The ACLU Advocacy Institute’s Summer Advocacy Program will bring together a diverse group of high school students (ages 15-18) from across the United States to participate in a week-long, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates.
This is a unique program for high school and college students who want to help save lives with the American Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive while school is out of session, you’ll get the opportunity to win a scholarship, a meaningful leadership experience, a gift card award and the accomplishment of helping ensure a reliable blood supply. This leadership program is also a great way to rack up on volunteer hours.
The American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp provides students ages 13–18 a self-discovery laboratory with unparalleled opportunities to master college-level critical and creative skills. We invite students to explore the limits of their infinite potential by sparking curiosity, nurturing inquiry, encouraging effort, and rewarding growth in a safe, supportive, stable environment. A summer at the ASC Theatre Camp equips students to tackle challenges with confidence — in the Blackfriars Playhouse and beyond.
All campers attend academic lectures and performance master classes, observe the ASC acting troupes in rehearsals and performances, and rehearse an hour-long version of a play by Shakespeare or other early modern English playwright for performance in the Blackfriars Playhouse. Woven through this experience is access to the American Shakespeare Center’s professional acting troupes, who serve as teachers and mentors throughout the three week program. The experience culminates in the participant’s performance of their own hour-long play at the Blackfriars Playhouse before an audience of family, peers, and the ASC community.
FOR COLLEGE CREDIT CAMPERS
The college credit course introduces campers to the upper-level resources available in a university library. In addition to the ASCTC program outline above, those seeking college credit meet an additional two or three times per week to complete two discrete units of study: “Director Dialogues” and “Practicums.” Director Dialogues are with the session’s show directors: each director will demonstrate their particular methodologies, techniques, and tactics for preparing text for performance using a selection from their play. With the course instructor, directors will discuss how the section under examination made its way from base to performance text.
A special opportunity for high school students between the ages of 14-16 to get their hands wet and earn hours.
The VolunTEEN program is offered three times a year. Youth between the ages of 14 and 16 are eligible to participate in this highly structured, 80-hour program. After a competitive application process, selected participants will receive instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean. In turn, they will then share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery. These hours do qualify for service learning, but the student gets so much more!
Participants will be assigned to a specific day of the week and are scheduled for 8 hours each week for 10 weeks. The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.
What do VolunTEENS do?
VolunTEENS are trained to interpret to our guests about the Aquarium, its inhabitants and ecosystem. Participants will receive special instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean; in turn, they share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery. At the end of their volunteer commitment, each student will have gained the necessary skills for interpretation, public speaking, and literary research. These skills will allow them to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitant, and ecosystems. They will have also gained the level of skill to become an exhibit interpreter in our education department. At the end of the programs duration, VolunTEENs will produce a final presentation that exhibits what they have gained from this program.
HSAP provides current high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Though this commuter program students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.
REAP is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.
SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.
We are proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth. Assisteens membership is open to young women and men in grades 7 to 12. The goals of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, public speaking and leadership skills.
Assisteens raise money to fund ongoing philanthropic programs to benefit the community. Each Assisteens Auxiliary may choose their own programs and assist the chapter with their programs and fundraisers. Some examples of current programs include teen mentoring, meals for homeless shelters, hygiene kits, backpacks for foster children, visits to senior centers and reading programs.
Every year, Student Leaders® connects promising high school juniors and seniors to jobs that help prepare them for a brighter future. The program recognizes high school students that step outside the classroom to serve their own communities, and beyond. Student leaders are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in the Student Leadership Summit.
Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative.
The High School Honors program offers academically motivated rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while they get a taste of undergraduate life. High School Honors challenges students to study alongside Boston University undergraduates, where they can earn up to eight college credits in just six weeks. The program offers more than 80 undergraduate courses such as economics, chemistry, and philosophy. Guidance is provided to help students identify subject areas and courses that are appropriately challenging and applicable to future college work.
If you’re passionate about the sciences and are a domestic student currently in your junior year of high school, Boston University (BU) invites you to apply for the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. You will spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds while advancing your STEM knowledge and skills.
RISE offers two tracks: Internship and Practicum.
Brandeis Summer School offers advanced high school students the opportunity to experience college courses on a commuting basis. High school students who have completed their Junior year of High School can test their readiness for college, explore subjects that are not available in high school, and earn college credit.
These courses are drawn from the regular Brandeis curriculum and the courses are often taught by the same instructors who teach them during the academic year. You’ll be in small classes of approximately 10 students with undergraduates from Brandeis and other colleges and universities across the country.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the problems facing our global community. At this moment young people like you from all over the world are contemplating their futures with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Many are wondering what role they can have in building a more inclusive, peaceful, and equitable world.
The Brown Leadership Institute believes that young people are already making powerful contributions to their communities, and, through participation in this program, no matter your current level of engagement, you can increase your ability to advance social justice.
To prepare young people to create positive change, this innovative program integrates three foundational components: study of a compelling academic topic, exploration of socially responsible leadership, and development of a meaningful action plan.
Interested in getting a head-start on college credit, exploring fields of study you may undertake as possible majors, and experiencing the rigorous education of an Ivy League Institution? Brown’s Pre-Baccalaureate Program is a highly selective program designed to engage college-ready high school students in college-level learning. In this seven-week summer session, you will take 1-2 classes alongside Brown undergraduates, earn college credit, and experience the rigors and deep satisfaction of Ivy League learning.
Summer@Brown offers courses that are designed for students looking to experience college-level academics on an Ivy League campus. Reflecting Brown’s broad liberal arts curriculum, Summer@Brown features nearly 200 courses, designed and taught at the level of first-year college courses, and ranging in length from one to four weeks. Resting on the principles that are at the core of a Brown undergraduate education and its open curriculum, the program shifts the focus away from grades and credits and towards learning itself.
Discover Animation is an intensive experience that gives young artists from around the world, age 14-17, an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of animation by participating in one- or two-week programs on the legendary CalArts campus. Students take part in presentations & skill building workshops led by CalArts faculty and alumni, attend artist talks, screenings and open drawing sessions, and generate work suitable for college application portfolios.
In partnership with local schools and community-based organizations, the California Science Center has developed science-enrichment and workforce preparedness programs for teens.
Goals of these paid intern programs include:
*Making science learning relevant to the interns’ lives
*Using informal science education as a vehicle to build skills for academic achievement in all disciplines
*Preparing students for the workforce and college by focusing on communication and leadership skills
*Stimulating lifelong learning
Interns in grades 10 through 12 work alongside California Science Center staff to inspire science learning in everyone. Their work may entail working with California Science Center guests, community partners, and other groups of learners. Primary responsibility is to deliver and engage in science activities. Other responsibilities may include supervising children, public speaking, and mentoring other students. All teen interns will learn job-related skills as well as life skills.
The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars
The CSSSA Creative Writing Program offers personalized and interactive workshops for approximately seventy talented and motivated young writers. A faculty of four professional writers guide and instruct students in the techniques of fiction, poetry, memoir, and dramatic writing.
We’re looking for students who have the courage to be themselves on the page. We’re looking for students who love language. We’re looking for students who want to tell their own stories: stories from their imagination, from their neighborhood, from their family. Students can receive 3 units of college extension credit from the California State University system (Humboldt State University Office of Extended Education) for successful completion of the summer session.
The Visual Arts Program is dedicated to helping students meet the challenges of contemporary art making through assigned lessons that address critical thinking and problem-solving, the consideration of historical parallels, and the application of rigorous studio art practices. All students are assigned studio classes, based on the interests they indicate on their application forms. The department offers studio classes in ceramics, digital media*, painting (acrylic only – no spray paint)*, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. In addition, all students participate in required classes of figure drawing, design, and a lecture/guest artist(s) seminar course entitled “Art and Culture”. Special workshops and performances by a number of distinguished visiting artists may be offered, along with field trips to local museums, private galleries and artists’ studios. Studios are open in the evenings for students to complete class projects and accomplish personal work.
The Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) has been serving middle and high school students that live in the area surrounding California State University, Northridge since 1979. Their goal is quite simple: they want the children who pass through their program to be better people–academically and personally. They believe that children, because of their organic nature, are grown, and CSUN wants to provide the optimal place for good growth to happen. The intentional plan is to address what they call the three H’s: Head, Heart, Hope.
The Summer Research Connection (SRC) is a 6-week program for K-12 science teachers and high school students. Participants are placed in research labs at Caltech where they conduct scientific research in assigned student-teacher teams under the guidance of research mentors.
Through a multi-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and generous additional support from the Siemens Foundation and the National Science Foundation we have been able to offer the Summer Research Connection (SRC) to many K-12 teachers and students over the past few years. Though the HHMI grant has now ended, we are committed to continuing the program, though on a smaller scale.
With our current funding levels and commitments, student research opportunities for 2020 will be targeted to students from Pasadena Unified School District high schools. We will be in contact with these schools to work directly with school leaders to fill those positions.
The Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA) Program provides talented, motivated high school students with the unique opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, AP/EA offers close to 40 courses from academic disciplines across the university. Successful AP/EA students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college, and have the potential to receive advanced college credit for the coursework from Carnegie Mellon and other institutions.
If you're interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at a hospital is invaluable. As a high school student, the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates. Note that during the summer break there is a more intensive 7-week program available.
Each summer, 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States since it began in 2002, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.
After two rounds of challenging exams, 20 Finalists are invited to a residential training program at the USABO National Finals, soon to be held at the University of California San Diego and most recently hosted by Marymount University. The students participate in 10 days of biology instruction inclusive of laboratory training and conceptual understanding followed by two days of testing. Ultimately, four students earn the right to advance as Team USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over sixty countries.
