Summer Program Listing – USA (N-Z)

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Summer Science Program

The Summer Science Program offers academically gifted high school students the opportunity to participate in a real-world research project to determine the orbit of a near-earth asteroid from direct astronomical observations. Students learn to apply college-level physics, astronomy, calculus and programming skills to calculate celestial coordinates, take digital images and locate objects on these images, and write software that measures the positions and movements of asteroids and then converts those positions into the size, shape, and orbit of the asteroid around the Sun. At the end of the session, their findings are submitted to the Minor Planet Center at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. SSP is offered at two campuses, the New Mexico Institute of Technology in Socorro, NM and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. More »

New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego

Our programs offer unique immersive experiences from San Diego to a host of locations around the globe, allowing students of all ages and skill levels, from high school to advanced design students, to gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of design studies and design influence in culture and society.

New York Film Academy – Summer Camps for Film and Acting

Hands on Intensive Summer Camps in: Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Digital Filmmaking, Photography, Screenwriting, Broadcast Journalism, Musical Theater, Video Game Design, and 3D Animation. (Multiple Locations Across the USA)

Do you know students interested in technology, engineering, or computer science? New York Institute of Technology is offering two summer programs through the NYIT Academy where students can explore these fields, meet new friends, and possibly earn college credit! Learn more about the Technology & Engineering Experience from July 9 to 20 at our Old Westbury campus, and from July 23 to August 3 at our Manhattan campus. Please contact: or 646.273.6135.

Among its wide selection of summer sessions for high school students, the National Student Leadership Conference offers a five-day course on Mastering Leadership. This program includes a series of interactive workshops that emphasize the “Pillars of Effective Leadership,” including goal-setting, group dynamics, conflict resolution, team building, persuasive communication, and community service, as well as taking field trips, meeting with leadership professionals, and completing a day of service in the local community. (Dates and locations vary)

University of California Berkeley: (BBAY)

Program 1: Berkeley Business Academy for Youth(BBAY)

ATDP’s Secondary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers challenging courses to highly motivated students who have completed grades 7-11 (and are entering grades 8-12). Students are invited to attend the program on the basis of exceptional academic talent. Classes are held on the UC Berkeley campus, with many scheduled at the Graduate School of Education’s Tolman Hall in the northwest corner of campus.

University of Notre Dame

Introduction to Engineering Program at Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame’s Introduction to Engineering program offers high school students with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in engineering the opportunity to further explore potential career paths in engineering. During the two-week program, students can experience a taste of college life, staying in Notre Dame campus housing while attending lectures with Notre Dame faculty members on aerospace, mechanical, civil, computer, electrical, and chemical engineering in addition to hands-on laboratory activities, field trips, and engineering design projects.  More »

Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryOMSI Astronomy Camp    

At the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry’s Astronomy Camp at Camp Hancock in Fossil, OR, students learn to use various telescopes and instruments to observe star clusters and galaxies and then put their knowledge into practice at the Oregon Star Party. Located in the Ochoco National Forest, where clear, dark skies and a 5,000-foot altitude make for ideal observational conditions, the Oregon Star Party is one of the most popular astronomical events in the country for both amateur and professional astronomers. Students spend at least two nights camping under the stars at this event, with opportunities to listen to guest speakers and participate in astronomy activities during the day. More »

 Oxford – Cambridge Summer School Cambridge
Ages 15-18 (1-6 wks.) and Tufts University Boston 2, 3 or 4 weeks 15-18 years old

Course guarantee dates are coming up for all programs, starting with the Oxford Tradition on Friday, January 7th. Be sure to get your application in on time …

 Parsons Summer School

Our Summer Intensive Studies programs take place in New York and Paris. These two- and four-week-long sessions are boot camps in art and design.

People to People


International student travel focused on increasing global awareness (Grades 5–12 and college)
Domestic student travel focused on leadership and college preparation (Grades 5–12)

Pratt Institute – Pre-Summer

The PreCollege Program 
Each summer Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program welcomes nearly 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus, where they encounter life as an art and design college student. Students choose a major modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. To complement this course, students are automatically enrolled in foundation, art history and portfolio development classes. Upon completion of the program students earn four elective college credits. This is an intensive full-time program; classes meet Mon-Fri, and extra-curricular cultural and social activities are scheduled evenings and weekends.

