Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities for 2011

Overseas Travel & Study Programs

American Collegiate Adventures
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Type of Program: Choose from 4 options including Seville Spain, Florence, Italy, Costa Rica, or Costa Rica & Panama.
Program Dates: Varies by program, please see website
Website: http://www.acasummer.com/

China Programs
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: THere are three to shoose from and they vary in their specifics.  All of them focus on leanring Mandarin and exploring the China culture.
Program Dates:  See website, each varies
Website: www.chinaprograms.org

Columbia University: “The Barcelona Experience” or “Study in the Middle East”
Participants: Students entering grades 11 or 12.
Type of Program: Study at the University of Barcelona or King’s Academy in Manja, Jordan.
Program Dates:
Barcelona: July 2 – July 23, 2011
Jordan: June 26-July 23, 2011
Website: www.ce.columbia.edu/hs

Instituto San Pedro
Participants: High School Students
Type of Program: A total Spanish immersion program where you will live with a host family and take spanish courses in Segovia
Program dates: varies by program
Website: http://institutosanpedro.com/

Millsaps College: International Cultural Awareness Program (ICAP)
Participants: Rising seniors
Type of Prpgram: A two week summer program that cultivats cultural awareness and international understanding.  Students will spend time at Millsaps and their Yucatan Campus
Program Dates: June 13-23, 2011
Website: http://www.millsaps.edu/icap.php

Oxbridge Academic Programs
Participants: Grades 10-12 – Oxford or Cambridge
Participants: Grades 9-12 – Spain or France
Type of Program: Academic and cultural enrichment.
Program Dates: Varies by program
Website: http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/

Oxford University: Advanced Studies Program
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Academic and cultural enrichment.
Program Dates: July 12 – August 5, 2011
Website: http://www.oasp.ac.uk/summerprogram/

St. Hugh’s College (University of Oxford)
Participants: Rising seniors or students who just graduated from high school
Type of Program: Academic and cultural enrichment.
Program Dates: July 16 – August 6, 2011
Website: http://www.sthughs-summerschool.info/

Study Programs International: Study in Spain, Mexico, France, Costa Rica, China, or Italy
Participants: 15 years of age or older with (typically) one year of high school foreign language relevant to native language of the program student hopes to attend.
Type of Program: Academic enrichment and cultural immersion.
Program Dates: Varies by program – see website.
Website: http://www.spiabroad.com/

Summer Discovery: Pre-College Enrichment Programs
Participants: Students completing grades 9-12.
Type of Program: Choose from 3 different countries including:
Cambridge University (England), Italy (Florence), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, & Valencia).
Program Dates: Varies by program.
Website: http://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Les Tapies: Summer Program
Participants:Grades 9-12
Type of Program: Varies by location, enrichment and immersion
Program Dates: Varies by Program
Website: http://www.tasis.ch/page.cfm?p=229

University of Chicago: The Traveling Academy
Participants: Rising 10-12
Type of Program: Study ancient Greek drama in its literary and social contexts.
Program Dates: June 18 – July 9, 2011
Website: https://summer.uchicago.edu/traveling-academy.cfm

University of Cambridge: Cambridge College Programme
Participants:  Grades 9-12
Type of Program: Three program types: Academic, Leadership, and a Paris excursion.  Take challenging academic courses, and incorporate an in-depth course study through
lectures and excursions to expose scholars to both cultural and historic venues, which will broaden their horizons during their stay in England.
Program Dates:
July 21 – August 10, 2011 (Academic Programme)
July 21 – August 10, 2011 (International Leadership)
August 10 – 16, 2011 (Paris Excursion)
Website: www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org

University of Dallas
Participants: Grades 9-12 (Preference given to grades 10-12)
Type of Program: Two program opportunities:
“Shakespeare in Italy” – Over the course of 2 weeks students will study three of Shakespeare’s plays.  These plays will support the students’ travels in Italy.
“Arete” – A journey in the liberal arts.  Students are introduced to essential texts of Western Civilization and live on UD’s campus in Irving, TX.
Website: http://www.udallas.edu/academics/summer/hs

University of St. Andrews (Scotland): Scottish Studies & Creative Writing Summer Programs
Participants: Juniors, seniors, or students about to enter college.
Type of Program: 3.5 weeks of academic and cultural enrichment.
Program Dates: July 2- July 30, 2011
Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/scottishstudiessummerprogramme
www.st-andrews.ec.uk/creativewritingsummerprogramme

General Academic Programs within the US

American Collegiate Adventures
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Type of Program: Activity-filled weeks of learning and recreation in Madison, Wisconsin or a 3-city combo including D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston.
Program Dates: varies by program
Website: http://www.acasummer.com/

Babson College: Babson Idea Generation (BIG) Program
Participants: Rising junior or seniors
Type of Program:  A residential program that will give students the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial or social ventures.
Program Dates: July 5 – August 19, 2011
Website: www.summerstudy.babson.edu

