For almost 20 years we have shared life-changing experiences with thousands of students from across the United States and the entire world. Our students pursued various academic interests and artistic talents, learned foreign languages and discovered new cultures, prepared for the college years and made many lifelong friendships. Our programs are designed to give them unique, individual experiences, let them learn in a fun, interactive manner, and above all, give each and every one of our students our personal attention and assure their safety.
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.
The Walden Woods Project offers a wide range of educational programs, inspired by the life of Henry David Thoreau, for local and global audiences of all ages. Our programs foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility, both cornerstones of Thoreau’s philosophy. The programs and resources below are offered at no cost or a very low cost to participants.
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?
Calder Classics is an educational boutique that offers customized learning experiences associated with the Classics. We are founded on the premise that modern life is enhanced through an interaction with the achievements and legacy of the ancients.
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This summer scholarship program is for motivated high school juniors going into their senior year. The program cultivates leadership potential in students who want to shape the political, economic and social issues that affect Hispanic and Latin communities
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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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Liberal arts – Introduces black students to the strengths of a liberal arts education through a variety of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.
Writing program – High school juniors with strong reading and writing abilities, the program teaches students how to compose academic papers similar to those they will write in college
The Social Justice program will use an interdisciplinary approach to examine the root causes of social injustice. Focusing on principles of action, community, equity and inclusion, students will explore local, national and global issues and develop creative responses through discussion, journal writing, and short filmmaking.
Intensive Summer Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian
CLS offers you the opportunity to become fluent in a critical language without leaving the country. Our rigorous immersion programs are ideal for students and professionals who want to make remarkable progress in a short period of time. No matter where you are coming from or where you plan to go with your study of Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, CLS has a course for you: Live your language dawn 'til dusk - Stellar teaching - Rigorous learning -
Complete 1 year of language in 7 weeks
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.
The National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) is a partnership between the College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It is dedicated to the study of American History, Public History, Material Culture, and Museum Studies. Students take NIAHD programs as part of their preparation for careers in teaching, museums, and other aspects of history and public history. The Institute sponsors programs for William and Mary students, students from other colleges and universities, and high school students.
To know is not enough. No approach to education is better geared to meet the challenges ahead than the Hampshire model: experience-based, learner-centered, inquiry-driven. Hampshire is extreme sports for the mind.
Each June and July Hampshire College offers a variety of summer academic programs designed to reflect our academic philosophy by linking critical engagement to experience-based education. Our programs support diverse learning communities: undergraduates, pre-college students, graduate students, professionals, practitioners, and life-long learners. Immersive, rigorous, challenging, and fun, these programs delve deeply into their given topic or subject matter.
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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The purpose of the Black Issues Forum is to provide students — completing their junior year of high school — a vehicle to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the black community at the local, state, national and/or global level.
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The Native Education Forum is a 5-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/indigenous communities and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.
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
Deerfield students study English, history, modern language, classical language and philosophy and religion with an emphasis on examining the human condition. Students thrive in small classes where teachers facilitate lively discussions in a seminar-style setting.
Fir Acres is a two-week residential summer creative writing program for talented 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. 60 high school students from across the country gather on the campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR to study and write with published, thoughtful, and dynamic authors. Students will generate their own fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
The Power of YOU: Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is an intensive, pre-college institute for high school students passionate about social equity and the environment. We facilitate hands-on seminars designed to empower motivated high school students to take action on urgent issues, and a year-round network connecting alumni with real world changemakers.
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.
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Six distinguished campuses, acclaimed professors, and an exceptional summer experience for bright young minds. The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For over sixteen years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature. Offers online sessions for 2022.
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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.
High School Summer Study and Travel programs offer rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and college freshmen the opportunity to earn three college credits from Hillsdale College while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Two-week travel courses begin with time on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty, after which study continues on site.
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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Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing. Our goal is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. For more than nineteen years, Young Writers has provided a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests.
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The Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week program and completely free of charge for LEDA Scholars. It includes leadership training, academic writing instruction, standardized test preparation, college guidance, and community building. The Summer Institute provides LEDA Scholars with a unique range of learning experiences that help them develop and sharpen their problem-solving skills and open the door to reaching their potential as students and leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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About 40 high school juniors from low-income backgrounds will have the opportunity to participate in a 10-day seminar on journalism at Princeton’s campus. Reporters teach students and are from major publications such as the Washington Post and The New York Times. Students must have a minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA, and all expenses, including travel, are included.
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The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is open to qualified students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school by June of the program year. We do not admit current ninth graders/rising sophomores. The program fee for the workshop, including tuition, housing, and meals for the 8-day program, is $1,300. (On-campus residency is required.)
The St. Albans School of Public Service (SPS) lasts only four weeks each summer, but our students describe it as "life-changing." The School of Public Service is a unique program that brings 35-40 rising high school seniors from all over the United States and the world to the heart of Washington, D.C., where they undertake an in-depth exploration of government, politics, and public service. If you are accepted to SPS, you'll use the case study method (the teaching method used in graduate programs in law, business, and public policy) to dissect public policy issues ranging from the debate over the use of enhanced interrogation methods and drones in the war on terror, to the ethics of undercover journalism, to the efforts here and abroad to achieve equity in education.
Skidmore is well known not only as a highly selective liberal arts college but also as one with a studio art program that rivals those of the best fine arts colleges. Skidmore's unique curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue one of three academic tracks: 2 liberal arts courses, two studio art courses, or one of each. In addition to the coursework in the Studio Arts, Pre-College students can also take full advantage of the Summer Studio Art Program, which offers special workshops and hosts visiting artists, gallery talks and more, creating a vibrant community that attracts both serious art students and those engaged in exploration.
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Our summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18) is modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books. A hands-on introduction to college life, our program helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. With engaging workshops and awesome off-campus excursions, the Summer Academy is a blast.
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.
Each summer, high school students from across New England and around the country join Assumption College professors for a competitive pre-college program that introduces rising high school seniors to undergraduate studies in the liberal arts. Living on Assumption College’s 185 acre campus for the week, participating students gain firsthand experience of studying the humanities in a college setting. Our Pre-College Program gives high school students the opportunity to study great works of philosophy, literature, art, political science, and theology with nationally known faculty—as they simultaneously meet new friends and experience what collegiate academic and social life is like.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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, Foreign Languages, Economics, and more. Multiple programs are available, including online.
For over twenty years, the University of Dallas has provided high school students with summer and study abroad opportunities modeled after its signature Rome program. These programs offer college credit and are held on our main campus in Irving, TX and sister campus in Rome, Italy, and are designed to show students the great and lasting pleasures that accompany a good educational experience.
Our summer programs reflect the core curriculum of the university, much of which is devoted to the careful reading of the great works in the tradition of western thought. All programs are led by university faculty through small-group discussions and tutorials while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites. The emphasis is on enabling students to not only read with greater insight but also become more polished writers and speakers, preparing them for success in college while forming the long-lasting friendships that inevitably develop in a learning community.
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.
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.
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.
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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,