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Guidance/College & Career -- Summer Opportunities

American University Gap Year Program
For students who have just completed high school and are taking a year or semester off before starting college.  A Global Business seminar is offered during the summer, and a Mentored Field Practicum and American Politics, Global Business & Trade, or International Affairs is offered in the fall and spring.  At the end of the semester, students will have an American University transcript of credits earned, which can be used for college applications.  
www.american.edu/spexs/augap, knox@american.edu 

Architectural Programs


Check out this website for other summer programs across the country.

The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University


Young Artist Residency (YAR) Course Information.  The Young Artist Residency (YAR) program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to take a wide selection of college-level courses for credit. Here is a sample list of the courses that we have offered recently.

Aspire by API


Aspire by API programs offer high school students opportunities to learn and develop relevant global skills through fun, enriching summer study abroad programs.

Whether it’s Spanish language and cultural immersion in Costa Rica or Spain, French immersion in Paris, Irish studies in Ireland, or Italian language culture and art, or soccer in Italy, Aspire students can develop their language, communication, social, and intercultural skills in an exciting international program geared to prepare students for a lifetime of global awareness and involvement.

Augustana Summer Music Camp

Augustana's Summer Music Camp is set for June 8-13, 2014, and is led by Dr. Paul Nesheim, director of The Augustana Choir and Dr. Paul Schilf, director of the Augustana Band. When you join your friends (both old and ones you'll soon make) at the Augustana Summer Music Camp, you'll find the finest in musical instruction, performance opportunities and FUN for five full days. Make one of our Residence Halls your home for the week, enjoy dining in our Morrison Commons, swim in our pool, dance in our hallways, dabble with an instrument you've always wanted to play, and make beautiful music while creating lasting memories!  Students entering grades 7-12.

Aviation Camp~Ace Camp


 A fun, interactive aviation summer camp geared towards middle-high school students who are interested in aviation and aerospace. Each camp is unique and no two are identical.  An adventure where campers use flight simulators, go on field trips to aviation sites, and in some locations - fly in an airplane!  An exciting opportunity for campers to learn about planning a flight, aviation history, the physics of flight, and the design and maintenance of aircraft.

Babson College


Babson’s Summer Study provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. In this collaborative community, students will gain the tools and experience first-hand how to impact and reshape organizations, industries, and the world. Each program will introduce students to Babson’s way of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® and provide resources and strategies for students to think about company and world issues through their classes, cases, speakers, and scheduled activities.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Student Leaders Program
Five local student leaders will get a hands-on opportunity next summer to make an impact through an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit organization. In addition, the student leaders from the Twin Cities will join others from across the country at a week-long, all expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Barnard College of Columbia University
All programs open to students who have completed 10th or 11th grade. Explore classes from Africana Studies to Writing to Acting and Screenwriting and so much more...

Berklee College of Music
Guitar Sessions, Vocal Summit, A Cappella Fesstival, Stage Performance and much more at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Boston College
For those who have completed 11th grade, with outstanding academics, spend 6 weeks at a Jesuit University, June - August, take college courses, earn college credit, live in a dorm and discover Boston. 617-552-3800 or e-mail bce@bc.edu. Apply early spring. www.bc.edu/schools/summer/bce

Boston University
Many opportunities for 9-12 graders from 1 to 6 weeks.  Subjects vary and can be focused in science and research, the humanities, communications, and many other options.  bu.edu/summer/highschool or email summerhs@bu.edu for more information.


BYU Independent Study~Online University and High School or Middle School Courses

A nonprofit online educational program that offers more than 550 online courses—university, high school, middle school, and free noncredit courses—to students throughout the United States and in over 90 foreign countries. Enrollment is open to anyone, anytime of the year, with a full year to complete most courses. We are continually developing more courses in our portfolio, so it is important to check our online catalog for the most up-to-date course listing. www.elearn.byu.edu

California College of the Arts

For more than 25 years, CCA’s Pre-College Program has been an inspiring opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design or creative writing in an art school setting while earning 3 units of college credit.

