2020 Summer Programs

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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 2020 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. 

Additional Resource 

A list of Summer Programs was collected by our members Christine Eischen and Kyra Kellawan. While International ACAC does not endorse any of the listed programs, we want to include a wide breadth of options for our members. Accordingly, we encourage individual members to research the best options for their students. 

Additional Summer Programs Resource 

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Asia & Oceania 


Savannah College of Art and Design: Hong Kong
Rising Star
This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience at SCAD Hong Kong. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios. SCAD Rising Star participants utilize university spaces—from classrooms and computer labs to studios and production suitesin the development and completion of class assignments. SCAD libraries, galleries, and other resources are also available. Students participating in the residential program live in a SCAD residence hall, and all students enjoy meals at a SCAD dining hall.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Savannah College of Art and Design: Hong Kong
SCAD Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. (Secondary school students ages 14-19 are able to participate in SCAD Summer Seminars Hong Kong.) Students gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


University of Melbourne: Melbourne, Australia
Young Leaders Program
Explore future study and career interests through the Young Leaders Program (YLP). Experience life at the University of Melbourne, ranked #32 in the world. Choose from academic streams in STEM, business, design, the humanities and performing arts. The program includes mini-lectures, workshops, industry speakers, excursions and peer mentors. Live on campus in the residential Trinity College and make friends with high school students from Australia and around the world. The University is located in the heart of Melbourne, consistently voted one of the most livable cities in the world.YLP runs in July, with options for 1 or 2 weeks. There is also a 3-week YLP program in December. Scholarships available.
Program Contact Email: 
[email protected]


TS College Tours: Singapore
College Tours
TS College Tours was established to serve international school students who plan to attend university in the US, Canada, and the UK. We offer high quality and great value college and university tour programs that are specifically designed for international school students. Our counselor tour leaders all have extensive experience in international schools and provide opportunities for students to better understand the application process during the course of the program through their seminars and informal discussions. Our programs help students determine what are their "best fit" type of colleges and to find out about the programs and applications processes of different colleges. Since 2008, we have helped almost 1000 students explore colleges and universities and find their fit!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]



McGill University: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
McGill Summer Academy 
July 5-18, 2010 and July 19-August 1, 2020
Designed for high school students currently in grades 10 or 11, the McGill Summer Academy unfolds over two weeks with classes, workshops, activities, and trips, and is supervised 24/7 by McGill staff and students. This unforgettable summer experience will help students build on their academic and life skills to transition to university. The BASE of the program is the academic coursework centered around popular majors, including neuroscience, international relations and humanitarian cooperation, economics, and information technology. Students will experience how learning, research, and teamwork function at McGill. The CENTRE of the program focuses on skill-building, career exploration, and mental and physical wellness. The PEAK of the program focusses on culture and exploring Montreal. McGill University and the Summer Academy Connection: McGill's student population is extremely diverse: of our almost 40,000 students, 32% are international representing 147 countries! Our Summer Academy Team leaders are chosen from this diverse group of students, and they'll be there to help you experience what it's really like to be a student at McGill. McGill is located in the heart of Montreal, currently ranked one of the top student cities in the world. MSA students experience the multilingual and multiculturalism that exists in the city and on campus and will discover that studying at an English language university in a French province is a unique opportunity in North America. Students will explore Montreal's lively neighborhoods including our famed Old Port with its cobblestone streets, the Plateau with its amazing food, architecture and murals, the Quartier des spectacles - hub of Montreal's summer-long festival season, and so much more! Overall, McGill Summer Academy hopes to provide an academic enriching experience that creates connections with fellow students and the McGill community all while exploring the unique aspects of the greater Montreal area. We want students to leave feeling confident about going to university, knowing they posses the necessary life skills to ensure a successful transition from high school.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Trent University: Peterborough, Ontario
Trent ESL Summer 2020 Program for Students and Working Professionals
May to August 2020 (usually 4 weeks per program)

ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4-week language immersion program where students will professionalize their English language skills in the business world and at the same time learn about the Canadian business and commerce system.ENGLISH FOR HEALTH CAREA 4-week language immersion program where students will professionalize their English language skills in the medical and health care jargon and at the same time learn about the Canadian health care system in context. This program uses lab facilities on campus from Trent University's Medical Pathway and Nursing programs. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEOur planet needs environmental leaders collaborating on a global platform to resolve today's urgent environmental issues. Learning English as an environmental scientist puts you on the global stage. ENGLISH FOR COMPUTING SYSTEMSThis four-week program is designed for both new and experienced computing systems students and experts. It offers specialized language and professional development in an immersion environment. Participants will engage in a dynamic learning experience that combines language, culture, learning, and community in a stunning campus. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORSThis four-week English Pedagogy program, designed for both new and experienced English language instructors, offers professional development to enhance teaching and learning, in an immersion environment. CANADIAN CULTURE SUMMER ENGLISH EXPERIENCE (CCSEE) CAMP 2020Trent ESL proudly presents CCSEE Summer Camp to teenagers worldwide who would like to experience authentic Canadian culture. We offer the highest standard of English language training with the Trent ESL program, an accredited member of Language Canada since 2007. Trent's CCSEE camp is more than just fun. We aim to develop important skills including decision-making, problem-solving, independence, teamwork, responsibility, and interpersonal skills. We work hard to ensure that each camper has the opportunity to learn, grow, and play each day.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC
At UBC Future Global Leaders pre-university summer program, high school students ages 15-18 can spend an unforgettable summer experiencing university life. Taught by UBC professors and instructors, students choose from more than 30 academic courses, as well as a unique university preparation course. English language learners can improve their skills in English language courses with an academic focus. Study and socialize with students from more than 45 countries around the world and live on the breathtaking UBC campus in a supervised student residence. Download the 2019 UBC Future Global Leaders Program Information flyer in Korean.

Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Toronto: Toronto, ON
University College Summer Drama for International Students

July 11 to August 1, 2020
UC Summer Drama for International Students introduces participants to training that is offered in a post-secondary theatre program. Intensive workshops in voice, movement, performance, improv, stage combat or electronic sound/music design begin each day. During afternoon sessions, students participate in "Embodied English" classes. A unique ESL program developed at the University of Toronto that uses theatrical techniques to improve intonation, vocabulary, and articulation. Evenings and weekends allow members of our team to take the students out to explore Toronto's rich and diverse cultural and artistic scene. Our program culminates in a Closing Ceremony where students present what they've worked on during their stay with us.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Waterloo: Waterloo, ON
University of Waterloo IDEAS Summer Experience
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.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 



The American University of Paris: Paris, France
The American University of Paris Summer School
June 3-July 22, 2020

AUP Summer School is organized into interdisciplinary institutes that provide the ideal mixture of intensive learning in class and creative exploration of Paris, combining the best of our academic programs with excursions and events around the city. Whether you take one class or a few, you will get to experience the best of what both AUP and Paris have to offer. AUP’s Summer Institutes allow you to immerse yourself in French culture and history while earning credits towards your degree or as part of your continuing education through class audits. Courses are organized into two 3-week sessions in June and July or one 6-week session that spans both. This year we have eight interdisciplinary summer institutes with courses that will interest a broad range of students: French Language and CultureFine Arts and Art HistoryInternational JournalismInternational BusinessFashion and Luxury BrandingEuropean and International RelationsGenocide and Memory StudiesCreative Writing
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Arts University Bournemouth: AUB Campus, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Animation Summer Course
21st July – 7th August 2020
Experiment with a variety of animation techniques including hand-drawn, cut-out and stopmotion in this fast-paced and varied course. Learn about storyboards, cinematic story andidea pitching and develop a short animated film ready for screening at the end of thecourse.Includes:Practical workshops and themed projectsSketchbooks: creative ideas developmentTypography and design, experiments in composition and collageDrawing and illustration, graphic designFashion and textilesPhotography and filmArchitecture and 3D DesignMixed media and printmakingLayout and portfolio showcasePortfolio review and creative arts progression advice.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]c.uk

Arts University Bournemouth: AUB Campus, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Portfolio Preparation Creative Summer Courses for students ages 15+
June 15th -June 26th & 21st/28th July -7th August 2020,

Offering 11 summer courses perfect for creative students wishing to pursue the arts in future studies.We offer a range of exciting new 2 week portfolio preparation courses to compliment our classic 3 week courses. Ages 15+For the younger creative we now have 2 occurrences (June Ages 14-16, July Ages 13-14) of the popular Creative Arts Summer School to choose from.For the older students we have introduced a specialist British Costume Collections StudyTour, (Ages 18+ only) ideal for students graduates and professionals.• We are a first-choice destination for students looking for a creative summer courseexperience.• Our summer courses are intended to encourage learning at the highest standard andto help students discover their creative potential.• Every year over 400 students from more than 40 different countries, from beginnersto advanced level join our summer community.• Experience studying in an outstanding specialist university• Prepare portfolio for further university arts study• Develop new creative skills and techniques• Learn and receive professional feedback from our talented experts• Attend a pre-application interview for any of the AUB full-time courses• (Foundation, BA, MA). In 2019 we had 27 students offered places.• Share ideas, skills and talents with students from around the world• Boost career prospects
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Bocconi University: Milan, Italy
Summer's Cool for High School Students
29 June - 10 July 2020

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It's a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning.Courses are held in innovative multimedia spaces with teaching materials and tools available to you online at any time. To keep you anchored to the real world, each course curriculum includes company visits and teamwork on real-life business cases and situations, putting to the test your problem-solving and soft skills and creativity. The courses' emphasis on working in teams will allow you to meet, socialize with and learn from carefully selected bright and dynamic young people with a lot of talent to share.Of course, you and your classmates will also have a great opportunity to build some memories in Milan and Italy in your free time. Whether you like the sea, the mountains, art, history – or ravioli and rap – there is a lot to learn, and not all of it in books. Bocconi Summer School offers high school students in their third-last and second-last year the opportunity to experience our urban campus in downtown Milan, while studying 2 subjects in 2 weeks (taught in English): pursue your areas of interest or try out something new! Each course will consist of four morning sessions (lectures - for a total of 12 classroom hours - plus exercises) and two afternoon team-working sessions on a specific project (one afternoon session will be dedicated to a company visit/field trip).Teams will present their projects to a manager or an entrepreneur for feedback on Friday morning.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


EU Business School: Barcelona, Spain
International Summer School
July 7-July 27
August 4-24
The EU International Summer School is an intense three-week program specifically designed for high school students aged 16-18 who are interested in pursuing a career in business and want to experience university life prior to application. The academic content has been adapted from EU’s undergraduate offerings to provide you with the opportunity to prepare for your academic and professional future. All courses are taught in English by high-quality professors and business leaders, the same that teach in EU’s top-ranked degree programs. By joining the program, you will gain an insight into global business while connecting with people from different cultures and enjoying your summer break in the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean.
From Monday to Friday students attend classes in the following subjects:
-Business Management
-Effective Communication
-Environmental Sustainability
-Advertising, Media & Branding
-Doing Business in a Globalized World
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Tuition and study materials, Full-board accommodation in twin or triple rooms, Medical insurance, Social and sports activities, Company visits, Welcome pack, End-of-course EU Business School certificate, 24-hour support from program coordinator
PROGRAM COST: €3,200. However, if the booking is made before March 31, 2019, a €200 early-bird price reduction is applied.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


EU Business School: Barcelona, Spain
Business Summer School
June, July, August
The EU Business Summer School is designed for current university students and recent university graduates of any academic background aged 18 or over who are interested in business, considering applying to a graduate business school or starting up their own company. By joining the program, students will update and expand their business knowledge while developing the soft skills necessary for a career boost. Students will have the opportunity to meet and network with dynamic, like-minded and entrepreneurial people from all over the world while enjoying their summer break in Barcelona, the most vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea.
Digitization of Business
Session I:
Project Management
Sustainable Development
Session II:
Personal Branding
Entrepreneurship and Start-ups
Digital Marketing
Management in a Changing World
Session I:
Leadership and Team-building
The European Union: Challenges and Prospects
Blockchain for Smart Cities
Session II:
Public Speaking
Doing Business in Europe
Big Data and AI: opportunities and threats
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


