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Summer Programs

Colleges and universities, as well as independent organizations offer a variety of summer programs for enrichment, skills building and gifted students.

A double ** by the institution name indicates that there is a high school internship program available.

For more information contact:

Los Altos High School - College/Career Center

Dawn Allen - (650) 960-8836; Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 - 4:00


Local & National Search Portals:




Hundreds of summer and school-year enrichment opportunities, including internships. Go to your Naviance Family Connection account and CLICK on the “colleges” tab, then CLICK on “enrichment programs.” From the drop down menu select a category of interest to sort through the entire list.


Pathways to Science


A local search portal for finding STEM programs and internships for K-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many programs listed here are free and occur throughout the year, not just in the summer. Used advanced search to refine your results.




A local search portal for finding STEM programs and internships for K-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many programs listed here are free and occur throughout the year, not just in the summer.


STEM Equity Pipeline

Girls Camps


Listing of camps focused on STEM programs for girls.



Individual Programs:


Abbey Road Overseas Programs 8266 Fountain Avenue, Suite B, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (888) 462-2239



For grades 9-12. Recent transcript required. Programs facilitate cross-cultural immersion, intensive language study, new academic subjects, travel excursions and personal growth. Locations in Europe, Boston, Palo Alto (Stanford) Italy, Spain and France. Founded by Stanford University alumni in 2000.


Academic Study Associates (ASA)

Refer to Summerfuel below



L’Académie De Paris and L’Académie de Espana

(Also see: Oxbridge Academic Programs) 601 Cathedral Parkway, Suite 7R

New York, NY 10025 (800) 828-8349


For students completing grades 10 to 12. Residential programs in the heart of New York, England (Oxford and Cambridge), Paris or Barcelona. Stay in dorms. Breakfast and dinner provided. Variety of courses, plus French/Spanish language courses.


Adventures Cross-Country 242 Redwood Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 332-5075


Community service and adventure programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Turkey/Greece, Hawaii.


AFS – Intercultural Programs 506 SW 6th Ave., Second floor Portland, OR 97204-1523

(800) AFS-INFO


More than 30 summer programs focus on community service/team mission. International and intercultural learning experiences through volunteerism and language immersion in 42 countries.

3-step application. Scholarships and need-based aid and fundraising support are available.


All Girls All Math

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Center for Science, Math, and Computer Education 251 Avery Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0131



The one-week Summer Mathematics Camp for 9-12 high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Must have completed high school geometry. The ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH summer camp has been offered since 1997. Moderate cost and scholarships available.


The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

120 Madison Ave.                                                            1336 LaBrea Ave.

New York, NY 10016                                                        Los Angeles, Ca 90028

(800) 463-8900                                                                (800) 222-2867


Two and five week summer intensive programs in New York City and Los Angeles to train students for the real world of acting careers.


American Collegiate Adventures (ACA)

Pre-College Summer Programs 1811 W. North Avenue, Suite 201


Chicago, IL 60622

(800) 509-7867


Choose from pre-college, enrichment or language immersion programs in Wisconsin, Boston, Southern California, Spain & Italy & London. You can earn college credit for some programs. Must have completed 9, 10 or 11th grades.


American University

College Programs for High School Students 400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20016

(866) 977-8474


Programs provide experiential learning courses in communication, international studies, and politics and sightseeing fun. The Community of Scholars Program at AU's School of International Service introduces rising junior and seniors to the advancing fields of U.S. foreign policy and international conflict resolution. Students learn from highly regarded AU faculty in small, interactive classes while obtaining college credit.


Arizona State

Math-Science Honors Program

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is an intense academic program that provides motivated students an outstanding opportunity to begin university mathematics and science studies before graduating high school. 6 and 8-week pre-college math program. Application available online.


**Arthritis Foundation

657 Mission Street, Suite 603 San Francisco, CA 94105



Summer Science Internship Program. This internship places 12 advanced high school and college students annually in the Rheumatology/Immunology labs at Stanford and UCSF. Deadline for internships is in February.



International Student Exchange Western Office

804 Allen St., Suite 2

Kelso, WA 98626

(800) 733-2773


Summer homestay, adventure, and language programs. Non-profit student exchange program in 25 countries. You choose your country. No foreign language requirement. Program length 4 – 6 weeks.


AYUSA Global Youth Exchange 600 California Street, 10th Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 434-1212


Completely immerse yourself in another culture or host a student from another country. Improve your language skills and make friends. For ages 15-18. Programs in over 16 countries.


Babson University


Babson’s Summer Study provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. Students earn college credit and learn from top-ranked faculty in a challenging and ambitious campus atmosphere. They will differentiate themselves from their peers for college applications and have the opportunity to build their network in meeting with business leaders and industry experts, all while exploring the city of Boston. Limited partial scholarships are available for high-quality students who demonstrate financial need.


**Bald Eagle Camps

LAHS Teacher Bob McFarland, Director (408) 623-4645


Currently offering an array of basketball and volleyball camps, clinics and private training opportunities. Jobs for camp coaches available.


Barnard College

Office of Pre-College Programs 3009 Broadway

New York, NY 10027 (212) 854-8866


Take courses adapted from the Barnard College undergraduate curriculum and discover New York City! Open to female students, high school sophomores and juniors. Choose from six different programs: Summer in the City (4 week program) or shorter duration programs: Liberal Arts Intensive, Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, Summer Science Seminars, Entrepreneurs in Training. Admission based on strong records, recommendations, and personal statement. Live on Barnard campus. A limited number of scholarships are available.


Blythe Academy

146 Yorkville Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C2 (416) 960-3552


Canadian school pairs summer travel with education and community service. 25 different programs in 30 countries. College course credit is available. Specialty programs (Culinary Arts in Italy) options are available.


**Boston University

Summer Term High School Programs 755 Commonwealth Ave., Room 105

Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-1378



Experience the perfect mix of academic challenge and summer fun with Honors Programs, Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE), Summer Challenge or Summer Preview. Choose between college credit and non-credit courses. Programs have different grade levels for applicants and program lengths range from one week to six weeks.



Academy of Media Production

A four week complete media production experience for high school students. Create your own fiction or non- fiction films, videos, webcasts, live multi-camera productions and editing. Includes guest lectures and site visits that provide a first-hand perspective to how professionals work.


Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

A six-week residential program offering an intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration.



415 South St. MS 065

Waltham, MA 02453



Summer programs at Brandeis University, a leading Jewish university. Five primary programs: App design Boot Camp, Service Corps, BIMA Arts, Mock Trial Boot Camp and Genesis. Financial aid awarded to 60% of applicants.


Brown University

Office Of summer Studies Box T

Providence, Rhode Island 02912-9120


Grades 9 -12. Experience life in the Ivy League! Brown’s pre-college program is about discovery: intellectual, social, and academic. Mini-courses one week to seven week. Over 300 courses to choose from on campus, online or abroad.



Brown Leadership Institute

Helps students make a positive difference in the world. Students develop and apply knowledge and understanding of complex global issues through case studies, lectures, films, discussions and group

projects. Learn and practice leadership skills including public speaking, interpersonal communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and teamwork.



Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL)

Students learn to live outdoors and enjoy a full program of study focused on the natural environment. Academic content is drawn from a variety of disciplines including: anthropology, biology, chemistry, geology, economics, and policy and leadership theory. Locations include: Alaska, Costa Rica and Rhode Island.



Adventure Treks

806 McCulloch Street, Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27603




College-accredited summer adventure programs abroad that focus on marine science, language immersion, environmental studies, food studies, sailing and/or community service. Can earn up to 3 college credits. The leadership and adventure programs focus on leadership, teamwork and community service while promoting cultural awareness, environmental stewardship and personal growth.


Bryn Mawr College

Summer Programs

101 North Merion Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899 (610)526-5376


Writing for College is a three week residential writing program that is intensive, supportive and fun. May choose from two strands of either creative writing or urban landscapes. Science for College is an interdisciplinary program for girls interested in analyzing our natural world and better understanding science as an interplay of language, experiments and processing information to discover new concepts.


California College for the Arts

5212 Broadway

Oakland, Ca 94618

(510) 594-3600


Grades 10 – 12. Pre-college arts program including art, architecture design, and uniting, as well as industrial design, color photography, film, graphic design and more! Earn college credits. Merit scholarships and need- based scholarships (U.S. citizens).


California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA)

1010 Hurley Way, Suite 185

Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 274-5815


Instructions in animation, music, dance, film and video, theatre, creative writing, and the visual arts. Located at CalArts in Valencia, CA. Residential program. Scholarships available. Will receive 3 units of CSU course credit.


California Youth Think Tank Summer Residence Program The Young Center

6709 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 614 Los Angeles, CA 90045


The California Youth Think Tank is an award-winning youth leadership training program that helps prepare high school students for success in college, business and life. Selected students will live in a college dorm facility and receive their training on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. June 21-27 USC main campus.


