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Summer Programs

The following information has been provided by Lynbrook High School




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Abbey Road Global Studies and Strategy for Young Leaders, Activists, and Entrepreneurs


2-week session

Leaders without Borders: Strategic Approaches to Global Issues

Global Studies & Strategy for Young Leaders, Activists & Entrepreneurs

Held at Stanford. Each day focuses on a new and exciting global issue: You will examine the state of international relations and global politics, learn the fundamental issues affecting tomorrow’s international businesses and entrepreneurs and address challenges to national security and environmental stability brought about by globalization and global climate change. For young leaders and activists interested in developing global perspective on international business, politics, government, or the environment, this is the perfect summer program.

Academic Connections at UCSD Rolling 3 week sessions The UC San Diego Academic Connections pre-college program connects high achieving high school students with college subject matter courses led by graduate students in a wide array of academic disciplines, renown UCSD faculty researchers and subject matter experts in the field.
Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)  mid-Feb. 6 weeks UC Berkeley's ATDP offers exciting summer courses for highly motivated scholars. Since 1982, students have come to the UC Berkeley campus to pursue computer programming, law, biotechnology, architecture, and much more. Our Secondary Division program provides both accelerated and enrichment courses for students completing Grades 7 through 11 and is held for six weeks at the UC Berkeley campus. Applications open in January and financial aid is available.

Acme Entrepreneur


Six Saturdays

Entrepreneurship is the development of a business from the ground up — coming up with an idea and turning it into a profitable business.  California, especially Silicon Valley, is famous for its entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial spirit, but how can you get started? The Acme Entrepreneur summer program can help you learn many required skills like the corporate structure, leadership, market sizing, technology, marketing and sales, financing, and legal basis to start working towards your own business.  No prior business background is required to start learning. Held at Stanford or nearby.

Actuarial Science Summer Program


1-week sessions

For rising seniors. In Pennsylvania. Students can apply for a $300 scholarship. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help manage risk, so it's a great career for students who are strong mathematically but who are not necessarily interested in teaching. It's also great for students who like business and have good math aptitude.

University of Alabama Early College    4 or10 weeks The University of Alabama created UA Early College to give motivated high school students a chance to get ahead and begin their college career earlier. With UA Early College, you get ahead with college courses from a top-50 research university, while you are still in high school. You are surrounded by a support network whether you take courses online or on campus. Peer coaches are full-time UA students who mentor and guide you in the transition to college study. Your classes are taught by student-centered UA faculty.
American Public Transportation Association February 17, 2017

5 days

FREE if selected

For current 10 & 11 grade students. Join fellow students from across North America this summer in Washington, DC to learn how public transportation shapes communities, advances education and promotes a sustainable environment. With this all-expenses-paid opportunity, you will:

• Experience five days in the nation’s capital

• Meet lawmakers and congressional leaders

• Discover the wide range of exciting career paths within the public transit industry

• Learn how public transportation is helping shape a brighter future 

Youth Summit J u n e 1 9 - 2 3 , 2 0 17 • Wash i n gt o n , D C

To apply for this exciting opportunity, go to

Arizona State Summer Health Institute

April 1

1 week

For students who are currently in the 11th grade that have indicated an interest in health/health care and ASU. The SHI website, video, and application can be found here.

Cost: FREE, except for travel expenses.  All costs associated with the 2016 Summer Health Institute have been generously underwritten by Arizona Central Credit Union.

Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Feb. 25

June 13- Aug 3 

40 hours per week.

Stipend (they pay YOU!): $1500

For rising juniors and seniors [All applicants must have reached their 17th birthday by June 1, 2017. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.] US citizen or permanent resident.

The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. Through this internship students receive hands-on experience in the fields of rheumatology and immunology, with a focus on arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Interns participate in either basic laboratory (bench) research or clinical translational/epidemiological (patient outcomes oriented) research. 

All qualifying applicants will be considered for internships at both locations. While every effort will be made to accommodate applicant preferences, all internship assignments are final.

Babson Summer Program

Mar 1

4-week session

For current 10th & 11th grade students.The Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience is for high-achieving students to study at a top-ranked business school. Summer Study provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship.Students will work in a team to develop a new venture idea and gain experience applying entrepreneurship as a problem-solving tool for creating social and economic value.

Bank of America Student Leaders end of Jan 8 weeks Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.
Barnard Summer Program in NYC


Rolling Admission

1-week to 4-week sessions

For current 10th & 11th grade girls. Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration.

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth


2-week sessions

Offered by Haas Business School at UC Berkeley. Berkeley Business Academy for Youth high school program offers two two-week summer sessions; Entrepreneurship and Case Study/Critical Thinking. Students study concepts and terminology found in business, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, business plans, organization, and case study. The format includes lectures, discussions, research, case analyses, teamwork and presentations, and includes 3-4 hours of instruction, five days per week. Must stay on campus.

UC Berkeley Science Experience   2-week session SciTech is administered and delivered by the College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute at UC Berkeley and it is led by globally recognized faculty. As a participating student in SciTech, you will enhance your understanding of the problems facing the world, learn about the relevance of science and technology in addressing such problems, and be inspired to pursue careers in science and technology that will ensure your contribution to positively impact the world. For grades 9-12.

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry -

Summer Youth Intensive Program (SYIP)


9 months remote coaching plus 4-week internship

The program entails 9-months of remote coaching from an assigned mentor in a faculty research group and a 4-week onsite internship in the assigned faculty research group is now accepting applications. Remote coaching will begin October 2016 and the 4-week internship will occur from June 25 to July 22, 2017.

SYIP is designed for the most accomplished high school students who are passionate about learning and doing scientific research in chemistry, biochemical engineering, material science, or related fields, and who are focused on maximizing their future success in college.

Berkeley Pre-Collegiate Program


Apply February to early June

6-8 week session

Summer courses for rising juniors and seniors.You will find courses to meet and challenge your desire to learn. This is commuter program.

Biz Kid Edu   2-week session Test your entrepreneurial spirit at our summer entrepreneur program at UCLA. Whether you have a great app idea, a new service to provide your community or a social cause you want to promote to the world, our staff will help you bring it to life.

BlueStamp Engineering

Mid-March and then rolling

6-week session

Hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects. Available in 5 cities. This program runs four hours a day, five days a week starting in mid June and ends in early August (dates vary by location). BlueStamp also invites guest speakers from various engineering fields and start-up entrepreneurs to provide inspiration for a career in technology.

