2017 Summer Programs

More and more colleges and universities are offering short term on-campus programs that offer a taste of what life would be like at their institution. Many offer a mixture of academic and social content, courses taught by tenured professors, and even an opportunity to earn credit. These programs provide a fantastic way to discover college life and an enriching summer experience. 

The following is a selection of summer programs offered at colleges and universities around the world from our member institutions. Note - none of these programs have been endorsed by International ACAC. This is provided only as a resource guide for our members. Check the individual program websites for details, particularly concerning accommodations and guardianship. 


Asia & Oceania

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Kowloon, Hong Kong

Engineering Summer Camp

July 31-August 4

PolyU is offering a 5-day residential program for Grade 10 or 11 students wishing to explore the field of engineering and understand various engineering disciplines. While staying in student dorms, students will be able to take part in engineering projects, have dinner with industrialists, and visit research organizations. School-based registration welcome. We are looking for 6-8 students from the same high school to join the program, along with 1-2 accompanying teachers. Students can enjoy a special program fee of $200 (all-inclusive). The said fee is waived for teachers.

Program Contact Email: denquiry@polyu.edu.hk

JCT4Education - Fiji Immersion Program: Fiji

SAT & Service Immersion Project

July 23-August 5

Join JCT4Education on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, taking part in the SAT and Social Service immersion program in Fiji. Taught by experienced professionals and talented faculty, this program is designed to improve your SAT Performance and Writing Skills with 80+ hours of rigorous SAT curriculum. A residential experience exclusively open for a select group of students, participants will live at the Rustic Pathways Eco-Lodge and have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful service projects designed in conjunction with nearby communities. ***Group Flight from Los Angeles will leave on July 21, 2017.***

Program Contact Email: jtamayo@JCT4Education.com


SCAD Hong Kong: Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Summer Seminars

July 3-7, July 17-21, July 24-28

SCAD Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. In these workshops, students will gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects, as well as an all-access pass to the university’s extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Workshops offered at SCAD Hong Kong are Animation, English as a Second Language, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, and Sequential Art. Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips, and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or select graduate students. To provide maximum individual attention and collaborative interaction between students and instructors, class size is small, with generally 15 or fewer students in each workshop. Organized daily social and cultural activities create an authentic experience of life as a SCAD student in the city. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of each session.

Program Contact Email: hongkongsummer@scad.edu


Temple University - Japan Campus: Tokyo, Japan

High School Summer Program

August 3-11

TUJ invites high school students to a summer of language and cultural experiences in Tokyo. The 8-night program includes a unique mix of Japanese language classes and a choice from exciting electives like Art, Business, Communications, and International Affairs. In addition to interacting with the other high schoolers in the program, students will also have the opportunity to interact with Japanese high schoolers. With adventures in Tokyo, an overnight excursion to Nikko, and a trip to DisneySea, this will be your Tokyo story to remember!

Program Contact Email: ac@tuj.temple.edu




Alberta College of Art + Design: Calgary, AB

Pre-College Program

July 4-29

There are many benefits to ACAD’s Pre-College Program, besides learning a whole lot about art + design. You’ll make friends, earn college credits, and build an awesome portfolio in just four weeks of full-time, studio-based studies. As a Pre-College student, you will join a talented community of practicing artists + designers who are eager to explore ideas, challenge ideas, and experiment. All classes are taught by ACAD faculty who are passionate about education and helping you to grow.

Program Contact Email: precollege@acad.ca


Emily Carr University of Art + Design: Vancouver, BC

Summer Institute for Teens

July 4-28

The Summer Institute for Teens brings high school students from Canada and around the world to Emily Carr University for a studio-based program in art + design. Rigorous hands-on practice is balanced with investigations of contemporary culture and creative career options. Join a community of young artists and designers for a one-month intensive where you can elevate your skills and expand your portfolio. Choose one of 10 studio disciplines for in-depth study as you explore contemporary art + design. Showcase your final work in a student-curated exhibition in a public gallery. Studio options include Animation, Architecture + Urban Design, Drawing, Fashion + Textiles, Graphic Design, Illustration: Digital, Illustration: Traditional, Painting (Contemporary), Photography, and Video. Studios fill up fast! Register early. If you are an international student coming from outside the Vancouver area, ask about our homestay option by emailing the address provided below.

Program Contact Email: teens@ecuad.ca


McGill University: Montreal, QC

Summer Academy

July 9-22

The McGill Summer Academy is a new program for high school students currently in Grades 10 or 11. Unfolding over two weeks of classes, workshops, activities, and trips, this introductory experience to university life and Montreal is sure to make your summer memorable! This summer, you will have the opportunity to discover two fields of study in the heart of campus. Take your pick between International Human Rights & Policy Making and Understanding the Human Mind!

Program Contact Email: summer.academy@mcgill.ca


Queen’s University: Kingston, ON

Summer Enrichment Experience

August 13-18

The Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen’s (SEEQ) gives students in grades 7-8 and 9 to 12 (13 to 17 years of age) a university experience and the opportunity to learn beyond the school classroom.  Our challenging courses and engaging activities motivate students to explore and apply new knowledge while living in residence, experiencing all university has to offer. Students choose courses from a variety of disciplines taught by Queen’s students, faculty, and/or community professionals with captivating titles like Historians vs. Hollywood, Keep Calm and Rock On: Engineering our Natural Earth, and Let’s Get Down to Business.  Queen’s undergraduate students provide supervision and mentoring throughout the week and in residence.  After SEEQ, students return home with renewed energy, an excitement for learning, and ideas for post-secondary and career planning.

