Summer & Enrichment Programs
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 www.tellurideassociation.org. 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 www.ufyoungentrepreneurs.org, 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 http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html. Application deadline is May 15 on a first come first serve basis.
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 www.american.edu/sis/communityofscholars.
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.
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 www.brandeis.edu/highschool 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
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.
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 www.ciee.org/leadership-academy, for more information. Applications are due April 15.
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.
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 www.deerhillexpeditions.com.
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 www.tip.duke.edu/fs.
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 www.precollege.emory.edu 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 www.fc.edu/summer-programs.
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.
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 http://precollege.nd.edu/.
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 newworldsemerge.org, for more information.
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
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 www.exeter.edu/summer.
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.
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 www.smith.edu/summer.
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 www.spoletostudyabroad.com
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 www.stjohnscollege.edu.
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 http://summer.usc.edu, to find what USC Summer Programs can offer you.
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 summerdiscovery.com, 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.
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 www.TaftSchool.org/summer
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.
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.
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