At CSA, we provide students, adults, and groups with exciting study programs abroad. With our summer study abroad listings, you can study the language and culture in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania (Australia / New Zealand). See Program listings in main menu. Learning another language and experiencing the culture are skills you will use throughout your life. Your experience will look great on resumes and transcripts, for employers and schools value international exposure. Thousands of students have participated in these programs, and CSA has been around for over 20 years – since 1990.
Students can earn college credit for completing these study abroad programs. Upon finishing your courses, you will be provided with transcripts, certificate, or letter of attendance stating the courses you completed, level, hours, and grade. The transcripts (certificates) are issued by the school involved, all fully accredited programs. CSA students must request a transcript (certificate) from the on-site student office prior to completing the program, and give specific mailing instructions on where to send an official copy. Students should also take a copy with them back home. It’s best to do this prior to leaving, otherwise it can take longer to receive a copy later.
Learn all aspects of filmmaking in just two weeks! Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a two-week comprehensive, collaborative and creative high school film program during the summer.
For two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by current Dodge College grad students and alumni. All of this will be shared with their peers as they work in groups to complete projects to create short digital, narrative projects which are showcased to parents and relatives on the final night of the program in our 500-seat Folino Theater.
If you are looking to accelerate your education’s timeline or take a class for fun, Chapman University offers a variety of educational opportunities during the summer months. Find a summer session that works best for you and get a jump start on your education.
Summer courses offered at Chapman University are available for anyone spending time near the Orange, California campus during the summer months, whether you are a Chapman University student or not.
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki offers a select number of 11th-grade students the chance to live and work on a 400-acre saltwater peninsula with the goal of exploring the natural world through rigorous courses in natural science, environmental issues, literature and writing, art, history, mathematics, and languages.
The community is very small – 42 students and 15 faculty members – and the application process is competitive. In our college preparatory semester school, we push students to produce top-quality academic work as well as to think broadly about the value, importance, and meaning of their education.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the health care field? Camp CHLA is your chance to explore those exciting careers! Join us for five full days of education, observation, and participation in the daily activities of health care professionals at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
At Camp CHLA, you will:
*Observe medical procedures and job shadow health care professionals as they care for patients
*Participate in skills labs where you will learn how to take vital signs, perform community CPR, and acquire other essential skills for the medical field
*Gain exposure to different career paths by participating in presentations given by medical professionals in various specialties
*Debrief at the end of each day to reflect on your experience and share with your peers
*Get a firsthand look at the fascinating world of health care through this life-changing opportunity
Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a Summer Program for Junior Volunteers. Junior volunteers provide service to patients, families and staff in 100+ different areas of the hospital, while gaining experience and self-confidence.
Our volunteers provide special services to our patients and families that contribute daily to our mission to create hope and build healthier futures.
Many of our volunteers work directly with patients through opportunities such as:
*Escorting patients to hospital appointments
*Playing with patients in outpatient waiting rooms
*Assisting inpatient areas like playrooms or our reading room (will require additional training)
Volunteer opportunities do not include job shadowing or internship experiences (please note that contact with inpatients will be very limited).
The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Program in American History at William & Mary. This unique program offers high school students an opportunity to live and study at William & Mary for three weeks during the summer. Students will earn 4 hours of transferable college credit studying American history right where it happened.
What sets the program apart from your typical history class is that students travel daily to the museums, battlefields, archaeological sites, homes, and places where history lives. They will talk with professional historians and curators, and learn not only the history of America but what's being done to preserve it. Students also participate in an active archaeological dig and get their hands dirty looking for 18th-century artifacts.
Our faculty and facilities are a rich educational resource for the entire community. We invite pre-college students from all backgrounds to discover the excitement of college-level academics through a wide variety of pre-college programs.
Rising seniors and newly graduated high school students can take full-credit classes during our two summer sessions. This is an excellent way to get a taste of academic life at a highly selective university. We also have an active partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth.
The College of William and Mary offers about 180 courses, primarily in Arts and Sciences, in two summer sessions at two locations (on the main campus and in Washington, D.C.).
Classes are open to all current W&M students. Others may apply through the Registrar’s Office or Admission Office (see below) to take classes as “non-degree-seeking” students, and then transfer the credits to their home institutions or convert them to W&M credits if they eventually transfer into the College.
Founded in 1987, Columbia University’s New York City-based Summer Program for High School Students offers high-achieving students an intensive and collaborative experience of college life in the Ivy League and the vibrancy of New York City. With programming open to students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college, the program combines academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support.
Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, working closely with internationally recognized faculty, exploring majors and career options, making friends from around the world, and enjoying the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.
The academic credits you’ll earn at Summer College can generally be applied toward an undergraduate degree at Cornell or another school.
The Teen Leadership and Communications Course gives High School Students the skills they need to reach their goals and live up to their full potential – at school, home, and work. In this course, teenagers will focus on developing the skills needed in this day of increased technology. The focus will be on critical life skills such as: Self-Confidence, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership Skills, and Managing Stress.
The Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program takes place in July and is designed to provide rising high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds and communities with an opportunity to preview college by immersion in student life at Dartmouth. Participants will live in a Dartmouth residence hall and will attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid processes. The program encompasses the academic dimensions of Dartmouth by providing access to classes and interaction with our faculty. Also, there will be ample time to enjoy meaningful conversation with current students and staff on how to weave academics, social engagement, and leadership into your college experience.
The DaVinci Camp Summer Institute is non-residential and consists of three-week all-day sessions that seamlessly integrate social and academic components from the arts and applied sciences. The program is designed to develop the interests and abilities of talented and highly motivated middle school and high school students (rising 6th – 12th grades and graduating seniors).
The camp activities blend mathematics, engineering, science, and art instruction in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci’s concept of a Renaissance scholar. Hands-on workshops and a mix of other activities reinforce instruction while balancing the students’ day. Students engage their entire analytical and creative potentials in a fast-paced academic environment while meeting others who share their interests and abilities. By having the camp at world-renowned academic institutions, we provide our students the opportunity to experience life on college campuses while getting to know Alumni from Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech who lead the program and expose students to the world of possibilities and opportunities that await them.
Discovery Internships is a 4 week, tuition-based, comprehensive internship program with locations in London, New York City, and Boston for students completing grades 10, 11 and 12. Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, journalism, non-profit, or other fields, we help motivated high school students make the most of their summer and make more informed decisions about college and career plans.
Students will receive 3 college credits after successful completion of the Discovery Internship, attendance at the Career Development Series, and completion of twice weekly journal entries. Credits are conferred by Marist College, NY.
Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. You may enroll in one daytime Duke class for academic credit recorded on an official Duke University transcript.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve.
Through above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, need-based financial aid, and original research into the needs of gifted students, we help support and nurture our students’ talents.
Easterseals offers help, hope, and answers to more than a million children and adults living with disabilities or special needs each year. Join us in making a rewarding difference. Volunteer your time and share your talents, whether it’s performing office work, volunteering at an event or camp, or helping in another way.
Ecology Project International is a nonprofit, educational organization like no other. Our mission is to improve and inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships. We empower youth to take an active role in conservation.
The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week noncredit courses and three-week noncredit institutes are available.
Students wishing to earn credit alongside Emory undergraduates will enroll in a six-week course through the Emory Summer College for High School Students. Emory Summer College is a nonresidential program in which exceptional high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year may enroll in Emory undergraduate courses and earn college credit. Courses offered for high school students are either three or four credit hours.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to offer a leadership program designed for youth and young adults aged 14-24.
Civic Youth Leadership Academy is a program designed to educate, engage, and empower young people to take active roles in your communities and speak up on issues that matter to you.
As a civic leader, you will be prepared to actively participate in your Neighborhood Councils and the greater Los Angeles community with other like-minded young people from across the city.
Civic Youth will attend six Saturday sessions, each focusing on a different topic, including community building, public speaking, effective communication, understanding of local government, and practical ways to contribute to your Neighborhood Council.
What good is knowing what you want to be if you don’t know who you are? While high school focuses on preparing you for college, EXPLO is a chance to get off the hamster wheel and explore subjects, ideas, places, and interests that are meaningful to you.
Join students from across the U.S. and 70 countries, dig into real-world, hands-on projects, and connect with experts in a variety of professions. The future is yours — we think it’s time you had a say in it.
At French Woods we pride ourselves on offering you a unique individualized camping experience. Campers completely determine which activities they will participate in. Children are offered a wide range of performing and visual arts in addition to programs in sports, waterfront, horseback riding, and much more.
Each camper chooses their own schedule from a very large number of options. Kids who like similar things do activities together, making it easy to make friends and connections.
There are six activities per day; three of these periods are called majors and three are called minors. Majors are chosen at the beginning of each session and are maintained for the three weeks. Minors are chosen daily at breakfast. This lets you concentrate on the things that interest you, while giving you the chance to try something new every day.
Your counselors, head counselors and the program office staff will work with you to help you choose a program that's right for you. French Woods festival offers a broader range of activities at higher levels than anywhere else in camping, while still being open to beginners.
This summer, get a head start and earn college credit at Georgetown. Our college credit courses ease your transition into the college learning environment through a blend of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on application. You’ll have the opportunity to take classes alongside current undergraduate students, learn from prestigious Georgetown faculty, and engage in challenging coursework that will prepare you for success in college and beyond. Choose from our eight-week online courses, our five-week on-campus courses, or opt to do a combination of both.
Students can take up to one class per session for a total of 6 credits. For a more rigorous curriculum, students have the opportunity to take up to 12 credits through the Summer Honors Intensive program.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week summer program for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs.
