2018 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 2018 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. 


Africa - Sub-Saharan 

African Leadership Academy: South Africa
The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy is an overnight leadership experience for high school students from across the world. Students aged 13-19 spend 10 or 18 days with peers from around the world engaging in social entrepreneurship, design-thinking, social entrepreneurship, cross-cultural exchange, and adventure challenges prepare future leaders to create change across Africa and the world. A great opportunity for teens to learn about the beauty and diversity of South Africa.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Asia & Oceania 

Ashoka University: New Delhi, India
Ashoka Young Scholars Program
May 20-27
The Young Scholars Programme at Ashoka University, Delhi-NCR, India is a unique summer residential programme which introduces high school students to the idea of a liberal arts education. It is a certified, week-long, residential programme where students are exposed to different disciplines through experiential and hands-on learning. The programme includes a range of activities including lectures, workshops, discussion groups, project-work, presentations and performances. This programme is for outstanding high school students who are studying in Class 11 and 12. With its unique interdisciplinary coursework taught by world-class faculty, this programme is an excellent introduction to the academic and cultural environment of college life at Ashoka University.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Sunrise International Education:
July 9 – September 30
Horizon Academic is a trimester-long online research program for extraordinary high school students to refine their interest in an academic subject by developing a college-level research project under the individualized guidance of a professor from a globally renowned university, allowing them to stand out in their future academic careers.Horizon Scholars choose their own field of inquiry and work with their professor to develop a unique research proposal. After a trimester of reading, writing, and exploring, Horizon Scholars finish their final projects, most often a 20-25 page paper, that represents their very best work. All Horizon Scholars will receive an assessment from their professor, and those who complete exemplary work may also receive a letter of recommendation from either their professor, T.A., or Horizon advisor.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

JCT4Education - FIJI SAT and Service Immersion Project:
July 20-August 4
Join JCT4Education in partnership with Rustic Pathways on a once-in-a-lifetime SAT and Social Service immersion program in Fiji. Optional add-on: 8 days New Zealand
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Carl Benz School of Engineering: Suzhou, China
July 23-27
Apply now for the best summer of your life & discover the exciting world of engineering! Do you have a passion for mathematics, physics and chemistry? Are you a student between 16 and 19 years old? Then you are the perfect candidate to join the Summer Engineering Academy organized by Carl Benz School of Engineering the Mechanical Engineering College of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the leading German universities in Engineering. It offers English-taught degree programs with a high level of service in Germany. The Summer Engineering Academy is a fantastic opportunity to gain a first impression of studying engineering and to learn more about a possible future career in the field. The many exciting workshops, high quality lectures and a company visit provide great insight into the world of mechanical engineering. Lecture topics focus on the compelling subjects of mechanics, mathematics and thermodynamic and are exemplified within the practical workshops. Sounds exciting? Apply through our website! Costs: 1,000 (accommodation is included, does not include costs for travel) Find more information on our Website.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Temple University, Japan Campus: Tokyo, Japan
August 1- 9
TUJ invites high school students to a summer of language and cultural experiences in Tokyo, Japan. The 8-night program includes a unique mix of Japanese language classes and one of four exciting electives. With adventures in Tokyo, an overnight excursion to Nikko, and a trip to DisneySea, this will be your student's Tokyo story to remember!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


TS College Tours: Singapore
TS College Tours provides college visits for students who are attending international and American schools abroad, and who plan to attend university in the US, UK or Canada. Each program is approx. a week long, visits 10-12 different colleges and universities, and has between 20-28 student participants. Our tour leaders are all extremely experienced high school counselors (over 100 years combined counseling experience in over 20 international schools) who have an understanding of the unique backgrounds, experiences and needs of third-culture kids. In addition to visiting colleges, our programs offer evening seminars on various college admission topics including essay writing, interview practice, and application strategies are held during the tour. Students learn all about the application process and receive valuable advice from the tour leaders throughout the tour.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Woodstock School: Mussoorie, India
June 24-July 7
India’s leading international boarding school is offering a valuable summer educational experience which combines academic rigour with the energy and excitement of a summer camp. Morning programmes provide a choice of a range of ways for students aged 10-18 to develop valuable experience. Programmes include Entrepreneurship; Leadership; Art for Change; English Masterclass; English Language Acquisition and Spanish Language Acquisition. Afternoons are dedicated to a wide range of fun and exciting activities. Whether it’s honing skills in sport, learning robotics, or developing the best possible college application, there’s something to suit every student’s interests. Located in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Woodstock School’s campus is situated in protected forest at an altitude of between 2,000 and 2,300 metres (6,500-7,500 feet) in the Indian Himalayas. Courses cost from 45,000 INR (US $700) for a one-week course to 90,000 INR (US $1,400) for two week courses, including tuition, accommodation and meals and evening activities.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University: Suzhou, China
2 weeks: July 2-13 or July 16-27 or July 30-August 10
4 weeks: July 2-27 or July 16-August 10
6 weeks: July 2-August 10
Struggling with basic Chinese? Want to improve the Chinese language you have already learnt? Never have time during the semester? Why not use some of the summer to give a boost to Chinese and your life in Suzhou? The Language Centre is running Chinese language short courses from July 2nd to August 10th for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. The classes take place from Monday to Friday in the mornings with optional cultural activities (at no extra cost) taking place in the afternoons. Taught by our Chinese Language Teaching team who bring a wealth of experience teaching Chinese to international staff and students, the classes will be taught on campus in friendly small classes using a practical and interactive style to build linguistic confidence.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Waterloo: Waterloo, ON
July 14-29
The IDEAS Summer Experience is a 2-week enrichment program for smart teenage innovators interested in addressing some of the world’s most serious challenges. Participants prepare for future university success by developing valuable research, problem solving, and communication skills; learn from our award-winning professors; live in a university residence; participate in on- and off-campus social activities; and apply their new knowledge in coming up with possible solutions to big world problems--the BIG Idea. IDEAS is for international students entering Grades 11 or 12 (ages 15-18). Our program is distinctive because of its multidisciplinary nature. Applications are due by February 18, 2018. Program cost: $4,400 CAD.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Upper Canada College: Toronto, ON
Session A: July 15-August 4;
Session B: August 5-25
The UCC Summer Life program brings students from Canada and around the world to Toronto for a 3-week enrichment program. The Summer Life program comprises 3 sections: Junior (ages 10-11), Intermediate (12-13), Senior (14-15). Campers in the Junior and Intermediate divisions will choose from a wide variety of one-week day camps: soccer, golf, baseball, hockey, basketball, robotics, space, coding, game tech, theatre, dance, visual arts, debate and public speaking. Senior campers participate in a leadership-in-training program, stressing initiative, volunteerism, and mentorship. Campers are accommodated in newly renovated and secure residences on a 40-acre campus in downtown Toronto. Applications open December 1. Cost: $4,995 CAD.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Vancouver Island University:
Nanaimo, BC
July and August
We offer 3 summer camps for high school students, aged 14-18 years. 1. English Language Development Summer Camp July and August (students can attend between 1 to 8 weeks) -  A mix of English classes and west coast Canadian activities For students who need to improve their English Language skills 2. Adventure Camp 2-week camp in July - Combines leadership training and survival skills with outdoor adventure, kayaking or hiking west coast trails. Key skills relate to goal setting, risk assessment and teamwork. 3. University Pre-VIU - 2-week academically focused camp in July to prepare for university in Canada Attend classes taught by university professors in 6 faculties Navigate the process of university application and entrance Visit 4 public universities in British Columbia Participate in typical West coast outdoor activities 
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 