IE University: Madrid & Segovia, Spain
IE University Online Summer Program 2020

July 6-18, 2020
In times like these where social distancing has become the current social norm, we have chosen to meet the challenge by innovating and activating a 100% online summer program! The IE University Online Summer Program is an intensive and enriching two-week summer course designed for students who are eager to explore different fields of study, which could lead towards their ideal career path.
Expand your knowledge in integral subjects vital for a well-rounded education focusing on the social sciences, business entrepreneurship, economics entrepreneurship, economics and aspects of human society and culture while developing essential soft skills in teamwork, creative problem solving, negotiation and communication techniques.
Expect to grow personally and professionally by connecting with likeminded peers in our international learning environment. We would love to have you join us this summer in this new online experience at IE University!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Carl Benz School of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineering College of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): Karlsruhe, Germany
Carl Benz School Summer School
Join one of our summer programs to take a sneak peek into the world of engineering. The unique combination of challenging lectures and workshops in engineering and leisure activities addresses technically interested students from age 16-19. The Carl Benz School offers two Summer Programs, the Carl Benz School Summer School at the Campus in Karlsruhe, Germany and the Summer Engineering Academy at the KIT branch in Suzhou, China. Both programs provide hands-on activities, company visits and lectures for young students to gain a first impression of the field of engineering.
What are the summer schools about?
- Get to know the world of engineering!
- Attend fun engineering workshops!
- Listen to fascinating lectures!
- Find out about studying in Germany!
- Meet people from all over the world!
- Make new friends!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Jacobs University Bremen: Bremen, Germany
Jacobs University Summer Camp
Take the opportunity to spend your summer at an international university, and meet young people from all over the world! Join us for an amazing experience over the summer! The Jacobs University Summer Camp is a great opportunity for high school students to find out what it is like to study at an academically-challenging, international, English-speaking university in Europe. Students will participate in different workshops from one of the following categories:
    1. Social Sciences, Economics and Management
    2. Mathematics and Physics
    3. Energy, Resources and Technology 
Program Cost: €450 (approx. $510). The fee includes room and board for the duration of the camp, excursions within the context of the Summer Camp, and participation in the workshops. We will also offer optional German-language courses as an add-on to the Summer Camp at an additional cost. Please refer to the Summer Camp website for more details.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Globe Business College Munich: Munich, Germany
Navigator Summer Business School
5th - 10th July 2020
It is an action packed 5 days of business workshops with top professionals, industry leaders and key companies in Munich which allows students to get an insight not just into business theory and practice, but also into studying at college.Each day students explore core areas of marketing, finance, strategy and economics, and develop essential skills in time management, presentation, academic writing and interview techniques. Through seminars with a professional coach students develop their own personal plan to help them achieve their goals. Students also work on a case study for a real company in Munich, which they present to a panel of company owners on the Friday.The workshop can be used as part of the assessment process in applying to study at Globe College, and can be used towards Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS).The cost of the programme is 1050 EUR (course fee only) or 1250 EUR (course fee and accommodation).
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin: Dublin, Ireland
Trinity Walton Club, through the Walton International program, is delighted to offer high school students a unique 10-day STEM (Physics, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational experience at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. As a Walton International Alpha, you will work alongside like-minded Irish students, STEM academics, and PhD students from Trinity College, while engaging in STEM activities such as designing mathematical functions; building micro-controlled projects; experimenting with Newton’s Laws, and more! Additionally, you will experience what the internationally renowned Trinity College, the University of Dublin, and Ireland, have to offer as a prospective undergraduate student.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Bristol: Bristol, United Kingdom
This summer school gives future vet students a unique learning and work experience. A wide range of sessions introduces students to studying and practicing veterinary science in the UK and contribute to the work portfolio necessary for applying to vet schools. The program includes the following sessions: small animal practice; clinical skills; visits to a dairy unit and sheep farm; participation in consultation sessions at our equine and small animal hospitals; a tour of the zoo with a lead zoologist; and exotic species handling. A comprehensive social itinerary and constant student-staff support to complete the program. Who: Open to student aged 16+ studying biology or chemistry with an interest in pursuing veterinary science at university. Program cost: £2350. This includes: full-board single-room accommodation, tuition and study materials, social activities, day trips, airport transfers (from Heathrow or Bristol), welcome pack, 24-7 student support workers, end-of-course certificate, admissions advice and networking events.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK

Pre-University Summer Programme 2020
Term I (5 - 18 July 2020); Term II (19 July - 1 August 2020)
Our Pre-University Summer Programme provides 16-18 year-old high-school students an opportunity to prepare for future undergraduate study at leading global universities.Taught at Newnham College, this residential programme is intellectually stimulating and intensive. Whatever your current interests, you will discover new disciplines and topics that will push you outside your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions. While being immersed in the daily activity of College life, you will be with students from over 15 countries, sharing an exciting programme of talks and specialist seminars.Programme content:Plenary lecture series: Visions of the futureSpecialist seminar subjectsEssay writing and small group supervisionsProject work and group presentationsFull-day excursion to OxfordEvening events, College and museum visits, and social activities including punting and a walking tour of CambridgeAfternoon Tea at Madingley HallFormal Closing Dinner in CollegeContact hours: up to 51 hours

Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Summer School at UVMB
August 2020

The Summer School at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest aims to show interested students in the veterinary profession, the veterinary university, and Budapest. During the one week program students take part in a number of veterinary-related programs. Examples: dissections, trip to the zoo to get to know zoo veterinary, team-building with animals, etc. Age limit: 15-18 Price: 650-700 EURIncluded: Airport pick-up, accommodation, meals, all activities, 24/7 supervision
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Middle East-North Africa

Northwestern University in Qatar: Doha, Qatar 
Summer Media Program
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 multinational environment. Miriam Berg, assistant professor in residence, will lead students in hands-on activities, utilizing Northwestern University in Qatar's state-of-the-art media equipment and facilities. In addition to academic coursework, the program provides excellent opportunities for college preparation, application guidance, essay writing, and more.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

South America


JCT4Education: Medellin Colombia
JCT4Education SAT Seminar
September 16-21, 2020
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. Faculty with many years of experience in SAT testing and strategy will teach all academic sessions. The curriculum is rigorous, and students must be prepared to spend 5+ hours a day studying. All coursework will be offered at Recinto Quirama near Medellin, Antioquia. After daily SAT drills and prep, students will have the opportunity for activities and 1-on-1 sessions with Revolution Prep instructors.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Sub-Saharan Africa


Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS): Tema, Ghana; Thika, Kenya and Harare, Zimbabwe
Yale Young African Scholars Program
July 26 - August 26

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent. Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.YYAS is an official program of Yale University.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


