ACLU National Advocacy Institute - High School Program
ACLU National Advocacy Institute – High School Program

Students engage directly with ACLU lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and civil liberties critical to a free and open society. In classroom sessions, lectures, and policy discussions, students will explore the complex nature of issue advocacy, legal strategy, and real world political decision making in Washington, D.C. 

ACLU SoCal - Fall/Winter/Spring Internships

ACLU SoCal welcomes interns/externs in the fall, winter, and spring semesters. The number hired varies depending upon the needs of staff. Students should be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours each week during the semester (some of which occasionally may be performed out of the office). Interns will be assigned to a specific project/subject area.

ACLU SoCal - Summer Internships

Interns will be assigned to a specific project/subject area. The ACLU SoCal endeavors to make our summer internships as rewarding as possible. Each year, the ACLU SoCal hosts eight to 10 “Brown Bag” presentations that are open to interns from all local non-profits. Past guests include Ninth Circuit and District Court judges, as well as UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky who typically discusses the current and upcoming Supreme Court terms. ACLU attorneys and advocates also host internal trainings for all interns on topics such as applying for clerkships, applying for fellowships, and interviewing clients to draft declarations. Although we have limited resources, our interns are invited to several social events as well.

ACLU SoCal - Youth Liberty Squad *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available

The Youth Liberty Squad is a youth leadership program created to engage high school students to inspire them and provide them with the tools to become the next generation of social justice leaders. YLS students have the opportunity to learn about civil rights issues that affect their communities, with a special emphasis on educational inequities that exist in California’s public schools. Students learn how to address and challenge these issues through various methods of advocacy such as influencing policy makers and using the law to protect their rights.

American Ballet Theatre - Summer Intensives
American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience a student can have during the summer. Under the supervision of ABT’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Artistic Director of Summer Intensives Kate Lydon, the program offers top quality teachers and master guest teachers that are dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individual student. The ABT Summer Intensive focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide variety of disciplines with an emphasis on classical ballet technique and key elements of ABT’s National Training Curriculum.

American Fisheries Society - Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high schools students, which is sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Our vision is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities & women. Selected Hutton Scholars will be paired with a fisheries professional within a 30-45 minute commute from the student’s home. Students may work with more than one “mentor” over the course of their internship with their host agency, organization or institution. Hutton Scholars are placed within federal agencies, state agencies, college and universities as well as private companies. Past site matches include US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Fish and Game etc.

American Foreign Service Association - National High School Essay Contest
American Foreign Service Association

The current multipolar era poses challenges for U.S. foreign policy but also provides new opportunities for partnership across world powers – including emerging great powers like China and Russia – to build peace in conflict-affected countries. Describe a current situation where American diplomats and peacebuilders are working with other world powers, as well as local and/or regional actors, in a conflict-affected country to champion democracy, promote human rights, and/or resolve violent conflict. Successful essays will identify, in no more than 1,250 words, the strategies and tactics U.S. Foreign Service Officers and American peacebuilders are employing to build successful partnerships with other world and regional powers and with local actors in the chosen current situation. The essay will also describe specific ways that these partnerships are helping to promote stability and build peace.

$2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital from anywhere in the U.S. for the winner and his or her parents, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.

American Red Cross - Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
American Red Cross

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.

American University School of International Service - Community Scholars Program
American University

The Community of Scholars program is a rigorous college-credit summer program designed for students entering their junior and senior years of high school. The Community of Scholars offers academically outstanding students the chance to broaden their understanding of international relations by enrolling in a 3-credit college class designed just for them. Students admitted to this program will sample the undergraduate experience and take advantage of what the School of International Service (SIS) has to offer.


Community of Scholars will introduce you to the advancing field of global affairs through college-level coursework. Whether online or in class at AU, instructors will provide dynamic lectures and engage students in discussions as well as simulations, such as a mock National Security Council debate. By the end of the program, you might find yourself developing a national security strategy or conducting a conflict assessment of an ongoing insurgency. You will visit government agencies and non-profit organizations to see how leading policy-makers put ideas into action. You will experience the excitement of Washington at work and see first-hand what others only read about.

Aquarium of the Pacific - VolunTEENS
Aquarium of the Pacific – VolunTEENS

VolunTEENs build lifelong skills while contributing to marine science research in a rigorous 10 week volunteer program. Youth between the ages of 14 and 16 are eligible to participate in this blended virtual and on-site volunteer program. After a competitive application process, selected participants will receive instruction on marine life and the Pacific Ocean. They will participate in community science at home and at the Aquarium of the Pacific. These hours do qualify for service learning, but the student gets so much more!


Participants will join a weekly zoom meeting for 10 weeks and participate in safe onsite activities during the course of the VolunTEEN program. The program includes ongoing training on marine science concepts, equity and diversity, citizen science, and more.

Arizona State University - Cronkite School of Journalism Summer Journalism Institute
Arizona State University

The Cronkite School’s flagship camp, the Summer Journalism Institute guides top-performing high school students in intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. Participants will spend two weeks fully immersed in reporting and writing stories, producing newscasts and creating multimedia content. Free to campers! Programming generously supported by The Arizona Broadcasters Association, Tom Chauncey, Susan Karis and RIESTER.

Army Educational Outreach Program - Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)
Army Educational Outreach Program – Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)

GEMS’ mission is to interest young people, who might not otherwise give serious thought to becoming scientists or engineers, in STEM careers early enough that they have the time to attain the appropriate academic training. The program is based on a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, and is focused on age and grade-appropriate hands-on activities, in areas such as science, engineering, mathematics, computational sciences, computational biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and biology.

Army Educational Outreach Program - High School Apprenticeships
Army Educational Outreach Program – High School Apprenticeships

What do cutting edge research, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and unparalleled access to professional scientists and engineers have in common? The AEOP High School Apprenticeship. Spend your summer in a university research lab or in one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers through this unique apprenticeship opportunity. You will experience firsthand the innovation and research that is driving the future of our country. Do something meaningful this summer to prepare you for competitive college admissions and the next step in your STEM journey. Submit your application today for a chance to participate in the AEOP Apprenticeship Program. The impacts of this transformative experience will last a lifetime.

Art Center College of Design - Teen Extension Classes
Art Center College of Design

ACX Teens is where high school students in grades 9–12* can find a world of opportunities. If you are looking to explore an artistic skill you’ve always wanted to try (like filmmaking, video game development or fashion design), want to hang out with friends in a fun “let’s make it” environment, or thinking about a possible career in art and design, it’s all here.


ACX Teens offers more than 65 art and design courses to help you flex and find your creative voice. Most classes meet Saturdays for 10-week terms in fall, spring and summer. Additionally, ACX Teens offers one-and two-week Summer Workshops and four-week Summer Intensives. ACX Teens is a noncredit program but grades are awarded.

Assistance League - Assisteens Auxiliary
Assistance League

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.

AwesomeMath - Summer Program

The AwesomeMath Summer Program is an intensive three-week program for gifted students from around the globe. It is designed for bright middle and high school students who wish to sharpen their problem-solving skills and further their mathematics education. Many of our participants seek to improve their performance on contests such as AMC10/12, AIME, or USAMO.

Bank of America - Student Leaders
Bank of America – Student Leaders

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.

Barnard College - Athena Summer Innovation Institute
Barnard College

The Athena Summer Innovation Institute is an intensive, 3-week boot camp that provides young women with the practical skills and knowledge they need to develop ideas that will make a difference in the world.  Students will work in teams to create a new venture — start-up businesses, non-profit organizations, or advocacy campaigns — that have the power to disrupt traditional ways of doing things and create lasting change.


Participants in the Athena Summer Innovation Institute should be creative, motivated young women who have an entrepreneurial spirit. You don’t need to have a business idea (in fact, it’s good if you come in with a clean slate!), but you should be interested in developing ideas for products, services, and experiences that have the potential to challenge the status quo and create social good. You should be genuinely enthusiastic about working collaboratively to learn more about the startup journey and what it takes to be a member of a founding team. 

Barnard College - Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Barnard College

Students enroll in one 3-credit course taught by a member of Barnard's world renowned faculty. Courses are held on campus, run for 7 weeks, and are fast paced and rigorous. Outside of the classroom students are part of our Barnard community and will explore New York City, participate in college readiness workshops and career exploration panels.

Barnard College - Young Women's Leadership Institute
Barnard College

Spend a Barnard summer in New York City! The Young Women's Leadership Institute embraces the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus. As an YWLI participant you should be curious, passionate, and ready to develop your skills as a leader. The Institute will allow you to develop trailblazing qualities and push you in new directions as you explore leadership through a feminist lens. Students are given the opportunity to take a course within one of our six tracks, and work in small groups to design and execute a solution using the skills they’ve gained in their courses and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to meet with women in workplaces throughout the city to learn about the skills and tenacity needed to stand out in today’s workforce.

Best Friends Animal Society - Volunteer Opportunities
Best Friends Animal Society

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. We rely on hundreds of dedicated volunteers year-round to help Save Them All. Current available volunteer opportunities are listed on the website. 

Blue Future - Local Youth Advisory Councils
Blue Future

As a youth led coalition our mission is to inspire and involve young people in the decision making process and create an affirming space in order to impact policies that affect them by creating a direct communication line with their representatives. Through this platform we want to empower the youth to raise their voice, take up space, and utilize their background and experience to work towards a better community.

Boston University - Academic Immersion: Creative Writing
Boston University

If you’re a rising junior or senior, we invite you to apply to our intensive three-week residential writing program. Academic Immersion: Creative Writing is offered in partnership with BU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the nation.


Here, you will hone your craft by focusing on a single genre each week: fiction, poetry, and screenplays. You will develop formal techniques in each genre during morning seminars led by BU instructors who are also seasoned writers. Your afternoons will be filled with writing workshops, free-write sessions on campus and around Boston, visits from guest speakers, and pilgrimages to important cultural institutions throughout the city to see where other writers found inspiration. The program concludes with a “writers showcase,” where you will share one of your own pieces with peers and other members of the BU community.

Boston University - Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology
Boston University

Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology is an innovative three-week residential program. Rising juniors and seniors will get a broad introduction to the field of psychology and learn how to design and execute research projects.


In the AIM psychology track, you will spend each morning on BU’s Charles River campus attending seminars in psychology coursework to help you develop important research skills. You will also gain exposure to the types of career paths available to those majoring in psychology-related fields. In the afternoons, you will work in teams to design and carry out your own experiments under the supervision of BU instructors. You and your team members will collect and analyze data in the field, as research psychologists typically do. At the end of the three weeks, you will present your findings to peers and other members of the BU community.

Boston University - Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine
Boston University

For rising juniors and seniors, Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine is an intensive three-week residential premedical program. It is offered in partnership with the Department of Medical Sciences & Education at the BU School of Medicine.


AIM’s premedical track will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of medicine, combining coursework in related sciences with experiential learning activities and explorations of the various career possibilities that exist within the field. In the mornings, you will attend seminars led by BU instructors that focus on three core topics: anatomy and physiology, infectious diseases, and contemporary issues in medicine. In the afternoons, you will engage in hands-on learning activities on the medical campus of the BU School of Medicine that introduce you to what medical students experience in the early phase of their education, including: Simulation labs that teach you how to conduct physical exams and take vital signs, Surgical activities, including suturing and surgical knots, Laboratory investigations involving anatomy, and Exposure to imaging studies in radiology.

Boston University - Academy of Media Production
Academy of Media Production

AMP students learn the power of good writing and visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, multi-camera productions, and more. This on-campus, live-in college program gives students the tools to pursue all facets of media production, while collaborating with like-minded students, making new friends, and having a life-changing summer experience in the heart of Boston.

Boston University - High School Honors Program
Boston University – High School Honors Program

Ready to push your limits academically? Excited to get out of your comfort zone, explore new subjects, and earn college credit? If this sounds like you—and you are entering your junior or senior year—High School Honors offers a Boston University pre-college experience that will challenge you and expand your horizons.

Boston University - RISE Internship/Practicum
Boston University

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. 

Boston University - Summer Theatre Institute
Boston University

The Boston University Summer Theatre Institute 2022 is a five-week pre-conservatory experience for highly motivated high school theatre artists. Designed to mirror the first year BFA experience within the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre at Boston University, the Institute allows all participants the opportunity to test their interests and abilities in a professional training environment. Students earn 4.0 college credits for their coursework in acting, design, theatre for social change, improvisation, and other theatre techniques, as well as master classes and the creation of an original piece of theatre with members of their ensemble.


Throughout the program, students engage with Boston University and the professional artistic community throughout the greater Boston area. Students graduate from BUSTI having honed their technique, depth of intellectual and artistic questioning, playfulness in collaboration, and ability to tell a dynamic story through the theatrical medium.

Brandeis University - Summer Residency on Women's Health
Brandeis University

Diseases such as HPV, breast cancer, and Zika are global health concerns. Have you ever wondered why these diseases seem to impact women more often than men? How are they diagnosed and when? Vaccinations, screenings and treatments exist for some of these diseases, but are they effective? How do they work and what are the ethical concerns? In this residential course, we will explore the molecular, genetic, medical and clinical basis of several diseases impacting women’s health. We will conduct hands-on laboratories looking at viral structure and assembly, model clinical procedures for diagnosis, be visited by experts in the field, and begin to develop an understanding of how governmental policy is designed surrounding these concerns.


Students will live and learn on the Brandeis University campus, in Brandeis residence halls. The session will end with an individual capstone project. Students who complete both the online and residential portions of this course will be awarded two credits from Brandeis University.

Brandeis University - Summer School *2022 Course Information Not Yet Available
Brandeis University – Summer School

Brandeis Summer School offers advanced high school students the opportunity to experience select college courses. 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 10-20 students with undergraduates from Brandeis and other colleges and universities across the country.

Brown University - Environmental Leadership Lab
Brown University

The Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) combines concepts in environmental studies, ecology, and leadership, with a mission of developing socially responsible leaders. At BELL, you’ll embark on a journey of learning and reflection while building community with the fellow student environmentalists in your program. 2022 program locations: Alaska, Florida Keys, Rhode Island.

Brown University - Leadership Institute
Brown University - Leadership Institute

All over the world, youth are advocating for change both locally and globally. Through the Brown Leadership Institute—no matter your current level of engagement—you’ll increase your ability and effectiveness in advancing social justice.


There are two ways to participate in the Leadership Institute: a two-week on-campus session or a four-week online session. Through both methods of learning, you’ll meet students from all over the world who are passionate about a wide variety of issues, including topics such as racial justice, educational access, and gender equity. You will spend your days delving into compelling topics in a course of your choosing, actively engaging with your peers and instructor. As you grapple with complex problems and brainstorm possible solutions together, you will practice a collaborative model of leadership honing your skills in active listening, public speaking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and teamwork. Building on all of this new knowledge, you’ll develop an Action Plan you can take home and apply in your school or community.

Brown University - Location Based Programs
Brown University

The best way to learn something new is to immerse yourself both mentally and physically. That’s what happens in Brown Pre-College Location-Based programs. You’ll find these programs to be immersive and rigorous academic experiences, with program locations carefully selected to enhance course content. Learning is rich and experiential as you physically link your studies with your surroundings. The programs’ interdisciplinary approach will help prepare you for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century: you’ll discover the interconnectedness of the global community by exploring new places and considering varied perspectives. 2022 program locations: Rome, Segovia, and Washington, DC. 

