AIO introduces young people to the exciting world of marine science through a unique hands-on curriculum that combines biological, physical and chemical oceanography with field, classroom, offshore, and laboratory work. As you will learn, we're not your typical marine science summer camp!
You are your experiences. ActionQuest offers incredible educational summer adventure camps for teens. For over 40 years, AQ has consistently delivered high-quality international leadership, sailing, scuba, community service and marine biology programs. Through hands-on learning and adventure travel throughout the world, we have successfully ignited the inherent leadership skills within thousands of young adults.
Through this college-level program, high school students will explore an academic area of interest in a challenging and supportive University-based learning community. The Pre-College Program offers a variety of different course topics from which students can choose and all Pre-College classes are taught by Adelphi’s nationally recognized faculty
This advanced, laboratory-based program in molecular biology includes an introduction to lab techniques and concepts at the advanced placement and college level. Biotechnology lab work is conducted in the Bauer Science Laboratories, which are fully equipped with the high-end equipment necessary to perform advanced laboratory investigations in DNA and protein science. Students probe a range of questions in genetics and population biology, immunology, evidence for evolution, differential gene expression using gene chips, and cloning and expression of a novel gene in bacteria.
The campus is alive with activity all summer long. We offer Summer Term courses, residential and day academic and sports camps, workshops, the annual Most Arts Festival, weddings, conferences and much more.
Established in 1942, Phillips Academy's Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts, is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the United States and around the world to achieve their educational goals. For five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and the challenge of leading and serving in this complex world. Through an extensive array of both innovative and traditional courses, Andover Summer brings together more than 600 students from all parts of the world for the experience of a lifetime.
Since 2007, Areteem Institute has been dedicated to providing a unique summer camp experience for middle and high school students from all over the US. Our primary mission is to nurture students' interests in STEM subjects, to help young people develop true passion, and to bring out their full potential to succeed as a person in their professional and personal lives.
Binghamton Summer College (BSC) provides an early college experience for academically talented students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. The program will give students a taste of the college experience. They will join an engaged group of students for a one- or two-week program in which they will learn from scholars, researchers and faculty who are making an impact on the world.
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PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.
Over the past 25 years, Broadreach has expanded the horizons of over 17,000 middle school, high school and college students. On 70+ summer adventures in 40+ countries, our students have pursued their interests, unlocking the world, understanding its people and finding themselves along the way. They’ve earned 10,000+ college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography, and more than 33,000+ certifications through hands-on education. They’ve logged over 134,000 community service hours while making the world a better place, and traveled countless miles across oceans, off beaten paths and into ancient cultures. They came alone, but left with 10-12 incredible friends and the knowledge that life’s possibilities are limitless.
Develop creative problem-solving skills that will help you make an impact on the world at the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE). At Bucknell, faculty and students from across academic areas share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. As a BASE participant, you could join them to work on questions like: How can environmental engineers and global managers work together to create clean water technology and make it accessible to people around the world? What perspectives do performing artists bring to the work of biomedical engineers as they develop prosthetics for actors or musicians?
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Camp 4 Scholars is open to both rising seniors and juniors. The program uses the disciplines of Neuroscience, History, English Composition and the Visual Arts to develop critical thinking, reading, writing, and oral presentation skills. Students are introduced to college-campus culture and to life in the dormitory. During the program, students also attend workshops and receive individual counseling on the college admissions process.
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Quantitative reasoning institute – College-level experience in how social scientists think about the world. Students measure important variables of study, prepare research and present their findings.
Science institute – Learn how different areas of science link together. Students have the opportunity to complete a guided research project and earn college credit.
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This program is for rising high school seniors. Participants will engage in hands-on learning and research via science and engineering projects, which will help them build the academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities.
Imagine science, imagine yourself, imagine your future. Imagine yourself as part of an elite scientific research team working with professional scientists. This summer science research experience is sponsored by the Institute for the Science of Origins. The Women in STEM program leverages hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to introduce students to STEM careers and role models.
TCNJ offers programs for high-achieving high school students who want to explore careers in an intellectually stimulating environment. Come experience learning on a beautiful college campus with peers interested in academic and community challenges.
CC’s Summer Session stands out among liberal arts colleges because our unique Block Plan creates a vibrant academic community year-round, including in the summer. CC undergraduates and visiting undergraduates from other schools have the opportunity to participate in courses during Block A, Block B, or Block A and B. CC also provides the option of on-campus or off-campus summer blocks. We also invite ambitious rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in specific undergraduate blocks, or in our specially designed Pre-College Block.