GIRLS INC. INSPIRES ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD Our programming – in partnership with schools and at our centers through 82 local organizations – focuses on the development of the whole girl. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.
Transforming communities, environments, and students’ lives through meaningful cross-cultural service adventures. Whether you’re looking to contribute to authentic service projects, experience exhilarating adventure, or develop your language skills, GoBeyond Student Travel will immerse you in a new culture where you can make a meaningful difference while on the journey of a lifetime.
The Harvard Pre-College Program is an immersive, collaborative, and transformative residential experience. Alongside peers from around the world, you’ll thrive in a dynamic and supportive academic environment.
Whether you decide to attend for two, four, or six weeks, you’ll be introduced to college life as you attend challenging classes, live on campus, and enjoy fun excursions and activities.
In the Pre-College Program, you have the opportunity to pursue your interests in courses focusing on physics, law, writing, philosophy, and a dozen other subjects. In our noncredit classes, we dispense with grades so that you can fully commit to your growth as a student, well-rounded individual, and engaged citizen.
Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks, fully immersed in the college experience. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute, or take courses online, you’ll have the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds.
If you are a high school student who will graduate in 2017, 2018, or 2019, we invite you to explore all that the Secondary School Program has to offer. Neuroscience, film, philosophy, creative writing, and computer science—these are just a few of the 200-plus courses you can choose from. Branch out from typical high school offerings, and explore more advanced topics that aren’t available back home.
Whether you choose to enroll in one or two courses, you will have some flexibility to schedule your days. Classes are held in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Residential students are required to enroll full time, in either two 4-credit courses or one 8-credit course. The program spans seven weeks, and most courses meet for six weeks, with a final exam, paper, or project during the seventh week.
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.
Wanna roll up your sleeves at a cleanup? Or would you rather take long walks on the beach and monitor Marine Protected Areas with binoculars? Or maybe you’d love to help educate the public at our Aquarium? Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission! Become a volunteer in our Aquarium, Beach Captain, Community Science, Outreach and Youth Education programs.
Are you ready for an adventurous summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado? The HMI Summer Term unites wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and engaging place-based education in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. On two backcountry expeditions, students learn wilderness travel skills and develop personal connections to each other and to nature. While on HMI’s campus, students engage in a community of shared responsibility, resulting in friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Through field classes and engaging projects, students explore sense of place, leadership, and environmental ethics. At the end of 5 weeks, students leave HMI inspired by the natural world and ready to dive into their next year of high school with confidence and curiosity.
Our volunteers are the face of our community. Hundreds of volunteers donate over 100,000 hours annually, helping to make the hospital environment friendly and approachable at a time when people are at their greatest emotional need.
You will find friendly volunteer faces in many hospital departments, one of which includes our high school volunteers. We have 358 high school students representing 41 different schools who donate their precious time! They service over 100 assignments available at Huntington Hospital. Many of them return during college and often after they graduate.
Kick-start your dream career with iD Coding & Engineering Academy or iD Game Design & Development Academy. You’ll get immersed in a startup dev shop or simulated game studio and network with pros and peers—all on a prestigious university campus.
Welcome to the original tech camp, built around YOU. Code a mobile app. Design your own video game. Produce a viral video. Discover the secrets of cryptography. Our flagship program features over 30 innovative courses, blending world-class instruction with fun camp activities. In each weeklong session, you’ll explore an inspiring campus, make new friends, and build skills that last long after summer.
Inspired by iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, our all-girls program blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social activism in a fresh, café-like setting. Big ideas come to life amidst moon chairs and stylish decor. Whether you want to code an app for charity, design a mobile game, or engineer wearable electronics, you’ll collaborate with new friends and create a project you’re passionate about.
Our Summer School is your chance to live, learn and have fun in the heart of London at a university ranked eighth best in the world. During the Summer School students can learn from world-class academics and researchers,study alongside students from all over the world, and work on challenging, real-world projects, developing your subject knowledge and honing your business skills. The Summer School isn’t all about work – you will also be able to explore London and other parts of the UK through our programme of social activities. This may include, for example day trips to famous UK cities, team building tasks, parties, London tours and theatre shows.
The Young Women’s Institute welcomes high school women to spend a week on the Indiana University campus. They have the opportunity to experience college life, interact with professors, and expand their network at no cost to them. Participants attend sessions on various business subjects, which is then applied to consult a local business. This is a selective program open to young women who are high school juniors. A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is required, and factors such as extracurricular involvement, and a letter of recommendation will influence selection decisions.
Each Inspiring Girls expedition combines many aspects of science, art, critical thinking, and mountaineering or kayaking. We are looking for applicants who will each contribute in a unique way to the team. Ideally, you will have something to bring to the team so that you will not only learn from your leaders, but also will teach each other. Therefore, we do not choose applicants based solely on their individual applications – we choose the team as a whole, based on what the applicant can bring to the team.
Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.
Interlochen Arts Camp offers summer programs for grades 3-12.
IntersectLA’s immersive Design, Art, and Technology Academy (also known as DATA) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) will begin in summer 2020. DATA is intended for high school students going into grades 9 through 12 to learn or enhance skills in areas such as digital art, graphic design, photography, videography, web design, coding, user experience, game design, animation, and printmaking. Courses provide hands-on experience, as well as opportunities to explore and prepare for careers in high-demand creative fields.
CTY’s Academic Explorations consists of enrichment courses that provide students an introduction to topics that are not typically part of the standard middle or high school curriculum. These courses are designed to help students develop analytic and critical thinking skills while immersing them in a specific discipline for three weeks. Academic Explorations courses emphasize a lively exchange of ideas and problem solving; informed discussion rather than lecture is the norm, and students often have opportunities to present their work to the class. In these courses, students engage in a process of discovery as they apply concepts and theories to real world situations and become more informed, learned individuals in the process.
Engineering Innovation (EI) is an exciting, hands-on summer course for high school students interested in engineering. This program is offered at the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD and at other sites in Maryland, California, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. A residential experience is available at the JHU Homewood campus and Hood College.
Over four or five weeks (depending upon the site), students complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive final exam.
Students who earn an A or B grade in the course receive 3 credits from Johns Hopkins University.
CTY’s Intensive Studies is designed for students who are ready for intense college-level course work and accelerated study in specific disciplines. These three-week courses engage students in the same amount of material that would normally be covered in a semester-long college course or a year-long high-school course. CTY’s Intensive Studies courses fall into two categories: special topics courses that are not offered in high school and fast-paced high school courses. Intensive Studies courses explore more sophisticated theoretical material and proceed at a faster pace than do courses in the Academic Explorations program. A number of CTY’s Intensive Studies courses also have prerequisites. Students who thrive within such a focused setting strengthen their critical and analytical thinking skills and have the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in their chosen fields of study.
The LEAD Program is an international cross-sector collaborative of (1) premier U.S. corporations, government agencies, higher education and non-profit partnerships, that focus on developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. LEAD strives to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross-sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non-profit partnerships that focus on developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. LEAD accomplishes this mission by fostering a vibrant community for students to gain the skills, experience and encouragement they need to fulfill their educational and professional aspirations in the fields of business, engineering and computer science. Each year, approximately 500 scholars attend LEAD’s Summer Institutes held at top-tier universities globally. Since its inception, LEAD has served over 10,000 scholars. LEAD accepts applications from current eighth graders, freshman, sophomores and juniors for summer programs.
The Leadership Manhattan Beach mission is developing and uniting community leaders. Every year they offer a flagship nine-month long leadership training program. During the program, participants are introduced to various community services and programs while working collaboratively with 25 to 30 adults and high school students. The emphasis is on results and teamwork. The capstone to the class experience is the class project: doing something real to benefit the Manhattan Beach community.
Academic pre-college credit courses combine lectures, field trips, and small-group discussions designed to challenge students’ critical and creative ways of thinking. Students are expected to maintain an independent work ethic that will allow them to complete a workload equal to a standard undergraduate level class.
JPL sponsors regional competitions for high school students that test science and engineering skills, as well as online contests for various age groups. Learn how you can take part in robot challenges, science tournaments, essay contests, internships, and other educational competitions with JPL.
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society. Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural activities.
Our unique student travel program, National Geographic Student Expeditions, offers high school and middle school students ages 13 and older opportunities to get out into the field and follow in the footsteps of National Geographic’s photographers, writers, and scientists. We invite the next generation of explorers to snorkel with marine biologists in Belize, go on photo shoots in Yellowstone National Park with a National Geographic photographer, help out with a community project in Nepal, and more. It only takes a little digging to find that there is wonder—big and small—all around the world. Come discover it with us.
National League of Young Men (NLYM) is a non-profit organization for young men in grades 9-12; this structured program for mothers and their sons promotes the development of young men into community leaders through leadership involvement, charitable and community service, cultural experiences and protocol education.
The National Student Leadership Conference prepares students for college and a future career. Since 1989, tens of thousands of outstanding high school students from across the United States and around the world have come to the National Student Leadership Conference to explore the qualities of effective leadership and gain an insider’s perspective on some of today’s most sought-after professions.
The National Student Leadership Conference has a unique partnership with American University to offer college credit for our high school summer programs. The American University is distinguished as a premier global university and known for turning “ideas into action and action into service.” As a result of this NSLC/AU alliance, students attending the NSLC’s summer programs for high school students have the opportunity to take college credit classes taught by American University faculty at all NSLC locations. This credit option enhances your education within the framework of your program experience, without interrupting NSLC activities.
