Summer Programs & Job Opportunities

Summer Program Opportunities


Summer programs for students

Summer Program Directory - Teen Life

Teenagers with a range of outside-the-classroom experiences often do better in school, in the college admissions process, and in their adult lives. Our mission is to help teens and their parents find and participate in meaningful experiential learning opportunities. For more information, click on the program title above.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Program

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Our programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject. The choice is yours! For more information, click on the program title above.


WANIC – Washington Network for Innovative Careers

WANIC is a regional skill center in Northeast King County. WANIC provides advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards preparing students for career and college readiness. WANIC is located at the Lake Washington Technical Institute and offers courses for students both during the school year and the summer. Some WANIC summer courses also now satisfy Occupational Education/CTE credit. Please check to find out which qualify.

The College of New Jersey Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students

New Jersey

Bonner Summer Fellows - As a Summer Bonner Fellow, high school students will learn and serve with college students from one of the best “domestic peace corps” programs in the country. Students will live on one of the most beautiful campuses in the region, meet like-minded students, as well as build your service portfolio for high school graduation requirements or college applications.

Women in Learning and Leadership - The Women Learning and Leadership programs enables students to build leadership skills and develop techniques for creating positive social change in your local and global community

Model United Nations - Students in this program learn a variety of approaches to understand better the workings of world affairs and then apply that knowledge in a Model United Nations conference. The class, “Introduction to International Relations,” teaches students how to understand global conflict and cooperation through the use of theory, data and history. Visits to campus by key speakers and a trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York offer intensive learning opportunities. At the end of the session, students apply class concepts in a Model United Nations conference.

Program website: http://precollege.pages.tcnj.edu


Banson NYC High School Fashion Summer Camps

We are excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2016. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside. Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.

Session A: June 19, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Session B: July 10, 2016 - July 16, 2016

For more information, click on the program title above.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship for STEM or Health Care Fields

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique partnership helping to build the next generation of scientists, engineers, health care professionals and other professionals in high-demand fields. For more information, click on the program title above.

Leangap

Designed to help high school students start real companies in one summer. While the vast majority of entrepreneurship programs for high school students only talk about ideas and validation, we take it one step further. We believe that only by building and selling can students truly learn the core fundamentals of entrepreneurship. For more information, click on the program title above.

Kelley School of Business Summer Program

MEET Kelley is a unique pre-college summer program for high-ability students to get introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn the opportunities available, experience a professional business case competition, and ultimately consider transitioning to Kelley after high school. For more information, click on the program title above.

Davidson THINK Summer Institute

Gifted students interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three-week residential summer program offers exceptionally gifted 13- to 16-year-old students the opportunity to earn college credits that may be transferable. For more information, click on the program title above.

Cornell University Summer Academy of Engineering (Female 11th-12th grades)

CURIE Academy

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. For more information, click on the program title above.


Cornell University Summer Academy of Engineering for 10th-12th grades

Catalyst Academy

The CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged. For more information, click on the program title above.

Summer at USC Program

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

All USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles. For more information, click on the program title above.

Duke Summer College for 10th and 11th Graders

This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2015.

  • Earn college credit while studying in classes with Duke undergraduate students and international peers.
  • Enjoy an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.
  • Choose from five evening film series to complete your academic experience and residential experience.
  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.

For more information please contact summercollege@duke.edu, email Dr. Nicki Charles at nicki.charles@duke.edu or click on the program title above.

Babson College Summer Study Programs for High School Students

Massachusetts

Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. In this collaborative community, students will gain the tools and experience first-hand how to impact and reshape organizations, industries, and the world.

Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience: Entrepreneurship of All Kinds | For Rising HS Juniors and Seniors | A five week, residential, academic credit bearing experience for the current or aspiring entrepreneur who wants to create innovative, real-world solutions to economic, social, and environmental issues through the lens of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. Students will work together on new venture ideas to discover how to develop and grow new ventures through lessons of market research, feasibility analysis, and other business concepts while identifying the ways in which their businesses fit into the greater world picture.