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

EPIC Engineering Possibilities In College California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 93407 Phone: 805-756-1111


EPIC introduces students to the world of engineering in hands-on labs taught by university professors and on tours of local engineering companies led by industry professionals. Open to students in 7-12 grades (7-9, 10-11 and 12). Full and partial scholarships are available.



Cal Poly SLO Architecture

Summer Career Workshop


An intensive 4-week in-residence workshop designed for high school students considering architecture as a career or developing a design portfolio. The Workshop provides an in-depth view of the career through hands- on experience in studio design exercises, lectures, projects and field trips. A limited number of scholarships are available.


The Cambridge Tradition

(See Oxbridge Academic Programs) 601 Old Cathedral Parkway, Suite 7R New York, NY 10025-2186

(800) 828-8349


Choose from over 65 courses in medicine, law, business, politics, criminology, writing, etc. Grades 10 - 12. Live on campus. Immerse in 2 academic/creative subjects. Experience cultural field trips.


Carleton College

Summer Programs

100 South College Street Northfield, MN 55057



Offers many academically challenging and stimulating summer programs including: writing, science, quantitative reasoning, computer science, humanities and sports: Carleton Ultimate Summer Program includes sports psychology and team-building.


Carnegie-Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

(412) 268-2082


Discover Carnegie Mellon! For juniors and seniors in high school. Six distinct pre-college programs including National High School Game Academy (game design), Art and Design, Drama, Music, Architecture, Advanced Placement/Advanced Enrollment. Take college coursework, meet people from all over the country, and have lots of fun!


Center For Creative Youth Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut


The Center for Creative Youth is open to all high school students from rising sophomores through rising seniors. Students must be at least 14 years of age, mature, and focused on the arts. Selection is based on a written application, an audition/portfolio review, and an interview conducted in March each year.


Chapman University

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Summer Film Academy

One University Drive Orange, CA 92866

(714) 997-6765


This two-week hands-on program gives students an in-depth look into what it means to be a storyteller and offers a taste of what it’s like to be a film major in college. Students will learn about directing, cinematography, editing, screenwriting and sound. The program takes advantage of its location with field trips and guest lecturers.


**Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHORI)

5700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 428-3000


C H O R I, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and the Summer Student Research Program successfully prepares youth for careers in the health professions. Provides students with exciting, hands-on and educational opportunities that relate to the practice of medicine. Gross anatomy labs, clinical skills workshops, guest speakers, clinical case studies and field trips.


Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs 333 Christian Street

Wallingford, CT 06492-3800

(203) 697-2365


For students completing grades 9-12. Five week programs. Various courses, including intensive writing project, documentary film making and oceanographic institute or Kennedy Institute in Government, math and science workshops summer arts conservatory, Choate community service and more. International programs available in France, Ireland, Jordan, Spain, and China.


College of New Jersey

Summer Bonner Fellows Program

P.O. Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628


The Bonner Foundation is a nationally renowned organization that fosters community service on college campuses. As a Summer Bonner Fellow, you will learn and serve with college students from one of the best “domestic peace corps” programs in the country. You’ll earn four college credits, meet like-minded students and build your service portfolio while experiencing life on a college campus for two weeks.


Colorado College Summer Programs

14 East Cache La Poudre Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-3294 (877) 894-8727


Exciting opportunities for rising seniors to study in Colorado. Unique block plan has earned this college national recognition. Each program is three weeks long and equates to 4 semester hours of credit. Need-based scholarships and merit awards are available to qualified students who will be seniors in the fall.


Columbia University Summer High School Programs

510 Lewisohn Hall

2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4111 New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-3771


Rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college. Opportunities for students to study a variety of courses in New York, Barcelona or the Middle East.


Concordia Language Villages

901 8th St. S

Moorhead, MN 56562

(218) 299-4544


Concordia Language Villages offers language and cultural immersion programs in 15 languages. The programs, which range from one week exploration to four week high school credit are set in language “villages” in the lake region of Minnesota. Passport fund provides need-based scholarships.


Constitutional Rights Foundation - Summer Law Institute

Co-Sponsored by the UCLA School of Law 601 South Kingsley Drive

Los Angeles, Ca. 90005 (213) 487-5590


Grades 10 – 12. Week long program for students interested in learning about the American legal system. Live on the UCLA campus and attend law-related classes, learn techniques of persuasion, debate and discussion and share lunch with a judge. Must be an incoming 10th, 11th, or 12th grader. Financial aid scholarships available.)


Cornell University Summer College B20 Day Hall Ithaca, NY 14853

(607) 255-6203


Open to students who have demonstrated ability. Junior / Senior programs are one, three or six week options and earn three to six college units. Superior academic ability and intellectual curiosity. Many programs to choose from: architecture, business, engineering, environmental studies, law, medicine and science research, veterinary medicine, writing and college application preparation. Partial need-based scholarships are available.



The CURIE and CATALYST Academies

(607) 255-6403


These are one week programs for students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The CURIE academy is for women and the CATALYST program is for under-represented students. Students in both programs will conduct research, attend panel discussions and solve problems that mirror real-life situations.



The Shoals Marine Academy


Marine environmental science camps offered and internships. Shoals is a partnership between Cornell and University of New Hampshire.


COSMOS (California State Summer School for Math and Science) UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz


Cosmos is a four week residential academic experience in math, music and technology, video game design, science and engineering for top high school students. Students can participate in one of the many clusters of the COSMOS program in science, biology, at any of the above UC campuses. Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. Each campus may have a different focus.


Cushing Academy

Director of Summer Session

P.O. Box 8000 Ashburnham, MA 01430 (978) 827-7700


A coed program for ages 14-18 at this East Coast Prep School. Enhance skills or advance knowledge. Choose from college prep, critical skills, ESL, studio art or explore Native American Art. Three week programs.


Davidson Think Summer Institute 9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B Reno, Nevada 89521


Gifted students, ages 13-16, interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three- week residential summer program offers the opportunity to earn up to six college credits.


Davidson College Davidson July Experience Box 7151

Davidson, NC 28035



July Experience, which takes place July 5-26, 2014, is a powerful pre-college summer academic experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined at one of the top liberal arts colleges of the country.


Digital Media Academy

1925 Winchester Boulevard

Suite 109, Campbell, Calif. 95008


(866) 656-3342


For grades 10 – 12. Hands-on, project-based digital media, filmmaking and visual effects, music and audio production, photography and art design, programming and app design and robotics courses at twenty university locations including Stanford University, University of Texas, South Carolina, and San Diego.


Discover Student Adventure

See: People to People Ambassador Programs


Duke University

Summer College or Summer Academy

1121 W. Main Street Durham, NC 27701

(866) 656-3342


Duke offers summer programs for academically motivated students. Duke Summer College provides academic credit and Duke Summer Academy offers programs for personal enrichment. Partial need-based financial aid is available.


Duke University Talent Identification Program

1121 W. Main Street Durham, NC 27701

(866) 656-3342


Duke offers summer programs in Pre-college, domestic and international field studies, institutes, and summer studies program. You can complete your own independent film, study in the rainforests of Costa Rica or conduct research in the Appalachian Mountains. Look to develop your leadership abilities, immerse yourself in the culture of Paris, Florence, or Shanghai or hone your debate skills.


Eastman Community Music School

26 Gibbs Street

Rochester, NY 14604

(800) 246-4706


Residential and commuter music programs for advanced high school students. Web site under construction, due to be up soon.


Economics for Leaders

Foundation for Teaching Economics 260 Russell Blvd., Suite B

Davis, CA 95616

(800) 383-4335


Summer one week residential programs for students who have completed their junior year. EFL teaches the next generation of leaders to integrate economic concepts into the decision-making process through a hands- on, experiential atmosphere. Located on various campuses including UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT Austin, University of Colorado-Boulder, Brown, Cornell, Duke, Yale, UT Austin, Univ. of Chicago, Washington Univ. – St. Louis and other locations. Offers fundraising platform for students who need help paying for camp.


Education Unlimited


Sally Ride Science Camps

1700 Shattuck Ave., #305

Berkeley, CA 94709

(800) 548-6612


Choose from various programs from College Prep and public speaking to Computer Camp and Actors Workshop. Grades 9-12. Programs at various campuses at Cal, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, Tufts, Yale, Georgetown and more.


EF International Language Centers EF Educational Tours

One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141-883

(800) 992-1892



Educational Tours, Service Learning Tours and Language Immersion tours including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Costa Rica, China, Singapore.


Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach, FL Phone: 386-226-7945

Email: Prescott, AZ

Phone: 928-777-3786



Embry-Riddle is the world’s oldest aviation and aerospace university. Take to the skies at two campuses: Daytona Beach, Florida or Prescott, Arizona. Programs include: aeronautical engineering, robotics, leadership/business skills, aviation and weather or Global Security and Homeland Security camps + more. All programs are one week residence camps.