The American Farm School: Thessaloniki, Greece
June 29-July 29
Greek Summer is an excellent choice for students eager to explore the world and themselves, to make a difference today and to develop their potential to be change makers in college and in their world. Greek Summer participants have an opportunity for hands-on learning about sustainable living and agriculture during their ten days on our working farm. Our farm is nestled on the Aegean Sea and looks out to Mount Olympus.  A particularly meaningful part of the program is the family stay in a traditional Greek village where students spend days exploring village life, conducting community service projects, and developing relationships with their Greek families and villagers that can last a lifetime. While changing the lives of their hosts, they change their own lives and perceptions - making this summer more than a simple vacation. We are in Greece, so experiences extend beyond the farm and the village to sample the rich culture and history that surrounds them.  Students summit Mount Olympus and sail the Aegean to visit some of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Their time in Greece fittingly closes bicycling around Athens in the shadow of the Acropolis. Past participants have viewed their time in the program as life-changing and cherish the memories and the relationships that they developed. This experience is like no other, building powerful memories while setting students apart. Greek Summer will give your students something to remember for a lifetime and to share with friends and family!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne: Lausanne, Switzerland
July 8-14
Take part in a series of workshops that offer an exciting blend of theory, practice and fun! 
Here are some of the activities on offer:
- Explore the latest trends in the hospitality sector,
- Become a chef for a day,
- Learn what 'service excellence' and 'kitchen management' mean,
- Find out what leadership is,
- Improve your teamwork skills by taking part in a group exercise based on a real-life hospitality case study. 
Various outings are also scheduled such as a visit to a five-star hotel and to a local vineyard in the Lausanne area. Our summer academy welcomes two English-speaking groups and one French-speaking group. Each group is composed of maximum 30 participants.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

EU Business School: Barcelona, Spain
International Summer School
July 1-21
The International Summer School is a three-week program in Barcelona designed for young professionals, bachelor's students and recent university graduates. An excellent opportunity for students to expand their horizons and open the doors to their future career! Students attend business lectures such as Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Business Communication, as well as visiting companies in the Barcelona area, to provide them with a real insight into how successful businesses operate. The rest of the program is packed full of cultural activities such as tapas tours and day trips to the beautiful city of Girona! Our students then spend the weekend exploring the city, enjoying the local gastronomy and relaxing on the beach.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Imperial College London:
London, United Kingdom
July 2-14
August 6-18
Imperial on the lookout for the highest achieving students from all corners of the globe to join us for a challenging summer school experience. If your students are aged 16-17 years old, excel at science and maths and have strong English language skills, our two-week residential experience in the heart of London is a great way to develop their subject knowledge in science, engineering or medicine and add weight to a future university application.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Jacobs University Bremen: Bremen, Germany
July 29-August 4
The Jacobs University Summer Camp is an excellent opportunity for high school students to find out what it is like to study at an academically challenging, international, English-speaking university in Germany. We bring together young people from all over the world, to participate in workshops on the big issues facing modern societies today: from safeguarding the environment to democracy.  And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to unwind and have fun along the way, with excursions, sports activities, and a big final night party! The cost of the camp is 400. The fee includes room and board, excursions within the context of the program and participation in one workshop. Please note that travel costs to and from the camp and additional spending money are the responsibility of the participants. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Carl Benz School of Engineering:
Karlsruhe, Germany
Option I: June 23-29
Option II: June 30 - July 6
Our Summer Programs stand out due to their unique combinations of practical and theoretical course programs in engineering as well as leisure activities. Lecture topics focus on the compelling subjects of mechanics, mathematics and thermodynamic and are exemplified within practical workshops. The course is aimed for secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19. The CBS Summer School is the perfect opportunity for you to gain a first impression of studying engineering, to learn more about a possible future career in the field and to get to know our CBS Campus.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


The New School, Paris: Paris, France
Two sessions in June and July
Summer intensive studies at Parsons Paris allow students to experience Paris, a vibrant city, from an insider's perspective by exploring the many facets of art, design, fashion and photography firsthand throughout Paris. 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 are held at Parsons Paris, a short walk from the Louvre, Opera Garnier, and Gaite 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 for students registered for classes during both summer sessions.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