Brown University - Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Brown University – Pre-Baccalaureate Program

The Brown University Pre-Baccalaureate Program is a highly selective program for rising or recently graduated high school seniors ready to undertake the rigors of credit-bearing, undergraduate study. Pre-Baccalaureate students – known as Pre-Baccs – enroll in classes alongside Brown and visiting undergraduates in the university’s Summer Session. Courses available to Pre-Baccs are those open to first and second-year undergraduates, and span the natural sciences and mathematics, the social sciences, the humanities, and the fine and performing arts. The program attracts serious-minded students from across the country and around the globe. Their interests are as varied as the Brown curriculum, and they share a commitment to learning and serious study.


Summer Session courses are equivalent to semester-long offerings, compressed into a fast-paced seven-week summer schedule. Courses are offered both on-campus and online. Pre-Bacc students studying on-campus are required to enroll in two Summer Session courses. Pre-Bacc students studying online or commuting to campus, are allowed to take one Summer Session course.

Brown University - STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Graders
Brown University

If your idea of summer fun is a deep-dive into the STEM fields, this is the program for you. Join other rising 9th and 10th graders who are as passionate about advancing their knowledge of the STEM disciplines as you are for two weeks of hands-on team research projects, experiments and design-build challenges.


You’ll choose from a range of interesting and engaging courses in the STEM disciplines. Each course combines rigorous academic content, laboratory or field exercises, and a research project or design challenge that serves as a focus for academic work. You may also have the opportunity to engage with Brown graduate students and learn about graduate-level research projects. To complete the STEM experience, you’ll give a final presentation that showcases your project for your peers, instructors and family.

Brown University - Summer@Brown
Brown University – Summer@Brown

If you could take a class in any subject, what would it be? No matter your answer to that question, chances are you’ll find it at Summer @ Brown. Choose from more than 200 non-credit courses reflecting the wide range of Brown University’s Open Curriculum that challenge you with new perspectives on how you work, how you learn, and how you live.


Outside of class, you’ll participate in workshops, activities, and events — scheduled from morning to night —  that inform, engage and entertain. Along the way, you’ll make new friends from around the world and learn to live independently and responsibly: skills that will prepare you well for life in college and long after. 

Brown University - Summer@Brown Online
Brown University

Enroll in Summer @ Brown Online and choose from more than 80 courses that are rigorous, active learning experiences, led by innovative and engaged Brown instructors. Each course involves asynchronous, mostly asynchronous, or blended online learning experiences and many interactions between and among students and instructors. Through coursework that inspires curiosity and discovery, you’ll connect with peers from around the world—students who are as enthusiastic, creative, and accomplished as you are.


Summer @ Brown Online offers academic challenges and personalized feedback that you can access from wherever you are. In addition to your coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with other program students in a range of community-building activities and workshops.

California Institute of the Arts - Pre-College

Broaden your knowledge and advance your skills in one of our pre-college programs. Generate work for your portfolio while challenging yourself with creative assignments critiqued by industry leaders. Ages 14 and up.

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

California State Summer School for the Arts
California State Summer School for the Arts

The California State Summer School for the Arts is a rigorous, preprofessional, month-long training program in the visual and performing arts, writing, animation and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. The school was created by the California Legislature, and held its first session in 1987. Its purpose is to provide a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California. The California State Summer School for the Arts is a state agency funded through a unique public-private partnership.

California State University, Northridge - Summer Enrichment Program for Middle Schoolers
California State University, Northridge – Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Our middle school classes were designed to reinforce and enhance the curriculum of the regular academic school year. In addition, we strive to cultivate positive personal characteristics of students so that they develop a love for learning. With these two goals in mind, we offer three, eighty minute classes in more than 30 different classes. Our hope is that students will find content areas they want to explore and are passionate about facilitating a pleasurable, summer learning experience.

Cambridge Centre for International Research - 1-on-1 Research Mentorship
Cambridge Centre for International Research

The 1-on-1 Mentorship Programme gives students the opportunity to conduct research with an individual faculty member at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford. In accordance with their academic interests, we match students with a mentor who is an expert in that area and design a learning experience uniquely suited to the student’s needs. At the heart of this programme is the intimate working relationship between a student and their mentor. By utilizing CCIR’s unique network of Oxbridge faculty members, we are able to find every admitted student a mentor who is perfectly suited for the student and their project. The 1-on-1 Mentorship is a fully tailored-experience. Every aspect of this programme— from schedule, syllabus, course structure, course length, course components, to ultimate learning outcome—may be optimized so as to meet the specific needs and interests of the student for whom it is designed.

Cambridge Centre for International Research - Cambridge Future Scholar Programme *Summer 2022 Information Not Yet Available
Cambridge Centre for International Research

A highly-selective online research programme designed and taught by top Oxbridge faculty for gifted high school students. Our faculty design their courses to suit the needs and interests of advanced high school students, providing lectures and supervision, and teaching them the skills and knowledge that are required for doing high-level independent research. During the course, students are expected to actively engage, discuss, conduct research, and finally, produce a research paper, which we will then together submit to an academic journal for peer review.

Carnegie Mellon University - Pre-College Programs: Design
Carnegie Mellon University – Pre-College Programs: Design

Design has never been in greater demand than it is now. Businesses, government, and local communities are turning to designers for innovation and problem solving which has created new roles for designers in every sector of the marketplace. Pre-College Design students will have the opportunity to attend classes taught by full-time faculty where they are given a primer on the design principles and practices that are the cornerstones of the undergraduate School of Design program.

Carnegie Mellon University - Pre-College Programs: National High School Game Academy
Carnegie Mellon University

The National High School Game Academy (NHSGA) allows dedicated high school students to experience the modern video game development experience by teaching skills and best practices used in the best game development studios. This program is a rigorous and demanding six-week experience. NHSGA encourages students interested in art, music, design, and software development to apply for this interdisciplinary program. Students will be encouraged to expand their own creative possibilities in a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work. Every student accepted to the program will be expected to contribute to every area of development. Carnegie Mellon University’s teaching philosophy is that all students learn by doing, and the NHSGA enthusiastically embraces that philosophy; every student learns all the skills needed to develop video games. Sharing methods and paradigms used in Carnegie Mellon's Masters of Entertainment Technology (M.E.T.) graduate program, the NHSGA focuses on an exciting blend of hands-on team projects combined with traditional lecture and discussion.

Carnegie Mellon University - Pre-College Summer Session
Carnegie Mellon University – Pre-College Summer Session

In Pre-College Summer Session, high-school students enroll in CMU college courses, earning college credit and receiving a Carnegie Mellon transcript. Courses are from subjects across the entire university, including in science, humanities, social science, engineering, computer science, and technology applied to the arts. The courses are the same ones taken during the fall and spring by Carnegie Mellon students, usually in their first year or as sophomores. Pre-College Summer Session students enroll in one or two courses, which typically also enroll undergraduate students. The program is therefore appropriate for students who will be returning to high school, yet who are ready to take the challenge of fast-paced summer college courses within a supportive and welcoming environment.

Cedars Sinai - High School Student Volunteers
Cedars Sinai

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. You can choose either clinical (patient care) or clerical (administrative) volunteer assignments.

Center for Excellence in Education - Research Science Institute
Center for Excellence in Education – Research Science Institute

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.

Center for Excellence in Education - USA Biology Olympiad
Center for Excellence in Education – USA Biolympiad

As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biolympiad (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, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right as the USA Biolympiad Team to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.

Chapman University - Summer Film Academy
Chapman University – Summer Film Academy

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, and filmmaking in small groups. They live and breathe filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Dodge College faculty and mentored by current students and alumni. All of this will be shared with their peers as they work in groups to create short digital, narrative projects which are showcased to families virtually on the final night of the program.

Chewonki Foundation - Maine Coast Semester
Chewonki Foundation – Maine Coast Semester

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki provides ambitious high school juniors the opportunity to hone their critical thinking through the immersive scientific study of coastal ecology, place-based curriculum, and liberal arts. Our students develop a robust set of outdoor skills that build character and confidence that heightens their appreciation for the natural world. For over 30 years, Maine Coast Semester students have gone on to achieve success in college and beyond as independent thinkers with broad perspectives enabling them to make an impact through thoughtful collaboration and leadership in our complex world.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Camp CHLA: Health Care Career Exploration

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).

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Summer Junior Volunteer Program
Chlidren's Hospital LA

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers a High School Summer Program for students who have completed their freshman year.  High School 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.

Clemson University - Vet Camp
Clemson University

Learn more about animals and animal industries through hands-on experiences. This exciting opportunity will include live animal veterinary skills by milking dairy cows, bottle feeding calves, working beef cattle, shearing sheep, artificial insemination in pigs, and handling of horses. Students will also visit a fully-functional veterinary hospital and learn how to dissect post-mortem animals, suture, ultrasound, perform blood tests, and evaluate hierological samples.

College of William and Mary - Pre-College Program in American History
College of William and Mary

The Pre-College Summer Program hosted by the National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is a truly unique experience. Students will dive deep into American history learning about the people, places, and events that shaped this nation, and they will also develop skills and resources that will take them beyond their high school years.


High School students are provided an opportunity to live on campus at William & Mary or study virtually from home. Students talk with professional historians and curators, and learn not only the history of America, but what's being done to preserve it.

College of William and Mary - Summer Academic Sessions *2022 Course Information Not Yet Available
College of William and Mary – Summer Academic Sessions

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.).

Columbia University - Academic Year Immersion
Columbia University

Through the Academic Year Immersion program, high schoolers will prepare for the college experience through exploratory online coursework and community activities over ten weekends this fall and spring. As a program participant, you will: Learn from scholars and practitioners who are experts in their fields, build a community of lifelong connections, participate in world-class co-curricular activities, differentiate yourself with a Columbia Certification of Participation and personalized evaluation letter. This highly selective program is open to academically exceptional high school students, grades 9–12.

Columbia University - Summer Immersion Online
Columbia University – Summer Immersion

Dive into an Ivy League education this summer with Columbia’s world-class instructors, and a dynamic online learning platform. Interact with Columbia scholars and experts in their fields. Engage with an international community of students. Prepare for college and the admissions process through specially designed programs. Participate in extracurricular activities led by current students. Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter.

Columbia University - Summer Immersion: New York City
Columbia University

Enroll in an intensive pre-college course, designed to challenge and engage high-achieving students in a supportive environment. Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas. Study alongside a cohort of like-minded students from all over the world. Experience college life while discovering one of the world's great cities. Attend college success events to prepare for the academic rigors of university life. Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and an instructor evaluation.

Congressional App Challenge
Congressional App Challenge

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are hosting district-wide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science.

Every year we challenge students in our districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additional prizes may be available. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. We have appointed the non-profit Internet Education Foundation to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.

Congressional Art Competition
Congressional Art Competition

The Congressional Institute is proud to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition celebrates the artistic achievements of the nation’s high school students. Each Member of Congress may choose to host the program in their individual districts. Many offices ask a panel of local artists, such as artists-in-residence, art teachers, gallery owners, to act as judges. The winning artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. The tunnel is the most highly traveled access point between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Capitol. Every day, Members of Congress, distinguished visitors, and tens of thousands of tourists – from the United States and abroad – walk through the tunnel and admire the artwork.

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (District 33) - Youth Advisory Council *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (District 33)

YAC students will meet with a diverse group of peers from their community to discuss issues of importance and consider ways of getting involved locally. The YAC will work directly with staff in Rep. Lieu’s office to collaborate on key issues for young people in California’s 33rd District. Students in 9th through 12th grade that live or attend school in the district are eligible to apply.

Cornell University - Online Courses for High School Students (Academic Year)
Cornell University

Apply to take an online Cornell course during the fall, winter, or spring. Choose from hundreds of courses, work with a Cornell faculty member, study alongside undergraduate students, and improve your college study skills. Cornell's online courses offer a great chance to earn college credits without leaving home.

Cornell University - Online Courses for High School Students (Summer)
Cornell University

Apply to take an online Cornell course during the summer. Choose from hundreds of courses, work with a Cornell faculty member, study alongside undergraduate students, and improve your college study skills. Cornell's online courses offer a great chance to earn college credits without leaving home.

Cornell University - Precollege Summer Residential Program
Cornell University – Precollege Summer Residential Program

Through the Cornell University Precollege Summer Residential Program, you can take fascinating college courses, study with top Cornell faculty, earn college credits, enjoy the gorgeous campus, and make friends from around the world.


You'll choose from three- or six-week undergraduate courses, in which you'll earn transferrable credits in subjects from architecture to business, hospitality, engineering, health, international relations, science, social change, veterinary medicine, and more. Courses are taught by Cornell faculty, giving you an unrivaled learning experience with some of the university's best professors.

Cornell University - Precollege Summer Residential Program: Entrepreneurship and Concept Development in the Food and Beverage Industry
Cornell University

As a participant of this course, you will be engaged in a thoughtfully designed blend of active learning sessions, group work, and lectures that focuses on assessing your market, testing your idea, and planning the successful execution of new food and beverage industry concepts. Through presentations, research, guest speakers, and more, you will be introduced to the segments and scope of the industry, to the major players, and to the market forces and critical issues at play in this competitive field. You will discover the importance of identifying your customer and learn how to conduct market research and apply marketing principles to food and beverage concepts. With this information, you will be able to shape your idea, define your value proposition, and develop an effective business case for your concept. In addition, you’ll become acquainted with topics including food safety, standardization, and recipe development; explore menu design and planning; investigate facilities and production issues; identify basic concerns regarding supply chain and inventory management in a food and beverage setting; and familiarize yourself with purchasing and quality assurance concerns.

Cornell University - Precollege Summer Residential Program: Fashion Design and Visual Thinking
Cornell University

This course balances theoretical and studio approaches in the design and two-dimensional representation of fashion. Lectures and readings accompany practical design exercises such as trend forecasting and collection development throughout the three-week semester. Students will explore various media and techniques to practice new skills, while creating a professional portfolio based on their individual design aesthetic. Students will be introduced to digital fashion design techniques and given access to online and design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, to aid in their development of a capsule collection. Course activities will include lectures and tutorials, readings, and assignments.

Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Bound
Dartmouth College – Dartmouth Bound

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.

DaVinci Camp Summer Institute
DaVinci Camp Summer Institute

Summer Institute consists of three-week 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). Students may chose to participate in Northern or Southern California.

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.

Duke University - Pre-College High School Program
Duke University

The Duke Pre-College High School Program provides advanced academic opportunities and an introduction to the college experience to high school students currently in grades 9-11. Our courses are created to give students access to cutting-edge curriculum and technology beyond the average classroom while connecting them with transcendent peers from around the world and influential professionals in their future field. In addition to accessing university facilities and labs, our students interact and learn from renowned faculty and researchers. Participants gain valuable experiences that prepare them for not only their college curriculum and careers that follow, but also to become empowered, influential leaders.

