2021 Secondary School Enrichment Programs

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Colleges and universities are offering short-term online and on-campus programs that offer a taste of what life would be like at their institution. Some 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 2021 secondary enrichment 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. 

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Asia & Oceania  


Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB): Japan (Online)
Virtual Demonstration Lessons
We regularly offer online virtual demonstration lessons for prospective students to learn more about our case study method for our bachelor of business administration degree.Previous demonstration lessons have covered entrepreneurship, finance, law, and behavioral economics. Check out our events page to sign up.

Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Savannah College of Art & 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] 


Sunrise International Education: China (Online)
Horizon Academic Research Program
10 weeks (flexible start date)

Horizon Academic is a 10 week virtual program that allows high school students to complete independent research projects together with a professor or instructor from a highly selective university. Students come to Horizon with a research interest, and our instructors help admitted students to build core research skills, create a formal research proposal, and develop this proposal into a research paper or lab report summarizing their findings. By showcasing a student's very best work, Horizon Academic gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their exceptional talent to universities, earn letters of recommendation, and seek outside recognition of the quality of their work such as through science fairs, publication, or essay contests to which they can adapt and submit their manuscripts. Horizon offers research in Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, International Relations, Political Theory, Philosophy, Machine Learning, CRISPR & Genetics, Bioinformatics, Data Science, and Formulation Chemistry. Horizon is a selective program that requires a 3.67 unweighted high school GPA, 12 hours per week of free time, some prior introductory experience with the subject (either coursework or extracurriculars), and excellent time management skills. Students from ESL backgrounds must have a 105 TOEFL or equivalent, and students whose schools do not calculate GPA submit unofficial transcripts.
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]


Trent University: Peterborough, Ontario
Trent ESL Summer Program for Students and Working Professionals

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 Trent 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, British Columbia
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, Ontario
Enrichment & Summer Programs for High School Students 

Do your students want to experience what it is like to be a U of T student?Throughout the summer, U of T offers special programming geared toward high school students. These programs, run by U of T staff and students, will give perspective high school students a chance to see what U of T is all about. Programs running online this summer include:- Several design programs within the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design- Engineering Blueprint- University College Summer Drama for International Students - New College International programs including: Discussion Without Borders, Global Citizenship, Perspectives on Global Health & more Pre-University Programs- Science Unlimited and Math Academy- Youth Summer Programs in Law and Medicine- UTM Summer High School Pre-University Virtual Program- Camp U of T @ UTSCFor more information on dates, costs and how to register, please visit our website
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Winnipeg: Winnipeg, Manitoba
June Intensive Program / July Intensive Program / August Intensive Program
May 26 – July 25, 2021 / July 5 – July 30, 2021 / August 3 – August 27, 2021
Our Intensive Program provides an English language learning opportunity and cultural experience that will leave you with a new appreciation for the English language while you make new friends and enjoy all that Winnipeg has to offer. Morning sessions focus on developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practical afternoon workshops focus on speaking and listening to improve conversation skills. Students benefit from their participation in scheduled social activities that begin when classroom learning ends. During socio-cultural activities, students have the opportunity to practice English skills as they participate in informal English conversation. Students will also experience interesting local history and culture, local festivals, the arts, sports and much more!
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

York University: Canada (Virtual)
York Science Engagement - Online Spark Program (Grade 9-12)
June 28 - August 27, 2021
York University’s Spark Programs are week-long sessions designed for students in grades 9 to 12 who want more “hands-on” science. Using experiment-based learning, students explore physics, biology and chemistry. Escape the traditional classroom and learn science by doing science. The Spark Lab Program does not require an application to attend. Registration can be completed online.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


The American University of Paris: Paris, France
The American University of Paris Summer School

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

Portfolio Preparation Creative Summer Courses for students ages 15+
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 complement our classic 3-week courses. Ages 15+For the younger creative we now have 2 occurrences 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 course experience.• Our summer courses are intended to encourage learning at the highest standard and to help students discover their creative potential.• Every year over 400 students from more than 40 different countries, from beginners to 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

