• Summer Opportunities 2020

    Interested in doing something different this summer?  You might want to consider a Summer study abroad program or pre-college experience.  Both offer amazing opportunities for students who are looking to supplement their summer vacation.  The following programs offer summer programs ranging in length and locations.
    Check out these websites for further information:


    emBarc Summer Academy at UC Berkeley - embARC is a four week summer design program for rising Juniors and Seniors at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project. 

    UCSB Summer Research Academies - Summer Research Academies (formerly Science & Engineering Research Academy) offer a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field.Students will develop academic and professional skills by presenting their research findings in a capstone seminar, networking with peers, and experiencing university life in a challenging environment. The lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UC Santa Barbara research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Program Dates: June 28 – July 25, 2020

    UCSB Summer Research Mentorship Program -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. See website for additional details and for the application.

    Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Rising Star Summer Program - This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience at SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Hong Kong or SCAD Savannah. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios. Whether attending in Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, all SCAD Rising Star participants utilize university spaces — from classrooms and computer labs to studios and production suites — in the development and completion of class assignments. SCAD libraries, galleries, and other resources are also available. Students participating in the residential program live in a SCAD residence hall, and all students enjoy meals at a SCAD dining hall.

    University of Penn Summer Programs - 

    Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience campus life, pursue challenging academic studies with leading faculty, and stand out on college applications. With residential and commuter options available for 2-, 3-, or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer at Penn.

    • Penn Summer Prep: Experience college life in the 2-week, non-credit program
    • Penn Summer Academies: Dive deep into academic study for 3 intensive weeks in one of the non-credit academies
    • Pre-College Program: Take 6-week, for-credit summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates


    Lehigh University Summer Academy - Join a select group of students from around the world at Lehigh University Summer Academy. This unique pre-college program, on the campus of Lehigh University, is designed to help you achieve your full potential. With innovative, thought-provoking and enriching course work, combined with learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom, you’ll build your “tool belt” for success both in school and life. In addition, service-learning projects, field trips, and social events will be an exciting part of your program; we’ve got all of your interests covered. Most importantly, you’ll have fun, make meaningful connections and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Session 1: June 28-July 17, 2020 | Session 2: July 19-August 7, 2020  For Rising 6th-11th Grade Students

    University of Rochester Summer Programs -The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs offer current high school students a wide range of academic programs ranging from one to six weeks, with options to live on campus during the summer and experience life in a residence hall, or as a commuter with a choice of a full- or half-day classes. Our Intensive Studies programs focus on one area of study that is reflective of Rochester’s most popular majors and gives students the opportunity to explore different paths within the subject matter. Credit Courses are undergraduate classes offered through the University of Rochester semester schedule. Students taking credit courses will be in classes with other University students to earn college credit. The Non-Credit Courses will give students the opportunity to choose among subject areas they are passionate about. These hands-on, smaller class size workshop type academic offerings are available in a variety of discipline areas.

     Loyola Marymount University 2020 Pre-College Programs - LMU Summer Programs is designed to provide a transformative pre-college experience to a selective group of boldly imaginative high school participants. Our applicants, who come from across the country and around the world, seek not only an advanced educational summer activity but are driven by the pursuit of a life of purpose. In following with our Jesuit Catholic identity, we encourage participants in their pursuit of 'the magis' - a philosophy that inspires a relentless desire to do better, no matter the passion that drives you. See the website for further details.

    Bank of America Student Leaders Program - Since 2004, Student Leaders has been part of our ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. Preparing a diverse pipeline of community-minded young students with the leadership training they need to be successful in the workforce is vital to our approach to responsible growth and helps to build thriving communities. Through our Student Leaders program, we connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities to employment, skills development, and service. They're awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill-building and creating a more civically engaged society.

    If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, click here to see where the Student Leaders Program operates and learn more about our eligibility criteria. The 2020 Student Leaders application will be open from November 4, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Click here for FAQs on our Student Leaders program.
    Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs - For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through the Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience this world-class education. Our summer Pre-College program options include the following:
    • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
    • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
    • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
    • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
    • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - ArchitectureArtDesignDrama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
    • Writing & Culture is our new program this year. Guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.