Boston University Academy of Media Production

Rolling until late April

4-week session

AMP is designed for bright and creative rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are eager to develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills. In this life-changing, four-week summer experience, AMP students will: learn from expert hands-on instruction; create videos, webcasts, multi-camera productions and more; discover educational and professional opportunities; live on campus in Boston and get a sense of college life.

Boston University Investigative Reporting Workshop


2-week sessions

For grades 9-12. Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! Our award-winning faculty will help ensure that each student will be taught at a high level, and learn new and valuable skills at this summer high school journalism program.

Boston University Academic Immersion


3-week session

Focus intensively on a single academic topic while experiencing life on a college campus. AIM is a residential program for rising juniors and seniors.

Boston University Research in Science & Engineering (RISE)

March 1

6-week session

For juniors only. Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, BU RISE students work on a research project designed by their professor for forty hours each week of the program. You will perform research in your chosen discipline while acquiring invaluable technical and analytical skills as well as insight into the scientific process. We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.RISE provides two research tracks: Research Internship and Research Practicum.

Brown University Pre-College Programs


1 to 4-week sessions

For grades 6-12. Multiple one to seven week programs offered at the Brown campus, overseas, or online. Some offer college credit.


Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL)


2-week sessions

BELL students live and learn on location, and address the challenges of global and local environmental issues in a hands-on learning environment. Field research, discussions, site visits, and debates are a few of the ways students learn together and develop socially responsible leadership skills they can apply to create change in their home communities.

Brown Leadership Institute


2-week sessions

This unique program combines the development of socially responsible leadership with focused study on academic topics such as health, global development, social entrepreneurship, public policy, and medicine. Students integrate their learning through course work, leadership workshops on leadership styles, public speaking, and active listening, and the development of an Action Plan project related to their school or home community.



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California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)


Early February

4-week residential sessions

For students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz.

Canary Center at Stanford Internship Program

Mid-February 10-week session

The Canary Center at Stanford is a research center dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of our efforts to train the next generation of scientists, we offer a paid and unpaid summer internship program.  Each participant will be matched with a faculty, postdoctoral scholar, or senior scientist mentor who will help them craft a research project. The successful applicant can expect to work in a dynamic lab environment on challenging projects that involve a broad range of research techniques. Eligible interns must be 16+ years old at the start of the internship and either full-time high school or undergraduate students.

Carleton College Summer Academic Programs

Feb - early round; May

1-3 week sessions

Application deadline if you want to be considered for a scholarship is in March. Classes taught by Carleton faculty on a variety of subjects. Students choose from six programs: Writing Program, Language and Global Issues, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, Computer Science and Humanities.

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

April 1

3 & 6 week sessions

For current 10 & 11 grade students. Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy. "Our Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh."

Catapult, a start-up incubator Rolling spring and summer programs

Catapult is a startup incubator for the world's most promising high school entrepreneurs. We believe every student, idea, and startup has the possibility to do great things. To shape culture, disrupt business, and inspire change. We exist to propel that possibility. The Summer 2017 Incubator spans from June to August and includes 3 in-person weekend sessions in Chicago, Silicon Valley, and New York City.

Chapman University - High School Workshop in Experimental Economics   1 week

This is a free program. The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) has generously sponsored summer workshops for visiting graduate students, undergraduates and local high school students since its incorporation in 1997. Recently, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation joined IFREE in sponsoring the high school student workshops. These workshops introduce students to Experimental Economics, attract potential economics majors and identify promising individuals for internships and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships.


University of Chicago Summer Session May 1 3-4 week sessions UChicago Immersion, Stones and Bones, Research in the Biological Sciences, and Traveling Academy are a carefully curated selection of programs whose courses are open only to high school students. These intensive 3 or 4-week courses are taught at the college level and kept small, offering both experiential and UChicago seminar-style learning. New for 2016, high school students have the unique opportunity to tackle big problems and fundamental questions in the University's unique interdisciplinary style, while gaining rigorous training in critical thinking, reading, writing, and discussion skills, in the UChicago Arts and Sciences Summer programs, either on campus in Chicago or in Asia, at the University of Chicago Centers in Beijing and Bangalore.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs


2,4 & 5-week programs

Residential programs in a range of topics.  

Clark Scholar Program Early February 7-week program The Clark Scholar Program is an intensive seven week summer research program for highly qualified high school juniors and seniors. The program will provide room and board costs during the seven weeks. We are looking for excellence reflected through academic high-achievement and a broad respect and interest in the betterment of humankind. The program supports research activities in all disciplines that are available at Texas Tech University.

The College of William & Mary



Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. For high school 10-12. This fast-paced, in-depth and immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region.

Columbia University Summer Programs for High School Students

February - March

3 week sessions

For grades 9-12.  Many curricular options to choose from. The program combines academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support. Participants elect one curricular option per session, either in the Junior-Senior Division or the Freshman-Sophomore Division. Each curricular option comprises a variety of related components that provide an in-depth examination of a particular subject.

Concordia University Teen 
Entrepreneur Academy
Rolling 1-week sessions Established in 2011, the Teen Entrepreneur Academy (TEA) is a hands-on, learn-by-doing, one-week residential business entrepreneurship start-up summer camp for high school students. It is held annually in July at Concordia University in Irvine, California, USA. 

Cornell University Curie Academy


1-week session

For girls who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering.

Cornell University Summer College


March & April deadlines.

3 & 6-week sessions

Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Business, College Success, Debate, Engineering, Hotel Management, Law, Leadership, Literature, Medicine, Psychology, Research, Social Change, Pre-Veterinary.

The Cooper Union Summer Writing Program


3-week session

Three-week course prepare students for college-level reading and writing. Offered on campus and online. Limited to current 11 & 12 students.  No housing provided.




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UC Davis Young Scholars Program  



6-week session

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. For current 10 & 11 grade students. Work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work.


University of Delaware TIDE Program Priority Deadline is March 20, then rolling admissions.  

The Summer TIDE Program is a 13-day instructional camp for high school students. This summer program focuses on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay. Camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions to the Delaware Bay for sampling and exploration. Students will spend time at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's campuses in Newark and Lewes, Delaware.

Students Eligible: Current 9, 10, and 11 grade students

Drexel University Summer Institutes


Multiple sessions

Programs (held in Philadelphia) include Summer Music Technology, Material Camp, The Drexel Computing Academy.

At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students learn in classrooms ranging from a state-of-the-art recording studio to a securities trading lab to a designer boutique to a salt marsh. In other words, this is a different kind of school, and a different kind of summer vacation. Summer Institutes programs are led by Drexel University professors.

