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Study, Summer & Travel Abroad Opportunities

Online Resources for Study Abroad Programs

* These are merely recommendations and do not reflect an endorsement by AHS. Please research programs thoroughly!





Loop Abroad www.loopabroad.com

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) www.nols.edu

Volunteers for Peace (VFP) www.vfp.org

Global Leadership Adventures www.experienceGLA.com

Deer Hill Expeditions www.deerhillexpeditions.com

Education First Tours www.eftours.com

Where There Be Dragons http://www.wheretherebedragons.com

Rotary International Youth Exchange www.rotary.org

The Experiment in International Living www.usexperiment.org

Abbey Road Overseas Programs www.goabbeyroad.com

America's Adventure Ventures Everywhere www.aave.com

World Horizon's International www.world-horizons.com

ActionQuest www.actionquest.com

Center for Cultural Interchange www.cci-exchange.com

Global Crossroad www.globalcrossroad.com

Living Routes Study Abroad in Ecovillages www.LivingRoutes.org

Council on International Educational Exchange www.ciee.org

Student Hosteling Program www.bicycletrips.com

The Cultural Immersion Experience www.ICAdventures.com

Williwaw Adventures www.williwawadventures.com

Youth for Understanding USA www.yfu-use.org

China Adventure and Explore Africa www.msu.edu/user/gifted

American Trails West European Adventures www.atwteentours.com

Summer Programs in Computer Programming


A four year summer plan for aspiring code breakers

Codes and Encryption

 Summer1: Brown University Mini?Course, Cryptography

Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Rocky Mountain Talent Search, Cryptography, University of Denver

Summer2: Cornell University, The Art of Secret Writing
Duke TIP Center, Spy 101: Cryptology and Number Theory
University of Michigan, Math and Science Summer Scholars, Codes, Ciphers and Secret Messages

Summer3: University of Connecticut Mentor Connection, Cracking the Code

Summer 4: Harvard Summer Seminar, Lost Languages and Decipherment John Hopkins CTY, Advanced Cryptography 

- See more at: http://www.internationalcounselor.org/archives/2380#sthash.oOpFoUwJ.dpuf

Check out Rose-Hulman's Operation Catapult, or Cornell's design your own program.

Carnegie Mellon has a host of different programs for those of varying levels of prior expertise...and, btw,  an "early entry" college admittance program for a select group that then skips senior year of high school.  Not sure exactly which CMU program might be the bet fit, but I assume the director of summer programs or the DUS of their College of Computer Science there can aid in finding the best fit.

Programs for Women & Engineering

CURIE Academy (Girls in Engineering) www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie

Johns Hopkins U Engineering Innovation http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/

MIT Women's Technology Program wtp.mit.edu

Summer Film Programs

Adelphi College Pre-College                     



Amherst College Pre-College Courses    

Film Studies and Film Making


Art Institute of Chicago

Film, Video, New Media: Character to Animation; Digital Animation Studio


Berridge Conservatory (3 hours from Paris, France)

Film Program

Brandeis University Summer Schools



Brown Pre-College

Digital Video Production


California State Summer School for the Arts – Applications were due Feb. 28, 2014

Film and Video


Chapman University    

Summer Film Academy


Choate Rosemary Hall Summer

Documentary Filmmaking; Video Production


Colorado College Pre-College

The Film Institute


Columbia College High School Summer Institute

Introduction to Cinema Production


Columbia University           

Film: Summer 2014

Emory University Pre-College Summer

Introduction to Film – More of a Film Studies class than Film Making


Interlochen Summer Camp

Digital Filmmaking; Animation; Documentary Filmmaking


Knowledge Exchange Institute

Media and Film in England, India, or Turkey -- More of a Film Studies class than Film Making


Marist College Pre-College Program

Digital Movie Making

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program (Florida)

