Caminos al Futuro is a fully-funded, selective pre-college and residential summer program for rising seniors in U.S. high schools offered by the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at the George Washington University, in Washington D.C. This is a leadership program for rising seniors who wish to shape issues impacting the Hispanic and Latinx communities. Find out more!
During the 3-week intensive program, Caminos scholars examine the social, economic, and political transformations affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. Through lectures by university professors and expert leaders in their fields, scholars not only learn about pressing contemporary issues but also create their own project to bring change in their own communities.
Typical candidates have a record of outstanding academic ability and a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership within the Hispanic/Latinx community.
Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.
Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.
Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.
Three college credits
Preparation for the college application process
A college-level residential and academic experience
Improved analytical and critical thinking
Leadership development grounded in Latino cultural competence
Networking with public and private organizations and policymakers
Students who successfully complete Caminos al Futuro and are admitted to GW will receive consideration as Cisneros Scholars.