Duke University - Pre-College Middle School Program
Duke University

The Duke Pre-College Middle School Program provides advanced academic and career exploration opportunities to high-performing students currently in grades 6-8. Our courses are designed to give students exposure to subjects and courses beyond the average school curriculum while connecting them with likeminded peers from around the world. In addition to accessing university facilities and labs, our students interact and learn from renowned faculty and researchers.


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
Ecology Project International

At Ecology Project International (EPI), we engage local communities in youth development, leadership, and habitat conservation, and we run world-class, science-focused travel programs for students and teachers. Together, we're building a brighter, more sustainable future. 

Emory University - Pre-College Program
Emory University – Pre-College Program

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives current sophomores and juniors 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, whether for two or six weeks. Over 30+ two-week noncredit courses will be available for students to enroll in classes with their peers. Students wishing to earn credit alongside Emory undergraduates and earn transferable college credit will enroll in a six-week course through Emory Summer College.

EXPLO - Pre-College + Career

XPLO Pre-College + Career is an accelerator for ideas and action. A knowledge hub. A networking incubator. A working lab. A creative studio. A maker space. A guild. A problem solving center. We’ve built a program that sits at the crossroads of career and academia where disciplines and fields collide. This is a place of discovery and innovation — one most people haven’t seen.


Engage in the real work of a profession by working on genuine projects in the field. Build your professional network. Collaborate with peers from all over the globe in a place crackling with ideas, laughter, hard work, and fun.

Foresight Prep - Summer Leadership Institute
Foresight Prep

Foresight Prep is a pre-college institute for high school students passionate about social equity and the environment. Our four week Summer Institute is designed to empower motivated high school students to take action on urgent issues, followed by a year-round network connecting alumni with real world changemakers. We currently plan to hold our 2022 Summer Institute in person at Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the School of Environmental Sustainability. We look forward to fully appreciating Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, and vibrant networks of change-makers.

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts - Summer Camp
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts – Summer Camp

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. 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. French Woods is a place where your dreams are important. Counselors and adult staff utilize our facilities to make those dreams possible. Our non-competitive programs give you a choice over which activities you take part in and the opportunity to excel.

Georgetown University - Academies
Georgetown University

Our 1-Week, 2-Week, and 3-Week Academies take you on an accelerated, hands-on learning experience. You'll examine a single subject area through collaborative exercises and simulations, group discussions, presentations from industry leaders, and field trips to some of D.C.’s top institutions.

Georgetown University - Academies: 3-Week Medical
Georgetown University

In Georgetown's 3-Week Medical Academy, you'll get a snapshot of a first-year medical school curriculum while learning from Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty and medical students. Throughout the program, you’ll investigate contemporary medical challenges facing society today, discuss the latest advances affecting the applied science of medicine, and interact with experts from the field to learn how to pursue a career in medicine. You’ll register for one of three distinct tracks: Anatomy & Physiology, Social Medicine and Public Policy, or Emergency Medicine. In each track, you’ll delve into your chosen area of study, gaining a deeper understanding of the topic through classroom learning as well as hands-on projects, simulations, case studies, and lab work.

Georgetown University - Academies: Community Impact & Leadership
Georgetown University

Combining skills-based education with hands-on experience and applied reflection, Georgetown’s Community Impact and Leadership Academy introduces you to the critical social justice issues that affect our communities and exemplars of leaders guiding social change. Through highly structured, virtual learning, you will have the opportunity to learn from leaders of non-profit and community-based organizations, local activists, global advocates, and your peers. We will dive deep into learning leadership as a process, rather than a position, using the Social Change Model of Leadership and its “7 Cs” as our guide.

Georgetown University - Academies: Foreign Policy
Georgetown University

Combining virtual group exercises and discussions with policymakers and foreign policy officials, Georgetown's Foreign Policy Academy introduces you to the many components that guide and create U.S. foreign policy. Throughout your time in the program, you'll develop your critical thinking and interpretive skills while examining key international crises and world leaders' responses and policy choices in a global arena. You'll also analyze the factors that affect the decision-making process and theories and methods used to formulate and implement policies. By the time you complete the program, you'll have a deeper understanding of American foreign and defense policy, the complexities of terrorism threats, the influence of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and think tanks, strategies for aid and democracy-building, and the formulation process of commerce and trade policies.

Georgetown University - Academies: Social Justice & Public Policy
Georgetown University

The Social Justice & Public Policy Academy introduces you to the complex role of public policy through the lens of social justice. You will explore models and methods of public policy to gain an interdisciplinary understanding to analyze real-world problems. You will: reflect on the meaning of democracy, justice, and equality; investigate how advocacy leads to change in public policy; develop your capacities for leadership; and be part of a community committed to personal growth.

Georgetown University - Academies: Sports Industry Management
Georgetown University

Georgetown's Sports Industry Management Academy introduces you to the increasing career options in the sports industry—a $250 billion-a-year business that continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. You'll study how events on the field, in the front office, and behind the camera are intricately linked to boardrooms, retail locations, and homes around the country. As a student in the Sports Industry Management Academy, you'll spend your day in a blend of virtual lectures, activities, and online group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas: Sports and Business Law, Applied Ethics, Marketing, Media, Communications and Sales, Sponsorships, Promotions, Community Relations, Contract Negotiations, Facility Management, Brand Management.

Georgetown University - College Credit Courses
Georgetown University

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.

Georgetown University - Pre-College Online Program
Georgetown University

At Georgetown, we believe that you're more than a mind. You're an individual with unique talents, dreams, and passions. Our long-held Jesuit tradition of cura personalis means "care for the whole person," and our goal in creating these new online courses is to provide a holistic experience for you. As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. If you are intrigued by a certain subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and live sessions with university mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Girls Who Code - Summer Immersion Program
Girls Who Code – Summer Immersion Program

Our 2022 Summer Programs teach girls and non-binary students the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech. The program is available as a 2-week intensive or as a 6-week self-paced program.

Girls, Inc.
Girls, Inc.



In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.

GoBeyond Student Travel
GoBeyond Student Travel

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.

Harvard University - Pre-College Program
Harvard University – Pre-College Program

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.


You will be challenged by Harvard faculty and affiliates as you study one subject over two intensive weeks. In small classes of no more than 20 students, you can explore a subject in depth under the guidance of an Ivy League scholar.

Harvard University - Secondary School Program
Harvard University – Secondary School Program

Experience what it's like to be a college student for seven transformative weeks. You'll get a true taste of college life as you thrive in an academically rigorous environment and engage with fellow high school and college students in and out of the classroom.


Delve into something new as you try a subject not offered at your high school or discover a potential major. Choose from over 200 college courses taught by world-class scholars while earning college credit.

Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT)
Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament

Founded in 1998, HMMT is one of the largest and most prestigious high school competitions in the world. Each tournament draws close to 1000 students from around the globe, including top scorers at national and international olympiads. HMMT is entirely student-organized, by students at Harvard, MIT, and nearby schools, many of whom are HMMT alumni themselves.

Headwaters Science Institute - Research Experience
Headwaters Science Institute

In the program, students will design and create an original research project mentored by a professional scientist, see through the project by conducting field research, (or compiling pre-existing available datasets), and learn how to analyze their findings. Students complete the program with a finalized research presentation and a formal research paper that will be submitted for publication.

Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay

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.

High Mountain Institute - Summer Term
High Mountain Institute – Summer Term

During the HMI Summer Term, rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from across the country engage in a unique summer experience in the Rocky Mountains. They discover their best selves over two backpacking trips, exploring the reaches of their potential and how to lead others. Through a series of writing workshops, students find their voices, improve their prose, and gain experience with college-level writing, finally producing polished essay that can be used for college applications or as a compelling personal statement.

Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital

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.

iD Tech - Alexa Cafe
iD Tech – Alexa Cafe

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.

iD Tech - Virtual Tech Camps & Academies
iD Tech

Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way to sharpen your STEM skills and bond with new friends, all online from the comfort of home. With the highest quality remote instruction on the planet, you’ll unlock your brilliance and create an exciting project.


We offer:
1) Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday)
2) The hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more
3) Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends
4) A balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration + 2 hours of self-paced project development per day
5) All the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can't find anywhere else

iD Tech Academies
iD Tech Academies

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.

iD Tech Camps
iD Tech

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.

Imperial College London - Global Summer School
Imperial College London – Global Summer School

Our two-week residential STEM programme offers students across the globe the chance to live and learn in the heart of London. Taught by expert academics in the first week, you will choose to study one of the following areas: Engineering, Physics, and Medicine and Life sciences. Week two will provide you with an entrepreneurial spirit and a problem-solving attitude with the STEM challenge. You will do more than just study science with our Global Summer School you will gain new experiences in our supporting masterclasses and social activities.

Indiana University, Bloomington - Kelley School of Business: Young Women’s Institute
Indiana University, Bloomington – Kelley School of Business: Young Women’s Institute

The Young Women’s Institute introduces young women to the college experience and business career opportunities. Students are selected from around the country to spend a week at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While at IU, students participate in workshops with top Kelley School of Business faculty, interact with Kelley alumni and current students, prepare a real-world business case project, build leadership and communication skills, and connect with like-minded women interested in business.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions empowers young women to lead and succeed through science, art, and wilderness exploration.


Each summer, we lead tuition-free multi-day expeditions for high school girls that interweave science, art, and backcountry travel. Our expeditions are led by professional women scientists, artists, and wilderness guides. Throughout each expedition, the team engages in scientific and artistic inquiry about the environment around them. In small groups, participants design and conduct scientific projects, which they present to the public on the last full day of their expeditions. 

Inspirit AI - AI Scholars Live Online
Inspirit AI

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1.

Inspirit Scholars - AI Creators
Inspirit Scholars

In this 25-hour online program, students build AI apps using block-based programming tools like Scratch and Thunkable and machine learning tools like Google’s Teachable Machine. As students learn about the concepts and ethical challenges behind AI and the basics of programming, they train and deploy machine learning models for self-driving cars, chatbots, classification problems, and more! Designed for middle-school students grades 5-7. No prior programming or computer science background required! We particularly encourage girls and students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate.

Inspirit Scholars - AI Pioneers
Inspirit Scholars

In this 25-hour online program, students dive into training AI to understand language, fight COVID-19, drive independently, and more! As they learn to program AI in Python and RunDexter, they apply algorithms to real-world datasets, discuss AI ethics and careers, and build interactive web apps to deploy their machine learning models. Designed for middle-school students grades 7-8. No prior programming or computer science background required! However an interest in learning how to write code (specfically Python) is appreciated. We particularly encourage girls and students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate.

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) - Summer High School Internship Program
Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is an internationally renowned non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology. Founded in 2000 in Seattle, Washington, ISB´s goal is to unravel biological complexity by deciphering vast amounts of data in order to gain valuable insights and achieve breakthroughs across scientific disciplines. Current 11th graders only are eligible for ISB’s paid 7-week (~280 hours) formal summer internship. This summer’s possible internship topics include but are not limited to: computational biology (which can include scenarios in health and/or the environment), microbial interactions, resilience and collapse of complex systems, the microbiome, microbial evolution, cancer, systems medicine (medicine that is predictive, preventative, personalized and participatory), and bioengineering with algae. All projects are aligned with a current ISB project which is driven by a mentor. Students will learn about systems biology and apply their learning to a research project. Depending on the project, students will also learn and/or deepen their understanding of scientific, engineering, math, coding, and other professional and computer-based skills. All projects also include: a) interviewing ISB professionals to learn about various career paths, b) building a website that describes the internship project and experience, and c) helping out with school-based curriculum development if pertinent. 

Interlochen Center for the Arts - Online Programs
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Online is an interactive virtual platform that brings the globally renowned Interlochen experience into the homes of young artists. Emerging as the premier online hub of creative energy, Interlochen Online evokes joy and intensity, inspiring creative students and connecting them to the world's leading arts educators and professionals. We offer a diverse selection of online arts programming in multiple settings, including group classes and private lessons. Learn from arts educators and professionals who teach, perform, and lead at some of the world's preeminent cultural institutions.

Interlochen Center for the Arts - Summer Arts Camp
Interlochen Center for the Arts – Summer Arts Camp

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.

Johns Hopkins University - Biomedical Engineering Innovation (Online)
Johns Hopkins University

Biomedical Engineering Innovation is a fully online course that introduces biomedical engineering to high school students by (1) modeling biological systems and designing experiments to test those models and (2) introducing engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency and the cardiovascular system. Students are expected to use the informational content being taught in math, physics and biology and to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.


You will learn about Biomedical Engineering from experts in the field through lectures, assignments, and hands-on design projects.

Johns Hopkins University - Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person)
Johns Hopkins University – Explore Engineering Innovation

Explore Engineering Innovation, formerly Engineering Innovation, is an exciting, college-level, summer course for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. During the course, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.


By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts students learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice. Additionally, students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.


Students complete lab activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, mechanical engineering and materials science. They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering finance, and study engineering ethics. Students with a final grade of A or B receive three Johns Hopkins University credits.

Johns Hopkins University - Exploring Engineering Innovation (Online)
Johns Hopkins University

Explore Engineering Innovation, formerly Engineering Innovation, is an exciting, college-level, summer course for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. During the course, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.


By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts students learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally, students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.


Students complete lab activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, mechanical engineering and materials science.  They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering finance, and study engineering ethics.

Johns Hopkins University - Gifted and Talented Programs
Johns Hopkins University

Our educational programs offer young scholars an opportunity to join a learning community like no other. Led by world-class educators, students engage with rigorous academic work alongside peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning.

Keck Graduate Institute - High School Summer STEM Internship
Keck Graduate Institute

During the summer, KGI offers a limited number of unpaid internship opportunities to exceptionally motivated and academically strong high school students to gain hands-on research experience, and learn about the pursuit of a science or engineering-related college education and professional career. This internship program runs in parallel with our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. High school students work under the supervision of a KGI faculty mentor, initially shadow undergraduate students and other researchers at KGI, and are then able to engage in a small, well-defined research project matched to their skills and knowledge. High school students further are able to participate in SURE program activities such as seminars and workshops.

Kenyon College - Young Writers Summer Residential Workshops
Kenyon Review

The Young Writers Summer Residential Workshop is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who are eager to develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers.


In generative workshops, students write to explore ideas and produce fresh work in a variety of genres, including short stories, poems, and essays. With their instructors and peers, student discuss the craft of writing (and rewriting) to stretch their talents and develop their own unique voice.


This residential program takes place at Kenyon College, home of the Kenyon Review and a leading liberal arts college renowned for its literary history and beautiful campus. During Young Writers, participants immerse themselves in college life, living in dorms, writing in college classrooms, eating in Peirce Dining Hall, and spending downtime exploring the Village of Gambier and the Lowry Athletic Center.

LaunchX - Entrepreneurship Summer Program for High School Students

LaunchX brings together top aspiring high school entrepreneurs from around the world each summer, supporting you through the process of launching an actual startup. You join a highly-curated group of promising young entrepreneurs from around the globe, learn from industry experts, and leverage our leading course materials and experienced team.  Working with your peer co-founders, you build real products and solve business challenges in viable ways.


