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Below you will find a number of summer & enrichment program offerings that are available for Summer 2014. There are many more out there for you to explore, this is a sampling of what has crossed our desk recently. To view other programs, make sure to log into your Naviance account and look under "Enrichment Programs" for a larger selection of programs. 

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP): June 22- August 2

TASP is a free opportunity for bright, motivated high school juniors (rising seniors) to participate in a challenging six-week college-level seminar while living in a diverse, reflective, self-governing intellectual community with similarly motivated peers. TASPs are offered each summer in partnership with such institutions as Cornell University and the University of Michigan. For more information, visit Nominations are due December 2 and applications are due in January. If interested in being nominated, see Mr Acosta.

University of Florida, Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability Summer Program, June 22-July 25

Outstanding rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply to participate in this college summer program developed specifically for high school students to explore opportunities in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, leadership, community service and sustainability for five weeks. Applications will be available on or before January 6. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of March 1. Visit, for more information.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Pre-College Residency Program in Baltimore or Tuscany: June 28-July26 (Baltimore); June 28-July 19 (Tuscany)

MICA’s Pre-College Studio Residency Program is an unparalleled opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges and excitement of college-level art study covering a broad range of subjects. One of the most intensively creative and rigorous programs of its kind in the nation, this serious studio environment enrolls approximately 250 talented high school art students from across the country and around the world each year. Priority deadline is March 22.

Davidson College, Davidson July Experience: July 5-26

With three weeks at Davidson, just north of Charlotte, NC, you’ll get a taste of college life- with friends, residence halls, top-notch facilities and counselors who are current Davidson students. Take classes in liberal arts disciplines like English, music, mathematics, and anthropology. Learn from full-time Davidson faculty. Live in residence halls on a beautiful residential campus. Application deadline is March 28.

Furman University, Summer Scholars: July 6-12, July 13-19

The Summer Scholars program is an academic enrichment program that engages rising juniors and seniors in small group settings under the direction of Furman faculty members. Students have the opportunity to challenge their mind, make friends that will last a lifetime and have lots of fun. A scholar is defined as “a student that studies under a teacher.” Please come and study under the best faculty and professional leaders in the nation! Application deadline is April 5.

Florida Atlantic University, Architecture Summer Institute: June 16-27, July 7-18

FAU is offering a two-week Architecture Summer Institute for high school students and recent graduates. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of architecture through model building projects and drawing exercises.   This program will give students a real college studio experience. For more information, visit Application deadline is May 15 on a first come first serve basis.

Adelphi University, Pre-College Program, July 20-August 2

Immerse yourself in our residential summer pre-college program at Adelphi University. Programs include nursing, business, creative writing, gaming, musical theatre, and physics. For more information, visit

AIFS Summer Advantage: dates and locations vary

Get a head start on your college education. Summer is the perfect time to study abroad. Whether you choose to learn Spanish in Granada, to study fashion in the ancient city of Rome, learn French in Paris, or study in Costa Rica or London, an amazing summer awaits you.   This unique program provides the opportunity for students aged 16-18 to experience an international education program in a prestigious university setting and getting a head start on one or more of the subjects they wish to study during college. For more information visit

Alfred University, Summer Programs for Teens, dates vary

Each summer we welcome high-school students from all over the country to our beautiful campus to make the most of their summer vacations by participating in exciting academic institutes and sports camps. These programs provide opportunities to learn more about a favorite subject, enhance your skills, sample life on a college campus, and meet other students with similar interests and academic ability. Applications are due April 15.

American University, Community of Scholars

The Community of Scholars at AU’s School of International Services offers rising junior and senior high school students the opportunity to take a rigorous class taught by highly regarded AU faculty. For more information, visit

ASA Summerfuel: dates & locations vary

Summerfuel programs strive to facilitate global understanding by offering programs that emphasize: self-discovery, academic enrichment, cultural immersion, travel, exploration, varied activities, language study, making new friends, responsibility, independence and personal growth. Programs available at: UC Berkeley, UMass Amherst, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Tufts & Spain, France, Italy, and Oxford. Deadlines vary.