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Are you excited by math and science? Do you want to improve the world? Would you like to envision and implement solutions to the important challenges of our time? If so, we invite you to Cornell this summer to explore diverse and exciting career opportunities in the practice of engineering.
Cornell University Summer College offers academically motivated high school students the chance to experience college life at a great Ivy League university, take regular college classes with Cornell faculty, earn college credit and a Cornell transcript, prep for college applications, and make friends from around the world, all in a beautiful setting.
Davidson THINK Summer Institute (THINK) is a three-week-residential program for exceptionally gifted students, ages 13 to 16. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno, THINK offers students the opportunity to take two college courses taught by university faculty for college credit.
Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Intensive STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers. During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program. We will begin accepting applications on December 4, 2017. Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation.
Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Intensive STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers. During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program. Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation.
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The academy is a two-week program for students between their junior and senior years in high school who are considering careers in areas such as mathematics and natural and physical science. In classes and seminars, you’ll sharpen your math skills, explore important topics in science and master a variety of computer programs.
embARC is a four week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project.
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.
Deerfield students study science, technology, engineering, and math through an inquiry-based curriculum. Problem solving drives many classes to cross-disciplinary boundaries—combining physics with computer science, or biology with finite element analysis.
Frontiers is a two-week residential, on-campus summer program for high school students that challenges participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math with laboratory techniques, exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
Have plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. Rising high school seniors and juniors participate in classes led by Furman professors and get a taste of college life. Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!
High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.
Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.
Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.
Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.
Become a student in the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences and School of Nursing’s Careers in Healthcare, an interactive medical career and leadership course. You will explore professional pathways to become a physician, nurse, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or hospital executive through hands-on skill development and simulation.
[FREE] Our Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week introductory computer science program for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.
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Kick off your college studies in computer science with a summer program at Google. Google’s seventh annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. Students participate in an intensive, interactive and hands-on program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects. At CSSI, students study programming fundamentals with Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and design and develop their own application with fellow participants.
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HCSSiM is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students. It is demanding and expanding. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics). HCSSiM students live in the dorms at Hampshire College in Massachusetts for six summer weeks, and study and play in its fields, woods, and academic buildings (not typically in that order).
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Join other intellectually curious high school students on campus at Harvard, where you can explore topics as wide ranging as American law, philosophy, computer programming and public speaking. During your two weeks at Harvard, you attend class for three hours a day and participate in college readiness workshops or team-building events. In the evenings, you eat in the dining hall, finish homework in your dorm and attend social activities.
Hawaiʻi Outdoors Institute is a non-profit experiential education program for teens. Located on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, our mission is to foster a love of the outdoors in young people which inspires environmental stewardship in future leaders.
The #1 tech camp. 150 of the world’s top universities. Only iD Tech. iD Tech is the original. The best. For 20 years, our family company has paved the way in STEM education, introducing the most relevant, in-demand curriculum to set students on their long-term skill development pathways. We get amazing results. The top universities on the planet—Stanford, MIT, Caltech—have trusted and hosted us since 1999.
Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business. Joining such a specialist community means studying what you love with people who love it too – all in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities.
Welcome to our Summer School, created by the John Locke Institute for exceptional students to explore university-level Philosophy, Politics, Economics, History, Mathematics and French, in university-style seminars and tutorials, at a beautiful 18th century château, in the French départment of Calvados.
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The one-week program is designed especially for above-average African-American, Hispanic, and Native American high school students who excel in mathematics, enjoy learning, and like to solve complicated problems.
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AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential pre-college summer program which began in 1984 and has continued to thrive over the years. The program is designed to augment Kettering University’s efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business.
The Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a program that offers high school teachers the opportunity to improve their skills through short workshop courses, offered for graduate credit or audit.
While our courses focus on curricular and pedagogical development and review of Advanced Placement course and exam material for new and experienced teachers, the opportunity to connect with fellow educators offered by the Institute is equally valuable. As a participant, you will discuss and share teaching methods and materials, all while gaining graduate credit and/or personal development hours.
MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson College of Education, and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats. Whether you experience MarineQuest as a summer camper exploring the ocean or as a student on a school field trip discovering the marsh, the outcome is the same: MarineQuest is more than just another day at the beach; MarineQuest is making waves in environmental education!
The Pre-College Program offers many engaging activities beyond the classroom to ensure you make the most out of your two weeks on campus. You will have opportunities to engage with faculty, visit NYC, socialize with fellow students, and explore the Hudson valley. Get a head start on college by taking a college course and earn college credit! Pursue your interests and expand your academic and creative aspirations. Learn from Marist's renowned faculty. Get a taste of a college major you are thinking about pursuing. Discover what you want to be when you grow up. Get a head start on your degree and get an advantage before you graduate high school.