Carleton College

Summer Writing Program for college-bound juniors with strong reading & writing skills:
Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute:  HS sophomores and juniors, use statistical tools and complete a collaborative social schiene project with a faculty mentor.
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience: July, for college-bound sophomores in the top 25% of class. Accepted students receive FREE room, board, tuition and travel costs.
Carleton Summer Science Institute for college bound sophomores and juniors. 866-767-2275

Carnegie Mellon
Summer Pre-college Programs:
Pre-College Fine Arts: HS Game Academy (learn how to create video games), Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music

College of William and Mary

Pre-colliate summer program in Early American History for HS sophomores,juniors and seniors, earn four hours college credit, summer camp.
www.WM.edu/NIAHD or 


Colorado College

Choose from a full range of course offerings, experience the "Block Plan", earn college credit, each session is 3 weeks long, live in residence halls, participate in activities such as hiking and camping, ask about merit-based, scholarships. The Film Institute, Outdoor Leadership Institute (must be 17) Student Journalism Institute

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Columbia College Chicago, High School Summer Institute
A three-week, pre-college arts, media, and communication program open to creative students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school.

Columbia University~Summer Programs
Programs are renowned for their academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity they provide for highly motivated students to experience college life at a world-class university, for students entering 9 thru 12 grd.

Cornell University
Program open to students completing 10th, 11th or 12th grade, earn up to 6 college credits, make friends from around the world, choose from a wide variety of courses, three-, and six-week sessions. Offers online courses.

Council on International Educational Exchange "Gap Year" programs for American HS graduates
800-40-STUDY or e-mail at cgillespie@ciee.org

Denison University Young Writers Workshop
Eight-day residential summer program that offers a marvelous opportunity for high school students to work intensively with professional poets, fiction and nonfiction writers on Denison’s beautiful college campus in Granville, Ohio. If you’re currently a sophomore, junior, or senior, you are eligible to apply. 

Duke Youth Programs

Thirteen different programs for grades 6-11.  Visit www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth and http://summersession.duke.edu/.  Applications open on Dec. 1st. 

Emory Pre-College Program

Science, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences: June-July. 2wk non-credit, 6wk credit courses + 3wk institutes.


The Experiment in International Living
Challenging, three-to-five week summer abroad programs that focus on immersion, experiential learning and making meaningful connections. Reside in local homes, focus on language, ecology, arts and community service. Need based aid available. 800-345-2929 Call for program availablitily.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Orange City. 3 Day workshops/no camps.

Franklin College
Fully accredited, independent American liberal arts institution, located in Lugano, Switzerland. A train ride away from Rome, Paris, Geneva and Vienna. Take up to 12 credits. Global Green Initiative (2wk course) Lugano Live (3wks for English immersion students)

French Speaking Immersion Program: Universite de Saint-Boniface

University located a 7 hour drive away in Winnipeg, Canada; will need a passport; must have completed 11th grade; levels of instruction from beginner-advanced language skills. Immersion program from two to five weeks in length.  Socio-cultural programming such as sports, guided tours, concerts, films are included. http://explore.ustboniface.ca

Furman University Summer Scholars
If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. It's an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes and get a taste of college life.  Deadline in early May.

The George Washington University Summer Scholars Program
Pre-college programs with a variety of options for freshman, sophomores, and juniors.  Choose from business, crime and justice, robotics, social change and leadership, biomedical engineering and other courses for credit or simply enrichment.

Georgetown University

Live on campus, manage your own time, explore the rich culture of Washington. Apply for the wide variety of summer programs at Georgetown, enrollment is limited, sessions run from June through August.


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Global Paths Summer Program
An introduction to the international higher education arena through living on four UK university campuses, working on the "Global Life Project," and lots of different workshops from university admissions professionals and working professionals.

Grammy Camp
For aspiring music industry professionals:  hands-on career training, learn from industry experts, performance and music business tracks, financial aid available.

Gustavus Adolphus College Summer Academic Enrichment Program
Summer academic opportunities for junior high and high school students. Gustavus proudly offers eleven summer academic camps.  See website for complete list.  Application deadline is March 31st.  


Hamline University Young Writers Workshop
This creative writing day-camp for area high school and college bound students (ages 15-18) on the beautiful Hamline University campus provides students an opportunity to receive in-depth instruction and time with a published author in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction each morning; a group lunch; and afternoon “mini courses” in writing, book arts, or literary magazine production. A field trip exploring our “Literary Twin Cities,” a panel discussion with published authors, and a concluding reading and celebration are all a part of this creative writing experience. Dates for the 2013 Workshop: June 16-20, 2014


Harvard University
Harvard Summer School for HS sophomores, juniors and seniors. 200 courses to choose from. Special programs in Drama, Math, and Writing. Earn academic credit.

