Through a virtual intensive program, students will learn directly from 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 debates, students will explore the complex nature of issue advocacy, legal strategy, and real world political decision making in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What characteristics lead to a successful effort by diplomats and peacebuilders to mediate or prevent violent conflict? The United States Foreign Service—often referred to as America’s first line of defense—works to prevent conflict from breaking out abroad and threats from coming to our shores. Peacebuilders work on the ground to create the conditions for peace and resolve conflicts where they are most needed. Successful essays will identify, in no more than 1,250 words, a situation where diplomats worked on a peacebuilding initiative with partners from the country/region in question, nongovernmental organizations, and other parts of the U.S. government, and then go on to analyze what characteristics and approaches made the enterprise a success.
This is a unique program for high school and college students who want to help save lives with the American Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive while school is out of session, you’ll get the opportunity to win a scholarship, a meaningful leadership experience, a gift card award and the accomplishment of helping ensure a reliable blood supply. This leadership program is also a great way to rack up on volunteer hours.
The American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp provides students ages 13–18 a self-discovery laboratory with unparalleled opportunities to master college-level critical and creative skills. We invite students to explore the limits of their infinite potential by sparking curiosity, nurturing inquiry, encouraging effort, and rewarding growth in a safe, supportive, stable environment. A summer at the ASC Theatre Camp equips students to tackle challenges with confidence — in the Blackfriars Playhouse and beyond. With Shakespeare’s text and technology as our touchstone, the ASCTC experience boasts a unique combination of performance training, academic exploration, and the opportunity to meet minds sharing the same passion and persistence.
The VolunTEEN program is offered three times a year. Youth between the ages of 14 and 16 are eligible to participate in this highly structured, 80-hour program. After a competitive application process, selected participants will receive instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean. In turn, they will then share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery. These hours do qualify for service learning, but the student gets so much more! At the end of their volunteer commitment, each student will have gained the necessary skills for interpretation, public speaking, and literary research. These skills will allow them to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitant, and ecosystems. They will have also gained the level of skill to become an exhibit interpreter in our education department. At the end of the programs duration, VolunTEENs will produce a final presentation that exhibits what they have gained from this program.
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.
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 to secure your spot in the AEOP Apprenticeship Program. The impacts of this transformative experience will last a lifetime.
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.
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 hone their problem solving skills in particular and further their mathematics education in general. Many of our participants seek to improve their performance on contests such as AMC10/12, AIME, or USAMO.
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.
Leadership In Action is a unique experiential learning opportunity for young women in high school interested in building a better world. Taught by the Director of the Athena Center for Leadership, Barnard’s Zine Librarian, and an experienced social entrepreneur, this 4-week series of afternoon/evening workshops will strengthen your leadership skills and give you the tools you need to start tackling some of the most important challenges we face.
Spend 7 weeks this spring deep diving into one of Barnard Pre-College's most popular courses in our virtual intensive. Under our expert PCP Instructors and Course Assistants, Liberal Arts Intensive students will take courses on topics ranging from psychology, to art, to writing, to political science. In addition to their coursework, LAI students will attend information sessions on college admissions and weekly PCP community nights led by our student staff.
Designed for fearless and inquisitive young women, SITI is perfect for students looking to develop their STEM skills in both lecture and laboratory settings. Using the city as a supplemental classroom, you’ll be able to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in motion by visiting job sites and liaising with city organizations. In addition to your coursework, this program begins to address some of the inequalities that women face in the STEM field and how we can begin to rewrite the narrative with our presence.
Barnard’s Young Women Writers Institute encourages writers to find their voice and share it with the world. Students will spend their mornings learning from Barnard instructors in courses such as The Art of the Essay, Writing New York, and playwriting, on the same campus where writers like Greta Gerwig, Zora Neale Hurson, Jhumpa Lahiri got their start. Afternoons will be spent in intensives focused on developing a writing portfolio, getting published, and careers for writers.
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 tackle a problem in the world and work in small groups to design and execute a solution using the skills they’ve gained in 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 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.
This ten-week paid remote program will focs on learning and advocating around the issues that young people care about. Student organizers will have the opportunity to learn about important issues and become community organizers in their local areas. All students will attend weekly training sessions focused on issue advocacy, leadership and building youth power. Blue Future will specifically train students on how to create youth advisory councils for elected leaders in their own communities. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to present a capstone project culminating all of their work and strategic vision for continued organizing.
If you’re a rising junior or senior, we invite you to apply to our intensive three-week 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 and visits from guest speakers. 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.
AIM: Global Studies: Security, Statecraft, & Spycraft is an exciting three-week program for rising juniors and seniors. You will get the opportunity to learn how the United States really conducts its foreign policy and manages its national security concerns from a unique insider’s view — our instructors have extensive real-world experience, and include a former US Air Force general, a former Ambassador, and a former CIA officer who worked overseas. This track is offered in partnership with BU’s renowned Pardee School of Global Studies. In the mornings, you will learn from these leading practitioners in a dynamic, discussion-based interdisciplinary environment. Your afternoons will be devoted to challenging simulations and real-world exercises where you get to play the part of national security officials, diplomats, and spies. You will also participate in team activities.
This program will conclude with student-led briefings on a team project dealing with foreign policy and national security issues. After researching and analyzing alternatives, you will present your findings and suggested course of action to, and be questioned by, a panel of experts. These remote presentations will be attended by your peers, families, and members of the BU community.
Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology is an innovative, three-week 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 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.
For rising juniors and seniors, Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine is an intensive three-week 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 project-based 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 on week one, you will engage with material that will introduce you to what medical students experience in the early phase of their education. In the afternoons of the last two weeks of the program, you will engage in a project-based activity focusing on an emerging issue in public health.
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.
If you’re passionate about the sciences and are a domestic student currently in your junior year of high school, Boston University (BU) invites you to apply for the Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. You will spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds while advancing your STEM knowledge and skills. RISE offers two tracks: Internship and Practicum.
Brandeis Summer School offers advanced high school students the opportunity to experience 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.
Current events have made one thing abundantly clear: people, and young people in particular, are advocating for change. Through the Brown Leadership Institute—no matter your current level of engagement—you’ll increase your ability and effectiveness in advancing social justice.
In this four-week online program, you’ll meet students from all over the world who are passionate about a wide variety of issues, including topics such as human rights, educational access and economic justice.
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.
California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is dedicated to advancing climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact. Selected CCAC Fellows will be AmeriCorps members serving 300+ hours over approximately two months supporting community climate action and/or climate education projects across California.
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.
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.
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.
The Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) has been serving middle and high school students that live in the area surrounding California State University, Northridge since 1979. Their goal is quite simple: they want the children who pass through their program to be better people–academically and personally. They believe that children, because of their organic nature, are grown, and CSUN wants to provide the optimal place for good growth to happen. The intentional plan is to address what they call the three H’s: Head, Heart, Hope.