Duke University Summer Academy for Grades 9-12


3-week session

Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to become a successful global citizen and improve your leadership skills.

Duke University Summer College (Grades 10-11)


4-week session

Earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.  Program is designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive for collegiate success.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Summer Precollege Rolling admission; Early bird discount before March 1 6-day sessions For students ages 14-18 with interest in Flight, STEM, Engineering, and Global Security. Held at the Prescott, Arizona campus. 

Experience America The Game Experience


3-week session

Held at University of Washington in Seattle. Learn the fundamentals of video game design from a team of industry professionals; get behind-the-scenes access to some of the most exciting game studios in the world; and connect with other students from around the world interested in game development.

Foothill College STEM Summer Camp at the Science Learning Institute rolling 5 one-week sessions The STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College is a program for high school and middle school students who are looking to strengthen and expand their scientific knowledge and have fun!!! A variety of science and engineering concepts will be introduced through hands-on experiments.

Garcia MRSEC



6-week session

The Research Scholar Program for High School Students offers the opportunity for high school teachers and students to perform research on the forefronts of polymer science and technology together with GARCIA faculty and staff.  Must have a GPA of 3.8 or higher and be 16 by July 4. Located at Stony Brook University in New York.

GeneCamp at Stanford Early March




4-week session

Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health.

GeneCamp offers an opportunity to: Learn more about the science of genomics at one of the premier universities of the world; Hear from some of the renowned scientists in the field; Attend seminars; Work closely with mentors who are passionate about science and impacting health care; Get a better sense of a career in genomics; There is no charge to participate.

Eligibility Requirements: High school students who are over 15 for computational opportunities or over 16 for wet lab opportunities.

GeneLab for High School Students March 3 weeks GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) is a three-week intensive training program for rising high school juniors and seniors held at NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA). It provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in space life sciences with a specific focus on omics-based bioinformatics research, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes, and computational biology. This application is available by nomination only - each high school can select only 2 nominees. Please visit the C&CC if you wish to be considered for nomination. 

Summer at Georgetown


Rolling Admission


1-3 week sessions

A wide variety of summer programs (such as international relations, international law, national security, leadership, creative writing, journalism, politics, sports management and medicine) for current 9th-11th grade students.

George Washington University Pre-college Program

Rolling; Scholarship Deadline: March 1  

3-6 week sessions

College Intensive program for rising juniors/seniors in a variety of academic subjects. Students earn college credits. A 6-week online course also available.

George Washington University Summer Immersion

Rolling; Scholarship Deadline: May1


2-week sessions

Non-credit program for rising Grades 10-12 on various topics including business and criminology.

Girls Who Code

February/First of March

7-week session

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in

robotics, web design, and mobile  development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

Global Scholar


2-week session

An intensive global leadership program held at American University in Washington, D.C. Through meetings with foreign policy experts, workshops in leadership and communications, and drafting a real project or campaign to launch in their community, Global Scholars gain a rare and powerful set of skills that enables them to succeed in school, and in life.

Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine at Brandeis University


1-week session

Admitted students can expect an intense academic experience, meaningful interaction with faculty, and access to outstanding speakers. Last year, delegates visited top medical schools, research institutes, and hospitals and were able to interact with some of the most accomplished leaders in the field of medicine.

GoGo Girls Entrepreneurship Program   6-week session GoGirls is a summer entrepreneurship program for young women in Boston. Students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, create their own business plans, and execute a joint business venture with all program participants.
Great Books Summer Program Rolling 1,2,3, or 4 week sessions The Senior Program provides bright students from all around the world the opportunity to hone their critical and analytical thinking skills and intellectual risk-taking. Advanced reading selections, Formal Discussion Groups, and seminars led by experienced collegiate faculty help lead students to their own best thinking. Programs at Oxford, Amherst, Stanford, and Trinity College in Dublin




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Hack Camp Rolling 2-week sessions

Hack Club just launched their summer program in downtown San Francisco. It's targeted towards complete beginners and we'll be covering the fundamentals of web development (i.e. building websites and web games).

For more information, please visit or contact Selynna Sun at

Harvard Summer School

Early May

2 & 7-week sessions

Pre-College Program:  A 2-week residential experience featuring noncredit courses

Secondary School Program:  College courses for credit in a 7-week session

High School Research Apprenticeship Program Feb 28, 2017 10 weeks The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) provides high school students with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Through these commuter programs students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.

Hollins University Summer Programs


1-week sessions

A residential program for girls.  Located in Virginia.

Hollins Theatre Institute explores acting, music theatre, improv, and theatre technology.

Riders Who Are Going Places camp teaches students about hunter/jumper riding and caring for horses.

Taking Joy In The Art of Creative Writing camp helps students develop their fictions, poetry and personal narratives.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)

May 1

1-week sessions

Multiple engineering or math/science summer programs.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Media Summer Program


1-week sessions

Imagination U is a five-day residential program. The program teaches students how to use their natural creativity as a marketing skill in self-branding and the business world. Media Entrepreneurship Camp is a six-day residential camp for rising sophomore through seniors interested in media and entrepreneurship. 360 Degree Sports will offer different seminars in sports media, including public relations, broadcast journalism, advertising, photography, and more.

UC Irvine High School Summer Institute in Law Program   1-week session For current 10 & 11 grade students with a possible interest in law.

University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management; Hospitality Industry Summer Camp
Rolling 3-day sessions

Students who attend these three-day experiential camps, which are held every June, learn about the hospitality industry firsthand by touring some of Houston's top hospitality destinations. They meet with leading industry executives to learn more about the variety of career possibilities in hospitality, prepare gourmet meals with our hotel's executive chef and take classes. Prospective students learn more about the College and university life by interacting with Hilton College students and touring the campus. They also stay in Cougar Village, one of the University’s dormitories.

Cost is $275 (2016) per student, and scholarships are available for students on a free- or reduced-lunch program. Camps are limited to 25 students.

UC Irvine Summer Premed Program February 2-week sessions The Summer Premed Program is a two-week program dedicated to fostering the interest of high school students toward careers in medicine. This program combines didactic lectures given by distinguished UC Irvine faculty members and hands-on workshops to provide a first-rate exposure to the medical field. All activities are geared toward an “insider’s look” at being a medical student.
The Jackson Laboratory (SSP) Early February; admission is competitive, and students of all backgrounds are selected. All students receive a large stipend  for the 10-week program, including room and board at Highseas or Avon Old Farms.  The cost of round-trip travel between the student's home and the Laboratory is also provided. 

