US Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Program Finder is a user-friendly search tool for finding pre-college programs and summer opportunities for high school students.

Check out the opportunities below for once in a lifetime summer enrichment experiences:

1/15 – Rutgers University-New Brunswick: The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students (ages 16-18) to participate in a new Pre-Engineering SUmmer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.  The intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic, and Mechanical.

1/10 – Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD): MIAD’s program supports students in the essential transition to a college-level student of art and design.  Study Animation, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Interior Architecture & Design, Communication Design and more!

1/10 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontiers is an exciting residential opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to explore STEM topics and humanities.

1/10 – Smith College Precollege: These programs offer women entering grades 9-12 the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications and to sample the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world.

1/8 – Notre Dame Pre-College Programs: Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study.

1/8 – Cornell College: Cornell College’s One Course Summer Institute is designed for highly motivated students who are ready for college-level work. Students can choose from one of our five hands-on courses (each worth three college credit hours!)

1/8 – Wake Forest College: This summer, Wake Forest will be offering week-long institutes in Biosciences and Engineering, Business & Entrepreneurship, Dance, Debate and Public Advocacy, Documentary Film, Health and Exercise Science, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine, Technology and Visual Arts.

1/8 – The George Washington University: GW Pre-College offers credit and non-credit programs for motivated high school students to study in Washington, D.C.  Our programs are intensive and exciting, offering a transformative introduction to college life.

12/18 – Ringling College of Art & Design: Some of the PreCollege immersions include: Imaginative Environments; Graphic Design; Interface Design; Motion Design; and Leadership, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.

12/18 – Cornell Engineering Diversity Program (CURIE AcademyCATALYST Academy: The CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The CURIE Academy is for rising junior and senior female students of all backgrounds, while the CATALYST Academy is for rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds severely underrepresented in STEM disciplines (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a and Pacific Islander).

12/8 – Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University: Why should you have to wait until college to start honing your craft in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction?  Experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career.

12/8 – UC Berkeley and Yale University Summer Springboard: Summer Springboard offers programs on either campus focusing in Digital Journalism, Creative Writing, Computer Science, Engineering & Innovation, Medicine & Health, Startup Law, or Civic Service & Leadership .

12/4 – Washington University in St. Louis: Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.

12/4 –  Hampshire College: Rising juniors and seniors are invited to immerse themselves in the innovative, critically engaging, unique Hampshire College community through the two-week pre-college summer programs.

11/29: NYU TISCH Summer High School Programs: This four-week, conservatory-style program immerses students in emerging media and the performing and cinematic arts through intensive, highly structured classes based on the undergraduate curriculum.

11/29/17 – Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM: Provides middle and high school students the opportunity to explore science and engineering at Tulane University through a project-based curriculum designed around fun and engaging activities that foster the creative problem-solving skills needed for lifelong engagement with STEM fields.

11/16/17 – University of Southern California: Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom with college-level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.

11/16/17 – Milwaukee School of Engineering: Students can learn the basics about engineering and business-related majors (Explore Camps), hone in on a specific area of interest (Discover Camps), or analyze different aspects of their chosen major (Focus Camps).

11/16/17 – Sewanee: The University of the South: With pre-college programs in biomedical science, choral or instrumental music, environmental science, creative writing, and theological debate, get your jump-start at Sewanee.

11/8/17 – University of Chicago Summer Session: From researching on campus to field experience in Wyoming, join students who are as curious and idea-driven as you at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations.

11/8/17 – Colorado College Pre-College Program: Explore a new topic of interest in one of the three terms.

11/8/17 – Hillsdale College High School Summer Study and Travel Programs (Gr. 9-11): All courses begin with lectures on campus and continue on-site at cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad.

11/8/17 – Duke University Summer Session:
-Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program for students (Gr. 10-11) in which they take undergraduate-level courses
-Summer Academy – A three-week program for students (Gr. 9-12) in which they take a certificate course.
-Intensive STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program for students (Gr. 9-12) that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.