LaunchX isn’t a business plan competition – students start real companies. These startups are driven by using the design thinking process to discover innovative opportunities, backed by extensive market research, multiple iterations of prototypes and user testing, and gain traction through iterations and customer development.

LEAD - Global Summer Learning Institute

The LEADing for Life Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) is a residential program that will focus on developing a Pipeline of high achieving, diverse students (current high school juniors) by providing an immersive learning opportunity that includes both industry and college experience. For Summer 2022, the LEADing for Life GSLI will be a three-week, immersive learning experience beginning virtually for the first week, followed by two weeks of residential at a participating host institution. GSLI will expose diverse, high-achieving rising high school seniors to the principles of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Technology needed for the evolution of the 21st Century Industries.


LEADing for Life Scholars will participate in experiential activities through applied learning facilitated by college professors, case studies, joint masterclasses, virtual corporate site visits that links scholars to corporate executives in a variety of industries, as well as, prepare competitive pitch presentations for the LEADing for Life Challenge.  The LEADing for Life Challenge is an opportunity for Scholars to compete for seed capital and coach to further develop their enterprise idea to make meaningful change in the world․  

Leadership Manhattan Beach *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available
Leadership Manhattan Beach

Leadership Manhattan Beach is a dynamic, interactive community leadership development program for people who want to learn more about our city, meet interesting people, give back to the community and make business and professional connections.


Over 9 months, Leadership Manhattan Beach participants learn about all aspects of the city including education, government, health, culture, business and the environment. Participants in this program have an opportunity to meet the key leaders in Manhattan Beach as all of the presenters are the leaders and experts within the community. All sessions are held onsite in different locations around the city so that the participants are exposed to the different organizations and facilities. During the program, the participants also enhance their leadership skills through leadership training and completion of a community service project for the city.

Lewis and Clark College - Fir Acres Writing Workshop
Lewis & Clark College

At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, up to sixty high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.


In daily Workshops, participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of dynamic, thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose. Our mission is to provide a high-caliber, pre-collegiate, creative educational experience to bright, inventive, and passionate high school students. Our program appeals to young writers and artistic students who are drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the fun, hip mystique of Portland.

Library of Congress - Virtual High School Student Summer Intensive Volunteer Program
Library of Congress

This program, offered by Office of the Librarian/Informal Learning Office is designed for individuals interested in working with programming centered on primary sources and literature in a library setting. Participants are expected to have some experience and knowledge of contemporary literature for young adult audiences and strong research skills. This year’s program is currently offered in a hybrid format with students attending virtually and in-person. This is an intensive 3-week unpaid summer internship opportunity, during which you will learn about the Library and help the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement develop and create teen-oriented content to support the 2022 National Book Festival. 


Your deliverables will include: collaboratively contributing to the teen-oriented marketing for the National Book Festival, researching and recommending a set of LOC items that connect with this year’s featured Young Adult (YA) titles, and taking on significant roles in National Book Festival-related programming. Your experiences will include: Learning about the careers and resources at the Library, building written and oral communications skills, and contributing to the development of teen initiatives and programming.

Los Angeles Mayor's Youth Council *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available
Los Angeles Mayor's Youth Council

A one-year program for Los Angeles high school students. The Youth Council works to empower its members to advocate for causes relevant to the youth of Los Angeles. The Youth Council gives the next generation of leaders a voice in City Hall. They choose students from each city council district.

Loyola Marymount University - Pre-College Programs
Loyola Marymount University

Our pre-college programs are designed to provide a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school students to learn at an undergraduate level. We believe this format, which places an emphasis on an education of the whole person rather than a final grade, will help our students to become more confident in an exploration of their academic endeavors and provide this eager population with the tools they need to be successful in college and beyond.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) - PreCollege Art & Design Residency Program

MICA’s PreCollege Art & Design Residency Program offers rising high school juniors and seniors college- level art experience. Take part in a transformative experience with creative-minded peers, and learn new skills that help you explore the “why” behind your art. As a junior or senior, you can earn up to three college credits through this program.


PreCollege focuses on academic rigor and personal creative growth, as well as experience practicing with a college level curriculum. The program is a combination of live instruction, independent studio time, and a variety of community events, workshops and artist talks. Students will receive ongoing support and feedback from MICA faculty and Undergraduate teaching assistants, as well as build a community of peer support through critiques and collaboration. 

Mathematical Association of America - AMC 10/12
Mathematical Association of America

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. These competitions are administered around the country on Thursday, February 4, 2021 and Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

MDI Biological Laboratory - High School Student Summer Research Fellowship
MDI Biological Laboratory

Fellows are supervised by a faculty mentor and work alongside undergraduate fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants, thereby gaining experience and perspective on scientific research careers. They will conduct an independent research project and present their findings at our annual Summer Science Symposium. Fellows live with other high school students in an on-campus dormitory with a resident advisor and participate together in group activities outside the work day. Meals are provided 7 days a week in the campus dining hall. The only costs born by the student are travel, laundry and voluntary recreation activities off campus.

MOCA - Teen Program *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available
Museum of Contemporary Art

The MOCA Teen Program brings high school juniors and seniors behind the scenes to learn about the museum, contemporary art, artists, and other creative careers. The program is an academic-year-long, paid position teaching teens about the work of the museum by directly involving them in it. This diverse group meets at MOCA on Thursday nights and some weekends to work with museum professionals, investigate current exhibitions, make art, plan Teen Night and support each other on a journey of self-discovery.

National Charity League, Inc.
National Charity League, Inc.

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.

National League of Young Men
National League of Young Men

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.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth
National Security Language Initiative for Youth

The U.S. Department of State’s NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures.

National Student Leadership Conference - High School Summer Programs
National Student Leadership Conference – Summer Programs

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.

National Student Leadership Conference - Middle School Enrichment Programs
National Student Leadership Conference

For over 30 years, the National Student Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, education organization, has welcomed outstanding middle school and high school students from across the U.S. and around the world to explore their academic and career interests and develop essential leadership skills during exciting and interactive summer programs at the National Student Leadership Conference.

National YoungArts Foundation - National Competition
National YoungArts Foundation

YoungArts is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that supports artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts, and continuing throughout their careers. Artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the U.S. are encouraged to apply in the discipline of their choice. All applications are judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process, and award winners are offered a lifetime of artistic support and ongoing connection with an extraordinarily robust network of peers and mentors.

Natural History Museum (LA County) - Community Science
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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!

NatureBridge - Armstrong Scholars
NatureBridge – Armstrong Scholars

The Armstrong Scholars program seeks to inspire all young women, trans-inclusive and non-binary femmes ages 15-18 to reach their highest potential, develop a stronger sense of self and explore their personal connection to nature during a 12-day wilderness backpacking adventure in Yosemite's High Sierra. Participants from different cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, LGBTQIA+, and socioeconomic communities come together for an expedition of discovery, leadership and personal challenge.


This program is inspired by and in memory of former NatureBridge environmental science educator Joie Armstrong.

NatureBridge - Summer Backpacking Program *Suspended due to Covid-19
NatureBridge – Summer Backpacking Program

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.

New York Times - Student Contests
The New York Times

Tens of thousands of students from around the world participated in our contests during the 2020-21 school year, creating podcasts, writing editorials, making videos, reviewing arts and culture, composing narratives, investigating scientific phenomena, documenting their pandemic experiences, discussing politics and more.


Teachers tell us they value our contests because they invite students to take the skills they learn in school and use them to create for an authentic audience. Students tell us they like the variety of ways they can express themselves — and, of course, the confidence boost when they are recognized for their efforts. For us, these contests deepen our daily mission: to help teenagers engage with what’s happening in the world, and show them that their voices and ideas matter.


All of our usual annual contests are back this year, including an updated edition of last fall’s Coming of Age challenge. And we’ve added something new for next spring: A contest that invites students to research, interview and photograph an interesting person, and then introduce that person in a journalistic profile.

New York University - Precollege

NYU Precollege offers highschoolers the opportunity to experience life as an NYU student, earn college credits toward a future degree, and immerse themselves in the dynamic, global community that is New York University.


Take undergraduate courses in a wide range of academic subjects taught by NYU's world class faculty. Explore a possible future major or discover a new academic interest, all while engaging with NYU classmates from around the world.

New York University - Summer Journalism at NYU
New York University

With NYU Precollege, rising juniors and seniors can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student.

New York University - Tandon School of Engineering: Summer Program for Machine Learning
New York University

NYU Tandon's Summer Program for Machine Learning is a two-week summer program that introduces high school students to the computer science, data analyses, mathematical techniques, and logic that drive the fields of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). People are experiencing new and always improving applications of these fields every day: in video and image recognition technologies; interactive voice controls for homes; autonomous vehicles; real-time monitoring and traffic control; cutting-edge diagnostic medical technologies; and in ever more aspects of our daily lives.


This program is overseen by faculty from the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments and their graduate students. It offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from some of today's most innovative researchers in the field.  Students will learn the core principles in machine learning such as model development through cross validation, linear regressions, and neural networks. They will develop an understanding of how logic and mathematics are applied both to "teach" a computer to perform specific tasks on its own and to improve continuously at doing so along the way.

New York University - Tandon School of Engineering: Summer Program for XR Through Virtual Works
New York University

NYU Tandon's Summer Program for Extending Reality Through Virtual Worlds is a two-week summer program that introduces high-school students to the fundamentals of designing and developing augmented reality (AR) based video games that focus on telling choice-driven stories. Over the course, students will learn to create narrative-based games with engaging and interactive stories driven by rich stories that unfold in the real world via AR, and that emphasize players making choices and driving the narrative through blurring the boundaries between the virtual and real. Students will learn essential skills for becoming a great storyteller through interactive technologies through a series of individual and collaborative projects. This course builds up the skills necessary for world-building and scripting necessary to create visual interactive narratives and AR-based virtual worlds through a variety of software tools and platforms.

New York University - Tisch Online High School Filmmakers Workshop
NYU Tisch

Aspiring young filmmakers anywhere in the world can experience the best of The Kanbar Institute of Film and Television degree program, through NYU’s innovative platform specifically designed for collaborative online film education. High school students will work together online with other emerging artists to create and upload skill-building projects, inspired by daily exclusive video lectures. You’ll connect for one-on-one video meetings with your Tisch instructors to get valuable feedback. You’ll develop your writing, directing, shooting, and editing skills to produce a variety of short films — all while taking part in a new form of creative community that is the next wave of film education. In this course, each student will be expected to deliver a crew-based documentary, a crew-based music video, 3 technical assignments, and a final narrative film that they write and direct.

New York University - Tisch Online High School Screenwriters Workshop
NYU Tisch

Intensive screenwriting exercises will introduce students to the basic principles of writing for film and television. Students will develop story ideas and characters, and learn film language and script structure. There will be film story analysis sessions with screenings of important work. The workshop sessions with the instructor and students provides an opportunity for you to present your work, which opens dialogue for critiques and rewrites. The workshop culminates with submitted scenes, a short screenplay, and a synopsis of a feature film and television series. This is an asynchronous course with weekly assignments, video meetings, and discussions with industry professionals.

New York University - Tisch Summer High School Residential Program
New York University – Tisch Summer High School Programs

The Tisch Summer High School Program is tuition-based and culminates in four to six college credits (units). This program includes projects, professional training, and collaboration. The classes are based on the Tisch undergraduate curriculum. Students in the Tisch Summer High School Program are expected to complete any coursework and professional training requirements of the artistic track they are enrolled in. Students apply to one of these artistic tracks: Dance, Drama, Production & Design, Dramatic Writing, Filmmaking, Game Design, Photography and Imaging, or Recorded Music.

Northeastern University - Accelerate: Pre-College Programs
Northeastern University

Are you driven, hard-working, and curious? Do you crave new experiences and love to challenge yourself? Are you looking to set yourself apart academically? Northeastern pre-college programs are designed for talented high school students in the U.S. and around the world who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Accelerate programs are hosted on our campuses, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest.

Northwestern University - Civic Leadership Institute
Northwestern University – Civic Leadership Institute

The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) provides students a unique opportunity to explore current social and political issues through service-learning experiences, exchanges with community leaders, and academic study. Students build awareness and opinions, develop critical thinking skills through dialogue and debate, hone their leadership skills, and create an action plan on a topic of interest, encouraging them to make positive change.


There has never been a more important time to explore your identity as a civic leader. CLI offers excellent preparation for college and careers and allows students to develop the leadership skills they need to make a difference in the world.

Northwestern University - College Preparation Program
Northwestern University – College Preparation Program

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 online 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.

Northwestern University - Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute: Medill Cherubs
Northwestern University – Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute: Medill Cherubs

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.

Northwestern University - National High School Institute: Debate
Northwestern University – National High School Institute: Debate

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.

Northwestern University - National High School Institute: Theatre Arts
Northwestern University – National High School Institute: Theatre Arts

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.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Summer Camps & Classes
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

From computer science to forensic science, animation to astronomy, OMSI offers a variety of camps and classes to spark your students’ curiosity! 

Otis College of Art & Design - Summer of Art
Otis College of Art & Design – Summer of Art

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.

Otis College of Art & Design - Youth Education Courses
Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College Extension youth programs introduce the elements and principles of art and design, and encourage personal self-expression. Taught by practicing professional artists who are also skilled arts educators, our programs are designed for the experienced artist, as well as students with limited art training. 


Choose from a multitude of individual courses and workshops geared toward children and adolescents who are interested in expanding their artistic boundaries. Otis College Extension offers a large spectrum of both weekend and after-school programs that will advance your child’s interest and abilities in art and design. From courses in painting, animation, photography, drawing, and numerous other disciplines, to portfolio preparation for college applications, our lineup of programs will meet whatever goals your child is looking to reach.

Oxbridge Academic Programs - Study Abroad
Oxbridge Academic Programs – Study Abroad

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.

Pathways to Stem Cell Science - Intro to Stem Cell Systems
Pathways to Stem Cell Science – Intro to Stem Cell Systems

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.

Pathways to Stem Cell Science - Middle School Programs
Pathways to Stem Cell Science

Middle school is a crucial time in childhood education when students can begin to disengage from learning. The additional challenges associated with engaging middle school students in science subjects, makes providing your child with inspiring STEM experiences particularly important.


At Pathways to Stem Cell Science, we are striving to tackle these issues by offering exciting opportunities for middle school students to participate in real life science, working alongside inspiring mentors in a professional laboratory environment. Participants learn foundational lab skills and essential biology concepts through hands-on experiences, taught by PhD-level scientists.  There are no other programs which provide this kind of experience to students at such a young age.

Pathways to Stem Cell Science - Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling
Pathways to Stem Cell Science – Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling

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.

Pathways to Stem Cell Science - Stem Cell Research Internship
Pathways to Stem Cell Science – Stem Cell Research Internship

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.

Pepperdine University - CrossWays
Pepperdine University

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.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics - International Summer School for Young Physicists
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

ISSYP is an exciting and challenging two-week online program for Canadian and international high school students with a keen interest in theoretical physics who intend to pursue physics at the university level. Operated by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, ISSYP is now in its 19th year and includes over 850 alumni in 60 countries.