Digital Media Production



University of Missouri Pre-College



National High School Institute: Northwestern University

Film and Video


NYU Tisch Summer High School

Summer Filmmakers Workshop for High School Students


Penn State Summer Study

The Penn State Camp for Filmmakers


Penn State Intensive Non-Credit Workshops

Move Over Spielberg: Digital Video/Filmmaking


Rhode Island School of Design



Sarah Lawrence Pre-College Programs

The International Film Making Institute of NY's Summer Filmmaking Intensive


SCAD Pre-College Seminars

     Video: Modern Storytelling

     Introduction to Video Production


Skidmore College Pre-College Programs



UCLA Summer Institute

UCLA Design Media Arts Summer Institute


UCLA Summer Classes for HS Students

College Level Classes such as Intro to Art and Technique of Filmmaking; Digital Cinema; Art and Practice of Motion Picture Producing; Planning Independent Feature Production; Overview of the Contemporary Film Industry


University of Southern California                    

The School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program


University of Tulsa       

Screenwriting and Filmmaking Camps


Yale University             

Yale Summer Film Institute

Summer Programs for High School Students

2014 CTU River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp

June 8-13 at the Bar N I Ranch near Weston, Colorado.  The camp is open to all Colorado youth ages 14-18. The camp is designed to educate students on the importance of coldwater conservation and provide hands-on fly fishing instruction. Approximately 20 students are selected each year, based on their qualifications and a written essay on why they would like to attend the camp. The cost to attend the 6 day camp is $450, but local chapter and corporate sponsorships will cover the full cost for attendees this year.  Students are only required to pay for their own transportation to and from camp. 
For an application click here

Summer Health Careers Camp for 8th, 9th and 10th graders
Where: Fort Lewis College
When: June 11, 12, 13
Cost: $125. Scholarships are available.
Register online at www.swcahec.org
Campers will experience hands-on learning acticities including application of sutures, checking vital,

US Performing Arts Summer Camps
Camps and workshops available in acting, dance, digital film, musical theater, animation, writing, and screenwriting

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Are you interested in community service? Do you want to learn leadership skills? Then RYLA may be the camp for you! From June 13- 16 selected applicants can:

• Develop your leadership skills and character
• Gain exposure to a variety of issues and people
• Meet active community leaders
• Learn valuable information and career skills
All the while, you’ll also have fun, build friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime.  RYLA does not cost you anything as scholarshipsare awarded by local Rotary Clubs.
For more information, please visit www.ryla5470.org. Applications are available in the AHS College Advising office.

Native Education Forum at Colorado State University

The Native Education Forum is a five day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will gain university classroom experience, earn one academic credit, research issues critical to Native American/Indigenous communities, and get valuable assistance from professionals in the university application process. While on campus, students will have the chance to interact with university faculty, staff and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect indigenous communities.

Date: Tuesday, June 10, through Saturday, June 14, 2014  (Application deadline Friday, April 4)

Location: Colorado State University

Lodging: Colorado State University Residence Hall

Program Highlights
  • Explore Native American/Indigenous issues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Work with CSU faculty, staff and students
  • Live and work for five days on a university campus
  • Strengthen your college/university application
  • Improve your academic research skills
  • Earn one college credit
Students who participate in the 2013 Native Education Forum and are admitted as freshmen to Colorado State University with a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and meet specific course requirements may be eligible to receive the Partnership Award. Funds for this award are disbursed over four years of continuous enrollment at Colorado State University.
Program Application Information

You’re a candidate for NEF if you’re finishing your sophomore or junior year in high school, you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher, you’re interested in Native American/Indigenous issues, and you’re a leader in school, family or community activities.

Your application should include the following:

  • a completed application form
  • two essay answers (included in the application)
  • your official high school transcript
  • one letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, teacher or community leader.

To apply, please visit https://connect.colostate.edu/register/NEF2014

Application Due: April 4, 2014

 Questions: Contacts Susan Lucero at (970) 491-7036 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

2014 Girls' Leadership Council

This program is available to Colorado high school girls for the summer between their sophomore and junior years. 

Want to learn more and/or apply? Download a PDF version of the application and instructions or a Word version you may use to type directly into the document.