Program website: http://www.babson.edu/admission/visiting-students/high-school/Pages/home.aspx


Duke Summer Academy - Grades 9th-12th

Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of global citizens from around the world. Enroll in this elite program and immerse yourself in an international experience designed to provide an academic and residential environment through which you will gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders. For more information, click on the program title above.

  • Explore global themes in morning and afternoon classes and make connections with students from around the world.
  • Focus upon a single evening film series designed for fun and variety.
  • Immerse yourself over three weeks in rich and varied optional residential experiences, attending baseball games, participating in music and dance events, exploring American shopping, and much more!
  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.

Email summeracademy@duke.edu for more information or click on the program title above.


Cornell University Summer Programs

We offer precollege programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an "unforgettable, life-changing summer. For more information, click on the program title above.

Programs offered: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/index.php


Camp Neuro

Scholarship and standard applications are opening in January of 2016 for Camp Neuro Seattle!

Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in 11 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. For more information, click on the program title above.

Brandeis High School Program

Offers residential summer experiences for exceptional high school students as part of a world-class university with social justice at its core. We provide students with the opportunity to explore academic and artistic pursuits in connection with a body of individuals who share their commitment to building a global community. Students explore academic and artistic pursuits while they develop skills, knowledge, and friendships for life. For more information, click on the program title above.

Boston University Summer Academic Immersion Program (AIM)

Offers a three-week non-credit residential program that provides students with an intensive academic and social experience at Boston University. Students pick from five exciting and challenging courses to study in depth through a combination of classroom work and experiential learning activities. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life—while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 87 countries and experience a great introduction to college life and academics. For more information, click on the program title above.


Washington University’s High School Scholars Program

Offers a 5 week program with options for college credit for current sophomores and juniors. We offer a variety of summer programming for academically advanced middle and high school students. With so many choices, it can be a challenge to choose which program is right for you. For more information, click on the program title above. Let us help! For more information, click on the program title above.

Girls Rock Math's Internship Program

A two- or three-week position at one of our arts-based math camps. As "Intern-Counselors," young women work with girls directly on math projects, playing games, singing songs, and doing other camp activities like arts and crafts. We focus on empowering girls to feel confident in the STEM subjects. We are currently looking for interns at all of our locations, for camp weeks spanning from , who are interested in working a minimum of two camp weeks with 1st-6th graders.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to director@girlsrockmathematics.com Registration will begin in January 2016.

For more information, click on the program title above.

Young women in the Redmond area would be ideal for our two-week run at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse and in Anderson Park, during the weeks of August 3 and August 10. These camps provide programming for girls grades 1-5 and have six positions available for two-week Intern-Counselors. APPLY TODAY @ GirlsRockMathematics.com

Game Experience Camp: Video Game Development

Calling all gamers, we have the summer program for you! Our Game Experience program will introduce you to the world of game development. Learn from industry experts like professional developers and top-notch animation artists from AAA studios. Pack your laptops, because this summer is going to epic!
This summer, level up and learn the life cycle of game development at the University of Washington (UW). You’ll team up with other gamers from around the world and together you’ll master a wide range of strategies and concepts from developers that have worked in well-known AAA studios. Classes will cover concept art, design, programming, project management, and the game business models.

Emagination Summer Computer Camps

Technology learning PLUS Summer Camp Fun! Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 - 17. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community. Many campers stay longer and return for years. Beginners to experts choose three workshops from a selection including: iMovies,3D Animation, Flash®, Digital Music, Game Design, Robotics, RC Cars, iApps, Java. Recreation is an important part of the program. Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, Super Saturday and more. University locations in Fairfield, Connecticut and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: Kids and Teens: Ages 8 - 17

Program website: https://www.computercamps.com/tech-camps/game-desi...


Emagination Game Design Summer Program

GET INSIDE THE GAME! Teens create a 3D video game. Learn creative and technical skills > Join a development team > Build a playable game > Present to a panel of experts > Tour a game design studio > Learn from guest speakers.

Teens 15 – 18 who are serious about learning game design will have fun while learning valuable real world skills in this immersive 14 day 13 night pre-college program.

