Summer College Programs
Summer break is a time for relaxing, swimming, and vacations. It is also a great time to continue learning, step out of your comfort zone, and meet new friends. Colleges and Universities offer countless opportunities to current and incoming high school students, and incoming college students. Below is a list of some opportunities out there, but you are encouraged to also research your specific interests and see what summer programs are available.
- Abbeyroad Summer Program
- Adelphia University
- Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
- American University of Rome
- Babson College
- Blueprint Summer Programs
- Boston University
- Bucknell Academy
- Carleton College
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Catholic University of America
- Christendom College
- Allegheny College
- University of Dayton
- Duquesne University
- Duke University
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
- FIDM & Experience America - Project Fashion
- Gannon University
- George Washington University
- Gettysburg College
- Global Paths Student Programme
- Indiana University of PA Cook Honors College
- Ithaca College
- John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
- Johns Hopkins University
- Marist College
- Miami University
- Naval Academy
- New York University
- Northeast Catholic College
- University of Notre Dame
- Penn State University
- Penn State University School of Visual Arts
- University of Pittsburgh
- Point Park University
- Pratt Institute
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Saint Francis University
- Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame
- Stanford University
- SUCCEED (Summer Center for Climate, Energy, & Environmental Decision-Making)
- Wellesley College
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
- The Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University
Cultural immersion programs in France, Spain, & Italy exploring international politics, languages, economics, and finance in a changing world/expanded experimental programs to include art, history, film, fashion, photography, SAT/ACT prep, College prep, international relations, & community service.
High School Students -- 2 or 3 week options for all programs offered
Summer Health Career Academy -- Unique opportunity for students interested in health careers and the preparation necessary for these careers on University of Pittsburgh main campus.
9th & 10th grade students from southwest PA counties -- July 17-21, 2017
www.southwestahec.org (Click on summer health career academy info)
Summer Academic Programs -- Language & Global, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, Computer Science, & Humanities Institute/Writing Programs.
6 Sessions from July 3-Aug 12, 2017
Architecture & Design Interest/ Intense 3 week workshop which exposes students to both academic & the professional sides of architecture arena visiting firms, construction sites, iconic buildings.
High School Students -- July 10-28, 2017
Summer Business Institute/Entrepreneurship, leadership, and business/Engaging with real-world practioners & entrepreneurs/Create your own business idea to present to judges
High School Students -- June 18-23, 2017
School of Theology & Religious Studies
High School Students -- June 25-July 1, July 9-15, 2017
Creek Camp -- Students interested in environmental science, love the outdoors, practice hands-on, field-based research on topics related to watershed health/work alongside environmental science professionals in one of the oldest and most highly respected environmental science programs in the country.
High School Freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors -- Session 1: June 25-30, Session 2: July 9-14, 2017
Summer Sustainability Entrepreneurship -- 101/Sustainable Food Systems.
Rising Juniors & Seniors -- June 18-30, June 25-30, 2017
Women in Engineering Summer Camp -- Experiments, innovation modules, day with industry engineer.
High School Sophomores - Seniors -- July 9-14, 2017
Summer Honors Engineering Camp -- Minimum GPA 3.50
High School Sophomores - Seniors -- July 16-21, 2017
Summer Forensic Science & Law Workshop -- Phi Sigma Lambda, professional forensic fraternity, hosts this program where students & faculty of the Bayer School of Forensic Science & law program in participation with Cyril H. Wecht Institute to teach basic techniques & skills of a forensic crime lab. Goal is to familiarize HS students with the vast opportunities the field of forensics has to offer.
Approx. 20 students to participate/ Juniors or Seniors -- July 10-13, 2017
Hands-on Workshops on fashion draping, sketching, new shoe designs, trend spotting/Meet industry professionals.
High School Students -- San Diego June 21-23, San Francisco June 26-28, Orange County June 26-28/Los Angeles June 28-30, 2017
Live on University of Southern California (USC) Campus, experience a concert, check out Universal Studios, while learning designs in fabric, pattern drafting, garment cutting & construction, draping & fit, sketching, research, & branding & identity.
