2018-2019 Summer Opportunities

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ACLU Advocacy Institute

Summer Advocacy Program
Saturday, July 20 - Friday, July 26, 2019

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program.

Advanced Advocacy Program
Sunday, July 28 - Friday, August 2, 2019

The ACLU Advocacy Institute’s Advanced Advocacy Program will prepare college-aged students (ages 18-24) for lifelong engagement in grassroots organizing, policy development, and legal advocacy. This week-long program in Washington, DC is designed to engage Institute alumni, as well as other college students, to bring their advocacy skills and passion for campus organizing to the next level. Students will enhance their knowledge of civil liberties and social justice issues, as well as learn about internships and professional opportunities in public policy, law, communications, and social impact work to help them prepare for a career in the law and public service. New for 2019.

DC & NYC Extension Program

Want to extend your time at the ACLU Advocacy Institute? Join other ACLU Institute students for a week-long exploration of Washington, DC, and New York City following the close of the Institute. New for 2019.

Application Process

  • The application can be found here.
  • Applications are due by April 14.
  • Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships).
  • High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply. *High school graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced Advocacy Program.


American Legion Boys State
*Attention Juniors

Boys State is a summer program where students become part of the operation of local, county, and state governments. Students are elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions and proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, and recreational programs.

This year’s Boys State will be held from June 16 through June 21, 2019 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.

American Legion Post 65 in Metuchen will be funding and sponsoring three candidates. Parents or other organizations may fund more candidates for a fee of $250 per candidate. Applications must be done online at and will be due on April 8, 2919. All applicants will also need to submit a resume to Walter Zjawin through their guidance counselor. Interviews will be conducted April 15 thru the 19th, 2019.

For more information, please go to  


Boston University
Summer Journalism Institute

For those who are thinking about a career in communications or who simply enjoy writing, we have just the thing: the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute, presented by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR).

For the last year 10 years, NECIR has taught high school students core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing, with a focus on hands-on experience in and around the city of Boston. (Our motto is: Make Boston Your Beat.) Students are taught by award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Lara Salahi, who show them how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting communities.

Last year, for example, our students spoke to policy makers about climate change, reported from a massive immigration march, and covered a Senator's town hall meeting. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions and assemble it all in a concise story on deadline. Students were challenged to step outside their comfort zone – and experience life as a working journalist.

Over each two-week session, students learn practical skills, but they also get a taste of campus and city life. Students have the chance to:

  • Meet with a Boston University representative to discuss the college admissions process
  • Explore what it's like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment
  • Experience Boston museums, historical sites and neighborhoods during free time

Two-week sessions begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22.

Learn more by visiting and apply soon, as spots are limited.


Bryant University
Bryant Global Leadership Summer Program

Attention rising juniors or seniors who have dreamt of becoming successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, or leaders in international business. The Bryant Global Leadership Summer Program is the place to begin the journey of discovering your passion and realizing your potential. Join us from Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st.

Our program is uniquely designed to help high school students explore a career in international business, prepare for college life, learning, and meet students and professionals from around the world. We use a combination of interactive teaching methods and exposure to real-world experience in international finance, marketing, management, and global supply chain management to help them grow and become innovative leaders. Bryant’s International Business program has been ranked #25 in the country by the prestigious U.S. New World Report.  One of the University’s most popular and fast-growing programs, International Business has climbed steadily in the rankings since its first class graduated in 2008.  The program attracts some of the most academically accomplished men and women from around the country.

During this transformational five-day overnight experience, students will get to visit local businesses, listen to successful leaders from around the world, and learn from Bryant’s international business professors, and network with alumni.

Space is limited and there is an application process to attend this leadership program. Students must be rising juniors or seniors. Scholarships are available. Students can APPLY HERE, by Monday, April 8, 2019 to be considered.


Bucknell University
Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) 

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today’s world. At BASE, faculty and students from various academic disciplines will engage in classroom discussions in an effort to come up with creative solutions. BASE participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about exciting current world issues
  • Develop creative problem solving skills
  • Collaborate with faculty and peers
  • Experience the liberal arts education
  • Explore Bucknell’s campus
Dates:            June 23 – 27, 2019
Eligibility:       High school students who will be rising juniors or seniors are welcome to apply.
Application:   The deadline to apply is April 20, 2019.
Notification:   Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:  


Carleton College

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

*attention current sophomores

Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

Past course offerings included:

·        DNA Fingerprinting: The Science of Forensics

·      Write Your Way In: Strategies for Success on Your College Application

·        Economics: Tools for Business, Public Policy and Life

·        The Achievement Gap

·       Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle

·      Motown and American Culture

In addition, workshops are offered to assist participants with their high school and college careers. Past workshop offerings have included:

·        ACT & SAT Preparation

·        Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid


Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be college-bound high school students who are current sophomores.




For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Case Western Reserve University

 Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs

June 23 – July 13, 2019


Still in high school but ready for a collegiate experience? Case Western Reserve University’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs fully immerse ambitious high school students in a college curriculum, conversations and activities.



Imagine Science

Imagine science, imagine yourself, imagine your future. Imagine yourself as part of an elite scientific research team working with professional scientists. This summer science research experience is sponsored by the Institute for the Science of Origins.

Imagine learning the foundations and future of science directly from today’s top scientists. Go beyond the classroom and join scientists in the places and spaces where they do their own research: genomics labs, physics experiments, geological strata, astronomical observatories, paleontology collections and fieldwork, virtual and augmented reality facilities and beyond. Experience the many-faceted worlds of scientific investigation!

·        You will spend three weeks immersed in actual scientific research with top-drawer scientists.