Auburn University, Summer Experience Camps, dates vary

Auburn faculty and staff, recognized experts in their fields, are eager to share the best of Auburn to provide a high-quality experience, designed to inspire lifelong learning and develop high school students’ academic interests. Students will experience college life firsthand and meet students from across the country! For more information, visit

Boston University, Boston University High School Programs: date vary according to program

BU’s Summer Term High School Programs offer a variety of academic opportunities. You can enroll in undergraduate classes for college credit, pursue in-depth research with a faculty mentor, or choose from a diverse array of one- or two-week seminars. There are four programs from which to choose: High School Honors, Research Internship in Science & Engineering, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview. Visit the site for dates and specific program application deadlines.

Boston University, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting: Dates Vary

The two-week workshop will give participants hands-on training in investigative reporting and the chance to work on investigative stories that could be published. Students will spend two weeks on the BU campus participating in investigative reporting seminars led by university faculty and award-winning local and national journalist. Admission is on a rolling basis until June 30.  


Brandeis University, Encounters at Brandeis: Dates Vary

With an Encounters at Brandeis summer program, students get a taste of college life, dive deeper into their passions, and learn with new friends from across the country and around the world, all in a pluralistic, international Jewish community. Visit for more information.

3D Game Design – You will create your own 3D world using the Blender Game Design Platform. We’ll give you the tools to design a variety of games including racing, questing, multiplayer competition and cooperation games, and games straight from your imagination. See your visions come alive in vivid, interactive 3D!

BIMA at Brandeis- connects emerging artists with mentoring and encouragement from acclaimed artists. Whether you express yourself on the page, the canvas, or the stage, BIMA will enable you to grow in mastery of your chosen form of expression.

Genesis at Brandeis- connects motivated students with professionals from their fields of interests for a month of intensive instruction and experiential learning. Choose your passion from courses in technology and society, law, journalism, social entrepreneurship, or world religions.

  Mock Trial Boot Camp (July 20- 26) - This boot camp is an intensive week for law buffs, whether you are a serious   participant in high school mock trials

The University of British Columbia, Summer Scholars Program

In UBC’s Summer Scholars Program, you’ll blend outdoor field research with classroom lectures and labs. Explore current environmental issues with UBC professors while you live on campus and make friends from around the world- the total university experience. For more information, visit Application closes May 15.

Broadreach: dates vary

Educational summer adventures for teenagers including marine biology, scuba, sailing, language immersion, natural sciences, wilderness, and community service programs worldwide. Program locations include the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, China, South Africa, Egypt, France, the Solomon Islands, and Fiji.   All Broadreach programs offer a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT sailing certifications, and Wilderness First Responder are offered on Broadreach’s trips. Programs are 14-31 days in length in June, July, and August.

Camp Cardiac: dates and locations vary

Camp Cardiac serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine. With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine. Visit for more information.


Canadian College in Italy, The Renaissance School Summer


Students get to enjoy the sights and sounds of summertime in Italy while studying and travelling throughout the country in peak season. The environment is safe, friendly and totally charming. Faculty live in close proximity to the student residences and monitor their academic progress and extra-curricular activities while Residence Dons oversee boarding rules and life.  Visit, for more information.

CIEE Leadership Academy

For four weeks, students develop their leadership skills and participating in meaningful service activities while discovering a new culture, language, and country. The goal of the Leadership Academy: to help students develop skills to think independently, effectively lead situations, and more easily navigate interpersonal experiences throughout life- preparing them for college, their career, and beyond. Visit, for more information. Applications are due April 15.

CIP Summer: dates and locations vary

Since 2009, this program for students on the Autism Spectrum and with learning differences has helped hundreds of students prepare for their next steps; whether it is attending a college, preparing for the workforce or learning to live independently. Summer@CIP provides young adults with the valuable skills necessary for making a well-prepared transition. Visit for more information.

The Cleveland Institute of Art, Summer Pre-College Program, July 13-26.

CIA’s two-week Pre-College residential program is available for students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior year of high school. This program offers an approach to problem solving, creating, and collaborating. Each day, students will learn from top professionals and instructors as they work alongside other students from around the country who share their passions. Visit, for more information.

Columbia University, Summer High School Programs: dates vary

Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students offers highly motivated students the opportunity of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the world. The Summer Program for High School Students in New York City is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while sampling the vibrancy of New York City. Applications are still being accepted, see site for deadlines.

Cornell University, Summer College: Dates Vary

Cornell University’s Summer College is one of the nation’s longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It offers academically talented high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, working closely with internationally recognized faculty, exploring majors and career options, making friends from around the world, and enjoying the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.

