Summer Opportunities 2022Interested 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 location.Check out these websites for further information:
Seattle University Summer Pre-College Programs -Seattle University offers three pre-college summer programs that provide opportunities for self-paced learning, experiential projects, and real-time engagement with our faculty and undergraduate program advisors. Students will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded young leaders from across the country. Summer Business Institute (social entrepreneurship), Seattle University AI4All (criminal justice and artificial intelligence), and Urban Sustainability (Environmental studies and social justice).
UNC Ashville Pre-College Programs - UNC Asheville’s Pre-College Programs introduce high school students to college-level study, university life, and career options in a dynamic learning environment. Each one-week program offers deep immersion into an academic topic, challenging activities, and the opportunity to engage with industry professionals. Dates: June 12-17, June 19-24, and June 26-July 1, 2022 Format: Pre-College Programs run from Sunday to Friday, and each day is filled with both classroom and recreational activity. All programs include hands-on learning and projects, and many programs will feature off-campus excursions. All students live on campus to fully experience university life and the surrounding community.
- Eligibility: Pre-College Programs are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Programs will follow COVID protocols and community expectations will continue through the program
University of Chicago Summer Programs - Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer with the University of Chicago. Within a supportive community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In their classes, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into the subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum. Choose from a variety of classes on-campus and online.
Edge, University of Delaware Summer Pre-College Program The UD Edge summer college program prepares high school students moving into their junior or senior year for a future as a successful college student. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building and student leadership, Edge offers you the challenge, independence, and excitement of a learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.
Georgetown University Pre-College Online Programs 2022 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 access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Harvard Crimson Journalism Summer Academy The Harvard Crimson's SJA offers high school students an amazing opportunity to learn from current Crimson staff and get acquainted with media and media-adjacent fields. SJA aims to teach high school students the fundamentals of journalism—reporting practices, writing articles, the non-content aspects of running a newspaper—while providing insight on college journalism through current Crimson editors. Over the course of the program, attendees will have exclusive access to presentations and workshops from all the Crimson Boards as well as a day for advice on College Admissions and creating a journalism portfolio. Various presentations, workshops, and meetings take place throughout the day from 9:00 AM PDT until 3:30 PM PDT/12:00 PM EDT until 6:30 PM EDT. You do not need any prior experience with journalism to participate in the Summer Journalism Academy!
Pratt Summer Pre-College Intensive Program: Pratt’s summer 2021 PreCollege Intensive Program 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 application-only program equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.
NOTE: PreCollege programs will continue online through the summer 2021 term, allowing us to maintain Pratt’s high-quality instruction while caring for student and faculty safety.
EHL Junior Academy - The EHL Junior Academy is available on 3 campuses (Lausanne, Passugg, and Singapore), as well as online, and provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop their knowledge of the hospitality business, think about future career options, and to develop skills such as intercultural communication and teamwork.
Whilst the focus of many sessions is hospitality, these unique courses are suitable for any student aged 14 – 18 with an interest in business, marketing and digital media as well as culinary arts. The online academy is available during the Easter (March 29 or April 5) and summer holidays with on-campus sessions planned for the summer.
USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program courses cover topics from all the divisions within the School of Cinematic Arts and are taught by current USC faculty who teach during the full-time sessions. All classes are for USC college credit and may be transferred to any university with an official university transcript. Some of our more popular classes include Filmmaking Online, Beginning Screenwriting, Inside the Business of Film & Television, and Animation Fundamentals.
Applicants must be of ages 16 & above and in good standing to be considered
Drexel Summer Institutes - Drexel's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources. Choose from any of the following disciplines:
- Arts and Sciences
- Biomedical Engineering
- College Access Academy
- Computing and Informatics
- Design, Arts, and Media
- Public Health
U Penn Summer Programs - two and three week programs offered in a variety of disciplines including arts, sciences and STEM.
U Chicago Summer Session: Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer with the University of Chicago. Within a supportive online community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In their classes, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.
- Learn more about the 2021 Summer Session via our virtual Information Sessions. Register in advance, to join us on one of the following sessions:
- Register here: Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00am Central US time
- Register here: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 7:00pm Central US time
U Penn Summer Programs: Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience Ivy League academics with leading faculty and stand out on college applications. With program options available for 2-, 3- or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer with Penn.
- Penn Summer Prep: Experience university-level-academics 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
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.
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 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.
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: 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 are 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. The 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.
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:
- 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
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 experience in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through 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. 3UCSB 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 27Stanford 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.
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 mindset. Exploration and Focus programs on 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 Program - Participants 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.
- 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.