St. Stephen's School:
Rome, Italy
July 22-August 4
The 2018 Arts & Humanities ProgramOur program is open to students 13 - 18 years of age. Summer 2018 core courses feature Renaissance Art, and Ancient Roman Topography (a St. Stephen's School signature course). Both courses are held on-site in the city of Rome, allowing students to visit the significant monuments and sites in person, and to attain an in-depth knowledge of the city for the period in question. Students also enroll in a language course, either Italian or Latin. The 2018 elective courses will include Creative Writing and 2D/3D Studio Art. Student exhibitions and special performances will be held at the conclusion of the summer school session. A trip to Pompeii and other sites in the south of Italy is also included.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Amsterdam:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Many of this year’s Summer School programmes offer students the unique chance to get to know Amsterdam from an academic perspective. International and local students can follow high-quality summer programmes that investigate thematic topics within the context of Amsterdam’s society, culture, architecture and infrastructure. More than 600 students from all over the world take part in our 27 English-taught summer courses each year. The courses take place from June to August and are between 1 and 4 weeks long. Each course draws on interdisciplinary themes that are part of the UvA’s key research areas. Students from the pre-university up to the PhD level can join a summer programme that will build on their current studies or introduce a new subject area.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

University of Amsterdam:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 30 – August 9
Over the last few decades, the topic of identity has become central to many political debates and developments. The Black Lives Matter protests, Women's Marches, Brexit, the debates on multiculturalism and migration in Europe, and the resurgence of nationalist movements in Scotland and Calatonia are just a few examples that illustrate the growing importance of identity in politics. But how should we understand identity? How do different aspects of identity relate to each other and to phenomena such as globalisation? And can identity help explain recent political developments? Are identity politics here to stay, or just a temporary measure?
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

University of Amsterdam:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 15-26
Cities change constantly. If you grew up in a city yourself, it is likely that over the years your neighborhood has gone through some significant transformations. These developments entail the stories from many citizens who came, lived in, and left the city over time. By examining these social and spatial changes we can analyze small bits of the city at a time. What can we learn from the past? What major problems do cities deal with these days? Most importantly, what will the city bring us in the future? With neighborhoods gentrifying at a rapid speed, increasing rents, and a growing lack of affordable housing, how much longer will the city be a place for everyone?
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Bristol:
Bristol, United Kingdom
July 16-27
Dream of becoming a vet? Destination Vet is a rare opportunity to gain real-world experience, receive application advice and sample life in a UK vet school. Join our unique two week summer school programme created to help students prepare for an undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science. Combining world-class teaching, clinical experience, admissions advice and interview skills you will work with students from across the world to build your own work experience portfolio. You will also take part in exciting social activities to give you a real taste of what life as a UK student is really all about!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Bristol: Bristol, United Kingdom
July 15 – August 4
A unique opportunity to gain new skills in laboratory techniques and deepen scientific knowledge. Application closes April 30 2018: Are you a Biomedical Sciences student who wants a career in research? Join our three-week summer school and gain invaluable preparatory research experience. The programme combines world-class teaching with hands-on lab experience. You'll have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology in the fields of: Physiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Vesalius College:
Brussels, Belgium
Innovative Entrepreneurship Summer Programme
July 16-27
This 10-day summer school lets you explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities and turning these into a business plan. After completing the programme successfully, you will earn 6 transferrable ECTS credits. This summer school is for creative entrepreneurial students who are willing to take risks in the marketplace. If you are creative, forward-thinking, wanting to share a unique summer with other like-minded students, then you should not miss this opportunity. No prior knowledge is required. All that is required is your passion and intellect. For more information, please visit our website here: http://www.vesalius.edu/innovative-entrepreneurship-summer-school/
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Middle East-North Africa

Northwestern University in Qatar: Doha, Qatar
June 24-July 5
The NU-Q Summer Media Program is an exciting opportunity for high school students to experience the fields of Media and Strategic Communications in a multi-national environment. Northwestern faculty members lead students in hands-on activities, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. In addition to academic exercises, the program provides excellent opportunities for college preparation, application guidance, essay writing and etc. The program is open to all high-school students. On-campus housing is available and Northwestern University in Qatar provides visa assistance for participants who require one to enter Qatar. Upon completion of the two-week program, students will receive a Northwestern transcript and certificate.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


 South America

JCT4Education SAT Seminar: Medellin, Colombia
April 18-23 or September 19-24
The JCT4Education SAT Seminar Program is designed for ambitious second, third or fourth year students in high school who are intent on improving their SAT performance. Over the five-day program, the students will have coursework in SAT mathematics, critical reading and writing.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


