Posted on January 21, 2017

What would it be like to walk through the halls of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) as a member of its diverse, international student body? Thanks to an upcoming event at the University’s Education City campus, prospective high school and transfer students will soon have the opportunity to get an early taste of campus life.

GU-Q’s ‘Day in the Life of a Georgetown Student’ event, which will be held on Monday, January 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., gives potential applicants first-hand experience of the University and the courses on offer. Prospective students can attend sample lectures, meet members of the Georgetown community, and tour the campus.

Held in the weeks leading up to the February 1 application deadline, the event also provides an opportunity for interested students to meet with admissions staff to find out more about the process of applying to study at GU-Q. In addition to receiving application tips and guidance, visitors can also engage with GU-Q’s world renowned faculty and find out more about the fields of study on offer.

"At 'A Day in the Life', we have an opportunity to highlight aspects of the Georgetown experience that take place inside and outside of the classroom, showcasing our excellent academic program alongside our vibrant student life options," said Director of Admissions, Joseph Hernandez (pictured). "This program emphasizes and affirms our commitment to educating the whole person through community service opportunities, international research projects, sports, clubs, and other student activities."

GU-Q offers a unique inter-disciplinary Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree, using the same internationally-ranked curriculum as Georgetown’s main campus in Washington, D.C. Students can major in International Politics, International Economics, International History, or Culture & Politics, and complement their education with certificates in Arab and Regional Studies, American Studies, or Media and Politics. A number of current students and alumni will be at the event to answer questions about the majors, as well as student life and the value of a Georgetown education.

"As a former student and now graduate of Georgetown, I know that applicants still wonder what the day-to-day student experience is like," said Admissions Officer Mariam Lachin (SFS '15), the lead organizer of the event. "Now they have a chance to experience GU-Q first-hand and to hear directly from professors, current students, and graduates like me to find out more about academics and life outside the classroom."

The event is free and open to the public. While registration is not required, visitors are encouraged to sign up on the GU-Q website (