Los Angeles is a diverse, dynamic, ever-changing city, both for people and the wildlife that live here. Although we are frequently aware of the larger wildlife around us, like parrots and squirrels, many of the smaller animals remain unnoticed and even undescribed by scientists.
In order to understand our city better, the Museum has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas. Our goal is to not only increase our knowledge of local wildlife but also to involve our local community in this study. From lizards to ladybugs, we need your help in each of our community science projects — the Museum can’t do it alone!
In 2019 the Mobile Museums department at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County launched the Marine Science Teen Internship Program, thanks to the generosity of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.
The program recruits ten high school juniors and seniors from the Math, Science, & Technology Magnet Academy at Theodore Roosevelt High School and Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights, who begin as unpaid interns in the spring semester and then become paid museum employees over the summer.
Interns are responsible for developing a marine science community event program for the Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience and facilitating the experience for community members at evening events throughout Los Angeles County. Mobile Museums are unique educational spaces within customized tractor-trailers that simulate scientific research environments.
Program goals for the interns include:
*Gain exposure to museum research, collections, interpretation, program development, and facilitation
*Acquire critical knowledge and skills that will enhance their academic achievement and broaden their future career options and work preparedness
*Gain a greater understanding of their strengths, interests, and potential career paths
*Be empowered to go back to their communities and share their knowledge using the critical thinking and communication skills they have gained.
NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens. Their multi-day programs take place outdoors in the magnificence of nature’s classroom, where students are immersed in the wonder and science of our national parks in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, and Prince William Forest. Founded as Yosemite Institute in 1971, today NatureBridge welcomes more than 700 schools and 30,000 students and teachers each year to their six campuses. After more than 40 years of teaching and inspiring students, NatureBridge has provided life-changing experiences for more than 1 million participants and is a national leader in the field of environmental education.
Every summer, 13 young women embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a 12-day backpacking adventure in the High Sierra. This extraordinary program seeks to inspire young women to reach their highest potential, develop a stronger sense of self and community, and explore their personal connection to nature. Participants venture into the backcountry of Yosemite National Park with highly skilled female educators from NatureBridge for an expedition of discovery, leadership, and personal challenge.
Thirteen young women will be chosen based on the strength of their applications and the recommendations of supportive educators and community leaders. Through the generosity of donors, we are able to offer this program for a fee of $150 per participant. The remaining program cost of $2,400 per scholar is supported by donations given in honor of Joie Armstrong’s life and legacy.
NatureBridge’s Summer Backpacking Program is for high school students and combines academic and personal growth in the spectacular settings of Yosemite and Olympic. Teenagers with a passion for exploration, science, and adventure create their own ecological research project while hiking or backpacking through the wilderness.
While backpacking with NatureBridge, you will:
-Explore the STUNNING WILDERNESS of a national park
-Use SCIENCE to gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings
-Develop your LEADERSHIP skills
-LIVE SIMPLY, bringing only what will fit in your backpack
-Create long-lasting FRIENDSHIPS with people from all different backgrounds
NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. This academically rigorous program places high school students in six-week, intensive, college-level courses with current college students and allows them to gain academic credit, which may be applied to a future degree.
Courses are available in more than 30 academic areas. With NYU Precollege, you can explore the archeological history of New York City, begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, explore engineering and design, or delve into business and finance.
Challenge yourself to unleash your true artistic potential. Tisch programs for high school students are a way for you to develop your talents and explore the possibilities of a career in the arts. The rigorous, professional training you receive in New York City is an outgrowth of the undergraduate programs, offering you an immersive experience in emerging media and the performing and cinematic arts.
We encourage creativity and self-expression while providing you with a foundation for collaboration. The high school programs taught by our full-time faculty are intense, engaging and structured; created to give you an enriching college experience.
The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in six college credits. This program is a commitment of four weeks on campus that encompasses a highly structured class schedule. You will live in an NYU residence hall for the duration of the program. The summer program is open to high school sophomores and juniors from around the world.
No-Kill Los Angeles is a coalition of animal welfare organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals, led by Best Friends Animal Society. NKLA is dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters by providing spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increasing adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes.
When the task is to bring the number of dogs and cats killed in L.A. city shelters to zero, all volunteer help is welcome. Donating your time, skills and heart adds up to making a big difference. Volunteer in Los Angeles today.
Young people often receive the message that they can’t make a difference. That they don’t have the knowledge, skills, or motivation to influence issues like poverty, healthcare, education, or the environment. That they’re powerless to create change. Yet there are countless stories that prove this is not the case. CLI students explore the complex challenges that affect our communities, and develop the knowledge, experience and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world.
Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.
One of the best ways to prepare for college is to get a taste of college life and academics. Take this opportunity to explore different subjects or get a head start on the major of your dreams. The College Prep Program offers undergraduate courses for college credit taught by Northwestern faculty and instructors who assume the same level of commitment and involvement from you that they do from college students. The expectations are high, the rewards are long-lasting.
Courses are flexibly scheduled, ranging from three-week intensive courses in the sciences or languages, and four to eight weeks for most other offerings. You must receive permission from the Summer Session director to enroll in three-week intensive science courses. Also, students may be able to enroll in upper-level courses, subject to prerequisites and permission.
As a College Prep student in the credit study option, you will take undergraduate courses with students from Northwestern and other universities. The course credit you earn can be transferred to undergraduate programs at many other universities. Your grades will be available on an official Northwestern transcript, a strong beginning to your academic career.
Many of tomorrow’s rock-star journalists can be found in our prestigious program for high school students, the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (MNJI). This five-week summer institute, also known as the cherub program, is for rising seniors seeking the inside scoop on professional journalism and looking to connect with peers who are just as passionate about pursuing a journalism career.
Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization, has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.
The Northwestern Debate Institute is an unequaled living-learning experience for high school debaters. The institute will provide an intensive and comprehensive summer debate experience that will prepare debaters for next season and beyond. Northwestern University’s Debate Team has an unparalleled record of success based on the foundations, fundamentals and techniques taught at the Northwestern Debate Institute. Learn the debate principles that have led to 15 NDT championships, 16 final round appearances, 6 top speakers – a record of success unmatched in college debate. Come join our program for rising Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors to learn with and debate against the best competition in the country. Alumni of the Northwestern Debate Institute have gone on to win every major high school tournament.
Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization, has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.
Our Theatre Arts Division is an immersive, hands-on exploration into stage performance and production. A rigorous combination of classes and rehearsals provide students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment every day for 5 weeks. Working with professional theatre practitioners from around the country, students receive extraordinary training in a collaborative and supportive environment.
We're unique because:
*Every Theatre Arts student performs in one of our highly regarded final productions, presented to family and friends in repertory during the final week of the program. Design/Tech students serve as stage managers for these fully realized productions.
*The NHSI allows students to create theater without placing a focus on grades or numeric evaluations. Students can feel free to try every exercise, idea, style, etc., to their fullest without fear of ‘failure.’
*We create a safe environment to explore and experiment, while at the same time pushing actors and designers to discover themselves and to take their art to new and unexpected levels.
This summer, the world is your classroom. Whether you’re paddling wild rivers or animating your creative story, explore the world around you with science as your guide. Survive in the wilderness, build your research skills, and see the PacNW like never before. Plus, check out our new Coastal Discovery Center with new overnight design challenges.
Immerse yourself in a dynamic, creative environment with other students who are passionate about art and design. This summer, build and develop your creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design.
This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate.
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US for over 30 years. Students from over 80 countries are housed and educated in great and historic centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States, while exploring new cultural surroundings.
The CBL International Summer In Oxford offers high school students between the ages of 14 to 19 an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of studying at prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. Participants spend part of their summer in an academically renowned city, studying a subject of their choice, and attending workshops focusing on the university preparation and application process.
Whilst studying in Oxford, the students will be housed in the colleges of the University of Oxford, where their meals, lectures, workshops, and social activities will also take place. The colleges are within walking distance from the city centre, offering the perfect opportunity to explore and learn about Oxford’s rich history.
The Early Investigator High School (EiHS) CIRM Summer Program to Accelerate Regenerative Medicine Knowledge (SPARK) is a hands-on research experience run collaboratively by Pathways to Stem Cell Science and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Funded by a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), EiHS CIRM SPARK enables six students from low-income families to participate in stem cell research at Caltech funded by a full tuition scholarship. This program is part of a larger CIRM funded initiative to provide advanced science education to low income students who lack the means to participate in summer research programs.
CIRM SPARK scholars follow a similar curriculum to the Stem Cell Research Internship Program, completing introductory training, hands-on research and educational forums focusing on a range of topics from ethics, to career development to entrepreneurial science. They also take part in math tuition classes, social media activities and attend the CIRM SPARK Conference – a state-wide event showcasing the research and achievements of CIRM SPARK students from around California.
Intro to Stem Cell Systems is an introductory five-day course that explores the exciting science of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Designed for entry-level scientists, this innovative program provides foundational training in bioscience techniques and essential principles in human stem cell biology. Participating students study the three-major human stem cell systems – adult, cancer and pluripotent, through laboratory classes and engaging college-level lectures covering the science, history and ethics of stem cell research. They learn modern skills used by a variety of bioscience professions, working hands-on in a biotech laboratory with cancer, neural and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Methods in Stem Cell Engineering is a four-session afterschool program exploring the science of gene modulation in stem cells. Participating students learn basic hands-on lab skills, using RNA interference (RNAi) to silence the expression of an oncogene in human cancer stem cells.