Emory University

Pre-College Program Candler Library Suite 200 550 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

(404) 727-3351


The pre-college program gives rising juniors and seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life. Students may enroll with college students, earn transferable college credit for six-week courses, and explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields. Two and three-week non-college credit courses and institutes are also offered. A limited amount of financial aid is available.


Engineering Scholars Program Summer Youth Programs 1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295 Email: (906) 487-2219



Located at Michigan Tech, the Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) is a weeklong look at engineering careers in areas like mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials. Special programs for Women In Engineering. Partial scholarships available, but very competitive.


Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers Camp Society of Women Engineers


Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC) camp is a week-long summer camp for high school girls interested in engineering and the sciences. The camp typically brings around 60 high school girls who have completed their sophomore or junior year to the UW-Madison campus. The campers have the chance to learn more about engineering while experiencing college life in Madison. The week is structured with a variety of activities designed to introduce the campers to the engineering disciplines through lectures, labs, and tours. Low cost, residential.


The Experiment in International Living

1 Kipling Road

P.O. Box 676

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676

(800) 345-2929


Study abroad, language training, community service. Ecological and outdoor adventures in 30 countries. 3, 4, and 5 week programs. Home stays.



Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

919 South Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90015


Three days of Fashion to explore careers such as Fashion or Costume Designer, take classes and learn to sketch. Choose from 4 campuses; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County or San Diego.


Foothill College, EOPS Summer College Readiness & STEM Summer Camp Foothill College Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Dept. 12345 El Monte Rd.

Los Altos Hills, CA 94040


A program for high school juniors which offers the opportunity to expand their studies with college courses in an intensive, yet supportive college environment. 5 week session is six credits. Choose from summer college, business program, college prep and international relations programs.


Foothill College, STEM Summer Camp

12345 El Monte Rd.

Los Altos Hills, CA 94040


Foothill’s program is intended for current high school students who are looking to strengthen and expand scientific knowledge and have fun. Eleven different tracks including: Amusement Park Physics, Astronomy, Biotechnology, Building an App, Game Design, The Chemistry of Cooking. 4 week session. Low cost program.


Future Latino Law Camp



The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program run by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides selected Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. The Law Camp offers students the chance to learn about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies. Full scholarship after application fee. Essay and references required to be considered for this competitive program.


Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies

Summer School and Special Programs, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

(202) 687-8700


A program for high school sophomore, juniors or seniors which offers the opportunity to expand their studies with non-credit college preparatory courses or college courses taken in an intensive, yet supportive college environment. Choose from summer college: medicine, neuroscience, anatomy, business program, college prep and international relations programs.


The George Washington University

Pre-College Program

1922 F Street NW, Suite 304

Washington DC, 20007-2685

(202) 994-6360


  • week non-credit summer immersion programs and 1, 2 or 6 week credit pre-college courses for grades 9-11. Discover DC!! Many cutting-edge subjects, too many to


Girls Who Code

28 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10010

(415)-264-0456 (local office)


Girls Who Code is a summer immersion program for 10th and 11th grade girls. GWC uses a project-based curriculum to teach computer science algorithms, loops, basic data structures, Python and JavaScript. Exposes girls to successful female role models. Seven week day programs are offered in Palo Alto, San Jose and San Francisco and other major cities around the country.


Global Leadership Adventure

(888) 358-4321


Life changing service and leadership journeys for high school students: China, Galapagos, Tanzania, Costa Rica


Global Routes

One Short Street Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 585-8895



Community service, cross-cultural exchange, language immersion, adventure travel worldwide, improve your language skills, and participate meaningful community service activities. 2-5 week summer programs in Africa, Asia, US & Caribbean, Central and South America.


Global Scholar

45 Court Street

New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 773-1202


A two-week summer enrichment opportunity at American University. The program offers high school students a chance to immerse themselves in college-level coursework on international relations and enjoy student

life. Meet with embassies, think tanks, non-profit organizations & Senate offices. Explore career  options.


Global Works

2342 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304



Travel with purpose. For 24 years they have offered a blend of community service, cultural exchanges, language learning, and adventure. Broaden your world view improve your language skills, and participate meaningful community service activities.


Great Books Summer Program

866-480-READ (7323)


The Great Books Summer Reading Program gives students the opportunity to grow academically and socially through open discussions about the great books which encourage students to express themselves and give power to their ideas. Three locations: Stanford, Amherst and Sommerville College at Oxford. At Amherst, a Great Films program has been added.


Harvard Summer School

51 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138-3722

(617) 495-3192


Seven week program college credit program with over 200 courses for high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores offered on campus and online. There are also special courses and activities in writing, drama and math which provide unique challenges for interested students. Limited merit and need-based financial aid available.


Hofstra University

Precollegiate Career Discovery Program Office of Undergraduate Admission

100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

(516) 463-6554 1-800-HOFSTRA


This four-week experience offers motivated high school juniors and seniors the chance to sample the campus as a resident. You can earn college credits, explore various career paths. Students must have strong academic backgrounds. Special programs include: Sportscasting Institute for Teens, Summer Science Research Program and Summer Writers Program.


iD Tech Camps & Visual Arts Camps

1885 Winchester Blvd.

Suite 201

Campbell, CA 95008

(888) 709-TECH


Weeklong day and overnight technology programs for students ages 8 – 17. Live on campus at various universities. Weekend excursions. Meals included for residential programs. Starts in June.


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Robert E. Cook Honors College Whitmyre Hall, Room 136

900 Maple St.

Indiana, PA 15701

(724) 357-4971


Intensive academic exploration in archeology, philosophy, finance, journalism, film, literature, biochemistry, chemistry or art. Develop critical thinking skills and a glimpse of college life.


Institute for the Gifted



The ultimate academic, recreational and social programs for gifted students. Residential programs at many universities and colleges, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Emory, Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Yale, University of Miami.


Institute for Educational Advancement

569 South Marengo Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 403-8900


IEA’s Apprenticeship Program is a summer residential experience that links gifted high school students with distinguished professionals who serve as mentors. The program offers 3, 4 and 7 week apprenticeships for students entering 9th -11th grade. The program is designed to encourage balance between each participant’s intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of self.


Interlochen Center for the Arts

P.O. Box 199 Interlochen, MI 49643 (800) 681-5912



Ages 8 - 18. Arts camp.  Programs from 1 – 6 weeks..  Visual arts, music, theatre arts, dance, motion picture arts and creative writing. Portfolios or auditions are required for some programs. Scholarships and financial aid available.


Institute Film Institute of New York Phone: 718-796-4104



Five-week summer program held at Sarah Lawrence University in Bronxville, a lovely suburb of New York City. Open to students age 14 and above. Students produce a 2-3 minute film which I are often used for college-level film school applications. The focus is on the story, it is not a technical school.


The International Summer School of Scotland St. Andrews or Edinburgh

69 St. Vincent Street Glasgow, G2 5TF Scotland, UK

+44 (0) 3300 777 247


Three week session combining academics: English, Debate, Leadership, and Creative Writing; with electives: golf, theatre, tennis, film and art. Study Scottish culture. Choose from two locations: St. Andrews and Cambridge. For ages 13 – 18.


**J. Craig Venter Institute 10355 Science Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92121



The internship program offers motivated high school students and teachers the chance to nurture their interest in science by participating in cutting-edge genomic research at the Institute in Maryland or san Diego, California.


**JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

Albert Schultz Jewish Community Center 4000 Middlefield Road, Building R

Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 852-3557


Camps will be announced soon.


Junior Statesman Summer School and Diplomat Program

800 S. Claremont Street, Suite 202 San Mateo, CA 94402

(800) 334-5353


Programs to be announced soon. For grades 9-11 who have a passionate interest in politics and current events. Choose from programs at Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, and Stanford. Take classes in US Government, foreign policy, constitutional law, civil rights movement, international


relations and comparative government. Participate in debates and guest speakers. The Diplomat Program takes 30 students to Beijing, China to study Chinese History and Gov. Students can earn college credit. Students must be nominated to the programs. Scholarships are available.


Johns Hopkins University


5801 Smith Avenue

#400 McAuley Hall

Baltimore, Maryland 21209


2 week and 5 week residential programs in Baltimore, Maryland. 5 week program students attend regular JHU classes with JHU students, but are housed separately. Includes social and field trips. Students apply based on transcript and test scores. Need-based partial tuition grants are available.



Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth 5801 Smith Avenue

#400 McAuley Hall

Baltimore, Maryland 21209


  • week residential program in Baltimore where students study one subject in great depth. Wide variety of academic and enrichment classes including math, fossils, civic leadership, global studies, Shakespeare and essay writing. Includes social program and field trips. Camps held in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Baltimore, Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Students must have taken SAT by January to apply. Need-based partial tuition grants are available. Online courses also


Junior Statesman Summer School 400 South El Camino Real, Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402

(800) 334-5353


Grades 9-11 who have a passionate interest in politics and current events. Choose from programs at Georgetown, Princeton, University of Virginia, Stanford and China. Take classes in US Government, foreign policy, constitutional law, civil rights movement, international relations and comparative

government.  Participate in debates and guest speakers.  School staff can nominate you.