Majors include: Architecture, Art and Design Discovery, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Digital Arts, Digital Imaging & Photography, Fashion Design, Film/Video, Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration (Digital), Illustration (Traditional), Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Photography, Sculpture, Sequential Art and the Comic Book

 Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy

High School faculty nominate Sophomore / Junior students by Late-February to take part in this summer program.

Purdue University Summer Camps

Putney Student Travel – USA Based / International Locations

For 63 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs for high school and middle school students include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, pre-college enrichment, and global awareness.

Quantum Learning Network: Super Camp

(Education, Business, Products, World-wide Conference Center)
A 10 day residential academic program held on a prestigious college campuses throughout the USA. Attracting students with its cutting -edge academic strategies that help them realize their full potential for learning and for life skills that help increase confidence, motivation, leadership, and team work abilities.

Rochester Institute of Technology (College & Careers)

College & Careers is a two-day career conference offered in two sessions: July and August are designed to help students, who will be entering their senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Regardless of their background or academic interest students will find College & Careers to be a rewarding and fun way to explore your future.

  Salisbury School SAT, ESL, Academic Enrichment

Salisbury Summer School, Coed, Co-ed, Enrichment, Program, Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills, ESL, English as a second language, SAT Preparation, in Massachusetts.

Sarah Lawrence College – Summer Writer’s Workshop

This program is a one-week, non-residential summer workshop for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to explore the process of creative writing in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment. Participants have the opportunity to attend small writing and theatre workshops led by faculty and guest writers and theatre artists as well as attend and participate in readings. Classes are limited to 15 students with three faculty leaders per workshop to provide individual attention for each student.

  School of Creative and Performing Arts Summer Dance Camps
The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) offers this Contemporary Jazz and Hip-Hop Intensive residential program for high school students at its two campuses in New York City as well as Occidental College in Los Angeles and Champlain College and St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. Participants take jazz and hip-hop as well as some specialty dance courses, preparing routines to be featured in both live dance performances and videos shot by the instructors. The program is divided into three levels for dancers with varying degrees of formal training. Two and three-week courses are offered. More »

Sewanee Young Writers Conference
This two-week residential program, offered by Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, provides dedicated rising high school sophomore, junior and senior creative writers an opportunity to develop and polish their writing skills. The conference includes workshops in playwriting, fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction led by celebrated professional writers as well as visiting writers whose works students analyze and discuss. Participants select one writing genre and spend their two weeks attending a small workshop dedicated to that genre, with opportunities for one-on-one contact with workshop leaders. Students also participate in lectures, readings and discussions.

Stanford University: Cardiothoracic Summer Internship 

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We welcome every student regardless of their school, nationality and grades, as long as they have an interest in possibly pursuing medicine & science in the U.S.!




The Cardiothoracic Surgical Skill Summer Internship at Stanford University is a 2-3 week elective course for high school and pre-medical students that will provide exposure to steps towards mastering basic and advanced cardiothoracic surgical skills via interactive, hands-on learning. Applicants will also learn comprehensive clinical anatomy knowledge and basic doctoring skills, and form close mentorship with faculty and students about pursuing medicine and science in the United States.

Summerfuel  Oxford, Boston, Berkeley, Amherst & several more…

Programs In:  Pre-College Language & Cultural Immersion Social Entrepreneurship College Admissions Prep Elite Soccer

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) 

(3 week summer sessions on various US University Campuses)

Now in its 28th season, SIG is dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities for academically talented youth ages 9-18.

With unique programming. SIG combines academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Courses are led by qualified instructors who have expertise in their disciplines and represent an array of professional backgrounds.

Long – Term Benefit Students who participate in gifted summer school or accelerated school programs are more likely to take a more rigorous course of study in high school, earn higher college admittance test scores and attend more selective colleges.

Inquiry Please explore our website for more details.
Your students may also benefit from learning about additional programs offered by the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS).  These include Summer Advantage, where high school students can earn college credit studying abroad, Richmond, the American International University, a dual British and American accredited institution in London, England, as well as University Prep, a 3-week intensive college prep and visitation program

Stony Brook University

Residential Program for International Students: Explore Stony Brook. The program offers students the opportunity to: Meet Stony Brook University faculty, attend lectures and seminars, and engage in hands-on research, experiments, and leadership projects. Participate in cultural activities in Washington, D.C. and the New York metropolitan area, including visits to the United Nations headquarters, museums, and a Broadway show. Take intensive English language classes and learn how to write a successful college essay.