A program designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research.

Under the guidance of a mentor, students integrate into an ongoing research program, develop an independent project, implement their plan, analyze the data and report their results. At the end of the summer, students present their findings to researchers, peers and parents.

The Summer Student Program is available at The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine) and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (Farmington, Conn.). 

Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation Rolling 4 to 5 weeks Engineering Innovation is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop

March 1

2-week sessions

A creative writing adventure for students aged 16-18. For intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing. Our goal is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers.

Landmark College Summer Learning Opportunities Rolling 1-5 week sessions Landmark College is dedicated to students who learn differently.  A variety of summer workshops (most in Vermont, one at UC Berkeley) offer students the chance to learn to cope with learning difficulties and/or autism spectrum disorders, so that they are better prepared for college.

UCLA Engineering Tech Camp

Applications open in December;

Online priority application closes early Feb.

4-week session

This summer day-camp exposes rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to the creative nature of engineering through project-based activities and team challenges. Campers will experience working in HSSEAS’ state of the art Creativity Center along-side hand selected UCLA engineering student mentors under the direction of UCLA faculty and program staff.

UCLA High School Summer Research Program Applications open in December; Early Admission Deadline: February 1 8-week program

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) in conjunction with the Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program offers an eight-week summer program where it encourages all of its high school participants to consider a future in engineering. We offer research opportunities in all areas of Engineering and partner our students with a UCLA Engineering Professor and a graduate team (daily lab supervisors). Students conduct their research on the UCLA campus in UCLA Engineering Labs and Facilities. Individual research or a group project will be assigned to the students for the eight-week program.

UCLA Game Lab Registration opens in Feb. 2 weeks

In the Game Lab’s Summer Institute Program, high school students have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills required to create games and game art that express a personal and subjective approach to game making.

This two week program offers a unique blend of artistic vision with technological expertise, introducing students to the field of gaming and walking them through the essentials of making a playable game.

Loyola Marymount University Pre-College Programs April 30 2-week sessions Non-credit classes that give students an opportunity to explore new interests while getting a sneak-peak at college life. Screenwriting, Environmental Science, Politics 

Marist College (NY) Summer Pre-College Program


2-week sessions

Two week sessions at your choice of their New York campus or Florence, Italy. Many choices including fashion, business, and game design.

Miami University of Ohio

May 1


2-week sessions

Miami is a “Hidden Public Ivy School”. For current 10th or 11th grade students. This program has a lower cost than many similar programs. Participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest. Learn alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. Reside in a "living-learning" community with other Summer Scholars participants and get a real preview of college life — live in a residence hall, eat in our award-winning dining halls, and enjoy campus facilities such as our Recreational Sports Center and Goggin Ice Center. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic program. The University is pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program to academically-talented students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the program.

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

Dec 1

Mar 1

Apr 25

3-week session For current 10th and 11th grade students.  Earn college credit and choose from 16 academic tracks.
Michigan State University High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP) Mid-March 7-week session HSHSP seeks to provide students from across the U.S. who are entering 12th grade with the opportunity to engage in intensive research work over a seven-week period and to interact with peers who come from diverse backgrounds but who share a love of science and/or mathematics.

Middlebury Language Academy

Rolling Admission

4-week session

Summer language full immersion program in Chinese, Spanish, German, French or Arabic. Multiple US locations and Beijing, Quebec and Spain.

MIT Launch

December & February


4-week sessions

MIT Launch is a residential summer program during which students have the opportunity to experience a demanding academic atmosphere through designing and launching a business. The business and leadership skills taught are applicable beyond just the challenges of starting a company, and are aimed at increasing student effectiveness as students prepare for future careers. Available for current grades 9-11. Taught on MIT campus.






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NASA Internships,




8 weeks

NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion.

National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) Pre-College Program in Early American History Mid-April 3-week sessions A joint project of the College of William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation accepts current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students for an exciting, in-depth study in early American history.  

National Young Leaders Programs


6-10 days

A variety of seminars and forums on a range of topics in different locations.

New England Center for Investigative Reporting   11-day sessions Learn journalism from investigative professionals.  Located at Boston University. For grades 9 and up. 

NYU High School Academy


1 - 3 week sessions

Professionally oriented intensive programs of study allow you to explore career options.

New York University Precollege


6-week session

NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. This academically rigorous program places high school students in six-week, intensive, college-level courses with current college students and allows them to gain academic credit, which may be applied to a future degree.

Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University


1-week session

Eight day journalism camp for current 9-11 grade students. Previous journalism experience is not required.

Northeastern University Summer Programs


2 - 6 week programs

Summer Seminars in Boston on a wide variety of topics. Some online courses.

Northwestern College Prep Summer


3-8 week courses

Residential program for rising juniors and seniors. Take college courses or an intensive seminar on a variety of topics.

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars



10 day

Leadership Seminars are a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers.  For current 11 graders.

University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars Program


2-week session

For current 10 & 11 grade students. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business.

Oberlin Foresight Prep


2-week sessions

The program equips the next generation of sustainability-focused leaders with the skills, knowledge and relationships to ensure success. Students meet inspiring professionals from business, government and the nonprofit sector (15 per course, on average), and develop their own innovative project ideas in one of six urgent topics.
Transformative, hands-on college preparatory seminars designed to empower highly motivated high school students concerned about sustainability, social equality and environment.

Phillips Exeter Academy


5-week session

For 9-11 grade students.  A five week summer experience of academic study, athletics, and exploration in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Pioneer Research Program Rolling after participation in online info session.



On-going research project; online

The Pioneer Research Program offers undergraduate-level research opportunities with top U.S. college and university professors to talented, intellectually motivated high school students from around the world. Pioneer Scholars select an independent research topic from within the 22 areas offered and are mentored by a professor who is an expert in that area to develop a unique, often cutting-edge, college-level research paper. In addition to receiving college credit for their work, Pioneer Scholars obtain an evaluation from their professor mentor that attests to their ability to succeed at the most selective colleges and universities. All research and collaboration with Pioneer’s professor mentors are conducted virtually through video-enabled interaction, and can be scheduled according to the student’s free time.

Examples of professors and Pioneer Scholars speaking about their experiences in the program can be seen here. Learn more about Pioneer’s upcoming summer term through one of our weekly online information sessions, which are held every Saturday. RSVP here.