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The Mass General Youth Scholars Program is a four-year program for students interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math). The program focuses on career exploration, research and college readiness. Weekly STEM classes, which are held on the Mass General campus, are designed to spark career aspirations in the medical field and give students an understanding of the skills they need to follow their desired career path.
The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program in which they do the following: - Participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest. - Learn alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. - Reside in a "living-learning" community with other Summer Scholars participants and get a real preview of college life - live in a residence hall, eat in our award-winning dining halls, and enjoy campus facilities such as our Recreational Sports Center and Goggin Ice Center. - Attend special workshops on topics such as the college admission process and financial assistance. Get an insider's look at the college application process — learn about ACT/SAT test preparation, how to find the right college fit, how to write the best college essay, as well as get an introduction to financial aid and scholarships.
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Rising juniors and seniors from historically underrepresented ethnic groups can participate in a weeklong program designed to give students hands-on experience seeing what holding an engineering job is like.
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Since 1975, this six-week residential program has leveraged a demanding academic atmosphere to help students develop the skills and confidence needed for success in technical fields. Along with calculus, physics, natural science and humanities courses, students take a hands-on elective course and participate in lab tours and social events. MITES serves up to 80 student per year.
Research Science Institute (RSI) brings together about 70 high school students each summer for six stimulating weeks at MIT. This rigorous academic program stresses advanced theory and research in mathematics, science, and engineering. Participants attend college-level classes taught by distinguished faculty members and complete hands-on research. Open to high school juniors, the program is free of charge for those selected.
Women’s Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where 60 female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes (taught by female MIT graduate students), labs, and team-based projects in the summer after their junior year. Students at WTP focus on either Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME).
National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students ages 13 and older. Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination.
Explore the STUNNING WILDERNESS of a national park. Use SCIENCE to gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings. Strengthen your LEADERSHIP skills. LIVE SIMPLY, bringing only what will fit in your backpack. Create long-lasting FRIENDSHIPS with people from all different backgrounds. STRENGTHEN college applications with hands-on research and presentation experience. Have FUN!
Our NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science and more. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.
For more than 100 years, NMH has been making the most of the summer months with rigorous academic programs, innovative teaching methods, individual attention, and bountiful opportunities.
NMH Summer Session students come from all over the U.S. and the world, and they each have their own goals. For some, it’s a chance to experience a rigorous academic environment, possibly for the first time. For others, it’s an opportunity to build on their existing foundation and get a jump on college preparation.
Summer Session programs include Rising Scholars (for students entering grades 7 through 9) and College Prep (for students entering grades 10 through 12). Our English as a Second Language classes are now included in the major course offerings of both programs.
NYU’s varied array of high school programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring. Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings.
We offer over 200 courses, many of which aren’t available in school, and all of which are taught by university experts and industry professionals. Our most popular courses include Medicine, Law, Business, and Psychology - but you can read descriptions of all them on this page.
On our four-week programs, students choose two subjects, a major and a minor in the UK and Europe; a major and a workshop in America. The major meets for three-and-a-half hours, six mornings per week. The minor and the workshop meet for two hours, three afternoons per week.
On our one-week summer programs, students choose one major subject per week, and a different minor for each day. On our one-week spring programs, students choose one major subject, and undertake a wide range of social, experiential, and academic extracurricular activities every afternoon.
Our mission is to provide the most exceptional study abroad experiences in the world, including our award-winning summer schools in Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews and Imperial London. Every summer, students from all around the world join us for our award-winning academic and cultural enrichment programmes, while Gap Year, University Foundation and other outstanding programmes are available all year round. We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, and are two-time winners of the Queen's Award.
Wesleyan University offers an intensive Summer Session in which students can complete semester-long courses in only five weeks; courses are offered in June and July. Wesleyan Summer Session is open to students who feel they have the academic qualifications and stamina to complete intellectually challenging courses in a compressed schedule. Featured courses include Intensives in Biology, Chemistry, and Writing.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world. AI has amazingly broad applications, and we need people with a comparably broad set of experiences and worldviews working on AI problems. However, there is a distinct lack of diversity of people in the AI community, leading to a lack of diversity of thought. This results in technology biased for certain demographics, needs and values, accruing the benefits of AI to the few instead of the all. The solution to the problem has to start with education. This coming summer, the Princeton Computer Science Department, the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy, and the AI4ALL foundation are starting a summer camp to teach AI to high school students from underrepresented groups. The camp will run from July 22nd to August 11th, 2018. The program targets rising 11th graders from racial/ethnic groups dramatically underrepresented in AI: Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and Native American. Girls are particularly encouraged to apply.