·        You will be part of adiverse network comprising a mix of like-minded peers, current CWRU undergrad science majors, grad students, post-docs, research scientists, members of CWRU’s most distinguished science faculty, and more.

·        You will have the opportunity to contribute to our online science publication, ORIGinations

·        You will receive a letter of evaluation of your progress and talents written by the lead scientist of your team

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Sears think[box] Pre-Collegiate Summer Program will immerse students in a meaningful, three-week residential experience focused on design, entrepreneurship, innovation and making. Students will receive training on prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters, learn about product development and human-centered design, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as design and build their own idea.

Sears think[box] is a world-class, public-access innovation center that is your key to accessing a complete ecosystem for venture creation, including everything from design and ideation resources to prototyping and fabrication equipment, as well as the legal and business expertise needed to launch your startup in our incubator.

Students will:

·        Experience college life while you live in CWRU residence halls, collaborate in an innovation center, walk the campus and more!

·        Establish a strong level of confidence and knowledge in design, entrepreneurship, innovation and making

·        Learn to utilize creativity and STEM hands-on and turn your ideas into reality

·        Build connection to CWRU with authentic experiences as college students and with the unique histories of Cleveland and CWRU

Social Justice

The Social Justice program will use an interdisciplinary approach to examine the root causes of social injustice. Focusing on principles of action, community, equity and inclusion, students will explore local, national and global issues and develop creative responses through discussion, journal writing, and short filmmaking.

Students will:

·        Study with university faculty with expertise in issues like environmental justice, indigenous rights, immigration and refugees, health disparities, race and poverty

·        Experience Cleveland with visits to local activists and artists who are building community connections and improving their neighborhoods

·        Build research skills at the college level and receive training in video production and editing

·        Examine unique perspectives on current issues through readings and documentary films

·        Explore philosophies about privilege, power and personal responsibility

Women in STEM

The Women in STEM program leverages hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to introduce students to STEM careers and role models.

During this three-week residential program, students will explore traditional and non-traditional STEM careers, take part in hands-on STEM experiences, research STEM pioneers, and experience college life.

Broaden your understanding of the diverse fields which constitute STEM through hands-on experiences with STEM and interactions with STEM professionals.

Take part in hands-on STEM research, projects, and experiences. Experience college life while you live in CWRU residence halls, study in the libraries, and walk the campus.

Students will:

·        Be exposed to diverse STEM fields and career options, both traditional and non-traditional

·        Build self-efficacy and science identity through exposure to women STEM role models, both current and pioneers

·        Get hands-on with STEM learning with pocket-sized projects and activities/experiments

·        Develop STEM vocabularies and skills through research and presentation components

·        Build connection to CWRU with authentic experiences as college students and with the unique histories of Cleveland and CWRU

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


The Catholic University of America 

2019 Summer Business Institute

The Summer Business Institute is a pre-college summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The week-long program will take place from Sunday, June 23 - Friday, June 28, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Catholic University's Busch School of Business faculty, business leaders and entrepreneurs and dive hands-on into business principles, applications, and competitions while experiencing a taste of college life and exploring Washington, D.C.

The total program cost is $500 this includes tuition, meals, and excursions.

Early Decision deadline for applications is March 15. Regular Decision deadline for applications is May 1. For more information and to apply click here.

Applied Math in Action!

Applied Math in Action!,  an action-packed week with math sessions each day in subjects outside the normal high school curriculum, so they are accessible to all levels: cryptography, game theory, modelling rocket trajectories & more,  as well as invited speakers and other educational activities.  It will also feature several fun excursions around Washington, D.C. and allow students to experience a week of college life on our beautiful campus. Because our math topics are outside the normal series of mathematics topics taught in high school, students do not need advanced coursework to participate, but only an interest in mathematics and STEM.


Offered June 23-28 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., this residential program is intended for rising high school freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors as well as 2019 high school graduates looking for a pre-college experience.


If you would like more information, please go to our website at 


College of Saint Elizabeth

Explorations in Science

July 14-19, 2019

Job growth in the sciences is predicted to lead the economy in the years ahead. Why not explore your possibilities during a week-long experiential & fun "science camp" at College of Saint Elizabeth?

Use this week to conduct experiments in our newly-renovated science labs and learn from highly qualified STEM instructors and experts.

Our one-week (Sunday through Friday) academic program will include:

·        Lab experiments to test scientific concepts

·        DNA lab or biodiesel creation lab

·        Visits to nearby STEM facilities and labs, including an urban farm field trip

·        Daily STEM research momentum startup sessions

·        Health and medical science workshops

·        Connections to leading corporations

Also included:

·     Transportation on all field trips

·     Residence life experience

·     On-campus meals

Be part of our action-packed week geared for scientific minds!


·        FREE! $50 deposit is refundable at program's end.


·        Current high school juniors

·        Minimum GPA of 3.0

·        Essay expressing student's motivations and expectations to attend this program (250-350 words)

·        Recommendation from principal, guidance counselor or teacher

·        Current high school transcript

Deadline for application

·        May 15, 2019 (Limited number of seats)

Acceptance notification

·        June 1, 2019

Enrollment deadline

·       June 15, 2019

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Cornell University
Summer College Programs for High School Students 

Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
  • take real university courses,
  • work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty,
  • earn three to six college credits,
  • explore majors and career options,
  • get a jump on successful college applications,
  • make friends from around the world, and much, much more.