The Summer Research Connection (SRC) is a 6-week program for K-12 science teachers and high school students. Participants are placed in research labs at Caltech where they conduct scientific research in assigned student-teacher teams under the guidance of research mentors. With our current funding levels and commitments, student research opportunities for 2021 will be targeted to students from Pasadena Unified School District high schools. We will be in contact with these schools to work directly with school leaders to fill those positions.
Startup Techcamp is a 10-week project-based online computer science bootcamp with an entrepreneurial emphasis. Students will work on Industry Projects "adopted" by various Cambridge tech startups, which are designed to model a real industry problem that the corresponding startup might encounter. Students will build projects and solve problems in the areas of financial technology, data anaylsis, image recognition, natural language processing, and beyond. During the Techcamp, every student will be expected to build at least five major projects carefully designed by the Cambridge instructors team and supported by Cambridge and Oxford startups. During the last two weeks, students will code another two advanced Capstone Projects on Fintech and Machine Learning/NLP, before presenting them at the Demo Day attended by Startup Advisors and select Oxbridge professors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at a hospital is invaluable. As a high school student, the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates. Note that during the summer break there is a more intensive 7-week program available.
Each summer, 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, 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.
Learn all aspects of filmmaking in just two weeks! Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a two-week comprehensive, collaborative and creative high school film program during the summer.
For two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by current Dodge College grad students and alumni. All of this will be shared with their peers as they work in groups to complete projects to create short digital, narrative projects which are showcased to parents and relatives on the final night of the program in our 500-seat Folino Theater.
If you are looking to accelerate your education’s timeline or take a class for fun, Chapman University offers a variety of educational opportunities during the summer months. Find a summer session that works best for you and get a jump start on your education.
Summer courses offered at Chapman University are available for anyone spending time near the Orange, California campus during the summer months, whether you are a Chapman University student or not.
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki 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.
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 offers a Summer Program for Junior Volunteers. Junior volunteers provide service to patients, families and staff in 100+ different areas of the hospital, while gaining experience and self-confidence. Our volunteers provide special services to our patients and families that contribute daily to our mission to create hope and build healthier futures.
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.
The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Program in American History at William & Mary.
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.
A background in American history is not required, however, an open mind, independent thinking, creativity, and a spirit of adventure are essential.
Our faculty and facilities are a rich educational resource for the entire community. We invite pre-college students from all backgrounds to discover the excitement of college-level academics through a wide variety of pre-college programs.
Rising seniors and newly graduated high school students can take full-credit classes during our two summer sessions. This is an excellent way to get a taste of academic life at a highly selective university. We also have an active partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth.
The College of William and Mary offers about 180 courses, primarily in Arts and Sciences, in two summer sessions at two locations (on the main campus and in Washington, D.C.).
Classes are open to all current W&M students. Others may apply through the Registrar’s Office or Admission Office (see below) to take classes as “non-degree-seeking” students, and then transfer the credits to their home institutions or convert them to W&M credits if they eventually transfer into the College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can choose from hundreds of regular university courses, work with a Cornell faculty member, study alongside undergraduate students, and improve your college study skills. It's a great chance to earn college credits without leaving home.
Most online courses are delivered via the web-based learning system Canvas. Generally, you'll interact with the instructor and other students via email, discussion boards, interactive chat rooms, video conferences, and/or phone.
The grades and credits you earn will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript and are generally transferable toward a degree at Cornell or elsewhere.
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.
This course balances theoretical and studio approaches in the design and two-dimensional representation of fashion. Academic literature and lectures 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-grade portfolio based on their individual design aesthetic. Students will be introduced to contemporary fashion design techniques both mechanical and digital.
Students 10–15 years old can enjoy 20 hours of online courses taught by Cornell students. Courses feature 10 hours of synchronous (live) class time, during which students can interact with instructors, chat with classmates, and participate in fun, educational activities. Another 10 hours of instruction is offered asynchronously, during which students will view classes at their own time and pace.
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.
The Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program takes place in July and is designed to provide rising high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds and communities with an opportunity to preview college by immersion in student life at Dartmouth. Participants will live in a Dartmouth residence hall and will attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid processes. The program encompasses the academic dimensions of Dartmouth by providing access to classes and interaction with our faculty. Also, there will be ample time to enjoy meaningful conversation with current students and staff on how to weave academics, social engagement, and leadership into your college experience.
The DaVinci Camp Summer Institute is non-residential and consists of three-week all-day sessions that seamlessly integrate social and academic components from the arts and applied sciences. The program is designed to develop the interests and abilities of talented and highly motivated middle school and high school students (rising 6th – 12th grades and graduating seniors).
The camp activities blend mathematics, engineering, science, and art instruction in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci’s concept of a Renaissance scholar. Hands-on workshops and a mix of other activities reinforce instruction while balancing the students’ day. Students engage their entire analytical and creative potentials in a fast-paced academic environment while meeting others who share their interests and abilities. By having the camp at world-renowned academic institutions, we provide our students the opportunity to experience life on college campuses while getting to know Alumni from Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech who lead the program and expose students to the world of possibilities and opportunities that await them.
Are you an artist, dancer, or musician who loves science? Are you interested in learning more about the field of medicine and how the creative arts fit in? Reframing Healthcare through the Arts provides a foundation for you to investigate the field of medical humanities and the role of the arts in healthcare as you learn about arts organizations from across the United States that are working to address current public health issues.
As a field, medical humanities reaches across the disciplinary boundaries among the social sciences, humanities, and the arts and puts these conversation with the field of medicine. Through readings, presentations, and discussions, you and your peers will examine differences between the arts in health and creative art therapies created by the healthcare system, and explore various methods and interventions for art in health. Learn about model arts organizations, such as Dance for PD, TimeSlips, Culture of Recovery, and the Theater of the Oppressed NYC. These organizations are revolutionizing the healthcare field and engaging in forms of care that inspire us to consider the significance of the arts for our everyday lives and health.
Enjoy guest lectures from Duke professors across the arts and humanities, such as: dance, theater studies, linguistics, documentary studies, and cultural anthropology, as well as doctors, professors, and professionals from Duke Medical School and Duke Hospital.
Duke Pre-College Programs provide rigorous learning experiences to academically-motivated, intellectually curious high school students. Our diverse selection of enrichment courses are designed to bring the Duke experience to 9th-12th graders through trailblazing topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers, and resources. We offer courses across the curriculum with schedules that meet the needs of participants: from month-long online courses throughout the traditional school year to two and three-week online summer courses. Duke Pre-College courses prepare students for postsecondary success by enhancing their effective presentation skills, collaboration, and creative problem-solving while they experience advanced content not typically found in the high school curriculum.