Babson College: Entrepreneur Development Experience
Participants: Rising junior or seniors
Type of Program:  A residential program that will give students the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial or social ventures.
Program Dates: July 5 – August 19, 2011
Website: www.summerstudy.babson.edu

Beloit College: Summer Intensive Language Programs
Participants: Students age 17
Type of Program: The Center offers four- and eight-week programs in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. At the successful conclusion of each eight-week summer language program, students will have completed the equivalent of one year of college-level language study and are prepared to enter the next year of study at most colleges and universities.
Program Dates:
Eight Week Session: June 11 – August 5, 2011
Session I:June 11 – July 9, 2011
Website: http://www.beloit.edu/cls/

Beloit College: Summer LABS
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: A rsidential, pre-college program in which students will spend intensive day-time hours engaging in the ideas and practice of their selected course. After class, they will have time to collaborate with classmates on coursework, participate in structured programs that foster an intellectual community, and take time out for organized off-campus group excursions.
Program Dates: June 13-July 1, 2011 and July 11 – July 29, 2011
Website: http://www.beloit.edu/summerlabs/

Boston College: Summer Experience
Participants: Rising Seniors
Type of Program:  A six week long college experience for outstanding, highly motivated students to experience college level coursework at Boston College
Program Dates: June 27- August 5, 2011
E-mail: bce@bc.edu

Boston University: High School Honors, Research Internship, Summer Challenge, or Summer Preview
Participants: Varies according to program.
Type of Program: Depending on which program student chooses, she will have the opportunity to study one or two subjects or pursue scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Program Dates: Vary by program.
Website: http://bu.edu/summer/highschool

Carleton College: Liberal Arts Experience
Participants: Rising juniors of African American descent or students interested in African American culture.
Type of Program: To introduce the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology
Program Dates: July 9 – 15, 2011
Website: www.carleton.edu/summer

Carnegie Mellon (PA): Pre-College Programs
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Choose from 7 Pre-College programs.
Program Dates: June 25 – August 5, 2011
Website: www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Colorado College: Summer Session
Participants: Rising Seniors
Type of Program: An opportunity to take a class for college credit and experience the campus of Colorado College.
Program Dates: varies by program
Website: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/summerprograms/summersession/precollege/index.asp

The College of William & Mary (VA): Pre-Collegiate Summer Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Early American History.
Program Dates:
Session 1: June 26 – July 16, 2011
Session II: July 17 – August 6, 2011
Website: www.wm.edu/niahd

Columbia University (NY)
Participants: Students entering grades 9-12
Program Dates: Students can attend one or both of the following sessions:
Session 1: June 26 – July 16, 2011
Session 2: July 18 – August 6, 2011
Website: www.ce.columbia.edu/hs

Cornell University: Summer College Programs
Participants: Grades 10-12
Type of Program: A residential summer program designed to allow students the opportunity to explore careers, a college campus, and enhance their resume.
Program Dates:  Various programs run for three or six weeks between June 25 and August 9, 2011.
Website: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

Duke University Talent Identification Program: Summer Programs
Participants: Grades 9-10
Type of Program: Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.
Program Dates: Varies by program, see website
Website: http://www.tip.duke.edu/summer_programs/

Earlham College: Explore a College
Participants: Grades 9-11
Type of Program: A two week residential summer program designed to let you “practice going to college.”
Program Dates: July 10 -23, 2011
Website: www.earlham.edu/~eac

Georgetown University: Summer School
Participants: Rising 10-12th graders.
Type of Program: Choose from 11 academic tracks.
Program Dates: Vary by program.
Website: http://scs.georgetown.edu/summer-programs-for-high-school-students

George Washington University: Pre-College Program
Participants: Grades 9-11
Program Dates: varies by program
Website: http://www.precollege.gwu.edu

Harvard University: Harvard Summer School 2011
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors and ’11 grads.
Type of Program: Courses in writing, drama, and math.
Program dates: June 25 – August 12, 2011
Website: http://www.ssp.harvard.edu/

Hollins University: Hollinsummer
Participants: Girls in grades 9-12
Type of Program: You’ll take two noncredit classes, live on campus with girls from all over the country, and enjoy a full program of extracurricular activities.
Program Dates: July 10 -22, 2011
Website: http://www.hollins.edu/summerprograms/index.shtml

Loyola University Chicago: Precollegiate Summer Scholars
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
2 program opportunities:
“Three-week Program”: July 5-22, 2011 or July 25- August 12, 2011
“Six-week Program”: July 5- August 12, 2011
Website: www.LUC.edu/summerscholars

University of Nebraska:Big Red Summer Academic Camps
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: Various academic camps that allow you to explore areas and careers on the University of Nebraska campus
Program Dates: June 12- 17, 2011
Website: www.bigredcamps.unl.edu

New York University: Precollege Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: A six week residential experience to provide an opportunity to take up to two college-level courses and exploring college options.
Program Dates: July 5 – August 12, 2011
Website: www.nyu.edu/info/precollege/info