*  Summer Discovery

Life on a University Campus (UCLA, Northeastern, Michigan, Cambridge etc.) between 2 to 6 weeks

Take 2 University courses for credit, Enjoy local travel to amusement and historic sites as well as local university tours while making friends from many different countries etc.

 Summer Discovery – Internships
Summer Discovery offers a variety of internships for HS Students. Here is about their newest:
We recently acquired a summer opportunity in Boston, MA for a student interested in computer technology/programming.  The company is called Kenmore Design, a web development company, and is looking for a student who is bilingual (Chinese, Japanese, or Russian and English) and has experience with HTML or Linex.  The student would participate in the internship for 4 weeks as a part of the Discovery Internships program. The program is open to students completing grades 10-12, ages 15-18.  Interested in this or any other Summer Discovery Internship:
Contact: Ms. Lexi Lepler

Summer Program: Best of the West Academy at Carroll College

Carroll is pleased to announce its inaugural international student summer program:  the Best of the West Academy.  Students aged 15-18 will be immersed in English language classes in the morning and cultural and recreational activities in the afternoon.  This program is perfect for students with a TOEFL score of 475-525 (iBT 55-71) who enjoy the great outdoors and want a real American West experience.  The cost is $2,500 inclusive of all meals, housing,  24 hour supervision, course work and materials,  excursions, activities and a weekend in Yellowstone National Park! For more information, please contact:

Summer College at Syracuse University
Summer College for high school students offers a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs that represent the various colleges and schools at Syracuse University.

TS College Tours 

We offer guided, organized tours of selective US colleges for international school students.
This coming summer we are offering several different opportunities to visit colleges in the US; featuring two different Northeast Tours, a California Tour, and a newly added Art College Tour. The programs provide great opportunities for students to experience  individual colleges firsthand, to get a sense of the type of college that most suits them, and to get a head start on the college process.

University of California -Berkley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY)

The Berkeley Business Academy for Youth introduces youth from around the world to the disciplines and skills that make business work. B-BAY students learn from professors who are at the top of their field and from youth mentors. Class projects and presentations give students hands-on experience in a safe learning environment-all on the vibrant UC Berkeley campus.

University of California – Berkeley Select Summer Program

The Berkeley-CEG Summer Select Program is a 6-week program designed for secondary school/high schools students and freshman year of college who are interested in intensive summer study at the wonderful UC Berkeley campus. The Program is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life at UC Berkeley, while sampling the vibrancy of San Francisco. Students will also have opportunities to meet with representatives from the UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

UC Bekeley Academic Talent Development Program

ATDP (July 16 – Aug 13) is a renowned Talent Program for stand-out students offered by the Graduate School of Education. The program provides opportunities to seek academic advancement and promote college readiness. Access link for full details

University of California San Diego COSMOS

The University of California San Diego branch of the California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) emphasizes technology and engineering in its summer course offerings for high school students. Students enrolled in this rigorous four-week residential program choose one of nine academic subjects or ‘clusters’ from topics such as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biodiesel from renewable sources, earthquake engineering, and music technology. Students also take a course on science communication to help them in preparing a final group project to be presented at the end of the session.
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University of Denver: NIKE Tennis Camp 

Come join the fun this summer and get better at Nike Tennis camp. We are proud to offer our 3rd year of camp at an exciting location at the University of Denver. Gorgeous weather, superb instruction and fun off-court activities make this a wonderful youth summer camp experience.

University of Kansas Summer Engineering Camp – Project Discovery
The University of Kansas School of Engineering offers a five-day intensive learning camp where rising 9th-12th graders receive a hands-on introduction to engineering principles and the various career opportunities within the field of engineering. Campers follow a curriculum specific to their individual area of interest, such as computer science, aerospace, mechanical, chemical, civil/architectural, or electrical engineering, building their problem-solving skills by working together with fellow students and faculty to find solutions to real-world engineering design problems. Participants also have the opportunity to visit local engineering facilities to see different kinds of engineers at work. More »

University of Illinois: Exploring Your Options
This residential summer engineering camp for rising high school juniors and seniors is offered by the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering program, headquartered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campers have the chance to interact with engineering students and faculty, visit engineering facilities and research labs at the university, and work together on hands-on engineering projects. Students also participate in traditional camp recreational and social activities. The camp runs for two one-week sessions during June and July. More »