U.S.A. - Midwest


Beloit College: Beloit, WI
Intensive Summer Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. CLS offers you the opportunity to become fluent in a critical language. Our rigorous immersion programs are ideal for students and professionals who want to make remarkable progress in a short period of time. No matter where you are coming from or where you plan to go with your study of Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, CLS has a course for you! Live your language dawn 'til dusk. Stellar teaching. Rigorous learning. Complete 1 year of language in 7 weeks. Earn 8 semester hours of college credit.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Benedictine College: Atchison, KS
BCYC Immersion
Each camp participant chooses an area of interest, which they pursue in the afternoon throughout the week. They also take part in numerous faith-based activities including daily Mass and Bible studies. The week is rounded out with tons of fun - dodgeball, an evening dance/social, scavenger hunts and ultimate Frisbee, all while exploring the campus. Academic tracks include: Architecture, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Education, Engineering, Great Books, Leadership, Nursing, Voice (see website for when tracks are offered in each session)
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Carleton College: Northfield, MN

Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute
July 12 - July 31, 2020 and July 19 - August 7, 2020
The Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute (SLAI) is a summer learning community built for high school students to explore the liberal arts at a small, top 10, private, residential liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. Through SLAI, summer Carls will discover dedicated faculty, supportive peers, a word-class educational environment, and the flexibility to chart their own path through engaging activities and college-level academics.Summer opportunities range from course offerings that explore the Arts and Humanities to those investigating the Social and Natural Sciences. Each course is designed to give students exposure to three topic areas, unified under one theme, and a research experience guided by the #1 ranked faculty in the nation.

Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


College of Creative Studies: Detriot, MI
Pre-College Summer Experience
Our Precollege program helps you build your portfolio and prepare you for college. So step into something totally new — something you have never tried before, or enhance what you already know about your favorite subject. Choose a studio concentration and tackle a project. Study for three weeks and create a knock-out portfolio. You’ll meet new people, have the option to live on campus, learn from professionals, receive feedback from admissions counselors and participate in a final exhibition of student work.Through the CCS Precollege Summer Experience you will earn 3.0 college credits, prepare college-level work, develop your interests and talent, and build your portfolio.The Summer Experience program is perfect for high school students who have completed freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year. Resident and commuter enrollment is available.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Elmhurst College: Elmhurst, IL
Collegiate Immersion Program
July 11, 2020 - July 31, 2020
The Elmhurst College 2019 Collegiate Immersion Program in America gives international students the opportunity to study in the United States and earn college credit as well as learn more about studying and living in America.  Students also will be immersed in the fun and excitement of a busy Chicago summer, with weekday and weekend activities ranging from major-league baseball to high-end shopping, world-class sightseeing to world-renowned dining. The Summer Immersion program offers a rich, intensive academic and cultural experience similar to what collegiate life is like in the U.S., and more.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Fox Valley Technical College: Appleton, WI 
Experience USA
July 13 - July 24; July 13-Aug. 7, July 27 - Aug. 7; July 27-Aug. 14, July 13-Aug 14

Experience the USA! Join an exciting intensive English immersion program! Stay in modern fully equipped student housing suites, and participate in daily English classes led by highly qualified instructors. Then leave the classroom for a back stage pass to community life in America’s Heartland. Excursions are designed for total cultural immersion! Visit places such as a police station, and fire station, and meet our good friend the mayor! Activities such as kayaking and local music festivals will have you out and interacting with the local people. Warm Wisconsin summers are the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Great Lakes region. Visit Wisconsin’s capitol, climb skyscrapers and go shopping in Chicago. Enjoy a weekend retreat at a lakeside cabin with many outdoor activities such as roasting marshmallows and singing songs by the campfire! Two, four, and five week options available in July & August 2020.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]  

Lake Forest College: Lake Forest, IL
Writing and Thinking Workshop
A residential summer program for high school students, where you will hone your creative writing skills in workshops led by an Associate of the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking.  You will be a short train ride from Chicago where you may explore and write at such places as the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Neo-Futurist Theatre—all with young writers who share your interests. Our writing community takes advantage of the wealth of Chicagoland’s cultural and natural resources to inspire you to new creative heights in your writing. With its 100 acres of wooded areas and walking paths, a mile from the Lake Michigan shore, the Lake Forest College campus offers an ideal setting for a summer, residential program for young writers.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Michigan Technological University: Houghton, MI
Summer Youth Programs
Summer camp? Sort of . . . but better. Our programs aren't ordinary, and neither are the 1,200+ students that attend. They build robots, conduct chemical analysis, explore entrepreneurship, and inspect ecosystems. Coming from across the country and around the world, students learn engineering, aquatic ecology, metal casting, and more—all in an adventurous, fun, and hands-on environment. Most programs have a one-week duration and run between June 14 and August 1, 2020. Registration is rolling with the exception of competitive scholarship programs, which have earlier application deadlines. If your school is interested in bringing a cohort, please contact us and we can assist with special arrangements.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Northwestern University: Evanston, IL
Northwestern University College Preparation Program
The College Preparation Program at Northwestern University is a summer program for high school sophomores and juniors who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life. Students can take three- to six-week undergraduate courses for credit at Northwestern, or enroll in a two-week noncredit IN FOCUS Seminar in a special topic area at the university ranked #10 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Experience college life in the world-class city of Chicago at Northwestern University this summer. Northwestern University Summer Session, in partnership with the US Department of State's EducationUSA network, also offers a three-week EducationUSA Academy for international high school students. This unique academic program provides instruction in English, college preparatory content, tours of diverse college and university campuses, and cross-cultural activities for 15- to 17-year-old students from around the world.
Program Contact Email:[email protected]


University of Missouri: Columbia, MO
Mizzou International Experience (MIE)
July 13-18, 2020

