Emory National Debate Institute Summer Programs

  • Atlanta, GA



  • Min. Session Length:
    1–2 Weeks
  • Min. Costs:
    $850–$2,000 (depending on program)
  • Application Deadline:
  • Eligibility:
    Rising 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Option Yes Residential
  • Option No Online Option
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Emory National Debate Institute Summer Programs

About Us

Emory’s National Debate Institute runs two Atlanta summer programs for high school students.

The Fundamentals of Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue is one-week while the Policy Debate Institute–their signature offering–is two weeks. In Fundamentals of Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue, students learn the fundamentals of argumentation, critical inquiry, and public speaking in small groups. In the past, topics have included social media privacy and food access injustice. Additionally, students do not need prior debate experience or to be preparing for competitive high school debate teams.

At the Policy Debate Institute, students spend two weeks developing or honing basic debate skills. The intention is that students will transition to a competitive debate team post-institute. As such, students learn how to prepare for, organize, and deliver various debate topics.

In both programs, students have the opportunity to take part in electives and social experiences.

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