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)   6 weeks PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.  Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty. Very Selective.

Rensselaer PREFACE Program  


2-week session

A two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

Research Science Institute at MIT Mid-January

6-week session

Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research. For current juniors.

Ringling College of Art & Design PreCollege


4-week session

Classes in the arts fields (including business of art & design) for college credit. Must be currently enrolled in 10-12th grades.

University of Rochester Pre-College Programs  


1-3 week sessions

At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they’re interested in. With Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom. For over twenty-five years, these programs have welcomed students from around the globe to explore the University and its resources to broaden their educational experience, sharpen academic skills, and help them learn more about who—not just what—they want to be. Classes are taught by University faculty and graduate students and top local educators who have demonstrated their enthusiastic commitment to cultivating the minds of young students. With small class sizes, instructors mentor each student and give valuable insights into the theories, technologies, and principles of their field.

The Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)

Early January




7-week session

The SSRP provides high school students with a unique and personalized opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientists at one of the world's premier biomedical research facilities.  Please be aware that the review process is extensive. This is due to the nature of the program: each student is individually matched with a volunteer scientist-mentor. A match is determined by a number of criteria, including the personal goals of the student, the needs of the laboratory, and the availability of volunteer scientist-mentors. Consequently, acceptance into the program is based on a high score during the application review and on a successful match with a scientist-mentor. Eligibility: To be eligible for SSRP participation, students must be enrolled in a high school and must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program.  No exceptions.

Rose-Hulman Operation Catapult


2-week sessions

For current juniors. Peek into the realms of engineering and applied science through project work - projects you develop yourself, along with your team.

Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research

Rolling Admission

2-week sessions

We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Two week sessions at UC Berkeley and UCSD.  

Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy


1-week session

Introduction to aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, forensic, and mechanical engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips.  For students age 16-18 who have completed pre-calculus and physics.



Due Date

Program Length


Santa Barbara (UCSB) Research Mentorship Program


6-week session

For current 10th and 11th grade students. A six-week residential research program at UCSB that also gives 8 units of college credits. Students work with mentors doing hands-on research with choices from many disciplines. (Not just science.) Minimum 3.8 GPA weighted in UC a-g requirements. Scholarships are available.  Applications open in December.

Santa Barbara (UCSB) Science & Engineering Research Academy (SERA) Mid-March 4-week session 

Must currently be a high school student in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade. Minimum 3.6 GPA weighted in UC a-g requirements. Scholarships are available.Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field.  Applications open in December.

Santa Clara University Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs)

Late January

Over the course of three Saturdays in the spring

The SEEDs program provides Bay Area high school students with a unique opportunity to explore engineering topics during April. Selected participants come to Santa Clara University and participate in workshops spanning the following engineering disciplines: Bio, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical and Web Design. There is no cost to participate in this program outside of transportation to and from the university, and lunch will be provided. For current 10th and 11th grade students.

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)

Early March

1-week sessions

Five-day experience offering specially designed workshops taught by SCU engineering faculty. The SES program also provides students with a taste of university life, as they stay in university residence halls for the duration of the program, eat meals on campus and at neighboring dining facilities, and take part in afternoon recreational activities and evening projects. Funding from various grants and the University allow us to offer this program at no cost to participants outside of transportation to and from the University. For current 10th and 11th grade students.

Santa Clara U Summer Institute for Humanitarian Computing Early March 4-week session

The Department of Computer Engineering and Frugal Innovation Hub in the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University are pleased to present a program sponsored by Google to be held during the summer of 2016.  The program is available to current high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about mobile computing for social impact, and gaining the opportunity to publish a paper prior to college.  

Funded by Google, Inc., the Summer Institute for Humanitarian Computing (SIHC) brings students to SCU's campus in a summer program to participate in developing mobile applications for humanitarian causes.  Participants will have the opportunity to publish a conference paper and have their code implemented by humanitarian organizations for which they were designed.  Our Dean in the School of Engineering - Dean Godfrey Mungal - has offered that all conference fees will be paid for participants that have been accepted by SCU and plan to attend the undergraduate program in the School of Engineering. 


The SIHC pilot will accept a maximum of 20 high school students who have completed their junior or senior year. Participants are selected according to their academic performance and programming experience, with preference given to applicants from socioeconomic groups underrepresented in computing who have demonstrated an interest and ability in programming.  

Santa Clara University Young Scholars Program

Applications are due by early April. Apply early as space is limited.

5 weeks

The Young Scholars Program provides local high school students the opportunity to enroll in college level courses during the university’s first summer session at a 75% tuition discount and receive college credits upon completion. Engineering course offerings include: Intro to Engineering, Intro to Logic Design, Surveying, and Graphical Communication in Design.

Science Internship Program (SIP) at UCSC

Early April

10-week session

The Science Internship Program provides motivated, advanced students with a unique opportunity to work and learn at a premier research institution. SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high-school interns. The research projects are REAL in that they are NOT made up just for the high-school students; instead students are inserted into existing research projects here at UCSC.

Secondary Student Training Program at the University of Iowa February 1 5.5 week session

A unique 5 ½ week research experience for highly capable students in grades 10 and 11. The Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) is a program of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, at The University of Iowa.  This program offers students unique experiences, both academically and socially.  Participants conduct scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students spend approximately 40 hours a week working in labs on The University of Iowa campus.

Simons Summer Research Program

Early December for nomination

8-10 week session

Must be a current junior to apply.  Must receive a nomination from Lynbrook.  Please submit your name for nomination consideration by Friday, December 2, 2016, to the College & Career Center. For academically talented, motivated high school students who want to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster.

SJSU Teen Writers Institute


2-week session

This summer writing program for teens offers a lively campus atmosphere and a curriculum designed to develop and support students’ imaginative writing across literary genres. This intensive institute features guest presenters, authors, and grade-level writing groups during the first week. Students examine literature, creative nonfiction, film, and media sources as mentor texts for writing original compositions in seminars given by credentialed, experienced writing teachers. During the second week, students attend morning and afternoon sessions on genres they want to pursue, including science fiction, nonfiction, essays, and fiction.

Smith College Precollege Programs

March to April

2-4 weeks

For high school girls who want to pursue academic interests in science, engineering, women's history, or sustainable future.

St. John's College Summer Academy   1-week sessions

The Summer Academy offers participants a rich experience reading and discussing original texts in lively conversations led by St. John's professors. Through collaborative inquiry, students learn to listen actively and articulate their ideas. You'll explore works by some of the greatest thinkers of Western culture and talk about their ideas in discussion-based classes.