U.S.A. - Midwest

Alma College: Alma, MI
June 17-23
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. Students will have a chance to: Gain a better understanding of the fast-paced and difficult tasks of UN representatives through negotiations, speeches, and drafting resolution sessions during the Security Council simulation, Develop research, public speaking, and leadership skills, Work with current student mentors from the Alma College Model UN Team, which has been recognized as the Outstanding Delegation 24 years in a row at the National Model UN Conference, Make connections with faculty members Dr. Sandy Hulme, the Alma College Model UN Director, and Dr. Ed Lorenz, the Public Affairs Institute Director, Present their resolutions to family and friends at a closing reception, and share their accomplishments achieved throughout the week, Make lasting friendships with the participants and current Alma students, while learning about the incredible opportunities available at Alma College Cost: $350 NOTE: Prospective students who attend Global Challenge and ultimately enroll at Alma College will receive a $350 tuition credit on their account. Want to join us for an entire week? We’ve planned some fun, off-campus activities, including 2 nights in a hotel and tentatively a baseball game and a day at an amusement park! Stay for a full week for a total cost of $500 (camp costs included).
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Fox Valley Technical College:
Appleton, WI
July 9-August 17
Enhance your language skills and prepare for university study with this 6 week program. Participants will take courses focusing on speaking, reading, writing, and English for College Success.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Illinois Institute of Technology:
Chicago, IL
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO THIS SUMMER? Want to develop leadership skills, complete a design project, or understand how Google Maps work? If you’re interested in technology, business, architecture, science, engineering, or computers, you’ll find plenty to keep you both busy and excited at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) summer camp programs for high school students!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Michigan State University:
East Lansing, MI
July 9-27
The American Semester Program is a unique study abroad opportunity for international gap year and undergraduate students offered at Michigan State University during the month of July. 
Program Highlights:
Unique courses available in film, entrepreneurship, law, digital media, and EAL/ESL 
All courses are instructed by MSU professors
Duration is 3 Weeks
Each course is equivalent to 3transferrable credit hours
On-campus housing & meals provided
Access to MSU resources
Dedicated domestic student ambassadors to assist students during their stay 
Field trips and cultural programing offered regularly for participants 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Michigan Technological University:
Houghton, MI
June 17-August 4
Summer camp? Sort of... but better. Our programs aren't ordinary, and neither are our students. They build robots, perform chemical analyses, explore entrepreneurship, and explore ecosystems. They come from across the country and around the world to learn engineering, digital photography, molten metal casting, and more--all in an adventurous, fun, and hands-on way. For over 40 years, Michigan Technological University faculty, students, role models and other professionals have been leading Summer Youth Programs' middle school and pre-college explorations, as well as competitive scholarship programs. Our programs are built around activities, field trips and team projects. There are many courses and explorations to choose from, including computing, engineering, humanities, outdoor and environmental studies and more! Over 1,000 students travel to Michigan Tech's campus each year from throughout the country and around the world; places such as South Korea, Canada, Spain, Japan, Bahrain and Pakistan to name a few!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College:
Green Bay, WI
July 9-28
This program is designed to give students an immersive language experience, and the daily schedule is the most structured with regular cultural outings. The cost includes the 3-credit English Program, Books, Housing, 2 Meals/Day, and Cultural Excursions. This program is tailored for lower-intermediate English speakers.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
Chicago, IL
Session 1: Two weeks June 18-29 
Session 2: Two weeks July 2-13 
Session 3: Two weeks July 16-27 
Session 4: Four weeks July 2-27
Each year, the Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) brings students from around the world to downtown Chicago to expand skills in art, design, and writing. Working closely with our renowned faculty and inspiring teaching assistants, ECPSI students leave our program with great portfolio pieces and a renewed passion for their artistic practice. ECPSI classes are Monday-Friday. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. providing you with an immersive studio experience. On Tuesday/Thursday evenings 6:00-8:00 p.m. you will participate in exciting workshops designed to help you gain new skills and explore new ideas.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
University of Chicago: Chicago, IL
College Pathway Programs
June 17-July 5 and July 8-26
Learn what makes UChicago one of the most innovative and impactful universities in the world through the Pathway programs. Each College Pathway program provides a broad overview of how scholars at the University of Chicago articulate problems and apply solutions in a particular field of study – Economics, Human Rights, Molecular Engineering, and Neuroscience. Participants delve into a variety of perspectives and topics through a series of lectures by faculty members and research associates. This program is ideal for high school students who want to explore different facets of a subject area, in order to learn more about the approaches and issues involved, and to determine what about it they want to study further.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Missouri: Columbia, MO
July 12-27
The Mizzou International Experience (MIE) is an educational program designed specifically for high school students and educators around the world. This program is designed and developed by Mizzou K-12, College of Education at the University of Missouri. The Career Exploration Summer Program is a 15-day, action-packed experience, during which students explore a taste of many potential 21st century careers. Students or "explorers," discover their strengths through a series of self-assessment activities. The explorers interact with industry professionals and university faculty, during site visits to Fortune 500 companies and academic departments.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Notre Dame:
Notre Dame, IN
Summer Scholars: June 23-July 7
Summer Scholars participants spend two weeks in one of 20 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics: it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.
Leadership Seminars explore topics in one of three areas affecting the global community: American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility. The courses are centered around vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. In this context, students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their own leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills. Expenses for students accepted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid for by the University. Approximately 100 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse:
La Crosse, WI
July 22-August 5
This program combines English language instruction, U.S. cultural immersion and U.S. classroom experience in an on-campus residential program for international middle school students. Students will experience 15 hours of English language instruction, each week, in a U.S. classroom to advance their English skills. The focus will be preparation for English-based academic experiences and professional careers. Students will also enjoy daily leisure activities and weekend excursions in safe, beautiful southwestern Wisconsin.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: La Crosse, WI
July 22-August 12
This program combines English language instruction, U.S. cultural immersion and U.S. classroom experience in an on-campus residential program for international high school/university students. Students will experience 15 hours of English language instruction, each week, in a U.S. classroom to advance their English skills. The focus will be preparation for English-based academic experiences and professional careers. Students will also enjoy daily leisure activities and weekend excursions in safe, beautiful southwestern Wisconsin.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Valparaiso University: Valparaiso, IN
(Tentative) July 5-20
Valparaiso University is pleased to offer a global leadership program where high school students from across the world can come together and be a part of an unforgettable summer program. Participants attend classes, visit local attractions, take learning field trips, and make lifelong friends from all parts of the world. The purpose of the program is to help aspiring young leaders to develop the skills necessary to address the challenges posed by the 21st century. The Summer Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) helps students understand their role and responsibility in an ever more culturally diverse world.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Washington University in St. Louis:
St. Louis, MO
June 10-August 17 (program length varies)
Summer Experiences provide academically talented students the opportunity to prepare for college success. We offer a variety of credit and noncredit programs for students from across the country and around the world. Topics include medicine, engineering, humanities, leadership, creative writing, and more. Experience the independence of college life at WashU! Scholarship assistance is available for all programs.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