RNAi is a sophisticated technique that scientists use to inhibit the expression of specific genes in order to study their function. During Methods in Stem Cell Engineering, students learn bioinformatical approaches to designing an RNAi experiment and measure the effect of inhibiting the gene oct-4 in stem cells derived from testicular cancers. They also explore the real-world applications of RNAi technology, hearing from guest speakers and experts in the field of stem cell engineering.
During the Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program, participating students learn from start to finish how human induced pluripotent stem cells are created from skin cells then converted into heart cells that beat in the culture dish. Each participant creates their own culture of beating heart cells, following the same real-life methods as stem cell researchers. Through the combined use of college-level lectures and laboratory classes, students receive comprehensive training in modern research techniques, working with sophisticated laboratory equipment alongside industry scientists. They also connect with internationally renowned researchers during guest lectures focusing on the role of stem cells in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research.
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program is an advanced ten-day course aimed at science enthusiasts who are interested in taking their education to the next level with hands-on training in research-level techniques. Taught by stem cell experts in an entrepreneurial biotech laboratory, this ground-breaking course is the only one of its kind in the world. In addition to hands-on skills, course participants learn the complexities of forging a bioscience career during career education seminars, lead by academic and industry scientists. They also plan and implement their own real-life experiment focusing on stem cells, their differentiated derivatives or the process of cellular reprogramming.
Stem Cell Research Internship is a rigorous, PhD-style training program for high school students who are serious about pursuing a career in science or medicine. This life-changing opportunity enables future scientists to kick-start their careers in laboratories that are transforming the future of medicine. The program takes place over six-weeks, beginning with a 5-day industry-style training course called the “Boot Camp”, designed specifically to prepare high school students for working in a professional research laboratory. Unique to our program, the Boot Camp provides introductory training in a variety of widely used bioscience techniques, including mammalian stem cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry and microscopy.
After completing the Boot Camp, participating students join a Los Angeles-based laboratory where they take part in scientific research, guided by a professional scientist and laboratory mentor. The research experience is complemented by educational science education forums which explore scientific fields that are implemented outside of the laboratory such as science writing, bioethics, public policy and computational biology. The forums also include a scientific journal club, guest speakers from the stem cell community and a career development seminar where students gain valuable insight into bioscience careers from academic and industry scientists.
CrossWays is a life-transforming, nine-day experience at Pepperdine University for high school students in the summer after their sophomore and junior years. The goal of CrossWays is to enrich students' lives both spiritually and academically in order to develop strong Christian leaders by equipping them to love and live like Jesus in order to serve and lead as he did.
Students will reflect with and learn from some of Pepperdine's finest professors, Christian university students, and well-known guest speakers. Along with classroom experiences and interactive group activities, participants will write a personal statement of faith and develop a Life Map as they become more aware of their giftedness. This process will help students reflect on their past, their current situation, and begin to think critically about upcoming decisions.
CrossWays will also offer students opportunities to practice what they are learning. Pepperdine's location offers exciting opportunities for students to engage Southern California's diverse population and fast-paced secular culture. Through visiting organizations that serve the city's homeless, students will learn to live, love, serve, and lead like Jesus.
Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus more than 780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come from more than 40 states and 45 foreign nations. Summer School students come from a variety of schools. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries. If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.
The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) enrolls up to 90 local high school students and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities. PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of courses, cultural events, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year. PAYS serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education—students who are first in their family to attend college; from low income families; and are African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or part of other underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.
Each summer Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program welcomes over 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly a month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student.
Students choose a major focus modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. To complement this chosen major, students are automatically enrolled in foundation, art history, and portfolio development classes. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.
Reflecting Pratt’s academic culture, PreCollege students are immersed in their studio practice and actively participating in a rigorous full schedule of classes Monday to Friday. Classes are led by Pratt’s renowned faculty of working artists and professional designers who are committed to sharing their expertise in the field.
Prime Time Sports Camp is a truly unique experience. They are a comprehensive sports training & recreation facility specializing in over ten different sports. They also feature a wide variety of special events and camp favorites to make sure that your camper enjoys a dynamic camp experience.
A full-time, free research experience in the sciences or engineering for high school students. Students are included in ongoing research programs where they are closely supervised by Princeton faculty and research staff. The participation dates are customized according to the schedules of the research personnel and intern and the specifics of the project. Internships typically span 7-10 weeks over the summer.
Rosie’s Girls® is a one-week summer day camp that helps girls develop grit, connection and expanded possibilities as they explore hands-on STEM- and trades-related activities. Girls entering 6, 7 and 8th grades practice carpentry and engineering skills as they invent, design and build cooperative projects. It’s a safe, supportive, girl-centered environment and emphasizes friendship, teamwork and healthy body image – with tons of fun woven in! A place where girls can get their hands dirty, take positive risks and try something new.
At Rustic Pathways, we believe travel provides a unique environment for learning. Our programs are designed to encourage critical thinking; learning moments and opportunities for growth are intentionally built into our programs. Leaders facilitate meaningful discussion and reflection, supporting student learning and amplifying the impact of our travel experiences.
Since 1995, SAI Programs has provided students with exceptional cultural and educational experiences abroad, offering the opportunity to enroll in some of the finest schools available to English speaking students in Europe. By encouraging students to explore the complex intersections between self, community, and creativity, SAI aims to provide an inspiring and transformative experience for all participants. All of SAI’s services, in the U.S. and overseas, are geared toward ensuring student safety and maximizing the student experience; both in terms of providing a framework for academic inquiry, and offering each student opportunities for personal growth and development.
Our students can trust that they will receive a world-class education while they are abroad with SAI. Each program and host school that we offer has been carefully reviewed and selected for academic rigor as well as cultural exposure and integration.
SAI offers U.S. credit for all undergraduate coursework. Students receive official U.S. transcripts, either directly from the host school or through SAI’s U.S. school of record.
At SAIC, you will be empowered to bring your ideas to life, whatever form they may take. You will have the freedom to work in multiple media: you can incorporate text into paintings, combine performance and sculpture, or cross boundaries from sound to architecture. The possibilities are truly limitless, and you will leave our program a more confident maker with innovative, portfolio-quality work.
The Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) Advantage:
*Earn college credits that may be transferred to whatever college you choose to attend
*Successful completion of the program waives the porfolio requirement for admission to SAIC's undergraduate program
*A large number of ECPSI students receive top merit scholarships
*Students create portfolio-ready work to enhance their admissions portfolios
With summer camps ranging in length from one to six weeks, and campuses in New York, California and Vermont, there’s no excuse for not taking action.
Since it was founded in 2001, SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts, has quickly become one of the premier visual and performing arts summer camps for young people, ages 13 to 19, in the world. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun. Whether you are acting in a film along Lake Champlain, dancing in a hip-hop video under the Brooklyn Bridge, or conducting a fashion shoot on Venice Beach, you’re sure to have the summer of a lifetime!!!
Founded in 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad Programs offers high quality French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish language immersion summer programs exclusively for high school students. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding students knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures. All SPI high school study abroad programs are unique and personalized global experiences designed to build leadership qualities that help students succeed both in college and in their future endeavors. Our programs are guided by experienced educators with small group sizes that make traveling abroad exciting, educational, and truly inspiring.
SPI uses foreign universities and accredited language institutes for coursework abroad. These institutions provide high school students, upon successful completion of their courses, with an official transcript that they may use to petition college credit from their future university or college. Official transcripts are first sent to SPI in September, and then we will mail an official copy of the transcript in a sealed envelope to each participant. You will mail the official transcript packet directly to your U.S. university once you are enrolled.
Most SPI language immersion programs give 30-80 contact hours, or classroom hours, enabling for a potential of up to 1-6 semester college credit hours by your university. Contact hours are treated differently at every school. Some schools will grant specific class credit for the hours (e.g., Spanish), although most give a general foreign language or elective credit.
Since its inception in 1989, St, Joseph’s Bread and Roses Café has provided homeless men, women and children with a nutritious meal in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Each day, up to 150 homeless men, women and children eat at Bread and Roses. In place of a soup line, guests are provided with the ambience of a restaurant in which volunteers act as waiters while diners eat a meal set at tables replete with tablecloths and fresh flowers. The Café fosters feelings of respect and trust between guests and staff.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels relies on the compassion of its volunteers. More than 275 great volunteers help prepare and deliver nutritious meals to more than 3,000 clients a day. Some also volunteer to help raise funds and awareness of their program. In 2013 alone, their volunteers contributed over 8,000 hours to feed L.A.’s homebound community at risk for hunger and malnutrition.
Stagedoor Manor offers total theater immersion, plus all the fun of a great summer camp. It’s the only performing arts program of its type in the world, with students from every state…and six continents!
Do you dream of standing in the spotlight on opening night, of seeing yourself on television or in the movies, of hearing the applause of an audience? Imagine yourself meeting casting agents, talking to directors, producers, and sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love theater and the performing arts!
At Stagedoor Manor, performers of all levels – beginner and advanced – find expression and fulfillment on stage and in the classroom. You make the choices: Musical or Drama? Jazz or Tap? Or both!
You will perform because everyone is cast in a show. You will learn from Directors, Choreographers, and Vocal Coaches who have been selected because of their years of experience motivating and guiding young performers.
The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills and Education Center Stanford Summer Internship is designed to educate high school and pre-medical students considering careers in science, medicine, and public health in basic and advanced cardiovascular anatomy and physiology as well as medical and surgical techniques that will be utilized in pre-medical and medical school. This program is open to all students worldwide.
The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.
The Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a three-week residential program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
Are you passionate about ideas? Fascinated by the past? Interested in using literature, philosophy, and history to understand the present?
Then you won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to explore some of the decisive turning points in world history.