Two consecutive weeks, each designed around an engaging theme, are offered. Students live in college dorms alongside trained Resident Assistants and enjoy off-campus day-trips that enhance the curricula and are fun. Held in Annapolis Maryland, and Santa Fe, NM, the Summer Academy provides an authentic, hands-on introduction to the liberal arts, the great books, and to St.  John's unique pedagogy. For current 10 & 11 graders.

Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer program (SAILORS) Mid-March 2-week session For current 9th grade girls. The program offers broad exposure to artificial intelligence topics through faculty lectures and industry field trips, as well as an in-depth experience with a research area through hands-on projects. Mentoring and career/personal development sessions with faculty, researchers, and graduate students will further enable personal growth and an opportunity to explore career interests in AI. The program is free and does not offer housing.

Stanford Explore Lecture Series

Opens March 1st, then rolling

1 to 4 weeks

The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics). The lectures will be taught by Stanford Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Stanford Office of Science Outreach - 

Programs for High School Students

    This is a link to a long list of summer opportunities for high school students at Stanford University.  

Stanford High School Summer College


8-week session

Stanford High School Summer College is a selective program that grants high-achieving students, ages 16 – 19, access to undergraduate education at Stanford University. This program offers an eight-week college experience that provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in a high school classroom.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)         


8-week session

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences. For current 11 & 12 grade students.

Stanford Leadership Academy   1-week sessions The Stanford Leadership Institute is excited to offer summer week long academies for high school students (ages 15-18 with at least one year of high school). Academies last five days and are non-residential, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and include lunch, snacks, and all supplies needed for the week.  We suggest attending both a Leadership of Self and a Leadership and Change session back to back.  However, you can also attend only one session or a mixture of sessions.
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's (SMYSP) Summer Residential Program Mid-February 5-week session A science- and medicine-based enrichment program that is open to low-income and/or underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors. You qualify for the Summer Residential Program's full scholarship and are invited to apply if you:
  • are a current sophomore or junior high school student (at the time of your application). Preference is given to students who are juniors at the time of their application.
  • are from a low-income family and have little or no history of attending college in your family.
  • have demonstrated an interest in science classes and have received a B-average in some of them.
  • have demonstrated an interest in medicine and health-related careers, and show maturity, intelligence, initiative, and curiosity about the world around you.
Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship

December to Early March

2-week sessions

For students interested in medicine. Sessions with current medical students, residents and medical school admissions officers. Engaging lectures that provide a glimpse into different specialties. Interaction with standardized patients to learn the art of diagnosis and treatment.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

January to March

3-week sessions

The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for academically talented students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. Subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas.

Stanford Sports Business Academy mid-March 2 week session Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
Stanford Sports Medicine Summer Camp Rolling Admission 4-day sessions

Stanford University Sports Medicine opens its doors to expose its unique methods of medical care for the nation’s most elite athletes. The program’s expert level clinicians will provide hands-on instruction of topics from the very basics of sports medicine care to the integration of cutting edge approaches to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and athletic performance. 

There are two camps in 2017: Basic and Advanced camp which will be June 17-20 (basic camp) and June 21-24 (advanced camp).  To be enrolled in advanced camp students are required to have taken a high school sports medicine class, one of our prior camps, or take basic camp before. 

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

February to Early March

3-week sessions

Led by Stanford professors, the Summer Humanities Institute lets rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities: How and when can ideas transform society? When is the use of force legitimate? How can we define the limits of individual rights?

STEM Summer Camps  at Foothill College

Registration opens February 1; apply early; rolling

multiple 1-week sessions

STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College is a program for current high school and middle school students who are looking to strengthen and expand their scientific knowledge and have fun. A variety of science and engineering concepts will be introduced through hands-on experiments.

STEM Summer Camps -- South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


1-week sessions

Week-long sessions in areas involving science, geology or engineering. Limited to 16 students per session. Our summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 - 12).  Each camp lasts five days and students come here from all over the country to attend.  While here, students live on campus and also get to explore some of the activities and attractions that the Rushmore Region is famous for.

Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College programs Priority Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 1-2 week sessions Stevens Inst. of Technology offers programs that are carefully designed by our faculty to be creative, project-driven, hands-on immersions that give you not just real college experience, but real world experience too. Large variety of topics: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electronic Music Production, STEM Law & Policy, Engineering, Business

Student Introduction to Engineering at the University of Alabama  


1-week sessions

SITE consists of five nights of fun and exploration! As a SITE student, you’ll live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises, and tour an industrial plant to see engineers at work. You’ll challenge your mind with mathematics, engineering, computer science and English courses. And you’ll team with other ambitious students in a design competition sure to test your skills. For current 10 & 11 grade students.

Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology - University of Pennsylvania


3-week session

The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. Topics are: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Robotics

Summer Discovery


Pre-college enrichment, college prep, and internship/business institutes held on different college campuses. Taught by professors from the schools hosting the program.

Summer Fuel


Pre-college, social entrepreneurship, and college admission prep are some of the programs offered at various locations.

Summer Institute for the Gifted


3-week sessions

Three-week summer programs for gifted students ages 9-17, providing instruction in over 60 exciting and challenging multi-curricular, arts and recreational courses at nine college campuses. SIG programs are three-week summer programs for gifted students ages 9-17* providing instruction in over 60 exciting and challenging multi-curricular, arts and recreational courses. Residential and commuter options.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

Rolling until March 1 8 weeks Internships at NIH in Maryland and a few other locations. Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. 
Summer Science Program Early March 6 weeks Each summer since 1959, highly gifted and motivated high school students have come to the Summer Science Program to immerse themselves in hands-on, experimental science, and to live and work with their intellectual peers for the first time. The experience changes their lives, and the benefits continue for life. Located at the New Mexico Institute of Technology and  the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Summer Study Programs   2-5 week sessions

Students attending our high school summer academic programs will engage in “high-interest, low pressure” non-credit enrichment classes with a heavy emphasis on group interaction and discussion based topics, preparing them for an easy transition from high school to college. Multiple locations in the US, France, and Spain.




Due Date

Program Length


Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)


6-week session

TASP is a no-cost six-week educational experience for high school juniors that is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Classes emphasize group discussions rather than lectures. Participants can expect to spend several hours on assigned readings or other preparation for each class, and will complete a number of writing assignments over the six-week seminar. Highly selective.