Lake Tahoe Community College Intensive Spanish Summer Institute One College Drive

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 541-4660 x363


Spend a week in Lake Tahoe and earn .25 – 4.5 quarter units of credit in courses designed to promote the development of fluency in Spanish. The courses emphasize both oral and written language skills. All levels of Spanish instruction are offered and culturally rich breakout sessions daily. Must receive written permission of high school principal.


Landmark College

High School Programs & UC Berkeley Program River Road South


Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6718


This college and its programs exclusively serve students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The program offers rising junior and senior students who learn differently a chance to work with trained faculty and staff for a full three weeks at locations in Putney, Vermont, as well as on the Saint Vincent College campus in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Financial Aid may be available.


Launch Summer Program (MIT)


Launch Summer is an 4 week residential entrepreneur development program held at MIT. The program is highly selective; 20% admission rate. Application requires biographical video.


LEAD: Business and Computer Science & Engineering Programs

1075 Peachtree St NE, Suite 2510,

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 334-3474


Explore your interest in the field of business, engineering or computer science through a fun and challenging LEAD Summer Institute. With acceptance into one of our highly-competitive, 3- to 4-week Summer Institutes students reside and attend classes on campus at partner schools. Business: Northwestern, Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of Pennsylvannia, University of Maryland and Duke. Computer Science: University of Virginia, Stanford Univ. CSI, and Caltech;. Engineering: Villanova. Students gain increased knowledge and practical skills development during the program.


Lewis & Clark College

Fir Acres Writers Workshop 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219

(503) 768-7200



The Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking, a two-week residency summer program on the campus of Lewis & Clark College, is designed especially for high school students who want to strengthen their learning and communication skills by experimenting with and changing their approach to writing.


Leysin American School in Switzerland

  1. S. Admissions Office

P.O. Box 7154 Portsmouth, NH 03802 603-431-7654


Two three-week sessions with an optional one week tour in between. The Alpine Challenge Program for teens includes morning International Baccalaureate Prep, English as a second language or French classes and afternoon activities in theatre, art and mountaineering. For students age 15-18.


Los Angeles College of Music (formerly LAMA) Summer Program

370 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 568-8850


Summer Xperience programs. The first session focuses on Music Performance or Music Production. The second session focuses on Songwriting, or enrolls students in LACM’s renowned Drummer’s Reality Camp. Each session can be taken individually or a multi-session discount is available for those who take both sessions.


Marist College

3399 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

(845) 575-3215

www.marist.e du/precollege


Summer pre-college programs for rising high school juniors and seniors in Poughkeepsie, NY and Florence, Italy include business, creative writing, criminal justice, psychology, digital movie making, environmental science, interior design/fashion design/fashion merchandizing, study art, Italian, sports communication, theatre, and more. Programs in Florence include Fashion, Studio Art and Interior Design.


Math Camp

129 Hancock Street

Cambridge, MA 021139

(888) 371-4159


Canada/USA Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for mathematically talented high school students, designed to expose these students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking. Mathcamp will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Camp includes a variety of choices from classes, lectures, contests and projects. Ages 13-18. Scholarships available.


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217-4134

(410) 669-9200 dents/Summer_Pre-College.html


MICA faculty offers a challenging and rewarding four-week summer pre-college three-unit art camp in Baltimore and a two-unit drawing camp in Tuscany, Italy. The pre-college experience is infused with energy, camaraderie, and a diversity of ideas. A special bond develops among art students, faculty, visiting artists, and pre-college staff. Students build portfolios they can use for college admissions.


**Metropolitan Transportation Commission

High School Internship Program 101 Eighth Street

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 817-5700


The program introduces high school students to career opportunities in the field of transportation and to provide planners at transit agencies or traffic engineers at city and county public works departments, with some assistance on entry-level tasks. Sign up on the site to be alerted to internship.



Middlebury College

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy 152 Maple Street

Middlebury, VT 05753


Middlebury College and the Monterey Language Academy are leaders in education language and international studies. Summer camps are offered in two sites in Vermont, Spain, China and Canada. Students can learn Spanish, French, Chinese, German or Arabic at the Academy. All language levels are welcome and encouraged to apply, including absolute beginning students who have never studied the target language or a world language at all. Need-based aid can cover 50% of the cost at Vermont locations.




Women’s Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week intensive residential educational and mentoring program held at MIT in Boston. There are two main tracks, EECS and ME. Although students admitted to WTP have no prior experience (or very little) with engineering or computer science they must have the ability to handle very fast-paced college-level work, and be interested in hands-on collaborative team-based learning and projects. Only current 11th grade girls may apply.

MIT Launch Summer Program

Launch Summer is an 4 week residential entrepreneur development program held at MIT. The program is highly selective; 20% admission rate. Application requires biographical video.



Minority Introduction to Technology and Science @ MIT 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-3298


This six-week residential program for 11th grade high school students at MIT has leverages 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. The MITES application is now available at


**City of Mountain View Leadership in Training (LIT) 201 Rengstorff Avenue

PO Box 7540

Mountain View, CA 94039

(650) 903-6331


LITs will assist Aquatic staff and Recreation Leaders with summer programs and help lead activities, games, sports, crafts, and field trips to various locations. This is an opportunity for teens to gain valuable on-the-job experience, skills and knowledge to prepare for their first real job.


LIT positions are available in the following programs: Recreation Day Camps, Deer Hollow Farm Wilderness Camps, Aquatic Programs.


NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP program


Sponsors paid internships at Ames Research Center for college students (seniors with acceptance letter), 18 years or older. Ames DEVELOP seeks students interested or experienced in: GIS/remote sensing, computer science, ecology, marine biology, environmental studies, geology, atmospheric science, applied math. For more info contact Mimi Rea 650-604-7273 .


National Geographic Student Expeditions

1145 17th Street N.W. Washington, DC 20036

(877) 877-8759


Get out and explore with National Geographic Student expeditions. Tap directly into resources that National Geographic has established worldwide. Programs focus on community service, photography, writing, adventure in exotic locations. Need-based scholarships are available.


National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

284 Lincoln St.

Lander, Wyoming 82520-2848

(800) 710-NOLS


Expedition travel. Leadership development, planning, teamwork, achievement.

Backpacking, outdoor, both national and international opportunities. Their Summer Search program offers scholarships for students who have demonstrated resiliency overcoming hardship for outdoor leadership adventures.


National Student Leadership Conference

320 W. Ohio St. Suite 4W Chicago, IL 60654

(800) 994-NSLC (6752)


For 25 years, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Many different subjects offered at leading college campuses including science, politics, the arts and more. Locations include UC Berkeley, Yale, American University, Northwestern. Limited scholarships and fundraising assistance available.


Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto, California

PO Box 52004

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Email: (650) 493-3798


Summer exchange programs for high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors (minimum age is 15) who want to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico. Fairly low cost program.


New Worlds Emerge Worldstrides Summer Programs (855)812-8219



Summer career, service, language and pre-college experience programs from the nation’s leader in safe student travel programs.  Travel to Los Angeles/UCLA, NYC, Boston/Brandeis Univ., Washington DC and locations around the world. Includes Oxbridge programs.


New York Film Academy

Summer Programs 100 E. 17th Street New York, NY 10003 (212) 674-4300


The NY Film Academy offers 1,3,4 or 6 week programs for high school age (14-17) students in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Broadcast Journalism, Video Game Design and 3-D Animation. Workshops are located in New York, near Universal Studios in Hollywood, Disney Studios in Orlando, Harvard University, Paris, Australia and Florence. They also offer Gap Year experiences.


New York University

NYU Precollege

Office of University Programs 110 East 14th St, Lower Level New York, NY 10003-4170 (212) 998-2292


With NYU Precollege, students entering their junior or senior year of high school can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need. Precollege hosts social events helping students to get to know one another while exploring the city around them. Also, non-credit programs available in many subjects.


NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Summer High School Office of Special Programs 721 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 1000


The Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training in New York City. In the four-week residential programs (drama, dramatic writing, game design, interactive telecommunications program, photography and imaging and recorded music), students are enrolled in rigorous and highly structured college-level courses taught by our full-time faculty. Upon successful completion of the summer program, students earn six college credits, all fully accredited New York University courses. Limited need-based scholarships available.


Northfield Mount Herman School

Summer Session 206 Main Street

Northfield, MA 01360

(413) 498-3290


East coast prep school summer program blends academics with athletics, community life, and extracurricular programs. Grade 7-13.


Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave.

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373-3768


Entering sophomores, juniors and seniors. Programs include: Journalism Workshop, Design Studio (Architecture), Honors program (project based program), and college prep. Six-week for-college credit online courses in math, writing, business and environmental sciences also offered.