Choose your role on the development team. Will you be a 3D Animator, Level Designer, Audio Artist, or Programmer? Learn valuable skills using industry standard software --- Maya and 3ds Max from Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop® and Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. Design and build your own 3D video game under the direction of Lead Designers (aka the Instructors). Present your game to a panel of industry experts, tour a game studio and learn from game studio guest speakers. Studios providing tours and speakers have included Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Rock Star Games, Turbine Inc, Hi-Rez Studios.

IT’S WORTH THE TRIP TO ATLANTA OR BOSTON

Offered at Bentley University near Boston and Mercer University in Atlanta, Emagination Game Design attracts teens from all across America and many foreign countries. We help with transportation by picking up and dropping off at airport and train terminals.

Participants: High School Students: Ages 15 - 18

Program website: Emagination Game Design

Project Hawai'i: Ultimate Teen Mentoring & Cultural Adventure Summer Service Camp

Project Hawai'i offers a very unique once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference. Not a typical teen tour, you will spend your summer working hands on mentoring homeless children on the islands of Hawai'i. Earning 200 community service hours in mentoring, leadership and life skills.

Our program is truly one of a kind allowing you to learn alongside the native Hawaiians who share their culture and traditions passed down through generations. Learning hula, making your own ti'leaf skirt and even wrapping laulau for our authentic lu'au presentation. Teens will know what it is to live aloha, from Hawaiians, not a tour company.

Teen Adventures are unsurpassed from the sky to the bottom of the ocean blue. Teens will hike the volcano, learn how to chart the stars, and snorkel with sea-life. Surfing the wave with pipeline champions or visiting sacred lands and waterfalls are all part of what makes Hawai'i very special.

Participants: Open to teens enrolled in high-school. Min. 3.2 GPA, and other enrollment applies. Your tuition cost is also tax deductible and will provide your camp buddy with their cost of camp-life.

Program website: http://www.culturalinstituteofamerica.com/



WASHINGTON-SPECIFIC PROGRAMS


Washington Summer Youth Program - Seattle, Washington

Middle School Summer Youth Programs: For students entering sixth through eighth grade. Pursue a passion, satisfy your curiosity or develop your own creations. Spend two weeks learning, exploring and having fun with students during half-day classes.

High School Summer Youth Programs: For students entering ninth through 12th grade. Choose from a range of topics, study a subject of interest or discover your untapped potential.

Participants: High School Students and Middle School Students.

Program website: http://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/


Washington State Cougar Quest Summer Academic Camp

Cougar Quest is a residential academic summer camp for highly capable students. The camp is designed to meet the educational and social needs of young college-bound students entering grades 7 through 12 in fall 2012. For one exciting week, high achieving students attend three rigorous workshops of their choosing. The workshops are full of hands-on activities that are meant to challenge and keep the interest of students. Through Cougar Quest, students truly get to choose their own route to discovery and have access to workshops such as, Lego Mindstorm Robots, Environmental Sciences, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, and many more. Interactive activities and the use of top-of-the-line technology and techniques allow students to experience an amazing week of learning. Here, learning is a combination of fun and exploration.

Participants: High School Students and Middle School Students.


Eastern Washington Satori Summer Camp

For students aged 12 - 18, the word Satori is the name of a one-week journey towards their own personal enlightenment through specialized instruction and social activities. Satori Camp is proud to present this opportunity for academically and intellectually talented students to experience their first taste of college with others who share their enthusiasm for learning in an academic and social environment. Satori camp allows students to choose three mini-courses from a variety of offerings. Participants are introduced to a wide range of academic and special interest courses designed to develop a well-rounded individual. Each course is held for approximately two hours a day over the five days of camp. This continuity allows for in-depth exploration of subject material, active inquiry and discussion, and hands-on participation by students.

Participants: High School Students and Middle School Students.

Program website: https://sites.ewu.edu/satoricamp/


Camp Nor'wester Summer Camp

Lopez Island, Washington

Nor’wester has been providing memorable summers for thousands of kids for over 75 years. Our program is focused on getting outside, living with simple comforts, and doing things that require less technology and more personal effort. Our activities are pretty traditional: arts and crafts, drama, archery, and ropes course, with lots of outdoor activities like sailing, kayaking, hiking and overnight camping trips. What we don't have is computers or academics. You don't have to be the smartest, fastest, tallest, or coolest to come to Nor’wester. You just have to be willing to leave the cushy life behind for a while, try something out of the ordinary, meet new people and have fun.

Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students.

Program website: http://norwester.org/


Bellevue College Summer Program

The Bellevue College Summer Program for Teens offers a great way to learn and have fun during summer. The classes are designed for 12-17 year olds, and are taught by experienced instructors. Most classes are held at the Bellevue College. Class times and days vary, but most run half-days for one week, so you can experience multiple classes throughout the summer. And best of all, there's a large variety of subjects to choose from.

Participants: High school students and middle school students.

Program website: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/teen-programs/


Western Washington College Quest Pre-College Summer Program

During this motivating and exciting college prep program, ambitious high school students complete a real college course, gain valuable "success in college" information, and form extraordinary social connections that come with life in a residence hall. During College Quest, students will: complete an intensive course and earn a university credit; discover and experience the many aspects of a college campus; explore the surrounding community and the spectacular recreational areas; experience a positive atmosphere that is enriched through interaction with new friends and mentors

Participants: High School Students Entering Grades 10, 11, and 12.

Program website:

https://wp.wwu.edu/bnsprogram/service-and-opportunities/college-quest/


Alexa Café: All Girls STEM Camp

Our all-girls summer program combines tech, entrepreneurship, and social activism, empowering the next generation of women in STEM.

At Alexa Cafe, girls tap into the power of technology, exploring leadership, entrepreneurship, and social activism along the way. Ideas take shape around cafe tables in a fresh, empowering setting. New friends join forces and collaborate to better our world. Whether your daughter wants to code an app for charity, design her own video game, engineer wearable electronics, or discover the secrets of cyber security, she'll create a project she's passionate about and join an inspired community of girls in STEM. Guided by energetic, tech-savvy instructors, your daughter will dream up her own brand, design a logo, learn to code creatively, design an awesome web page, and kick-start her own social movement.


iD Tech Camps: Weeklong Computer Tech Summer Camps

Love gaming, programming, or filming? Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, photos, and more. Over 130,000 students ages 7-17 have enrolled in fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 prestigious universities nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and others in 27 states. Small classes (max 8:1) are guaranteed, and taught by adult-only instructors for personalized curriculum with a small group to optimize learning and social experiences. Additional 2-week Teen Academies where ages 13-18 immerse in specialized, pre-college, overnight summer programs at iD Game Design & Development Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Film Academy (filmmaking and photography). Visit iD Tech Camps for courses and university locations. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call

1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.

Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students (7-17).

Program Website: iD Tech Camps Weeklong Computer Tech Camps for Kids and Teens


iD Game Design and Development Academy Summer Pre-College Program

Are you a gamer? Imagine 250 hours living, dreaming & breathing gaming. Prove that gaming is more than a hobby and gain a competitive edge for college and future careers. Courses: 3D Modeling with Autodesk Maya, Level Design with UDK, Programming for Xbox 360, or Game Development for iPhone and Android. Small classes (guaranteed max 8:1) taught by top-tier instructors. Held at prestigious universities including Stanford, Harvard, Emory, Villanova, Vassar, the University of Denver, TCU, and Lake Forest College (in the Chicago area). Immerse in game creation, build a portfolio, interact with professionals, and play in gaming tournaments. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Programming Academy and iD Film Academy. Also week-long, day and overnight video game and technology camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).

Program Website: iD Game Design & Development Academy Pre-College Program for Teens


iD Programming Academy Summer Pre-College Program

Love programming or robotics? What can be better than spending time with other Teens who share your same interests. Courses: iPhone and iPad App Development, Android App Development with Java, Robotics Engineering, or Java for the AP Exam. 2-week, overnight program held at MIT, Yale, Stanford, Duke, UCLA, American, and Lake Forest College. Discover a potential career while interacting with industry professionals, building a portfolio for college, and engaging in STEM education. Learn in small classes (guaranteed max 8:1) taught by instructors with impressive backgrounds. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Film Academy. Also week-long, day and overnight programming, robotics, and technology camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, year-round learning opportunities. Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).