Participants will spend their days crafting fiction, creating and recording digital stories, applying mathematical skills in new ways and developing and enhancing their decision-making and financial literacy skills. The classes are designed to provide each participant with a high-quality academic experience and opportunities to connect with peers with similar interests and curiosities.
Have you ever wondered how the seemingly two unrelated fields of math and sports intertwine? Or how simple data analyses can help lead underdogs to win the World Series or a National Championship? Sports analytics is a new and exciting field in the world of athletics. This course will give you a behind the scenes look at how data helps drive some of the greatest success stories in sports. We will explore how the data process (collection, organization, analyzation, and visualization) can help athletes maximize their performance and teams win more games. Through collecting our own data and that of our favorite athletes and teams, we will learn how to make better-informed decisions to give an edge to athletic performance. This class will be tailored to those who are curious-minded, passionate, and love challenging themselves in fun ways.
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.
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.
The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week noncredit courses and three-week noncredit institutes are available.
Students wishing to earn credit alongside Emory undergraduates will enroll in a six-week course through the Emory Summer College for High School Students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Girls Who Code has pivoted our Summer Immersion Program to become a virtual 2-week opportunity for rising 10th to 12th-grade girls.
This 2-week virtual program teaches 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, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech.
GIRLS INC. INSPIRES ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART, AND BOLD
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.
Transforming communities, environments, and students’ lives through meaningful cross-cultural service adventures. Whether you’re looking to contribute to authentic service projects, experience exhilarating adventure, or develop your language skills, GoBeyond Student Travel will immerse you in a new culture where you can make a meaningful difference while on the journey of a lifetime.
The Harvard Pre-College Program is an immersive, collaborative, and transformative residential experience. Alongside peers from around the world, you’ll thrive in a dynamic and supportive academic environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our volunteers are the face of our community. Hundreds of volunteers donate over 100,000 hours annually, helping to make the hospital environment friendly and approachable at a time when people are at their greatest emotional need.
You will find friendly volunteer faces in many hospital departments, one of which includes our high school volunteers. We have 358 high school students representing 41 different schools who donate their precious time! They service over 100 assignments available at Huntington Hospital. Many of them return during college and often after they graduate.
Kick-start your dream career with iD Coding & Engineering Academy or iD Game Design & Development Academy. You’ll get immersed in a startup dev shop or simulated game studio and network with pros and peers—all on a prestigious university campus.
Welcome to the original tech camp, built around YOU. Code a mobile app. Design your own video game. Produce a viral video. Discover the secrets of cryptography. Our flagship program features over 30 innovative courses, blending world-class instruction with fun camp activities. In each weeklong session, you’ll explore an inspiring campus, make new friends, and build skills that last long after summer.
Inspired by iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, our all-girls program blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social activism in a fresh, café-like setting. Big ideas come to life amidst moon chairs and stylish decor. Whether you want to code an app for charity, design a mobile game, or engineer wearable electronics, you’ll collaborate with new friends and create a project you’re passionate about.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Inspiring Girls Expeditions seeks to:
*Increase the participation and diversity of women in field sciences, art, and outdoor recreation. We encourage attitudes which foster supportive and inclusive science and outdoor communities.
*Foster young women’s self-confidence in their physical, intellectual, and leadership abilities while creating lifelong advocates for Earth science and wilderness stewardship.
*Support a network for current early-career scientists, artists, and guides through continuing development opportunities and collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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. Each January, Systems Education Experiences posts a job opportunity on the ISB careers website, enabling high school juniors to apply for a competitive, paid summer internship. This internship is very different than those typically found in research labs. The systems biology approach allows students to work with many specialists, directly involving the students in a variety of projects, using many types of technology and techniques. Students gain valuable microbiology, engineering, and computational experience. Due to the unique nature of this curriculum building and research-based laboratory experience, students are highly engaged in creative problem solving as well as both independent and group learning.
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.
CTY’s Academic Explorations consists of enrichment courses that provide students an introduction to topics that are not typically part of the standard middle or high school curriculum. These courses are designed to help students develop analytic and critical thinking skills while immersing them in a specific discipline for three weeks. Academic Explorations courses emphasize a lively exchange of ideas and problem solving; informed discussion rather than lecture is the norm, and students often have opportunities to present their work to the class. In these courses, students engage in a process of discovery as they apply concepts and theories to real world situations and become more informed, learned individuals in the process.
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.
CTY’s Intensive Studies is designed for students who are ready for intense college-level course work and accelerated study in specific disciplines. These three-week courses engage students in the same amount of material that would normally be covered in a semester-long college course or a year-long high-school course. CTY’s Intensive Studies courses fall into two categories: special topics courses that are not offered in high school and fast-paced high school courses. Intensive Studies courses explore more sophisticated theoretical material and proceed at a faster pace than do courses in the Academic Explorations program. A number of CTY’s Intensive Studies courses also have prerequisites. Students who thrive within such a focused setting strengthen their critical and analytical thinking skills and have the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in their chosen fields of study.
The LEAD Program is an international cross-sector collaborative of (1) premier U.S. corporations, government agencies, higher education and non-profit partnerships, that focus on developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. LEAD strives to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross-sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non-profit partnerships that focus on developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. LEAD accomplishes this mission by fostering a vibrant community for students to gain the skills, experience and encouragement they need to fulfill their educational and professional aspirations in the fields of business, engineering and computer science. Each year, approximately 500 scholars attend LEAD’s Summer Institutes held at top-tier universities globally. Since its inception, LEAD has served over 10,000 scholars. LEAD accepts applications from current eighth graders, freshman, sophomores and juniors for summer programs.
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.
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.
Academic pre-college credit courses combine lectures, field trips, and small-group discussions designed to challenge students’ critical and creative ways of thinking. Students are expected to maintain an independent work ethic that will allow them to complete a workload equal to a standard undergraduate level class.
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.
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 borne by the student are travel, laundry and voluntary recreation activities off campus.
JPL sponsors regional competitions for high school students that test science and engineering skills, as well as online contests for various age groups. Learn how you can take part in robot challenges, science tournaments, essay contests, internships, and other educational competitions with JPL.
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society. Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural activities.
National League of Young Men (NLYM) is a non-profit organization for young men in grades 9-12; this structured program for mothers and their sons promotes the development of young men into community leaders through leadership involvement, charitable and community service, cultural experiences and protocol education.
The National Student Leadership Conference prepares students for college and a future career. Since 1989, tens of thousands of outstanding high school students from across the United States and around the world have come to the National Student Leadership Conference to explore the qualities of effective leadership and gain an insider’s perspective on some of today’s most sought-after professions.
The National Student Leadership Conference has a unique partnership with American University to offer college credit for our high school summer programs. The American University is distinguished as a premier global university and known for turning “ideas into action and action into service.” As a result of this NSLC/AU alliance, students attending the NSLC’s summer programs for high school students have the opportunity to take college credit classes taught by American University faculty at all NSLC locations. This credit option enhances your education within the framework of your program experience, without interrupting NSLC activities.