While Stanford is well known as a center of technological innovation and entrepreneurship, at its heart it remains a liberal arts institution dedicated to the cultivation of new knowledge. Students who attend Stanford Summer Humanities Institute delve into the big issues at the heart of the humanities.
Renowned for entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence, Stanford enriches your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge with a wide variety of courses, to help you reach your full potential. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 30 countries in small classes with dedicated instructors, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.
Just minutes from the beach, UCLA offers students the perfect campus on which to learn while enjoying the sun, surf, and sand. UCLA is located in one of the nation's biggest hubs for the film and television industry and specializes in business, sports, leadership, screenwriting, and acting.
Combined with UCLA's remarkable educational resources, reputation for academic distinction, athletic excellence, and superb location, UCLA is the perfect place for a pre-college program. Through our 34-year collaborative partnership, students experience courses with top UCLA faculty in UCLA's state-of-the-art facilities, just like a UCLA student.
At Summer Discovery UCSB, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a great introduction to college life.
During our 15 year partnership with UCSB, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 43 states and over 60 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.
Residential Life: Live next to the beach with your friends on one of the most bike-friendly campuses. Become more independent with the support of our amazing staff.
Academics: Choose from over 90 different college credit and enrichment classes. Research Mentorship Program. Aquatic Marine Science. Psychology. Microeconomics.
Activities: Discover California this summer. From Pismo Beach Hummer Tours to the Festival Under the Stars to Disneyland, every day on and off campus is action-packed.
Sports: Take advantage of the amazing athletic facilities at UCSB through pick-up games, tournaments, and Sports Plus classes.
SSP is not a “camp.” It is a unique immersion experience with a strong culture that has evolved over more than half a century. It is talented young people discovering their limits, then overcoming them through collaboration. It is the shock of not being the smartest person in the room, followed by the joy of realizing that’s not a problem, it’s an opportunity.
What is SSP?
*a 39-day residential enrichment program designed to challenge and inspire talented and motivated high school students (rising seniors) from around the world
*one of the longest-running (since 1959) pre-college programs
*an immersion into hands-on research
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Summer College for high school students offers a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs that represent the various colleges and schools at Syracuse University. All 6-week courses offered through Summer College are college-level, credit-bearing courses. Students earn up to seven college credits. Programs and courses are offered in many areas of study and in two enrollment types: programs/courses that are exclusive to Summer College students and programs/courses that are open to both Summer College students and SU students. Students are enrolled in two courses, the exception being Architecture, due to the number of studio hours.
Summer College also provides 2-week options that enable students to gain many of the benefits of the 6-week experience in a shorter format. All programs work with University faculty and instructors and have an intensive schedule in each area of study. Most programs are noncredit.
TUJ invites high school students to a summer of language and cultural experiences in Tokyo. The 8-night program includes a unique mix of Japanese language classes and one of four exciting electives. With adventures in Tokyo, an overnight excursion to Nikko, and a trip to DisneySea, this will be your Tokyo story to remember!
The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme: arts and social change, sustainability and the environment, peace, politics, and human rights, language and discovery, and leadership.
Through intensive programs and internships, onsite events across our two locations, as well as digital apps, there are a variety of ways to explore our collections, inspire your personal creativity, and connect with others. Four programs are available:
Student Gallery Guides -- Student Gallery Guides is a paid summer internship opportunity for teens interested in learning the fundamentals of museum education. Interns will train to lead guided experiences with the Getty Center's collection for visiting K-12 summer groups. This is a great opportunity for teens with an interest in art to also develop public speaking and facilitation skills. Transportation to and from the Getty Center, as well as a stipend, is provided to each intern on the final day of the internship, based on successful completion of the program.
Latin Academy (Academia Aestiva) -- The Summer Latin Academy (Academia Aestiva) at the Getty Villa offers high school students who have taken the equivalent of a full year of high-school Latin an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of the ancient Romans. This week-long program combines classroom instruction in spoken Latin in the morning with activity-based exploration of the Getty Villa site and antiquities collection in the afternoon. Led by local teachers affiliated with the North American Institute for Living Latin Studies (SALVI) in collaboration with Getty Villa educators and curators, the program offers a chance to discover the benefits of spoken Latin in the unique environment of a museum modeled on an ancient Roman luxury villa. Our theme this year, Animals in the Roman World, examines the role of real and mythological bests in art and literature, and includes a visit to the Getty Center to view relevant Medieval manuscripts.
Teen Lab -- Getty Teen Lab is an eight-week paid summer internship for high school students from the Boyle Heights community to explore the role they can play as active producers of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) educational content for the museum. Getty Teen Lab participants explore the intersections of art and science in the ancient Greek and Roman world, through deep explorations of objects in the Getty Villa collection and through personal art making. The Getty Teen Lab Program supports students in archeology, conservation, and arts integration projects created for K-12 student audiences. Transportation to and from the Getty Villa, as well as a stipend, is provided to each intern on the final day of the internship, based on the successful completion of the program.
Unshuttered -- Unshuttered is many things: an app, a photography intensive program, and other upcoming programs both at The Getty and beyond. The Getty Unshuttered app is a free photo sharing platform that provides a positive community for teen artists to raise their voices for social good. Get inspired. Build and share your own portfolio. Like and follow other photographers to help them grow, too. The Unshuttered team at the Getty Museum is always on the lookout for great work and new artists to celebrate. Your work could be a "Pick of the Day" or you could wear our most exclusive badge, "Getty Artist." We can't wait to see what you create.
The Mountain School cultivates a diverse and interdependent community of scholars who learn to know a place and take care of it. During the summer, we hire a group of five or six alumni and others with an excellent work ethic who are looking to immerse themselves in an intensive farm experience. For the months of June, July and August, the farm crew works to take care of every aspect of the Mountain School farm. They care for the animals, do daily chores, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, weed and weed and weed, bring in the hay and harvest the summer crops.
Parsons Summer Intensive Studies: New York is an exceptional academic art and design program enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you’re a high school student preparing to apply to college, a college student interested in enhancing your own program and earning transfer credits, or an adult investigating career options, our summer courses can help you define and achieve your goals.
This intensive three-week, three-credit program is open to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of art and design in an academically rigorous and artistically stimulating environment. Students spend five days a week in studio classes and receive demanding homework assignments. Courses are supplemented by special events, including portfolio reviews, Parsons alumni career panels, and industry guest lecturers, all designed to prepare students for admission to design school or direct them toward relevant career paths.
Our August Writers’ Workshop is a back-to-school writing intensive program that gives rising middle and high school students an opportunity to enhance their writing skills under the tutelage of some of the best writers in the world. This week-long course draws from the strength of The School of The New York Times’s premier writing faculty and journalism courses.
Students will emerge with strengthened communication skills, confidence in their writing and a profound sense of the power of the written word. We encourage students from all backgrounds to register for the workshop and we offer financial aid and scholarships.
Our DC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in Washington DC, our nation’s capital and the center of politics and social activism. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to DC Summer Academy.
Our NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science and more. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to Summer Academy.
Summer Academy Online gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to pursue their passions and study with experts in the fields of journalism, media, politics, technology, arts, culture, sports, business, fashion and more. Our online program brings this unique academic experience directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to think critically and creatively while exploring their passions and building skills for life. Highlights will include live video instruction from world-class faculty, a line-up of exciting guest speakers and virtual site visits.
Get a taste of what it is like to study at Tufts University and try-out life as a college student! Enroll in Tufts Undergraduate courses and / or in one of four college-level courses designed specifically for high school students. This program is designed to mirror the Undergraduate experience, allowing highly motivated students to select their own course schedule and mix college-level study with fun activities and the opportunity to build college and life skills.
Just five miles northwest of Boston, Tufts University’s Medford / Somerville tranquil campus sits on a hill overlooking the city. Tufts’ location offers the optimal combination of a relaxed and safe campus environment that is close enough to the city that everything Boston has to offer is at the fingertips of Tufts’ students.
Join us for your summer studies and share the Tufts experience!
The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth introduces youth from around the world to the disciplines and skills that make business work. B-BAY students learn from professors who are at the top of their field and from youth mentors. Class projects and presentations give students hands-on experience in a safe learning environment-all on the vibrant UC Berkeley campus.
embARC is a four week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project. Students who fulfill the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion and 1 unit of college credit (graded pass/no pass) on an official UC Berkeley transcript. Residential and commuter options are available.
The Pre-Collegiate Program offers you the chance to join the community of more than 250 high school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley. Get involved through Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned just for you. Take advantage of everything campus has to offer, while simultaneously earning college credit.
Summer academic sessions begin with an orientation, a campus tour, and opportunities to meet your summer classmates. Optional co-curricular activities are planned to offer you a variety of helpful hints on both making the most of your Berkeley learning experience and planning for academic life. Berkeley staff and students, as well as visiting professionals, lead seminars about the best practices of using University libraries, choosing a College, and writing a successful College application and personal statement. Hear from currently enrolled Berkeley students and get your questions answered about what it’s like to be study at Berkeley, and much more.
The major goal of the UC Davis – Young Scholars Program is to expose and engage forty high achieving and high potential high school students in a variety of research experiences within the fields of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences. To be eligible to apply a student must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in high school. A major emphasis of the program is giving students the opportunity to gain an understanding of biological science research and its interdisciplinary impact on other fields via an in-depth research experience in state-of-the-art laboratories. Each student will undertake a six-week research project in a university laboratory under the mentorship of university research faculty. In addition, students will participate in a lecture series designed to reinforce foundational biological concepts and weekend excursions to the Pacific Ocean, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada. To fully participate in all academic and social aspects of the program and to insure adequate study time, participants will reside on campus (including most weekends).