Northwestern University: College Prep
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Designed for students who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life.
Program Dates: varies by program
Website:  http://www.scs.northwestern.edu/collegeprep/

Prairie View A&M University: Institute for Pre-College Enrichment
Participants: Rising 10-12.
Type of Program: 2 week residential experience designed to prepare students for next school year.
Program Dates: TBD
Website: http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/1836.asp

Rice University: Rice for High School Students
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Students choose one course from a variety of subjects to take alongside current Rice students.
Program Dates: June 6 – July 29, 2011
Website: http://gscs.rice.edu/rhs

Rice University: Content – College – Career
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: A five day enrichment program designed for rising juniors and seniors to focus on global issues as they relate to environmental sustainability and cultural understanding.
Program Dates: June 20-24, 2011
Website: www.teachers.rice.edu

Southern Methodist University: Talented and Gifted
Participants: Rising sophomores
Type of Program: Participation in two classes, one possibly at the college level.
Program Dates: July 10-29, 2011
Website: www.smu.edu/tag

Southern Methodist University: College Experience
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: Participation in two classes, one at the college level and the other as part of the College Experience Seminar
Program Dates: June 29 – August 1, 2011
Website: www.smu.edu/ce

St. John’s College: A Great Week with Books
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: Modeled on the St. John’s Program, the Summer Academy offers participants a rich experience reading and discussing original texts in small discussion classes (tutorials and seminars) with faculty members experienced in guiding thoughtful and lively conversations.  Students will learn to read texts closely, question their assumptions about the ideas they encounter in them, articulate their own ideas clearly through collaborative inquiry and dialogue, share insights, and listen actively.
Program Dates:
Session I: June 26 – July 2, 2011
Session II: July 10 – 16, 2011
Website: http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admissions/summeracademy.shtml

Stanford University: Education Program for Gifted Youth Summer Institutes
Participants: Grades 9-11
Type of Program: The EPGY Summer Institutes are two-to-four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated and high-school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to pursue their intellectual curiosity and meet others who share their interests and abilities. Participants are enrolled in a single intensive-study course, taught by a Stanford instructor, and covering topics not typically presented at their grade level.
Program Dates:
Session I: June 19- July 8, 2011
Session II: July 11- July 30, 2011
Session 2E: July 11 – August 6, 2011
Website: http://epgy.stanford.edu/summer/

Summer Study Programs
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Choose from one of 4 campuses including:
Penn State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Vermont, or The Sorbonne in Paris, France
Program Dates: Varies by program.
Website: http://www.summerstudy.com/

Summer Discovery: Pre-College Enrichment Programs
Participants: Students completing grades 9-12.
Type of Program: Choose from 7 different campuses including:
UCLA, UC-Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Program Dates: Varies by program.
Website: http://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Texas Lutheran University: Lone Star Scholars Academy
Participants: Rising 10-12
Type of Program: Choose from one of 4 university-level courses.
Program Dates: July 10- July 22, 2011
Website: www.tlu.edu/lssa

University of Chicago Summer Session
Participants: Rising 10-12
Type of Program: 3 Program Options – “Insight”, “Research in the Biological Sciences” (RIBS), or “Summer Quarter Undergraduate Course Offerings”
Program Dates: Vary depending on program choice.
Website: http://summer.uchicago.edu/

University of Houston: Bauer Summer Business Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: A three day event designed to develop leadership skills, set career goals, and discover the real world of business.
Program Dates: August 2-4, 2011
Website: www.bauer.uh.edu/summercamp

University of Notre Dame: Summer Scholars
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Choose from 13 academic tracks.
Program Dates: June 19 – July 2, 2011
Website: precollege.nd.edu/

University of Pennsylvania: Pre-College Program
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program:  Enroll in one or two undergraduate courses during the University of Pennsylvania’s Summer Session. Students also have the opportunity to take part in academic enrichment programs, college application workshops, and college tours throughout the Northeast, all while receiving a complete undergraduate experience.
Program Dates: July 4 – August 13, 2011
Website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/precollege

University of Pennsylvania: English Language Academy
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program:  rigorous 4-week program that allow high school students to focus on one area of study. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience, students complete an advanced curriculum designed to develop new skills.
Program Dates: July 4 – July 30, 2011
Website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/students/highschool/courses/academies

University of Rochester: Rochester Scholars
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: A residential program in which students enroll in mini-courses, reflective of fields of study at the University of Rochester or other higher education institutions.  Students have the opportunity to explore many different careers.
Program Dates: Session I July 11-22, 2011
Session II July 25-29, 2011
Website: http://enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege/program.shtm

University of Southern California: Summer Programs
Participants: Rising 9-11
Type of Program: Students choose from over 20 seminars and experience life on USC’s campus.
Program Dates: Varies by program July 3 – July 30, 2011
Website: http://cesp.usc.edu/