Hillsdale College
Summer Study Abroad Program, earn college credit while traveling in Italy, England or France. In addition, science and American Law camps at Hillsdale.


Independent Film and Photography
Summer camps in screenwriting, film making, documentary from pre-production to distribution, music video to digital photography.  651-644-19122446 University Ave W, Suite 100, St,Paul, MN 55114.

Iowa State Programs for Youth


Junior Statesmen Foundation
Exciting and stimulating courses on the campuses of four of the nation's elite universities. Immerse yourself in politics and government while making new friends and developing leadership skills at either Georgetown, Yale, Stanford or Princeton campuses. Average costs $4,500.


Lake Forest College
Two-week summer Writing and Thinking Workshop, and Vocal Arts Performing Academy and Musical Theater Camp for HS students.

Landmark College
Students with learning disabilities and AD/HD can choose from two programs: Three-week HS Junior Program rediscover an interest in college study and the tools to approach the college app process.

The Language Travel Company
Total immersion program with schools all over the world. Earn college credits.

Lead America
Open to middle school and high school students, thru Lead America, students have the opportunity to attend spring or summer conferences on college campuses.  Taught by college professors on a wide variety of subjects such as leadership, engineering and technology, medicine and national security.  866-394-5323 


Lewis & Clark College
Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking, two week summer residency program for students completing grades 8 through 12, supervised college experience taught by college faculty. 

www.lclark.edu/college/programs/fir_acres 503-768-7200

Loyola University Chicago Pre-College Summer Scholars
For students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. Math & Science Academy, or Environmental Scholars.  Earn 1,3,6-wk coursescollege credit while living in a residence in hall in Chicago or by studying at Loyola's own Rome Center in Italy: 312-915-6565

FREE High School Digital Storytelling Workshop: 6/14-6/19/15 on Loyola's Water Tower Campus; mentored by Loyola undergrads, taught by School of Communication instructors, five-day workshop includes accommodation and meals, admission to local Chicago events, and more. Current HS sophomores and juniors (who will be juniors and seniors) should visit http://www.highschooldigital.com, and apply to hsdigital@luc.edu.  Deadline of March 2, 2015.  312-915-6972 or e-mail mashbrock@luc.edu. www.luc.edu/summerscholars

Macalester College - St. Paul
A summer enrichment program where master teachers engage inquisitive minds for students currently in grades 7-12.  651-696-6590

Marist Summer Pre-College Program
Marist College consistently strives to foster an interactive learning environment and enhance the students' academic experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to get a head start in college.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Two distinct pre-college studio residency programs: Baltimore (4-week) and Tuscany, Italy (3-week). College-level experience in 11 core courses such as fine arts, design, photo and digital art. Deadline in the spring. Contact: precollege@mica.edu or 410-255-2219 

Miami University (Oxford, OH) Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program at Miami University is a two-week summer experience for accomplished high school rising juniors or seniors in the fall.  The program provides students with the experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for college and future success.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars
Two 2-week sessions, academic camp attended by high school students from all over the world. 763-647-4466

Michigan Tech
Three highly competitive summer programs: Women in Engineering Summer Youth Programs, National Summer Transportation Institute, and Engineering Scholars,  for students in grades 9th-12th, gives students from all over the world hands-on exploration opportunities in math, science, engineering, arts and many other fields. Full scholarships available. Contact: 906-487-2219

Minneapolis College of Art & Design Pre-College Summer Session

MCAD’s Pre-College Summer Session is a highly structured and challenging classroom and studio-based experience developed to guide serious art students in the process of maturing as artists and individuals. This three week, fully residential program is geared toward committed art and design students who are currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. Scholarships are available.

www.mcad.edu/precollege / precollege@mcad.edu

Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) Career Exploration Camps
Get a taste of college life and learn about careers with fun, hands-on activities.  You will work alongside MCTC faculty and learn new skills in MCTC's high-tech, innovative labs featuring the latest technologies.

Minnesota Business Venture

MBV is open to all students completing grades 9-12. Learn how to plan for a successful future, develop a career focus, use teamwork, communication skills as well as leadership while living either at St. Cloud St. or St. John's U for a week long camp. Cost: $125 if applying before April 20. 