This summer, we will offer programs between June 22 and August 6 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine—and many more.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Curry College

Summer CSI - Forensics Program

Week 1: July 8 – July 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Week 2: July 15 – July 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Are you a Criminal Minds, NCIS, or Law & Order fan? Would you like to explore a career in forensic science? This July, learn the role of a crime scene investigator from an expert CSI and forensic analyst in Curry College’s CSI-Forensics Program. You’ll put your problem-solving skills to the test, while discovering the science behind crime scene and evidence analysis. As you investigate staged crime scenes, you’ll identify and collect forensic evidence that you will analyze, examine, and compare in Curry’s state-of-the-art Forensic Science Lab.

Class lectures and lab activities will provide you with unique insights into forensic science, and a variety of hands-on laboratory exercises will enhance your understanding of this specialized field of study. We’ll cover blood spatter analysis and reconstruction, fingerprint identification, ballistics examination, forensic psychology, facial composites, and much more.


Through Curry’s CSI-Forensics Program, you will:

·        Discover and explore the science behind forensic science through lectures and activities.

·       Gain a deeper understanding of how science interacts with the criminal justice system.

·        Learn how CSI lab work is carried out, utilizing modern criminal detection methods.

·       Work individually and as teams to gather and interpret evidence from simulated crime scenes.


Register Today!

The program is limited to 16 participants, so early registration is recommended.


Fore more information and/or to apply, go to:


Cyber Math Academy

We’re excited to share that CyberMath Academy now offers a summer camp at Stanford University too!

Now your students can choose to attend our camps this summer at either Harvard University (July 6-17) or Stanford University (July 15-27).

Students will be able to choose from a variety of options which include College Prep (SAT and College Counseling and Application Planning), Math, Coding, Robotics, Game Design and Physics. Registration is open at

CyberMath Academy’s advanced and challenging courses from outstanding teachers pave the way for students to top colleges. Many top colleges such as MIT and Caltech specifically ask for their scores and give priority to the students who succeed in the competitions that we prepare for. Please see our informational pages on how math and coding competitions help secure a bright college education and an outstanding career.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Drew University

Global Scholars Irish History and Culture Summer Program


The Drew University/Institute of Study Abroad Ireland pre-college summer program is for high school students aged 15-17. This program includes lectures on Irish history and culture, guided field trips, Irish language learning, and participation in traditional cultural activities.

Students who successfully complete the summer program will receive three college credits from Drew University, NJ.

Ireland is a safe and friendly place for young scholars to learn about a different culture, and to engage with global issues such as identity, conflict resolution, political awareness, community.

You can visit the 2018 Global Scholars blog here

Program Highlights:

·        Visiting Ireland! A safe, friendly and beautiful location, where you will learn all about Irish history and culture. You’ll see awesome places from the past, including ancient tombs, fairy bridges, castles and caves, cottages and towns that are part of the landscape of rural Ireland

·        You will meet fellow teens from Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond. You’ll have friends all over the globe after this program.

·        Expert lecturers and instructors will conduct interesting and engaging classes, workshops and guided trips. We have the friendliest counselors, supervisors and staff, and you will always have someone to help you, 24/7.

·        Social engagement, service projects and group work will enhance your self-confidence, improve your social skills, encourage teamwork and expand your comfort zone in a context of balanced and supported challenges.

·        Students who successfully complete the program will receive three college credits from Drew University, which will be accepted as transfer credits at most U.S. colleges and universities.

·        We embrace diversity and foster an environment of tolerance, kindness and empathy.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Duke University


  • Summer College (four-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Accelerated STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)

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

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.

Check out our 2018 Duke Summer Session for High School Students Blog for more information and a glimpse at what the programs are like.


Fairleigh Dickinson University
Summer Pre-College Programs

The start of the New Year means summer is around the corner, and it is never too early for your students to start thinking ahead!

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) offers two rigorous Summer Pre-College Programs for motivated students to challenge themselves academically while gaining college experience.

Pre-College Program

(Grades 10-12)

Exciting college-level courses, each counting for 3 college credits. Topics include: AI & Robotics, Drone Technology, Pre-Med Explorations, Cognitive Psychology, Fashion Design, and much more! Students can learn more and see the full listing of courses here.

Junior Pre-College Program NEW!

(Grades 7-9)

Experience college while expanding your intellectual horizons with exciting non-credit courses. Topics include: AI & Robotics, Coding, Photography, Lab Biology, Internet of Things, and much more! Students can learn more and see the full listing of courses here.

Summer Pre-College programs are offered in two and four-week sessions on both our Metro Campus in Teaneck and our Florham campus in Madison.

Session 1: July 8 to July 18 (Classes run Monday through Thursday)

Session 2: July 22 to August 22 (Classes run Monday through Thursday)

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

·  Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.

·  Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.

·  Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.

·  3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.

·  Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.

·  Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.


Marist College

Summer Pre-College Program

Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school. Experience the excitement of college life at one of the "Best 384 Colleges and Universities" and "50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom".

·        Become more independent and experience what it will be like to live on a college campus and away from home

·        Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilitates

·        You’ll have several class sessions mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips, and recreation

Thrive outside the classroom

The Pre-College Program offers many engaging activities beyond the classroom to ensure you make the most out of your two weeks on campus. You will have opportunities to engage with faculty, visit New York City socialize with fellow high school students, and explore the Hudson Valley.

Get a head start on college by taking a college course and earn college credit!

·        Pursue your interests and expand your academic and creative aspirations

·        Learn from Marist's renowned faculty

·        Get a taste of a college major you are thinking about pursuing

·        Discover what you want to be when you grow up

·        Get a head start on your degree and get an advantage before you graduate high school

·        Enjoy small class sizes of around 15 to 25 students

·        Meet like-minded students!