Vanderbilt University: Summer Academy
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: Intellectual exploration in a college setting.
Program Dates: Varies by grade level.
Session II (9th and 10th graders): June 19 – July 1, 2011
Session III (10th-12th graders): July 10 – July 29, 2011
Website: http://pty.vanderbilt.edu/vsa/

Wake Forest University : LENS
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program: A residential program that helps students follow a program of study based on a current global challenge.
Program Dates: July 10- 30, 2011
Website: www.wfu.edu/lens

Washington University (MO): High School Summer Scholars Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Program Dates: 2 sessions offered.
Session A: June 12 – July 16, 2011
Session B: July 17- August 19, 2011
Website: summerscholars.wustl.edu

Washington University (MO): Japanese Popular Culture Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Program Dates: July 3 – July 23, 2011
Website: summerscholars.wustl.edu

William & Mary: NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.
Type of Program: Students will earn college credit for the academic program that will teach early American history through the use of historic places, including surviving structures, archeology sites, and museums.
Program Dates: 2 sessions offered.
Session A: June 26 – July 16, 2011
Session B: July 17- August 6, 2011
Website: www.wm.edu/niahd

Science, Math, Architecture, and Engineering Programs

Alfred University (NY): Summer Institute in Astronomy
Participants: Rising 10 – 12th graders.
Type of Program: Designed for students who love astronomy and want to spend time learning more about this fascinating subject with other students who share their passion.
Program Dates: June 26 – 30, 2011
Website: http://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/astronomy.cfm

Alfred University (NY): Summer Institute in Science and Engineering
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: Gives student an opportunity to learn more about engineering, to sample life on a college campus and to meet other students with similar interests and academic ability
Program Dates: June 26 -30, 2011
Website: http://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/science.cfm

Auburn University: Architecture Camp
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program:  The program is an intensive, exciting, week-long workshop that begins with basic design concepts and ends with an architectural design project.
Program Dates: June 6 – 11, 2010 & July 11 – 16, 2010
Website: www.auburn.edu/outreach/architecture/

Auburn University: TIGERs Engineering Camp
Participants: 10th and 11th grades
Type of Program:  Camps are resident summer camps designed to expose students to the world of engineering.
Program Dates: June 1217, 2011
Website: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/tigers.html

Boston University: PROMYS
Type of Program: Intensive six-week summer program designed to encourage motivated high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists
Participants: Grades 9-12
Program Dates: July 4 – August 13, 2011
Website: http://www.promys.org/

Carleton College: Summer Science Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Learn to think and write like a scientist and participate in hands-on research that culminates in a research symposium.
Program Dates: July 17- August 5, 2011
Website: www.carleton.edu/summer

Carnegie Mellon (PA): Pre-College Program in Architecture
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: An opportunity for students to explore architecture and determine their interest level.
Program Dates: June 25 – August 5, 2011
Website: www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Cornell University: CATALYST Academy
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds
Type of Program: One week program designed to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines.   Students from backgrounds critically underrepresented (African-American, or Native American, Latino/a) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged to apply.
Program Dates: July 17 – July 23, 2011
Website: www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst

Cornell University: CURIE Academy
Participants: Current sophomore and junior girls
Type of Program: One week program for high school girls who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering
Program Dates: July 17 – July 23, 2011
Website: www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie

Clemson University
Participants: Rising 9-12.
Type of Program: Summer Science, Engineering, and Architecture Enrichment Program.
Program Dates: Varies by program.
Website: www.clemson.edu/summerscience

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Architecture Career Discovery Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Introduces students to the field of architecture, including history, theory, technology, and practice, while emphasizing how these diverse realms of knowledge can be synthesized within the process of architectural design.
Program Dates:Session I: July 10 -22, 2011
Session II: July 24 – August 5, 2011
Website: http://summer.rpi.edu/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Computer Game Development Academy
Participants: Rising seniors
Type of Program: Teaches the fundamentals of the video game creation process.
Program Dates: July 10- July 22, 2011
Website: http://summer.rpi.edu/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Enginnering Summer Exploration Program
Participants: Rising sophomores – seniors
Type of Program: Will introduce students to a career in aerospace engineering by taking a close look at about how objects fly using model airplanes. In addition to designing and building a model airplane, participants will observe wind tunnel and flight tests.
Program Dates: July 17 -22, 2011
Website: http://summer.rpi.edu/

Sea Semester: Summer Seminars
Participants: Rising 10-12.
Type of Program: 3 programs to choose from which include: “Science at Sea”, “Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine”, and “Oceanography of the Southern California Bight”
Program Dates: Varies by session.
Website: www.sea.edu

Sewanee Envioronmental Institute (SEI) Pre-college Field Studies Expereinces
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program:  This program is an opportunity to explore Sewanee’s ecologically diverse 13,000-acre campus under the guidance of faculty members who are passionate about environmental education. This program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.
Program Dates: June 26 – July 9, 2011
Website: http://sei.sewanee.edu/programs/precollege

