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The GDI Public Forum Institute will be held from June 20-June 28, 2015 (One Week) on the campus of the University of Georgia.

While attending the institute, students will receive intensive topic instruction, lectures and exercises devoted to skill development, research training, and close attention from some of the nation’s best teaching faculty.

There are many reasons to choose to attend the Georgia Debate Institute, including:

-- Top notch faculty, eager to help you achieve your goals. The GDI is staffed by successful coaches and debaters with a track record of enthusiasm for teaching debate. Students also work with various faculty and graduate students from the #1 ranked UGA rhetoric program.  We guarantee a low student-to-staff ratio in order to maximize individual attention and quality of instruction.

-- Want to get some life experience? Spend a summer in Athens, GA on the campus of the University of Georgia, one of the country’s premier public institutions. While at the GDI, you’ll get a taste of real college life, living in UGA dorms, eating at Georgia’s award-winning cafeterias, and receiving instruction in our beautiful classrooms.

-- Skills work from day one. Every participant at the GDI will give practice speeches each day, and participate in a minimum of 10 practice debates each. We believe that there is no substitute for actual speaking practice and the opportunity it provides for personalized feedback from leading instructors.

-- Tailored instruction. The GDI hopes to serve both younger, inexperienced students and older debaters who may be entering their junior and senior years. Our faculty will plan curricula that maximize the benefit for each student.

-- Low cost. The cost for the One Week session is $900. Apply and make your deposit by May 1st and save $100. Application deposits will go toward tuition for the Institutes. This price includes overnight housing, three meals per day, the pre-institute evidence set, some camp goodies, and a lot of fun.

NFL PARTICIPANTS: If you're attending NFLs this summer but would still like to attend the GDI, we can work around your NFL schedule. Email us about our prorated prices!