Want to recommend a girl who is applying? Download the recommendation guidelines and information

Spread the word and share our promotional flier and brochure!

Download the color flier.

Download the black and white flier

Download the brochure.

Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5 p.m.

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected] or call 303-285-2960.

Interested in sponsoring this program? Contact Ellie Chin by email or call 303-285-2966.

American Legion Colorado Boys State program

High school juniors are invited to apply for this summer program where students create their own government.

  • June 8- 14th at Colorado State University at Pueblo
  • Tuition is paid by local American Legion Posts
  • Applications due May 1st, 2014

To apply or to request additional information, please visit www.colegionboysstate.org.

Colorado School of Mines Engineering Summer Program

The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program June 8- 26, for rising  high school juniors and seniors, is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from across the nation stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

We’re looking for YOU! We provide room & board - including all meals, course materials and access to all off-campus events. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime! 


  • Complete online application, below, before April 1, 2014
  • Mail two letters of recommendation from a math teacher, science teacher, counselor, coach, or community member

    • One of the recommendations must come from a math or science teacher
    • Recommendations must be printed on official letterhead, signed and delivered to you in a sealed envelope and mailed with all other materials below.
      • Recommendations must assess the student in each of the following areas:
        • Motivation toward education
        • Potential to pursue a science, engineering or math degree
        • Community outreach
        • Academic achievements
        • Outstanding qualities in leadership and scholarship
  • Mail Official High School Transcripts
  • Mail a two page essay questionnaire answering each of the following:
    • Why do you think you should be chosen to attend SUMMET?
    • Please list your school activities and why you chose to participate.
    • Please explain any community service involvement you have had and why you did so.
    • How do you expect to benefit from SUMMET?
    • Please describe a stressful situation you have encountered and how you handled it.

Please mail your complete packet to:

Colorado School of Mines
Admissions Office - SUMMET
1600 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401


QUESTIONS?  Please Contact:Louisa Duley,Assistant Director of Admissions, [email protected]303-273-3973

Archaeology for Teens Crow Canyon 

  • Earn HS/College credit
  • Scholarships available for local/American Indian students
  • Award winning programs in Cortez, Colorado

For more infomration: www.crowcanyon.org or 800-422-8975 ext. 146

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar

During one week sessions, rising high school seniors will have the opportunity to participate in academic and leadership workshops at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

For more information, contact www.usna.edu/admissions/nass.

United States Naval Academy Summer STEM Program

Cost: $350 per session

This program is designed toencourage 8th-11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college.

For more information, contact www.usna.edu/admissions/nass.

Pathways to Science


St. John's College

St. John’s College is pleased to announce a new scholarship program to fund Animas High School students attending The Summer Academy at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM.

The Summer Academy is a pre-college, residential program that brings rising high school juniors and seniors together from around the country. Accepted students have the opportunity to read and discuss great works of literature, science, mathematics, and music in intimate conversation-based classes lead by St. John’s faculty. Now in its third year, the Santa Fe Summer Academy is offering three week-long sessions beginning June 23rd, June 30th, and July 14th constructed around three compelling themes (click here to view our brochure). Each week is designed to help thoughtful students sharpen the communication, interpretation and collaboration skills which are so vital to a successful college career.

Students will stay on the St. John’s Campus, dine in the St. John’s dining hall, and experience the vibrant community and beautiful surroundings of Santa Fe, New Mexico (click here to see a video of last year’s adventure) for an all-inclusive fee of $990*.  This year, however, the Summer Academy in Santa Fe is offering scholarship eligibility to students from your school who are excited to learn more about the writers and thinkers who continue to shape the modern world.  Select accepted applicants may be awarded scholarships for the full or partial cost of attendance based on the strengths demonstrated in their essay, high school transcript, and teacher recommendation.

Places in the academy are limited, so be sure to encourage your students to download our form (find the full application here!) and submit their applications soon to ensure their place in their preferred session. Beginning the application process is as easy as dropping an official high school transcript in the mail to: St. John’s College Summer Academy, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505. If you have any questions about the Summer Academy in Santa Fe or the scholarships available to your students, please call us at 505-984-6060, or visit us online at www.sjcsf.edu or www.facebook.com/summeracademysantafe.. We look forward to working with the talented students from Animas High School!