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS)

Early January

See the C&CC for nomination by late November

6-week sessions

"This summer small communities of intellectually curious high school sophomores ("rising juniors") will participate in one of our challenging six-week college-level seminars (UMich & Cornell) on topics related to critical Black and ethnic studies. Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics. Free. All high school sophomores with a demonstrated interest in critical Black and ethnic studies are encouraged to apply."  This program is much less competitive than the TASP.

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar   1 week sessions The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. 

University of Maryland E2@UMD


1-week sessions

For girls in 10th and 11th grade interested in exploring engineering. You will live on campus for one week and explore the world of engineering through hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers.

University of New England Early College

Rolling application until May 1.


2-week sessions, except 3-weeks for Neuroscience

Programs in Coastal Marine Ecology, Neuroscience, Pre-Law, Discrete Math & Game Theory, Outdoor Environmental Science, and Creative Writing. Begin your path toward your future by spending time on the beautiful coast of Maine this summer. The University of New England offers an opportunity for rising juniors and seniors in high school to earn three credits while experiencing college life.

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Feb. 17, 2017


All summer

Become a pilot! Current juniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship that enables recipients to earn a pilot's license for small planes or helicopters. It funds everything: ground school, flight training, test flights, check rides, tools, books, etc... Conducted at the San Carlos Flight Center. Application.

USC Summer Programs  

Rolling Admission


2 or 4 week sessions

An engaging academic experience is created by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center.

University of Toronto -

Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP)

March 1


4 different 1-week sessions

For current 9-12 grade students. Organized by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, DEEP Summer Academy offers a diverse range of pre-university engineering and science courses. designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines.

Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Institutes

February and April


2-3 week sessions

Students can study medicine, engineering, leadership, archaeology, and writing, as well as other classes. Must have an academic average of B+ or better.

Entrepreneurship at University of Washington’s Foster School of Business   2-week session Do you believe in the power of your ideas? Do you see opportunity where others don’t? Then take part in our 15-day Entrepreneurship program and learn what it takes to create a successful business strategy to compete in today’s global markets.

University of Waterloo (Canada)






2-week session


The IDEAS Summer Experience allows international high school students to spend 2 weeks at the University of Waterloo, ranked as Canada’s most innovative university for the past 25 years. Participants will:

If you have enthusiastic, creative, and academically-driven students who wish to study in Canada this summer, encourage them to apply before the March 17th deadline. The program runs from July 16 until July 30, 2017.

West Point Summer Leaders Experience April 1 1 week sessions The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) application is currently open, as it opens for high school juniors mid-January each year.   SLE is highly competitive since there are normally 6,000 applicants and just 1,000 attendees. SLE gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. 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.  For more information read about the requirements below.
Wharton Pre-College Programs February


2,3 & 4-week sessions

One of UPenn's four undergraduate schools, Wharton offers current 10th and 11th grade students a unique opportunity to explore and discover their particular academic interests in the business world.  Choose a program that best fits your interests: Leadership in the Business World, Management & Technology Summer Institute, Wharton Sports Business Academy, or Wharton Moneyball Academy.

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Early February


Politics, Law & Economics; Applied Science & Engineering; International Affairs & Security; Biological & Biomedical Science; Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Sustainability, Energy, & Environment. For 10th and 11th grade students

Young Women's Political Leadership Program




1-week session

Workshop on political leadership. Applications will open for about a month, starting in January. The program is open to high school girls entering 9th grade through those who will have just graduated.

Youth Empowered Action Camp


1-week session

A leadership program designed to train and support teens who want to change the world. The focus is on knowledge, skills, confidence and community.


 The Arts Fine Arts/Performing Arts, Architecture, Fashion



Due Date

Program Length


Academy of Art University Pre-College Art  Experience Rolling 6-week session


Academy of Art University offers a scholarship based Pre-College program available to all current High School students for up to four classes either online or in San Francisco. Scholarships cover tuition costs of up to 2 classes for Fall/Spring and up to 4 classes for Summer semester. Housing is available.

As part of the program, you will:

  • Get an introduction to life at a top art and design university
  • Get help in building a solid portfolio (Create pieces for a solid portfolio)
  • Earn college credit towards Academy of Art University for up to 2 undergraduate classes 
  • Discover career opportunities in various fields of art and design before enrolling as an undergraduate student
Academy of Media Production - Boston University   4-week session

Boston University's College of Communication offers creative high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills at the Academy of Media Production (AMP) Create videos, webcasts, multi-camera productions and more

July 10th - August 4th, 2017.

Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps


1-week sessions

For 9-12 grade students. Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.Tuition includes 6 nights in LIM college residence hall.

California College of the Arts


4-week session

For 10-12 grade students. A 4-week opportunity to study art, architecture, design, or creative writing at their Oakland campus while earning 3 college credits.There is a 3-week program for 9th graders.

California State Summer School for the Arts

Late February

4-week session

CSSSA is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age.

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

April 1


For current 10 & 11 grade students. Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy. "Our Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh."

Cornell Architecture, Art, Design, and Fashion Summer Program


3-6 week session

Classes taught by Cornell faculty on a variety of subjects. Students spend 3-6 weeks explore art, fashion, architecture, or design.

Design Camp, NC State University College of Design


1-week sessions

Design Immersion Camps for rising juniors and seniors. Studio projects in architecture, industrial design, art & design and graphic design.

DigiPen  Pre-College Program


4-week session

For 10-12 grade high achieving students who are interested in exploring careers in the video game industry. Game Programming, Game Design, Game Art Production, Music and Sound Design, or Computer Engineering. In Redmond, WA

Environmental Design at UC Berkeley (embARC)

May 1

4-week session

For rising juniors and seniors. Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable City Planning. Residential program and non-residential program.  

Fashion at FIDM   2-week session See what it takes to have a career in fashion. 

FIDM Summer: 3 Days of Fashion


3-day sessions

Spend 3 days exploring careers in the fashion industry. Participate in hands-on workshops such as shoe design, product development, trend forecasting; explore fabrics and the draping process and more. Located in Orange County, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego.

Grammy Camp End of March 10-day sessions

"GRAMMY Camp is the best summer music industry program ever. You get to spend more than a week living, breathing, eating, drinking music – with students from all over the country and music industry pros who know how it all works. You’ll meet guest artists, write and record new music, visit cool music sites, and finish strong with a final concert in a professional venue."

Los Angeles College of Music


4-day sessions

Music performance, songwriting, drumming, and production.  

MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art

March & April

3 and 4-week sessions

Pre-college courses in art, design, and portfolio preparation. Baltimore location and Tuscany locations.