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.
Los Angeles is a diverse, dynamic, ever-changing city, both for people and the wildlife that live here. Although we are frequently aware of the larger wildlife around us, like parrots and squirrels, many of the smaller animals remain unnoticed and even undescribed by scientists.
In order to understand our city better, the Museum has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas. Our goal is to not only increase our knowledge of local wildlife but also to involve our local community in this study. From lizards to ladybugs, we need your help in each of our community science projects — the Museum can’t do it alone!
In 2019 the Mobile Museums department at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County launched the Marine Science Teen Internship Program, thanks to the generosity of the Vera R. Campbell Foundation.
The program recruits ten high school juniors and seniors from the Math, Science, & Technology Magnet Academy at Theodore Roosevelt High School and Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights, who begin as unpaid interns in the spring semester and then become paid museum employees over the summer.
Interns are responsible for developing a marine science community event program for the Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience and facilitating the experience for community members at evening events throughout Los Angeles County. Mobile Museums are unique educational spaces within customized tractor-trailers that simulate scientific research environments.
Program goals for the interns include:
*Gain exposure to museum research, collections, interpretation, program development, and facilitation
*Acquire critical knowledge and skills that will enhance their academic achievement and broaden their future career options and work preparedness
*Gain a greater understanding of their strengths, interests, and potential career paths
*Be empowered to go back to their communities and share their knowledge using the critical thinking and communication skills they have gained.
NatureBridge provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens. Their multi-day programs take place outdoors in the magnificence of nature’s classroom, where students are immersed in the wonder and science of our national parks in Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, and Prince William Forest. Founded as Yosemite Institute in 1971, today NatureBridge welcomes more than 700 schools and 30,000 students and teachers each year to their six campuses. After more than 40 years of teaching and inspiring students, NatureBridge has provided life-changing experiences for more than 1 million participants and is a national leader in the field of environmental education.
The Armstrong Scholars program seeks to inspire young women to reach their highest potential, develop a stronger sense of self and explore their personal connection to nature during a 12-day backpacking adventure in Yosemite's High Sierra. Participants venture into the backcountry with highly skilled female educators 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’s Summer Backpacking Program is for high school students and combines academic and personal growth in the spectacular settings of Yosemite and Olympic. Teenagers with a passion for exploration, science, and adventure create their own ecological research project while hiking or backpacking through the wilderness.
While backpacking with NatureBridge, you will:
-Explore the STUNNING WILDERNESS of a national park
-Use SCIENCE to gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings
-Develop your LEADERSHIP skills
-LIVE SIMPLY, bringing only what will fit in your backpack
-Create long-lasting FRIENDSHIPS with people from all different backgrounds
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.
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.
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.
Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of business—including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and psychology—from NYU Stern’s world-renowned faculty. If you are thinking about pursuing business in college or are just interested in knowing a little more about the basics and want to spend an unforgettable summer in New York City, then Summer @ Stern through NYU Precollege is for you. Summer @ Stern is a two-course program that will give high school students an introduction to business, college life, and the cultural vibrancy of New York City.
In this course, students will learn fundamental reporting skills by investigating a community that has been overlooked and often reviled throughout history. They’ll learn to cover it in a fact and science-driven way that is nonpartisan, informed, and fair. They’ll learn the difference between a topic and a story as well as the difference between a work of advocacy and a work of journalism. They’ll learn to identify when they’re getting spun by a source and they’ll develop interview tactics that enable them to approach subjects with a combination of compassion and skepticism.
Podcasting has become one of the premiere mediums for creative storytelling and journalism. In this summer course, students will learn to craft compelling stories solely in sound. By the end of the summer session, they will complete professional-quality pieces to add to their portfolios. Students will engage podcasting as an art unto itself while developing storytelling skills useful in any medium. They’ll learn essential skills like field recording, editing tape with software, and sound design. They’ll also develop the research and interview techniques necessary to craft compelling audio narratives. Importantly, students will develop their own creative voices and abilities to explain the world through sound.
As fashion journalism (like most things) begins to thrive more and more in digital media, magazines and periodicals have had to compete with a slew of bloggers and other influencers who have proven to be early masters of the fashion journalism game. Their points of view have attracted the attention of millions of followers.
However, whether online or in print, great fashion writing expresses an opinion and makes connections to the past, present, and the future. This class will explore reviewing fashion shows, writing trend pieces, long-form stories, and profiles. It will also delve heavily into the fast-paced world of blogs and social media from Twitter and Instagram to Snapchat and Vine—touching on the differences and similarities of each medium. Finally, we will also practice techniques for real-world situations such as interview skills and navigating the world of PR agencies. There will be guest speakers from different facets of the fashion industry.
NYU Tandon's Summer Program for Machine Learning is a two-week online 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.
NYU Tandon's Summer Program for Extending Reality Through Virtual Worlds is a two-week online 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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of tomorrow’s rock-star journalists can be found in our prestigious program for high school students, the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (MNJI). This five-week summer institute, also known as the cherub program, is for rising seniors seeking the inside scoop on professional journalism and looking to connect with peers who are just as passionate about pursuing a journalism career.
Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization, has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.
The Northwestern Debate Institute is an unequaled living-learning experience for high school debaters. The institute will provide an intensive and comprehensive summer debate experience that will prepare debaters for next season and beyond. Northwestern University’s Debate Team has an unparalleled record of success based on the foundations, fundamentals and techniques taught at the Northwestern Debate Institute. Learn the debate principles that have led to 15 NDT championships, 16 final round appearances, 6 top speakers – a record of success unmatched in college debate. Come join our program for rising Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors to learn with and debate against the best competition in the country. Alumni of the Northwestern Debate Institute have gone on to win every major high school tournament.
Since 1931, the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization, has brought outstanding students to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense educational experiences.
Our Theatre Arts Division is an immersive, hands-on exploration into stage performance and production. A rigorous combination of classes and rehearsals provide students with a challenging and inspiring learning environment every day for 5 weeks. Working with professional theatre practitioners from around the country, students receive extraordinary training in a collaborative and supportive environment.
We're unique because:
*Every Theatre Arts student performs in one of our highly regarded final productions, presented to family and friends in repertory during the final week of the program. Design/Tech students serve as stage managers for these fully realized productions.
*The NHSI allows students to create theater without placing a focus on grades or numeric evaluations. Students can feel free to try every exercise, idea, style, etc., to their fullest without fear of ‘failure.’
*We create a safe environment to explore and experiment, while at the same time pushing actors and designers to discover themselves and to take their art to new and unexpected levels.
This summer, the world is your classroom. Whether you’re paddling wild rivers or animating your creative story, explore the world around you with science as your guide. Survive in the wilderness, build your research skills, and see the PacNW like never before. Plus, check out our new Coastal Discovery Center with new overnight design challenges.