U.S.A. - Northeast

Barnard College: New York, NY
June 26-July 22
Young women from around the globe come to Barnard College in New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, students 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, students will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! Applications go live in January. Financial aid is available by application.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Centenary University: Hackettstown, NJ
July 7-August 17
Students aged 18-26 are eligible to participate in our 6-week Summer Culture and Language Program.  Students will earn up to 8 college credits after successful completion of the program.  Tuition includes 8-college credits, 6-week of room and board, trips to NYC, Boston and Washington D.C., etc. Tuition also includes textbooks, airport pickup and drop-off. Please see the attachment for details.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Columbia University: New York, NY
All Year
Columbia's School of Professional Studies offers a variety of opportunities for high school students to explore academic topics across Columbia's liberal arts and engineering departments.  It is an exciting opportunity to meet Columbia faculty, connect with motivated peers, and explore dynamic areas of study across Columbia's community.  Please see the link provided to see details on the many program options offered.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA
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: [email protected]
Fordham University: New York, NY
June 4-16
The 2018 Fordham Academic Preparatory Institute is an intensive language immersion program aimed at equipping young learners with the cultural competency, study skills and language proficiency they need to succeed in American academic settings and beyond. Participants learn the basics of composing a personal essay, conducting research, and sitting an interview, and are introduced to the teaching methodologies widely used in American academic settings, including content- and project-based learning techniques. Targeting promising, creative and ambitious young minds, the program enhances English proficiency while cultivating expertise that will be critical in participants' future academic and professional lives.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
La Roche College: Pittsburgh, PA
July 20 - August 5 Approx.
This short-term program is for students who wish to increase their knowledge and experience with American English and culture, with a special focus on English medical terminology, careers, and practice. In addition to 50 hours of classroom instruction, students also will participate in various trips, activities and cultural events. APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Lehigh University: Bethlehem, PA
July 1-28
The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) is now the IACOCCA GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTENSIVE for high school students at Lehigh University. The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive is a four-week residential entrepreneurial program that brings together American and international high school students from more than 64 different countries, make life-long friendships and study topics in global entrepreneurship, leadership, team building, innovation, creativity, and doing business around the world. One of the highlights of the program includes student marketing/business plan team projects with local business partners.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Marist College: Poughkeepsie, NY & Florence, Italy
Session I (NY): July 1-14
Session II (NY/Italy): July 15-28
Are you an academically motivated student interested in a once-in-a-lifetime experience? The Marist Summer Pre-College Programs provide rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take a course in a field they are passionate about while getting a taste of college life. Summer Pre-College is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a head start in college by earning 3-6 college credits and living at Marist’s campus in the Historic Hudson River Valley. We offer 18 programs over the 4 weeks. Students will be working and residing with diverse classmates from around the world! They will reside in campus residence halls, enjoy meals in our dining hall, and explore different careers they might like to pursue. Professionally, Pre-College graduates gain the skills and confidence essential for success, regardless of where they plan to study in the future. Students will work one-on-one with Marist faculty and admission representatives, creating an outstanding support network as they continue their college search process.
Program Contact Email:[email protected]

Millersville University: Millersville, PA
June 4-23 or June 25-July 14
Millersville University hosts a number of short-term English programs every summer through its English Language Institute (ELI). The ELI welcomes international students to study on our small and safe campus, here in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Short-term programs offer the opportunity to take Academic English Preparation Program or American Culture Immersion Program. Students will also visit local organizations and businesses, engage in service-learning opportunities and make weekend visits to local and regional landmarks.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