Smith College: Which Scientist Are You?
Participants: Grades 9-12.
Type of Program: Summer Science and Engineering Program for High School Women.
Program Dates: July 3 – 30, 2011
Website: www.smith.edu/ssep

Southern Methodist University: SMU Engineering Camp for Girls
Participants: Rising 9 -12
Type of Program: Designed to introduce young women to the field of engineering through hands-on, interactive projects.
Program Dates: Varies depending on applicant’s grade level.
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/K-12/precollege_camp_girls.aspx

Texas A&M University: Veterinary Enrichment Camp
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: This special summer program is for high school students who have an interest in the field of veterinary medicine. The three-day program will give participants the opportunity to explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine as a career. Participants will live in university dormitories, attend special sessions, and discover the broad diversity of career opportunities available to graduates with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Program Dates: July 26 -29, 2011
Website: http://vetmed.tamu.edu/bims/future/veterinary-enrichment-camp

Texas Tech University:PRISM Camp
Participants: Rising seniors
Type of Program: For students interested in majoring in math or biology, this camp will give students the opportunity to attend classes on a college campus and work side by side faculty memebers.
Program Dates: July 27, 2011 – August 10, 2011
Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/stem/prism.php

Texas Tech University: TTU SuMAc
Participants: Rising sophomores and juniors
Type of Program: TTU SuMAc is a great opportunity for gifted high school math students to spend the week on the Texas Tech campus taking interactive classes from Texas Tech faculty. Learn about biomathematics, logistics, geometry, logic, robotics – and more.
Program Dates: June 12 -19, 2011

University of Arizona: College of Engineering Summer Engineering Academy
Participants: Grades 9-12.
Type of Program: Show prospective engineers how an idea becomes reality.
Program Dates: 3 sessions:
Session 1 (Grades 9-10): June 5 – June 10, 2011
Session 2 (Grades 11-12): June 12 – June 17, 2011
Session 3 (Grades 11-12): June 19 – June 24, 2011
Website: http://www.engr.arizona.edu/future/index.php?ID=69

University of Houston: GRADE (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence)
Participants: Rising 9-12.
Type of Program: Week-long day program designed to help high school women find out what engineering is all about through hands-on experience.
Program Dates: 2 options:
June 13-17, 2011
June 27 – July 1, 2011
Website: www.egr.uh.edu/grade

University of Houston: STEP Forward Camp
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Exploration into the field of Engineering.
Program Dates: June 18- June 25, 2011
Website: http://www.egr.uh.edu/promes/camps/

University of Maryland: Women in Engineering Exploring Engineering Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors
Type of Program: One week residential program in which young women learn about engineering, meet faculty and curent students, and experience college life
Program Dates: TBD
Website: www.eng.umd.edu/summer

University of Pennsylvania: Summer Academy
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program: rigorous 4-week programs that allow high school students to focus on one area of study. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience, students complete an advanced curriculum designed to develop new skills.
Program Dates:
Biomedical Research Academy: July 4 – July 30, 2011
Experimental Physics Research Academy: July 4 – July 30, 2011
Website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/academies#02

University of Texas (Austin): Welch Summer Scholar Program
Participants: Rising seniors and ’09 grads.
Type of Program: Provides talented Texas students with learning opportunities above and beyond those normally available in high school science education programs.
Program Dates: June 12 – July 15, 2011
Website: http://www.wssptx.com/index.html

University of Texas (Austin): First Bytes Program
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors  (program for girls only)
Type of Program: It is designed to dispel myths about computer science and intrigue young women with the potential of computing and the excitement of problem solving.
Program Dates: June 19 – June 25, 2011
Website: http://outreach.cs.utexas.edu/firstbytes/

University of Texas (Austin): My Introduction to Engineering (MITE)
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.  African American, Hispanic, Native American, as well as those that may have overcome social or economic hardships are encouraged to apply.
Type of Program: A 5 day residential program where you will discover the exciting world of engineering through hands-on experiences and interaction with engineering students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Program Dates:
Session I: June 5-10, 2011
Session II: June 12 – 17, 2011
Website: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/precollege/mite

Washington University (MO): Pre-Medical Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Program Dates: July 24 – August 13, 2011
Website: http://summerscholars.wustl.edu

Wildlife Conservation Camp
Participants: High school students that have completed 9th grade or higher.
Type of Program: The camp focuses on exciting hands-on activities with presentations led by Texas Chapter members and wildlife professionals from across Texas.  Campers study wildlife and plant identification, hunting as a management tool, species diversity, conservation ethics, wildlife capture and survey techniques, wildlife tracking, predator-prey dynamics, white-tailed deer management, fishing, hunter safety, shooting skills and much more.
Program Dates: July 17-23, 2011
Website: http://site.tctws.org/xs.php?page=conservation&siteid=268&bl=students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontiers
Participants: Rising juniors or seniors.
Type of Program: On-campus research and learning experience that challenges students to explore science, math, and engineering.
Program Dates: July 10 – July 22, 2011 OR July 24 – August 2, 2011
Website: www.wpi.edu/+frontiers