*Please note $990 covers attendance and expenses for each week and travel to and from designated airports, but does not cover transportation to New Mexico

The Future of Fashion is a FREE on-line course offered for students thinking about a career in the fashion industry.

  • Who - Any high school student (freshman through senior) interested fashion
  • What - This course will guide participants through the theories of trend movement, the history of street fashion, how to spot and contextualize important trends and finally, creating a digital "portfolio" of street-style observations
  • Where - Courses are 100% on-line through Marist
  • When - Open now through June 4th, self-paced
  • Cost - FREE!

Learn more at thefold.marist.edu/futureoffashion 

Marist Summer Pre-College is a 3-credit, summer academic program for high school students.

  • Who - Rising Juniors and Seniors in high school
  • What - 3-credit college course in:

        Fashion Design - New York campus 
        Fashion Merchandising - New York campus 
        Intro to Fashion - Italy campus

  • Where - A residential program with two exceptional campus locations to choose from, Poughkeepsie, New York or Florence, Italy
  • When - Two week Pre-College program, July 12-26th
  • Cost - $3,200 (NY) or $3,950 (Italy), all inclusive (except for travel)
  • Why - Experience what students have called "The Best Summer of My Life!"

Apply Today!  www.marist.edu/precollege/apply 

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council

Futures in Energy

June17- 21, 2013

Colorado School of Mines

Free room and board

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

Applications in AHS College Counseling office, Steve Smith, and Angela Reali

Southwest Conservation Corps—Based out of Durango, CO

Americorps Conservation Crews--Age: 18-25

Summer 2013 Dates: May 27-August 9, 2013

High School Camping Crews--Age: 16-18 (not yet graduated or earned a GED)

Session 1: May 31-June 28, 2013, Session 2: July 5-August 2, 2013

Benefits: Food, Service Hours, Work Skills and Training, Local Environmental Education, $, and an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and give back to the local environment.

Apply online at: www.sccorps.org/join. Contact Anna Hendricks, 970-403-0141, [email protected]

Summer Discovery 

Internships for High School Students


University of Colorado, Boulder


Summer Study’s 5-week, 3-week and 2-week summer enrichment programs at Colorado offer an unparalleled exciting and action-packed summer amidst the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Students completing 9th, 10th or 11th grade are eligible for the unique opportunity to experience college life in a “non-pressured” atmosphere where crucial life skills including time management, independence and community style living flourish. All students enrolled have the option of taking a variety of career exploration classes, community service based workshops, the Kaplan SAT or ACT prep courses and more. College credit may be available for some 5-week programs.

After April 30th, applications must include a nonrefundable $1,000.00 tuition deposit (refunded only if the student is not accepted to the program).

Colorado State University


Internship Opportunity

Program start date: June 3rd  4-8 weeks

Stipend: $1,000 per month

Meal plan provided

The Electrical and Computer Dept. at CSU is offering an unique opportunity for high school stduents to particpate in a summer internship program centered on particle accelerators and RF devices. To be considered for the program, please provide a current transcript and an essay on your interest in science, engineering, and technology to [email protected] by May 15, 2013

Cornell University


High school sophomores, juniors or seniors

3 week, 6 week programs. Many programs including Architecture, Medicine, Law and Government.

Application deadline: May 3

Oxford and Cambridge

Oxbridge Academic Programs


Grades 8-12. Over 100 courses including Astronomy, Philosophy, Math, Engineering, Filmmaking, and Creative Writing. Locations include Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona and New York.

Application deadline: Rolling Admission until classes are full. January or February to ensure first choice.

St John’s College


Rising juniors and seniors. Weekly sessions at both Santa Fe and Annapolis campuses. Experience St John’s, where students read, discuss, and write about the seminal works of Western Civilization that continue to shape our world.