Poughkeepsie, NY Summer Pre-College Programs


Creative Writing

Criminal Justice


Digital Media


Environmental Science

Fashion Design

Fashion Merchandising

Film & TV Production

Game Design




Sports Communication

Theatre Performance


NYC Summer Pre-College Programs


Game Design



Italy: Fashion

Italy: Interior Design

Italy: Italian

Italy: Studio Art

Italy: Marketing & Communication

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Monmouth University

Model United Nations Summer Camp

Dates: Monday, July 29–Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

Time 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Price: $450

Location: Monmouth University

Open to All Students Grades 6 through 12

Whether you’re new to Model UN or a seasoned pro, learn to master the most popular high school extracurricular activity in the nation with guidance from recent champions. Develop your public speaking, critical thinking, policy analysis, and writing skills, while networking with people who care about the world and the challenges facing it. This camp helps fund Monmouth University’s Model UN Team that competes annually at locations including Washington D.C., Oxford University, Harvard University, King's College London, and UNC Charlotte. The first four days will cover strategies to succeed in different aspects of a Model UN contest, and on Friday, the camp will hold a mock competition with prizes and awards.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Montclair State University
Summer and Fall 2019 Early College Program

Montclair State University is offering academically ambitious high school students an exciting opportunity to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework. With 11 colleges and schools, and more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Through this pre-college program, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online.

With a highly-reduced tuition rate through the Early College Program, students may choose from a wide variety of undergraduate courses within the 100 and 200 levels.

We eagerly invite our Early College students to engage in the University community and take advantage of such campus resources as the Student Center, Sprague Library and the Student Recreation Center.

Academically committed high school students are encouraged to apply by visiting and completing the online application here.


New York University (NYU)


Precollege is college.

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.

Choose Your Courses

Courses are available in more than 30 academic areas. With NYU Precollege, you can explore the archeological history of New York City, begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, explore engineering and design, or delve into business and finance.

If you are looking for a more structured experience, many of our schools and colleges at NYU offer additional programs for high school students.

Non-Credit College Writing Workshop

In addition to the various credit-bearing college courses students can select, students also have the option of taking a noncredit College Writing Workshop, a $450, five-week course taught by NYU’s writing faculty. The workshop introduces students to college-level reading and writing techniques and helps them hone their research and writing skills. Past students have found the course to be an excellent supplement to their credit-bearing NYU courses, and the skills they develop enhance their high school and undergraduate studies.

Students must be enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course to take the College Writing Workshop; it can be the second or third course students have on their schedule. The College Writing Workshop (EXPOS-UA 30) can be found in the Course Search under the College of Arts and Science’s Expository Writing department. Several sections are offered, including sections designed for international or domestic students with English as their second language. The course is graded pass/fail.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


University of Notre Dame

2019 Summer Scholars

Program Date: June 22 - July 6, 2019

·         Spend two weeks living and learning on the Notre Dame campus

·         Focus on one of 22 program tracks, including our newest courses Modern Art: From French Impressionism to American Pop or From Malcolm X to the Beatles: Youth Activism & Repression in the 60s

·         Live in the residence halls, eat at the dining hall, and study under Notre Dame faculty

For rising high school juniors and seniors.
Application deadline: February 19, 2019

2019 Leadership Seminars  

Program Date: July 13 - July 24, 2019

·         10 day, all-expenses-paid program

·         Three new seminars offered: The Environment: Science, Policy, and Ethics; Global Issues: Violence & Peace in the Modern Age; and The State of Race in 21st Century America

·         Experience life at Notre Dame, living on campus and studying under esteemed Notre Dame faculty in this highly competitive program

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019

2019 Study Abroad: Rome

Program Date: June 1 - June 15, 2019

·         Two weeks of study immersed in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with a focus on the architectural landscape and its stories - Learn more

·         Scholars representing a range of fields are on hand to guide students in their exploration of this fascinating city

·         The Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome serves as the home for lectures and discussions, while the city itself serves as the program's true classroom

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019

2019 Study Abroad: Ireland

Program Date: July 13 - July 27, 2019

·         12 days exploring bustling Dublin and serene Connemara, Ireland - Learn more

·         Guided by Notre Dame faculty and local scholars, students embark on an exploration of Irish culture, history, and landscape

·         Seminars held at the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center in Dublin and the historic castle of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 28, 2019


Pace University

Summer Scholars Institute

Founded in 1999, The Pace University Summer Scholars Institute is an intensive two week learning and living program designed for rising (High School) Juniors and Seniors eager to experience firsthand what college is all about.

Located on our newly renovated New York City campus situated just steps away from Wall Street, Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Brooklyn Bridge, the Institute offers a rigorous and challenging program of study for students in five possible fields of study (“tracks”) at a surprisingly affordable tuition. These five tracks are Theatre Arts, Business, Psychology, Digital Film Production, and Criminal Justice. Prospective students should apply for the track they wish “to major” in and can also indicate a second choice.

Our students’ classroom experience is paired with active exploration of New York City. Many of the tracks use the city as a “text” to support their curriculum. Outings to museums, theaters, parks and restaurants are also part of an itinerary of social events that complement each student’s out of class activities.

Summer Scholars get to mix with Pace University faculty, staff, current students, and former Summer Scholars. Each new class of Summer Scholars brings in smart and talented students from around the country with a few students from abroad. Together they form a creative and supportive community of friends that often endures after the program ends. Parents are invited to attend a closing reception where they can meet Summer Scholars staff and faculty.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Pratt Institute
PreCollege Program

Each summer Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program welcomes over 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly a month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student.

Students choose a concentration of study modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. To complement this concentration course, students are automatically enrolled in foundation, art history, and portfolio development classes. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

Reflecting Pratt’s academic culture, PreCollege students are immersed in their studio practice and actively participating in a rigorous full schedule of classes Monday to Friday. Classes are led by Pratt’s renowned faculty of working artists and professional designers who are committed to sharing their expertise in the field.