Fine Arts & Communications Programs

Alfred University (NY): Summer Theater Institute
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: This intensive program is for students interested in learning more about theater production and performance. Students work on improving skills and developing new levels of expertise in two or three areas of performance and/or technical theater.
Program Dates: July 5 – July 16, 2011
Website: http://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/theater.cfm

Alfred University (NY): Summer Institutes in Creative Writing
Participants: Rising 10-12th graders.
Type of Program: For students interested in learning new ways to improve their writing skills.  Offers an opportunity to sample life on a college campus, and to meet other students with similar interests and academic ability.
Program Dates: July 24 – 28, 2011
Website: http://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/writing.cfm

American University: Discover the World of Communication
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program:  Classes are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals. Activities, guest speakers, events, and field trips occur regularly throughout the summer. Past trips include a Washington Post editorial meeting, a Nationals baseball game, a behind the scenes visit to NBC, interviews at National Public Radio, a visit to the Newseum and AFI.
Program Dates: June 20 – July 15, 2011
Website: http://www.american.edu/soc/discover/index.cfm

Auburn University: Design Camp
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program:  A unique program for creative young men and women who are interested in a professional career in design.
Program Dates: June 13- 18, 2010
Website: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/id/

Carleton College: Summer Writing Program
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: For students who are interested in honing their reading and writing skills.
Program Dates: July 10 – 29, 2011
Website: www.carleton.edu/summer

Carnegie Mellon (PA): Pre-College Program in Performing and Fine Arts
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Choose from  Pre-College programs in art, drama, music, and design.
Program Dates: June 25 – August 5, 2011
Website: www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Kenyon College: Young Writers Workshop
Participants: Grades 10 and 11.
Type of Program: Intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high school students who value writing.
Program Dates: June 26 – July 9, 2011 or July 17 – 30, 2011
Website: http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/ywinfo.php

Lewis and Clark College: Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: A two-week residency program designed for students who want to strengthen their learning and communication
skills by experimenting with and changing their approach to writing.
Program Dates: TBA
Website: http://www.lclark.edu/org/firacres/apply.html

Louisiana State University: Scholastic Journalism Institute
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Type of Program: Students will visit the LSU campus and student media for a one week course packed with workshops, production projects, presentations, and frield trips to local media.
Program Dates: June 5- 10, 2011
Website: www.manship.lsu.edu

Louisiana State University: Honors Chamber Winds Camp
Participants: Highly motivated musicians
Type of Program: Students play in a variety of ensemble settings.
Program Dates: June 6-11, 2011
Website: cmda.lsu.edu/paa

Oklahoma State University: Sports Media Summer Camp
Participants: Grades 9 -12
Type of Program: Students gain practical experience in broadcasting play-by-play, production, and print journalism.
Program Dates: TBA
Website: http://journalism.okstate.edu/sportsmedia

Otis College of Art and Design (CA)
Participants: Students age 15 and older.
Type of Program: 4 week pre-college program for students with limited to extensive art training.
Program Dates: July 5 – July 29, 2011
Website: www.otis.edu/soa

Pratt Institute: Pre-college Programs
Participants: Students age 16-18
Type of Program:  Variety of programs offered to allow students the opportunity to explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative wwriting, critical and visual studies, or construction management.
Program Dates: July 5 – July 29, 2011
Website: www.pratt.edu/prostudies

Rhodes College: Summer Writing Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: Intensive residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious
high school students.
Program Dates: June 12 – June 24, 2011
Website: http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/4422.asp

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
Participants: Varies by program.
Type of Program: Students choose from 3 program options:
Program Dates: Varies by program
Website: www.scad.edu/summer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Early College Program
Particiapnts:  varies
Type of Program: Expand your creative talents while developing a strong portfolio for college admission.
Program Dates: varies by program
Website: www.saic.edu/ecp

Sewanee University: Young Writer’s Conference
Participants: Grades 9-12
Type of Program: Workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction
Program Dates: June 26 – July 9, 2011
Website: www.sewanee.edu/ywc/

University of Chicago: Summer Language Study
Participants: High school students
Type of Program: Earn up to a year’s worth of language credit in intensive laguage sessions on a college campus
Program Dates: Varies between June 20- August 19, 2011
Website: summer.uchicago.edu/language
University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance: Exploraciones Dramaticas
Participants: Rising 10 – 12
Type of Program: pre-college learning experiences in fine arts, literature and media. By exploring challenging subject matter and techniques in a college setting with college-level instructors, students acquire skills, information, outlooks and connections that significantly expand their cultural and artistic horizons.
Program Dates: Varies by program
Website: www.wonderworkshouston.org

Walnut Hill (MA): Summer at America’s Premier School for the Arts
Type of Program: Choose from one of 8 programs in various disciplines including, Ballet, Creative Writing, Chamber Music, Opera, and Theater. This program is for students who are serious about their studies and who are seeking a level of study that would not typically be offered in an arts camp environment.
Program Dates: Varies by program.
Website: www.walnuthillsarts.org