Application deadline: Rolling admission. Programs begin June 23

Junior Statesmen of America Summer Programs

At Georgetown, Princeton, Stanford, University of Virginia, Beijing, and more


Pre-college academic programs for future leaders. Programs are structured to develop your knowledge of politics, leadership and history, your ability to speak and write persuasively, and your appreciation for intellectual and ethical principles. Open to all high school students.

Application deadline: March 1, April 1 and May 15th (program deadlines vary)

Rhode Island School of Design RISD


The six-week summer residential Pre-College Program (June 22 – August 3, 2013) offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Students follow a college-level studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls, in a full-immersion encounter with art and design education at the highest level. The program is focused, serious and challenging, as students experience the core elements of a RISD education – critical thinking and art making – from foundation drawing and design courses, to critical studies in art, to focused concentration in one of 20 diverse majors.

Applications are dated and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and are processed beginning in January

Brown University


High school students. Classes from 1-3 weeks. 23 areas of study including from biology, environmental studies, languages, medicine, political science, law, and writing for college.

Application deadlines: Before 3/1/2013: $45
3/1/2013 to 4/30/2013: $65
5/1/2013 and after: $90

American Legion Auxiliary

Colorado Columbine Girls State


Leadership program for high school young women. Leadership program centered on the process of democracy and good citizenship. College credit possible.

Application deadline: Limited to the first 350 applicants

Hillsdale: The Roots and History of American Liberty July 17- 28, 2013

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to earn college credit with Hillsdale faculty in an intensive two-week summer travel seminar on the origins and development of the American experiment of liberty under law. Questions: 517-607-2325 or  hillsdale.edu.

Featured Course Destinations:
-Hillsdale College campus
-Gettysburg Battlefield
-Independence Hall
-The Kirby Center
-Jefferson's Monticello
-U.S. Capitol
-National Archives
-National Mall
-Mount Vernon

Application form available online with
requested submission date of April 1, 2013

Davidson University


American Legion Auxiliary

Colorado Legion Boys State


Leadership program for young men who have completed their junior year of high school. Colorado Boys State aims to simulate and emulate Colorado State government through a fun and engaging program. College credit possible.

Youth Leadership Camp

Date: July14-19, 2013

Location: Glen Eden Resorts Steamboat Springs, CO

Cost: Free if accepted

Questions or to request an application: Contact Jeannie Bennett at 247-5786 or [email protected]


By Andrea van Niekerk of www.collegegoals.com


Many universities and colleges across the country offer summer programs, either in the liberal

arts generally or in specific areas of focus such as the arts or engineering. These are easy to find

online, and below is just a small snapshot of what is available.

[Some links may require you to copy and paste them into your browser.]

Barnard Summer in New York www.barnard.edu/pcp

Brown Summer Studies brown.edu/ce/pre-college/

Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Case Western Reserve University Precollege Scholars Program


Choate Rosemary Hall Summer www.choate.edu/summerprograms/

Columbia University Summer ce.columbia.edu/High-School-Programs-Homepage

Cornell University Summer College www.summercollege.cornell.edu

Duke Talent Identification Program (various campuses) www.tip.duke.edu

EPGY at Stanford www.epgy.stanford.edu/summer

Emory University www.college.emory.edu/pre-college

Explo at Yale www.explo.org/

Great Books program at Stanford and Amherst www.GreatBooksSummer.com

Harvard Summer Studies http://www.summer.harvard.edu/

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (various campuses) cty.jhu.edu/summer/

National Conference of Governor's Schools


Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Sessions www.nmhschool.org/summer

Northwestern Center for Talent Development www.ctd.northwestern.edu

Oxford Study Course – pre IB preparation www.osc-ib.com/

Phillips Andover Summer Session www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/summersession

Philiips Exeter Summer Programs http://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7313.aspx

Summer Discovery (US and overseas) http://www.summerdiscovery.com/summer-discovery

Summer Studies for the Gifted www.giftedstudy.org

Summer Study Programs (CU and Penn State) www.summerstudy.com

U Chicago https://summer.uchicago.edu/

U Delaware Summer College summercollege.honors.udel.edu

U Miami Summer Scholars http://miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp

U Penn Summer programs www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool

University of Rochester Summer programs http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/precollege/

USC Summer Seminars http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml

Washington University Pre-College http://ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool


CURIE Academy (Girls in Engineering) www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie

Johns Hopkins U Engineering Innovation http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/

MIT Women’s Technology Program wtp.mit.edu

Missouri U S&T Nuclear Engineering camp http://futurestudents.mst.edu/precollege/nuce.html

Purdue U Girls in Engineering engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/EDGE

Notre Dame U Introduction to Engineering http://www.nd.edu/~iep/

Santa Clara Summer Engineering www.scu.edu/engineering/undergraduate/ses.cfm

Smith College Summer Science and Engineering for Girls


U Alabama Engineering Summer Camp http://site.eng.ua.edu/

Vanderbilt University PAVE program https://pave.vanderbilt.edu/ayindex.php

National listing of engineering camps at http://www.engineeringedu.com/camps/


Academy of Art University San Francisco http://www.academyart.edu/

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Young Writers Workshop www.simonsrock.edu/young_writers

Boston University Summer Theatre Institute http://www.bu.edu/cfa/busti/

California College of the Arts www.cca.edu/academics/precollege

Camp Encore (music) www.encore-coda.com

Carleton College Summer Writing Program apps.carleton.edu/campus/SAP/writing

Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan www.crec.org/magnetschools/schools/ccy/

Idyllwild Summer Arts http://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer.aspx

California State Summer School for the Arts www.csssa.org

Interlochen Arts Camp www.interlochen.org/camp

Kenyon Review Young Writers Summer Workshop


North Carolina School of the Arts Summer www.uncsa.edu/summersession/

Pratt Pre College



Sarah Lawrence Film Institute www.slc.edu/high-school

Savannah College of Arts and Design Summer Seminars


School of the Art Institute of Chicago


School of Creative and Performing Arts http://www.socapa.org/

U Maine Summer Music http://umaine.edu/spa/summer-­‐music-­‐camp-­‐msym/

• A lot of local theatre companies will also have non-residential programs for students, like
that of the Berkeley Repertory at www.berkeleyrep.org/school/teen_index.asp


CalPoly San Luis Obispo Architecture Summer Camp


Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

Catholic University of America Pre-College summer.cua.edu/precollege

Oregon Design Camp http://aaa.uoregon.edu/programs/portland/summerinthecity

Summer Academy in Architecture at UTAustin www.utexas.edu/architecture/center/academy

USC Exploration of Summer http://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/explore


Launch at MIT http://www.launchsummer.org/

Babson College Summer Studies


Georgetown Entrepreneurship Institute



UPenn Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology



Adventures in Veterinary Medicine at Tufts http://www.tufts.edu/vet/avm/high_school.html

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/bell/

Environmental Studies Summer Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Project Oceonology at UConn www.oceanology.org

Sea Semester


Shoal Marine Lab Programs for High School


UC DavisYoung Scholars Program http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/

University of Maryland Jump Start http://hhmi.umd.edu/outreach/jumpstart

Washington University Pre-medical http://ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool


Aerospace Institute Summer Camp at University of Illinois www.ae.uiuc.edu/IAI

Awesome Math https://www.awesomemath.org/summer-program/

BU Summer Internship Program


CAEN computer camp at University of Michigan http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/

Canada/USA MathCamp http://www.mathcamp.org/

Clark Scholars Program http://www.clarkscholars.ttu.edu/

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics http://www.hcssim.org/

Honors Summer Math Camp http://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/hsmc.html

Garcia Summer Scholars http://polymer.matscieng.sunysb.edu/hs.html

Georgia Tech Science, Math and Computing https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/summerprograms

High School Summer Science Research Program http://www.baylor.edu/summerscience/

Hofstra University Summer Science Research www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/sse