Minnesota Children's Museum - Play Team
Students volunteer at the museum in a variety of positions in 3-5 hour shift increments between 8:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Monday-Friday; must be able to commit to 2 weeks, and 2 weekends (do not have to be consecutive).   651-225-6046

Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Summer Academic Enrichment Program
If you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches and are in grades 3-11, apply for a stipend to attend a summer academic enrichment program. You must have either an overall "C" average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend.

Montana State University Summer Session
The MSU Summer Session program is committed to providing a variety of classroom, outdoor, and online opportunities for students to advance or complete their educational goals.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp
Volunteer opportunity to work as a companion and helper to an individual camper for a week and assist them with a variety of activities. Must be 16 years old by June 3. Will receive training prior to camp.

National Geographic Student Expeditions
They offer programs all over the world and domestically, focusing on Photography, Wildlife & Conservation, Archaeology & Ancient Culture, Film making, Creative Writing, and Climate & Geology.

New York Film Academy

Hands on filmmaking, acting, animation camps.

New York University Precollege Summer Programs
Earn college credit by taking courses with current NYU students, taught by NYU faculty.  Immerse yourself in the college experience with a six-week program early July through mid-August, that provides intensive learning opportunities in STEM, journalism, and music & performing arts.  Apply for scholarships by April 1.

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)
At NOLS, we take people on real wilderness expeditions in remote areas.You'll learn to be a leader. You'll practice technical skills like summitting peaks and running rapids–all while earning college credit. Financial aid is also available. By the end of your course, you'll have the knowledge to travel responsibly and safely in the backcountry while leaving a minimal impact on the land.

Northeastern University-College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) Summer Program
This year's offerings, Summer Design Studio and Summer Journalism Workshop, will provide an opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty and participate in unique, hands-on learning experiences.
CAMD summer program

Northwestern University-Summer Program/Center for Talent Development
Summer academic courses for students completing PreK through grade 12. Locations: Northwest University, Chicago Suburbs, Downtown Chicago. Financial aid is available, and there are special scholarship oportunities for students interested in taking technology (programming or web design) or engineering courses. Check out the Civic Leadership Insititute.

Northwestern University College Prep Program
Designed for students who want to experience a real college life before finishing high school. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a 2-week IN FOCUS seminar in special topic area. 

Norwich University~Vermont
Future Leader Camp, Drill Team Camp or Engineering Academy, 2; 5-week sessions plus a number os distance learning opportunities. 

Nursing Camp
Adventures in Nursing Camp. Must be 16, hands-on experience, learn about educational and career opportunities in nursing, scholarships available 952-920-9860 e-mail: landerson@nursesCE.org

Oxbridge Academic Programs
New York City, Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, UCLA, Paris, Monpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca
Programs for Grades 8-12.
www.oxbridgeprograms.com, or info@oxbridgeprograms.com

Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program
Academic and cultural courses in a wide range of subjects ages 13-18.
Brasenose College, Oxford and Magdalen College, Cambridge, England
For high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors during the month of July.
www.campusoxford.com, contact@campusoxford.com

Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons summer programs are available for students from grade 3 through graduate.  Pre-college students can enroll in Summer Intensive Studies: New York, Summer Intensive Studies: Paris, or Parsons Pre-College Academy. Information session: 2/15/14.

Penn State University 
Summer Study programs for college credit.

Immerse yourself in Art and Design, Architecture, Creative Writing, and Cultural Studies located in Manhattan, NY. Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Brooklyn campus. 

Princeton University~the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute
Residential non-profit leadership development program for high-achieving high school students entering the tenth or eleventh grade in the fall. June 28-Aug 2, 2014

Prism (Minneapolis)
Social ministry, summer volunteer program located in Golden Valley for ages 12 - adult, variety of positions available from food shelf, clothes closet, birthday room, front dest, clerical and auto shop assistant. Minimum of 4 hours per week on a regularly scheduled shift. Applications available 763-432-4207. 763-529-1350. www.prismmpls.org

Putney Student Travel
Putney Student Travel offers a wide array of different kinds of programs for high school students, including Community Service in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, Language Learning in Europe and Latin America, Cultural Exploration, Global Awareness in Action in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, Pre-College Enrichment programs in Europe and at Amherst College, and our Foundations programs in Costa Rica, Spain, and Australia for students completing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. 

Rutgers University Pre-Engineering Summer Academy
One week summer academy in July for students who are interested in a variety of types of engineering and have completed Physics and Precalculus.  Click on the following link for more information: http://summer.rutgers.edu/precollege-academies/preengineering 

Sage Summer Program
Students completing 9th, 10th or 11th grades, Studies abroad for global education, 888-997-sage.


