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.

Summer Opportunities

Abbeyroad Summer Program

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

Adelphia University

Pre-College Program -- Nursing/ Business/Game Programming/Psychology/The Arts/Sciences & Health Professions

High School Students -- July 17-30, 2017

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

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 (Click on summer health career academy info)

American University of Rome

AP Summer Institute -- AP Italian Language & Culture

July 3-14, 2017

Babson College

Business & Entrepreneurship

Rising Juniors & Seniors -- July 6-August 4, 2017

Blueprint Summer Programs

Architecture/Business/Computer Science/Engineering/Forensic Science/Law/Medicine/Pyschology/Vet Science/Writing.

9 Different Campus Choices

Boston University

5 Pre-College Programs

Investigative Reporting Summer Workshop -- Interest in Journalism.

Ages 14-18 -- 3 sessions: June 26-July 7, July 10-21, July 24-Aug 4, 2017

Bucknell Academy

Summer Experience

Rising Juniors & Seniors -- July 25-29, 2017

Carleton College

Summer Academic Programs -- Language & Global, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, Computer Science, & Humanities Institute/Writing Programs.

6 Sessions from July 3-Aug 12, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Programs -- Fine Arts: Architecture/Art/Design/Drama/Music/National High School Game Academy.

July 1-Aug 11, 2017

Catholic University of America

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

Christendom College

Rising Seniors -- 6 sessions

Allegheny College

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

University of Dayton

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

Duquesne University

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

Duke University

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)

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

FIDM & Experience America - Project Fashion

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

Gannon University

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

George Washington University

Pre-College Program

Rising sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors -- Different sessions starting July 3, 2017

Gettysburg College

Pyschology/Campaigns & Elections/Writing/Civil War

Rising Juniors & Sophomores

Global Paths Student Programme

15-17 Year Olds -- 11 days, 4 UK Cities, July 26-Aug 5, 217

Indiana University of PA Cook Honors College

Biochemistry/Constitutional Law/Electro-optics/gender studies/mathematics/nanochemistry/political communication/Psychology/Shakespeare

Rising Juniors & Seniors -- July 9-22, 2017

Ithaca College

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

Writers Institute

July 2-14, 2017

John Cabot University, Rome, Italy

Art History & European History

June 26-30, 2017

Johns Hopkins University

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

Marist College

Italy Programs or New York Programs

Rising Juniors & Seniors -- June 25-July 8, July 9-22, 2017

Miami University

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

Naval Academy

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.

Rising Seniors

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

New York University

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

Northeast Catholic College

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

University of Notre Dame

Pre-College Programs -- Summer Scholars/Leadership Seminars/Study Abroad:Rome/Study Abroad: Ireland

Rising Juniors & Seniors -- 4 sessions starting June 24, 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

Penn State University

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

Penn State University School of Visual Arts

Students interested in a career in the arts/Film nights, workshops focused on a range of studio areas

9-12th grades -- June 25-30, 2017

University of Pittsburgh

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

Point Park University

Accounting Career Awareness Program -- Free Summer camp for minority student with a 3.0 GPA pursuing a business degree.

Rising freshman, Sophomores, & Juniors -- June 25-30, 2017

Pratt Institute

Pre-College Program -- Architecture/Art/Design/Fashion/Ceative Writing + more

July 5-28, 2017

Rhode Island School of Design

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

Saint Francis University

2017 STEM Summer Academics -- Engineering/Comoputer Science/Health Science/Biology/Chemistry.

Juniors & Seniors -- June 25-30, July 9-14, July 16-21, 2017

Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame

Theological Course

July 9-14, 2017


Stanford University

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

SUCCEED (Summer Center for Climate, Energy, & Environmental Decision-Making)

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

Wellesley College

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

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Department of Architecture "Design and Build" program/ 4 college credits offered.

Rising sophomores and above -- 4 weeks

The Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University

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