Washington University (MO): Young Writers Institute
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Program Dates: June 13 – June 24, 2011
Website: swi.ucollege.wustl.edu

Leadership Programs

Barnard College of Columbia Univeristy: Young Women’s Leadership Institute
Participants: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Type of Program:  A unique opportunity to sample pre-college courses while exploring NYC both in and out of the classroom.
Program dates: July 10 -17, 2011
Website:  www.barnard.edu/pcp

Bryant University: Leadership Institute
Participants: Rising African American or Black and Latino/a rising seniors
Type of Program:  A residential program exposing students to acounting and buisness opportunities and the value of leadership and collaboration.
Program Dates: June 26 – July 1, 2011
Website: http://admission.bryant.edu/admissions/pwc/

Economics for Leaders
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: One week program that introduces young leaders to economic concepts and ties these ideas to the practice of leadership.
Program Dates: 11 sessions available beginning in June and ending in August.  See website for specific dates.
Website: http://www.fte.org/student-programs/

Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Type of Program: A five day residential program in which you will learn about entrepreneurship, economics, leadership and ethical decision making.
Program Dates: Varies by city
Website: www.FELCExperience.org

Georgetown University: Leadership & Ethics
Participants: Rising 10 – 12th graders.
Type of Program: Perfect the art of inspiring and managing people to reach a collective goal.
Program Dates: June 19-June 26, 2011
Website: www.summer.georgetown.edu/hoyas

University of Alabama: 2011 Capstone Business Leadership Academy
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: 10 day residential program designed for exceptional high school seniors interested in a business career.
Program Dates:
June 13- June 22, 2011
July 11- July 20, 2011
Website: http://www.cba.ua.edu/summeracademy

University of Notre Dame: Latino Community Leadership Seminar
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Through a series of presentations, discussions, and experiences this seminar will explore the role of Latinos in US society. Students will examine how their values and experiences interact with political, economic, and social realities to produce new avenues for effective Latino leadership.
Program Dates: July 10 – July 16, 2011
Website: http://precollege.nd.edu/

University of Notre Dame: Global Issues Seminar
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: One week explorations of the future challenges facing young Catholic leaders.
Program Dates: July 24 – July 31, 2011
Website: http://precollege.nd.edu

Running Start: Young Women’s Political Leadership Program
Participants: 9-11 Grade
Type of Program: Introduces high school girls to the importance of women in political leadership.
Program Dates: July 18-23 2011
Website: http://www.runningstartonline.org/leadership-program/index.php

Diversity Programs

Academy of  Business Leadership: Summer Business Institute
Participants: High potential, low opportunity students ages 10-19
Type of Program: SBI activities include hands-on projects related to the stock market, finance, and all aspects of entrepreneurship. In group settings, students manage and track a $100,000 fictitious stock portfolio on StockTrak, and prepare a business plan for a “real” start-up using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Business Plan Pro from Palo Alto Software.
Program Dates: June 27 – July 29, 2011
Website: http://goabl.org/sbi.html

Calvin College: Entrada Scholars Program
Participants:  African American, Native American Asian American students, as well as Hispanic and Latino American students in grades 9-12
Type of Program:  The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers ethnic minority high school students a “gateway” to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.
Program Dates: June 19 – July 15, 2011
Website: http://www.calvin.edu/admin/pre-college/entrada/

Carleton College: Liberal Arts Experience
Participants: Rising juniors of African American descent or students interested in African American culture.
Type of Program: To introduce the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology
Program Dates: July 9 -July 15, 2011
Website: www.carleton.edu/summer

College Horizons
Participants: Current sophomores and juniors of Native American descent
Type of Program:  A pre-college program in which students work with expert college counselors teamed up with college admissions officers in a five-day “crash course.” |
Program Dates: Three sessions on various college campuses, please see website for details
Website: http://www.collegehorizons.org/

Colorado School of Mines: Summer Minority Engineering Training Program (SUMMET)
Participants: Sophomore and Junior students who are strong in math and science
Type of Program: A three week residential science and engineering program combining class work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events, SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and rigors of college.
Program Dates:TBD
Website: http://mep.mines.edu/web/2_visitors/outreach_programs/summet.shtml

Cornell University: CATALYST Academy
Participants: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds
Type of Program: One week program designed to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines.   Students from backgrounds critically underrepresented (African-American, or Native American, Latino/a) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged to apply.
Program Dates: July 17 – July 23, 2011
Website: www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst

 

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MITES
Participants: Rising juniors.
Type of Program: MITES is rooted in MIT’s belief in the importance to our nation that minorities and other underrepresented segments of the population pursue higher education and careers in these fields.
Program Dates: June 17 -July 30, 2011
Website: http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/index.html

 