Sarah Lawrence College
Live and Study at Sarah Lawrence, 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, New York, three or six-week sessions
Summer at SLC offers you a chance to enhance your academic experience and explore your passions in small classes, a hallmark of a Sarah Lawrence education. Our programs foster a supportive, non-competitive environment for academic and personal development.  Students that choose to live on campus will be housed in single rooms in residence halls.  914-395-2205

Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Summer Seminars are residential or nonresidential summer workshops designed for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Deadline: May.

Science Museum of Minnesota
Volunteer at the Science Museum. Requirements: be at least 13 yrs of age, attend training, communicate effectively, commit to one year of service, one four-hour shift every other month weekend or one four-hour shift of a weekday. Contact: volunteer@smm.org or 651-221-2583.

Smith College
Young women entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the fall. Courses include: Science and Engineering, Writing, History, Sustainability, and a College Application Workshop.  Deadline: early: March 1, regular May 1.

South Dakota School of Mines
The School of Mines offers unique high-quality programming for middle- and high school students. Our goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, and no one can do this better than the faculty and students of the School of Mines through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions. 605-394-2693

SPI Study Abroad Program
SPI offers college credit high school study abroad programs in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Learn another language, live another culture, know another world!

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Program
An opportunity to explore and discover topics not typically taught in secondary schools.  Students engage in small classes taught by Stanford instructors, hone their academic skills, and achieve academic excellence.  Limited financial aid is available.


St. John's College Summer Academy
A pre-college, residential program for high school students ages 15-18 that nurtures critical thinking and personal growth. Courses offered on the Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland campuses. For more information, visit www.sjc.edu/sa2016

Stevens Institute of Technology
Engineering and science pre-college programs from coding, cybersecurity, engineering, game design, electronic music, to business exploration and entrepreneurship.  Application deadline is in mid-February.  For more information and how to apply, visit: https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs 

Student Volunteer Ambassador Program
For high school junior/senior Students: Represent your country, travel overseas make a tremendous impact through volunteering in initiatives like children's health and education, and a more sustainable planet through conservation of natural resources. 4-week volunteering program.
http://www.isvolunteers.org, or e-mail ambassador@isvolunteers.org.

Summer Study Programs at Penn State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Vermont or The Sorbonne (Paris, France)
800-666-2556, e-mail: precollegeprograms@summerstudy.com

Sweet Briar College
Summer explore engineering design course for rising female seniors and juniors. End of July. Try out engineering and earn college credit at the same time. Application deadline is June 1. Visit sbc.edu/engineering/explore for more information. 

Teen Life Summer Programs
Publication listing hundreds of camp or college and volunteer experiences

ThreeSixty Journalism Summer Camp
ThreeSixty Journalism is looking for Minnesota teens who want to ask questions and tell stories. Our summer camps give students a chance to report and publish stories that matter. There are three separate camps that are held over the summer.  
Eligibility: Students completing grades 8 through 12 in spring 2014. The Program will give priority to low-income students who show interest in news reporting. Deadline 5/2/14

Tufts University
High school students can attend the following courses at Tufts: Summer Writing Program, Foundations of Law and Ethics, Health Science Honors, Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing, SAT prep workshops, College Application Essay Writing Series, and College Life and Planning sessions.  For more information, go to

Tulane School of Architecture Career Explorations

Tulane career explorations offers students a short, intensive and engaging introduction to architecture. Students will spend three weeks exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture with Tulane professors and local practicing architects. The program runs from July 10 to July 29 and deadline to apply is June 1, 2016. For more information visit here

UCLA Summer Institutes
Enrichment courses from Architecture to World Languages
Short term intensive, 5- and 6-week programs

Union College, Educating Girls for Engineering (EDGE)
EDGE is a program designed for rising sophomore, junior, and senior girls interested in engineering.  The two-week residential workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore engineering fields in areas beyond basic math and science.