Program Contact Email: esu@queensu.ca


Ryerson University: Toronto, ON


July 4-August 12

Basecamp is a transformative educational program that will provide ​select high school students with the education, mentorship, and resources to become successful entrepreneurs and innovators. ​Students will come in with an idea ​and ​leave with a startup! ​The program is open to all high school students. Students will gain access to DMZ resources, mentorship, and on-demand learning within specialized topics such as design, 3D printing, web and application​ development, and more.

Program Contact Email: launchzone@ryerson.ca


University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC

Future Global Leaders Program

July 2-15, July 16-29, July 30-August 12

Future Global Leaders is a pre-university summer program designed for teens, ages 15-18, who want to get a head start on their futures, and aspire to be leaders in our increasingly global world. Two-week courses include computer programming, economics, environmental science, game writing, international law, journalism, museum studies, neuroscience, politics, and urban design. Students have the opportunity to stay in residence halls on the University of British Columbia’s beautiful Vancouver campus, and meet other future global leaders from Canada and around the world.

Program Contact Email: future.global.leaders@ubc.ca


University of Toronto: Toronto, ON

AP Summer Prep Program

July 30-August 19

The University of Toronto Engineering Academy creates an inclusive community of learning where students are challenged to reach their full potential, putting them on an academic path towards admission to the world’s most selective schools of engineering, which require two years of secondary school preparation in Math, Chemistry and Physics. This program is not a camp or a casual summer activity. This is an opportunity for motivated high school students to engage with STEM in the lecture halls and labs of Canada’s leading engineering school. Through a rigorous combination of classroom, and off campus learning, students will prepare themselves for AP* credit courses while spending the summer in the world-class city of Toronto.

Program Contact Email: michelle.beaton@utoronto.ca




The American University of Paris: Paris, France

Summer Programs

June 6-27, July 1-20

AUP's Summer Programs let you sample the best of what Paris and the University have to offer. Earn credits towards your degree with course offerings in categories like Creative Arts, Exploring Liberal Arts, and Paris: Language & Culture. Discover Paris from the inside, all while having a unique and thought-provoking international and cultural experience. For students over 18 or minors who will be staying with a legal guardian.

Program Contact Email: afayache@aup.edu


Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne: Lausanne, Switzerland

Summer Academy

July 2-8

Experience the life of an EHL student for one week this summer in beautiful Switzerland at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the first and top Hospitality Management school worldwide! If you are between the ages of 16 and 20, speak English or French, and are intrigued by different cultures, you can take part in practical and theoretical activities to develop your knowledge of hospitality. You will attend exciting workshops, such as an introduction to hospitality leadership, kitchen organization, service excellence, and a hotel business simulation, all while developing your team-working skills. The world of hospitality awaits!

Program Contact Email: sue.coombs@ehl.ch


IE University: Segovia, Spain

Youth Leadership Summer Program

July 10-21

Summer is the perfect time to increase your knowledge of subjects such as economics, humanities, cultures and societies, and social and business entrepreneurship. Regardless of what you go on to study at university, these topics are an integral part of a well-rounded education. The IEU Youth Leadership Summer Program is an intensive summer program designed for high potential students from all around the world, offering them a unique opportunity to discover and develop their talents. It is also an excellent way to acquire and improve skills and knowledge that are essential in any undergraduate program or profession, such as teamwork, creative problem-solving and communication techniques. The program will be held both of our campuses, Madrid and Segovia.

Program Contact Email: maria.gonzalez@ie.edu


Imperial College London: London, UK

Global Summer School

July 3-15, August 7-19

Imperial College London’s Global Summer School is an intensive two-week residential program for the highest achieving students across the world. It offers participants the chance to learn from current teachers at a university ranked eighth-best in the world – the only one in the UK to focus solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.You will have the chance to take your subject knowledge to the next level through a challenging academic program that balances lectures, seminars and a high level of practical work, as well as access to a packed evening and weekend social program to help you enjoy your time in London to the fullest.

Program Contact Email: globalsummerschool@imperial.ac.uk


Jacobs University Bremen: Bremen, Germany

Summer Camps: Innovation, Creativity, Diversity

July 23-29

Jacobs University in Germany invites young, bright students to participate in an international, English speaking summer camp on its campus in Bremen. A range of workshops reflecting Jacobs University's research foci in Health, Mobility, and Diversity will be on offer. The workshops address issues ranging from mathematics, technology, and environmental energy to globalization and social sciences. More details about the program are available on the summer camp website. The Goethe Institute in Bremen is offering an exclusive discount for participants of our Summer Camp to undertake an intensive German language course. This will take place after the camp ends, and will run from July 31 to August 26.

Program Contact Email: c.dsouza@jacobs-university.de


King’s College London: London, UK

Pre-University Summer School

July 23-August 5

This is your chance to find out what it is like to study at one of the world’s top universities. This two week intensive program combines academic classes with university preparation sessions tailored to specific subject areas, such as Business Management, Medicine, Law, Politics and Psychology. Daily academic classes allow you to deepen your subject knowledge, or test out a new discipline. Practical workshops and advice sessions provide the opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence for the future. With students attending from over 30 countries worldwide and an active social component, this program is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the cultural, culinary, and entertainment highlights that our central London location has to offer.

Program Contact Email: summer@kcl.ac.uk


The New School, Paris: Paris, France

Parsons Summer Intensive Studies

June 30-July 22

Summer intensive studies at Parsons Paris allow students to experience the vibrant city of Paris from an insider's perspective, exploring the many facets of its art, design, fashion and photography firsthand. The program is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in a rigorous and stimulating academic environment. Classes will be held at Parsons Paris, a short walk from the Louvre, Palais Garnier Opera House, and the Gaîté Lyrique Media Arts Center. Many classes will also meet in locations throughout the city, ranging from art and design exhibition settings to architectural landmarks and parks, with coursework complemented by excursions and day trips. Housing is available, as well as full student services and airport pick-up.