Miami University in Oxford Ohio: B the Change (U wish 2 c)
Participants: Rising sophomores through seniors
Type of Program: An award winning interdisciplinary service-based learning project developed by Dr. Nancy Hoffmann through the Lifelong Learning office at Miami University in collaboration with Miami’s Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine. This program will provide students with opportunities for civic engagement through in-depth learning during sustained service projects that are uniquely different from those experienced at the high school level.
Program Dates: TBD
Website: http://www.units.muohio.edu/lifelonglearning/btc/index.html

Prairie View A&M University: Institute for Pre-College Enrichment
Participants: Rising 10-12.
Type of Program: 2 week residential experience designed to prepare students for next school year.
Program Dates: TBD
Website: http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/1836.asp

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: PREFACE
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: 2-week residential summer experience
for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering and
technological professions.
Program Dates:Session 1 July 10 -23, 2011
Session II Ju;y 24 – August 6, 2011
Website: http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87

Sewanee College of the South: Bridge Program in Math and Science
Participants: Rising Seniors
Type of Program:  A three-week residential experience in which the mathematics experience is an introductory calculus class and the science is research-oriented and culminates with a multimedia group presentation.
Program Dates: June 19 – July 9, 2011
Website: http://www.sewanee.edu/bridgeprogram/

Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program
Participants: Current Seniors
Type of Program:  A national, interdisciplinary leadership program for high school students gifted in the arts, sciences, or humanities. The mission of the program is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.
Program Dates: Training Seminar June 19-25, 2011
Internship: July 5 -29-, 2011
Website: www.latino.si.edu/education

University of California San Diego: California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
Participants: Enterinf 9th graders through exiting 12th graders
Type of Program: A 4-week residential summer program for students with demonstrated interest and achievement in math and science. COSMOS at UCSD will place a strong emphasis on technology and engineering, in addition to mathematics and science, and will be administered through the Jacobs School of Engineering.
Program Dates: July 10 – August 6, 2011
Website: http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cosmos/

University of Notre Dame: African American Scholars
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Through a series of presentations, discussions, and experiences, this seminar will offer outstanding young Catholic African American high school students the opportunity to explore the rich historical, political and spiritual legacy of  African American leadership and to enhance their own leadership abilities during one week on the Notre Dame campus.
Program Dates: July 17 – July 23, 2011
Website: http://precollege.nd.edu/

University of Notre Dame: Latino Community Leadership Seminar
Participants: Rising seniors.
Type of Program: Through a series of presentations, discussions, and experiences this seminar will explore the role of Latinos in US society. Students will examine how their values and experiences interact with political, economic, and social realities to produce new avenues for effective Latino leadership.
Program Dates: July 10 – July 16, 2011
Website: http://precollege.nd.edu/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: STRIVE
Participants: Rising 11-12th graders.
Type of Program: Strive is a hands-on exploration of engineering, math and science for African American, Latino and American Indian high school students. You will be able to learn more about potential careers in these areas by engaging in labsfacilitated by a dedicated team of WPI faculty and students.
Program Dates: Please see website for details
Website: www.wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/K12/Strive/program.html

Campus Tour Programs

College Visits
Participants: Recommended for 10-12th grade students.
Type of Program: Organizes college tours so that students can see a variety of schools in specific regions including the Northeast, the Middle Atlantic, the Southeast, Washington/Orgeon, the Midwest, or Canada.
Program Dates: Varies by tour.
Website: www.college-visits.com

Princeton Review: College Discovery Experience
Participants: Rising juniors and seniors.
Type of Program: College admissions prep program.
Program Dates:Varies by program and location
Website: www.summerdiscovery.com/

Miscellaneous Summer Program Websites:

http://www.goabbeyroad.com/programs.htm

http://www.academictreks.com

http://www.brynmawr.edu/summerprograms/

http://www.bu.edu/summer/

http://www.csocollegecenter.org/programnp.aspx

http://www.educationunlimited.com

http://www.enrichmentalley.com

http://www.4starcamps.com

http://www.fte.org

http://www.gobroadreach.com

http://www.ithaca.edu/summercollege/

http://www.jhu.edu/summer/

http://www.k12summer.ua.edu/

http://www.marist.edu/summerinstitutes

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/summeraction

http://www.nextstepchina.org/

www.nsliforyouth.org

http://www.ngstudentexpeditions.com

http://www.northland.edu/Northland/Academics/SummerPrograms/

http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summerscholar/default.asp

http://www.petersons.com/summerop/code/ssector.asp

http://www.sailcaribbean.com

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/cgs/highschool/precollege.php

http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/index.php

http://www.studenteducationprograms.com

http://www.studentsupport.syr.edu/

http://www.summer.american.edu/

http://www.summercollege.honors.udel.edu/index.html

http://www.summerdiscovery.com

http://www.summer.harvard.edu

http://summersearch.org/about/program.aspx

http://www.tasis.com

http://www.usperformingarts.com

http://www.ussportscamps.com

http://new.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/prospective/High-School-Summer-Programs.aspx

http://www.walkingtree.org

http://www.yfu-usa.org

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