Deer Hill Expeditions: Dates Vary

Deer Hill Expeditions is different than other expedition companies. We combine the rich experience of cross-cultural community service with awe-inspiring wilderness adventures in the Southwest and Costa Rica. We offer a truly unique blend of challenging backpacking and climbing in mountains, rafting the rivers of the Southwest, rappelling in desert canyons, hiking in tropical forests and meaningful community service projects for our participants and the native communities we serve. For more information, visit

Duke University, Duke University Talent Identification Program Field Studies

Law. Genetics. Architecture. Medicine. Just a few of the numerous fields of study you can pursue. But don’t wait until you choose a major or start your career to dig deep into your subject of choice -explore life on the cutting edge of these fields right now through Duke TIP Field Studies. You can learn more about the program and deadlines at

Duke University, Summer Session

We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are –

    • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses
    • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, a trip to Washington DC, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, and more
    • excited to prepare for college and create an international network of peers.

Drexel University, Summer Institutes

At Drexel’s Summer Institute 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.

Emory College, Pre-College Program

Emory’s Pre-College Program, a summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors, is now accepting applications. The program offers an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students. Explore courses in neuroscience, law, writing, sports, medicine, data science, psychology, infectious diseases, economics, pre-med and much more! Visit for complete course listings.

Franklin College of Switzerland, Franklin’s summer 2014 Program

Franklin summer programs include introductory through advanced courses in Political Science and Economics; Art and Art History; Literature and Culture; Communications; Business and Marketing, as well as dynamic language immersion programs— where you can study and socialize 24/7 in another language…and live in the Italian-speaking city of Lugano. For a complete list of summer programs, go to

Global Works

 Since 1990, Global works has been providing exceptional Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Learning Programs for teens and young adults. Much more than a vacation, Global Works international trips are the impetus and “bridge” for meaningful cultural exchange. Your group will work, play, and celebrate with communities and families around the world. A Global Works Summer Service Adventure will be the experience of your lifetime! Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Harvard College, Harvard Summer School: June 21- August 09

Wondering what college is like? Experience it yourself this summer. Take college courses in subjects that interest you. Meet people and make friends from all over the United States and the world. Prepare for college through college visits, workshops, and admissions talks. See website for deadlines.

The International Film Institute of New York, Summer Filmmaking Intensive: July 1

The international Film Institute of New York will be offering its Five Week Summer Filmmaking Intensive. It’s ideal for students interested in exploring film. The program will include writing for the screen, directing, production, and post production. For more information visit:

ISA High School

At ISA High School, we offer short-term language immersion programs for students who want to make an impact in a foreign community and earn volunteer/community service hours. Destinations for 2014 include China, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Peru, and Spain. For more information, visit

Julian Krisnky Camps & Programs

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs is the world leader in summer programs. From sports and arts camps for middle school students to pre-college academic programs and summer internships for high school students, JKCP offer over 20 specialized experiences.  For over 35 years, JKCP's customized programs have inspired self-discovery, instilled leadership, encouraged creativity and provided exciting environments for learning. Today, students can follow their passions or try something new in the areas that interest them most all while having fun!  Visit for more information.

Maine Media Workshops + College, 2014 Young Artists Program: dates vary

The Young Artists program at Maine Media Workshops is a unique opportunity for creative high school students to immerse themselves in all aspects of photography, filmmaking, acting, animation, and design. An unparalleled experience, students learn from professional photographers, filmmakers, and multimedia artists, while enjoying a quintessential summer on the coast of Maine. For more information, visit

Marist College, Summer Pre-College Program, July13-26

Get a taste of campus life and earn three college credits while in high school. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending 14 days on the banks of the Hudson River or in Florence. Applications are accepted on a space available basis.

Miami University, Summer Scholars Program, July6-18 & July 20-August 1

The Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for high-achieving, rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on a college campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. For more information, visit the Summer Scholars Program page. Applications are due May 1.

Michigan Technological University, Summer Youth Program, dates vary

The mission of the program is to create innovative hands-on discovery-based programming that ignites each student’s passion for life-long learning. The residential programs attract students from across the country and around the world, creating a global village of unbridled creativity where diversity is embraced and unique viewpoints are harnessed during academic explorations and social engagements. For more information about the courses being offered, visit

 National Geographic Student Expeditions: dates vary

Over the years, National Geographic has made a name for itself by telling stories through photography, writing, film, and research. Now it’s your turn. On Assignment with National Geographic, dig deeper into a country’s landscape and culture to develop your own story through research, photography, or hands-on field activities. As you spot bison and bighorn sheep in Yellowstone, kayak across New Zealand’s Lake Te Anau, or dance alongside Maasai villagers in Tanzania, you’ll experience your surroundings through the personalized lens of your On Assignment Project.