Northwestern University College Prep Program 617 Noyes Street

Evanston, IL 60208

(800) 662-NHSI


Entering sophomores, juniors and seniors can get a taste for Northwestern academics through the College Preparation Program, Center for Talent Development, National High School Institute or Wildcat Sports Camps. The College Preparation program offers three to eight week courses for college credit and IN FOCUS seminars, noncredit seminar courses on topics from Bioethics to Justice to Medicine to Writing for College Success.


Norwich University

The Military College of Vermont

Future Leaders Camp 27 I.D. White Ave.

Northfield, VT 05663

(802) 485-2531



Two sessions. Students who will be entering 10-12th grade. Must have at least a 2.5 gpa and meet physical requirements. Designed to instill basic principles of small group leadership, ethics, teamwork, self-respect, self- confidence and self-discipline.  Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid, classroom instruction, sports and a challenge course. Norwich is a private military college, where ROTC was founded.


Otis College of Art & Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 (800) 527-6847


An intensive four week pre-college program in art & design for students 15 or older. In addition to an area of concentration, students are required to choose a Foundation Studio course. Choose from 2D animation, architecture, photography, digital media, fashion design, product design, graphic design and more. Housing available.


Outward Bound

2582 Riceville Road

Asheville, NC 28805

(866) 467-7651


Education for life. Various Outward Bound summer experiential education programs providing physical and mental challenges as well as leadership and service programs in spectacular wilderness environments.


Oxbow School Summer Art Camp 530 Third Street

Napa, CA 94559

(707) 255-6000


Oxbow School offers unique summer camp summer opportunities for 14 – 16 year olds who love art. The art immersion program focuses on the exploration and development of each student’s talent and

creativity. Explore through traditional fine art media such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, book-making and new media/computer arts. Two week summer sessions and campers live in dormitories.


Oxbridge Academic Programs

49 West 45th Street 12th Floor

New York, NY 10036-4603 (800) 828-8349



This 30 year-old set of summer enrichment programs provides intellectually adventurous students aged 14-18 – the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of learning in Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City.


Oxbridge Edge

TEL: (203) 966 2886



The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program provides a stimulating and authentic academic summer opportunity to High School students. Founded in 1984, it attracts young people of high calibre, giving them a foretaste of college-level study in law, economics, literature, writing, philosophy, poetry and more, together with the chance to visit some of the treasures to be found in these ancient cities as well as some of England’s heritage beyond. Students who enroll with us are typically intellectually enquiring, eager to travel and expand their horizons by developing their knowledge and skills.


The Oxford Edge Advanced Studies Program 190 Sperry Road,

Bethany, CT 06524

(203) 966-2886



The expanded program offers summer courses in Cambridge, England as Cambridge Advanced Studies Program and Oxbridge Advanced Studies Program at Brasenose College, Oxford, England and Magdalene College, Cambridge, England. Two-week and four- week residential programs are available. Students participate in academic programs with an emphasis on small group teaching supported by individual tutorials, together with an extensive range of visits and activities. For grades 10-12.


Oxford Royale Academy St. Catherine’s College Manor Road

Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UK

+44 (0) 845 130 60 21


International award-winning programs at Oxford Colleges and Yarnton Manor. Wide range of academic and vocational opportunities. Learn English, University Prep, Film Academy.


Pacific Northwest College of Art Precollege Summer Studios 1241 NW Johnson Street Portland, OR 97209

(503) 821-8967


Intensive four-week pre-college foundation art program with concentrations in Fine Art or Design. Create, design and analyze art through studio work, lectures and field trips.



The New School For Design


Parsons SPACE 66 Fifth Avenue,

New York, NY 10011


The Summer Intensive Studies programs, offered in New York and Paris, are three-week-long boot camps in art and design open to pre-college students (16 years and older) and college-level and adult students. The Summer Intensives provide academically rigorous classes in artistically stimulating environments.


PAX Academic Exchange

14 Willett Ave.

Port Chester, NY 10573 (800) 555-6211


PAX- Program of Academic Exchange is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to increase mutual respect among the people of the world. PAX believes that this mission is served by providing young people with the opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family for an extended period of time.

PAX is U.S. State Deparment Designated. Students from Muslim counties and the former Soviet Union are given state department scholarships to study in the U.S.


Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263

(310) 506-4392


Academic courses offered to students who have completed their junior year. Receive college credit, live in undergraduate residences, learn about the college admissions process.


The Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session

Phillips Academy 180 Main Street

Andover, MA 01810-4161

(978) 749-4400


Intensive academic enrichment five weeks. Designed for students with ambitious academic goals to prepare them for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world. More than 50 courses and a wide variety of activities. Financial aid available.


Phillips Exeter Academy

Summer School 20 Main Street

Exeter, NH 03833

(800) 828-4325


The Phillips Exeter Summer School seeks motivated students who are interested in learning and participating in an academic enrichment program. Grades 9 – 12. Rolling admissions. Over 100 course offerings. 5 week academic enrichment programs. Limited financial aid is available.


Pratt Institute

Pre-college Program 200 Willoughby Avenue ISC Building, Room 205 Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 636-3453


High School students immerse themselves in a program of art, art history, design, architecture, creative writing, graphic design, media arts/video and cultural studies modeled after Pratt’s BFA offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits. Must be at least 16 years old and have completed their sophomore year. Scholarships are available.


The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program Email:


Princeton welcomes about 25 high school students from low-income backgrounds from around the country every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. Students must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average and an interest in journalism. Full scholarship including travel costs.


Projects Abroad

(888) 839-3535


Summer programs for high school students ages 16 to 19 to volunteer and intern abroad. Programs are focused on the themes of care & community, archeology, building, journalism & photography, conservation &


environment, human rights, medicine & healthcare and sports. Two and four-week programs are located in the Caribbean, India, Africa, South America, Nepal, Romania & worldwide.


Putney Student Travel School Summer Programs 418 Houghton Brook Road Putney, VT 05346

(802) 387-6297


Summer programs for 9-12th grade students who want to experience cultures first hand through community service, global awareness, or cultural exploration. Also available is a pre-college enrichment program at Amherst College or abroad.



8201 Greensboro Drive

Suite 215

McLean, VA 22102

(703) 448-906


Full Scholarships awarded to select junior students for college summer programs at Brandeis, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale Six week program. QuestBridge offers students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low-income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to gain first-hand experience on what to expect from attending a selective college.


Rassias Summer Language Programs

PO Box 5456

Hanover, NH 03755



For 30 years they have offered language immersion in France, Spain and China, family stays and travel for 9-11th grades. New is advanced Spanish language in Peru for 11th and 12th graders.


Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT Center for Excellence in Education 8201 Greensboro Drive

Suite 215

McLean, VA 22102

(703) 448-9062


RSI is one of the initiatives of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). Six week program held at

MIT. Rigorous academic program emphasizing advanced theory and research in mathematics, the sciences, technology and engineering. The program is offered at no cost to participants. Program open to students who have completed their 3rd year of high school. PSAT math score of at least 76 required. Full Scholarship provided.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Summer Program 110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590


For students completing grades 10-11. Need a high gpa, test scores, essay and letters of recommendation. Programs include Smart lighting/Smart power, CURENT – Smart grid, architecture, aerospace, chemistry, scientific research and more. Some programs specifically for underrepresented minorities. Full scholarships available for some programs.


Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College

Pre-college, Art and Design Two College Street

Providence, RI 02903-2784 USA Phone: 401 454-6100


The six-week summer residential Pre-College Program offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Students follow a college-level studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls, in a full-immersion encounter with art and design education at the highest level. The program is focused, serious and challenging, as students experience the core elements of a RISD education – critical thinking and art making – from foundation drawing and design courses, to critical studies in art, to focused concentration in one of 20 diverse majors. Limited financial aid.


Ringling College of Art + Design Pre-college, Art and Design 2700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234

(941) 955-8869


Ringling College is one of the nation's most prestigious college of art and design. The summer program helps students create portfolio worthy work and at college-level coursework. Live and work with like—minded individuals. Earn college credits and explore college majors.


The Road Less Traveled Pre-college Perspective 2700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234

(800) 939-9839


For students 12-19. Summer travel programs with a focus on community service (with or without language) and conservation. Programs span the U.S. and the globe.


Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research

PO Box 21401, San Jose, CA 95151 1-858-205-7479!cancer-neuroscience-workshops/crty


Hands-on science camps for high-achieving students who get to work directly with professors conducting cancer cell experiments. The Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience includes lectures, real- world lab experiments and computer research of a real gene. The camps are held at two locations: UC Berkeley


and UC San Diego. Two full scholarships are available and recipients are selected based on supplemental science essay.


Sail Caribbean

79 Church Street

Northport, NY 11768

(800) 321-0994 or (631) 754-2202


Sail Caribbean is a summer program specializing in sailing and scuba initiatives with a focus on leadership training, marine biology and community service. Financial aid 20% - 50% of the cost of the program, excluding airfare is available.