United States Naval Academy
Summer Seminar: Six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year, teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, registration opens in January.  Apply at: http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/
STEM: Six day program is designed to encourage rising 8th-11th graders to pursue a course in engineering and technology. Apply at: http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/

University of California Berkeley
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Berkeley invites you to encourage your students to apply to an exciting summer program for rising seniors in high school.  The Cal Summer Experience- June 23-25, 2013 is a college prep program scheduled for three days and two nights stay on the Berkeley campus.  
The Cal Summ
er Experience hosts (75) High School students and provides admissions sessions, lectures, personal statement writing workshops, application filing assistance, transcript evaluations, and a campus tour!
http://admissions.berkeley.edu/calsummerexperience to complete the application and supporting documents which are due by April 2, 2013. If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact us at cal.experience@berkeley.edu.

University of Chicago
Unique programs for sophomores, juniors and seniors, college credit, select form more than 150 offerings. Summer session questions: 773-834-3792 or e-mail summerhs@uchicago.edu

University of Colorado

University of Dayton, School of Engineering

Engineers creatively use their knowledge and technology to improve the lives of others.  You can experience it yourself this summer.  Choose from two Engineering camps:  Summer Honors Engineering Camp, Women in Engineering Summer Camp, and METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men.

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Girls' Adventures in Math, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is a week-long residential camp on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. GAMES is for rising 9th-12th grade girls and focuses on different areas within engineering. Camp dates for 2014 are July 13-19. This year, we will offer seven track options within GAMES: Aerospace, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, and Robotics. Our camps offer an advanced curriculum and hands-on projects during the day, as well as fun social activities, like karaoke, swimming, and volleyball in the evenings.   http://go.illinois.edu/games

University of Iowa Journalism Workshops
Yearbook, Newspaper, Graphic design, Photojournalism, Broadcast and Website Design
319-335-3455 Apply online, scholarships available. 

University of Massachusetts
Summer College Residential Programs for HS Students: offers one-six wek residential academic programs from many majors, across the nine colleges that comprise UMass Amherst. Juniper Institute: Summer College Class in July.

University of Michigan
Stamps School of Art and Design - Precollege Programs: BFA Preview and Portfolio Prep
Residential programs for grades 9-11.
Early application deadline: March 15.  Final deadline: April 5.

University of Minnesota-Exploring Careers in Engineering & Physical Science
Wondering which careers will allow you to explore your passions, challenge your creativity, reward you for enjoying science and/or math, and assure you of an exciting job almost anywhere in the world? Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall who have an interest in engineering and physical science are eligible to apply to this program. Week-long sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $50 612-626-7566

Youth Science Center Park Crew

Youth crew that serves as guides in teh Big Back Yard at the Science Museum of Minnesota, grades 9-12.


University of Minnesota~Rowing Camp for girls ages 13 - 19
"We look forward to hosting any young women who would enjoy learning a new sport while working hard and having fun! Whether it is a one-week endeavor or a springboard for rowing in college, this camp provides the perfect environment for both."
Contact: Becca Carlton 612-910-2985 


University of Minnesota - Gopher Business Program
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Residential, week long, summer business camp for diverse, high-potential juniors. Including room and board, this program is free to the admitted student. Deadline: April 4, 2014.

University of Missouri - Rolla
One-week Introduction to Nuclear Engineering for high school juniors and seniors.
Participants receive FREE room and board & materials, application fee of $50, refundable to those attending, e-mail: nuclear@umr.edu 573-341-4720.


University of Montana
High school juniors and seniors may apply. E-mail: summer@mso.umt.edu or 406-243-4470

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Summer Academic Camps, from culinary arts, engineering, entrepreneurship, environment, fiber arts, filmmaking, legislature, weather and climate science, and veterinary science. bigredcamps.unl.edu

Architecture, Landscape Arch. & Interior Design Summer Worksho in June, College of Architecture,
U of NE, Lincoln.  Discover Landscape Architecture Summer Workshop in June. Deadline in mid-April. Contact: Stephanie Kuenning: skuenning2@unl.edu

University of Notre Dame
Summer Scholars: Pre-college program open to current sophomores or juniors with strong academic and solid extracurricular activities. 13 academic tracks offered, two weeks living on campus. Deadline February, 2017. Apply online, will need teacher letter of recommendation, counselor rec, transcript and test scores. For more information: 574-631-0990, e-mail: precollege.nd.edu or click here.

Leadership Seminars: 10 day program for students who want to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in a group of dynamic peers. For current juniors with strong credentials, application deadline is January 30, 2017. For more information, click here

Study Abroad-Rome: A 12-day program which immerses only 20 students in the history and culture of Rome. For current juniors, application deadline is January 30, 2017. For more information, click here.