All students will be enrolled for five (5) units of University Group Study Credit. Assignments for the program include research notebooks, a written article of journal quality describing the research project and its conclusions, presentation of the individual project at a research symposium and presentation of research to students at the home high school. All work in the program is graded and credit will be awarded after home presentations are completed.
The Experience University Research (EUR) program allows local southern California students to take college-level courses at a Top 10 public university alongside local and international peers. Students can take one or more courses from Session 1 or Session 2 to build practical skills, to gain invaluable experience, and to become better prepared to attend a competitive university. Individual course enrollment or package options including housing and activities available!
The Medical Education Office at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine offers a menu of enrichment programs for youth interested in a career in healthcare or science. In addition to fostering the interest of youth in healthcare and science innovation, the programs empower medical students and pre-professional students who are accepted as program coaches to become lifelong teachers and leaders.
This week-long experience led by distinguished UC Irvine School of Law faculty in a law school setting is designed to equip students with knowledge, understanding, and skills that will benefit them as they continue their education and chart their future—to perform better in high school, prepare for college, and explore a possible career as a lawyer.
Renowned faculty will lead engaging morning lectures of current relevance, introducing participants to the legal system and to major areas of law important to students. In the afternoon, students will have an opportunity to participate in mock debates, hearings, and workshop-style sessions. This specialized program advances college readiness on a UC campus in actual law school classrooms. Personal interaction with faculty aims to expand perspectives, boost academic and professional confidence, and support career and college interests.
With curriculum developed by UCI Law faculty, college-bound participants will become stronger candidates through a unique program of timely lectures, intellectually rigorous small group activities, lively open discussion, and practical skills enhancement.
The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program is an intense, one-week, primarily educational program incorporating medical guest speakers and hospital tours and activities giving the Summer Scholar an involved sense of working within the field of medicine. The goal of the program is to expose the Summer Scholar to a variety of medical professions in hope that they make a more informed decision about their own path to medicine.
The Volunteer Services Student Program Coordinator works to make your volunteering experience a valuable asset towards your career goals. Over 300 volunteer positions offer opportunities for students to explore various healthcare-related options. Each year up to 10 student volunteers are selected to win awards, in which winners are announced late each spring at a special event.
This year's 7-week program will begin on Friday, June 26, 2020 and end Friday, August 14, 2020. Students will be required to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours.
Once accepted into the program, as a Volunteen, you may begin your volunteering rotation in the following critical area:
*Patient Transport: Patient Transport assists in the Patient Transport office at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. They are responsible for discharging patients, assisting in transfers, and helping the patient transport staff. This is a great opportunity for students to see all areas of the hospital and get clinical exposure. Shifts are available seven days a week.
*Wayfinding: Wayfinders are student ambassadors. Wayfinders are stationed at hospital entrances and greet each visitor/patient along with providing wheelchair and escort assistance. Wayfinders must be friendly, proactive, and have good communication and customer service skills. 2-hour shifts are available Monday-Friday between 8:00am - 4:00pm. Due to the standing nature of this position, 4 hours will be rewarded for 2 hours of Wayfinding service.
*Floater: Volunteers help deliver patient mail and newspapers. The assignments can change each shift depending on needs of department . Volunteers are assigned to the Volunteer Office for one, four-hour shift per week between 9:00 am - 4:00 am on Monday through Friday (weekends are not available).
Sci|Art NanoLab is a highly competitive, 2-week summer program for high school juniors and seniors interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences.
This joint venture, between the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and Department of Design | Media Arts, sponsored by the Art|Sci Center, brings together two of the most competitive majors at UCLA. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in both science and art to build their portfolio for college admission as well earn FOUR UNITS of transferable UCLA CREDIT for the two-week course. The course will be supplemented with field trips, guest scholars and lecturers, while offering students the opportunity to experience college life on the UCLA campus.
During the summer months, visiting high school students have three different summer experiences to select from at UCLA:
– Individual UCLA Academic Courses
– Summer College Immersion Program
– Specialized Precollege Summer Institutes
UCLA is on the quarter system. As a general guide, a semester unit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units). UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution.
Academic Connections provides an opportunity for high school students with a 3.3 (or above) weighted cumulative GPA to get a jump start on the college experience. We invite students to explore the best UCSD has to offer. In Session I, students choose one of approximately 25, three-week courses offered. Classes meet five hours a day, with a maximum of 22 students per class, to ensure quality interaction with instructors and instructional assistants. Academic Connections instructors are typically UCSD doctoral students who design and instruct the course. This engaging combination brings freshness and excitement to the classes.
Each student who completes the program will be given a Certificate of Completion and will earn six units of UCSD Extension credit.
UC San Diego Summer Session offers more than 600 courses from over 40 disciplines. Students can choose from two convenient five-week sessions and a special session.
High school students are allowed to enroll in up to 8 units per session. For high school students, 4 units per session is considered full-time and is the recommended course load.
The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.
In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor, they will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The lecture series – GRIT talks – will connect students to some of the best minds among the UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.
The University for Foreigners Perugia, founded in 1925, is the oldest and most prestigious Italian institution involved in teaching and research activities as well as in the diffusion of the Italian language and civilization. The Institutional mission is the dissemination and the promotion of the Italian language and culture all over the world.
The courses of Italian language and culture are structured along the lines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) being elementary, intermediate, advanced and are divided into two levels.
Upon completion of a one-month course or an intensive course students can apply for certification of ECTS credits attributed to the course if they have likewise passed the assessment testing. Students can also apply for certification of ECTS credits of the individual teachings active in the advanced courses of Italian language and culture (C1 and C2) of three months once they have passed the final examination.
The French you study in the classroom can be very different from the French you encounter in the real world. This intensive one-week course improves your ability to participate in spontaneous conversations in authentic situations. Taught entirely in French, this course focuses on communication and language function with grammar taught in support of communicative tasks. Our experienced, francophone instructors will teach you about contemporary and historic francophone culture from original sources such as websites, film, music and articles. You improve your conversation skills by participating in class discussions and small group activities. Morning language classes are followed by afternoon workshops where you put your new language skills into practice.
Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer at the University of Chicago. Within a supportive campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.
Every Summer Session course, regardless of length, carries the equivalent credit of one full-length (quarter-long) course in the College at the University of Chicago, with the exception of the Pathway programs, which are non-credit. UChicago operates on the quarter, rather than the semester, system; each course offered at the University during Summer Session is the equivalent of 5 quarter hours, or 3.3 semester hours. UChicago grants 100 credits per course.
Environment, Climate and Ocean (ECO) Camp is an instructional camp for students entering grades 8 through 12, focusing on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.
Camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions for sampling and exploration.
Students will gain an understanding of sea breeze, tides, habitat loss, species adaptation, saltwater marsh filtration, sediment transport, beach erosion due to storm activity and the use of robotics in a marine environment. The camp will also address regional/local climate change, mitigation/adaptation opportunities, local impacts and strategies, and alternative energy. Information about UD program offerings will also be included.
The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. This unique academic program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships, and grow as independent thinkers.
Many high school students are unsure about what colleges to apply to, let alone what major to pursue. Choosing a precollege summer program like Summer Scholars allows students to explore possible majors, colleges, and career opportunities in an environment where they can earn college credit while concentrating on subject matter they are interested in.
Students enrolled in the Summer Scholars Program earn college credit and their grades will be part of their official record at the University of Miami.
Each summer, the MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes bring approximately 250 eligible young people to the Ann Arbor campus to pursue excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. Sessions are designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college and would like to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Participants hail from Michigan, across the U.S., and around the globe.
Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.
The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a rigorous and rewarding for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors and a select few rising high school juniors interested in exploring the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Sponsored by the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Penn Engineering, and the Wharton School, M&TSI features classes taught by leading faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, intensive team projects, as well as other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation.
M&TSI students who successfully complete the program will earn one Penn credit unit (equivalent to one college course). Typically, this credit has been used at Penn and other institutions as a technical elective or general elective.
The Pre-College Program is designed for academically curious high school students interested in the intellectual challenge and residential freedom of a true undergraduate experience. Pre-College students reside in campus dorms, enroll in summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates and earn college credit for completed coursework. Our program offers undergraduate courses in a wide array of disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff and visiting scholars. Academic advising, access to university learning resources and college admission workshops are also provided.
Students earn one course unit (1 c.u., the equivalent of 4 college credit hours) for each course taken. Biology 101 counts as 1.5 c.u. due to the rigorous laboratory component. Summer courses are typically smaller in size and taught by Penn faculty, staff and visiting scholars. Most classes meet two to five times weekly, Monday through Friday, and assign homework, research papers, midterms and/or finals. Textbooks and additional course materials may be required for a class.
Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant application. The science academies draw upon Penn’s cutting-edge technology and resources to provide innovative lab experiences while the social academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive summer experience.
Supported by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer program for a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors who want an introduction to a top-notch undergraduate business education and the opportunity to hone their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Since 1999, LBW has brought students from six continents and nearly every state to the Wharton School.
LBW offers opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century organizations through a dynamic and rigorous mix of classes with Wharton professors and business leaders, company site visits, and team-building activities.
Each summer, LBW students:
*Attend lectures and presentations from outstanding Wharton faculty and guest speakers.
*Engage in classroom discussions about core business subjects, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
*Have the opportunity to engage with and learn from current Wharton students who serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) throughout the program.
*Develop and enhance leadership skills through collaborative teamwork.