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]


IE University: Madrid & Segovia, Spain
IE University Online Summer Program 2021

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]


Imperial College London: South Kensington, UK
Global Summer School
28 June to 9 July and from 2 to 13 August 2021

Imperial College London’s Global Summer School is a two-week programme, specifically designed for 16- and 17-year olds with a passion for science, technology, engineering and medicine. The 2021 programme will be running from 28 June to 9 July and from 2 to 13 August and will provide a unique learning experience for students from across the globe, at a world leading institution. The Global Summer School offers students the opportunity to participate in a range of lectures and interactive seminars, under the guidance of Imperial Academics, to gain specialist knowledge in their chosen subject of choice. Students will also take part in an interdisciplinary STEM project to provide a real-life experience, needing entrepreneurial spirit and a problem-solving attitude. The programme will encourage students to share their specialist knowledge, interact with like-minded students, improve teamwork and communication skills and gain insight into applying and studying at a UK University. Applications for the Global Summer School programme will open in February 2021 and to ensure every students safety, the Global Summer School team are currently reviewing how to provide an excellent academic programme in a compliant and secure way. In the meantime, you can register your interest for the 2021 programme on the website.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Globe Business College Munich: Munich, Germany
Navigator Summer Business School
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]


The New School, Paris: France
Parsons Paris Summer Pre-College Program 

Jul 2, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021
High school students are introduced to the art and design college experience through an immersive course of study taught in English in Paris. The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year and to recent high school graduates. Applicants must be 16–18 years of age by the start of the course.All Summer Intensive Studies courses may be taken in order to develop a portfolio for the college admissions process.
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 students 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] 

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]

Sub-Saharan Africa

Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS): Tema, Ghana; Thika, Kenya and Harare, Zimbabwe
Yale Young African Scholars Program
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] 


Calvin University: Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin University International Summer Academy
Come join us for four weeks of on-campus learning to prepare for attending college in the U.S. You’ll take a course for credit, improve your conversational and academic English skills, and become confident in who you are in a safe, welcoming environment.HighlightsAn academic and cultural immersion experience to prepare upcoming high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to attend college in the U.S.Students will live on campus and experience college life while participating in one of two study tracks (academic or language).Use Calvin’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities for activities like rock climbing and swimming.Participate in group devotions and outings such a trip to Chicago.The cost of the program covers tuition, room and board, books, and activities.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

Carleton College: Northfield, MN

Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute
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: Detroit, 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]

Fox Valley Technical College: Appleton, WI 
Experience USA

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.
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. 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]

University of Missouri: Columbia, MO
Mizzou International Experience (MIE)

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 Pre-College Program
This summer, experience Adelphi’s personalized approach to education and enroll in our Summer Pre-College programs. College Consensus recently ranked Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer programs among the top 30 in the US, and here’s why: You’ll live on campus and take a class in the kind of exciting, challenging subject you dream about. You’ll work with our professors and instructors and meet with experts in the field. You’ll go on exciting off-campus trips, including ones to nearby New York City.

Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs
July 3 - August 14, 2021

The Carnegie Mellon Pre-College programs provide learning and development opportunities for high school students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our Pre-College program, which mirrors the undergraduate experience, gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff.Check out our program offerings here. https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/index.html
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]


Lehigh University: Bethlehem, PA
Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive
June 27 – July 24, 2021
Virtual for 2021, The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive 2021 brings high school sophomores and juniors (ages 15-17) together from all regions of the world for four weeks to work together virtually on real-world projects. Students learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking, project collaboration and teamwork, global leadership and working within a culturally diverse cohort. Program graduates will learn to: evaluate whether an idea has the potential to become a successful innovation, work as part of an international team, and develop a functional business and marketing plan. The application for the 2021 program is now open. Rolling admissions until May 31, 2021. Program fee for students for the virtual-only 2021 program is $2900. This fee includes all program costs for the duration of the four-week program. This is a significant reduction from the residential program cost of $4250. Depending on national and institutional changes regarding COVID19 protocols and safety, we may offer on-campus options at an additional cost. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
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]