New York School of Interior Design Pre-College Program


2-week sessions

For rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Program costs do not include housing, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis for students who apply by May 1st.

NYU Tisch Summer High School

Early January

4 weeks

Game Design, Dramatic Writing, Drama, Dance, Photography & Imaging, Recorded Music.  Discover your true artistic potential. For current grades 10 & 11. Very selective admissions.
University of Oregon Architecture Summer Academy March 15 Early Action Deadline; May 15 Application Deadline 4-week session

The academy is open to students who are interested in undergraduate or graduate professional education in environmental design. Many know little about the design process; some are interested in developing their skills in preparation for the application process.

The academy includes students of all ages: high school students, college undergraduate and graduate students, and people in career transition. The average age of SAA participants is 15-25 years old, so if you are in high school, your first or second year of college, or even a college graduate thinking about getting your masters, this is the perfect program to consider attending!

The academy is limited to 45 spaces and fills up quickly! Qualified students are accepted as long as space is available. 

University of Oregon Marching and Leadership Camp, Concert Band Camp, Orchestra Camp, and Jazz Improvisation Camp   1-week sessions A variety of camps for musicians. To apply for a scholarship for this camp click here.

Otis College of Art and Design Summer of Art


4-week session

Precollege program for students 15+ interested in studying art and design. Optional student housing is available for "full-time" participants for an additional fee.

Pratt Institute Pre-College

March 1

4-week session

Programs in art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies and portfolio development.

The Putney School Summer Programs

  3-week sessions

Students who attend the Summer Programs at The Putney School get to indulge their creativity, develop their portfolio, try something completely new to them, make friends from all around the world, and become part of a community of artist and writers. 

Ringling College of Art & Design PreCollege

Rolling Admission

4-week session

Classes in the arts fields (including business of art & design) for college credit. Must be currently enrolled in 10-12th grades

San Jose State Summer in the City   1-week session An exciting music camp for choir, orchestra, concert band, and jazz. Commuter or resident camp.
Summer at SCAD   1-week sessions The Savannah College of Art & Design offers workshops for 9-11 grade students an opportunity to pursue their passion for art and design. 
UCLA Acting and Performing Arts Summer Institute Mar. 31 3 week sessions

The UCLA Acting and Performance Summer Institute is a three-week intensive program for high school students encompassing performance training classes, movement-based techniques, a final performance project, and guest workshops.

The program is designed for high school students completing grades 9 through 12 who have a serious interest in theater and who seek the discipline and training required for participation in a university theater program or a career in the performing arts.

USC Exploration of Architecture Program


2 or 4-week sessions

Join students from all over the world at USC's School of Architecture for a taste of college life and an introduction to college level study of architecture and design. If you are considering a career in architecture, engineering or urban planning you will have the chance to try out your interests in a studio setting at one of the top ten architecture schools in the country.

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Pre-college Programs in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


2 and 3-week sessions

For students considering a career as an architect, artist, or designer.



Study Abroad Programs







Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS)

4 to 9 week programs

Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is a not-for-profit volunteer-based summer program that gives young people an opportunity to gain life experience and leadership training over 4 to 9 weeks of living and working with communities across the Americas.  Students work with peers to design and lead community projects related to areas such as public health, youth engagement, and environmental sustainability.  A minimal level of Spanish-language proficiency is required. For more information go to

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, NSLI-Y offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES)

Study for one academic year in select countries.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

CBYX offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany.

The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at


There is also the Vocational Youth Exchange Program where students have been placed in internships with a German company. Go to:

University of Notre Dame Study Abroad Rome

Applications Due Mid-January.

For current juniors. Limited to 20 students.


Temple University Japan HIgh School Summer Program


10-day program

Located in Tokyo at Temple University, Japan. For grades 9-12. Film, Business, Art, International Affairs
School Year Abroad Mid-February Academically rigorous year abroad in China, Spain, Italy, or France. Receive high school credit while immersing yourself in a foreign culture. Highly competitive, well-regarded, rigorous, and very expensive.



A wide variety of study-abroad opportunities during high school, summer or as a gap year.

Columbia University Summer Programs


For current 10th or 11th grade students. Programs in Barcelona and the Middle East.  Priority applications due by February.

Franklin College, Switzerland


For ages 16+, a variety of themes at an accredited university in Lugano, Switzerland.  

Discover China with the Univ of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute


Discover China!  Science and engineering programs in Shanghai.

Global Crossroad  

Make a positive difference to people's lives in disadvantaged areas. Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting at $95 per week. 18 countries, 200 projects and thousands of happy volunteers.  Life-changing experiences for volunteers AND aid recipients.

Global Leadership Adventures, Actionquest, The Road Less Traveled, Rustic Pathways, Lifeworks International, Oxbridge Academic Programs, ASSE Summer, EF Educational Tours, Broadreach, Worldstrides, Global Works, Summer Discovery, AIFS Summer Advantage, Walking Tree Travel, Summer Fuel; Abbey Road; CBL International Oxford King's College, SPIA Abroad, Scotland Summer Golf School, Cambridge Immerse, Magellan Study Abroad, Oxford Summer School, SPI Study Abroad, Campus Oxford


Summer adventures around the world. Service, adventure, cultural exploration. These are some of the many companies that offer overseas experiences for students. They are private companies and the programs can be expensive.

Global Works Pre-Med and Public Health Program in Nicaragua


Gain practical field experience in Nicaragua while you contribute to the efforts of improving public health.

Summer Study Program at the Sorbonne


For students in grades 9 to 12. Check here for application.


Miscellaneous Opportunities

  • Are you an under-represented sophomore or Junior who is the first in your family to go to college?  Are you interested in the Medical Field?  If this sounds like you, then the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program may be for you!  Find out more information and an application at 


    The NASA Applied Sciences’ DEVELOP Program is sponsoring a paid internship at Ames Research Center for students who are interested in science research. This is a summer internship that begins in June and ends in August. This is an opportunity to work on research around Computer Science, ecology, Marine-Biology, Environmental and Earth Studies, and Geography. Visit for more information


  • The ASVAB is an assessment that can help you find out what career you may thrive in and what type of field your personal interests fit. You can take the assessment at the San Jose Armory various times in June. Call 650-603-8230 to sign up!

  • China Quest is a program where students can study abroad for a month over the summer in China. Students will study Chinese and culture at a University in Beijing and will also take a 10 day tour of China.  Tuition is required for the program.  Applications and information can be found at or by calling 973-732-1186.