Study Abroad-Ireland: A 12-day program which immerses students in the history and culture of Ireland.  For current juniors, application deadline is January 30, 2017.  For more information, click here.

School of Architecture, Career Discovery: Program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to learn about studying architecture before attending college.  Students participate in design studios, architecture seminars, and field trips to see exemplary architecture first hand.  
Registration begins February 1, 2017 at architecture.nd.edu/careerdiscovery

University of Oregon
Summer Architecture Academy: July - August. An intense experience to "try on the field for size."

University of Pennsylvania
Three week Summer Academy Applied Science and Technology Program: earn college credit in Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer science, Nanotechnology and Robotics. 

University of Rochester
Summer residential programs, (9th-12th), Rochester Scholars (9th-12th) , Malawi Immersion 11th-12th)

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University of Southern California
High school students get a preview of "freshman year" through 4 & 2 week courses on the USC campus.  Many different summer courses from Architecture to Writing.  For more information call: 213-740-5679 or email: summer@usc.edu.

University of Vermont

High school students are invited to take part in a variety of 2 week opportunities in July.  For more information, visit: www.uvm.edu/precollege

University of Washington
Summer programs in collaboration with Experience America in the following areas:
Entrepreneurship:  Experience America program with University of Washington Foster School of Business, helping students learn how to start a successful business.  
Game Experience: Experience America program at the University of Washington introducing student to the video game development industry in Seattle, teaching elements of design, animation, and how to start their own video game companies.
For more information, visit www.experienceamerica.net. 

University of Wisconsin~General Directory of Summer Programs

The University of Wisconsin Higher Education Location Program (UW HELP) Online Pre-college Directory. http://apps22.uwex.edu/pls/uwhelp/Precollege

University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Pure and Applied Mathematics, May-July
Funded by National Science Foundation. Each participant will receive a travel allowance and a stipend, plus room and board.

University of Wisconsin
Platteville, WI
Engineering  Camp: 

United States Military Academy ~ Summer Programs
Apply online by April 1

United States Naval Academy ~ Summer Seminar
Fast-paced, six day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. The seminar teaches you about life at the Academy. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's academies or a ROTC scholarship you should seriously consider attending this seminar.

US Performing Arts Camps
Summer programs for ages 11-22, Acting, Animation, Film, Play/Screenwriting, Dance, Musical Theater, TV Sit Com and more. For list of locations, more information or registration: 888-497-3553 or

Vanderbilt University
Current 11th graders, explore a major in engineering, medicine, the sciences and other technology-based areas. Application deadline spring (rolling admission) Office contact: Prof. John Veillette Office tel: 615-322-7827

Washington University in St. Louis
Explore all facets of college life in their High School Summer Scholars Program. Open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, their program options allow you to design a summer experience that meets your needs and interests.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University
Architecture Discovery Program and Portfolio Plus Program for students between junior and senior year. Two 2-week sessions. Deadline is in April.  Call 314-935-6200 for more information.


Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD)"Leadership in the Business World" (LBW), Management & Technology and Wharton Sports Business Academy:
4-week summer program designed to introduce talented high school seniors to the skills necessary to lead in the 21st century. 60 students selected to participate.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Four summer programs: FRONTIERS: Summer residential program for soon to be juniors and seniors interested in science, technology, and engineering; two sessions. http://www.wpi.edu/+frontiers
Launch: designed for students entering 9th or 10th grades, science courses, interactive media and game development or robotics; scholarships available. Deadline in spring. http://www.wpi.edu/+launch

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is for outstanding current 10th or 11th grade students. It consists of a two-week academic and leadership experience.

Three distinct sessions:  The first session (June 19 - July 2) - Politics, Law and Economics and Applied Science and Engineering; The second session (July 8 - July 21) - International Affairs and Security and Biological and Biomedical Science; The third session (July 26 - August 8) - Science, Policy and Innovation and Sustainability, Energy and Environment.  Summer 2016 applications are available online and are due by 2/11.  Need based financial aid available.
Contact: http://globalscholars.yale.edu

Young Global Scholars - Singapore: for outstanding current 9th or 10th grade students. Immersive week-long experience May 30th - June 5th.  Students will participate in interdisciplinary lectures, elective seminars and a series of skill-building workshops specially designed to foster leadership, develop presentation and communication skills, and enhance critical reading and writing.  Apply by January 26, 2016 at yygssingapore.yale.edu.

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