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.
This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate.
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US for over 30 years. Students from over 80 countries are housed and educated in great and historic centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States, while exploring new cultural surroundings.
The Early Investigator High School (EiHS) CIRM Summer Program to Accelerate Regenerative Medicine Knowledge (SPARK) is a hands-on research experience run collaboratively by Pathways to Stem Cell Science and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Funded by a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), EiHS CIRM SPARK enables six students from low-income families to participate in stem cell research at Caltech funded by a full tuition scholarship. This program is part of a larger CIRM funded initiative to provide advanced science education to low income students who lack the means to participate in summer research programs.
CIRM SPARK scholars follow a similar curriculum to the Stem Cell Research Internship Program, completing introductory training, hands-on research and educational forums focusing on a range of topics from ethics, to career development to entrepreneurial science. They also take part in math tuition classes, social media activities and attend the CIRM SPARK Conference – a state-wide event showcasing the research and achievements of CIRM SPARK students from around California.
Intro to Stem Cell Systems is an introductory five-day course that explores the exciting science of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Designed for entry-level scientists, this innovative program provides foundational training in bioscience techniques and essential principles in human stem cell biology. Participating students study the three-major human stem cell systems – adult, cancer and pluripotent, through laboratory classes and engaging college-level lectures covering the science, history and ethics of stem cell research. They learn modern skills used by a variety of bioscience professions, working hands-on in a biotech laboratory with cancer, neural and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Methods in Stem Cell Engineering is a four-session afterschool program exploring the science of gene modulation in stem cells. Participating students learn basic hands-on lab skills, using RNA interference (RNAi) to silence the expression of an oncogene in human cancer stem cells.
RNAi is a sophisticated technique that scientists use to inhibit the expression of specific genes in order to study their function. During Methods in Stem Cell Engineering, students learn bioinformatical approaches to designing an RNAi experiment and measure the effect of inhibiting the gene oct-4 in stem cells derived from testicular cancers. They also explore the real-world applications of RNAi technology, hearing from guest speakers and experts in the field of stem cell engineering.
During the Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program, participating students learn from start to finish how human induced pluripotent stem cells are created from skin cells then converted into heart cells that beat in the culture dish. Each participant creates their own culture of beating heart cells, following the same real-life methods as stem cell researchers. Through the combined use of college-level lectures and laboratory classes, students receive comprehensive training in modern research techniques, working with sophisticated laboratory equipment alongside industry scientists. They also connect with internationally renowned researchers during guest lectures focusing on the role of stem cells in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research.
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program is an advanced ten-day course aimed at science enthusiasts who are interested in taking their education to the next level with hands-on training in research-level techniques. Taught by stem cell experts in an entrepreneurial biotech laboratory, this ground-breaking course is the only one of its kind in the world. In addition to hands-on skills, course participants learn the complexities of forging a bioscience career during career education seminars, lead by academic and industry scientists. They also plan and implement their own real-life experiment focusing on stem cells, their differentiated derivatives or the process of cellular reprogramming.
Stem Cell Research Internship is a rigorous, PhD-style training program for high school students who are serious about pursuing a career in science or medicine. This life-changing opportunity enables future scientists to kick-start their careers in laboratories that are transforming the future of medicine. The program takes place over six-weeks, beginning with a 5-day industry-style training course called the “Boot Camp”, designed specifically to prepare high school students for working in a professional research laboratory. Unique to our program, the Boot Camp provides introductory training in a variety of widely used bioscience techniques, including mammalian stem cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry and microscopy.
After completing the Boot Camp, participating students join a Los Angeles-based laboratory where they take part in scientific research, guided by a professional scientist and laboratory mentor. The research experience is complemented by educational science education forums which explore scientific fields that are implemented outside of the laboratory such as science writing, bioethics, public policy and computational biology. The forums also include a scientific journal club, guest speakers from the stem cell community and a career development seminar where students gain valuable insight into bioscience careers from academic and industry scientists.
CrossWays is a life-transforming, nine-day experience at Pepperdine University for high school students in the summer after their sophomore and junior years. The goal of CrossWays is to enrich students' lives both spiritually and academically in order to develop strong Christian leaders by equipping them to love and live like Jesus in order to serve and lead as he did.
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.
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 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.
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’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 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.
In the wake of the pandemic, PSJP has shifted to running an entirely virtual program for the summers of 2020 and 2021. For the first six weeks, students attend one lecture and two workshops each week taught by program alumni and journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated and CNN, among other media outlets over Zoom. They also attend weekly discussion groups to further their understanding of core topics, as well as learning about the journey through college and into the field from our counselors. During the last week of the program, the week we would normally have spent on campus, students spend more time having critical discussions with renowned journalists on a variety of topics. As always, students engage with weekly readings on current events and report on different assigned topics throughout the course of the program, beginning in June, to publish the Princeton Summer Journal.
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. During each course students develop work in response to our current conditions, their own experiences and their imagined futures. 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 world distress. The Certificate Program consists of four courses: The first two introduce students to RISD’s foundational approach to “Critical Making” through drawing and design and the second two include a discipline-based featured topic of choice coupled with learning to effectively use visual language.
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!
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.
As a student in the Entrepreneurship Experience, you’ll spend about an hour each week immersed in a blend of virtual talks, activities and engaging discussions. The skills learned in this innovative program, in addition to understanding the entrepreneurial mindset, can be applied to all areas of life – in school, business and the community.
1) Learn from start up experts
2) Participate in discussions on business related topics
3) Create a concept pitch presentation
4) Network with like-minded students world wide
5) Help a local entrepreneur/small business
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Through our internships, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) staff share their time and talents with students who are seeking skillfully mentored internships crossing all of our areas of expertise including natural history research, collections management, education and outreach, information technologies, public engagement, communications, development, administration and management, and even facilities operation. Graduate, post-graduate, undergraduate and even advanced high-school students may apply for internship positions.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, offer a paid internship for high school students. The Richard Louie Memorial Internship was established in 1994 to honor Richard Louie, former associate director of the Freer and Sackler, and is made possible by funds donated through the Richard Louie Memorial Fund. The goal of the internship is to introduce high school students to Asian art museums as places that offer unexpected rewards and challenges and chances for self-discovery. Richard Louie Memorial Interns are provided opportunities to accomplish a specific independent project within a departmental area of interest. In addition, the Freer and Sackler staff makes every effort to include interns in other museum activities.
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!!!
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.