Program Contact Email: amy.newman@apiabroad.com


Saint Louis University - Spain Campus: Badajoz, Spain

OPI - Spanish Language Immersion in Spain

July 2-21

Founded in 2003, this summer camp is based on the exchange of language and culture between both native Spanish and English speakers. Students spend three weeks together taking language classes in the morning and doing activities in the afternoon. The language classes are interactive and focus more on culture and everyday practical Spanish than on grammar. The afternoons are filled with workshops, sports, and music. The program concludes with a final performance on the last day, showcasing all that was learned throughout the three-week period. For ages 12-17.

Program Contact Email: hbinns@slu.edu


St George’s Hospital Medical School: London, UK

International Summer School

July 17-28

INTO St George’s, University of London is delighted to offer an exclusive two-week Summer School for international students. With great opportunities for hands-on learning, expert advice on the university application process, and an exciting social program, the Summer School is ideal if you are interested in studying Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, or Health Sciences at a UK university. As the UK’s only dedicated medical and healthcare university, St George’s, University of London is the ideal place to gain first-hand experience of both university life and a medical environment.

Program Contact Email: into@sgul.ac.uk

Toulouse Business School - Barcelona Campus:
Barcelona, Spain

Summer School

July 3-21

Through our experience in offering specialized training in the field of business, at TBS we offer a Summer School to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain crucial theoretical and hands-on business practice over the summer months. Perfect for Bachelor students who are looking for to make the most of the summer downtime and take the opportunity to improve their career prospects. Our summer school is held entirely in English and lasts for 3 weeks. It takes place at our Barcelona campus, although we also offer an extended 6-week joint summer school across both our Barcelona and Toulouse centres, so students can soak up the best that these two cosmopolitan cities have to offer.

Program Contact Email: m.servera@tbs-education.es


University of St Andrews: St Andrews, UK

International Summer Programmes

June 26-July 14

The University of St Andrews in the UK was founded in 1413 and is a leading research and teaching center, nurturing inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning. The International Summer Programmes (ISP) is the official University of St Andrews summer residential program, for Grades 10-12. Courses offered in the program include Biological & Earth Sciences, Creative Writing, Physical Science, Mathematics, & Computer Science, Scottish Studies, and World Literature. Students are taught by University faculty and is complemented by an extensive extracurricular schedule, giving students the full University of St Andrews experience.

Program Contact Email: summerstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk



U.S.A. - Midwest

Alma College: Alma, MN

Global Challenge

June 18-22

The Alma College Global Challenge is a United Nations Security Council crisis simulation, addressing topics such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the devastating effects of climate change. Students will represent the 15 countries on the Security Council, and work together to draft resolutions that outline solutions to the crisis at hand.   By the end of the week students will understand the impact they can have in the world, and will have the tools to begin making a difference. High school student registration is $350. Fee waived for the first 10 registered international students who have previous MUN experience.

Program Contact Email: crawleyje@alma.edu


Benedictine University: Lisle, IL

Camps at Benedictine University

Great Lakes Volleyball:program dates will be available mid-January

id Tech: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28

No. 1 Soccer Camp: July 22-26

OPUS: July 29-August 5

Point Guard College: program dates will be available mid-January

Soccer Success:July 22-26

Spotlight Youth Theater: program dates will be available mid-January

Every summer, Benedictine University, located in Lisle, Illinois, (40 km west of Downtown Chicago) offers multiple summer camps for high school students. From sports camps including lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, and soccer to arts-based camps like technology, music and theater. Improve your game or design a game - there are many opportunities for students to get involved at Benedictine University! Housing options and meal plans are available for students. Prices range depending on program.

Program Contact Email: lsimios@ben.edu


Carleton College: Northfield, MN

Summer Academic Programs

Summer Computer Science Institute: July 17-August 5

Summer Humanities Institute: July 24-August 12

Summer Language & Global Issues Institute: July 3-22

Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute: July 20-29

Summer Science Institute: July 10-29, July 17-August 5

Summer Writing Program: July 10-29

Carleton College offers six pre-college programs that give high-achieving high school students the ability to experience what life is like at a small, liberal arts institution. Each three-week program is taught by Carleton faculty members and incorporates hands-on learning in the classroom resulting in a final research project/presentation. Carleton also offers the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience program and an Ultimate Frisbee program for one week each in the summer.

Program Contact Email: summer@carleton.edu


Loyola University Chicago: Chicago, IL

Summer Scholars

One-Week Seminars: June 11-17, June 18-24, July 9-15, July 23-29, July 30-August 5

Six-Week Academy: July 1-August 12 (excluding July 4th)

Loyola University Chicago's Summer Scholars Program allows secondary students to explore their academic interests, get a taste of university life and discover life in a vibrant American city. Week-long seminar subjects include Arts & Culture, Business & Leadership, Pre-Health & Wellness, Psychology, STEM Fields, and Sustainability & Social Justice. In addition to these programs, there is also a Six-Week Academy in which students may enroll in up to two academic courses at the 100 & 200 level for transferable college credit.

Program Contact Email: summerscholars@luc.edu


North Central College: Naperville, IL

Summer Language Academy

July 17-31

The Summer Language Academy (SLA) is a two-week program that helps students, ages 13 and older, develop practical English skills. SLA is hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, near Chicago. Summer Language Academy students will live on the North Central College campus with American counselors and staff, speak English every day with native speakers, and practice important study skills while also learning about American education. In addition to these activities, program attendants will also have the opportunity to learn about American culture, and visit Naperville and Chicago with instructors and counselors to practice their skills.