Phillips Exeter Academy - Exeter Summer
Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter Summer

Exeter Summer is a five-week academic enrichment program for middle and high school students. The focus is on learning through preparation, careful listening, well-considered contributions during discussions and collaboration. Courses taught by experienced faculty using Harkness, a philosophy based on student-led group discussion, provide students with the ability to direct conversations and their own learning.

Polygence - Research Mentorships

Polygence is a research academy dedicated to driven students looking for one-on-one mentorship from top-tier academics and practitioners. The Polygence program is made up of ten one hour-long sessions spread out over a period of three to six months. Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Pomona College Academy for Youth Success
Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

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.

Pratt Institute - PreCollege Summer
Pratt Institute – PreCollege Summer

Pratt’s summer PreCollege provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. Classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum, taught by experienced faculty and alumni in order to provide students with a rich and immersive educational experience. The college-level coursework equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities.

Prime Time Sports Camp
Prime Time Sports Camp

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.

Princeton University - Princeton Summer Journalism Program
Princeton University

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program traditionally hosts a 10-day residential journalism institute in August on the campus of Princeton University. Participants visit Princeton from their hometown or state and stay in University undergraduate dorms, attending workshops and lectures and learning skills to produce their own newspaper. During the residential program, students also have the opportunity to tour major news organizations, such as The New York Times, Huffington Post and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a short documentary; attend a film or theatre production; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program's last day. In the weeks prior to visiting campus, students complete weekly reading assignments to stay abreast of current events, begin preparing their stories, and work with their assigned college counselor to complete components of their college applications.

PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)

PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 80 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery. The problem sets encourage students to design their own numerical experiments and to employ their own powers of analysis to discover mathematical patterns, formulate and test conjectures, and justify their ideas by devising their own mathematical proofs. 


PROMYS is particularly interested in increasing diversity in mathematics and in science and technology opportunities more broadly. PROMYS strongly encourages students to apply who are female, African American, Hispanic or from other groups underrepresented in STEM.

Rhode Island School of Design - Advanced Program Online
Rhode Island School of Design

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a series of intensive, collegiate-level courses for students in grades 10–12* (or the equivalent) who are 15–18 years old. This immersive online experience is designed for those interested in pursuing art and design in college and want to learn best practices in producing portfolio work.


Similar to the RISD’s first-year experience, students begin the program by focusing on Essential Fundamentals courses, which emphasize the practical skills needed to develop their ideas. Working through a series of prompts, students are challenged through research, material and method exploration to develop work that reflects issues around creativity during times of uncertainty. During each course students develop portfolio work that reflects their unique vision and direction. Upon completion of one or more Essential Fundamentals courses students can choose to move into a Featured Topic paired with a Visual and Critical Language course allowing for focus on a particular topic and medium.

Rhode Island School of Design - PreCollege
Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Pre-College offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to experience life as a RISD undergrad. For six weeks you’ll follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, critiques and final projects. You’ll work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students from around the world who will challenge, inspire and encourage you to push your limits and produce your best work. You’ll live like a RISD student, access renowned resources and instructors, strengthen your portfolio and forever change the way you approach art and design. 

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Operation Catapult
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose‑Hulman is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics college in west-central Indiana. Our mission is to give our students the world’s best STEM education in an environment of individual attention and support.


Operation Catapult is an exciting summer camp experience full of science, engineering and math awesomeness, with STEM opportunities that allow high school juniors or seniors to reach into robotics, or do cool things like brew biodiesel or make a machine from scratch. By completing Operation Catapult, you'll have a jump on your college credits! Finishing Catapult means you'll receive two hours of free elective credits when you attend Rose-Hulman!

Rustic Pathways
Rustic Pathways

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.

SAI Programs - Study Abroad
SAI Programs – Study Abroad

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.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) - Rising Star
Savannah College of Art and Design

This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience. Students enroll in two college-level classes at SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Savannah and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. 28 different categories for submission. We celebrate students locally and nationally, with awards, exhibitions, publications, and scholarships. Awards and recognition is given by region and then top regional winners compete nationally.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Early College Program Online Summer Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

You’ll join peers from around the globe to create portfolio-quality work, deepen your understanding of contemporary art making, and earn college credit. Experience dynamic virtual demos, engage in group critiques, and receive the ideal blend of one-on-one meeting time with faculty and independent exploration.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Early College Program Summer Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Early College Program Summer Institute

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

Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 300 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 35 DoN laboratories. 

Smithsonian - Asian Pacific American Center Internships
Asian Pacific American Center

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center believes that a great 21st-century museum is more than a building. We must engage communities in surprising and innovative ways, transcending boundaries and barriers. We are a migratory museum that brings Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture to you through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the United States. The Center works to redefine and expand the traditional museum model to transform how museums can be places for civic engagement, critical and constructive dialogue, and social justice. Through programs that invite visitors to inquire, discover, and learn via direct exchanges with artists, scholars, and cultural practitioners, we engage the public through events that recognize art, history, and culture as vehicles that can bring everyone together. 


For internships we consider undergraduate students (current sophomores, juniors and seniors), graduate students, recent graduates, and high school students. All majors are welcome. Due to the pandemic, the internship program has shifted to a virtual experience. We will continue offering virtual internships throughout 2022.

Smithsonian - Benjamin Lawless Internship

The Benjamin Lawless Internship provides interns with the opportunity to learn about audience engagement, exhibition design, and telling stories through researching museum objects as well as the people who created and used those objects.


Over the course of five consecutive weeks in the summer, a Benjamin Lawless Intern will develop creativity and imagination by finding new ways to tell stories inspired by the Smithsonian’s collections and research. An Intern engages in this guided learning experience 40 hours a week Monday-Friday. Upon the conclusion of the internship, the intern will provide an expression of their experience in any form they choose.


Lawless interns receive a stipend of $650/week over 5 consecutive weeks for a total of $3,250.

Smithsonian Student Travel

Smithsonian Student Travel enables high school students to deepen their knowledge and cultural awareness of the world through immersive summer travel programs in the U.S. and abroad. Alongside like-minded peers, experienced trip leaders, and Smithsonian Student Travel experts, students participate in engaging, educational, and adventurous activities as they experience the world through the Smithsonian lens. Ranging from 14 to 24 days, students engage with their program theme while gaining a deeper understanding of the history, culture, cuisine, language, and environment of their destination.

SoCal NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) - Architecture Summer Camp
National Organization of Minority Architects

The Architecture Summer Camp is a 4 Day Saturday only camp for youth age 10 – 17. The camp is designed to expose youth to the built environment and architectural profession. As one of the few initiatives in the nation connecting youth and architecture, the camp introduces youth to the people, professions, and ideas that make up the architecture and design profession. Youth are introduced to the practical essential elements of architecture to promote a potential career and vocation in the field. The youth of varying skill levels and interests are asked to work both individually and collaboratively to address community-focused issues through creativity and design innovation. The CAMP has been created to Equip, Empower and Educate Youth through architectural design and engineering techniques and will include sketching, drawing, hands-on model making and walking tours.

SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts)
SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts)

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!!!

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge

M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success. The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. The Challenge is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees.

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

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
Stagedoor Manor

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!

Stanford University - Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship
Stanford Medicine

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.

Stanford University - Clinical Summer Internship
Stanford University

The Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (Stanford-CSI) is a 2-week program for rising high school juniors, seniors, and undergraduate pre-med students designed to empower and energize diverse learners as they delve into the art, science, and joy of practicing medicine. Participants will gain clinical skills and knowledge across a wide variety of specialties as well as insights to help plan for a career in medicine. The richly diverse and unique curriculum includes skills sessions, interactive lectures and hands-on activities in a variety of specialties. Large and rotating small group breakout sessions are led by top-notch Stanford faculty clinicians and researchers, as well as medical and physician assistant students who provide an inside knowledge of their rigorous and yet fulfilling journeys through medicine. Stanford Medical School Admission staff will offer unique insights and guidance through the admissions process.

Stanford University - National Forensic Institute *2022 Information Not Yet Available
National Forensic Institute

The Stanford National Forensic Institute is operated by the Stanford Debate Society, Stanford University's competitive intercollegiate debate program, as a service for the speech & debate community. SNFI has hosted students from around the globe for summer speech & debate training since 1990. Since 2010 over 5,000 students have attended a SNFI summer speech & debate camp program, and nearly 20% of students have returned again after their first session! Our alumni have gone on to high-level performances at nearly every high school and collegiate level speech & debate championship tournament, attendance at nearly every top-tier college and university for undergraduate studies, and many of the top professional schools. SNFI is an "internal" Stanford program, meaning that we are an on-campus Stanford program, as opposed to being an "external" program that merely rents space for their program at Stanford.

Stanford University - Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
Stanford University

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes offers two-week, online summer courses, providing academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. We invite high school students from around the world to discover, study, and explore in small classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies seeks to not only provide enriching academic experiences, but also to facilitate engaging learning communities that foster critical thinking, promote personal growth, and inspire lifelong learning outside of the classroom. Our online program will incorporate a robust student life component to complement the academic coursework of the program.

Stanford University - STaRS Internship Program *New applications on-pause for 2022
Stanford University

Each year, we host a group of talented young individuals who are interested in the fields of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and biomedical research. In our research laboratory, these interns work side-by-side with experienced clinician/scientist mentors, who will challenge, inspire and guide them on their first steps toward a career in medicine and biomedical research.

Stanford University - Summer Humanities Institute
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a two-week online program that allows rising high school juniors and seniors to dive deep into the humanities, exploring rich fields of inquiry that are rarely taught at the high school level. The humanities encompass a variety of fields including literature, philosophy, history, and art. Some scholars study ancient history while others examine contemporary issues.

Not for credit or grade, Stanford Summer Humanities Institute allows participants to tap into Stanford University's excellence in the humanities and social sciences—exploring texts and ideas at a profound level, writing college-level papers, and communicating complex arguments in their academic writing and discussion sections.

Stanford University - Summer Mathematics Camp
Stanford University

In this three-week online program, rising high school juniors and seniors engage in deep exploration of mathematics and develop as mathematicians. SUMaC offers two courses, called Program I and Program II, with unique topics for each course. Each student attends one of two courses, both of which build on topics central to mathematics through their historical significance and their relevance to current lines of mathematical research. Students can indicate their preference between the two course options on their applications, and then the admissions committee will admit students into their final course.

Stanford University - Summer Session
Stanford University – Summer Session

Balance challenging academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities as a visiting Stanford student. Explore a possible career path or future area of study while experiencing genuine Stanford University courses alongside current Stanford students. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 50 countries, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.

Stanford University - Summer Session: Sustainability Design Thinking
Stanford University – Summer Session

Application of design thinking to make sustainability compelling, impactful and realizable. Analysis of contextual, functional and human-centered design thinking techniques to promote sustainable design of products and environments by holistically considering space, form, environment, energy, economics, and health. Includes Studio project work in prototyping, modeling, testing, and realizing sustainable design ideas.

Stanford University Anesthesia Summer Institute - Clinical Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Internships
Stanford University

Our two-week medical internships for high school students and pre-med undergraduate students seeking careers in clinical medicine, STEM, biomedical research, and the application of technology in medicine. We focus on clinical medicine at the intersection of science and technology. We provide hands-on experience with clinical skills such as suturing, splinting, and intubation. Students receive mentorship from Stanford medical students and faculty to cultivate career development.

Stony Brook University - Garcia Research Scholar Program for High School Students
Stony Brook University

The Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers the opportunity for high school teachers and students to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with Garcia faculty and staff. Students work as part of focused research teams and are taught to make original contributions of interest to the scientific community. In addition to entering national competitions, the students are encouraged to publish in refereed scientific journals and to present their results at national conferences. Our goal is to convey to the students the excitement we enjoy daily in research. The program has no set time limits. Research is a lifetime learning experience, and we hope to remain a resource to our students long after "graduation".

Stony Brook University - Simons Summer Research Program
Stony Brook University

Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country to the Stony Brook campus: Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster.


In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a stipend award.

Summer Discovery
Summer Discovery

We offer pre-college enrichment programs located in the United States and abroad. Our US campuses include UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Wellesley College, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and Johns Hopkins University. We also have international programs at Cambridge University, England and Hult International Business School London, England.

You will participate in an academic program that combines college credit and/or enrichment classes, social activities, travel, recreation, and sports. Summer Discovery provides you with the chance to make new friends and experience pre-college living and learning before entering college. It will help you achieve in high school and prepare for college. You'll live and learn with peers from all over the US, and the world, as part of a dynamic university community.

Summer Science Program (SSP)
Summer Science Program (SSP)

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

*an independent nonprofit, the only enrichment program governed and operated by its own alumni Screen reader support enabled.

Syracuse University - Accelerated Semester Online
Syracuse University

Credit-bearing online 8-week courses are open to high school students during the academic year. Semester-based Syracuse University courses in the fall and spring are typically 15 weeks in length. The 8-week online courses are therefore accelerated and more time-intensive.

Students participate in one weekly 90-minute synchronous (live) session with the course instructor. Students will also have 8-10 hours of asynchronous work per week, which may include watching videos, reading, and completing assignments. 

Syracuse University - Summer College
Syracuse University Summer College

For more than 60 years, Syracuse University has been giving high school students the opportunity to learn about potential careers and college majors through its renowned pre-college program. At Summer College – On Campus, students navigate daily life much like a college student – they take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in social activities and events on the Syracuse University campus.


After successfully completing the course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion from Syracuse University and will have the option to purchase a credit or noncredit transcript.

Syracuse University - Summer College Online
Syracuse University Summer College

For more than 60 years, Syracuse University has been providing exceptional and transformative pre-college experiences to high school students from around the world. Summer College – Online students have the unique opportunity to explore potential majors and pursue academic interests from the comfort of home – or from anywhere life takes them. Students participate in high-level instruction, have access to virtual campus offerings, and are welcomed into an engaging and supportive online community.


After successfully completing the course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion from Syracuse University and will have the option to purchase a credit or noncredit transcript.

Telluride Association Summer Seminar - Anti-Oppressive Studies
Telluride Association

This summer, high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and “rising seniors”) will participate in six-week educational programs on topics in the humanities and social sciences, geared towards exploring the ways in which white supremacy and other oppressive powers have shaped social structures. Telluride works with faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics, literature, art, and other areas within the humanities and social sciences through anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks. We cover all program costs for every student, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. At TASS-AOS, you will improve your reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as you explore your interests in and out of the classroom.

Telluride Association Summer Seminar - Critical Black Studies
Telluride Association

This summer, high school sophomores and juniors (“rising juniors” and “rising seniors”) will participate in six-week educational programs on topics related to Critical Black Studies. Telluride works with faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics, literature, and art of people of African descent. We cover all program costs for every student, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. At TASS-CBS, you will improve your reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as you explore your interests in and out of the classroom.

Texas Tech University - Clark Scholars Program
Texas Tech University

The Anson L. Clark Scholar Program is an intensive seven-week summer research program for twelve highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. 


The Clark Scholars Program is unique in that it is open to gifted students in almost any area of academe from not only the natural sciences and mathematics but to the humanities and fine arts as well. Many of these Clark Scholars have used their research experience to help formulate their career paths and goals. The Clark Scholars Program was created by a generous endowment from the Anson L. Clark Foundation and to date has provided more than 350 students the opportunity to work with outstanding, dedicated faculty in one-on-one, hands-on research experiences. Texas Tech is extremely proud of the faculty and Clark Scholars. Their collaborative efforts have established this program as one of the premiere educational experiences for pre-college students.