New Worlds Emerge

New Worlds Emerge programs offer short term cultural immersion programs that include the option for high school students to earn college credit. With one to two week programs in seven countries, the adventure of a lifetime is just around the corner. Whether you are interested in strolling the ancient streets of Rome, hiking the Great Wall of China, or swimming with dolphins in the Florida Keys, New Worlds Emerge has the opportunities to suit your personal and academic goals. Visit, for more information.

New York University, Precollege Summer Programs, July 6-August 15

NYU Precollege offers you the opportunity to earn college credit by taking courses with current NYU students, immerse yourself in the college experience with a six-week program that provides intensive learning opportunities, and live on-campus housing while you explore NYU and New York City. Visit for more information. Applications due May 1.

 Northwestern University, College Prep Summer 2014: dates vary

The College Preparation Program at Northwestern University is designed for high school students like you who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life. Take a two-week IN FOCUS Seminar, or choose from a variety of three-to eight-week courses and earn college credit as part of Northwestern University’s Summer Session. Application deadline is April 4.

Norwich University, Future Leader Camp, June 29- July 12 & July 20 – August 2

The Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving and communication.

University of Notre Dame, Pre-College Programs

The Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame offers exceptional students the unique opportunity to experience the life of Notre Dame students. From living in a residence hall to accessing the academic, recreational, and spiritual resources of Notre Dame’s undergrads, you will be challenged to ask questions and question answers. Visit website for program deadlines. More information can be found at

Oberlin College, Foresight Leadership & Sustainability Initiative: July 20-August 2

A Unique Summer Institute for High School Students:

    • TAKE PART in intensive, uniquely hands-on learning, facilitated by respected teacher-practitioners
    • VISIT inspiring sustainability initiatives, from community farms to corporate headquarters
    • DEVELOP your leadership potential
    • BUILD relationships with established professionals
    • EXPERIENCE life on one of the country's most forward-thinking campuses
    • FOSTER a more diverse, inclusive sustainability movement
    • FORGE an ongoing network to support their future education and career


OTIS College of Art and Design, Summer of Art 2014: July 7-August 1

Summer of Art is an intensive, four-week, pre-college program for students ages 15 and older who wish to experience what it is like to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate. Visit, for more information.

Outward Bound Costa Rica, Summer Expeditions

Our summer courses in Costa Rica and Panama provide learning experiences that allow participants to build life skills, intercultural competence, Spanish language, and self-awareness. Through varied adventure challenges and service learning expeditions, students learn to explore new depths, step up into leadership roles, and discover that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible. Visit, for more information.

Oxbridge Academic Programs: Dates Vary

For over 25 years, we’ve offered study abroad experiences for 8th -12th graders in Europe- Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, and Barcelona. Our courses are taught by university academics and working professionals and span all disciplines, including sciences, the arts, the humanities, and of course languages, as well as business, politics, creative writing and many others. There is no final application deadline, but students are accepted until space is full- apply as early as possible.

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School: July 6- August 9

Each year Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus some 780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. For more information about our academic and extracurricular offerings, please visit

Pratt Institute, Pre-College Summer 2014, July 7-August 1

Each summer, nearly 400 high school students seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s Pre-College Program. The program consists of two courses that are college credit-bearing classes and two non-credit, pass/fail courses designed to supplement the core curriculum, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Immerse yourself in art, design, architecture, creative writing, or cultural studies. For more information, visit

Putney Student Travel: dates vary

The Community Service, Global Action, Cultural Exploration, Language Learning, Excel, and Foundations programs emphasize cultural immersion and interaction, and share a strong commitment to the personal growth that comes from the closeness of the group experience.

Sail Caribbean

 Sail Caribbean offers you eight different program groups in the British Virgin and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. On every program you live aboard a modern 47-50' monohull yacht or 43-47' catamaran, (on Foxtrot, Tango and Sierra), with 9-11 other teens in your age group and learn to sail. No experience is necessary. Your boat sails in a fleet of 2 to 6 boats depending on the program. Itineraries provide a balance of both small and large fleet experiences. Every program offers new friendships, personal growth, community service, new skills and lifelong memories. Each has a unique focus with different opportunities and challenges for different age groups throughout the summer. We encourage you to spend time on the program pages to get a more in depth understanding of each. Visit, for more information.