Mizzou International Experience (MIE) engages high school students from around the world in exploring their future careers, while building international connections and fostering personal growth. The summer program jumpstarts students’ pursuit of 21st century careers and helps prepare them for the college experience. At MIE,students, or “explorers,” interact with industry professionals and university faculty during site visits to Fortune 500 companies and academic departments. The program curriculum integrates professional site visits based on six career paths: nature, creative, business, building/fixing, health, and helping.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Notre Dame: South Bend, IN
iLED: International Leadership Enrichment and Development Program
iLED is a two-week curriculum taught by Notre Dame faculty with a focus on international leadership. It includes lectures by professors, hands-on learning, collaborative projects, business and community engagement, and many extracurricular activities. The iLED participants come from a multitude of countries and cultures, which further contribute to the meaningful development during the program. Students take courses at the College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business, College of Arts and Letters, Keough School of Global Affairs, and the School of Architecture. The program offers the best exposure to life at Notre Dame and broadens students’ understanding and knowledge on the disciplines of science, engineering, business, social sciences, global affairs, innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to taking class with Notre Dame faculty, students also enjoy a wide range of extracurricular opportunities and field trips.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Notre Dame: South Bend, IN
University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs (Summer Scholars program and Leadership Seminar program)
Notre Dame's Pre-College programs offer exceptional students the opportunity to experience the life of Notre Dame college students, from participating in stimulating seminars to residence-hall living. Participants will walk away with a taste of the college experience, as well as Notre Dame's unique, multifaceted approach to the life of the mind, heart, and spirit. Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 22 exciting programs of study in small classes with close faculty interaction, as well as collaborate on research and presentations. Summer Scholars participants are eligible to receive one college credit. Leadership Seminar is a competitive, all-expenses-paid (including travel) program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 90 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI
EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison
Our EducationUSA Academy provides students age 15-17 with the tools and experience to successfully prepare for and excel in the American college environment. Through either a Career Exploration or Intensive English track, you will extend your education beyond the classroom during three amazing weeks of education, social and service engagement.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

U.S.A. - Northeast 

Adelphi University- Garden City, NY
Adelphi University Summer Pre-College Program
Sunday, July 19 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

This summer, you can experience Adelphi's personalized approach to education through one of 14 one-week and two-week programs for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Our Summer Pre-College Program invites you to live and learn on Adelphi's beautiful campus in Garden City, NY, located minutes away from the excitement of New York City and tranquility of Long Island beaches. You'll engage in hands-on, high impact learning under the guidance of Adelphi University professors and industry experts, exploring a challenging and exciting subject of interest to you. You will also join in on fun social events like our scavenger hunt, paint night, and dance party, participate in college-readiness workshops on college essay writing and choosing your major, and enjoy off-campus excursions to New York City landmarks like Coney Island and the bright lights of Broadway. You'll walk away with lifelong memories and an unforgettable growth experience!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA
Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our Summer Pre-College Programs: Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA)
Computational Biology
National High School Game Academy 
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.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 

Ithaca Writers Institute
The Ithaca Writers Institute, a noncredit summer program for high school students, offers two weeks of intensive writing workshops on the campus of Ithaca College in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Unlike most other young writers conferences or precollege summer writing camps, which focus primarily on creative writing, the Ithaca Writers Institute hosts a wide range of both creative and professional writing courses, from poetry to publishing, building on Ithaca College’s reputation for blending praxis with the arts. Taught by the distinguished faculty of the College’s Department of Writing, with assistance from the department’s most talented undergraduates, the curriculum mirrors the department’s own unique curriculum, giving aspiring young writers an immersive conference experience in an authentic college atmosphere.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 

Theatre Intensive 
The Ithaca College Summer Theatre Intensive is a three-week program in which you can focus entirely on your passion. Engage with our professional faculty and alumni, joining high school students from all over the world. Take a deep dive into IC's intensive, holistic college theatre program. Explore common theatre classes with students from all disciplines, in addition to professional theatre performances and outdoor activities in the "gorges" Ithaca area.
Program Contact Email[email protected]

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 
Summer College Three-Week Program
The three-week summer college program is for talented students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school. Students who have just completed their senior year are also eligible.Enroll in one course and earn two to four credits. Classes are taught by Ithaca College faculty. Classes meet in the morning, 9:30 to 11:30am and in the afternoon, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Students select weekly afternoon workshops (3:00-5:00 pm) from a list of multiple options (available soon).Co-curricular, social, and recreational events on and off campus are scheduled in the evenings and on weekends.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 
Summer College One-Week Program
Only time for a week of college this summer? Enroll in one of our one-week courses. Students engage in a course and a second afternoon workshop.Courses meet 9:30 am - 11:30 am, break for lunch, and reconvene 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.Afternoon workshops meet 3:00 - 5:00pm.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY
Summer Music Academy 
Ithaca College's Summer Music Academy 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 country. Our intermediate program provides young musicians with the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a fun and supportive environment.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 
Summer Piano Institute
July 2 - July 11, 2020
The Ithaca College School of Music invites talented young pianists for 10 days of intensive piano study in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Nationally and internationally known Ithaca College piano faculty members provide daily lessons, workshops, classes, and supervised practice. Pianists aged 12 - 18 years old are welcome to apply.
Program Contact Email:[email protected]

Ithaca College: Ithaca, NY 
STEM Institute

July 5 - 24, 2020
The Pre-College STEM Institute is a three-week, residential program that provides high school age students with the ability to work hands-on with Ithaca College faculty and IC undergraduate students while assisting with ongoing lab and field research in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Environmental Studies and Sciences. STEM Institute students earn 3.0 credits of undergraduate research from Ithaca College. Students live in an Ithaca College residence hall and are provided with a full meal plan as part of the program costs. A full schedule of STEM lectures, panel discussions and social activities in the evenings and on weekends is part of the STEM Institute curriculum.
Program Contact Email:[email protected]

Lehigh University: Bethlehem, PA
In just four weeks, learn how to think like an entrepreneur and tackle problems from multiple perspectives, discover your leadership potential and make friends from all over the world. Offered by Lehigh University’s Iacocca Institute, an innovator in global leadership experiences for more than 20 years, this immersive program includes interactive learning opportunities, team projects, company visits, cultural activities and discussions with entrepreneurs and executives.

Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Marist College: Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist Summer Pre-College is an academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students can experience college life while earning three to six transferable college credits in one of 19 different course offerings. Students will have the opportunity to make new friends and learn from experienced faculty and industry professionals, all while spending part of their summer in the heart of the Historic Hudson River Valley.New York Programs: Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Digital Toolbox, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film & TV Production, Game Design, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sports Communication & Theatre. Visit us on the web to learn more about the summer pre-college programs, dates, cost, and how to apply: marist.edu/precollege.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI
Roger Williams Pre-College Summer Institute

July 6 - 24, 2020
Students will spend three weeks on RWU's beautiful ocean-side campus in Bristol, Rhode Island, immersed in the topic of their choice, gaining hands-on experience through experiential learning. Choose from one of seven college credit-bearing courses, each of which includes community-engaged projects and programming on college- and career-readiness. Students will also be mentored on how to leverage their experience in building strong college applications. Offerings include: Visual Arts Portfolio Development Designing Virtual Reality Girl Culture: Society's Impact on Gender Development Electronics for Makers Model United Nations The Race for the White House: Campaign 2020 Business Enterprise
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
EducationUSA Academy
July 5, 2020 - July 25, 2020
Live and learn with high school students from the United States and around the world on an urban campus in Philadelphia: the birthplace of the U.S. Discover American culture as you take in Philadelphia’s rich history and world-famous art collections. Benefit from this enriching college preparatory program that combines academics and excursions for three unforgettable weeks.•Choose from four tracks (University Academy, Art & Design Academy, Film Academy and Music Academy)•Students 15 – 17 years old, B-1/B-2 visa
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
Temple Summer Academy & Temple Pre-College Workshops

