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]



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 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] 


IE University: Madrid & Segovia, Spain
IE University Summer Program
The IEU Summer Program is a 2-week intensive program designed for high potential students from all around the world. It allows them to grow personally and professionally, while making friends in an engaging, international environment. The first week focuses on improving the interpersonal and leadership skills. During the second, participants studies one of the 5 specialized tracks:
-Architecture & Design
-Business & Entrepreneurship
-Digital Innovation & Technology
-Marketing, Communication & Behavior
-Law, Economics & International Relations
The academic program is complemented by different extracurricular and team-building activities that allows the students to enjoy the vibrant cities of Madrid and Segovia (company/museum visits, city tours, etc.)
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] 

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 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]

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
Summer Academic Programs At Carleton College
Founded in 1866, Carleton is a private, highly selective liberal arts college located in Northfield, Minnesota, U.S.A.. Our three-week summer programs are a great option for high achieving sophomores and juniors to earn college credit. Our summer programs include the Summer Writing Program, Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute, Summer Computer Science Institute, and the Summer Humanities Institute. 
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]hurst.edu


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 

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]


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]

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]


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]


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]sf.edu


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]


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]


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]