Sarah Lawrence College, Programs for High School Students, dates vary

Summer at Sarah Lawrence offers distinctive college credit courses and pre-college intensives for high school students in a beautiful campus, 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. You can enhance your academic experience and explore your passions. Small class sizes give you an exceptional opportunity to learn in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. For more information, visit

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Summer at SCAD: dates vary

Summer is the perfect time to explore new avenues of artistic development. SCAD offers summer programs for participants to pursue art and design disciplines and work alongside peers from all over the world. With exceptional facilities, extensive equipment and inspirational settings, SCAD summer programs offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn, and grow. See website for application deadlines.  

Skidmore College, Pre-College Program: June 28-August 2

Enroll in Skidmore’s Pre College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts. Explore areas that interest you most alongside peers who share your passions. Discover what it’s like to take college-level courses taught by dedicated faculty. Live in a college residence hall. Meet new people from around across the US and around the world. Visit for more information.

Smith College, Precollege Programs for high school girls

Each summer, Smith welcomes programs for young women from many nationalities and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds who work together to form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging, and rich in role models. For more information, visit

SPI Study Abroad: dates vary

SPI programs are designed for the student with little travel experience and the seasoned world traveler alike. Our methodology combines serious academics with engaging and meaningful hands-on cultural experiences. The traditional classroom takes a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals and weekend journeys to places where history, art, and culture come to life. For sites and more information, visit


Spoleto Study Abroad 2014: July 10-August 3

Spoleto Study Abroad is a hands-on immersion program in the arts & humanities (creative writing, visual art, drama, vocal music, photography, instrumental music) for talented high school students in beautiful Italy. For more information, visit

St John’s College, The summer Academy 2014

The Summer Academy offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience the distinctive community of St John’s College. Study primary texts, collaborate with college faculty, build friendships with like-minded peers, and ask bold questions. For more information, visit

The University of the South (Sewanee), Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference: June 29-July 12

Are you a high school student already bitten by the writing bug? Do you write poems or stories, in class or out, but wonder how good they are, and how you could make them better? Your parents admire them and your friends are impressed; your teachers help as much as they can. But what would a professional writer, doing the same sort of work and publishing it, make of your stuff? If you’ve asked yourself these sorts of questions the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference might be a valuable experience for you. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with review beginning March 3 until available spaces are filled.

University of Southern California, Summer Programs for High School Students: Dates vary depending on program

Live the Trojan experience! High school students get a preview of “freshman year” though 4-2-1 week summer programs at the USC campus. Visit, to find what USC Summer Programs can offer you.

Stanford University, Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes and Summer College offer highly motivated and intellectually curious students the opportunity to explore and discover topics not typical taught in secondary schools. As students engage in small classes taught by Stanford instructors, we will support them in honing their academic skills and achieving academic excellence. They’ll form new friendships with intellectual peers from around the world as they get a taste of college life on the beautiful Stanford campus. To learn more about the programs and their application process, visit

Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships: dates vary

Welcome to the world’s most popular and best pre-college enrichment programs. Embark on real college experience just like a college student. You’ll have the opportunity to experience fantastic classes with actual college teachers, great residence halls in the heart of campus, full access to world-class on-campus sports and recreation facilities, computers, libraries, extra-curricular activities, road-trips and so much more. It’s the complete college experience- only at Summer Discovery. Visit, for more information.

Summer Study Programs: dates vary on location

The Summer Study programs at Penn State University, The University of Colorado at Boulder, The Sorbonne and Fordham University combine academically challenging courses with the spirit of exciting campus life. Summer Study Programs offers you the opportunity to undergo a gradual transition into college life in a “non-pressured” summertime atmosphere.   Deadlines Vary.

SYA Summer: dates and locations vary

SYU Summer has two terrific paths to choose from: our Language Institutes in China, France, and Spain, designed for students dedicated to furthering their language proficiency. Or our World Citizen Initiative, in Italy, designed for students interested in studying in-depth global issues, gaining a deeper understanding of the Italian language and culture, and participating in a week-long service project. Apply online by visiting

Syracuse University, Summer College: June 30 to August 8

Summer College offers opportunities for students to explore possible majors, build resumes and portfolios, experience college life, get a feel for SU as an option for undergraduate study, and earn college credit. With approximately 250 students, Summer College provides a great deal of individual attention to students. Summer College students return to high school motivated and excited about their studies and with a better understanding of what is to come after they graduate. Visit, for the most up-to-date program information, and to access the online applications.