July 6 - July 31
This summer, high school students can explore some of the fields of study available at Temple University while still in high school through pre-college programs. Students entering grades 10-12 can experience our vibrant urban campus in Philadelphia, make new friends, and get a head start on their college experience with a customizable two- or four-week program. Choose from workshops in business, STEM, sports management, advertising, political science, game theory, leadership, success strategies, public health, psychology, and more. College credit and even a tuition grant towards undergraduate study are available in some programs. Supervised on-campus housing and limited financial aid are available.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
American Culture at Temple
July 5 to August 1

Spend the mornings building your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English. In the afternoons, take trips to explore Philadelphia and its surrounding region. Choose from two exciting tracks!•Choose from two tracks (Language & Culture or Business English & Culture)•High school graduates, B-1/B-2 visa•All-inclusive
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


The New School: New York & Paris
Master skills, theories, and techniques that will stoke your creativity and set you apart from your peers all year long. Students in grades 2-12 and recent high school graduates connect to supportive yet challenging learning networks in New York City and in Paris. Courses available in art, design, writing, drama, music, and film.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Saint Michael's College: Burlington, VT
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.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Syracuse University: Syracuse, NY 
Summer College for High School Students
June 27 to August 7
Summer College pre-college programs and courses, offered in ten of SU’s schools and colleges, reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University. All Summer College programs and courses are college-level and led by Syracuse University faculty and instructors. Residential students live in a residence hall and eat their meals in a dining hall. Field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of Rochester: Rochester, NY 
June 29 - August 7
Learn about who you are -- and study what you love before you apply to college at the University of Rochester's Pre-College Programs! High school students can experience life at a U.S. college during the summer months. Participants can take advantage of various classes from our extensive academic summer program portfolio while experiencing college life in our residence halls and on-campus. Students can join in an intensive three-week program in engineering, 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 University of Rochester Medical Center, the School of Nursing, the Simon Business School and the Hajim School of Engineering.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Wheaton College: Norton, MA
[email protected] Pre-College Summer Programs
July 6th - July 18th & July 6th - Aug 1st
Global Leaders Program: July 6th - July 18th Business and Technology Immersion Experience: July 6th - Aug 1st [email protected] pre-college summer programs are designed for the curious, innovative high school learner who is eager to explore a passion, become immersed in a rigorous learning environment, develop the skills necessary to succeed in college, and make an impact on the world. Two unique opportunities are slated for this summer: the first is the Global Leaders Program where students work in diverse teams to learn how to truly become changemakers in a five-day seminar entitled “Innovation and Social Change”, and a five-day preview of college life in the US through faculty and staff-led sessions designed to immerse them in a variety of academic and co-curricular experiences that will build their confidence and broaden their aspirations. The second is the Business and Technology Immersion Experience where students will earn college credit by taking a college-level course alongside our Wheaton students. High school students will begin exploring the exciting opportunities available at the intersection of technology and business by "making" in our world-class makerspaces, and building innovative solutions to the problems they identify. Students will also visit several of the world famous high tech companies located here in the Boston area, having an unparalleled opportunity to meet with industry leaders. The priority application deadline for both of these programs is April 1st. However, space is limited and since we will accept students on a rolling basis, early application is advised. Please note that a limited amount of need-based financial aid is available to support students who might otherwise not be able to attend. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Worcester, MA
July 5-17, July 19-31, 2019

A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and sports tournaments. Throughout each session, participants will focus most of their time in a Major Course and some of their time in a Minor Course. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Yale University: New Haven, CT
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of nine 2-week interdisciplinary sessions - offered in the humanities, social sciences, or STEM fields - and immerse themselves in a global learning community. YYGS emphasizes an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning. Our program is designed to allow students to experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large lectures to small seminars, and even the spontaneous learning that happens in dining halls and around campus. YYGS offers need-based financial aid that covers partial- or full-tuition discounts (up to $6,250, or 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


U.S.A. – South

American University: Washington, D.C.
American University’s PreCollege Programs for High School Students
This summer, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from American University's expert faculty! You will use Washington, DC as your classroom and laboratory for a range of experiential learning courses in communication and international studies. 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!  Find out more at http://www.american.edu/summer/college-for-high-school.cfm
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

The Catholic University of America: Washington, DC
High School Drama Institute
Train with theatre professionals in the nation's capital!
Choose your major: Musical Theatre, Drama, or (new this year!) Opera
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

The Catholic University of America: Washington, DC
Engineering New Frontiers
Through classes, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, students will experience what college engineering majors and professional engineers do.  Living on campus, students also get a "taste" of college and exposure to the best of Washington, D.C., including special museum tour, sporting events, and various other safe recreational activities.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Savannah College of Art and Design: Atlanta, GA
Students attend workshops and have an all-access pass to the university’s extensive facilities, resources and libraries. 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 20 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.
Program Contact Email:[email protected]

Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanne, TN
The Choral Institute
During the Choral Institute high-school students will experience singing worship services at All Saints' Chapel, interacting with orchestral musicians, learning about the music program at Sewanee and engaging in social activities on the campus. The University Choir is the oldest student organization on campus. The choir participated in the founding of the university in October of 1860 singing Psalm 100 as part of the service. Currently there are 50 undergraduate students from different faith backgrounds and traditions that sing in the choir, which is 3 percent of the student body. There is a great tradition that has been established by the choir by leading Episcopal services at All Saints Chapel as well as all of the major academic services at the University. Our goal is to recruit talented musicians from across the country so that they can learn and appreciate the tradition of this ensemble in the context of the University.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanne, TN
Sewanee Environmental Institute
Sewanee's Pre-College Field Studies Experience is a summer residential program for talented students who are passionate about the outdoors and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the study of the environment. Led by full-time faculty at the University of the South and utilizing its 13,000-acre campus atop the ecologically diverse Cumberland Plateau, the program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies. This two-week experience explores the diverse ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau: its forests, coves, streams, lakes, wetlands, and caves. Students participate in ecological exploration with senior faculty examining the plant and animal species that inhabit these ecosystems and use archeological techniques, along with GIS and GPS technology, to study how people have used and changed these ecosystems over time. Students learn how conservation strategies are currently being employed to protect the integrity of Plateau ecosystems into the future. The experience is conducted almost exclusively in the field, featuring field mapping equipment, digital photography, ecological assessment techniques and group research projects. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to take part in a number of outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, bouldering, canoeing, caving, and mountain biking.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanne, TN
Sewanee Summer Music Festival
One of the nation’s premier orchestra and chamber music training festivals. Festival participants will be fully immersed in the musical experience. Students will participate in daily orchestra rehearsals and chamber music coaching, as well as weekly lessons and master classes with our renowned faculty. In addition, participants can select to study composition, attend a conducting workshop, compete in our annual concerto competition, or perform in our student showcase concerts. Each week, both symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles perform for our Sewanee community in popular and well attended performances in Guerry hall. Educational outreach community performances and a rousing 4th of July celebration round out a full, but rewarding summer season. Our faculty come from leading orchestras, chamber ensembles, conservatories and university programs. They come to Sewanee each summer to perform, teach and inspire the next generation.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanne, TN
Sewanee Young Writers Conference
Our workshops in playwriting, fiction, poetry and literary nonfiction are led by writers of significant accomplishment and promise: our former workshop leaders have won the Roerich poetry prize, had their books named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times, been recognized by The New Yorker as among the twenty best young American novelists, and been featured by Oprah’s Book Club. And they are not just good at their craft: they are writers who love to teach and have experience working with teenagers in the classroom. The workshops have no more than twelve students, and we enroll a total of about seventy young writers. Because we keep our numbers low, our teachers really get to know their students, and vice-versa. We also make space in the schedule for one-on-one conferences between students and teachers, so that individual needs can be addressed outside the group setting.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


Sewanee: The University of the South: Sewanne, TN
Sewanee's Theological Debate Camp
At its core, SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is a debate camp for high school students, but it is so much more than that. It is a camp of study, of laughter, of faith, and of fun! SUMMA was founded on two premises. The first is that debating leads to clearer thinking. The second is that clearer thinking can open pathways deeper into Christian faith, and hope, and love. So becoming a good debater is not the final goal in SUMMA, as useful as that is. Nor is becoming a more reasonable and careful thinker our final goal, as important as that is. In SUMMA, we strive toward deeper understanding of the Christian faith by probing and debating questions with skill and intellectual distinction: In SUMMA, that’s the prize.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


Tulane University: New Orleans, LA
Tulane Pre-College Summer Programs
Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges. To inspire the next generation to think, learn, act, and lead, we are offering students an opportunity to participate in the Tulane Pre-College programs this summer. Tulane Pre-College offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. With both credit and enrichment options, our different 2, and 3-week programs reflect the richness and diversity of the areas of study at Tulane University. Young minds can explore academic disciplines, build their resumes and imagine a future where they can make an impact. We offer courses in STEM, Leadership, Architecture, Sports Medicine, and Public Debate.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

University of the Incarnate Word: San Antonio, TX
Language and Culture Summer Program
Our all-inclusive program provides students with an integrated skills course in American culture with English language workshops, cultural excursions, travel, sightseeing, and language immersion. Students experience life in the 7th largest city in America, San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio offers rich culture, UNESCO world heritage sites, and the world-famous Alamo and Riverwalk.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

University of Mississippi: Oxford, MS
Summer College for High School Students
Summer College for High School Students is a four-week academic program for high-achieving high school students who want to experience university life prior to their first year of enrollment. The program allows rising juniors and seniors to earn transferable college credit, or dual credit (high school and college credit), become familiar with the collegiate environment in the United States and develop social, personal, and academic skills that will improve their overall success in college. International students may choose from the Intensive English track or 18 different undergraduate studies track.
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


University of South Florida: Tampa, FL
USF Pre-College Programs
USF Pre-College invites high school students from throughout the country and around the world to an outstanding summer experience at the University of South Florida. Students with exceptional ability and promise will pursue academic interests, discover career paths and explore the independence of university life. Beyond the classroom, group projects and social activities offer opportunity for fun, friendship and collaboration with equally talented peers. Students may enroll in one or more pre-college programs, selecting from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Programs range from four days to four weeks and offer residential or commuter options. Program topics range from STEM, Pre-Medicine, College Preparatory, Leadership, Service Learning, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Film, and more.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX
International Academy
International Academy is a short-term program that provides international university students an immersive experience in a top-ranked global university to improve students’ English skills and prepare them for further studies abroad. International Academy consists of eight specialized tracks:-Accounting-Engineering-Software Engineering-Petroleum Engineering-Educational Psychology-Teacher Training-English Language and Culture-Advertising and Public Relations Students will gain first-hand experience in their selected track with curriculum that focuses on practice, problem-solving, and application, while improving their ability to communicate their subject-area knowledge in English with oral and written communication classes. Classes will meet five days a week, for a total seventeen hours. Additionally, students will enjoy such opportunities as field trips, site visits, and other experiential learning outside of the classroom, as well as cultural and social excursions in and around Austin, Texas. International Academy is an all-inclusive program. $4500 covers the tuition, fees, health insurance, housing, meals, books, transportation, and all activities and excursions.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]  

Vanderbilt University: Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt Summer Academy
June 14 - July 25
VSA is a residential academic program that offers accelerated courses, dynamic recreational activities, and the opportunity for academically gifted students to learn from content experts and each other within a supportive environment. As a VSA student, you will take accelerated courses with instructors drawn from the wealth of talented faculty and scholars here in the Vanderbilt University and Nashville communities. Outside the classroom, students participate in a variety of evening activities, explore extracurricular enrichment activities and have free time to make new friends.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

U.S.A. – West

Central Washington University: Ellensburg, WA
WorldCat Institute
July through August

A complete academic program consisting of English grammar, comprehension, expression, vocabulary building, and fluency development.Features your choice of a one to six weeks intensive English language training course, conversation partners, afternoon activities, and weekend excursions. Program costs cover tuition, materials, in-country transportation, cultural excursions, and room and board for your entire length of stay
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Colorado State University: Fort Collins, CO
Global Business Academy
The Global Business Academy is a summer program for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Create great summer memories with a 13-day, action-packed experience with students from around the globe to learn about how to use business to create a better world. The program will include an overnight stay at CSU’s beautiful Mountain Campus in the Rockies and give you a taste of college life staying in the University dorms in Fort Collins.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles, CA
Pre-College Summer Programs
LMU Summer Programs is designed to provide a transformative pre-college experience to a selective group of boldly imaginative high school participants. Our applicants, who come from across the country and around the world, seek not only an advanced educational summer activity, but are driven by the pursuit of a life of purpose. In following with our Jesuit Catholic identity, we encourage participants in their pursuit of 'the magis' - a philosophy that inspires a relentless desire to do better, no matter the passion that drives you.
Pre-College Summer Program Courses:
*  Acting for the Camera
*  Beginning Screenwriting
*  Environmental Science at LMU: The Living City
*  Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels
*  Intro to Entrepreneurship
*  Intro to Photojournalism
*  Mapping the U.S., One Baseball Stadium at a Time
*  The Impact of Social Movements
*  LMU Global Sports & Entertainment Business Academy
Take a closer look:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg76jHX4Mzo
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Summer Sessions
UCLA Summer Sessions offers students from around the world the opportunity to advance their studies while experiencing UCLA’s academic rigor and excellence. High school students can choose from over 100 college-level courses in a six-week program or select short term (1 to 4 weeks) Precollege Summer Institutes, which combines real-world applications with UCLA courses in an intensive format.  Over 1,500 international students come to UCLA each summer and enjoy an extensive array of campus resources, including libraries and athletic facilities, as well as cultural events that are among the world’s finest.  Learn directly alongside UCLA students and receive an official UCLA transcript for credit transfer upon completion.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

United World College - USA: Montezuma, New Mexico
Global Leadership Forum 

June 28, 2010 - July 20, 2020
"Global Leadership Forum (GLF) is a summer youth leadership program on the UWC-USA campus in Montezuma, New Mexico where youth are empowered through experiential education to foster social justice at the local and global levels. Over 23 days, participants will internalize the UWC mission and core values by communicating effectively, growing as a person and citizen of the world, and by developing close relationships with peers from around the world. Building on UWC-USA’s four signature programs – Arts & Culture, Wilderness, Constructive Engagement of Conflict, and Sustainability – participants gain leadership skills necessary to plan and execute a community project that addresses a social justice challenge in their home community."
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


U.S.A. - National

Bennington College: Online
Young Writers Awards
Bennington College has a unique literary legacy, including nine Pulitzer Prize winners, three U.S. poet laureates, four MacArthur Geniuses, countless New York Times bestsellers, and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. In celebration of this legacy, Bennington launched the Young Writers Awards to promote excellence in writing at the high school level. Our goal with this competition is to recognize outstanding writing achievement by high school students.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


College Visits, Inc.: Various Locations
College Visits
June 20 – 27 Northeast June June 21 – 27 California July 11 – 17 Southeast July 18 – 24 Northeast July

COLLEGE VISITS was founded in 1991 and is directed by Robert Rummerfield, previously Assistant Director of Admissions at The Johns Hopkins University. Every year we offer more than 600 students from around the world a first-hand look at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Because of our experience in working with a multitude of higher education institutions, we are able to obtain meetings with admissions representatives and student led tours. We make all the arrangements, saving money and time for counselors, parents and students. COLLEGE VISITS tours cover all aspects of college life. We tour small, medium and large schools, rural and urban, and public and private schools. Our tours cover almost every region of the U.S., so if there is a particular school or region you are interested in, chances are COLLEGE VISITS goes there. We offer educational materials at the start of every tour in the form of a COLLEGE VISITS Workbook. We have a list of counselor references on our website who have worked with us and can share their experiences with you. We hope to have you join an upcoming tour!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

EdPrograms: U.S.A
Career Pathways 2020
June & July 2020

Career Pathways for international high school students and counselors has been running successfully since 2016. Over 140 students and 40 counselors have participated in our programs to date. Our programs have been hosted at over 80 universities and colleges across the U.S. and Qatar.The goal of the program is to provide students from around the world an insight into international education through experiential learning in various disciplinary fields. The program also allows students to gain an insight into various career options through hands-on workshops and expert-led sessions on subjects ranging from business, natural sciences, engineering, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, hospitality to computer science and many more. The essence behind this program is to broaden the horizons and mental approach of our students. From an early age of 14-15, students are expected to know what field (Science, Engineering or Business) they would like to pursue their career in. This restricts the critical thinking of the students and dissuades them from thinking outside the box. Hence, all our programs focus on educating students about the multitude of career options out there. There is special emphasis on teaching life skills and etiquettes to our students to make them responsible citizens.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

National Student Leadership Conference: Various Locations
June, July, and August 2020 (6-18 days; various dates)
The NSLC hosts career-focused, leadership development conferences each summer for outstanding high school students from all over the world. We provide opportunities to:*Experience life on a university campus;*Develop leadership skills; and *Explore a future career through interactive simulations, exciting site visits and meetings with industry leaders.Fields of study include Business; Medicine; Engineering; Biotechnology; Game Design; Architecture; International Diplomacy; Psychology & Neuroscience; Forensic Science; Film, Journalism & Media Arts; Law; Theater; and many more!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Pioneer Academics: Online
Spring-Through-Summer Term: February through July
Summer term: June through September 

The Pioneer Research Program provides undergraduate-level research opportunities to talented, intellectually motivated high school students from around the world. It is the only online credit-bearing research program for high school students that offers STEM, social sciences and humanities disciplines. In the Pioneer Research Program, selected students work one-on-one with leading U.S. university professors in advanced study and research of a topic of their interest, culminating in a full-length research paper. The program is conducted entirely online, allowing high school students from all over the world to participate. Over 2000 students from 47 countries and regions have participated in the program in the past eight years.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Sunrise International Education: Online
Horizon Academic Research Program 
Continuous; also July 10-September 30, 2020
Horizon Academic (HARP) is a trimester-long online academic research program for high school students to develop a college-level research projects under the individualized guidance of a professor or researcher. Horizon scholars begin by choosing their own topic. After a trimester of reading, writing, and exploring, Horizon scholars finish their final projects, most often a 20-25 page research paper. By showcasing a student's very best work, Horizon gives students the opportunity to gain a better sense of what they would like to study in university, demonstrate their exceptional talent to universities, and even pursue external publication. We offer topics in computer science, biotechnology, international relations, behavioral economics, environmental engineering, political theory, and the philosophy of the mind. 
Program Contact Email: [email protected]