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The Multiethnic Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program was initiated at Purdue University in the summer of 1975. Originally a two-week program, MITE is now a five-week college simulation program modeled after the Freshman Engineering Academic Boot Camp. MITE attendees are immersed in first year engineering projects. The agenda includes SAT review, engineering design, time management, and social acclimatization to college life. Student participants build a strong sense of community and are able to return to their high schools with a better evaluation of their potential. We have seen an average improvement in SAT math scores of 90 points. The highest increase was 180 points as measured through pre- and post-testing. All participants apply to Purdue at the close of the program.
Rensselaer is committed to providing opportunities for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12 that will improve their access to and their ongoing success in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We accomplish this through year-round pre-college pipeline initiatives which include Tutor Time, RPI STEP [Science Technology Entry Program], PREFACE, GE Girls at Rensselaer, and other programs.
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PREFACE is a two-week residential summer experience at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2018. It is open to students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or under served in science, engineering and technological fields and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions.
The PREFACE Selection Committee reviews each application and makes its recommendation to the project director. Selection is based on high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay and recommendations. Since all programs are taught in English, students must have a strong understanding of the English language.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing college bound students: Are you wondering what you'll do after you graduate from high school? Come to campus for a week and Explore Your Future!
Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will begin their junior or senior year in fall 2018. This program focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college.
The intensive four-week Summer Academy offers a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities and field trips to high school students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year of study. It allows students to understand architecture as a possible area of college study, and as a career.
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A four-week, residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Central to the program is a learning environment that is rich in role models, hands-on, cooperative, investigative and challenging — where girls get all of the faculty’s attention as well as the opportunities and encouragement to achieve their best.
A program offered by the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with George Mason University, the SMSC provides opportunities for high school students to earn credit studying naturalism, biology, and ecological conservation in residence at the SMSC campus in Virginia.
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The Summer Residential Program bolsters students’ science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers and a taste of life as an undergraduate on campus. To be eligible, students must be able to attend the full five weeks, seven days a week, and live in a residence house on the Stanford campus for the program’s entirety.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Our programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject.
What distinguishes our pre-college programs from others is that you get to create something from to start to finish: a business plan, a video game, an investment portfolio, a short animation. Yes, you’ll leave with a stronger college application, you’ll try out a potential major, get a taste of what campus life is really like and make some new friends. But: designing your own portfolio project with cutting-edge technology…in state-of-the-art facilities…alongside world-renowned experts, CEOs and inventors…while exploring New York City? Only at Stevens.
In addition to hosting two summer camps and music programs at the Conservatory, Rivers offers Summer Academic Programs that give high-achieving students a place to pursue advanced coursework that prepares them for the challenges of the coming academic year.
Designed by Smith's professors and staff, our programs not only give you an inspiring learning experience, you can also request a recommendation from your Smith faculty to use in your college applications. Inside the classroom, a hands-on, collaborative learning environment lets you directly engage with world-class scholars who help you pursue your passions and develop new skills. Outside the classroom, enjoy Smith's beautiful setting, live in a house on campus, make new friends and have a great time joining in on lots of fun activities.
Summer at St. Andrews is an affordable and exciting academic program for students from across the country and around the world. We offer the best summer academic camps because they are designed to foster personal development through academic study and shared experience. Our outstanding array of courses is unique. We accept students who are currently in grades 7-11 (rising 8th – 12th graders in summer 2015). Our academic camps are a great way to experience College life while at the same time making new friends.
The Tufts College Experience is designed to reflect the typical experience a Tufts student might have during their Freshman year of college. Students have the opportunity to build their own course schedule to meet their summer learning objectives! Our program balances the rigorous academic courses, most taught by real Tufts faculty, with expert-led workshops, and field trips designed to take advantage of the Boston area.
Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer at the University of Chicago. Within a supportive campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.
High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience
Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.
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For over six decades, SSP’s immersion into experimental science has challenged and inspired talented rising seniors from around the world. Working in teams of three, participants complete a research project from beginning to end: either in Astrophysics – near-earth asteroid imaging and orbit determination – or (since 2017) Biochemistry – fungal enzyme inhibition and drug discovery. Each team acquires its own original data and performs its own analysis. Field trips and guest speakers round out an intense 39-day schedule. The experience changes their lives, and the benefits continue for life.
Thanks to our donors, we can subsidize every participant to greater or lesser degree, by charging a fee that is less than our cost to operate this intensive 39-day residential program, and by awarding generous need-based financial aid grants up to the full program fee ($7,150 in 2019), plus up to $500 for airfare.