The Taft Summer School, June 29- August 2

Since 1982, the Taft Summer School has offered motivated students from all over the US and world an opportunity for intensive study in a residential independent school environment. The Summer School’s curriculum continues to offer the Liberal Studies program for students entering grades 10-12. More information can be found at

TASIS Summer Programs: dates vary

During the summer the campus of Lugano, Switzerland and Surrey, England host students from at least 40 different countries who come together to study for the summer. Along with these two locations, TASIS also offers summer programs in France, Puerto Rico, and Chateau’d’Oex, Switzerland. Courses range from intensive language study, enrichment courses in the arts, ecology and environment programs, and academic courses. For more information, visit

Temple University, Summer Owl’s Leadership Experience: July 13-August 2

Students in the program will 1) choose one three-credit course in business, media and communication, health professions or science, taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable Temple faculty. 2) Live in a residence hall for three weeks and participate in activities outside of the classroom with other high school students. 3) Engage in leadership and college-preparation workshops, and 4) explore Philadelphia through field trips and expeditions. This program is open to motivated and academically talented sophomores and juniors. Visit, for more information.

Union College, EDGE (Educating Girls for Engineering) Program: July 13-25


The EDGE program offers high school girls a unique opportunity to explore engineering in a way beyond math and science. At EDGE, participants are faced with problems of developing tools for real life disabled children at a local school and use the engineering design and problem skills developed during the program to design and create actual toys and communication tools for the children. For more information, visit Applications are due May 1.


US Performing Arts Camps, Performing Arts & Media Camps: locations and dates vary

Your time is valuable and if you are going to spend your summer in pursuit of your craft then we promise to value your participation and reward you with benefits that will enrich your life, foster your craft, and promote your success. Here are some of the benefits you can expect: outstanding training, improved skills, a safe college experience, recruiting by top US colleges, self-knowledge and increased self-esteem, on-going mentoring, fun!

UWC Costa Rica, Leaders for Change; How to become a Social Entrepreneur before you’re 20: July 19-August 3.

This 14 day course is for young aspiring social entrepreneurs aged 16-19 and takes place in Costa Rica. Half of the course will be taught on the UW campus and the other half of the program will take place in the field where participants will get to learn from real-life social entrepreneurs in different areas of the country. It’ll be a huge opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and at the conclusion of the course participants will come away with skills to begin developing their own social enterprise. Visit, for more information.

Visions Service Adventures: dates vary

Since 1989 VISIONS has set the standard for domestic and international community service programs. VISIONS summer community service programs for teens, and middle school students, blend ambitious volunteer work, cultural immersion and adventure. Days of close camaraderie within a cross-cultural context have a rhythm and substance that push you to tap into your potential as you, the community, and other students work toward common goals. You will know the people whose lives you have impacted, and will return home a more confident global citizen with genuine appreciation for our multi-cultural world. Join us, and other students, for a travel experience of domestic or international community service.

Wagner College, Summer Pre-College Program, dates vary

In our Summer Pre-College Program, you will experience the educational model for which we are nationally known: The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts. It is the bridge that connects your experiences in class, across campus, and around New York City to your goals for tomorrow. Priority application deadline is April 15.

Washington University in St Louis, 2014 Summer Experiences for High School Students

Washington University’s high school summer programs provide academically talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year with a unique opportunity – the chance to try out college, the ability to earn college credit, and the excitement of living and bonding with fellow students from around the country and the world. See site for application deadlines and more information.


Where there be Dragons, Summer Abroad Programs: Dates vary

Dragons Summer Abroad Programs are authentic, rewarding adventures that feature consistent themes threaded through each program, known as our Program Components. All of our courses are rugged and profound learning adventures that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the countries in which we travel. Visit, for more information.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI Launch, August 4-8

WPI Launch is a higher learning and research opportunity designed for students entering their freshman year and sophomore years in high school. Launch is a five-day program offering workshops in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, interactive media and game development, or robotics. Additional information is available at Applications accepted on space available basis.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WPI Frontiers, July 6-18 & July 20-August 1

WPI Frontiers is an on-campus, residential, research, and learning experience for soon-to-be high school students and seniors. Frontiers blends science, technology, and engineering programs with humanities and arts workshops and a full schedule of social activities. Additional information is available at Application deadline is April 30.





















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