University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering Pre-College Summer Programs
The University of Maryland offers a number of summer programs for high school students to explore the various disciplines of engineering. The Discovering Engineering program for high school juniors and seniors is a one-week immersion in the university’s engineering program, including tours, lectures, laboratory work, demonstrations and team projects designed to help students develop their math, science and engineering skills and decide if engineering is right for them. UMD also offers Engineering Science and Technology to Energize and Expand Young Minds (ESTEEM), a two-week seminar for high school seniors that explores engineering research methodology through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. More »

University Prep at Amherst: (ages 15-18)
Intensive 3 week summer program: assists academically achieving students prepare for successful entry to the college of their choice. Providing ways to navigate the University Admissions Process and Increase SAT Scores by training and testing on actual College Board Materials. In addition, get a taste of university life while residing at Amherst and by touring local area campuses such as Brown, MIT, Harvard and Yale. For More Information: (866) 303-4744 or email above link.

U Mass Amherst Mass Summer USA

This summer, enjoy a taste of university life in the top college town in the US.
Our EducationUSA Academy program will help you understand more about higher education in the U.S. and prepare you to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. All students complete a personal statement as part of the program, which can be used for applications to U.S. colleges. You will also meet many students from the U.S. and around the world.

 University of Michigan (STAMPS) 

Stamps Pre-College Programs include non-residential, afternoon Spring Studios and residential Summer Studios. Our programs offer portfolio-building courses in art and design, training from Stamps faculty, and an up-close look at life on the campus of the University of Michigan. Click the links below to sign up for an online information session, and start your application today.

University of Michigan: Summer Engineering Exploration Camp

Hosted by the University of Michigan’s Society of Women Engineers, this program is a one-week residential camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in engineering. Participants have the opportunity to explore several different areas of engineering during engineering workplace tours, group projects, and presentations by students, faculty and professional engineers. Campers also enjoy recreational events, exploring the town of Ann Arbor, and experiencing a university residential atmosphere in the University of Michigan dorms. More »

 University of Michigan Summer Engineering Academy
The Summer Engineering Academy at the University of Michigan has three levels of summer commuter sessions in engineering. The Summer Enrichment Program for rising eighth and ninth graders is a two-week camp designed to expand upon middle-school level math and science concepts, applying them to the basic principles of engineering. For rising tenth and eleventh graders, UMich offers the Michigan Introduction to Technology and Engineering, offering classes in technical communications, engineering math, professional development and engineering concepts culminating in an engineering-based project. The Summer Engineering Academy’s Summer College Engineering Exposure Program for rising twelfth graders incorporates more advanced lessons on those same engineering topics with a team interdisciplinary engineering design project as well as enhancing the students’ experience with tours and presentations on the university’s engineering programs, opportunities to build their college portfolios, and an optional ACT preparatory course. More »

University of Notre Dame iLed Program (Grade 11 & 12 Students)

2 weeks in July, faculty from the College of Engineering, Science, Mendoza College of Business, Arts & Letters and Architecture, introduce iLED participants to their disciplines through lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities. The program also includes trips to the city of Chicago and nearby locations. Our goal is to introduce students to the University of Notre Dame and the importance of ethical leadership as they consider their future university studies.
Please Contact: Ms. Catherine Leung (Hong Kong Based) at and 9747-8252.

 University of Pennsylvania: Leadership in the Business World
Rising high school seniors interested in exploring undergraduate business administration and leadership are encouraged to apply to Leadership in the Business World, sponsored every summer by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Students attend lectures and presentations by Wharton faculty and guest speakers, visit successful business enterprises, and work in teams to create an original business plan to be presented to a panel of venture capitalists and other professionals. The month-long program is offered at both of Wharton’s campuses in San Francisco and Philadelphia, attracting students from across the globe to learn about 21st-century leadership at a world-class business institution. More »

 University of Pennsylvania (Applied Science & Technology)
The University of Pennsylvania offers motivated high schoolers the opportunity to explore engineering at a college level at their three-week residential Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST). This intensive program includes lecture and laboratory courses in biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology, robotics, and engineering complex networks taught by Penn faculty and other distinguished scholars in the field. SAAST also includes extracurricular workshops and discussions on topics such as SAT preparation, college writing, and the college admissions process. More »

University of Rochester 

At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they’re interested in. With Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom. Students make significant contributions to campus, foster respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives to the classroom.

University faculty, graduate students, and esteemed local educators teach classes and are committed to cultivating the minds of young students. With small class sizes, instructors mentor each student and give valuable insights into the theories, technologies, and principles of their field.