Program Contact Email: kbpope@noctrl.edu


Northwestern University: Evanston, IL

College Preparation Program

EducationUSA Academy: July 3-21

IN FOCUS Seminars: June 19-30, July 3-14, July 17-28

National High School Institute (Cherubs)

Debate Division: June 24-July 7, June 24-August 5, June 30-July 7, July 8-August 5

Film & Video Division: June 25-July 29

Journalism Division: June 25-July 28

Theatre Arts Division: June 25-July 29, July 30-August 12

High school students can get a taste of Northwestern academics and campus life through a variety of summer programs.  The College Preparation Program is designed for high school students from the U.S. and around the world who are seeking new academic challenges. While participating in the program, students can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area. Since 1931, the National High School Institute has provided summer enrichment programs to talented high school students from across the nation and all over the world. These programs are not graded or for credit,  but have rigorous academic curriculum centered on one of four divisions listed above.  Both programs will allow students to gain practical college-level experience, interact closely with outstanding faculty, tackle new social and intellectual challenges, and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students.

Program Contact Email - College Preparation Program: cpp@northwestern.edu

Program Contact Email - National High School Institute: nhsi@northwestern.edu


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Terre Haute, IN

Operation Catapult

June 12-29, July 10-27

For 50 years, students from around the world have devoted two weeks to work together on project teams to assess, plan, experiment, and build to meet real challenges. Demonstrations, lectures, and field trips enhance their learning and help them grasp the sociological implications of science and its far-reaching effects. Along the way, they utilize every bit of ingenuity they’ve absorbed in 11 years of school to complete projects most people have never heard of; and have a blast doing it.

Program Contact Email: jared.goulding@rose-hulman.edu


University of Missouri: Columbia, MO

Career Exploration Summer Program

July 13-28

The Career Exploration Summer Program is a 2-week program in which Explorers experience a taste of various 21st century career paths. The program includes professional site visits to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and U.S. Government Buildings such as the State Capital and State Supreme Court. Social activities include free time at the on-campus Student Recreation Center - one of the finest recreational facilities in the United States, watching professional sports teams, and exploring new places during program field trips.

Program Contact Email: mucoemie@missouri.edu


University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame, IN


July 15-29

Pre-College Summer Programs

Leadership Seminars: July 15-26

Seminary Immersion: June 24-July 8

Study Abroad: June 3-17, July 15-29

Summer Scholars: June 24-July 8

Notre Dame offers a variety of summer programs aimed at providing a hands-on and intensive academic, cultural, and leadership experience. Students in these programs will work directly with Notre Dame faculty in classrooms and laboratories, and on academic and cultural excursions outside of the classroom and even the country. iLED is a two-week program taught by ND faculty with a focus on international leadership. Students take courses at the College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business, College of Arts and Letters, and the School of Architecture. The program offers the best exposure to life at ND, and broadens students’ understanding of science, engineering, humanities, business, social sciences, arts, and architecture. As a Summer Scholar or a participant in the Leadership Seminars, you'll have access to the Grotto, the Golden Dome, and the hallowed halls. If you go abroad with us to Rome or Ireland in our Study Abroad programs, you'll have access to the sweeping sights of the Eternal City or the rich history of the Emerald Isle. You’ll spend a summer living, learning, and serving as a Notre Dame student.

Program Contact Email - iLed: lshroyer@nd.edu

Program Contact Email - Pre-College Summer Programs: precoll@nd.edu


Valparaiso University: Valparaiso, IN

Summer Global Leadership Institute

July 8-20

SGLI is designed for high school students from around the world and the United States, providing the opportunity to identify current global issues and come up with creative responses and innovative solutions, while learning from vibrant Valpo faculty and current students. Participants select an academic (STEM, Social Sciences, or ESL) track and also engage in a Global Leadership seminar. Activities include team building, an international culture night, a Chicago trip, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and U.S. University Admissions overview sessions.

Program Contact Email: joseph.frake@valpo.edu


Washington University: St. Louis, MO

Summer Experiences at Washington University

High School Institutes: June 11-30, July 2-14, July 16-August 4, August 6-12

High School Scholars Program: June 11-July 15, June 11-August 5, July 16-August 18

EducationUSA Academy: July 16-August 4

Summer Experiences at Washington University provide academically talented students from around the world the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and innovative atmosphere. We offer for credit and noncredit program options in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. Students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls and participate in college-readiness seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Scholarship assistance is available for students who demonstrate financial need.

Program Contact Email: summerexperiences@wustl.edu

U.S.A. - Northeast

Barnard College: New York, NY

High School Pre-College Programs

Dance in the City: July 10-21

Entrepreneurs-In-Training: June 26-July 6

Liberal Arts Intensive: July 10-15

Summer in the City: June 26-July 22

Young Women’s Leadership Institute: June 26-July 5

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, of different lengths, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!

Program Contact Email: pcp@barnard.edu


Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Pre-College

July 1-August 11

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs! Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh. Pre-College programs offered are Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, and National High School Game Academy.

Program Contact Email: precollege@andrew.cmu.edu

Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA

Summer Institutes

Arts & Sciences: July 10-16, July 31-August 5, August 1-26

Biomedical Engineering: July 11-15, July 22-28

Business: July 9-15, July 18-22, July 25-28

Engineering: June 20-24, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 8-12, August 10-14

Entrepreneurship: July 18-29

Hospitality & Sport Management: July 11-14

Law: June 27-July 1

Media Arts & Design: July 10-15, July 10-16, July 10-23, July 25-August 5

Medicine: June 27-July 15, July 11-22, July 18-August 5

Nursing & Health Professions: June 20-24, July 11-15

Drexel's summer academic programs are open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.