The Center Theatre Group - Student Ambassador Program *2022-2023 Information Not Yet Available
Center Theatre Group

This is the ultimate experience for Los Angeles County high school students who love the arts: an entirely free, eight-month program designed to transform passionate young people into arts leaders, team players, advocates, and engagement experts. Participation is free! And in fact, we offer a stipend to our Ambassadors! Participants are divided into groups with long-term projects and goals, like designing special events and social media campaigns that inspire their peers to support the arts.

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment - Ignite LA

The City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to announce IgniteLA, a program for young women that builds civic knowledge and leadership skills to bolster civic engagement. IgniteLA is a non-partisan program whose mission is to empower every young woman interested in public service with the political and practical skills she needs to be a successful civic leader. 

The Experiment in International Living
The Experiment in International Living

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.

The Getty - Student Gallery Guides
The Getty – Teen Summer Programs

Student Gallery Guides is a paid summer internship opportunity at the Getty Center for teens interested in new experiences and access to museum spaces and art professionals. Interns will learn strategies for discussing and analyzing artwork to lead guided gallery experiences with the Getty Center’s collection for visitors of all ages. This is a great opportunity for teens who are interested in art, working in community with teen peers, building public speaking and group management skills, and exploring education opportunities. 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.

The Getty - Unshuttered
The Getty

Getty Unshuttered is partnering with Amplifier to launch the second annual Open Call for teen photographers, ages 13–19. As we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of this pandemic, we invite teens to share photographs as they reflect on and develop new ways of connecting framed by our 2022 theme, "Reconnecting with _". What or who are you reconnecting with?


Teen artists, take and submit original portraits (both traditional or nontraditional) capturing who or what you are reconnecting with right now — be it with yourself, community, nature, values, creativity, or other themes. Countless possibilities await you. Win a chance to have your photo included in a Getty Museum exhibition opening to the public in June, 2022!

The Getty - Unshuttered
The Getty

Getty Unshuttered is partnering with Amplifier to launch the second annual Open Call for teen photographers, ages 13–19. As we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of this pandemic, we invite teens to share photographs as they reflect on and develop new ways of connecting framed by our 2022 theme, "Reconnecting with _". What or who are you reconnecting with?


Teen artists, take and submit original portraits (both traditional or nontraditional) capturing who or what you are reconnecting with right now — be it with yourself, community, nature, values, creativity, or other themes. Countless possibilities await you. Win a chance to have your photo included in a Getty Museum exhibition opening to the public in June, 2022!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles - Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grants *2022 Information Not Yet Available
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

If you have a unique idea about how to change our world for the better, APPLY NOW! Our Federation’s Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative values how a teen’s passion, talent, and creativity can help shape a community. Our Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grants Program allows for all of this and more by encouraging you to take a risk, experiment, and explore something you care about.

The New School - Parsons Online Summer Intensive Studies
The New School – Parsons

This program facilitates learning through a hands-on, project-based curriculum. Students choose one interactive course in either Fine Arts and Design Explorations, which builds artistic skills in subjects including painting, photography, and graphic design, or Design Strategies, which provides an insider's view of design and management and fashion merchandising. Students benefit from small class sizes and participate in unique virtual field trips, special guest lectures, and individual portfolio reviews.

The New School - Parsons Summer Intensive Studies: New York
The New School – Parsons Summer Intensive Studies: New York

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.

The New School - Parsons Summer Intensive Studies: Paris
Parsons The New School for Design

Deepen your knowledge and develop your skills while you explore many facets of art, design, and fashion firsthand this summer in Paris.


Experience Paris as an insider, exploring contemporary European art, design, fashion, and photography firsthand in the city’s many design studios and museums. Taught at Parsons Paris, this three-week, three-credit program for high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates surrounds students with a close-knit learning community in which they work directly with leading faculty and peers from around the world.

The School of The New York Times - DC Summer Academy
The School of The New York Times – DC Summer Academy

With Washington DC as their home and classroom, DC Summer Academy students join the ranks of many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and dreamers. Immerse yourself in the issues that are important to you. Our courses tackle topics in politics, journalism, social activism, media, sports and more. Courses are taught by reporters, editors and other industry experts who have an insider’s knowledge of the terrain and will guide you to out-of-the-way places and unique experiences. 


From Washington DC’s historical national monuments and iconic museums to eclectic neighborhoods and political firms, this city is unlike any other. Summer Academy provides students with an immersive environment in which they learn, investigate and explore while having fun with friends, mentors and instructors who share their passions and interests. Academic and nonacademic components of the program are integrated to form an holistic approach that ensures students are making the most of their time both inside and outside the classroom.

The School of the New York Times - NYC Academy: Photojournalism as Art
The School of the New York Times

Explore journalism through the art, technique and storytelling of photography. Students will develop a visual vocabulary through the study of important photographers and photojournalists as well as examine the intersection of art and journalism. As students expand their classroom out into the local neighborhood and the city, they will seek to translate what they see and feel into photographs that express an artistic and narrative perspective.


Outcomes for this course include a deeper understanding of what makes images visually, artistically and historically significant. Additionally, students can expect to gain technical photography literacy, participate in diverse field exercises and explore methods, ethics and opportunities for storytelling and journalism through this visual medium.

The School of The New York Times - NYC Summer Academy
The School of The New York Times – NYC Summer Academy

With New York City as their home and classroom, NYC Summer Academy students join the ranks of many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and dreamers. Immerse yourself in the issues that are important to you. Our courses tackle topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business and more. Courses are taught by reporters, editors and other industry experts who have an insider’s knowledge of the terrain and will guide you to out-of-the-way places and unique experiences.


From New York’s world-class museums and performing arts centers to startup labs and think tanks, this city is rich in creativity and inspiration and its resources are seemingly endless. Summer Academy provides students with an immersive environment in which they learn, investigate and explore while having fun with friends, mentors and instructors who share their passions and interests. Academic and nonacademic components of the program are integrated to form an holistic approach that ensures students are making the most of their time both inside and outside the classroom.

The School of The New York Times - NYC Summer Academy: Streetwear and the Hype Fashion Market
The School of the New York Times

Born in the 1970s and 80s, streetwear remixed sports with music, pop culture and current events. Now a multibillion-dollar force in the fashion world, students will use New York City as their entryway into the world of streetwear, exploring the business, trends, people and ethos that make up the local industry. What are the social and cultural origins of streetwear? How did brands like Off-White come about and how have they been shaped by youth culture? How has current streetwear culture evolved from previous influencers? What does it mean now that corporations have entered the market?


Students will also dive into streetwear collaborations and the people behind brands that inspire a fervent fan base. Throughout the term, students will explore numerous iconic collaborations between luxury brands, celebrities and visual artists, as well as the people behind the brands. They will then consider designers and innovators are inspiring people to doggedly pursue limited edition item like sneakers. Getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into this world of cutting-edge fashion, students will reflect upon its impact on personal, professional and larger society levels.

The Scripps Research Translational Institute - Student Research Internship
Scripps Research

The Scripps Research Translational Institute promotes cutting-edge translational research, focused on personalized health care through the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic correlates of health and disease. We additionally seek to advance personalized medicine through research incorporating mobile health (mHealth) monitoring of individuals’ symptoms and physiology.


The Summer Research Internship (SURI) program provides the opportunity for highly motivated high school, undergraduate and professional students to work with and learn from a multidisciplinary team of scientists, including internationally renowned investigators in the areas of genomics, computational biology and mHealth research. The primary aim of our internship program is to train and prepare young scientists to become future leaders in the realm of translational science.

The United States Youth Conservation Corps
Youth Conservation Corps

The United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. YCC programs are generally 8 to 10 weeks and members are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. Most YCC opportunities are non-residential programs which provide paid daytime work activities with members who commute to the Federal unit daily. Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds.

Tufts University - Climate Resilience Institute
Tufts University

There has never been a more pressing time to study the intersection of environmental change and social equity to learn how you can make a difference! Students will apply an interdisciplinary case-study approach to the social, ecological, and political facets of contemporary environmental issues; learn the principles and key concepts of environmental change and resilience from experts in many fields; and gain knowledge of techniques for environmental data collection, analysis and visualization. Topics span from resilient water infrastructure to climate activism and environmental justice. Working in small teams, students will identify a socio-environmental research question, gather and analyze data on the subject, and synthesize their findings into a college-level capstone project.

Tufts University - College Experience
Tufts University – College Experience

Get a taste of what it is like to study with Tufts University and try-out life as a college student! Enroll in 6 to 8 credits of real Tufts Undergraduate-level courses and gain experience with the excitement, freedom, and challenge of college-level academics.

Tufts University - Leadership for Social Change
Tufts University

Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life is thrilled to offer an exciting, engaging, two-week summer experience for high school students who are passionate about making a difference in the world and having an impact on local and global issues. With a lens toward advancing equity, inclusion, and participation in civic life, the program will equip students with the skills and knowledge to build connections, work collaboratively, and emerge as change agents who can inspire others. On-campus and virtual program options available. 

Tufts University - Summer Research Experience
Tufts University

We welcome high school juniors and seniors with prior research experience to join us for a semester at Tufts under active mentorship by one of Tufts' world-class researchers to learn hands-on laboratory techniques and/or data and processing skills. Students will work in Tufts research laboratories, actively participating in the rigorous research being explored at Tufts. Students will gain proficiency in authentic research practices as they work side-by-side with the faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students at Tufts University. Although the particular techniques and areas of research will depend on the research team that hosts each student, all students will actively contribute to ongoing research projects and learn about research ethics and how to evaluate information objectively. Lab time will be supplemented with a poster session and the opportunity to experience life on the Tufts University campus. Students may be virtual, or choose to commute or live on campus during the program depending on lab choice. Residential students will live in dormitories and share meals in campus dining halls throughout the six-week program. 

Tufts University - Tufts Research Experience: Academic Year
Tufts University

We welcome high school juniors and seniors with prior research experience to join us for a virtual (web-based) academic year research experience at Tufts under active mentorship by Tufts' world-class researchers and their teams. Students will learn about laboratory techniques, research methods, and data collection and analysis skills. Students will work with Tufts research laboratories, actively participating in the rigorous research activities conducted in them. Students will gain proficiency in authentic scientific practice as they work with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students on real life, cutting edge research projects. While the particular techniques and research areas will depend on the individual host team, all students will be directly involved in the day-to-day research work. They will learn about research ethics and how to evaluate information objectively. By program end, students will also have the opportunity to present their research findings in a virtual poster session.

Tulane University - Pre-college Programs
Tulane University

Tulane Pre-College offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. With both credit and enrichment options, our two-week and three-week course sessions provide students with an introduction to Tulane University, where young minds can explore academic disciplines, build their resumes, and imagine making an impact.

UC Berkeley - Berkeley Business Academy for Youth High School Entrepreneurship
Berkeley Business Academy for Youth High School Entrepreneurship

This college prep business program is tailored to high school students who want to immerse themselves in the culture, academics, and life at Berkeley.


B-BAY courses are taught by Haas faculty, PhD candidates, and undergraduate students. Guest speakers from industry bring real-world perspective to the discussion. You’ll learn through classroom instruction, independent research, computer lab assignments and team projects.


UC Berkeley - Berkeley Business Academy for Youth Middle School Entreprenurship
UC Berkeley – Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

It’s time to leave your lemonade stand and cookie-selling days behind. B-BAY is a business academy where you’ll learn what it really means to be an entrepreneur by creating, running, and closing down your own business–all in just two weeks.

This hands-on approach to learning–guided by experienced professors, mentors, and real entrepreneurs–introduces students to business fundamentals such as finance, marketing, and accounting. You will learn about entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. At the same time, you will develop leadership and teamwork skills that will serve you well in life.

UC Berkeley - embARC Summer Design Academy for HS Students
UC Berkeley – embARC Summer Design Academy for HS Students

embARC is an immersive summer design program at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverese backgrounds in a virtual space to explore Architecture, Urban Design, and Sustainable City Planning thorugh integrated componenets. No prior experinece in envinronmental design is necessary.

UC Berkeley - Pre-College Scholars
UC Berkeley – Pre-College Scholars

Study at UC Berkeley this summer and get a head start on your academic plans. Pre-College Scholars participants will have the opportunity to earn college credit with other students from Berkeley and around the world.

UC Davis - Young Scholars Program
UC Davis – Young Scholars Program

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research within the fields of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences.


All participants will be enrolled in 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.

UC Irvine - Experience University Research
UC Irvine

Experience University Research (EUR) online courses allow students from around the world to take college-level coursework at a Top 10 public university. All classes will consist of mostly synchronous Zoom sessions in which students can listen to lectures and ask questions. Assignments and recordings will also be posted for students to view at anytime. Between classes, students will complete assignments and participate in break-out sessions to collaborate remotely with classmates, building practical skills, gaining invaluable experience, and becoming better prepared to attend a competitive university.

UC Los Angeles - Precollege Summer Institutes
UC Los Angeles

UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes provide motivated and driven high school students the opportunity to earn college credit in one to three weeks while advancing their academic career and abilities in an area of study of their interest. Through co-curricular components including hands-on projects and performances, field visits, and guest lectures, students receive a comprehensive and immersive study of their chosen subject that goes beyond classroom instruction. Our Precollege Summer Institutes are open to high school students from around the world. We invite you to join our diverse and inclusive UCLA community full of respect, ideas, and optimism.

UC Los Angeles - Precollege Summer Institutes: Design Innovation Institute in Costume Design

The Design Summer Institute in Costume Design is a two-week, UC credit-bearing intensive for students interested in costume design for theater, film, and television. This program provides opportunities to work with our distinguished faculty in classes such as Costume 101, Introduction to Costume Sketching, Silhouette, Sculpture and Costume Design for Theater, Film and Television. The combination of these courses will allow students to use the training to bring stories to life through their designs. Students will learn the technical components of breaking down a script and the art of collaboration with directors while gaining hands-on experience in research, sketching costumes, and creating mood boards and color palettes. Beyond the classroom, students will take field trips to costume houses and museums along with having several master classes with industry professionals that will cover everything from career preparation to portfolio creation.


The program is designed for artists and students who seek additional discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the entertainment industry.

UC Los Angeles - Precollege Summer Institutes: Startup UCLA

The Startup UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute will introduce students to social entrepreneurship, including starting social enterprises and non-profits. In this hands-on program, students will design their own social good organization. They will learn the basics of starting, building, and running non-profit organizations and social impact businesses. The program will focus on the creation of new organizations designed to contribute to the greater good. Students who are interested in learning how to start their own organization for social good or leading social impact movements are encouraged to apply!


In the first half of the program, students will learn the basics of researching and creating a mission-oriented venture. In the second half of the program, students will put that knowledge into action by creating their own ventures. Students will form teams to work on their startup ideas. Each team will prepare a 5-minute pitch to present to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors for feedback.