Program Website: iD Programming Academy Pre-College Program for Teens

iD Film Academy Summer Pre-College Program

Spend 2 weeks engaging in creative expression taking photos and making movies! Teens beginner to advanced use Photoshop, After Effects, or Final Cut Pro to create portfolios. Courses: iD Film Studios 101 (pre to post-production), Visual FX (develop visual effects reel), or Professional Photography (learn advanced features of a DSLR camera and edit photos). Explore historic cities and college campuses for the perfect backdrop. Held at Stanford University and NYU. Additional 2-week Teen academies include iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Programming Academy. Also week-long, day and overnight photography and film camps for ages 7-17 located at 60 universities in 27 states. Visit the website or call 1-888-709-TECH to speak to a Program Advisor who can recommend a customized summer schedule to develop a student’s interest.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).

Program Website: iD Film Academy Pre-College Program for Teens


YMCA Youth Programs

Hands-on experiences for youth in a variety of programs including:

  • Earth Service Corps
  • Global Programs
  • Youth and Government
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Academic Success

Boys and Girls Club

Be a Teen Tutor!

We encourage teens to tutor younger kids with reading, writing, comprehension and mathematic skills. This is a great opportunity for teens to get involved in the community and take on a mentoring and leadership role. Not only do teens benefit from this program, but the younger kids are shown the importance of education by youth they look up to.

Torch Club

Torch Club is a community service focused group that serves the Kirkland area. We have done service projects such as sending cards and cookies to the troops in Iraq, decorating donation boxes and visiting retirement homes. Grades 6-8 are welcome! Meetings take place every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Club Teen Center.

Keystone Club

Keystone is a community service focused group that serves the Club and surrounding area. Our service projects in the past have included putting on events such as fundraisers, Parents' Night Out and Teen Night. We have also spent a lot of time volunteering at a youth shelter in Seattle. Teens in grades 9-12 are welcome. Meetings take place every Thursday at from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Club Teen Center.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Camps

Day Camp at Mark Twain and Peter Kirk Elementaries
S.T.E.A.M Camp at KBGC
Art Camp at KBGC
Harry Potter Camp at KBGC
Pre-Teen Camp at KBGC
Teen Camp
Sports Camp at KBGC

Camp Killoqua

Established in 1941, Camp Killoqua offers a wide variety of programs for campers in grades K-12. Our beautiful 185-acre site in north Snohomish County features forests, trails, game fields and waterfront. These outdoor spaces are ideal settings for programs based on the Camp Fire philosophy: an emphasis on the small group, individual attention, acceptance of differences and a loosely-structured child-centered approach. Programs focus on appreciation of the out-of-doors, democratic group living, non-competitive sports and games, skill development, concern for others, fun and friendship.

Camp Killoqua – Counselor in Training Program (CIT)

Grades 11-12: Counselor-in-Training (CIT) This dynamic program prepares high school juniors and seniors to be summer camp staff. Take part in exciting workshops, shadow staff, work with lots of kids and grow as a camp leader. Year 1 is a great introduction to how summer camp operates, combined with opportunities to define your own leadership style. Year 2 has even more hands-on opportunities, including two sessions as a co-counselor or riding staff assistant in your “live-ins.” Work closely with staff mentors, as you co-lead campers. Successful completion of the program might lead to a future position on the summer staff.


Traveling and Giving Back - Study and Service Abroad

Global Leadership Adventures Summer Service and Volunteer Summer Programs

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers international high school volunteer abroad summer programs for socially conscious teens interested in making positive changes in struggling communities around the world. GLA’s mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: http://www.experiencegla.com


Global Routes Summer Service and Volunteer Summer Programs

Global Routes brings people with different worldviews together. Programs are designed to create meaningful cross-cultural relationships through immersion in small, rural communities abroad. Living and working with people throughout the world challenges participants and local community members to step outside boundaries, meet new people, learn about new cultures. The community service involves immersion in a small, rural village. Participants learn the daily rhythms of life in their host community and work alongside locals on projects they have selected to most benefit for the community.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: http://www.globalroutes.org/hs_main.htm


Summer Discovery

Your safety, security and health are our primary concerns. SUMMER DISCOVERY's unparalleled, experienced leadership provides a well-supervised, supportive environment where teenagers are treated with the care and respect they deserve. Freedom with support and balance, that's SUMMER DISCOVERY.