Program Contact Email: enroll@drexel.edu

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY

Summer College for High School Students

June 25-30, July 2-21

Summer Music Academy

July 9-22

In Ithaca College's residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment. Summer College for High School Students provides opportunities for high school students to earn college-level credits while living on one of the most beautiful campuses in New York State. Students may choose the one-week or the three-week session. Each offers a variety of courses in business and management, liberal arts, communications, health sciences, and theatre. Summer Music Academy provides a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people. Our high school program is unique in that it offers a residential pre-college experience with a rich offering of music courses, as well as non-music courses, taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from across the United States. The program has been designed to allow students interested in pursuing careers in music the experiences needed to hone and expand upon their interests, as well as investigate new areas of interest, and to give students whom do not wish to pursue a career in music the option to have a quality summer music experience. Students who take part in either program will experience campus life and participate in trips, picnics, movies, concerts, talent shows, and other events as part of the programs.

Program Contact Email - Summer College for High School Students: summercollege@ithaca.edu

Program Contact Email - Summer Music Academy: sma@ithaca.edu

Lehigh University: Bethlehem, PA

PA School for Global Entrepreneurship

July 2-July 29  

PSGE is a four-week residential entrepreneurial program that brings together American and international high school students from more than 63 different countries. The purpose of the program is to expose the selected students, ages 16-17, to the topics of entrepreneurship, globalization, project management, and leadership. Collaboration is required during the student projects, where participants are partnered with both profit and nonprofit Lehigh Valley companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, C.F. Martin & Guitar, Just Born Confections, and United Way.

Program Contact Email: dqs206@lehigh.edu

Lesley University: Cambridge, MA

Young Artist Residency Program

July 9-August 5

The Young Artist Residency (YAR) Program at Lesley University is designed for students entering their junior or senior years of high school. This summer art and design program allows you to take courses and make art while living in residence halls on Lesley's Cambridge, Massachusetts campus, just minutes from Harvard Square. You'll study art and design with professors and graduates of the College of Art and Design and gain a professional art school experience. Students will have their selection of a full schedule of classes from over 60 course offerings in the areas of Artistry, Design, Technology, and Professions in the Visual Arts and will learn the high-tech side of art-making by gaining experience with state-of-the-art computer software and hardware. Experience a thriving art and design college community while strengthening your portfolio to become the artist you're meant to be! Students will receive six college credits for successful completion of courses and enrichment activities through the four-week program. Rising high school sophomores can now take advantage of our intensive two-week summer program.

Program Contact Email: lisa.debenedictis@lesley.edu

Massachusetts College of Art & Design: Boston, MA

Summer Studios

July 18-August 13

Summer Studios is an intensive four-week program for the young artist who is serious about his or her work. Students from around the world come together to experience MassArt and the environment of a higher education institution in the visual arts. Students take three required foundation classes and one elective, and are able to see the development of their work over the program. In addition, the program offers a number of special events, and students participate in a closing exhibition of their work. In addition to Summer Studios, MassArt also offers the Summer Intensives program focused on portfolio development.

Program Contact Email: k12@massart.edu

The New School: New York, NY

Parsons Summer Intensive Studies

June 5-23, July 10-28

Make this a transformative summer at The New School with our stimulating, creative courses that let you explore architecture, design, fashion, photography, and so much more. Along the way, you can earn university credit, gain new career skills and experience, or develop a portfolio for art and design school applications.This intensive three-week, three-credit program is open to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of art and design in an academically rigorous and artistically stimulating environment.

Program Contact Email: summer@newschool.edu


Plymouth State University: Plymouth, NH

Summer Academic Language Program

July 10-August 18

The Summer Academic Language Program at PSU is an intensive English language program designed to provide international students with the academic and social language skills needed to succeed at an American university. The program consists of 20 class hours per week with field trips on Saturdays.
Through this program, students will develop the academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that will prepare them for the challenges of university life in the United States. In addition to coursework, field trips provide students with opportunities to experience the unique geography, history, and recreational activities of New Hampshire. Through the meaningful social interactions provided by these activities, students will further develop their language skills.
Program Contact Email: sbmcgarr@plymouth.edu


Rochester Institute of Technology: Rochester, NY

College & Careers

July 21-22, August 4-5

College & Careers is a two-day career conference designed to help students, who will be entering Grades 11 or 12 in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Workshops are offered in fields spanning Art, Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Humanities, Photography, Science, and Technology. Separate optional programming is offered to parents. Roughly 600 students attend each weekend.

Program Contact Email: admissions@rit.edu

Rutgers University: Piscataway, NJ

Pre-College Summer Academies

iStem: July 16-22

Leadership: July 23-29

Pre-Engineering: July 9-15

Get your summer started with an intensive, one-week residential certificate program at Rutgers University. Through an integrated schedule of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips, students will have the opportunity to jump start their studies in the Engineering, STEM, and Leadership fields.

Program Contact Email: summer@docs.rutgers.edu

St. John’s University: Queens, NY

English Through Sports Program

Outside Dates: June 17-August 17, *customizable to client request*

The 2-week summer English through Sports program aims to improve international students’ vocabulary and spoken fluency in English through classroom activities, tennis or soccer lessons on the St. John’s Queens campus, and excursions in New York City. New York City is home to some of the world’s most famous sports teams and venues, such as the New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden. Through the program, students will have the opportunity to  visit the places where some of their favorite teams and athletes play. In addition to this, St. John’s also offers a Global English for Business Executives Program.

Program Contact Email: quartarc@stjohns.edu

Stony Brook University, SUNY: Stony Brook, NY

Summer in the U.S.A.

July 16-29

Summer program for international high school students where students are immersed in English instruction, exciting academic lectures, demonstrations, and labs taught by Stony Brook faculty in courses such as engineering, pre-med, marine science, math, and more. Additionally, we offer U.S. admissions projects including college campus tours at Ivy League schools and cultural activities in New York City and Long Island. During the program we host the Math League Competition, which is a world wide math competition.

