Cisco’s High School Externship

Designed for high-achieving, STEM-focused students, participants will be exposed to all technology company Cisco has to offer while partakingin skill development and hands-on activities. The externship will be held over four weeks (June 12-July 7) on Cisco’s Lawrenceville campus.

Program and application details (minimum 3.5 GPA requirement) can be found here.

National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) Summer Program in Early American History

Held on the historic campus of William & Mary College, students will earn four hours of college credit for an exciting in-depth study in early American history. Two three-week sessions are offered: June 25-July 15, 2016 and July 16-August 5, 2016. Course options include: “American History from Jamestown through the American Revolution” or “American History from the American Revolution through the Civil War.”

For more information and application, click here.

The Game Camp Experience

The Game Experience is a comprehensive, integrated and all-inclusive game camp designed for today’s students. Held July 1st – 19th on the University of Washington campus, our mission is to introduce to students (10th-12th grade) who want to learn about the gaming industry to experienced and passionate game developers from Seattle’s elite gaming studios. Participants will experience a combination of Life Cycle Learning, next-level activities, game company tours and a world-class travel experience highlighting Seattle’s best attractions and experiences.

Learn more and apply here.

TCU Wall Street in One Week

The TCU High School Investor Challenge is a one-week academic camp for rising seniors who want to learn the intricacies of stock selection and portfolio management. Held on the TCU campus from June 11-16, students stay in a TCU residence hall and attend daily classes taught by TCU finance and accounting professors. At the end of the week, each student is given a $100,000 virtual portfolio to manage during his or her senior of high school.

More information, including a link to the application, can be found here.

Completed applications must be received by April 7, 2017.

Wall Street on West Peachtree

This one-week day camp for high school juniors and seniors has four components: financial literacy, investing, hedging and trading. Students spend the week constructing and analyzing their own portfolios using state-of-the-art analysis and trading tools at Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business.
Click here for more information and to register.

UChicago Summer Session

In addition to traditional classes, the University of Chicago’s is offering unique opportunities this summer including a College Pathway Program in Economics; an Arts and Sciences intensive in Asia; and “Stones and Bones,” a program where students work with Field Museum scientists at one of the world’s most productive fossil sites in Wyoming.
For a full list of courses, application deadlines, and program dates, click here.

Clemson University Summer Scholars Program

Fun and educational residential programs are available in June, July and August for academically talented students entering 7th-12th grades. Program offerings range from Engineering and Biology to PGA Golf Management to Audio Engineering and Music Production. In addition to participating in courses, students will get a real preview of college life: living in a residence hall, eating in dining halls, and enjoying campus facilities.
View full program details here.

Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

The Cooper Summer Art Intensive accepts students age 15-18 who wish to prepare a portfolio to apply to top art schools. Taught by a specialized faculty of working artists, the 4-week classes are combined with visits to major museums and galleries, utilizing the vast cultural resources of New York City. Classes focus on drawing, graphic design, animation and digital photography.
For more information, click here.

Cornell’s Summer College

With a choice of two three-week sessions, Cornell’s Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit. Students will work closely with internationally recognized faculty, explore majors and career options, make friends from around the world, and enjoy the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.
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iFolio Summer Programs 2017

A limited number of colleges are beginning to accept digital portfolios as an enhancement to the traditional application. iFolio is one of the new leaders in this field and will be offering immersive programs at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia this summer. During these sessions, high school students will develop digital portfolios – complete with photos, videos and media – to help optimize their applications. Even students who don’t plan to submit a digital portfolio will benefit from the organization and marketing tips presented.

Register for the session at Georgia Tech here.

Register for the session at UGA here

Kenyon College Young Writers Workshop

Young Writers is an intensive two-week writing workshop that helps students develop their creative and critical abilities with language – to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. The program is sponsored by the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s pre-eminent literary magazines. Two sessions are offered: June 25-July 8 and July 16-29, and applications are due March 1, 2017.
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National Geographic Student Expeditions

Discover incredible places around the globe from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the Canadian arctic with dynamic National Geographic Experts.Programs focus on many of the themes of National Geographic magazines including photography, wildlife and conservation, archaeology, film making, creative writing, and climate and geology.
More information here.

Rhodes Summer Writing Institute

For two weeks (June 18-30), students will sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn strategies for writing creatively and critically through coursework in humanities and social sciences. At the end of the session, students receive a grade for their work and class participation, earn two college credits, transferable to any college or university, and will have completed a portfolio of college-level writing.
More information here.

Service Academy Summer Programs

If you’re considering a service academy for college, it’s wise to apply for and attend one of their summer events. Please check each website for specific opportunities. Most application deadlines are late March/early April.

West Point Summer Opportunities

Coast Guard Summer Opportunities

Naval Academy Summer Opportunities

University of Southern California Summer Programs

USC’s college immersion program offers high school students university experience in a subject area of their choice for four weeks from June 18- July 15. Potential areas of study include: Exploration of Architecture, Creative Writing, Legal Reasoning and Argumentation, Introduction to Video Game Design, and more. Applications are reviewed as they are completed and students are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields. Offerings include Stanford Sports Business Academy, Summer Humanities Institute, Summer Arts Institute, and a University Mathematics Camp.
More information here.

Summer Experiences at Washington University in St. Louis

Challenge yourself academically in the vibrant city of St. Louis. Enroll in a class along with other undergraduates or explore a specialized interest or major in a two-week summer institute. Institute focus areas include Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Global Leadership and more.
The application deadline is April 1, 2017 and more information is available at

Furman Summer Scholars

Participate in classes led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, live on campus, and get a taste of college life! Two sessions will be held (July 9th-15th and July 16th-22nd). Applications are due by May 1, 2017.
For course information and to register, click here.

George Washington University Pre-College

Spend the summer with an enriching academic experience in the nation’s capital.Choose between a two-week “summer immersion” program OR a six-week “college intensive” program, through which you can earn college credit. Deadlines vary.
Click here to learn more.

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Students ages 13-18 can study abroad in Oxford/Cambridge, Scotland, France, Spain, Los Angeles, New York, or Boston this summer. Programs are tailored toward specific courses of study, including Art History, Literature, Politics, Drama, Medicine, Architecture, and more. Oxbridge also offer complete language immersion programs for those who have completed at least two years of French or Spanish. Most applications are due mid-January, but discounts are available for those who book before December 31.
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United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar 2017

USNA’s Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. You’ll learn more about life at the Naval Academy and how academics, athletics, and professional training combine to help develop leaders.
Applications open online in January at

Duke University Summer Programs

Current sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to spend a month (July 9 – August 4) at Duke University, taking classes for college credit, going on excursions, and making friends from around the world. You will study with Duke undergraduate students and international peers and experience authentic college residential life. Applications open in December and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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SPI Study Abroad

Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, or China this summer in a true language immersion experience. Traditional classrooms will take a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals, and journeys where history, art, and culture come to life. Early enrollment deadline is December 15.
More information is available at

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Attend a three-day summer program in San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
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Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

This 8-day residential writing workshop brings the caliber of a professional writers’ conference to high school students who are passionate about writing and eager to connect with a community of writing friends. This experience is open to 36 current sophomores and juniors. Applications opens January 4 and are due by March 5.
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