Beyond enjoying the beauty of Pratt’s campus in classes or taking advantage of our state-of-the-art equipment and studio spaces, students are provided with opportunities after class and during weekends to explore New York City through lectures and cultural and social events.

PreCollege students get a head start on college by living and studying with peers from across the country and around the world. The program welcomes both domestic and international students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to share a common interest in exploring creative fields in a vibrant urban setting.

The program culminates in an exhibition of students’ work curated in gallery spaces throughout campus. Family members, friends, and members of the creative community are invited to our final exhibition to share in the joy of students’ accomplishments. PreCollege students leave enriched, empowered, and ready to be our future artists, designers, and creative thinkers.


Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, cultural studies, or other creative fields.

  • Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college.
  • Develop your skills through college-level coursework and earn four college credits.
  • Develop a body of work for your portfolio to support admission into college.
  • Meet other students who share your interests.
  • Get a preview of the college experience.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Rutgers University
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Summer Intensives 2019 

Join the vibrant artistic community on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University by participating in one of our innovative summer arts programs.  Intensives in music, dance, film, theater, and art & design present opportunities to explore and perform under the guidance of distinguished teaching artists at the state’s premier arts conservatory. We invite you to explore and hone your artistry this summer at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Programs offered


Art & Design

      Rutgers Design Intensive: Print

      Rutgers Animation Intensive

      Rutgers Design Intensive: Interactive

      Rutgers Drawing and Painting Intensive

      Rutgers Junior Drawing and Painting Intensive

Children’s Camp

    Kids Create!


    Rutgers Young Dancer Programs

    Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory

    Rutgers Summer Dance Lab

Film & Editing

    Avid Media Composer Certification

    Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Camp


    Rutgers Symphonic Wind Band and Chamber Music Camp

    Rutgers Oboe Reed Making Intensive

    Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute

    American String Teachers Association of New Jersey (ASTA)

    Music Theory and Ear Training Boot Camp


    Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory


    OM Factory Teacher Training Course at Rutgers University

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Stanford University

Pre-Collegiate Studies


Our participants are adventurous, highly motivated, and passionate in their desire to come together and deepen their learning. While exploring new subjects and making friendships to last a lifetime, they will gain new insights into themselves and what really motivates them.


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

From Business to Bioscience, Creative Writing to Cosmology, participants engage in single-subject intensive study in a field they are passionate about, working with brilliant instructors and peers during this three-week, residential program.


Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

For three weeks on campus, rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.


Stanford Summer Arts Institute

Experience how the arts thrive at Stanford! Participants come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in architecture, visual design, and music.


Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current 10th- and 11th-grade students from around the world for five-weeks of intensive study in advanced mathematics on Stanford campus.


Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)

This five-week summer residential program offers low-income and underrepresented minority students from select counties in Northern and Central California the chance to explore medicine through lectures, mentorship, and a hospital internship.


Stanford AI4ALL (formerly SAILORS)

Each summer, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory opens its lab doors with an outreach summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in computer science, particularly in the field of AI research.


Stanford Humanities Circle

For local middle and high school students passionate about history, literature, or philosophy, Stanford Humanities Circle offers a chance to read and discuss important concepts in the humanities.


Stanford Science Circle

Stanford Science Circle offer weekly classes throughout the quarter for Bay Area middle and high school students who are interested in exploring the vast and exciting world of science.


Stanford Math Circle

Math circles are weekly gatherings of local students on Stanford campus, offering students the chance to explore complex and advanced mathematical topics in a group environment guided by mathematicians and educators.


Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics

Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math & Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, giving students an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools.


Discovering Medicine @ Stanford

This three-day program is interactive, with small group workshops, and direct interactions with a variety of health professionals from the Stanford Health Care hospital, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the Stanford School of Medicine.


For more information and/or to apply, go to:



Stevens Institute of Technology
Pre-College Programs

Each one of our unique programs gives you unprecedented exposure to a cutting-edge field of study — and the inspiration and confidence to pursue it later if you choose.

All of our programs 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. By night you’ll live in the dorms, by day you’ll visit major corporations, work on a tangible project and learn alongside experts. You can choose to participate in more than one program during the summer, as long as the program dates don’t overlap.

Available Pre-College Programs


2019 DATES


Business Explorer

Session 1: June 23 - 29

Session 2: July 7 - 13

Session 3: July 14 - 20

1 week

Civil Engineering Design & Architecture

Session 1: June 23 - June 29

Session 2: July 7 - July 13

1 week


Session 1: June 23 - June 29 (Beginner)

Session 2: July 8 - July 13 (Advanced)

1 week


Session 1: July 7 - July 19

Session 2: July 21 - August 2

2 weeks

Electronic Music Production

July 14 - July 20

1 week

Engineering Bootcamp

June 23 - June 29

1 week

Intermediate Computer Science

July 21 - August 2

2 weeks

Introduction to Coding & App Design

Session 1: June 23 - June 29

Session 2: July 7 - July 13

1 week

Introduction To Game Design

Session 1: July 7 - July 19

Session 2: July 21 - August 2

2 weeks

Introduction Virtual Reality

Session 1: July 14 - 20

1 week

Pre-Law STEM & Society

July 21- July 27

1 week

Pre-Med: Biology

Session 1: July 7 - 13

Session 2: July 14 - 20

Session 3: July 21 - 27

1 week

Pre-Med Biomedical Engineering

Session 1: July 7 - 13

Session 2: July 14 - 20

Session 3: July 21 - 27

1 week


For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Summer Discovery 

Summer Discovery is a pre-college enrichment program for high school and middle school students that combines academics with fun, activities, and sports. Students experience college life while gaining independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Courses are taught by university instructors and students live on campus, exploring university towns for a robust, complete pre-college summer experience. For 53 years, we’ve helped more than 100,000 students learn and grow. We can't wait for you to join us.