Grades 10-12 -- Los Angeles June 25-July 10, 2017
Criminal Investigators -- Learn about investigating crime & applying techniques, such as surveillance, CSI tactics, collection & analysis of evidence, in the new Forensic Investigation Center, taught by nationally recognized retired FBI, NCIS, and ATF special agents & a forensic scientist.
Ages 15-18 -- July 23-28, 2017
Biochemistry/Constitutional Law/Electro-optics/gender studies/mathematics/nanochemistry/political communication/Psychology/Shakespeare
Rising Juniors & Seniors -- July 9-22, 2017
Summer Programs -- American Sign Language/Digital Photography/Hollywood:From Golden Age to Global Age/New Product Development/Screenwriting/Sports Media & Marketing/Writing College Essays
June 25-30, 2017
Acting 1/Communication,Culture,&Rhetoric/General Psychology/Health Sciences:Foundations & Careers/Intro to Field Production, Musical Theatre Performance, Philosophy, &Sports Management
July 2-21, 2017
July 2-14, 2017
Offers qualified high school students opportunity to take freshman/sophomore level credit classes in arts, sciences, & engineering/instruction-led morning lectures,afternoon fieldtrips & guest speakers.
Ages 15-17 -- 5 weeks or 2 weeks (mini-terms) July 2-22, 2017
Summer Scholars Program -- Students engage in a community of learners for an intense, 2 week program exploring a topic of choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member.
Rising Juniors & Seniors -- Session 1: July 2-14, Session 2: July 16-28, 2017
Fast paced, 6 day experience for high achievers interested in pursuing an appt to one of the nation's service academies & serving the country as an officer.
Summer STEM -- hands-on, designed based program, to challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, & work cooperatively in teams.
Rising 9th, 10th & 11th graders
High School Academy Career Edge Program -- High School students get the opportunity to live & learn in the heart of NYC, the cultural & financial capital of the world, allowing you to explore career options & gain a competitive edge applying for college.
4 session dates -- starting July 10 ending August 4, 2017
Summer Program -- 2 week experience living on a Catholic College Campus for study, prayer, and recreation studying philosophy, theology, politics, and literature, attend daily mass.
July 23-Aug 5, 2017
Academic Programs -- Business , Economics, and Advertising courses in Europe (Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca), Boston, New York, or Los Angeles.
Ages-13-18 -- starting July 1, 2017
Summer Discovery -- Business/Comp Science/Sports Mgmt/SAT Prep/Sociology/CSI/Law & Govt/Math/Public Speaking & Debate/Study Skills/Writing & Lit/Business & Entrepreneurship/Pyschology/Anthropology
Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors -- starting June 25, 2017
The Bridge -- College Prep & Leadership Academy invites student leaders to develop an action plan necessary for gaining a competitive edge in the college application process.
High school students -- July 9-14, 2017
Introduced to Drawing Foundations/Design Foundations/& Critical Studies in Art with 21 different majors in every area of Art.
Rising Juniors & Seniors/16-18 yr old -- June 24-August 5, 2017
Pre-Collegiate Studies -- Sports Business Academy Program/Summer Humanities Institute/Summer Art Institute/Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program/High School Summer College/Summer Institutes/Mathematics Camp.
Grades 7-12, grade level depending on specific program
Interests in energy, environment, or climate change, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics/Student workshop at Carnegie Mellon Univ. with lab experiments & fieldtrips.
Rising Freshman or Sophomores -- July 17-21, 2017
Summer@Wellesley -- 4 week residential Pre-College Program at Wellesley College, MA near Boston, for high school women to experience life on a college campus.
Rising Juniors & Seniors -- June 25-July 21, 2017
Moral Life & the Classical Tradition interested in the ancient philosophical tradition and influence in Christian moral life. Classic Moral Philosophy-Plato's Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Euthyphro, and Meno, selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and De Anima. Contemporary Issues in Moral Thought-The relationship of faith and reason, the Judeo Christian tradition and scientific inquiry, sexual ethics, marriage & family, and biomedical ethics.
Rising Juniors and Seniors -- June 18-24, 2017