We are proud to locate our program at two of the nation’s leading colleges and universities - Yale University and University of California, Berkeley - to offer students a rich taste of life on a major campus. Each campus has been selected for our summer enrichment programs based on outstanding academic excellence and rigor, reputation for safety and comfort, and capacity to inspire students to reach their full potential. Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.
For over 50 years, Syracuse University Summer College has been giving high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. Our 36 different 2, 3, 4, and 6-week programs reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University.
The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM provides your middle and high school students the opportunity to explore science and engineering at Tulane University. Our enrichment program is a project-based curriculum designed around fun and engaging activities that foster the creative problem-solving skills needed for lifelong engagement with STEM fields. Coding, robotics, ecology, engineering, and app development are just some of the areas your students can explore. They can spend their summer building robots, making an app, engineering a better bike helmet, or learning how cities will adapt to future challenges.
From a shortage in STEM professionals to cultivating health care leaders of the future to informing the next generation of talented historians, Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges. In order to inspire the next generation to tackle these complexities, we are offering exceptional students an opportunity to participate in a Tulane Summer Program
Career Explorations offers students a short, intensive and engaging introduction to architecture. As high schoolers consider careers, they may not yet have been exposed to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, academic investigation and professional training that forms an architectural education. Students will spend three weeks exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture with Tulane professors and local practicing architects. Lectures, studio time, digital workshops, field trips, discussions, and critiques will be supplemented by regular design exercises to be completed outside class time.
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COSMOS has as its mission to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars.
Begin your path toward your future by spending time on the beautiful coast of Maine this summer. The University of New England offers an opportunity for rising juniors and seniors in high school to earn three credits while experiencing college life. If you are an academic achiever, you may be qualified to participate in our summer Early College Program. By starting your journey to college life you will have an advantage of both an educational experience and college culture familiarity. UNE’s Early College Program provides the opportunity to study at one of US News and World Reports top universities. Begin your college career with credits and a college transcript. Students can get a taste of college life by living in a dorm or commuting from home during the course of study. Each program includes recreational field trip opportunities to experience the scenic coast of Maine in the summer.
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Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of two Summer Session courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness and Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. Even if you don't plan to study English or Biology in college, being a Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholar is a great way to get an early look at college-level classes and get a feel for life on campus--and to have a ton of fun in the process.
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The following departments are offering courses for summer enrollment: Biological Sciences, English, Foreign Languages (placement test required if the language has been taken previously, beginning a new language does not require a test. See below for a list of languages offered), Anthropology, History, Math, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Physical Science and Humanities courses in Art/Music/Art History/Theater/Creative Writing.
The Edge summer college program at the University of Delaware offers exclusive opportunities to engaged and talented high school sophomores and juniors across the country. Students have the chance to live and learn on one of the most engaging college campuses on the East Coast.
The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. This unique academic program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships, and grow as independent thinkers.
Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.
The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines.
UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on-campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study.
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.
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The UW-Madison Engineering Summer Program helps students explore career options, prepare for the rigors of college and develop strong skills in math and science. Best of all, students will experience first-hand what it is like to be an engineering student at UW-Madison.
Biosciences & Engineering Institute
The frontier of science and technology has rarely been as exciting as it is today. Students will have the opportunity to work with esteemed faculty in the chemistry department, research mentors, and industry professionals who have taken cutting-edge research and seen it materialize in the real-world. Investigate the pathway from basic science research to tissue engineering, with hands-on workshops, experiments and tours of cutting edge facilities. Students explore how the Biosciences and Engineering field has evolved through physical sciences to innovative research, industry products, and procedures. Close collaboration and deeper engagement in the world of Biosciences and Engineering will allow students to see their futures – right now.
Join us for an international academic and social enrichment program fr students in gr. 8-12. While living on W&J's historic campus, students will be immersed in a subject of their choice. Featuring curated events, seminars and activities, students from all over the world will convene for the summer of a lifetime.
The Architecture Discovery Program (ADP) is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for high school students. Our rigorous two-week program offers intensive individual instruction by Sam Fox School faculty. The explorations carried out in studio provide you with quality material to add to your design portfolios.
Frontiers for Credit is designed for high school students who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling WPI college course. WPI’s five-week online program starting in July will allow students to explore STEM curriculum alongside WPI’s world-renowned faculty.
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High school students can pick from a number of programs that will allow them to explore, discover, and challenge themselves. These programs highlight fields such as robotics, physics, video game design, music, computer science, the humanities and arts, and women’s leadership.
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Yale Young Global Scholars empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders. The program is highly selective and gives students an unforgettable summer experience. To give students room to flourish in a new learning environment and to explore new academic interests,