High School Pre-College

High School Internships

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Susquehanna University

Summer Pre-College Programs


Spend a week living on a college campus with other high school students who share your passion.

We offer exceptional summer educational institutes, ranked in the top 20 in the nation by Value Colleges and no. 21 by College Consensus. Our programs will allow you to get a taste of college life and challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the future.

Actor's Institute - July 21–27, 2019

Immerse yourself in artistic collaboration and cutting-edge performance. Take the spotlight for bare-bones monologues and compelling small-cast scenes under the guidance of experienced professional actors and directors. Learn what it takes to keep a theatre company alive and successful. Be authentic, engaged and evocative.

Choral Institute - July 7–13, 2019

A unique summer performance experience for high school students that focuses on improving musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.

Exploring Legal Careers - June 23–29, 2019

Explore your interest in public law and a legal career! Learn about current issues related to constitutional law and civil liberties. Engage in mock trial simulations with feedback from experienced faculty mentors. Interact with local judges and attorneys.

#GoMedia - July 7–13, 2019

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of communications during a week-long experience featuring hands-on experiences and networking with leading professionals.

i-Engineer: Calling All Future Engineers - July 21–27, 2019

Think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening your understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship - choose June 23–29, 2019 or July 7–13, 2019

A team-based approach to the ins and outs of starting and running a company. Hosted by Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business.

Publishing & Editing Institute - June 23–29, 2019

Do you dream of working at a publishing house? Learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered program that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest lectures by professionals in the industry.

Stream Ecology Institute - July 7–13, 2019

This weeklong, residential program will have you searching under rocks for crawdads and salamanders and testing stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen.

Strings & Keyboard Institute - July 7–13, 2019

Take private lessons with expert faculty, rehearse and be coached in small ensembles, building valuable connections with professional musicians while developing audition repertoire. Study music theory and history and prep for performances during the closing concert.

Sustainability 101: Building a Resilient World - July 21–27, 2019

How can we design more resilient communities? You'll explore this and hike in an old growth forest, visit the largest university-owned solar array in the state, get your hands dirty growing food and much more!

Wall Street Susquehanna - choose June 23–29, 2019 or July 7–13, 2019

Experience a fast-paced week in the life of a Wall Street analyst during Wall Street Susquehanna. If you have a passion for business and investing, or are considering a career on Wall Street, this is for you!

Wind Ensemble Institute - June 23–29, 2019

Chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance for high school students talented in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Writers Workshop - July 21–27, 2019

Intensive, small-group workshops in fiction, poetry, essay & memoir, performance writing and screenwriting, taught by nationally recognized authors.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:



The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Pre-College Programs for High School Students 

Pre-College Summer Academy Series

TCNJ’s Pre-College Summer Academy Series welcomes rising 9th,10th and 11th grade high school students who want to explore careers and experience undergraduate academic and student life at TCNJ. Students will have an opportunity to learn and work with TCNJ faculty and current TCNJ undergraduate students.  Academic topics are taught by TCNJ faculty (not graduate students) to ensure a rigorous educational experience. Students will also meet and interact with TCNJ staff from admissions, career services, student life, and more! Best of all – students can live and learn with peers with common academic interests.

A typical day includes academic work, career exploration, small and large group collaborative activities, and a social activity time. Students will eat at Eickhoff Hall, a beautiful facility with healthy, great tasting food. Students will interact with both TCNJ faculty and undergraduate students with a passion for teaching and mentoring young people. Students collaborate on a culminating project presentation. Students also learn about the college admissions process and how to highlight pre-college experiences in their portfolio of activities.

Program Highlights

·         Career and college major exploration

·         Workshop with admissions staff about highlighting pre-college experiences during the college admissions process

·         Career Center, Center for Student Success, and Academic Research workshops to learn about college academic life

·         Led by TCNJ faculty and undergraduates

·         Recreational and Experiential activities

·         Use of TCNJ Aquatics Center and Student Center

·         Residential and Commuter Options

·         Meals, T- Shirts and more!

Learn about our Summer Pre – College 2019 programs:

·         Global Business

·         Environments

·         Music Technology

·         Game Design

Registration for Summer 2019 Pre College Academy Series has begun. Please go to

Pre-College Summer Service Scholars Program

Designed for high-achieving rising 10th–12th grade students and recent high school graduates interested in community-engaged learning and advanced study. This residential program gives you a chance to take a college-level course, serve in the local community and explore college life. You will take a college level course taught by TCNJ faculty. The faculty will integrate community engaged learning into the course as you do service in the community. Service activities could include serving at an after-school program, the soup kitchen, community garden, or another non-profit partner. Throughout the program you’ll experience college-life by living in the dorms, eating in the dining hall and spending time getting to know the other students in the program!


HIS 177 – 20th Century US

This two-week, credit-bearing course offers a concise overview of the United States in the 20th century.  As an introduction to modern U.S. history, it examines questions of race, inequality, and power that are central to understanding contemporary American society. With a special focus on Trenton, the course examines how local history reflects national trends. Bonner Summer Fellows will connect the past to the present in their field sites.

Professor: Rob McGreevey

SOC101 – Introduction to Sociology

This two-week, credit-bearing sociology course explores the intersection of biography and history.  Students learn the basic foundations of sociology, including its development as a field of inquiry, early sociological theory, and methodology.  The course also analyzes social organization, addressing culture, structure, socialization, and social control. Students investigate how culture, class, race, sex, family, medicine, business, religion, education, and government affect our lives.  Special attention is paid to the impact of society on self.  Bonner Summer Fellows will explore how sociological concepts can be applied in a field placement in Trenton.

