High School Summer Institute for National Security Studies 2018


June 11-22, 2018 from 9AM to 3PM – FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Program Overview

The changing dynamics of world affairs and new emerging threats over the past decade has expanded the need to study national security and foreign policy. From nuclear proliferation to cyber warfare, the United States faces a daunting geopolitical landscape that will require a diverse workforce and creative thinking. Equally as important, is the need for individuals with strong analytical skills, interests in world affairs broadly defined, and increasing knowledge of the challenges facing the United States and the world in the coming decades, including issues such as violent extremism and terrorism, transnational organized crime, energy and environmental security, and cybersecurity. The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy Summer Institute on National Security Studies is directed toward fostering interest in National Security Studies to a new generation of students at the pre-collegiate level.

The Summer Institute on National Security Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-week program, incorporating topics in Foreign Policy Analysis, International Security and assessments of World Politics. All materials associated with the program will be provided.

Eligible Applicants

The Summer Institute is a limited-selection-based program, open to all South Florida High School students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Application Fees

The cost of the two-week program is $250 which includes breakfast, lunch, field trips and program material. To guarantee a spot, please make the $250 non-refundable registration fee. Once we receive the completed application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent. Seating is limited so reserve your spot early.

Application Process

Once you have made your $50 non-refundable deposit or the $250 full payment, the application packet will be available on the confirmation page to download and complete, which you can mail or hand deliver directly to the Gordon Institute.

As of June 4, full payments are required to register. Please click here to make your payment.

Please note, refunds will no longer be processed once the payment has been made.