UC Los Angeles - SciArt Lab + Studio Summer Institute
UCLA SciArt Lab

In the highly competitive Sci|Art Studio + Lab, students are immersed in science and art practices to simultaneously develop and sharpen analytical and creative skills. This program prepares students for interdisciplinary thinking before they begin their undergraduate education.


During this intensive two-week program, students make connections between cutting-edge scientific research, popular culture, and contemporary arts. Through historical retrospectives, surveys of current art-science collaborations, and science fiction movie screenings, students are exposed to the interface of science, art, and culture with a focus on multidisciplinary collaborations.

UC Los Angeles - Summer College Immersion Program

The UCLA Summer College Immersion Program (SCIP) offers exceptional high school students the opportunity to experience a comprehensive introduction to college life while studying alongside UCLA undergraduates. Designed to emulate the undergraduate experience, SCIP provides students access to a broad range of UCLA’s academic expertise and resources through lectures, workshops, and seminars, as well as UCLA coursework. SCIP’s co-curricular components are specifically curated to empower students to gain balance and thrive as they embark on their college journey.


Successful participants will come away from SCIP with college credit, a certificate of completion for the program, and the skills to successfully manage college applications, academics, and university life.

UC Los Angeles - Summer Courses
UCLA Summer Sessions

UCLA’s signature summer offering. Choose from over 800 in person courses that represent UCLA’s academic breadth, ranging from 6-10 weeks. Over 10,000 UCLA students and thousands of visiting students from across the United States and the world take Summer Courses each year.

UC Los Angeles Health Services - Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program
UC Los Angeles Health Services – Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program

The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program is an educational program incorporating medical guest speakers and hands-on activities giving the Summer Scholar an involved sense of working in 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. This is not a "summer camp-like" program and housing accommodations are not included.

UC Los Angeles Health Services - Volunteen Summer Program
UC Los Angeles Health Services – Volunteen Summer Program

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).

UC San Diego - Academic Connections
UC San Diego – Academic Connections

Academic Connections courses are selected to represent some of the most exciting fields of research UCSD has to offer in the physical and social sciences, engineering, and arts and humanities. All courses are challenging and place emphasis on active learning and putting knowledge to use in independent and creative ways.  Instruction is provided by grad students in a wide array of academic disciplines, renown UCSD faculty researchers and scientists in the field.


Each course is available for 6-precollege units. Transferability is up to the receiving institution.

UC San Diego - Research Scholars Program
UC San Diego

Managed by the Division of Extended Studies, the Research Scholars program at UC San Diego provides high school students with unparalleled educational opportunities that leverage the intellectual capital of an internationally ranked research university and teaches highly sought-after skills that can make students more competitive candidates for college admissions and internship opportunities. Students will assume the role of a researcher, becoming fully immersed in projects that have real-world applications. From Bioengineering and Life Sciences to Design Thinking, choose a topic and apply today!

UC San Diego - Summer Session
UC San Diego – Summer Session

UC San Diego Summer Session offers more than 600 degree-credit courses from more than 40 academic departments for current and visiting students worldwide.

UC Santa Barbara - Research Mentorship Program (RMP)
UC Santa Barbara

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.

United States Military Academy West Point - Summer Leader Experience
West Point

The West Point Summer Leader Experience is a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. Our country’s best asset is our people. West Point is trusted to educate, train, and inspire its undergraduate students to become leaders and to make an impact on the world stage. You will explore West Point from all angles, including high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. You will experience the thrill of victory when you overcome the challenges of our summer program and will form life-long connections and friendships with your future classmates.

United States Naval Academy - Summer Seminars

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders. If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year. You will learn from some of our best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty.

Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia (University for Foreigners of Perugia)
Universita per Stranieri di Perugia

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.

University of British Columbia - Summer Language Intensives
University of British Columbia – Summer Intensives

Improve your language skills quickly this summer in our one, two and three-week Summer Language Institutes. Our Institutes offer you a variety of levels, lengths and formats to suit your learning preferences and summer schedule. Enjoy an immersive language and cultural experience, with time left to enjoy the sun and warmer weather.


In our French and Spanish Summer Institutes, connect to rich cultures from around the world. Enjoy music, song, poetry, videos and more, all drawn from modern Francophone or Spanish and Latin American life. On select days, take part in engaging workshops and visits from special guests who live and work in the language you’re learning.

University of Chicago - Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)
University of Chicago

This four-week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cell biological techniques currently used in research laboratories. Students are immersed in the research experience, giving them a taste of "life at the bench". Using a project-based approach, the course progresses from a survey of basic lab techniques to the application of current molecular techniques in developmental biology and microbiology. Most of a typical day in RIBS is spent in lab. Lectures will also be presented to provide background and introduce new concepts. Since communication skills are important in science, students will keep lab notebooks and they will make several group presentations. The course ends with a research forum in which the students present the results of their projects. Successful completion of the course will give participants the experience and confidence to work in a research laboratory. 

University of Chicago - Stones and Bones
University of Chicago

Join the Field Museum’s Distinguished Service Curator, Lance Grande, for a four-week intensive practicum in paleontology in Chicago and Wyoming. Go into the field and behind the scenes at the Field Museum to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved, as you work alongside museum scientists in the lab and in the field.

University of Chicago - Summer College
University of Chicago – Summer College

Join us online this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception while earning college credit for undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago. As a Summer Session student, you have the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago.

University of Chicago - Summer College: Introductory Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences
The University of Chicago

This course introduces and applies fundamental statistical concepts, principles, and procedures to the analysis of data in the social and behavioral sciences. Students will learn computation, interpretation, and application of commonly used descriptive and inferential statistical procedures as they relate to social and behavioral research. These include z-test, t-test, bivariate correlation and simple linear regression with an introduction to analysis of variance and multiple regression. The course emphasizes on understanding normal distributions, sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, and the relationship among the various techniques covered, and will integrate the use of SPSS as a software tool for these techniques.

University of Chicago - Summer Immersion
University of Chicago

Immerse yourself in one of your passions and take advantage of the rich educational resources offered by the University through our summer Immersion programs for high school students. In these undergraduate-level courses, you will get personalized attention from faculty, researchers, and other professionals who will lead you through workshop discussions, research projects, and other hands-on activities.

University of Chicago - Summer Language Institute
University of Chicago

Learn an entire year of a language online in a summer! This program is ideal for academically advanced high school students who want the opportunity to either learn a new language or continue learning a language in classes with current UChicago students as well as visiting undergraduate and graduate students. Students have the opportunity to take modern or ancient language courses. Beginning and intermediate intensive modern language courses are designed for students wishing to develop proficiency across all four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Beginning and intermediate ancient language courses guide students in building and honing their reading abilities and their familiarity with ancient texts and culture.

University of Cincinnati - DAAPcamps
University of Cincinnati – DAAPcamps

The Camp Leads are comprised of faculty and professionals in the individual industries of Shoe Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Communication Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Fine Art and Digital Film-Making. Campers arrive on Sunday and finish their week on Saturday after a morning show of their work followed by graduation. Studios are comprised of a combination of hands-on work, visits with professionals, fieldtrips and more. Each evening following dinner, there are full-camp activities combining all disciplines…DAAPcamp Alumni Panel, Creative Career Night, Cincinnati Fieldtrip, Sketch Off and social activities. Campers stay in UC student housing chaperoned by House Leads and the Camp Director. See which camp you want to join!

University of Iowa - Iowa Young Writer's Studio Online Classes
University of Iowa

The Iowa Young Writers' Studio offers 6-week online creative writing courses for high school students twice every year! We offer the online courses for 6 weeks every spring (semester), mid-January through late February, and every summer, late June through early August. All courses will be taught by graduates of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. The online courses will require approximately three hours of engagement per week, which will include writing assignments, reading assigned materials, critiquing classmates’ writing, and participating in online discussions.

University of Iowa - Iowa Young Writers' Studio Summer Residential Program
University of Iowa

Students at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio's Summer Residential Program spend 2 weeks living the writing life in Iowa City, Iowa, a mecca for creative writers. Students take core courses in fiction writing, poetry writing, or creative writing (which includes some combination of fiction, poetry, and personal essay) with teachers who are students or graduates of the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop. We also offer courses in TV writing and playwriting. Students in the Summer Residential Program share their writing with teachers and peers, receive constructive critique, participate in writing exercises and activities, and attend readings and literary events. We believe that cultivating and protecting one's writing life—the artistic practice, the inner journey of exploration and discovery—should take precedence over pursuing a writing career, though certainly the former can lead to the latter. A key goal of the Summer Residential Program is to bring adolescent writers together to appreciate and celebrate all that they have in common, and to welcome them into the larger community of writers in Iowa City and beyond. NOTE: the 2022 Summer Residential Program will be held entirely online.

University of Miami - Summer Scholars Program
University of Miami – Summer Scholars Program

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 three-week precollege program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships and grow as independent thinkers.


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.

University of Michigan - ArcStart at Taubman College
University of Michigan Taubman College

ArcStart Virtual is a two-week online pre-architecture program designed to introduce students to the built environment, architectural design principles, and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Over the course of the program, students will witness how a design education prepares students to engage the world around them within the context of a rigorous academic setting at a leading design institution. Participants will experience the rewarding intensity of an engaging college architecture studio, partake in hands-on workshops that reinforce analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills, and enjoy an energetic camp-like atmosphere.

University of Michigan - Math and Science Scholars
University of Michigan

The Michigan Math and Science Scholars program is designed to offer a pre-college experience exposing students to a breadth of curricula offered at the University of Michigan while introducing high school students to current developments and research in the sciences. The program is open to any high school rising sophomore, junior or, senior from around the world! Three 2-week sessions are offered; students are given the opportunity to attend one, two, or all three sessions. 

University of Michigan - Math and Science Scholars: Art and Mathematics
University of Michigan

With just a little historical revisionism, we can say that Art has provided inspiration for many fields within Mathematics. Conversely, Mathematics gives techniques for analyzing, appreciating, and even creating Art, as well as the basis for gallery design, digital cameras, and processing of images. In this class we will explore the Mathematics in great works of Art as well as folk art, as a way of studying and illustrating central mathematical concepts in familiar and pleasing material. And we’ll make our own art, by drawing, painting, folding origami papers, and more. Major topics include Projection, Symmetry, Wave Behavior, and Distortion.

University of Michigan - Math and Science Scholars: Mathematics and Music Theory
University of Michigan

Mathematicians can create complex and beautiful theorems from relatively basic assumptions, while Music Theorists often try to identify basic patterns and rules in complex and beautiful music. In this course, we will explore some of the recent attempts to meet in the middle, connecting mathematical patterns and structures to music from the ancient to the modern. In Mathematics, we will explore topics such as group theory, graph theory, geometry, and metric spaces, encountering some of the most important structures in the modern discipline. Fundamental results of these areas will be discussed, and students will construct and explore examples and related patterns. In Music Theory, we will take existing music by composers such as Bach and Beethoven and use mathematical structures to provide a possible explanation of what they were thinking as they composed. In addition, we will investigate the techniques of modern composers such as Arnold Schoenberg who advocated composition based on prescribed axioms. Students will be given the chance to write music using these different techniques. Although we will use the modern (Western) twelve-tone scale as a reference, our explorations will take us into discussions of tuning, temperament, and the physics of sound. 

University of Michigan - Math and Science Scholars: Social Choice and Mathematics of Voting
University of Michigan

When a group of people have to make a choice from a slate of options, whether that be ice cream flavors, award nominees, or political representatives, how should they go about it? At first, there seems to be an obvious answer: Have all of the people vote for their favorite and simply choose the one with the most votes! But when there are more than two options, this can get tricky. What if none are favored by a clear majority? And how do we weigh people’s relative preferences among the different options?


In this course, we will consider a variety of different ways (called “voting methods” or “social choice functions”) for making such choices, including first-past-the-post, ranked-choice or instant run-off voting, and point-based schemes. Real world examples will be studied from throughout history up to today, including Ann Arbor’s very recently adopted new voting system for municipal elections. We will then consider a number of potentially desirable properties that these methods may or may not have, each capturing a different notion of “fairness”. The course will culminate in Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem, which says that, however desirable they may be, there is no voting method which satisfies all of these fairness properties in all circumstances. 

University of Michigan - MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
University of Michigan – MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes

Presented by SMTD’s Office of Engagement & Outreach, MPulse Performing Arts Institutes (MPulse) are a collection of residential summer programs that engage over 200 pre-college and adult students pursuing excellence in music performance, theatre, music technology, dance, and musical theatre.


Institutes are designed for students considering studying these areas in college and for those seeking to connect with SMTD’s renowned faculty. Participants hail from all parts of the United States as well as internationally. In addition to an outstanding educational experience, students will get to explore campus life in the bustling college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan!

University of Michigan - Seven-week Debate Program
University of Michigan Debate

If you are looking for the most comprehensive and challenging summer workshop experience, the Michigan Seven Week Program is for you. These labs offer the only cohesive, continuous Seven Week summer program for high school debaters. The Seven Week Program offers a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1 or better a better ratio than any major lab in the country. In addition, the 2020 Seven Week Program participated in dozens of practice debates, attended dozens of lectures, and turned out arguably the best evidence set in the country. The Seven Week Program is available for rising Seniors and Juniors.

University of Michigan - Stamps School of Art and Design Pre-College Programs
University of Michigan Stamps

Stamps Pre-Col­lege Pro­grams include Spring Stu­dio classes and Sum­mer Stu­dio ses­sions. Our vir­tual and in-per­son pro­grams are offered to cur­rent high school stu­dents (grades 9 – 12) inter­ested in build­ing new skills for their cre­ative pur­suits. Stu­dents will receive per­son­al­ized train­ing and advice from Stamps fac­ulty and staff on build­ing a com­pet­i­tive port­fo­lio.

University of Notre Dame - Leadership Seminars
University of Notre Dame

Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 120 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. Tuition, housing, and meals for students admitted to Leadership Seminars will be paid for by the University.

University of Notre Dame - Study Abroad
University of Notre Dame

Are you ready to go further, dream bigger, and experience a new culture? Join us at one of our Notre Dame Global Gateways in Italy, Ireland, or at our newest destination in South Africa! Dig into the architectural history of Rome, with all its fountains, ruins, winding streets, and delicious gelato. Or do you gravitate more toward the Emerald Isle, which boasts both the bustling city of Dublin and the castles and sweeping views of the west as we explore the divide between traditions and modernity? Our exciting adventure in South Africa will allow you to confront the turbulent history of the nation, while also taking in the incredible landscape of canyons, mountains, falls, and wildlife. 


Whatever your preference, our study abroad programs offer you a unique opportunity to travel the world, explore a new culture under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty, and make memories that last a lifetime.

University of Notre Dame - Summer Scholars
University of Notre Dame

Summer Scholars participants spend two intensive weeks in one of 25 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.

University of Pennsylvania - Engineering Summer Academy at Penn
Engineering Summer Academy at Penn

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level. The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world. Participants of ESAP enroll in one of six offered courses. Courses are: Biotechnology, Complex Networks, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Robotics.

University of Pennsylvania - Penn Law Pre-College Academy
Penn Law

The Penn Law Pre-College Academy is a rigorous academic program that gives high school students from around the world the opportunity to experience law school at a world-class university. This three-week intensive academy provides you with a well-rounded introduction to the American legal system and how law is practiced in the United States.