Program Contact Email: stacey.acquaro@stonybrook.edu

Susquehanna University: Selinsgrove, PA

Summer High School Programs

Choral Institute: June 25-July 1

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship: June 25-July 1

Stream Ecology Institute: July 9-15

Wind Ensemble Institute: June 25-July 1

Writers Workshop: June 25-July 1

Spend a week living on a college campus with other high school students who share a similar interest in ecology, entrepreneurship, music, or writing. Susquehanna University offers five exceptional summer educational programs that will allow you to get a taste of college life , as well as and challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the future. Whether you’re honing your skills or exploring career possibilities, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow through these unique on-campus experiences.

Program Contact Email: clarkn@susqu.edu

Syracuse University: Syracuse, NY

Summer College for High School Students

July 3-August 11

Syracuse University Summer College provides current high school students with the opportunity to explore college majors in more than 25 credit and noncredit programs through subject areas like Animation & Game Design, Criminal Justice, Experimental Geology, and Media Literacy, Popular Culture & Democracy.  Programs start July 3, 2017 and run until August 11, 2017, but dates will vary by two, three, four, and six weeks based on length of program. Aimed at international high school students who are interested in intensive English classes and attending an American college/university, the EducationUSA Academy is also available through the Summer College.

Program Contact Email: sumcoll@syr.edu

University of Rochester: Rochester, NY

Pre-College Programs

Intensive Studies: July 10-28

Rochester Scholars: July 10-21, July 24-28

Taste of Summer: May 22-June 16, May 22-June 30, July 3-28, July 3-August 11

Spend your summer immersing yourself in another culture and getting a true taste of the college experience. The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs brings high school students from around the world to explore the University and its resources. International students like you make significant contributions to the program by fostering respect for other cultures and introducing unique perspectives. You can live on campus for a month to complete a college class for credit or participate in our intensive studies or non-credit courses.

Program Contact Email: precollege@rochester.edu

Washington & Jefferson College: Washington, PA

The English Language Institute

June 29-August 4

The ELI at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is tailored to students preparing to study in the United States at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students are enrolled in a rigorous course of study structured to meet the English language and technical academic skill building requirements to be successful in their academic pursuits. ELI students are immersed in American campus life: participating in clubs and organizations & playing intramural sports. They are also guaranteed housing on campus.

Program Contact Email: dpoole@washjeff.edu


Wentworth Institute of Technology: Boston, MA


July 10-August 4

The SummerFAB program, sponsored by the Department of Architecture, unites design thinking with making full-scale artifacts. Students experience all phases of a complete architectural project—from initial concepts through design development and including realization as a full-scale construction on a site. Intertwining thinking and fabrication in the process of design from beginning to end conveys an understanding, crucial for designers, that making is a form of thinking.Students will learn from experienced members of the Wentworth architecture community, participate in studios led by designers educated in the Wentworth Architecture graduate degree program, and learn firsthand about Boston’s architectural and urban heritage.
Program Contact Email: macdonaldt1@wit.edu


Wesleyan University: Middletown, CT

Pre-College Study

July 5-August 5

Wesleyan University offers a special opportunity for a select group of students during the summer - a 5-week college immersion experience. Wesleyan Pre-College Residential Scholars students take one of two outstanding writing courses and an elective course in their area of interest - both for full college credit. Beyond the classroom, students earn a Social Justice certificate and benefit from faculty mentorship in addition to participating in activities organized by Residential Advisors. The deadline for international student application is April 1, 2017.

Program Contact Email:precollege@wesleyan.edu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Worcester, MA

Frontiers Program

July 9-21, July 23-August 4

WPI’s Frontiers program is for soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors who are interested in the science, technology, engineering, math, and robotics fields. Students will learn current laboratory techniques and explore unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of STEM disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more. Learn from outstanding professors utilizing state-of-the-art technology, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances and tournaments.

Program Contact Email: frontiers@wpi.edu


U.S.A. - South

American University: Washington, D.C.

College Programs for High School Students

Community of Scholars: July 3-21

Discover the World of Communication: June 27-July 21

This summer, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from American University's expert faculty! You will use Washington, D.C. as your classroom and laboratory for our experiential learning courses in communication, international studies, and business. Live in AU’s dorms and sample life on an American college campus. Get to know what AU has to offer, and discover your passion!

Program Contact Email: summer@american.edu


The Catholic University of America: Washington, D.C.


Experiences in Architecture: July 10-28

High School Drama Institute: July 10-28

Light the World!: June 25-July 1, July 9-15

You don’t have to wait until you’re old enough to enroll in Catholic University to take courses here and begin to experience the exciting life and learning opportunities to be found here. High school students are invited to sign up for one of our summer pre-college programs, focused on either architecture, drama, or theology.

Program Contact Email - Experiences in Architecture: beckerh@cua.edu

Program Contact Email - High School Drama Institute: cua-drama@cua.edu

Program Contact Email - Light the World!: lighttheworld@cua.edu


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Daytona Beach, FL

Summer Camps

Aerospace: June 25-July 15

Computer Engineering: July 30-August 5

Cybersecurity: July 23-July 29

Game Design & Theory: June 18-June 24

Robotics & Autonomous Systems: July 16-July 23

SunFlight: June 18-August 5, July 11-29

We invite you and your kids to experience the perfect mix of academic challenges and summer fun with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Summer Camps. We offer numerous summer programs and camps in the areas of flight, engineering, robotics, safety and security intelligence, space, academics, and athletics. Join other motivated students from around the globe at our Daytona Beach campus and prepare for a thrilling summer. Camps are also available in Prescott, Arizona.