Professor: Diane Bates


Summer Service Scholars will serve organizations in Trenton and its surrounding communities. Trenton is a small city that presents a typical array of urban challenges. Students coming to the program should be prepared to work in a well supervised group within an urban context. In the past, TCNJ’s Bonner Institute has worked closely with such organizations as The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, environmental organizations, urban garden groups, tutoring programs, homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, and youth sports organizations.

During the SSS program, students will work with organizations the Bonner Institute has a long-standing relationship with that matches the learning goals of the course the students are taking.


Summer Service Scholars will take part in evening film screenings, discussions and other intellectual/recreation activities. TCNJ admissions staff will lead a session on highlighting community engaged learning during the college admissions process.

College and Career Readiness Institute Pre-College Program

Designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in beginning their preparation for college applications and engaging in community service.

This residential program gives students a chance to explore college life, write a draft college essay, and explore careers/majors while doing community service and learning about social justice.


IDS 55 – College Readiness

This one-week non-credit, course will provide rising 11-12 grade students with access to College staff and programming that will include: a workshop with admissions staff about highlighting community service and pre-college experiences during the college admissions process; assistance with writing a college application essay; exploration of career and college major options; participation in community service activities.

Community Service

Students in the program will get the opportunity to serve with our local partners in the Trenton area. The goal of the program is to introduce students to what community service, or community engaged learning, is like at the college level. Students will be supervised and mentored by Bonner Community Scholars, students in a scholarship program that serve in the community during the academic year.

TCNJ School Tours

To give students an introduction to the different schools and majors here at TCNJ, we will have a tour of each of the schools on campus from faculty/staff. On the tour we will learn about majors/minors, see facilities/labs, learn about common job options and have the chance to ask many questions!


Throughout the week, students will participate in the following workshops: Social Justice, College Essay Writing, College and Career Exploration, and Reflection/Team Building. All of these workshops will supplement the rest of the program content. Students will leave at the end of the week with a draft college essay, an understanding of how colleges are set up, with a few colleges & majors picked out as options and a better understanding of what they should be looking for in their higher education.

TCNJ Robotics Summer Camp

High School students are invited to apply for an intensive summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals.

Camp participants will be introduced through a residential College academic experience to the exciting field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will learn topics not traditionally taught in High Schools such as Microcontroller Programming, Sensing Systems, Digital Electronics, Wireless Communications, Computer Vision, and more. (click on above image to see a photo album from the camp)

The participant will work with Electrical and Computer Engineering students and professors, and interact with professional engineers from the Industry.

TCNJ offers a superior learning environment, and these experiences take place in specialized laboratories.


Students will build, program, and use their own robot. Each participant will receive a robotics kit, and at the end of the camp they get to take home their own robot. The Kit provides everything necessary to build an expandable robotics platform. During the process of building their robot, students get to perform a series of activities, which culminate with a robotics competition.

The activities introduce motor control and interfacing your robot to the human world to avoid objects, follow light, and provide sound and light feedback (click on above image to see a photo

Engineering in Health and Medicine Summer Camp: July 14 to July 19, 2019


Interested in how engineering applies to health and medicine?

Come to the TCNJ’s week-long residential camp and learn about biomedical engineering. Work with biomedical engineers and students on projects ranging from medical imaging to biomaterials and medical device design to neural engineering and more.

Who should apply?

High school students that rank in the top 30% of their class and have an interest in engineering in medicine.  Applicants must have successfully completed one year of math and science. The camp will be held at the beautiful campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Participants stay in a TCNJ air-conditioned residence dorm and are chaperoned by Biomedical Engineering students.

What do participants do?

Participants will be exposed to the diverse field of biomedical engineering through several hands-on and design activities that take place in the TCNJ STEM Building’s state-of-the-art biomedical engineering laboratories and design facilities.  Participants will also have the opportunity to meet biomedical engineers working in the medical device industry.

Typical Day includes:

·         Hands-on lab or design activity.

·         Presentation of project outcomes.

·         Evening activities including meet-and-greet with biomedical engineers from industry.

Priority Application Deadline: April 25, 2019

Rolling admission after April 25th based on availability

Apply online at:

View our brochure here!

For information about all of the TCNJ summer programs, go to:


The National World War II Museum
Student Leadership Academy
A Summer Learning Experience in New Orleans
June 24 - 30, 2019

During Student Leadership Academy, students spend one week with the Museum's staff of historians, curators, and educators in the most immersive WWII experience available at the Museum. A ride aboard PT-305, the Museum's WWII combat-veteran PT boat, concludes this exceptional week.

This six-night, seven-day program immerses students in the Museum's wealth of exhibits, artifacts, images, and documents, with structured Leadership Lesson Debates along the way. Students will feel what it was like to be a member of a five-man crew inside a Sherman Tank, inspect the flight logs of a bomber pilot, and handle the gear of a WWII infantryman. Students continually revisit the theme of “what it means today,” relating the lessons of World War II to their own lives and the world around them.

Not only will students have the unique opportunity to study WWII history at one of the world's top-rated museums, they will also venture out to historic sites in the community—including the Chalmette National Battlefield and NASA Michoud Assembly Facility (on the former site of the plant that produced the Higgins Boats used in the war)—and meet some of the men and women who experienced World War II firsthand.

In coordination with Student Leadership Academy, students have the option to earn college credit through the online course Topics in WWII History, a course that examines common themes and decisions made during World War II. Through readings, artifact investigations at The National WWII Museum, and online discussion forums, students analyze the major elements of World War II with an emphasis on strategic and moral dilemmas.