Since its inception in 1989, St, Joseph’s Bread and Roses Café has provided homeless men, women and children with a nutritious meal in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Each day, up to 150 homeless men, women and children eat at Bread and Roses. In place of a soup line, guests are provided with the ambience of a restaurant in which volunteers act as waiters while diners eat a meal set at tables replete with tablecloths and fresh flowers. The Café fosters feelings of respect and trust between guests and staff.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels relies on the compassion of its volunteers. More than 275 great volunteers help prepare and deliver nutritious meals to more than 3,000 clients a day. Some also volunteer to help raise funds and awareness of their program. In 2013 alone, their volunteers contributed over 8,000 hours to feed L.A.’s homebound community at risk for hunger and malnutrition.
Stagedoor Manor offers total theater immersion, plus all the fun of a great summer camp. It’s the only performing arts program of its type in the world, with students from every state…and six continents!
Do you dream of standing in the spotlight on opening night, of seeing yourself on television or in the movies, of hearing the applause of an audience? Imagine yourself meeting casting agents, talking to directors, producers, and sharing your dreams with kids just like you who love theater and the performing arts!
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.
A two-week program for premed undergraduates and motivated high school students interested in medicine. The curriculum includes lectures about medical specialties, laboratory learning opportunities, and sessions with current students and medical school admissions officers.
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 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.
An engaging two-week program for undergraduates and high school students interested in exploring careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), medicine, and health technology. Stanford faculty mentor students as they work towards solving real healthcare design challenges.
Interns with the Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) summer program spend seven weeks mastering basic lab techniques, participating in research projects, and presenting their work, all under the mentorship of experienced researchers.
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute is a summer enrichment program where rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
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.
Renowned for entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence, Stanford enriches your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge with a wide variety of courses, to help you reach your full potential. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 40 countries in small classes with dedicated instructors, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.
Course: 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.
This is an intensive seven week program for gifted high school students which combines formal instruction with independent research and allows students to design original research projects with guidance from Garcia Center faculty, students, and staff. Students can continue during the academic year in the Mentor Program, which allows them to plan a research schedule with a faculty mentor throughout the year. Pre-arranged transportation and class schedules are coordinated with local school boards to enable students from a large geographical area to enroll in the program. Almost three hundred high school students have participated in the mentor program since its inception.
Just minutes from the beach, UCLA offers students the perfect campus on which to learn while enjoying the sun, surf, and sand. UCLA is located in one of the nation's biggest hubs for the film and television industry and specializes in business, sports, leadership, screenwriting, and acting.
Combined with UCLA's remarkable educational resources, reputation for academic distinction, athletic excellence, and superb location, UCLA is the perfect place for a pre-college program. Through our 34-year collaborative partnership, students experience courses with top UCLA faculty in UCLA's state-of-the-art facilities, just like a UCLA student.
UCLA is recognized worldwide for excellence in academics and athletics. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 25 universities and has more NCAA team championships than any other school. With its suburban location in a beautiful Los Angeles neighborhood, UCLA is the perfect setting for a summer middle school program. Students pick two courses – options include: Computer Science, Robotics, 3D Design & Printing, Sports Management, etc.
At Summer Discovery UCSB, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a great introduction to college life.
As one of The University of California's 9 campuses, UC Santa Barbara is internationally renowned for it's teaching and research. Located in Santa Barbara, UCSB provides students with the opportunity to learn while enjoying a view of the beach and the Santa Ynez mountains. UC Santa Barbara specializes in research mentorship, surfing, and marine science so students can take advantage of their proximity to the ocean.
SSP is not a “camp.” It is a unique immersion experience with a strong culture that has evolved over more than half a century. It is talented young people discovering their limits, then overcoming them through collaboration. It is the shock of not being the smartest person in the room, followed by the joy of realizing that’s not a problem, it’s an opportunity.
What is SSP?
*a 39-day residential enrichment program designed to challenge and inspire talented and motivated high school students (rising seniors) from around the world
*one of the longest-running (since 1959) pre-college programs
*an immersion into hands-on research
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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.
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.
Fashion Design Creative Process, a three-week pre-college program for high school students aims to provide insight into the multi-faceted world of fashion and digital fashion presentation. The emphasis will be on how fashion design evolves, where ideas are generated, how a designer creates a collection, the inner workings of the fashion industry, as well as in-depth experience in digital presentation using Adobe Photoshop as a creative medium. Students will learn strategies for concept development, ideation, and presentation portfolio skills.
Housed within the Department of Sport Management at The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, Berlin Sport Analytics Academy at Syracuse University provides high school students the opportunity to explore data’s powerful role in understanding and prioritizing information to maintain a competitive advantage in the sports industry.
This STEM summer course for high school students gives an overview of the analytics that are used in a variety of sports, and the students will have the opportunity to investigate more on their own during the duration of the academy. Students will learn valuable skills in various applications that are currently being used in Sport Analytics courses at Syracuse University and in the sports industry including R, Tableau, SQL and more. Students will have the opportunity to listen to speakers from the sport analytics industry. They will also have the opportunity to virtually interact with current Sport Analytics students, who will offer their guidance and advice throughout the duration of the academy.
This class is an exploration of sports reporting/performance and production concentrating on sports journalism and utilizing basic and intermediate-level technologies. This course is designed to prepare students for the real world of sports broadcasting. We will take the building blocks of writing and delivery, work up to play-by-play with stops at talk shows and other reporting. We will learn in this class by discussing various aspects of sportscasting, practicing them in simulations, getting feedback and improving through repetition. We will study storytelling in sports. The reason why we love sports and millions of viewers tune in to watch their favorite athletes; why we cheer, cry, compete and care.
This exciting summer pre-college program for high school students examines the scope of the sports industry and introduces students to the wide range of career opportunities in the field of sport management. Students will explore the managerial process including the functions of management and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers. They will also be introduced to problems and challenges faced by sport managers. Speakers from all over the country (and world) will be talking to and interacting with the class. Those already confirmed include the head of MLB International, the CEO of Point3, and a leading sports lawyer in Europe.
During the past 29 summers outstanding high school students from around the country and the globe have come to Texas Tech University to involve themselves in what has become a unique research opportunity. 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.
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 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. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get notified if you’re interested in applying for the next IgniteLA series, or in learning about other youth opportunities EmpowerLA offers.
The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme: arts and social change, sustainability and the environment, peace, politics, and human rights, language and discovery, and leadership.
Through intensive programs and internships, onsite events across our two locations, as well as digital apps, there are a variety of ways to explore our collections, inspire your personal creativity, and connect with others.
Imagine you have the opportunity to do something innovative and exciting...
- What would you do? Where would you start?
- How might you make a difference on an issue you are passionate about?
- How might you impact a community you care about?
Now, as COVID-19 has changed the world around us, we need YOU to change our world for the better! Our Federation's Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative values how a teen's passion, talent, and creativity can help shape a community. The 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 Mountain School cultivates a diverse and interdependent community of scholars who learn to know a place and take care of it. During the summer, we hire a group of five or six alumni and others with an excellent work ethic who are looking to immerse themselves in an intensive farm experience. For the months of June, July and August, the farm crew works to take care of every aspect of the Mountain School farm. They care for the animals, do daily chores, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, weed and weed and weed, bring in the hay and harvest the summer crops.