New York Institute of Technology: New York, NY
July 9-August 3
NYIT Academy is an immersive New York college experience for students ages 15-22. Our programs combine academic instruction with hands-on learning opportunities and unique cultural experiences. All our programs are offered in both tuition-only and campus life immersion packages, which include chaperoned housing and additional social, academic, and cultural programming.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Rochester Institute of Technology: Rochester, NY
July 20-21 or August 3-4
College & Careers is a two-day career conference designed to help students, who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Student participants can experience up to 4 (out of 70) workshops. There are also optional parent workshops at no additional charge.  Program cost is $145 and includes overnight stay, workshops and 3 meals.  Approximately 600 students attend each weekend. Registration opens in May, and there is no admission criteria.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Saint Michael's College: Colchester, VT
Saint Michael's College English Language Programs
May 14 - July 6;
July 2 - August 10;
July 9 - August 10
July 9 - September 30
The English Language Programs of Saint Michael’s College offer several short-term summer academic language and culture programs for international students aged 17 and up. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.  Students select from content-based courses similar to those offered in a liberal arts college curriculum to help develop academic language skills as well as knowledge of fascinating topics.  A wide range of off-campus activities that allow students to experience all that summer in beautiful Vermont has to offer are included in the program. Students live on campus and have full access to all university facilities.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Salem State University: Salem, MA
Summer English Language and Culture Program: July 9-August 17 OR May 21-June 29
Summer Intensive English Language Program: July 9-August 17 OR May 21-June 29
Our Salem State University summer Intensive English Language and Culture Program combines intensive language immersion with cultural experiences and excursions.  With six levels of English, we are able to meet the needs of all learners.  With a historic seaside campus 18 miles from Boston, we are able to expose students to the rich history of both Salem and Boston.  Salem, Massachusetts was founded in 1626 and is not only known for the historic witch trials but as a hub of trade and commerce.  We have a world-class museum in Salem, the Peabody Essex, which we use as a learning laboratory for our students.  We are also Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace and home to the House of the Seven Gables that inspired this literary classic. Our location at the edge of the ocean also provides access to regional fishing and whaling museums and Salem State's Cat Cove Marine Laboratory if this is a desirable theme for language electives.  Through differentiated instruction and scaffolding theme and task-based learning, we are able to weave the culture and history of the US, the New England region, and historic Salem into our coursework.  There are also numerous beaches and parks in Salem that lend themselves to exploration and integration into dynamic courses that emphasize academic preparation through integrated skills and language immersion.  We have new dormitories with apartment-style rooms, and a full cafeteria for meals. Some dormitories have cooking facilities if that is requested.  Our website:
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Sarah Lawrence College: Bronxville, NY
July 1-August 3
The mission of Sarah Lawrence College is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, take intellectual and creative risks, and cross disciplinary boundaries within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. We bring this mission to each of our pre-college summer programs. Summer students explore their passions and create dynamic work alongside a talented and engaged community of peers in the areas of Creative Writing, Filmmaking, Social Justice, and Assistive Technology. They connect their passions with the wider world and see firsthand how their endeavors improve our community. Working closely with top-notch faculty, students gain real-time feedback, which keeps them plugged into the latest industry trends. Outside of classes, field trips and social activities foster new friendships and allow students to explore the greater NYC area. Both day and residential options are available on our beautiful, wooded campus in Bronxville, Westchester County, New York, half an hour north of midtown Manhattan. Programs vary in length from one to five weeks. Many students use the work they create at Sarah Lawrence in their college application portfolios. More information about each program is available online. We accept registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Stevens Institute of Technology: Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Pre-College programs provide high school students with academic and social enrichment programs to experience a collegiate atmosphere first-hand and explore a potential college major. Participants live on campus in residence halls, participate in academic modules and research projects taught by Stevens faculty and make lifelong friendships. Our programs are for rising Juniors and Seniors, range from one to two weeks in length and offer more than just an in-class experience. We provide a well-rounded experience to ensure students a growing both academically and socially. While a large portion of their time is spent in class and doing research, we make sure to plan off-campus excursions, social programming on campus, and all programs participate in a farewell dinner cruise on the Hudson River.  In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills by working on research projects throughout the week which they present to their peers and their families on the final day of the program. We offer over 20 sessions in 13 different subject areas including: Engineering, Architecture, Coding & App Design, Computer Science, Cyber-security, Business, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Virtual Reality, Electronic Music Production, Game Design and more!  Visit our website for more information. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Stony Brook University, SUNY: Stony Brook, NY
July 15-28
Stony Brook runs a 2-week summer program for international high school students where our 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, etc.  In addition, we offer US admissions projects including college campus tours at Ivy league schools and cultural activities in New York City and Long Island.  This year the program will run July 15, 2018 - July 28, 2018. During the program we host the Math League Competition which is a world-wide math competition. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Syracuse University: Syracuse, NY
July 2-August 10
Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students explore college majors and experience college life before graduating high school.  More than 30 credit and non-credit courses, two to six weeks in length, are taught by SU faculty and instructors.  Students come from 30 US states and more than 20 countries each summer.  Students navigate daily life much like a college student, from living in a residence hall, having meals with friends in a campus dining hall, taking college-level classes each day, and participating in social programs and events.  Students have access to campus resources, including academic support services, recreational facilities, and more.  Summer College also organizes college tours across central NY, trips to an amusement park and Niagara Falls, and more.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
TCNJ The College of New Jersey: Ewing Township, NJ
July 1-21
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is once again hosting the Summer Academy program in July 2018!  The Academy program is a short-term cultural learning and university preparation experience for international high school students beginning or ending the equivalent of grades 9th, 10th and 11th.  Academy participants will tour local colleges and universities, attend workshops on various U.S. college and university topics such as admission and academic success skills, have meetings and lectures with department faculty, and more.  Program participants will also engage in fun on and off-campus cultural and recreational activities. If you meet with students who are U.S.-bound, the Academy program is a great opportunity for them to sample the variety of higher education institutions here in the Northeast New York City area.  We will be offering one full scholarship and a limited number of partial scholarships. For more information on the program, please contact Amanda Simpson by email at [email protected] or at [email protected]  For more information on TCNJ, visit https://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Union College: Schenectady, NY
July 8-August 3
The Union College Summer Program gives talented international high school students the opportunity to live, learn and think like a college student in a welcoming, supportive environment. Students explore cutting-edge technologies, learn the ethical and cultural ramifications of technology, and develop essential oral and written communication skills. Prominent faculty work closely with small classes (15 or fewer students) to guide students through the scientific and technical spaces where ideas intersect and new solutions emerge. A small, highly selective independent college in upstate New York, Union College has world-class programs in the liberal arts and engineering.
Summer Program highlights include:
Hands-on workshops on microcontrollers using the Arduino platform
Ethics in engineering and technology
Introduction to data analytics and visualization
Entrepreneurship and its historical content
Focus on oral and written communications skills
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
University of Rochester: Rochester, NY
July 1-August 11
The University of Rochester's Pre-College Programs offer domestic and international high school students a variety of academic summer program options.  Participants can take advantage of various classes from our extensive program portfolio while experiencing college life in our residence halls and on-campus. Students can join in an intensive three-week program in engineering, film, medicine or business.  Others can opt to take a course for college credit, while the remainder explore exciting hands-on experiences through our noncredit college-like seminars that reflect Rochester's areas of study in the fields of the arts, engineering, history, humanities, medicine, modern languages, music, and sciences. Our partners from around the community include the Eastman School of Music, the Medical Center, the School of Nursing, the Simon Business School and the Hajim School of Engineering.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Worcester, MA
Session I: July 8-20
Session II: July 22-August 3
WPI’s Frontiers program is for soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and robotics fields.  Students 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, theater, etc.  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: [email protected]
Yale University: New Haven, CT
Two sessions between July 25 -August 25
The Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) Program is a cost-free, intensive academic and residential program designed for high-achieving African secondary school students. YYAS exposes students to various opportunities for post-secondary education. Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across the continent! Applicants must currently attend a secondary school in Africa and have at least one full academic term remaining after August 2018 to complete their studies. Admission is highly selective and open to students between the ages of 14 and 18. *YYAS is free for all participants.*
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Yale University: New Haven, CT
Six sessions between June 17-August 9
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. Participants attending a YYGS session in New Haven can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. Participants attending a YYGS session in Beijing, China will have the opportunity to experience Yale’s world-renowned education while exploring one of the most culturally-vibrant and influential cities in the world. In addition to bringing some of Yale’s most renowned professors to China, this session will take advantage of its location by inviting distinguished professionals with real-life experience to lecture on relevant, important issues. Students will also have the opportunity to visit significant cultural sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. YYGS-Beijing is limited to 90 students, making an intimate atmosphere for students to learn and make connections with their instructors and peers. This is the third year YYGS is offering a session in China, but the first time it is doing so during the summer.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]