Norwich University: Northfield, VT

[email protected] Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp
Interested in getting involved in information security and digital forensics? Want to learn how to defend against cyber attacks and protect yourself online? Learn how the pros investigate hi-tech crimes by becoming a cyber [email protected] takes 24 campers into a weeklong, deep dive of the cyber realm, learning how to analyze digital evidence with tools used by police forces around the world. Gain hands-on experience with mobile-phone forensics (including installing custom ROMs on a phone you’ll get to keep), PCs, and a special surprise, tackling challenges with the state-of-the-art Internet of Things.GenCyberForensics participants will be provided with the hardware and software to create their own mobile forensics and security assessment tools!

Program Contact Email: [email protected]


Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
EducationUSA Academy
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

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
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]


Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Worcester, MA
July 11-23 and July 25-August 6, 2021
A 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 can choose a for-credit or a non-for-credit exploratory program, and they will be exploring state of the art technologies in a virtual setting. Additionally, participants can enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, e-sport and gaming opportunities, virtual community service opportunities, and connecting with current undergraduate students. 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, DC
American University’s PreCollege Programs for High School Students
Mid-June through July 2021

This summer, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from American University's expert faculty! Use Washington, DC as your classroom and laboratory for a range of experiential learning courses in film, journalism and communication and online for international studies and communication. 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 https://www.american.edu/summer/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 & 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
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 & Culture Camp
July 4 - 24
The annual UIW Language and Culture Camp is a 3-week program in July open to 12-17 year old international students interested in improving their English skills, gaining study abroad experience in the USA, and meeting new friends from all over the world! Students attend English classes each morning Monday through Friday, with excursions in the afternoons and on weekends. Students stay on the UIW campus in dormitory accommodations. All meals, insurance, excursions, English lessons, and accommodations included in one affordable price.
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 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 

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]


University of California, San Diego: San Diego, CA 
Academic Connections
July 5 – July 30, 2021

UC San Diego Academic Connections is committed to providing a pre-college summer residential experience that is academically and socially enriching to a diverse population of high-achieving, college-bound high school students motivated to explore the offerings of UC San Diego – a top five, internationally ranked public institution. The program aims to help young people engage with the future by exposing them to some of the most exciting fields of research and study. Participants will work with committed and enthusiastic instructors to examine the world around them as inquisitive academic scholars. AS A RESULT OF THE COVID19 CRISIS, ALL ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS COURSES ARE NOW ONLINE. THERE WILL BE NO RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT FOR SUMMER 2021.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


University of California, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara, CA
Research Mentorship Program
June 20-July-30, 2021
The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

University of California, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara, CA

Summer Research Academies (SRA)
June 27-July 23, 2021

The Summer Research Academies offer a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field. Students will develop academic and professional skills by presenting their research findings in a capstone seminar, networking with peers, and experiencing university life in a challenging environment.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]


United World College - Montezuma, NM
Global Leadership Forum 

"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]

National Student Leadership Conference: Various Locations
The NSLC hosts career-focused, leadership development conferences each summer for outstanding middle and high school students from all over the world. We provide opportunities to:**Experience life on a top-rated university in the United States (including American, Fordham, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Northwestern, Rice, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, U of Washington, UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine, Vanderbilt, and Yale);**Develop leadership skills; and **Explore a future career through interactive simulations, exciting site visits and meetings with industry leaders.Fields of study include Medicine & Health Care; Business & Entrepreneurship; Engineering; Aerospace; Biotechnology; Psychology & Neuroscience; Game Design; Architecture; International Diplomacy; Law; Forensic Science; Marine Biology; Veterinary Medicine; Film, Journalism & Media Arts; 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 
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]