University of Southern California

USC Summer Programs offers high school students a preview of “freshman year” through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for recreational and cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured recreational activities.

USC Summer Programs offers 4 and 2 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, and students receive 3 units of transferrable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-Week program. Students can choose from over 20 courses in the following subject areas:

Architecture                        Engineering                          Performing Arts                             Science

Business                               Global Studies                      Pre-Health                            Visual Arts

Computer Science              Journalism                            Pre-Law                                 Writing

In addition to the 4-week credit and 2-week non-credit programs, the Summer Programs has a new offering specifically for international students. In partnership with the International Academy, we are offering an Intensive English Program for high school students.  It is a non-credit, 4-week residential program for international students seeking to develop their English language proficiency through interactive instruction, collaboration, and hands on learning.

Eligibility for the Intensive English Program:

·         Completed at least the Year 10

  • Score a minimum of 70 on the TOEFL exam
  • Be an international high school student

Students may visit for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Contact us at 213.740.5679 or

2 week Certificate program & 4 week credit program

USC, like many schools of architecture with a five-year professional degree program, requires students to declare architecture as a major upon application, and include architecture courses in the first year of the curriculum.  This early commitment to architecture can be daunting to freshmen.  We have created the EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE program to inform students and assist them in making academic and career decisions.

The program is an excellent opportunity for a student to develop and refine creative problem-solving skills.  The design studio is the focus of the program, emphasizing drawing and model building.  The studio experience is augmented with lectures, site visits to significant buildings and architectural office tours.

Please contact me at the USC School of Architecture with any questions (800) 281-8616 or email,

Valparaiso University Program
By participating in Valparaiso University’s short-term summer study program, students and professionals can learn the skills necessary to be global leaders. These programs will have various activities that revolve around the leadership and team building theme, while providing crucial knowledge about subject matter tailored for a particular group/topic.  The classroom experience and the campus activities will be complemented by field trips that enhance the overall experience.

Washington University in St. Louis

1. Summer Scholars (5wks) 2. Summer Institute (3wks) 3. Art Portfolio Program (1 month)

4. Architecture Discovery Program 2 (weeks)

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 Wharton Business School: Leadership & Entrepeneurship

Organized by Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), the Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) is an intensive two-week summer program for a select group of domestic (USA) and international high school students. Students must be at least 15 years of age (upon start date of the program) and in high school. The program introduces students to entrepreneurship and other business concepts, and provides cultural immersion. It features Wharton faculty presentations, in-depth learning from high school teachers in the KWHS network, residential activities, field trips and relationship building with other teens. GYLA draws its content from hundreds of engaging KWHS lesson plans and online business journal articles.

Wharton: Finance

The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Global Young Leaders Academy – Finance is the latest addition to the successful KWHS summer program. An alternative to the existing GYLA sessions that teach business and entrepreneurship, this latest module launched in 2019 provides current high school students from around the globe with a two-week summer experience at Wharton focusing on finance and investment. With the guidance of Wharton faculty and PhD students, participants will explore all aspects of finance, from the time value of money and corporate finance, to ethics and investment decision-making. Students will trade on Wharton’s Online Trading & Investment Simulator — using real-world market data without risking real money — and develop and deliver a team-based investment project. In addition to rigorous course work, GYLA students collaborate closely in smaller teams, experience campus life, develop relationships with classmates from around the world, and discover Philadelphia and other local destinations.

Wilderness Adventures 

(Many Wilderness Trips in the USA – including: Alaska, Grand Tetons, Hawaii, Montana, Yellowstone etc.)

(International locations: Alps and Pyrenees, Australia, British Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kilimanjaro, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam etc.)

We know that a small group experience in the wilderness serves as a valuable catalyst to enable our students to become more responsible, tolerant, and self-confident while developing a powerful, all-inclusive community. We also know that through an intimate outdoor experience, our students learn to become peer leaders, acquire a responsible appreciation for the natural wonders of our planet, and develop a newfound environmental ethic to carry with them throughout their lives. Wilderness Adventures is an equal opportunity service provider.

Our mission: Do Something Wild – inspire growth and wonder.

Our core values: Community, Leadership, and the Natural World.

 Yale University: Global Scholars Program (Grade 9 & 10)
Participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students 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.

Summer Sessions Include:
Politics, Law, & Economics

Applied Science & Engineering 

International Affairs & Security 

Biological & Biomedical Science  

Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 

Sustainability, Energy, & Environment