For over 40 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about your program of interest - college credit, internships, research mentorship, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, Skills for Mind and Body, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, golf, cooking and many other activities. Summer Discovery offers programs at 11 different locations in 5 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more! We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the USA and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens!

Participants: high school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Program website: https://www.summerdiscovery.com/

Discovery Internships

Discovery Internships, formerly Career Explorations, is dedicated to helping students stand out and take control of their futures. Our customized internship programs provide life changing experiences for students at a pivotal time in their life. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your needs, Discovery Internships' customized programs will help you explore your future. Discovery Internships is powered by the expertise and experience of two leading summer program providers, Musiker Summer Discovery and Dream Careers. Summer Discovery has directed award-winning programs for high school students for over 40 years. Dream Careers is the leading provider of college internship programs worldwide, and has placed more than 10,000 interns over the past decade.

The Discovery Internships program is an all-inclusive summer internship experience. In addition to gaining hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, participants explore and live in an exciting city. Our programs feature a safe and fun living and learning environment based in a college residence hall. A meal plan, 24-hour staff supervision and mentoring, and a host of cultural, recreational, and other community events and excursions around the city are all included.

Our participants receive access to supplementary professional development workshops that enhance the internship learning experience and help students excel in both the college classroom and the workplace. Students receive academic credit for their internship and completion of coursework from New York University (NYU).

Today, the Discovery Internships program is provided in Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London. Discovery Internships receives applications from high school students in nearly every state in the U.S. and just as many countries.

Participants: High School Students in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th
Program website: https://www.summerdiscovery.com/


Rotary International Youth Exchange Program - Evanston, Illinois

The Rotary International Youth Exchange Program provides students with the opportunity to a year or an extended period of time in another country. This program offers long-term exchanges that are usually for an academic year or short term exchanges that are from a few weeks to a few months. Students live with a host family and are able to learn about the culture and way of life in another country. Students also serve as “ambassadors” for their home country as they share information about their country, culture, and language with people that they meet on the exchange experience.
Participants: High School Students (ages 15-19).
Program website: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-excha...


Broadreach Study Abroad Community Service and Travel Programs

Broadreach Study Abroad Summer Programs are designed to help our students better understand the world and the endless opportunities that await them, now and down the road. Broadreach is designed to prove students with a chance to explore their passions and abilities alongside like-minded teens in some of the world’s most incredible places. Students can immerse themselves in unique learning experiences within diverse communities and ecosystems.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: http://www.gobroadreach.com


CIEE Study Abroad Community Service Summer Programs

CIEE High School Abroad programs are designed for U.S. high school students to have the opportunity to see the world and to increase their global awareness. Through the summer study abroad programs, high school students take lasses with native students and live with a native host family. Students can become immersed in another language and culture.
Participants: High school students.
Program Website: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad


Westcoast Connection Teen Summer Travel Programs

Westcoast Connection/360° Student Travel has over 30 years of experience showing teenagers the summer of a lifetime. We offer Active Teen Tours, Community Service, Language, Pre-College Enrichment, Photography, and Global Adventure programs. Our itineraries travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Africa, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos and Thailand.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: www.westcoastconnection.com


360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection Summer Programs

360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection allows you to step in a new direction. Travel, volunteer, photograph the world, improve your Spanish language skills or get a taste of college life. Our itineraries travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Africa, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos and Thailand.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: www.westcoastconnection.com


SPI Study Abroad: Language Immersion and Global Leadership Summer Programs

Founded in 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad Programs offers high quality French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish language immersion summer programs exclusively for high school students. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding students knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures. All SPI high school study abroad programs are unique and personalized global experiences designed to build leadership qualities that help students succeed both in college and in their future endeavors. Our programs are guided by experienced educators with small group sizes that make traveling abroad exciting, educational, and truly inspiring.
Eligible Participants: High School Students.
Program website: https://www.spiabroad.com/

STEM Careers for Women

LWSD Summer Programs