San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) (415)749-4554


SFAI's PreCollege Program is a five-week, six-college-credit course of study especially designed for artists who have completed the tenth grade, but who haven't yet started college. The program introduces participants to what it’s like to be in art school—to the broad range of techniques, concepts, and debates that make up the contemporary art scene. Student participants, together with faculty, help create an authentic artistic community engaged in interdisciplinary thinking and contemporary studio practice.


San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory

42nd Street MoonSpace 250 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco,  CA (415) 565-3280


The Summer Conservatory offers students instruction in opera, theatre, musical theatre, dance and all other artistic components. Students, grades 6-12, meet six hours a day, five days a week for three weeks. Each Summer Conservatory day consists of classes in voice, theory, movement, language, music and theatre history, acting, technical theatre and much more. The program culminates in the students applying the skills they've learned in the rehearsal and performance of an opera.


Sacramento Leadership Conference



The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) brings 120 high school students, 10th or 11th grade, from throughout the state to participate in the Sacramento Leadership Conference (SLC), a week-long, intensive leadership program. Conference participants are housed on a university campus and attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Application due date is 4/14/14.


San José State University School of Music and Dance Summer in the City

One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0095


Summer in the City is SJSUs one week summer music camp for high school students. Students will participate in Concert Band, Orchestra or Choir as a major performing ensemble.  Students will have daily sectional rehearsals, chamber ensemble and elective classes. You have the opportunity to participate in master classes and take private lessons with SJSU faculty. Can be a commuter or resident program.


Santa Clara University School of Engineering 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053 (408) 554-4728


The 26th annual Summer Engineering program is designed to motivate young people to pursue science and engineering majors in college so they can ultimately participate in the scientific and technical work force. On campus stay required. Offered to current sophomores and juniors.



Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars program is for students who have an interest in the humanities, arts, natural and social sciences. It is a five week program during Session 1 of Santa Clara’s Summer Session Program. Students must have completed junior year. You will enroll in one or two lower division college classes along with regular undergraduate students. During the program, Young Scholars have access to the program director and college advisors who assist them in resolving problems or responding to other questions. This program is non- residential.


Sarah Lawrence College Summer High School Program 1 Mead Way

Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 395-2693


Three-week residential programs in theatre, the visual arts, poetry, screenwriting, story/expository writing, music and dance. The international Film Institute of NY is also offering a five-week summer filmmaking intensive at Sarah Lawrence College. Students who are entering grades 10 – 12 are welcome.


Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

PO Box 2072

Savannah, GA 31402-3146

(800) 869-7223


Art and Design programs available in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia and Hong Kong. Choose from a 5 week residential program for high school seniors earning college credit or one-week sessions for grades 10 – 12 full of art, fun and friendship. A limited number of scholarships are available.


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

230 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 269-1219


Build your portfolio, earn extra credit and make art! Five week program including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, media art and public art aimed at developing students’ creativity and art


making skills. Programs is restarting after a hiatus due to construction. Merit and Need-based scholarships available.


Semester at Sea

230 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 269-1219


Five week program including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, media art and public art aimed at developing students’ creativity and art making skills.


School of Visual Arts Pre-college Program 209 East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010 (212) 592-2050


The Pre-college Programs at SVA are designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, develop a portfolio and learn more about a particular art field such as design, fine arts, filmmaking and more! Merit scholarships available for tuition only.


Skidmore College Pre-College Program 815 North Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 580-5599


Designed for highly motivated and talented high schools students who wish to engage in college-level study in the liberal and studio arts with distinguished Skidmore faculty. Five week programs. Limited financial aid is awarded merit and need-based.


SMASH Academy

(Level Playing Field Institute)


The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), is a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer STEM enrichment program for underrepresented high school students of color, which provides access to rigorous coursework, college preparation, and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. In the Bay Area, this camp is offered at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Scholarships available.


Smith College

Summer Science and Engineering Program Clark Hall

Northhampton, MA 01063


The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in the fall are eligible to apply for the summer program. Also available writing camp and one-week college application workshops.



Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program PO Box 37012, MRC 512

Washington, DC 20013

(202) 633-1268


This is a national leadership program for graduating high school seniors gifted in the arts and consists of two components; a one-week all expenses paid seminar at the Smithsonian and a paid internship at a premier museum or cultural organization in local communities across the US. Twenty high school seniors with an interest and commitment to film, design, visual, performing, or literary arts as it pertains to Hispanic culture will be selected. The aim of the program is to cultivate the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts and culture fields through one-on-one interaction with artists, curators, historians, and other museum and arts professionals.


Stanford University

220 Panama Street,

Stanford, CA 94305


Summer Institute for students ages 14-17 in 3-4 week intensive study single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions and interests. Summer College for students 16-19 who may choose from 125 college courses in 30 academic departments and earn undergraduate course credit.


Stanford University

High School Summer College

482 Galvez Street

Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-3109


For high achieving high school students 16 and older (current juniors and seniors). Attend 8 week summer classes earning college credit and explore the sciences, humanities, arts and languages. Choose from a variety of courses such as computer science, Nobel prize-winning writers, foreign languages, US Foreign Policy, experimental video and the Nature of the Universe. Both residential and commuter programs available.



Stanford College of Earth Science

220 Panama Street,

Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 721-2947


At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend 8 weeks in the summer working in different laboratories. The students work on existing research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. They volunteer for 15-30 hours per week during the summer. Honorariums (earnings) may be applied for by students of diverse backgrounds, including low-income.



**Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)




An 8-week summer internship program open to high school juniors and seniors. Hands-on research under guidance of a one-on-one mentor. Choose from immunology, stem cell biology, neurobiology, cardiovascular medicine and cancer biology.



Stanford Jazz Workshop

(650) 736-0324


Choose from Evening summer classes, jazz camp or jazz residency. Provides opportunities to study and play with many of the top artists working in jazz today.



Stanford National Forensic Institute

(650) 723-9086


Offers flexible and unique one, three, and four-week policy debate programs; two and three-week Lincoln Douglas programs; two-week individual events program and a one-week parliamentary debate session.



Stanford University Math Camp (SUMaC)



The goals include bringing mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the US for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits.



Stanford Youth Orchestra

(650) 721-2947


Young musicians from around the world will participate in a 3-week intensive orchestral and academic program within Bing Concert Hall. In addition to intensive orchestral studies, practice, and performance, participants will also attend a range of rigorous interdisciplinary workshops that bring together music, science, technology and culture.


**Stanford Office of Science Outreach


Scroll thru the full list of STEM programs for high school students at Stanford, including some tips for finding your own unpaid internship at Stanford, though many of these tips can be used for any research university. This site also provides a list of other summer STEM programs outside of Stanford.


Student Conservation Association (SCA) National Crews

P.O. Box 550 Charlestown, NH 03603


Ages 15-19. Go to a National park or Forest with a team to spend a month on a conservation assignment. May build trails, shelters, and restore habitats.


Summer Architecture Academy

Department of Architecture

1206 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 Department Office: 210 Lawrence Hall Phone: (541) 346-3656


The University of Oregon Summer Architecture Academy is an intensive four-week experience that offers prospective architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture students a chance to “try on the field for size.”


Suffolk University, Madrid Campus

Calle de la Vina, 3 28003 Madrid, Spain

(34) 915 335 935


Summer program for high school students in Madrid. Learn language and culture of Spain.


Summer Discovery

Pre-college Enrichment Programs 1326 Old Northern Blvd.

Roslyn, NY 11576

(516) 621-3939


For current 10th and 11th graders. Choose from programs at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University and Spain, China and Italy. Receive college credit, take enrichment courses, test prep, community service, driver’s ed, intensive business program, intensive theater program sports and college visits.



**Discovery Internships

Guaranteed internship in top career fields of interest. Gain real work experience and career insight through placement in an internship that aligns with goals, skills and interests. At UCLA, NYU, Boston, and London.


Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

9 West Broad Street Stamford, CT 06902

(866) 303-4744

fax (203) 399-5463


3-week residential summer programs for students ages 9-17. All programs require that evidence of high academic ability and/or achievement be submitted with the application. Choose from residential programs at


Bryn Mawr, Emory, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA University of Chicago, University of Miami, Vassar and Yale. An Individualized approach serving the varied abilities, interests and experiences of each student.


Summer Study Programs 900 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747

(631) 424-1000 Worldwide

(800) 666-2556 Nationwide

(631) 424-0567 Fax


Summer Study’s pre-college summer programs offer unique summer opportunities, which combine stimulating academics with unforgettable sports, recreational, social and/or cultural activities. Summer pre-college programs at held at the Sorbonne, Paris, France; Penn State, Colorado State or Fordham University in New York.


The Summer Science Program (SSP)

Westmont College 955 La Paz Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108


Each summer, academically-gifted high school students study mathematics, physics, astronomy, and programming at the Summer Science Program (SSP). The program is held at two locations: in Boulder, Colorado (at the University of Colorado) and Socorro, New Mexico (on the campus of New Mexico Tech), with 36 students and 8 staff at each campus. Generous financial aid plus airfare for qualified students.