    Mirroring the undergraduate experience, our Pre-College program gives students the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Students will also participate in a robust outside of the classroom experience.
    Duke University Summer Programs- Duke University Summer programs are designed for students seeking to gain academic credit from Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject, those hoping to spend their summer enjoying residential activities on Duke's historic West Campus or those seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers. Three programs offered - Summer College - 4-week academic program for students in grades 10 - 12, the Summer Academy - academic enrichment for grades 9 - 12 and Accelerated STEM academy for grades 9 - 12. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.
    Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academy - Language intensive programs for high school students. Financial aid available. See the website for further information.
    • U.S. Immersion Academies: June 21, 2020—July 17, 2020
    • Beijing, China: July 1, 2020—July 29, 2020
      • Departure from US: June 30, 2020
    • Nantes, France: July 5, 2020—July 31, 2020
      • Departure from US: July 4, 2020
    • Salamanca, Spain (Homestay): July 5, 2020—July 31, 2020
      • Departure from US: July 4, 2020
    • Granada, Spain: June 21, 2020—July 17, 2020
      • Departure from US: June 20, 2020
    Gettysburg College Summer Programs 2020 -Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 
    • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
    • Build a Bot and Code It Too - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open-source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics. 
    • Camp Psych - Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
    • Civil War Era Studies Camp - Students will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war. 
    • Young Writers' Workshop - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
    • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - Scholarship - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 
    2020 Bronfman Fellowship - Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The Fellowship begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, and meet with some of today's most influential figures. With the guidance of a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts, from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another. 
    NYU Pre-College Summer program for high school students. Get a taste of college life by taking courses in New York City. 
    Drexel University Environmental Science Leadership Academy (DESLA) - DESLA is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training and two parts field experience. The "tour guides" on this adventure are all-star professors from Drexel's Dept. of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and expert professors from the oldest natural history museum in the Western Hemisphere, theAcademy of natural Sciences of Drexel University. Students will gain a broad understanding of what it means to be an environmental scientist and geoscientist, and what it takes to be a leader in the field. See website for locations and dates.
    Cyber Math Academy Summer Camp - Two summer camps to choose from including Harvard and Stanford University. Scholarships are available SAT prep at Harvard University. Other camps offered as well. July 6-17th.
    UCSB Summer Research Mentorship Program - 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. June 23 - Aug. 3
    UCSB Science & Engineering Research Academy - The Science & Engineering Research Academy is a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM-related fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field. June 30 - July 27
    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies - allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences. Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program. Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11. Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.
    Summer Health Institute - Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital offers a 5-week intensive summer health institute. Students must be a high school junior or senior at the time of application. Students must commit to attending all days of the 5-week program - 8:30 - 3:30. Applications are available in the College & Career Center. The deadline for application from the referring teacher is Feb. 28. 
    Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship - The Summer Science Internship Program provides twelve outstanding students with the opportunity to work in leading research and clinical laboratories under the supervision of respected scientists at Stanford University or the University of California, San Francisco. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage students to pursue a career in scientific study and research, and potentially focus on immunology and rheumatic diseases in college and beyond. The internship will run from June 10 to August 2, 2019. Interns will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. See the website for additional information.
    EXPLO-EXPLO is a nonprofit education innovator that brings curiosity, engagement, and humanity to teaching and learning. Since 1976 our summer programs have enrolled more than 80,000 students from 50 states and 90 countries, and we continue to work with schools, policymakers, and business leaders to challenge traditional approaches to education in favor of creativity, design thinking, and critical making mindset. Exploration and Focus programs in a variety of topics including Bioengineering for Girls, Emergency Medicine, Foreign Affairs, Future of Medicine, Medical Rounds, orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Sports Management, Startup Entrepreneurship and Veterinary Science and more. See website for program dates, cost and application information. 
    Yale Young Global Scholars Program - Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of nine interdisciplinary sessions and immerse themselves in a global learning community. (June 16-29) (July 7-20), and (July 28-Aug.10). See website for further information and application instructions.
    Washinton University St. Louis Summer Experiences - High School Summer Scholars program - Three sessions (June 9 - July 13), (July 14 -Aug. 16th) and (June 9 - Aug. 3). In the High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. Scholars live on campus in residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in college - readiness seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Need-based scholarship assistance is available. See the website for additional information and applications. 
    University of Notre Dame Pre-College Summer Programs - University of Notre Dame pre-college programs offer exceptional students the opportunity to delve into the college experience, from stimulating seminars to residence hall life. Summer Scholars program (June 22 - July 6, 2019) is a program for rising high school juniors and seniors that introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal and fine arts to the sciences and business. Leadership Seminars (July 13-July 24) is an all-expenses-paid program for advanced rising high school seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills. Seminars include the ethics of science, political science and peace studies, and arts and culture. The Study Abroad experience provides the rich history and culture of iconic European locales through a partnership with Notre Dame Global Gateways and is guided by ND Faculty. Rome - June 1-15, Ireland, July 13-27. See the website for additional information.
    Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles 2019 Pre-College Summer Programs - Summer pre-college programs at LMU are an engaging opportunity for motivated high school students to get a sneak peek at college life through a unique experience designed to challenge students' critical and creative ways of thinking. The courses are transformative summer experiences that provide students with the opportunity to explore academic passions, evolve as individuals and discover what it truly means to have the heart of an LMU Lion. Programs include Environmental Science , Acting for the camera, Intro to comics and Graphic Novels ,Intro to Entrepreneurship  Global Sports and Entertainment (July 14-July 27), Impact of Social Movements (June 23 - July 6), Intro to Photojournalism (July 14-27), Beginning Screenwriting (June 23-July 6/July 14 -27), Mapping the U.S. One Baseball Stadium at a Time (July 14-27), Social Impact Filmmaking (June 23-July 19), Hollywood's Portrayal of the American West (June 23-July 6)
    Engineering Summer Academy at Penn - Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th-12th graders) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The three-week Engineering Summer Academy at Penn or ESAP combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Students can earn credit in one of six programs which include Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, and Robotics. (July 7-27)
    U Chicago Summer Immersion Program - Explore the world of economics, conduct meaningful research, analyze 52-million-year-old fossils, and enjoy the excitement of college life this summer at U Chicago. Rising high school seniors can challenge themselves by taking undergraduate courses alongside UChicago and visiting undergraduate students. Experience UChicago's distinctively rigorous and engaging classroom environment with intellectual peers from around the world. Choose from six programs and a variety of start dates. See website for full details.
    UC Davis Young Scholars ProgramParticipants in the 2019 Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state-of-the-art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal-quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. At the same time, each student will experience the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Open to all students regardless of citizenship or location. Participants must be 16 years old by the date the program begins, but not 18 years old before the date that the program ends.
Last Modified on February 25, 2020