 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VCW X wing – 4th Floor Lounge

How to get to Georgetown
There are three airports that service the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area; all have a variety of taxi services that offer transportation from the airport.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Reagan/National - DCA) is approximately 15 minutes from Georgetown and the one-way fare is approximately $23 USD.

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) is approximately 60 minutes from Georgetown and the one-way fare is approximately $85 USD.

Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles - IAD) is approximately 40 minutes from Georgetown and a one way fare is approximately $65 USD.

The fastest way to the campus is either by SuperShuttle, Washington Flyer, or taxi. If you would like to take the Metrorail, the closest Metro stop is either Rosslyn (Blue and Orange lines) or Foggy Bottom (Blue and Orange Lines) and you will need to bus or taxi from there. For more information visit

Campus Parking and Access
Please note that we strongly discourage participants from driving to Georgetown University. Due to continued construction on the Georgetown campus, parking will not be available for the Institute. However, if you do choose to drive, please be advised that parking facilities are extremely limited, inconveniently located, and expensive. Institute staff will not be available to assist you in making parking arrangements.

Georgetown University operates a shuttle service, Georgetown University Transportation Service (GUTS), from two Metro (subway) stops: Rosslyn (VA) and Dupont Circle (DC). For more information on GUTS, phone: (202) 687-4372, or visit the web site at:

City buses run along Wisconsin Avenue NW and M Street and west on P Street NW via Dupont Circle.

The D.C. Circulator bus runs between 19th and N Streets NW and Georgetown; the closest stop to Georgetown University is M St. NW at 33rd Street NW.

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