Students can enroll in an online course through Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, that will be instructed by a history professor and moderated by Museum staff. Assignments will include discussions and papers on assigned readings and a travel portfolio. Assignments will be graded, and students who pass the course will earn three credit hours.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


TryEngineering Summer Institute

Our Goal

To spark enthusiasm in engineering and technology in the next generation of problem-solvers and difference-makers, and position these innovators for long-term success in academics and in life.

How do we do it?

Organized in two-week sessions each summer, on three dynamic college campuses across the United States, the TryEngineering Summer Institute unites students from around the world -- co-ed, between 12-17 years old -- to:

·        engage in hands-on design challenges

·        experience the work firsthand with behind-the-scenes tours with real-life engineers

·        discover not just what's happening today, but what's coming tomorrow, through conversations with renowned guest speakers and incredible Summer Institute counselors

Introductory & Advanced Programs

TryEngineering Summer Institute offers Introductory and Advanced program content for every level of student experience. Students are grouped by age, skill and comfort level.

2019 Dates and Locations

Introductory and Advanced program content is offered at each session.

College Station, Texas: July 7 – July 20 and July 21 – August 3

Riverside, California: July 7 – July 20 and July 21 – August 3

Queens, New York: July 7 – July 20 and July 21 – August 3

Give us two weeks, and we'll give you a new definition of what it means to be an engineer.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


University of Southern Florida



USF Pre-College offers an opportunity for high school students to experience college level academics during their summer break. Teens will pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and explore the independence of university life. Programs are enriched with experiential learning, select field trips, and guest speakers which work to transform learning outcomes from theory to practice.

Teens can choose from a variety of summer programs ranging from five days to four weeks. Browse the complete list of programs and learn how to register or apply on program pages.


Prepare for academic and college life with this program designed to expand your horizons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. You'll develop critical thinking and conceptual creativity through active, hands-on participation in all aspects of the program, including work with cryptography cybersecurity.


Discover how engineering and the human body come together. You will learn how technology can be used to record and monitor biological signals from the body and how to use those signals to create better tools and mainstream technology applications such as advanced sensors, diagnostics and prosthetics.


Learn what it’s like to train in the same environment as medical school students and engage in the same equipment demonstrations and realistic hands-on simulation activities. You'll be immersed in a variety of simulated health care training experiences such as a 3-D anatomy analysis, laparoscopic skills and high-fidelity simulation.


Take an up-close look at what scientists and engineers do by engaging with USF faculty in a variety of cutting-edge facilities. You’ll get hands-on experience with brain drones, robotics, 3D printing and modeling, integrative biology and interdisciplinary sciences.


Complete "learning quests" that require you to be a researcher, creative thinker, academic reader, scholarly writer, problem solver and effective leader. You'll utilize campus resources to complete mini-projects that will equip you with the skills to excel as first-time college student.


Work with non-profit organizations in the University Mall to see how community partners help to address some of Tampa’s large-scale problems. You’ll actively work with these partners to propose solutions to large urban issues affecting the Tampa Bay area and metropolitan areas around the country.


Explore storytelling principles through the lens of filmmaking. You will study current works in film and identify and discuss meaning and theoretical approach, as well as learn about all aspects of the filmmaking process. Engage in creating your own films, culminating with a final cut screening and awards ceremony open to family and friends.


Join the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC) in this exciting camp just for girls! Compete in teams to solve concrete cybersecurity problems, including hands-on activities in blockchain security, mining of cryptocurrency and authentication, and Unix-based computing. Participants also will explore potential careers in cybersecurity and engage with current USF faculty, students, and industry experts.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


University of Virginia
Cornerstone Summer Institute

The Cornerstone Summer Institute provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

Designed by members of the University of Virginia President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the institute encourages critical thinking while students learn about both the University’s past and the modern-day legacies of slavery. Students explore the early history of the University by getting hands-on experience with archival records, by rolling up their sleeves on an archaeological dig where enslaved people lived and worked, and by learning–through community engagement–how the U.Va. story had an impact on the surrounding area. Students, in addition to collegiate skill-building, get the full U.Va. experience–living in dorms, eating in dining halls, meeting new friends, and exploring the Jefferson-designed school.

Guided by top faculty and a team of U.Va. students, participants explore the university, Charlottesville, and area landmarks, including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier. Every year, students leave the camp with a wealth of new knowledge, a passion for history, friends from across the country, and lasting memories. Watch students talk about their CSI experiences in this short video.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from during the spring until the camp is full. The deadline for applying is April 22, 2019.


Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. If you have questions about the program, please contact Ashley Schmidt, Ph.D., at

 The 2019 camp will run June 22-June 29, 2019.


Washington University in St. Louis

Summer Experiences


High School Summer Scholars Program

Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.

High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2019 Sessions

We offer three different sessions of the High School Summer Scholars Program:

·        Session A: June 9-July 13 (five weeks)

·        Session B: July 14-August 16 (five weeks)

·        Session C: June 9-August 3 (eight weeks)


Students choose from a variety of introductory courses in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. See Courses for a list of 2019 courses by session.

High School Summer Institutes

High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, academic programs. All of our institutes are taught by Washington University affiliated instructors which include faculty, graduate students, post docs, and adjuncts.

High School Summer Institute students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2019 Institutes

We offer several different institutes each summer:

·         Creative Writing--closed

·         Environmental Studies--closed

·         Humanities--space still available

·         Global Leadership--closed

·         Pre-Engineering--closed

·         Pre-Medical--closed

·         Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology (PNP)--closed

·         Young Leaders--space still available

For more information and/or to apply, go to: