2022 Summer 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 2022 summer 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  

Sunrise International Education: China (Virtual)
Horizon Academic Research Program
June 24 –  September 5, 2022
Horizon Academic (HARP) is a trimester-long online research program for extraordinary high school students interested in doing undergraduate-level research in an academic subject. Students will develop a college-level research project under the individualized guidance of a professor or doctoral researcher from a globally renowned university. After a trimester of reading, writing, and exploring, Horizon scholars finish their final projects, most often a 5,000 word research paper. By showcasing a student's very best work, Horizon gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their exceptional talent to universities. Horizon currently works with 83 faculty members, offering research opportunities on more than 350 topics across 16 academic subjects. The program caters primarily to rising grade 11 and 12 students, although particularly strong rising grade 10 students may apply. Admission is competitive, and we encourage applications from students with at least a 3.67 unweighted high school GPA. About 65% of students in the program hail from the US, and our international student population has included students from 32 countries.
Program Contact Email: [email protected]




IE University: Segovia and Madrid, Spain (On-Campus)
July 4-15, 2022
The IE University Summer Program is a two-week academically dynamic course comprised of workshops and team-building projects. The first phase of this innovative program gives you the opportunity to boost your soft skills through engaging sessions on leadership, personal branding, public speaking and teamwork. During the second phase, you are able to explore different fields of study and discover your ideal career path through workshops led by our very own faculty. The face-to-face edition is held at the IEU Campus in Segovia and Madrid. It is complemented by a wide range of extracurricular and team-building activities. The program is offered in both face-to-face and online format. Tracks: •Business & Entrepreneurship •Law, Economics & International Relations •Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence •Behavior, Communication & Design
10% Early Bird discount for those who enroll by April 15th, 2022. Application deadline: June 18th, 2022
Cost: 3,800
Program Contact Email: [email protected]
Imperial College London: London, United Kingdom (On-Campus)
July 4-15, 2022 or August 8-19, 2022
Global Summer School is an intensive two-week STEM programme for 16- and 17-year olds in the heart of central London. Taught by Imperial academics, students will increase their specialist subject knowledge in either Engineering, Physics or Medicine and Life Sciences, alongside entrepreneurialism and problem solving skills in the team STEM Challenge.A range of university application masterclasses will run throughout the programme, and a packed social schedule will give a real taste for student life in London. Applications open in January 2022.

Cost: £5,295 

Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

University of York: York, United Kingdom (On-Campus)
Sunday, July 3, 2022 – Sunday, July 17, 2022
Our international summer school is open for all secondary/high school students aged 16-19 who are planning to enter higher education and are ready to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK. This unique program includes a choice of study modules informed by the University's research, talks by leading academics, an introduction to the York Strengths Employability Skills program, academic skills sessions to help you get ready for university as well as field trips, excursions and fun-packed activities!
Program fee per term: £2,275 ($3,060), Accommodation and catering per term: £750 ($1,010), Online pre-arrival program (optional): £500 ($670)
Program Contact Email: [email protected] 

Middle East-North Africa


Sub-Saharan Africa


U.S.A. - Midwest

Michigan Technological University: Houghton, Michigan (On Campus)

Summer Youth Programs

June 19 – August 6, 2022

Since 1972, Michigan Technology University's Summer Youth Programs has offered students in grades 6-11 hands-on explorations in engineering, science, technology, computer science, business, design, and the humanities. On average, we welcome over 1,200 participants to campus from more than 35 states and 14 countries. Programs generally last one week; participants may attend many consecutive programs. Scholarships are available. Registration opens December 15, 2021 at www.mtu.edu/syp.

Cost: ~$1000 USD, plus transportation to campus and any relevant visa fees

Program Contact Email: [email protected] 


University of Chicago: Chicago, Illinois (On Campus and Virtual)
Multiple: China Emerging Leaders, UWC Global Academy, Latin American Phoenix Scholars
The University of Chicago is offering three summer enrichment programs for international students, including a one-week China Emerging Leaders (CEL) program and four-week Latin American Phoenix Scholars (LAPS) and UWC Global Academy (UWCGA) programs. CEL is an in-person leadership program for rising 11th-grade students attending a high school in China. LAPS and UWCGA provide students the opportunity to take any three-week, online UChicago Immersion Summer Session course and afterward visit UChicago’s campus in-person for a week of admissions-focused and cohort-building programs. LAPS is open to rising seniors attending a high school in Latin America; UWCGA is open to rising seniors at a UWC. Students without financial need are responsible for their airfare to/from campus; however, need-based aid for transportation is available, and the application is need-blind for all programs.
Cost: Varies: $0-$300
Program Contact Email: [email protected]

U.S.A. - Northeast 


U.S.A. – South


U.S.A. – West 

U.S.A. - National

National Student Leadership Conference: 14 university locations in the US (On Campus)
30+ Career-Focused Leadership Programs
Multiple dates available from June to August, 2022
The NSLC hosts career-focused, leadership development conferences each summer for outstanding middle and high school students from around the world. We provide opportunities to:** Experience campus life at a top-rated university in the US (including American, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical School, Northwestern, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, University of San Diego, UT Austin, and Yale);** Develop leadership skills; and ** Explore a future career through interactive simulations, exclusive site visits and meetings with industry leaders.Fields of study include Medicine; Business; Engineering; Aerospace; Biotechnology; Psychology & Neuroscience; Game Design; Data Science; Architecture; International Diplomacy; Law; Forensic Science; Marine Biology; Film, Journalism & Media Arts; Theater; and many more!
Cost: $2095 USD - $5995 USD
Program Contact Email: [email protected]