U.S.A. – South


American University: Washington, D.C.
Designed for rising junior and senior high school students, the Community of Scholars Program at AU's School of International Service is an opportunity for academically-outstanding high school students to take a 3-credit course that blends a week of online learning with two weeks of traditional on-campus classes. The program introduces students to the advancing fields of U.S. foreign policy, cross-cultural communication, and international peace and conflict resolution. Students learn from highly regarded AU faculty in small, interactive classes while obtaining college credit. Students will experience how national and international leaders put theory into practice through guest speakers, site visits, and an introduction to the institutions of Washington that turn ideas into action. Taking a college course helps prepare students for the expectations of higher education and will add value to their college applications and resumes.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
American University: Washington, D.C.
Discover the World of Communication: 2-4 week programs, June 19-July 13
Discover the World of Communication:  Excellence.  Innovation.  Impact. American University offers students ages 14-19 an extraordinary opportunity to explore the field of communication in a dynamic university setting through participation in two-, three-, or four-week workshops in the School of Communication’s Discover the World of Communication summer program.  Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of photographs, shoot a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, or influence positively for the environment.  American University School of Communication faculty and professionals in the communication field teach our 32 professional hands-on classes. Topics include:  International Communication, Public Speaking, Documentary Filmmaking, Nature Photography, Graphic Design, and The Film Intensive. Read more at audiscover.org
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
College of Charleston: Charleston, SC
July 15-20
Senior Project is a week-long, college preparatory program serving the multicultural/first generation, rising high school seniors. Over the course of six days and five nights on campus, you will:
-Live on campus with current College of Charleston students
-Learn about academic programs offered at the College of Charleston
-Visit local corporations, including: Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes and the Port of Charleston
-Experience the No. 1 city in the country and America's most beautiful campus
-Visit the Medical University of South Carolina or the Charleston School of Law
-Take a practice SAT/ACT combination exam as well as an English language exam
-Attend a college lecture and interact with professors
-Visit the Center for International Education and learn about life as an international student
-Learn about international scholarships and how to apply for undergraduate admissions
-Make friends from around the world! Program Contact Email -
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Florida Institute of Technology: Melbourne, FL
Extraordinary options for summer learning and fun in the areas of sports, academics and art for children ages 3-18. Art classes are day camps held at the Renee Foosaner Art Museum in downtown Eau Gallie while the academic and athletic camps are held on the Melbourne main campus. On- campus children have fun honing their athletic skills or diving deeper into their favorite academic fields. Overnight campers also get to experience campus life first-hand. Plus, full-day participants get to eat lunch in our fabulous Panther Dining Hall. Most camp options are day camps, but there are some week-long residential camps for middle and high school students.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Florida Institute of Technology: Melbourne, FL
July 9-13
Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Camp.  Student will engage with a broad range of STEM topics including: Jet Engines, Programming, Coastal Sampling, Graph Theory, Applied Statistics, and mathematical modeling. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Florida Institute of Technology: Melbourne, FL
June 18 - July 27
Over the summer, Florida Tech has two tracks designed to give you a head start on your flight training that complies with FAA Regulations for a Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. 
Track 1 PPL (Private Pilot License)
Track 2 Commercial Time Building. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

George Washington University: Washington, DC
Dates vary by program
High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice. Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations. Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Maryville College: Maryville, TN
Summer 1: May 21-June 29
Summer 2: July 2 - August 10
Comprehensive: Considerably improve your speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Twelve different levels available at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level.
Intensive: 25 hours of English language instruction per week. Small class sizes (average 6 students per class) for more personalized attention.
Immersive: Learn about and be immersed in the American culture and English language and share your own culture. Use your English skills in a real-world setting.
Flexible: Customized programs for groups of 10 or more students available by request. Choice classes may include Survival skills, TOEFL Preparation, Pronunciation, Business English, American Culture, English idioms and Academic Writing. Choice classes focus on improving the specific skills you need.
Fun: Enjoy the beautiful East Tennessee nature and landscape, summer sports, activities and cultural events. Make new friends from around the world.  Each week includes one or more cultural excursion, service opportunity or event!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
McNeese State University: Lake Charles, LA
July 16-August 3
McNeese State University offers three-week long summer camps for high school students (entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades) who are interested in the Sciences.  The cost is $1850 per student and includes room and board and laboratory supplies. The 2018 Summer Engineering Academy will give broad exposure to engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical) by getting involved with hands-on projects dealing with real-life engineering issues. The 2018 Crocodilian Biochemistry Internship will engage students in research to investigate the immune system of the American alligator.  Students will travel to marshes to catch alligators in the wild, collect blood samples, and conduct a variety of experiments to measure the efficiency of different compounds on their immune system.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanee, TN
While Sewanee's campus during the school year provides a wealth of opportunities to get involved, the summer months at Sewanee are the perfect time to sample all that this Domain can offer. Sewanee's pre-college programs cover a diverse set of interests and disciplines and attract students from across the globe. From the arts, to fieldwork, to creative writing, Sewanee's pre-college programs give high school students a taste of life on the Domain during one of the most beautiful times of the year. Take a look, and sign up for your summer on the Mountain today!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Mississippi: Oxford, MS
May 28-June 26, June 26-July 27
Summer College offers credit-bearing programs for international high school students between the ages of 15 and 18, including Intensive English and undergraduate coursework. The Ole Miss experience includes not only high academic quality but also the opportunity to spend the summer in a safe, small town full of southern charm on a campus ranked as one of the most beautiful in the country. Students will experience college life early and develop personal and academic skills that will last a lifetime.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Tulsa: Tulsa, OK
July 8-July 21
The University of Tulsa offers both a Screenwriting Camp and a Filmmaking Camp during 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: [email protected]