Syracuse Summer College

Summer College

700 University Avenue,

Syracuse, NY 13244-2530


Six week programs include: Architecture, Engineering, Forensic Science, Law & Legal Communication, Liberal Arts, Media Literacy, Popular Culture & Democracy, Public Communications, Writing. Two week programs in Sports Management, Sports Culture, Film, Industrial Design, Recording Study and other topics. Syracuse Summer College is designed for high school students in good academic standing who demonstrate maturity and self-discipline. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school.  Need-based aid offered on a first come, first served basis.


The Student Conservation Association Sophie Louis, Peninsula Program Coordinator Email: SLouis@The

(650) 330-6422


Summer opportunities for youth on the San Francisco Peninsula. Two programs: Summer Community Crew is a 5 week full time position for the summer with one camping trip. A small weekly stipend is paid to student.

SCA Green Life Class is a 4 week educational education and community service program. Learn about “green”


jobs and businesses and how to get them. Classes are held at JobTrain in Menlo Park. SCA also offers additional environmental, leadership and outdoor programs.


Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships

Muskier Discovery (516) 621-3939


Summer Discovery offers more diverse summer offerings than any other organization. They have been operating this program a top college campuses, including UCLA, U Penn, Johns Hopkins, UC Santa Barbara, Georgetown, Emerson, UT Austin, University of Michigan, Emerson College and more for over four decades. 3,4 and 6 week programs in Entertainment, Media and Sports Business, Law, Leadership, Marine Science, Medicine, Social Change, Business and more. Discovery Internships develops 4-week custom summer internships in 25 career fields for students 15 - 18 years old.


Summerfuel (was Academic Study Associates)

375 West Broadway, Suite 200 New York, NY 10012

(212) 796-8340


This program is for students completing 10 – 12 grades. Provide students with an academically challenging and socially exciting environment that will give them an insight into college life and provide the perfect transition from high school to college and beyond. Lots of local sight-seeing interspersed with programs. Choose from pre-college programs at UC Berkeley, Oxford, Harvard, UMass Amherst; College admissions prep at Columbia, Tufts or UC Berkeley; Cultural immersion programs in Europe; or Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford and Yale.


Summer Study Programs 900 Watt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747

(800) 666-2556


Summer enrichment programs and a variety of subjects. Can earn college credits. Also organized sightseeing. Must have completed grades 9-11. Three or five week programs held at Penn State, Fordham University (NYC), University of Colorado Boulder, and The Sorbonne, Paris.


Sustainable Summer Sustainable Learning Inc. 212 S Oxford St. Suite 3A Brooklyn, NY 11217

(646) 504-5046


Environmental leadership programs designed specifically for students, ages 15-18, interested in environmental sustainability, cultural immersion and adventure travel. Summer programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador and The Galapagos. Tuition rates that are among the lowest in the educational travel field, without compromising the quality of the experience.


Tasis Programs in Europe

(202) 965-5800


The Premier Study abroad programs in Europe. Explore Switzerland, England, Spain, or Italy. Ages 6 to 18 years old.


Telluride Association Summer Program (Cornell)

Cornell University 217 West Avenue

Ithaca, NY 14850


Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for highly motivated, academically curious high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Housing, dining, and tuition expenses are covered by Telluride Association and the host institutions. Students pay only the costs of transportation and incidental expenses. Scholarships available for transportation and a small stipend based on need. Applicant nominations are due in mid-January.


TASP also offers Sophomore Seminar (TASS). This program offers thirty-six bright, motivated high school sophomores one of two challenging six-week college-level courses in African American studies and other fields at the Cornell, University of Michigan and Indiana University.


Tufts University

Pre-college Program


Courses and programs for high school students. In intensive, six-week programs and courses, gain the skills and confidence needed to meet the challenges of university study. Programs include: Ethics and global citizenship, summer writing program, health and science honors, bioinformatics sequencing, college courses for seniors.


United States Air Force Academy


Summer seminar located in Colorado Springs, CO. Juniors only. Two sessions. Experience cadet life. Attend workshops. Selective eligibility. Must have at least a 3.0 gpa, PSAT of 58verbal/56math or SAT 580verbal/560math and in good physical condition.


United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Experience Office of Admissions

606 Thayer Road

West Point, NY 10996-1797 (845) 938-4041


Experience life at West Point. A concentrated week of academic, athletic and social experiences at West Point. Must be a high school junior. SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE.


United States Naval Academy

Admissions Office 117 Decatur Road

Annapolis, MD 21402

(410) 293-4361


Program for students completing 11th grade. 3.5 GPA. Three six-day sessions are offered. Students will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy, including the academic program, physical training, and midshipman life.


University of Arizona Honors Summer Academy 1027 East Second Street Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 621-9924


This is an exceptional college prep program for rising seniors and graduating seniors and a few select rising juniors. Take classes with current students and live on campus. Earn six transferable college credits in 5 weeks. This program is sponsored by The Honors College and many of the summer students have become Honor students as undergrads. Need-based scholarships are available.



University of Arizona Biosphere 2 Summer Academy Phone: (520) 838-6192



This is a unique one week educational experience unlike anything else in the world. Student participants will learn and practice science 'under-the-glass', doing hands-on research projects in the Biosphere 2 biomes: tropical rainforest, savanna, ocean, mangrove marsh, and coastal fog desert. Participants will apply scientific skills to conduct experiments and collect data while working side-by-side with Biosphere 2 researchers. The week will culminate with presentations of research findings.



University of Arizona

Steward Observatory Astronomy Camp

933 N. Cherry Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85721-0065


A hands-on exploration camp where students use research telescopes at the observatory site and work with professional astronomers.



UC Berkeley College Prep Camp

Phone: (510) 990-8255



This is an exciting and valuable college search and application workshop for rising high school juniors and seniors. The focus is not just on Cal and UC colleges, all options are explored. The instructional staff consists of UC Berkeley Admissions specialists, high school guidance counselors, AP English instructors and current UC


Berkeley students. Three one-week camps located in Pinecrest, California (Lair of the Bear), just three hours from the Bay Area.



Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)

3639 Tolman Hall

Berkeley, California 94720-1670

(510) 642-8308


A six-week session of challenging and stimulating classes, designed for both acceleration and enrichment. Open to grades 7 -11.



emBARC (UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design)

Summer Design Academy Email:


embARC is an intensive, four-week summer design academy for high school students held at the College of Environmental Design (CED). embARC brings together students from diverse backgrounds to CED to study architecture, urban design, and sustainable city planning through a series of lectures, field trips and a design:build studio. A limited number of scholarships are available to local students.



Lawrence Hall of Science


The Lawrence Hall of Science Teen Internship program is for students entering 9th grade and above. The program provides firsthand work experience, hands-on training, and problem-solving opportunities. The primary focus of our program is to teach teens to communicate science to our visitors. Teens must volunteer at the Hall during the summer to be considered for an internship. Summer volunteeer applications are available on our web site starting in mid February and are due in April.


University of California, Davis Young Scholars Program

  1. Richard Pomeroy

Director, Young Scholars Program (530) 752-0622


The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2014, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school.


University of California, Irvine Summer Programs

University of California, Irvine

P.O. Box 6050, Irvine, CA 92616-6050 Email: (949) 824-5493



Take UC Irvine college courses for credit. Enrollment is competitive and based in part on a short essay, a teacher or counselor recommendation letter, and a transcript of your high school record. No housing is available for this program.


University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television

UCLA Arts Camp in partnership with US Performing Arts (888) 497-3553

(415) 924-6442


Offering 8 unique art institutes in design media, summer dance, world music, string institute and fine arts. Each camp/workshop is taught by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television faculty, and carefully embraces the integration of stage and screen in preparing the well-rounded artist of the next generation. College credit available for some courses.


University of California, Los Angeles Pre-college Summer Institutes


Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience. Most of UCLA’s one or two-week programs offer mandatory or optional housing with full supervision. Most offer 2-4 units of college credit. Listed below are the 2015 precollege programs, click on the link above for more details on each summer camp:


  • DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE (drawing, painting, photography or sculpture)
  • DESIGN MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE (graphic design, web design, audio/video, gaming)


University of California, San Diego Summer Session Office, MC 0179 9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093-0179 (858) 534-5258



Summer Session for grades 11 - 12. 3.3 GPA. Two 5 week sessions. Choose from lower division courses. Live on campus. La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory for grades 10 – 12. Also an online Writing class for grades 9 - 12.University of California,


University of California, Santa Barbara Summer Session

Research Mentorship Program Phone: (805) 893-7053 aId=10251&leftNav=true


RMP is a six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Curriculum includes the sciences and humanities. Students are immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.