Program Contact Email: summer@erau.edu


Lipscomb University: Nashville, TN

Summer Scholars

July 7-16

Lipscomb's Summer Scholars is a 10-day residential academic program that emphasizes experiential learning and includes visits to Nashville-area attractions and activities. Summer Scholars is open to all rising seniors (class of 2018) who have scores on the ACT >= 24 or SAT >= 1160 (ERW+M). Summer Scholars get a head start on their college career by earning three hours of tuition-free college credit and getting a glimpse of college life before heading off to their full college experience as freshmen. Students can select from six different courses, most of which will fulfill college general education requirements. When students are not in academic classes, they will experience a variety of planned activities in and around Nashville designed to entertain and educate. There will also be plenty of free time to do classwork and to get to know fellow Summer Scholars from across the country. Plus, Summer Scholars are automatically admitted to Lipscomb upon completion of the summer program for when they graduate, so no further application is necessary for their senior year!

Program Contact Email: Lauren.Saunders@lipscomb.edu


Ringling College of Art + Design: Sarasota, FL


June 25-July 22
At Pre-College, you will eat, breathe, and live art & design. Open to students ages 16-18, you will attend daily classes in TWO immersions in the Ringling majors, as well as courses in art fundamentals. Taught by Ringling College faculty and assisted by Teaching Assistants who are Ringling students, you will boost your knowledge of technique and media while working on amazing projects in our world-class studios and labs. All students live on campus in this fun, yet challenging program.

Program Contact Email: precollege@ringling.edu


Tulane University: New Orleans, LA

Career Explorations in Architecture

July 9-29

Career Explorations offers high school students a short, intensive, and engaging introduction to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process and academic investigation that forms an architectural education. Students will spend three weeks exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture through lectures, design studio, digital workshops, and field trips around New Orleans with Tulane professors and local architects. The class will meet Monday thru Friday, 10:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, with weekend field trips.

Program Contact Email: MWilliams@tulane.edu


University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa, AL

Student Introduction to Engineering

July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28

Student Introduction To Engineering (SITE) is a summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. SITE consists of five nights of fun and exploration - you won’t roast marshmallows at this camp! As a SITE student, you’ll live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises, and tour an industrial plant to see engineers at work. You’ll challenge your mind with mathematics, engineering, computer science and English courses. And you’ll team with other ambitious students in a design competition sure to test your skills.  

Program Contact Email: gsingleton@eng.ua.edu


University of Houston: Houston, TX

Hospitality Industry Summer Camp

June 5-7, June 12-14, June 19-21

For high-school students interested in hotels, restaurants, catering, clubs, casinos and related fields, Hilton College's Hospitality Industry Summer Camp Program is an ideal opportunity to visit the College and explore hospitality professions. Students who attend these three-day experiential camps, which are held every June, learn about the hospitality industry firsthand by touring some of Houston's top hospitality destinations. They meet with leading industry executives to learn more about the variety of career possibilities in hospitality, prepare gourmet meals with our hotel's executive chef and take classes. Prospective students learn more about the College and university life by interacting with Hilton College students, touring the campus, and staying in Cougar Village, one of the University’s dormitories.

Program Contact Email: akander@central.uh.edu


University of Mississippi: Oxford, MS

Summer College for High School Students

May 30-June 26, June 29-July 26

Summer College for High School Students (SCHS) is a four-week academic program designed to provide rising U.S. and international junior and senior high school students the opportunity for a glimpse into college life for four weeks during the summer. As part of the program, students take two college-level classes, in one of several fields. During this time they will gain credits for each, have the opportunity to see how collegiate level classes are structured, and what college professors will expect from them. In addition to high academic quality, this experience includes the opportunity to spend the summer in a charming town, and on a campus ranked nationally for its safety and beauty. Students will experience college life early and develop personal and academic skills that will last a lifetime!

Program Contact Email: precollegeintl@olemiss.edu


University of Tulsa: Tulsa, OK

Screenwriting & Filmmaking Camps

Filmmaking Camp: July 16-23

Screenwriting Camp: July 10-16

The University of Tulsa offers both a Screenwriting Camp and a Filmmaking Camp in July. Led by faculty and industry experts, students explore screenwriting and filmmaking through stimulating group activities and film screenings. Students create their own short script or film to share at the end of the week. Participants stay on campus in a supervised residence hall. English language ability is essential, application and costs available at The University of Tulsa website.

Program Contact Email: rachel-iverson@utulsa.edu



U.S.A. - West

Lewis & Clark College: Portland, OR

EducationUSA Academy

July 9-29

EdUSA Academy at Lewis & Clark is for international and third-culture students with high-intermediate to advanced English interested in improving their academic English, while also learning what it means to be a leader. Topics include leadership, intercultural training, and the entrepreneurial mindset. Join Lewis & Clark, a small liberal arts campus, with the vision to engage the next generation of global thinkers and leaders. Visits to other universities and help with applying to universities or colleges in the U.S.

Program Contact Email: aes@lclark.edu

Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles, CA

Pre-College Summer Programs

June 25-July 8, July 16-29

Our two-week residential immersion programs are designed in close partnership with LMU's renowned undergraduate faculty to help high school students explore academic passions, evolve as individuals, and discover what it means to have the heart of an LMU Lion. 2017 programs will explore topics like environmental science and the myth of the American west in literature and film, and will include a service focused leadership seminar. Please visit our website for detailed course descriptions.

Program Contact Email: summer@lmu.edu

Oregon State University: Corvallis, OR

Summer Youth Experience

July 13-31, August 10-28

Our program has been designed for high school students looking for an adventure in the U.S. while improving their English and preparing for college. The program structure contains around 9 hours per week of course work covering the core skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English, as well as 9 hours per week of college preparation and advising. Classes will take place on Oregon State’s campus, but students will take part in adventure trips around Oregon traveling to Crater Lake, the beach, and a hike.