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.
Parsons Summer Intensive Studies: New York is an exceptional academic art and design program enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you’re a high school student preparing to apply to college, a college student interested in enhancing your own program and earning transfer credits, or an adult investigating career options, our summer courses can help you define and achieve your goals.
This intensive three-week, three-credit program is open to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of art and design in an academically rigorous and artistically stimulating environment. Students spend five days a week in studio classes and receive demanding homework assignments. Courses are supplemented by special events, including portfolio reviews, Parsons alumni career panels, and industry guest lecturers, all designed to prepare students for admission to design school or direct them toward relevant career paths.
Our August Writers’ Workshop is a back-to-school writing intensive program that gives rising middle and high school students an opportunity to enhance their writing skills under the tutelage of some of the best writers in the world. This week-long course draws from the strength of The School of The New York Times’s premier writing faculty and journalism courses.
Students will emerge with strengthened communication skills, confidence in their writing and a profound sense of the power of the written word. We encourage students from all backgrounds to register for the workshop and we offer financial aid and scholarships.
Summer Academy Online gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to pursue their passions and study with experts in the fields of journalism, media, politics, technology, arts, culture, sports, business, fashion and more. Our online program brings this unique academic experience directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to think critically and creatively while exploring their passions and building skills for life. Highlights will include live video instruction from world-class faculty, a line-up of exciting guest speakers and virtual site visits.
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.
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.
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’s Tisch College of Civic Life Leadership for Social Change Pre-College Intensive is providing a virtual program this summer in response to the global pandemic. Using a variety of digital platforms to highlight societies’ mutual interdependence and interconnectedness, the engaging two-week program will be a way to unite students across the world and equip them with change-making skills, resiliency strategies, and civic knowledge to build connections, to work collaboratively, and to emerge as change agents who can inspire others.
Leadership for Social Change (LSC) is a credit-bearing program that will introduce rising high school sophomores-seniors to the myriad ways social change and civic leaders respond to ruptures in society, with the focal point this year being the systemic disturbances stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These issues will include public policy, political science, environmental studies, community health, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. The objective of the program will be to equip students with the skills and knowledge to lead and emerge as change agents capable of navigating societal challenges.
We welcome high school juniors and seniors with prior research experience to join us for a virtual (web-based) summer 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 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. Live sessions will be complemented with asynchronous work, both individually and in groups. Guest lectures, team learning, and a virtual lab time will be capped with a virtual poster session to round out the experience.
Every year, 50 high-school students from around the globe spend two weeks learning at B-BAY, where:
1) They immerse themselves in the culture, academics, and life at Berkeley
2) Berkeley Haas professors and corporate guest speakers share their insights and real-world experience
3) Classroom instruction is supplemented with independent research and computer lab assignments and team projects
4) Teams work together to create a comprehensive business plan
5) Teams present their business plans at the end of the session
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.
embARC is an immersive summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds in a virtual space to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Materials Exploration Workshop.
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.
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.
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.
This week-long experience led by distinguished UC Irvine School of Law faculty in a law school setting is designed to equip students with knowledge, understanding, and skills that will benefit them as they continue their education and chart their future—to perform better in high school, prepare for college, and explore a possible career as a lawyer.
Renowned faculty will lead engaging morning lectures of current relevance, introducing participants to the legal system and to major areas of law important to students. In the afternoon, students will have an opportunity to participate in mock debates, hearings, and workshop-style sessions. This specialized program advances college readiness on a UC campus in actual law school classrooms. Personal interaction with faculty aims to expand perspectives, boost academic and professional confidence, and support career and college interests.
With curriculum developed by UCI Law faculty, college-bound participants will become stronger candidates through a unique program of timely lectures, intellectually rigorous small group activities, lively open discussion, and practical skills enhancement.
The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program is an intense, one-week, primarily educational program incorporating medical guest speakers and hospital tours and activities giving the Summer Scholar an involved sense of working within the field of medicine. The goal of the program is to expose the Summer Scholar to a variety of medical professions in hope that they make a more informed decision about their own path to medicine.
The Volunteer Services Student Program Coordinator works to make your volunteering experience a valuable asset towards your career goals. Over 300 volunteer positions offer opportunities for students to explore various healthcare-related options. Each year up to 10 student volunteers are selected to win awards, in which winners are announced late each spring at a special event.
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).
UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes provide highly-motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while advancing their skill set in one area of study. During these one- to three-week concentrated programs, students experience lectures, hands-on learning, field trips, group projects, and other activities that provide an intensive and engrossing study of their chosen subject.
Our programming offers rigorous and engaging workshops, lectures and discussions given by world-renowned scientists, artists and creative technologists. The course offers students the possibility to connect around the world through class material, collaborative projects and inspired group-based learning. In this manner, we highlight the potentiality of GLOBAL citizen-scientists considering how individual experiences can produce a wide spectrum of knowledge and data about our global environment as a whole.
During the summer months, visiting high school students have three different summer experiences to select from at UCLA:
– Individual UCLA Academic Courses
– Summer College Immersion Program
– Specialized Precollege Summer Institutes
UCLA is on the quarter system. As a general guide, a semester unit is worth 1.5 quarter units (e.g., 4 quarter units = 2.5 semester units). UCLA courses are generally accepted for transfer credit, but all decisions on transferability rest with the home institution.
The Research Scholars program at UC San Diego provides 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!
Academic Connections connects high achieving high school students with college subject matter courses and experiences. Participation in Academic Connections provides students the opportunity to experience life and learning in the lab and/or in the classroom. 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 Summer Session offers more than 600 degree-credit courses from more than 40 academic departments for current and visiting students worldwide.
The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.
In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor, they will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The lecture series – GRIT talks – will connect students to some of the best minds among the UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.
The University for Foreigners Perugia, founded in 1925, is the oldest and most prestigious Italian institution involved in teaching and research activities as well as in the diffusion of the Italian language and civilization. The Institutional mission is the dissemination and the promotion of the Italian language and culture all over the world.
The courses of Italian language and culture are structured along the lines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) being elementary, intermediate, advanced and are divided into two levels.
Upon completion of a one-month course or an intensive course students can apply for certification of ECTS credits attributed to the course if they have likewise passed the assessment testing. Students can also apply for certification of ECTS credits of the individual teachings active in the advanced courses of Italian language and culture (C1 and C2) of three months once they have passed the final examination.
Advance your French language skills quickly in our immersive one-, two- and three-week Summer Intensives, with time left over to enjoy the summer weather.
Learn in a virtual classroom with our encouraging and experienced instructors. In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively real-time classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work in a positive, energizing atmosphere. On select afternoons, enjoy a one- to two-hour workshop with special French-speaking guests who bring their unique Francophone cultures and perspectives to class.