The third week of this program exposes students to various timely and specialized fields of law, such as business & entrepreneurship law, environmental law, human rights & immigration law, and technology, privacy, & intellectual property law.

University of Pennsylvania - Pre-College Program
University of Pennsylvania

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.

University of Pennsylvania - Summer Academies
University of Pennsylvania

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.

University of Pennsylvania - Summer Academies: American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Academy
University of Pennsylvania

The American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture Academy introduces ASL and an overview of topics integral to experiences of American deaf community members. The academy features ASL instruction in an immersive environment where students learn basic conversation and narrative skills. The course also features a weekly seminar to discuss experiences and perspectives of deaf community members as demonstrated through online publications (vlogs), lectures, and a panel of deaf community professionals in related fields.


ASL instruction is conducted entirely in ASL, with no spoken English. We use written English sparingly to facilitate instruction. We find this the best way to get students using and comfortable with ASL quickly. In fact, students really end up loving and valuing this approach!

University of Pennsylvania - Summer Prep
University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Summer Prep Program allows ambitious students to enroll in two undergraduate-level modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the University. Students can also experience college life on Penn’s historic campus and explore the vibrant city of Philadelphia. Classes taught by graduate teaching assistants, not faculty.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Data Science Academy
Wharton Data Science Academy

The Wharton Data Science Academy will bring state-of-the-art machine learning and data science tools to high school students. We aim to stimulate curiosity in the fast-moving field of machine learning through this rigorous yet approachable program. Building up statistical foundations together with empirical and critical thinking skills will be the main theme throughout. By the end of the program, students will not only be equipped with essential data science techniques such as data visualization and data wrangling but will also be exposed to modern machine learning methodologies, which are all building blocks for today’s AI field. Along the way, students will develop a working proficiency with the R language, which is among the most widely used by professional data scientists in both academia and industry.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Essentials of Entrepreneurship
Wharton Essentials of Entrepreneurship

Essentials of Entrepreneurship is an intensive two-week summer program for a select group of high school students currently enrolled in 9th to 11th grades. This immersive experience challenges students to engage with peers, use innovative thinking, and learn the basics of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. With a two-week schedule filled with lectures, recitations, and activities, students will walk away with a better understanding of how to design a creative and useful product from scratch and what it takes to truly be an entrepreneur.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Essentials of Finance
Wharton Essentials of Finance

Essentials of Finance is an intensive two-week summer opportunity for a select group of high school students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. This exploratory program provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, as well as opportunities to explore finance beyond the stock market, including venture capital, corporate valuation, and alternative investments. Essentials of Finance provides an introduction to the theory, the methods and the concerns of the world of finance. Learn about the fundamentals of both personal and corporate finance. Delve into the topics such as the time value of money, the trade-off between risk and return, equities and corporate accounting. 

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Global Youth's Online Programs

Wharton Global Youth’s Online Programs are interactive, pre-collegiate experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, these programs explore topics driven by Wharton research and teaching, and have been adapted specifically for the virtual classroom. Students engage with our rigorous business education while studying and networking with global peers, all before they head to college.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Leadership in the Business World
Wharton Leadership in the Business World

Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer program for a select group of rising 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 of the University of Pennsylvania. Designed to provide students with a glimpse of Wharton’s undergraduate curriculum, 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, real-time business simulations, and team-building activities.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Management & Technology Summer Institute
Wharton Management & Technology Summer Institute

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. Run by the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology in partnership with Penn Engineering and the Wharton School, M&TSI features classes taught by leading Penn faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, an intensive team prototyping project and other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation. Attendees receive a full Penn college-course credit for successful completion of the program.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Moneyball Academy
Wharton Moneyball Academy

Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This program focuses on using data to make deep discoveries in sports with a focus on becoming a data driven decision maker. Instruction will focus on fundamentals of statistical thinking, real applications employed by statistics professionals in sports analytics and an introduction to statistical programming languages. In addition to learning statistical reasoning and key data analysis skills, students will be primed to be a leader in an increasingly data driven economy. Topics include introductory statistics (including graphical and numerical summaries of data), basic probability theory, statistical reasoning and regression analysis by examining sports stats.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program

The Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program is an academically-intensive opportunity for exceptional high school juniors and seniors to enroll in Wharton online courses. Participants will learn from Wharton instructors, earn a Wharton transcript, and accrue college credit for each course completed. With six sessions to choose from and built-in academic support, students are encouraged to explore the depth and breadth of Wharton’s business education curriculum with maximum flexibility and the guidance and resources to succeed.

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Sports Business Academy
Wharton Sports Business Academy

Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI), the Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a summer institute that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business leadership at the Wharton School. This program teaches students about ownership, sports agents, marketing, media, and labor as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. The program examines various academic disciplines as they apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports enterprises. Students visit some of the region’s most important facilities, and ultimately gain insight into the leadership, management, and increasingly global nature of the sports business. Through academic and co-curricular activities, WSBA students have the opportunity to test their potential as future sports business leaders.

University of Rochester - Credit Courses
University of Rochester – Credit Courses

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.

This program for rising 11th and 12th graders allows students to earn college credit and study among Rochester undergraduates. Courses are offered during the University’s fall, spring, and summer semesters, and credits are transferable to most colleges and universities.

University of Southern California - 4-Week Credit Program
University of Southern California – 4-Week Credit Program

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. Courses are designed to be both challenging and engaging. Depending on the specific course, you may expect group work, hands-on lab experience, field trips, guest speakers and/or an encompassing final project.


University of Southern California - Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement
University of Southern California – Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement

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.

University of Southern California - Ellison Institute Junior Fellows
Lawrence J. Ellison Institute

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.

University of Southern California - Exploration of Architecture
University of Southern California

Exploration of Architecture is an immersive 4-week program that engages high school students with architecture thinking and the design process. This program will challenge you to connect more deeply with the built world by providing opportunities to experience and create meaningful places through dynamic learning methods. You will imagine and draw, as well as discover, examine, and analyze architecturally impactful places and buildings. You will gain insights into the profession through talks, conversations, and interviews with leading architects and scholars. The goal of the program is to stimulate you to pursue further education as architects, designers, and scholars who are leaders in your community and beyond. This dynamic program is taught by USC Architecture faculty members. It offers 3-units of college course credit.

University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program
University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program

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.

University of Southern California - School of Dramatic Arts High School Summer Conservatory
USC School of Dramatic Arts

The four-week college immersion programs at the USC School of Dramatic Arts offer high school students the opportunities to work with theatre professionals and explore a creative experience in the dramatic arts.


Highlights: 1) Students may live on campus or commute daily 2) Field trips to see professional theatre in Los Angeles 3) College credit offered: 3 units of USC elective credit 4) Classes culminate in a workshop performance

University of Southern California - SHINE (Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering)
University of Southern California – SHINE (Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering)

SHINE’s commitment is to provide high school students with a real life research experience as part of a professor’s research team. SHINE is based on experiential learning – learning by doing, not by studying – immersing students within their choice of cutting-edge research on cancer, environmental sustainability, machine learning, robotics, haptics, aerospace, and much more. Close mentorship comes from USC Viterbi faculty, staff, and especially the graduate student researchers -- all enveloped within SHINE's cohort activities and network. Now in its seventh year, SHINE has alumni in most of the nation's top engineering schools, including here at USC Viterbi, MIT, Harvard, CalTech, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Duke, U Penn, and more.

University of Southern California - Summer Engineering Camp
University of Southern California

The Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp is a camp in which current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students explore aerospace, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering with hands-on activities such as rockets, circuits, bridges and robots. Students also explore computer science by learning to code and write apps. Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp (previously Viterbi Summer Engineering camp and the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp) serves 32 students each year and has been a part of USC Viterbi for over 10 years.

University of Virginia - UVa Advance
University of Virginia

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.

University of Wisconsin - Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth: Precollege Academic Campus Experience (PACE)
University of Wisconsin

The PACE program gives students finishing grades 5–8 an opportunity to explore their current interests and passions with like-minded peers in a college setting. Students will spend one week taking an enrichment course designed specifically for advanced middle-school learners.

University of Wisconsin - Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth: Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)
University of Wisconsin

The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives students finishing grades 6–8 the opportunity to spend two weeks studying one accelerated course. STEP is designed to engage, challenge and inspire students academically, while offering plenty of opportunities to build community. This program is for those who are ready for an above-grade-level challenge and are serious about having fun with their peers, both in and out of the classroom. STEP is open to all interested students; scholarships are available.

Urban Compass - Volunteer Program
Urban Compass - Volunteer Program

We have several unique volunteer opportunities that provide valuable support, homework help, teammates, and positive mentorship for our elementary students.

US Federal Government - Pathways Program
Pathways Program

Pathways Internship Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education. Job postings can be found at

US Performing Arts Camps
US Performing Arts Camps

US Performing Arts was founded in 2001 to provide the very best training in the performing arts and digital media for pre-college students ages 11-19. USPA set out to create summer programs that would give passionate and talented students the opportunity to hone their craft with the best professionals in the country while seeing and being seen at their potential future college.


Our affiliation with top-tier universities is known throughout the world. Today we are acknowledged as one of the premier programs of its kind and an innovator in educating students in the arts. Our many locations across the country present over 25 specialty training workshops in the fields of film, television, theater, dance, and other digital media. Our mission remains the same. It is to immerse students in learning their craft from the best teaching artists in the country at some of the most prestigious and beautiful colleges in the U.S.

Vanderbilt University - Mentor Immersion: Academic Year Experience

PTY’s Mentor Immersion program is a unique experience offering in-depth exposure in an academic field and the potential for independent research or a culminating product to be created with expert feedback.


In Mentor Immersion, students engage in accelerated content in a discipline and work toward creating an independent research product or project in their selected field of study with the support of a content expert with whom they are paired. Approximately 8 students are paired with a mentor and an additional peer guide/teaching assistant. Through this unique experience students are able to deepen their understanding in a field of study while making new friends with peers and conducting research or creating a project similar to practicing professionals.


The Mentor Immersion program during the academic year runs for approximately 6 months and is designed for 10th through 12th grade students. The 6-month time frame in the academic year allows for the same number of contact hours as the 3-month Mentor Immersion experience offered during the summer session. The summer experience is more intensive because of the condensed time frame.

Vanderbilt University - Mentor Immersion: Summer Experience
Vanderbilt University

PTY’s Mentor Immersion program is a unique experience offering in-depth exposure in an academic field and the potential for independent research or a culminating product to be created with expert feedback.


In Mentor Immersion, students engage in accelerated content in a discipline such as genomics, leadership, genetics and data science and work toward creating an independent research product or project in their selected field of study with the support of a content expert with whom they are paired. There is approximately 8 students paired with a mentor and an additional teaching assistant/peer guide. Through this unique experience students are able to deepen their understanding in a field of study while making new friends with peers and conducting research or creating a project similar to practicing professionals.


The Summer Mentor Immersion program runs for 3 months and is designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students. The 3-month time frame in the summer allows for the same number of contact hours as the semester long Mentor Immersion experience offered during the academic year. The summer experience is more intensive because of the condensed time frame.

Vanderbilt University - Summer Academy
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt Summer Academy offers a challenging introduction to the academic rigors of college life. Students will enjoy the excitement of in-depth, accelerated study of a fascinating subject within a community of intellectual peers. Our courses are filled with wide-ranging, interdisciplinary topics, such as nanotechnology, biomedical ethics, and philosophy, history, and medicine.


Regardless of where their interests lie, we have courses designed to provoke ongoing discussion and learning. Above all, VSA will uniquely challenge and foster students’ abilities in a supportive and engaging environment.

Wake Forest University - Online Immersion Programs
Wake Forest

Are there subjects you’re thinking about taking in college but would like to know more about? The Online Immersion Program, designed for high school students ages 13 and up, has been created for this purpose. It offers exciting topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework led by Wake Forest University professors. The program is available year-round, and the online format allows you to study anywhere, anytime, while working at your own pace.

Wake Forest University - Summer Session
Wake Forest University

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.

Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Institutes
Washington University in St. Louis – High School Summer Institutes

High School Summer Institutes allow students to discover a new passion, or dive deeper into an existing one, through a noncredit, interdisciplinary environment. Each institute has a specific theme or focus and includes traditional undergraduate classroom activities like lectures, discussions, small group collaboration and final projects. Students interact with WashU instructors from across a variety of disciplines and examine the connections between these different fields of study and research. These programs are ideal for students who want to experience undergraduate curriculum without the pressure of a grade and network with a variety of departments and instructors.

Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Scholars Program
Washington University at St. Louis – High School Summer Scholars Program

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, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. Students may choose to enroll in one or two 3-unit courses. 


This program is ideal for students who want to earn college credit, challenge themselves academically and explore courses in a specific major or subject. 


High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to course work, High School Summer Scholars participate in specialized college readiness, community building, and academic support activities.

Washington University in St. Louis - Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Pre-College Programs
Washington University in St. Louis.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis offers top-ranking programs in architecture, art, and design within a world-renowned academic and research institution. In our pre-college programs—Architecture Discovery Program and Portfolio Plus Program—you will experience the School’s studio culture, meet new friends and peers, and explore the dynamic art and design scene in St. Louis.

Where There Be Dragons - Summer Abroad Programs
Where There Be Dragons

Whether you are a seasoned traveller or this is your first adventure away from home, Dragons offers a meaningful way to travel with intention. Experience what it’s like to live somewhere else, if only for a few weeks, through one of our immersive summer travel programs. Explore our trips in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and more. 

Women in Science (WiSci) - Girls STEAM Camp
Women in Science (WiSci) – Girls' STEAM Camp

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 University - Summer Session *2022 Course Information Not Yet Available
Yale University – Summer Session

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; or to hone their craft at the Yale Writers’ Workshop or in the Summer Drama Program.


Yale Summer Session (YSS) offers a variety of courses and programs for Yale College credit in New Haven, online, and abroad. We also offer several non-credit programs.

Yale University - Summer Session: Conservatory for Actors
Yale University

The Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors is an intensive introduction to the basic techniques of acting. Based on the principles of Stanislavski, this five-week program focuses on building a foundation that is applicable to all further study in theatre.

Yale University - Yale Young Global Scholars
Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 150 countries (including all 50 U.S. states) participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session online or at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale University.

Yale University - Young Writer's Workshop
Yale University

Yale is excited to offer a one-week online summer writing workshop for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We’re seeking bookish wordsmiths interested in adding to their writerly toolbox. Writers who will generate and share their work in an intimate, non-competitive, online community.


Writers chose from one of four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic storytelling. We have capped the workshops at 12 writers per genre to ensure all voice are heard. Participants attend talks on the craft of writing, genre workshops, open mics, faculty and visiting author readings, student readings, and learn about careers in writing.

YMCA - Teens & Government
YMCA – Teens & Government

The Los Angeles YMCA’s Teens & Government (T&G) program is a citywide teen educational program involving more than 1,000 high school students, in a six-month "hands on” experience that teaches the values of democracy. T&G creates citizen leaders from a cross-section of the City’s high school population and providing them with the opportunity to experience government first hand and to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process.