ID Tech camps www.internaldrive.com/

Phillips Andover Academy Math and Science for Minority Students


Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) www.promys.org

Puget Sound Math Camp www.mathcamp.org/

Research Science Institute at MIT www.cee.org/programs/rsi

Ross Mathematics Camp http://www.math.osu.edu/ross/

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship at GWU


Secondary Student Training Program


Smith College Summer Science and Engineering for Girls


Stanford Math Camp http://math.stanford.edu/sumac

Students Science Training Program http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/SSTP/default.html

Summer Science Program www.summerscience.org

Women's Technology Program http://wtp.mit.edu/


Brown University Summer Studies www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/

Crow Canyon Archaeology Camps www.crowcanyon.org/archaeology

Center for American Archaeology www.caa-archeology.org/EducationHSFS.html

University of Chicago (Egyptian Studies) https://summer.uchicago.edu/highschool/programs


American University school of communications www.american.edu/soc/discover/

Ball State University Summer Journalism Workshop www.bsujournalismworkshops.com

Carolina Journalism Institute www.sc.edu/cmcis/so/cji

Emerson College Summer Program


National High School Institute at Northwestern


• An overview of summer journalism programs at


Foundation for Teaching Economics http://www.fte.org/student-­‐programs/

Georgetown Summer Programs


National Institute of American History and Democracy



Bryn Mawr Russian Language Institute www.brynmawr.edu/russian/rli.htm

Concordia Language Villages http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/

Middlebury Language School www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls


Academic Study Associates Summer Programs www.asaprograms.com

Asian Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo


Encounter India www.uwcmahindracollege.org/how/experiential/outreachprogrammes/


Experiment in International Living www.experimentinternational.org

Oxford Advanced Studies www.oasp.ac.uk

Oxbridge Studies Program www.oxbridgeprograms.com/index.php

Where There Be Dragons www.wheretherebedragons.com


Many colleges offer sports camp on their campuses over the summer. See for example the

University of Michigan’s listing at www.mgoblue.com/camps/

For a non-college based listing, see for example the Nike Sports Camps at



Academic Tracks www.academictreks.com/programs/overview_cs.asp

Action Quest Adventures www.actionquest.com/go

Broadreach Summer Adventures www.gobroadreach.com/?age=G2

Discovery Student Adventures www.DiscoveryStudentAdventures.com

Keystone Mountain Adventures www.keystone.org/cfe/kss/summer-programs/kma


Global Youth Leadership Conference (US, China, Central Europe)


Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership http://www.hoby.org/

Junior State of America (JSA) Summer School Georgetown, Stanford, Princeton


National Student Leadership Conference www.nslcleaders.org

National Young Leaders Conference www.cylc.org/nylc/NYLC_dates.cfm

National Youth Leadership Forum www.nylf.org

Presidential Classroom www.presidentialclassroom.org

St Alban’s School of Public Service www.stalbansschool.org/page.aspx?pid=413


College Horizons for Native American Students www.collegehorizons.org/

MITES (Minority Introduction to Math and Science http://web.mit.edu/mites/

Phillips Andover Math and Science for Minority Students


Questbridge (various campuses) www.questbridge.org/

Stanford Medical Youth Science http://smysp.stanford.edu/

Telluride Association Sophomore Camps


Upward Bound – programs are offered on campuses across the country. Google Upward Bound



Academic Treks www.academictreks.com/programs/overview_cs.asp

Do Something www.dosomething.org/

Global Works Travel www.globalworkstravel.com

Lifeworks International www.lifeworks-international.com

Student Conservation Association www.thesca.org

Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership www.texasbrigades.org

Washington School of World Studies www.schoolofworldstudies.org/


Intern Exchange International (London) www.internexchange.com

Julian Krinsky Camps (Philadelphia) www.jkcp.com/internships/

AustraLearn (Australia and NZ) www.australearn.org/programs/internships/

Projects Abroad www.projects-abroad.org

Boston University Science Research Internships www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

Bships www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/











www.studentsreview.com (includes some reviews of summer programs on college campuses too)



A great book:

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opporunities for Teens

by: Sandra Berger