University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX
July 14-August 11
International Academy is a short-term summer program for international students aged fifteen to eighteen years old. It aims to provide an immersive experience in a top-ranked global university to improve students’ skills and prepare them for further studies abroad. Students of International Academy will select an accounting or engineering track. For the last eleven years, accounting at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) has ranked number one in the United States. International Academy students of accounting will gain exposure to the practice business in the US, learn from business experts, make company visits, and gain skills in business English and US culture. In UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering, nine undergraduate programs are internationally recognized as top-ranked. International Academy students of engineering will get hands-on experience identifying and solving engineering problems and improve their scientific written and oral communications in English. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

U.S.A. – West


Chapman University: Orange, CA
June 25-29
The Smith Workshop in Experimental Economics for high school students is both a rigorous academic experience and a remarkable opportunity to meet other high-achieving students. Participants are selected from rising high school seniors, and involvement in the week-long session is free ¿ including all materials and a daily lunch. The program is for those rising seniors who might not have the opportunity to study economics in their high schools, the objective of these workshops is to expose them to and get them interested in the foundations of economic analysis using experimental economics. A subset of the students may have already taken economics classes, and for those students, the goal is to cultivate their interest in economics and introduce them to economics as an observational science with new topics, problems, and experiments. This workshop does not assume any previous study in economics.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Chapman University: Orange, CA
June 15-29 and July 1-14
For two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by current Dodge College grad students and alumni. All of this will be shared with their peers as they work in groups to complete projects to create short digital, narrative projects which are showcased to parents and relatives on the final night of the program in our 500-seat Folino Theater.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles, CA
Varied dates during June & July
Our two-week residential programs are designed in close partnership with renowned 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. Our 2018 programs will explore topics like environmental science, the myth of the American West in literature and film, political science themes, sports and entertainment business, and entrepreneurship. Many programs also include an excursion in the Los Angeles area.  Please visit our website for detailed course descriptions.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

UC Berkeley Extension: Berkeley, CA
June 18-August 10 (8-week); July 2-August 10 (6-week); August 27-December 14 (Fall Term)
UC Berkeley Extension's College Foundations Program prepares high school juniors and seniors or recent high school graduates for university study. Students take part in college-level courses to build English skills, become familiar with U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments and boost TOEFL and SAT scores. In addition, CFP students receive personal college admissions advising and guidance. Current high school students can choose to attend CFP for a summer term, while recent high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the fall or spring semester or a full academic year (spring and fall), sometimes called a "gap year."
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO
July 2-28, 2018
The EducationUSA Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder is a university preparation program designed for IB, AP, Cambridge, and other academically accomplished 15-17 year-old international students from public and private high schools.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO
Dates vary
Science Discovery offers an extensive array of immersive summer experiences for high school students. Students can choose between 1, 2, 3 and 4-week programs. All programs provide students with a chance to collaborate with CU Boulder faculty and graduate students, while working in CU STEM-based facilities.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Oregon: Eugene, OR
February/March and August/September
The Oregon Experience Program (OEP) is designed exclusively to help international students explore American university life, learn about topics related to sustainability and health, and connect with the culture and people of Oregon. In four weeks, students will develop intercultural connections, explore global issues, and receive hands-on experience while becoming familiar with the University of Oregon, the city of Eugene, and the state of Oregon. We offer 2-week and 4-week options in the summer and a 3-week option over Spring Break. The OEP is open to 16 years olds and above.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


U.S.A. - National


Various Dates: June, July, & August
The NSLC hosts career-focused, leadership development conferences each summer for outstanding high school students from all over the world. We provide opportunities to: 1. Experience life on a U.S. college campus (including UCLA, UC-Berkeley, Northwestern, Fordham, Harvard Medical School, Yale, American, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Rice, Vanderbilt, and U. of Washington); 2. Develop leadership skills; and 3. Explore a future career through simulations, site visits and meetings with industry leaders. Fields of study include Business & Entrepreneurship; Medicine & Health Care; Engineering; Biotechnology; Architecture; International Diplomacy; Psychology & Neuroscience; Journalism, Film, & Media Arts; Law; Theater; and many more! In addition to our U.S.-based programs, we also offer an International Business program at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Pioneer Academics: Online
Late June Through August
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. More than 800 students from 27 countries researching in more than 20 academic areas have participated in the Program in the past six years.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Varied dates: late-June—early-August
Offering summer pre-college and internship programs for high school students. We partner with 14 esteemed universities throughout the United States and England.  The university faculty are responsible for teaching all courses offered to students. Internships take place in New York City, Boston, and London. Students choose from 25 career fields and we customize placement with a partner company that supplies a supervisor/mentor, projects, tasks, and hands-on experiences in the field. College credit is available for 6-week programs at UCLA, UCSB, UPenn, Colorado Scholars, Cambridge, and all internships.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]