University of California, Santa Barbara Pre-College Programs


High school students who are looking to increase their competitiveness when applying to UC’s or other top universities in the nation should enroll in one of these six-week programs. These one academic plus one enrichment or two-course academic programs give students a wide range of course options and opportunities while studying at UC Santa Barbara. A minimum GPA is required for students wishing to enroll in programs with academic classes. Enrichment-only four-week programs are also available.


University of Chicago

Summer High School Program


Accomplished high school students can attend the University of Chicago, one of the top universities in the country. The Summer Programs for High School Students vary in their duration, costs, etc. Typically, programs include: law, history, science, psychology, paleontology and languages. There is also a travel academy. The Program Descriptions the Program Overview provides side-by-side comparison and the Application Overview for an outline of the application process.


University of Michigan

Summer High School Program


Accomplished high school students can attend the University of Chicago, one of the top universities in the country. The Summer Programs for High School Students vary in their duration, costs, etc. Typically, programs include: law, history, science, psychology, paleontology and languages. There is also a travel academy. The Program Descriptions the Program Overview provides side-by-side comparison and the Application Overview for an outline of the application process.


University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Summer Intensives for High School Students


UNCSA Summer Intensives offer non-credit immersion in several arts areas: Animation, Dance, Drama, Filmmaking (beginner and advanced tracks), music, visual arts and stage combat (armed and unarmed), for students ready for a challenge. All programs are open to both residential students and commuters (day students).


University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs 307 Brownson Hall

Notre Dame, IL 46556 (574) 631-0990


Summer Scholars is a two-week program that introduces students to college-level work in fields ranging from liberal arts to the sciences and business. For rising juniors and seniors. Leadership seminars is a 10 day all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills. For rising high school seniors only.


University of Pennsylvania

Penn Summer High School Programs


Summer High School Programs are built around courses taught by Penn faculty, scholars, and distinguished outside experts. With small class sizes you can be sure to get the individualized attention you deserve. Three- week academies include: biomedical research, physics research, chemistry research and social justice. The six- week Pre-college programs offer courses with Univ. of Penn undergraduates for high school rising juniors and seniors. Pre-college programs also include academically based extracurricular activities such as SAT preparation workshops, a college writing series, and presentations about college admission. No out-of-state financial aid.


University of Rochester Rochester Scholars

Office of Pre-College Programs 116 Wallis Hall

Rochester, NY 14627-0034



Variety of one to three-week course offerings in a college residential environment.


University of Southern California: Summer at USC

3415 S. Figueroa St. Suite 107 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0874 (213) 740-5679



USC Summer Programs offers 2 and 4 week summer course options. Courses offered in Architecture, Performing Arts, Business, Pre-Law, Engineering & IT, Science and Pre-health, Global Studies, Visual Arts, Journalism and Writing.


US Performing Arts Camps

100 Meadowcreek Drive, Suite 102


Corte Madera, CA 94925 (888) 497-3553


Supporting budding performing artists at a variety of campuses across the country. Workshops to assist in the advancement of a craft as well as preparing students for the college audition process. Workshops in Acting, Dance, Auditions, Playwriting/Screenwriting, Musical Theater, Digital Filmaking, Animation, Design and Sitcom Writing/Production. College credit is available at some locations. Workshops held at Amherst, Barnard, Chelsea Studios, NYC, Georgetown, Oberlin, Pepperdine, Stanford, Texas Christian University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UCLA.


United World College Costa Rica Allison Bates, Outreach Coordinator 1-506-2282-5609 ext. 130



Outreach is an extension of UWC Costa Rica that aims to share our mission of “developing socially responsible youth, who through their leadership, actions and personal example, contribute to the development of their communities”. Programs are for local and international visitors. Short Courses during the months of June, July and August: Geared Up!: University Counseling & Culture in Costa Rica & Leaders for Change & How to Become a Social Entrepreneur Before You’re 20


Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Peabody #506

230 Appleton Place

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 322-8261


Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth seeks to identify and aid academically talented youth from diverse educational, racial, and economic backgrounds by providing academic enrichment and challenge, while fostering balance and healthfulness in their lives. One, two or three week sessions. Grades 8 – 11. Limited need-based financial aid is available.


Visions Service Adventures 321 East Babcock Street Bozeman, Montana 59715

(800) 813-9283


Age 14 - 18. Community service work and cross cultural learning & outdoor explorations. Destinations in the US, Montana and Mississipi, and abroad. Spanish and French programs require two years language study. Program length is 3 – 5 weeks. Live with 25 students and 6 staff members, not homestays.


Walking Tree Travel

PO Box 18636

Denver Colorado 80218 USA


Programs focus on Service Adventures, Photography Expeditions, Culture Quests, and Conservation Expeditions in countries around the world. Participants will complete 30-90 hours of community service. Can involve language learning through home stay.


Wasatch Academy Summer Adventures 120 S 100 W

Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 (435) 462-1400


Choose from two summer adventures. A six week summer experience earning up to three semester credits or the Summer Dash, a two week non-academic review strengthening core knowledge in up to three academic subjects. Many courses and electives to choose from. Weekend outdoor adventures including backpacking, camping, hiking and whitewater rafting.


Washington & Lee University

Summer Scholars Program or Global Scholars Program 218 West Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 458-8727


Seniors only. Experience college life through rigorous college level courses, intramural activities and field trips. Also have global scholars program with coursework and experiences in the international relations area.


Washington University in Saint Louis

High School Summer Experiences & Scholars Program

Campus Box 1145, January Hall Room 100

One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899


Prepare for college success with Washington University’s Summer Scholars Program. This five-week program offers many undergraduate options. The Summer Institutes program includes traditional class and lab environment with field trips. Institutes include: Ancient Discovery, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Global Leadership, Writing, Young Leaders, Some programs open to 9-12th grade. Partial scholarships for demonstrated need.



Washington University in Saint Louis Architecture Discovery Program


Students passionate about art or architecture and have considered a career as an architect, artist or designer should consider this rigorous 2- week program. Students will develop skills that are fundamental to these fields while producing work in a studio and will learn how to document and develop a portfolio.



**The Washington Workshops Foundation

3222 N Street N.W., Suite 340

Washington, D.C. 20007

(800) 368-5688


Three or six week internship programs for students interested in government and politics. Intern assignment is in a Capitol Hill office and corresponds to the applicant’s Congressional district or state. Can also choose a placement in the Hall of State, non-profit organizations and political campaign offices.



The College of William and Mary

Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 221-7652


Offering two 3-week sessions to high school Juniors and Seniors. An in-depth study of Early American History while earning four hours of college credit. Studies will include the use of historic places, structures, archaeology sites, and museums.


Where There Be Dragons

3200 Carbon Place, #102

Boulder, CO 80301

(800) 982-9203


Cross-cultural, language immersion, international opportunities for travel worldwide. China, Southeast Asia, Nepal, Himalayas, Latin America, Africa, Middle East.


Wolfeboro Camp School 93 Camp School Road Wolfeboro, NH 03894

(603) 569-3451


A summer boarding school designed to maximize the opportunity for each student to achieve his or her individual goals and live the life of a successful student for six weeks. Can choose from enrichment or academic programs and earn high school credit.


World Horizons International

P.O. Box 662

Bethlehem, CT 06751-0662

(800) 262-5874


Summer programs with a purpose! Main focus is on doing community service, cultural immersion and language immersion. Two or four week trips to various locations around the world. Animal care and environmental programs too.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summer Programs

Bartlett Center

100 Institute Road

Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 831-5286


WPI offers 4 summer programs. WPI Frontiers is an on-campus, residential, research and learning experience in science, math and engineering. Must be an incoming junior or senior. WPI Launch is designed for students entering their freshman and sophomore years with workshops in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Game Development or Robotics. WPI Strive is a one week, residential program for African American, Latino and American Indian students focusing on engineering, math and science. Must be entering their junior or senior years. WPI Wunders is for young women entering all high school grade levels and interested in math and science.


Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars Program Office of International Affairs

393 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511


Sophomore and Junior students learn to recognize and understand some of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century, strategize responses, and innovate solutions, gaining valuable leadership skills. This program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political, science, law, economics, international affairs, public health and environmental science. The program is very selective, 48% of the scholars were from outside the U.S. Need- based aid is available.


Yosemite Field Research NatureBridge at Yosemite PO Box 487

Yosemite, CA 95389

(209) 379-9511 x33


Offers quality two-week educational and wilderness programs in Yosemite National Park for students entering 11th and 12th grade. Summer field research can earn college credit through ecological research projects in collaboration with National Park scientists. Wilderness backpacking programs offer an in-depth wilderness experience. One year of high school biology required. There are scholarships available for students with limited financial means.


Youth for Understanding (YFU)

National Office

6400 Goldsboro Road Suite 100

Bethesda, MD 20817



YFU prepares young people for their responsibilities and opportunities in a changing, interdependent world. - Summer study abroad opportunities. Merit scholarships offered for early applicants. Also, opportunities to host an exchange student.