*Visit business enterprises and speak with successful leaders across the industries of finance, entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate, retail, and more.
*Work in teams to design and present an original business plan, evaluated by a panel of venture capitalists and business professionals.
*Participate in weekend and evening cultural and social activities.
*Test their potential as future business leaders.
At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they’re interested in. With Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom. For over twenty-five years, these programs have welcomed students from around the globe to explore the University and its resources to broaden their educational experience, sharpen academic skills, and help them learn more about who—not just what—they want to be.
University faculty, graduate students, and top local educators teach classes demonstrating their enthusiastic commitment to cultivating the minds of young students. With small class sizes, instructors mentor each student and give valuable insights into the theories, technologies, and principles of their field.
With Taste of College, students get a jump-start on their college career. This program allows students to earn college credit and study among Rochester undergraduates. The classes motivate students to explore subjects typically reserved for study on a collegiate level. Courses are offered during the University’s fall, spring, and summer academic semesters, and credits are transferable to most colleges and universities.
The 2-Week college immersion program offers high school students experience at the University of Southern California in a subject area of their choice. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, allowing students to explore new areas of study or build on their high school coursework.
1. Choose from courses in Architecture or Pre-Health.
2. Benefit from academic instruction and support from faculty and staff.
3. Receive a Certificate of Completion for the 2-Week course.
The 4-Week college immersion program offers high school students university experience in a subject area of their choice. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, allowing students to explore new areas of study or build on their high school coursework.
1. Choose from over 20 courses in a variety of subject areas.
2. Benefit from academic instruction and support from faculty and staff.
3. Receive 3 units of USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-Week course.
The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a four-week summer intensive academy for 26 talented high school students from the communities surrounding the USC University Park and Health Science Campuses. Students are exposed to the equivalent of first-year college-level courses and develop a rich conceptual understanding and practice of the necessary role that media communications and journalism play in fashioning civic-minded thought leaders and innovators.
AYA strengthens students’ skills in writing, critical thought, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography — all essential competencies required for excellence in and out of the classroom in the 21st century. The students are introduced to USC Annenberg’s undergraduate programs and services, as well as possible careers in media and journalism. They have opportunities to meet the school's innovative scholars who are advancing issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in communication and journalism communities of practice.
Careers in STEM is a week long workshop series in which middle and high school students learn about 15 different areas of STEM from USC faculty, USC students and industry professionals. The fields covered are aerospace engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental science, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, physics, and spatial science.
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of USC has developed a unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology. We believe that passion, coupled to outstanding aptitude, are the hallmarks for success. This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment.
The Ellison Institute Jr. Fellows are presented with one challenge – how to determine which drug is best suited (most effective) for their mock patient. During this process, the Fellows will become familiar with one of the most important aspects of medicine which currently confronts clinical and research oncologists. Resolution of this challenge will require integration of science, mathematics and technology. The program culminates with a discussion of their findings with Dr. David Agus at the Ellison Institute clinic.
Enrich your knowledge of filmmaking, screenwriting, computer animation, or film/television business from the oldest and most prolific film schools in the United States. If you wish to learn the craft or business of filmmaking, you are invited to apply in any of our many popular courses covering all aspects of the entertainment industry.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program is a six-week program comprised of collegiate level courses. The program has a rolling admission and anyone ages 16 and above are welcomed to apply. After the application is reviewed, classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis upon acceptance. All classes receive elective credit units and can be transferred to any university. Transcripts are available through the University Registrar’s office once the course is completed.
Designed specifically for high school students on an ambitious STEM pathway, this is a unique seven-week opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering laboratory research focused on real-world problems at one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Close mentorship comes from USC Viterbi faculty and staff, graduate student researchers, plus visiting national scholars -- all enveloped within SHINE's cohort activities and network. SHINE has alumni in most of the nation's top engineering schools, including here at USC Viterbi, MIT, UC Berkeley, Duke, U Penn, and more.
SHINE is not summer school; it's experiential learning, not passive absorption of facts. SHINE students actually join a faculty's research team as an active contributor; this is nothing like a high school lab experiment where the outcome is known in advance and timed to fit the lab period.
High school students are invited to participate in a highly experiential course teaching key concepts of engineering entrepreneurship focused on the theme of the “Internet of Things.” Students will learn how to think like an entrepreneur, develop a commercialization plan for an invention of your own design, and gain hands-on skills in developing electronic and digital prototypes. Topics covered include entrepreneurial team dynamics, technology and strategic assessments, creativity and business model development, communication to investors and technology managers, and technology plan development.
Students will spend three or four weeks at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where they will develop core skills in collegiate environments. Program activities may include field visits to the Viterbi Startup Garage Incubator in the heart of Silicon Beach and the USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing, as well as interview sessions with real entrepreneurs. The course culminates in a final “Demo Day” presentation.
UVa Advance is a four-week summer residential program for highly-motivated, rising high school juniors and seniors that offers participants an opportunity to experience college life at the University of Virginia. Participants earn six transferable undergraduate credits from UVA, enrolling in two undergraduate courses – one core course specially designed for UVA Advance students and one elective course open to all Summer Session students.
Volunteer opportunities are available for groups and individuals. In order to provide a stable presence in the participants’ lives, Urban Compass asks that all volunteers commit to at least a semester of service (usually five months). Actual volunteer duties will be assigned in conjunction with interests and expertise. Ongoing training is provided. Volunteers play recreational and educational games with the students, assist students with homework, arts and crafts and act as chaperones on field trips. Volunteers are assigned to a specific child in order for the student and mentor form a relationship.
US Performing Arts Camps (est. 2001) is the premier network of summer programs in the performing arts and media in the US for students 11-20 years of age. It is an opportunity for students to see and be seen by top-tier colleges and universities before making their college decision. Experiencing specific college curriculum for credit or enrichment, taught by university faculty and their invited professional guests, students and faculty can make more informed decisions for the students’ future study.
This residential academic experience provides qualifying students with a taste of college life. As a VSA student, you will live on campus and take accelerated courses with Vanderbilt professors, lecturers, and graduate students. Outside the classroom, our carefully selected residential staff members supervise the dining and residence halls, plan fun and engaging recreational activities, and help ensure that every VSA student has a fulfilling experience.
Current high school students can further their education with summer session classes at WFU. With permission from their headmaster/mistress or school principal, high school juniors and seniors can enroll for regular college-level classes to earn credit towards their future degree programs.
For prospective Wake Forest students, this is an excellent way to experience campus life on a small scale and build relationships with professors prior to enrolling at WFU as a full-time college student. Students can take up to 7 credit hours during each summer session which typically works out to 2 classes.
Experience all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program, open to students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year. Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.
High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.
High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for you to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. You will have assigned readings and assignments throughout the program. Every student completes a student reflection essay and a final project which varies for each institute. In the evenings, students attend academic seminars, workshops, and social events.
Where There Be Dragons is the leader in cross-cultural education, fostering leadership, self-exploration and global citizenship since 1993. We are dedicated to cross-cultural education because we believe that future leaders will be required to think beyond borders when considering the implications of resource scarcity on a global community. Our courses are designed to help young adults develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in this conversation.
WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camps are an elite opportunity for secondary school girls from around the world to dive into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.
WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn together for two weeks while exploring their interests in STEM. Camps include expert facilitators in STEM and girls’ leadership who provide a first-class classroom curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and skills training. Campers learn to value taking risks and to bounce back after failing, in a fun camp environment.
Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships between Girl Up and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Intel, Google, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other incredible partners who are committed to closing the gender gap in STEAM.
Yale Summer Session provides academically rigorous and innovative undergraduate programs and courses to Yale and visiting students across platforms and around the world. Students come to Yale Summer Session to take Yale College courses in New Haven, online, or abroad; to study English through the English Language Institute; or to hone their craft at the Yale Writers’ Conference or in the Summer Drama Program.
Yale Summer Session seeks motivated high school students who wish to enroll in Yale College courses for credit. In for-credit courses, qualified high school students will share the classroom with college students and will do college-level work. All participants will be held to the same set of standards. Pre-college students living on campus are required to be full-time students; they must take two course credits (the equivalent of eight semester hours) per session.
Yale Young Global Scholars is offering a total of ten intensive, interdisciplinary summer pre-collegiate experiences for 2019: nine are located on Yale’s historic campus in New Haven, CT, and the YYGS-Beijing session is administered and hosted by the Yale Center Beijing in Beijing, China in the Center’s state of the art facilities. While the academic themes of the sessions are different, participants in each session complete similarly structured tasks and learning modules. All sessions give high school student leaders opportunities to recognize and understand contemporary global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from renowned practitioners and Yale faculty members in a range of fields.
The LA Y is proud to feature the largest Youth & Government (Y&G) delegation in the country and we couldn’t be prouder that, for the last five years, a YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles delegate was elected to represent the state of California as Youth Governor. Cole Cahill of the South Pasadena San Marino YMCA was sworn-in as the 70th Youth Governor on February 19, 2017.
Youth & Government’s Model Legislature & Court (MLC) is designed for high school students who are interested in learning more about our governmental process. This unique program allows teens to experience democracy first-hand by debating issues, writing bills, playing the roles of real government officials, attending a statewide conference and even running for elected office.
The most amazing part of the Y&G experience is the 6-month program that culminates in our State Capitol during President’s Day weekend. Members of our state government step aside and allow our teen delegates to take over, using the historic halls, chambers and offices of our State Capitol, Supreme Court and Governor’s Office.
More than 2,500 high school students throughout California participate in Y&G. Just imagine the life-changing effect this immersive, exciting and hands-on experience will have on your teen!