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.
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 activities.
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.
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!
Environment, Climate and Ocean (ECO) Camp is an instructional camp for students entering grades 8 through 12, focusing on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.
Camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions for sampling and exploration.
Students will gain an understanding of sea breeze, tides, habitat loss, species adaptation, saltwater marsh filtration, sediment transport, beach erosion due to storm activity and the use of robotics in a marine environment. The camp will also address regional/local climate change, mitigation/adaptation opportunities, local impacts and strategies, and alternative energy. Information about UD program offerings will also be included.
We'll be offering an intense, immersive writing experience that will include: core courses in poetry writing, fiction writing, and creative writing (fiction, poetry, and personal essay), and--new this year--playwriting and TV writing taught by Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates; exclusive readings by exciting published writers; workshops and discussions on writing-related subjects taught by expert staff; as well as open mics, talent shows, social gatherings, icebreakers, and other events that are typically a part of our Summer Residential Program, and that will be specifically designed to allow students to connect with other young writers like themselves.
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.
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.
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. The Seven Week Program combines technological innovation (video debates, paperless debate and Verbatim, etc.) with the best debate instructors in the country and our incredible University of Michigan library system to make the most comprehensive camp experience available in the United States.
Each summer, the MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes bring approximately 250 eligible young people to the Ann Arbor campus to pursue excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. Sessions are designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college and would like to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Participants hail from Michigan, across the U.S., and around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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 a well-rounded introduction to the American legal system and how law is practiced in the United States, and also allows students to specialize in one of three specialized fields of law: Business & Entrepreneurship Law, Human Rights & Legal Advocacy, or Entertainment & Sports Law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Started by Knowledge@Wharton High School in 2014 with only 30 students, Wharton Essentials of Entrepreneurship (formerly the Global Young Leaders Academy) has now grown to be the largest of the Wharton Summer High School Programs with more than 500 students annually. 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.
Each summer, Wharton Essentials of Finance students:
1) Attend lectures and presentations from notable Wharton faculty, lecturers and PhD students in Huntsman Hall
2) Learn fundamentals of finance with real-world applications
3) Work in teams to practice trading on the Wharton Investment Simulator (WInS), develop an investment strategy, and present to a panel of judges
4) Explore historic Philadelphia and experience college life on Penn’s Ivy League campus.
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, company site visits, and team-building activities. Students will attend lectures from Wharton Faculty and Guest Speakers, practically apply real-world business practices through Wharton Interactive’s digital simulations and case competitions, develop and enhance leadership skills by working collaboratively to design and present an original business plan to be evaluated by a panel of business professionals, and more.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through a diverse offering of 4-week summer courses. Accepted students will engage in academically rigorous courses designed for on-ground and online learning, have access to USC faculty who are leaders in their fields and explore growing academic passions at the university level.
The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a three-week online summer intensive academy for 28 talented high school students from Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County. 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.
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of USC has developed a unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology. We believe that passion, coupled to outstanding aptitude, are the hallmarks for success. This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment.
The Ellison Institute Jr. Fellows are presented with one challenge – how to determine which drug is best suited (most effective) for their mock patient. During this process, the Fellows will become familiar with one of the most important aspects of medicine which currently confronts clinical and research oncologists. Resolution of this challenge will require integration of science, mathematics and technology. The program culminates with a discussion of their findings with Dr. David Agus at the Ellison Institute clinic.
Enrich your knowledge of filmmaking, screenwriting, computer animation, or film/television business from the oldest and most prolific film schools in the United States. If you wish to learn the craft or business of filmmaking, you are invited to apply in any of our many popular courses covering all aspects of the entertainment industry.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program is a six-week program comprised of collegiate level courses. The program has a rolling admission and anyone ages 16 and above are welcomed to apply. After the application is reviewed, classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis upon acceptance. All classes receive elective credit units and can be transferred to any university. Transcripts are available through the University Registrar’s office once the course is completed.
Designed specifically for high school students on an ambitious STEM pathway, this is a unique seven-week opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering laboratory research focused on real-world problems at one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Close mentorship comes from USC Viterbi faculty and staff, graduate student researchers, plus visiting national scholars -- all enveloped within SHINE's cohort activities and network. SHINE has alumni in most of the nation's top engineering schools, including here at USC Viterbi, MIT, UC Berkeley, Duke, U Penn, and more.
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.
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.
This program gives students finishing grades 5 through 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. Subject options include: Introduction to Computer Science, Space Exploration Adventures, Ethics of Biotechnology, The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence.
STEP gives an opportunity for students who are finishing grades 7 and 8 to spend two weeks studying one accelerated course. STEP is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire. WCATY strives to balance the academic and community sides of camp. This program is for those who are ready for an above-grade-level challenge and are serious about having fun in, and outside of, the classroom with their peers.
We have several unique volunteer opportunities that provide valuable support, homework help, teammates, and positive mentorship for our elementary students.
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 USAJOBS.gov.
US Performing Arts Camps (est. 2001) is the premier network of summer programs in the performing arts and media in the US for students 11-20 years of age. It is an opportunity for students to see and be seen by top-tier colleges and universities before making their college decision. Experiencing specific college curriculum for credit or enrichment, taught by university faculty and their invited professional guests, students and faculty can make more informed decisions for the students’ future study.
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.
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 a maximum of 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 like-minded peers and conducting research or creating a project similar to practicing professionals.
VSA serves gifted and high-achieving students in rising grades 7-12 who typically test at the 95th percentile and above in one or multiple areas of the ACT, SAT, or PSAT tests. VSA is a residential academic program that offers accelerated courses, dynamic recreational activities, and the opportunity for academically gifted students to learn from content experts and each other within a supportive environment.
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.
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.
Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in two 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. 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 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.
Where There Be Dragons is the leader in cross-cultural education, fostering leadership, self-exploration and global citizenship since 1993. We are dedicated to cross-cultural education because we believe that future leaders will be required to think beyond borders when considering the implications of resource scarcity on a global community. Our courses are designed to help young adults develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in this conversation.
WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camps are an elite opportunity for secondary school girls from around the world to dive into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.
WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn together for two weeks while exploring their interests in STEM. Camps include expert facilitators in STEM and girls’ leadership who provide a first-class classroom curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and skills training. Campers learn to value taking risks and to bounce back after failing, in a fun camp environment.
Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships between Girl Up and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Intel, Google, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other incredible partners who are committed to closing the gender gap in STEAM.
Yale Summer Session provides academically rigorous and innovative undergraduate programs and courses to Yale and visiting students across platforms and around the world. Students come to Yale Summer Session to take Yale College courses in New Haven, online, or abroad; 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.
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 Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 130 countries (including all 50 U.S. states) participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale University.
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.