Program Contact Email: into.specialprograms@oregonstate.edu

Southern Oregon University: Ashland, OR

Intensive English Program

June 26-August 18

SOU’s Intensive English program provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment for academically and professionally-bound students studying English as a Second Language. The university, and town of Ashland, offer a culturally rich environment for you to develop the skills necessary to adapt to American university life and succeed in our changing global environment. Summer IEP is an eight week session that includes 20 hours of classroom instruction each week. Students are tested at the beginning of the program for placement.

Program Contact Email: portern@sou.edu

University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO

Summer Discovery

CU Scholars Credit Academies: July 10-29

STEM Academies: July 3-22

STEM Research Experience: July 3-29

Science Discovery offers immersive summer research experiences for high school students in a dynamic academic and social community. Students will have the chance to conduct their own research and collaborate with CU Boulder faculty and graduate students, all against the backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. STEM Research and STEM Academies offer opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to highly motivated high school students. Choose from a variety of cutting-edge Academies or fascinating research topics. In addition, CU Scholars Credit Academies offer a variety of intriguing topics to choose from, as well as an opportunity to earn college credits.

Program Contact Email: info@summerdiscovery.com

University of Colorado Denver: Denver, CO

LYNX National Arts & Media Camps

Advanced Singer/Songwriter: July 31-August 4

College of Arts & Media Preview Week: July 31-August 4

Filmmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics: July 9-21

Music Industry: June 18-30

Photography: July 31-August 4

Sculpture: July 31-August 4

The LYNX National Arts & Media Camps are summer immersion programs for high school students interested in music and the arts. These programs are hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus and sponsored by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. At the camp, we host high school students from throughout the country and around the globe, enabling a diverse and enriching experience as students bond over a shared passion for the arts.

Program Contact Email: lynxcamp@ucdenver.edu


U.S.A. - National

National Student Leadership Conference: Various Locations

The NSLC hosts career-focused, summer leadership development conferences for high school students. We provide opportunities to: 1. Experience life on a U.S. college campus (American, Fordham, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Northwestern, Rice, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, University of Washington, and Yale); 2. Develop leadership skills; and 3. Explore a future career through simulations, site visits and meetings with industry leaders. Fields of study include Architecture, Business, Engineering, International Diplomacy, Law, Media Arts, Medicine, Psychology, Sports Management, Theater, and many more!

Program Contact Email: andrea@nslcleaders.org


Acting Intensive

Yale University: July 13-30


Northwestern University: July 21-29, August 3-11


American University: July 10-18, July 22-30

Northwestern University: August 3-11

University of California, Berkeley: July 13-21, July 25-August 2

Business & Entrepreneurship

Fordham University: July 5-13, July 17-25

Northwestern University: June 25-July 3, July 8-16, July 21-29

University of California, Berkeley: June 19-27, July 1-9

University of Washington: July 19-27, July 31-August 8

Yale University: June 18-26, July 1-9, July 13-21, July 25-August 2


American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15, July 19-27

Georgia Tech: June 19-27, July 1-9

Northwestern University: June 25-July 3, July 8-16, July 21-29

Rice University: June 23-July 1, July 5-13

University of California, Berkeley: June 19-27, July 1-9, July 13-21, July 25-August 2

Yale University: June 18-26, July 1-9, July 13-21, July 25-August 2

Entertainment Management

University of California, Los Angeles: June 27-July 5, July 9-17

Environmental Science & Sustainability

University of Washington: July 19-27, July 31-August 9

Yale University: June 18-26, July 1-9

Forensic Science: CSI

American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15, July 19-27, July 31-August 8

Game Design

American University: July 22-30, August 3-11

University of California, Los Angeles: June 27-July 5, July 9-17

Intelligence & National Security

American University: July 8-13, July 15-20, July 22-27, July 31-August 5

International Diplomacy

American University: July 8-17

Georgetown University: July 22-31, August 3-12

Journalism, Film, & Media Arts

American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15

University of California, Berkeley: July 25-August 2

Law & Advocacy

Georgetown University: July 22-30, August 3-11

Yale University: June 18-26, July 1-9

Mastering Leadership

Georgetown University: July 25-30, August 3-8

Rice University: June 26-July 1, July 5-10

Medicine & Health Care

American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15, July 19-27, July 31-August 8

Georgia Tech: June 19-27, July 1-9

Harvard Medical School: June 25-July 3, July 7-15, July 20-28, August 2-10

Northwestern University: June 25-July 3, July 8-16, July 21-29, August 3-11

Rice University: June 23-July 1, July 5-13

University of California, Berkeley: June 19-27, July 1-9, July 13-21, July 25-August 2

University of Washington: July 19-27, July 31-August 8


Yale University: June 18-26, July 1-9, July 13-21, July 25-August 2

Political Action & Public Policy

American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University: June 25-July 3, July 7-15, July 19-27, July 31-August 8

Harvard Medical School: June 24-July 2, July 6-14, July 19-27, August 1-9

Sports Management

Fordham University: July 5-13, July 17-25


Fordham University: July 5-13, July 17-25


Pioneer Academics Research Program: Online

Early June - Early September

The Pioneer Research Program offers college-level research opportunities to exceptional, motivated high school students globally. Selected students work one-on-one with leading professors in cutting-edge study of their interests, culminating in original research and authoritative evaluations from their professors. The Program is conducted entirely online, allowing high school students from all over the world to participate. Students that complete the program get an evaluation from their professors that can be used as supplementary material in their college application, as well as college credit, for those who finish the program with a C- or above. More than 450 students from 22 countries and regions researching in more than 21 academic areas have participated in the Program in the past five years.

Program Contact Email: lucia.murillo@pioneeracademics.com


Thank you to all our members who submitted summer programs! The 2017 submission deadline has now passed.