Summer, Study Abroad, & Other Academic Programs

Summer Programs
Oregon Journalism Education Association proudly Presents SUMMER ADVISER WORKSHOPS 
Sunday, August 5-Friday, August 10, 2018 Southern Oregon University Ashland, Oregon 
Choose from Three Strands: Web, Multi-Media Print Broadcast

During the summer, UCLA offers advanced high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will not only challenge but also inspire them. 

Students who are ready for college-level courses may enroll in UCLA academic courses, where they will study alongside UCLA and other college students on our beautiful campus or in an online setting. Students may also select one of our Precollege Summer Institutes, which provide an opportunity to experience UCLA’s academic rigor in a more guided environment with their peers.

Thousands of high school students who have joined us in the past regard UCLA Summer Sessions as an invigorating experience academically, culturally, and socially. We invite your students to explore what UCLA has to offer in ways that will jumpstart their undergraduate career.

This year, we will grant approximately 40-50 full and partial scholarships for a total award amount of $100,000 to qualified students who demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.

If you have mature, academically talented students who would benefit from a college-level experience but need financial support to participate in UCLA’s offerings, please encourage them to apply for our Summer Scholar Support program.The minimum eligibility requirements are as follows: 

  • Currently attending a high school in the state of California;
  • Have not received any UCLA Summer Scholars Support in the past;
  • Will be a continuing high school student in Fall 2018 (seniors graduating in 2018 are not eligible);
  • Have a family annual adjusted gross income of $115,000 or less; and
  • Enrolled in 2018 UCLA Summer Sessions, either an academic course or an eligible Precollege Summer Institute. Deferred payment of the deposit required for enrollment is available to those who meet additional need-based criteria.

For your convenience, we have put together a reference guide highlighting the opportunities available to high school students. This guide includes a quick glance comparison table to help you and your students choose between academic courses and Precollege Summer Institutes, as well as more details on program options. Please feel free to download for your reference or share with students and families who may be interested in an exciting academic journey with UCLA Summer Sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lola Engle, our Student Affairs Manager, at 310-825-1875 or



UC Berkeley has an exciting new program that’s just perfect for your students who are interested in both Business and Engineering. In the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program, undergraduates will:
  • Earn two full bachelor’s degrees -- in engineering and in business -- in four years
  •  Join a tight-knit cohort of just 50 students, who are supported by dedicated staff and their own collaboration space
  • Learn entrepreneurship from Berkeley’s faculty and Silicon Valley industry mentors
  • Meet with industry executives who are interested in hiring our talented students for summer and career positions
  • Benefit from all the resources of top-ranked Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering
Please note that students must enter this program as Freshman; we do not accept transfer students. 

We encourage you and your students to learn more about M.E.T. at our upcoming info session during UC Berkeley’s Cal Day:
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 (during Cal Day, Berkeley’s annual open house)
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja-Dai Hall 
Please review our brochure (attached) and website and share this information with anyone you think would be a great fit for M.E.T. For any questions, please reach out to us at
UCLA Summer Session 2018
Summer Insitutes 

UCLA is home to world-class academic and research programs, and its resources include extensive libraries, athletic facilities, and cultural events.

Developed from courses that are already part of UCLA’s regular curriculum, Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique hands-on learning experience. Upon completion, all courses that constitute each Summer Institute program’s curriculum will be listed on an official UCLA transcript.

Our Summer Institutes are open to students from around the country and the world , as well as UCLA students, and we invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

PRE College Summer Institutes

Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students  who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.

Most of our programs  offer mandatory housing.

Listed below are the 2018 precollege programs:

College/Professional Summer institutes 

College/Professional Summer Institutes help pave the way towards a successful career through in-depth, hands-on learning experiences that go beyond traditional classroom instruction. 

Listed below are the 2018 college/professional programs:

All programs except Jumpstart Summer Instituteand cityLAB Summer Institute coincide with the UCLA summer housing periods, and their participants are eligible for UCLA on- or off-campus housing through UCLA Housing Services.

58th Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions 


The Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions is an annual program organized jointly by Harvard University and The College Board. A nationally-recognized faculty of outstanding leaders in the field of admissions and education will offer more than forty sessions and will be available for consultation and discussion.

Some of the topics that guidance and admissions professionals will review together include:

  • Access and affordability
  • Admissions at the service academies
  • Admissions office organization
  • Athletics in admissions
  • Budgeting and cost analysis
  • Case studies
  • Communications
  • Different applications
  • Early decision and early action
  • Effective guidance counseling
  • Essay writing
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Expected federal changes
  • Financial aid
  • First generation students
  • How admissions decisions are made
  • Immigration issues in higher education
  • International admissions
  • Organizational leadership in admissions
  • Practical recruiting
  • Professional growth
  • Secondary school profiles
  • Selecting a college
  • Social media's role
  • Standardized testing
  • Supporting non-traditional students
  • The economy and admissions at public universities
  • The redesigned SAT
  • Writing recommendations

The agenda includes day and evening programs. In addition to lectures and regular work sessions, the residential staff will be available for individual conversation and consultation. Time is built into the schedule for discussion and break-out groups.

A tentative program will be available later this spring. Programming includes breakout sessions relevant to secondary school, higher education and community-based organization educators, as well as plenary presentations and social events. For your reference, please see scheduling and sessions from the 2017 Summer Institute

Registration opens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th and the event concludes with a Reception and Farewell Banquet on Thursday, June 21st. 

Get a taste of college life by taking courses in New York City. 
Apply for scholarships by April 1, 2018.
Design Immersion Days 
A four-week summer program 
June 18- July 14 2018
To apply and for more information go to:
Summer Discovery Internships
Apply and enroll by November 17th and save up to $600
Location: 1326 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn New York
Tel: 516-621-3939
EPIC introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals. 
Camp sessions are residential only from Sunday to Friday. All students stay in the Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo dorms. Tuition is $1,620. Scholarships are available based on the following: 
*Financial need
*San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara county resident
*Cal poly faculty or staff dependent 
The Youth Service Academy (YSA) Program is once again offering internships to all LAUSD students interested in working at the Department of Water and Power. The YSA program is a partnership between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles Unified School District. LAUSD students will participate in an internship with LADWP personnel at the DWP Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Students will work Monday to Thursday from 1:00PM-5:00PM and attend a Work Experience Education Class on Fridays from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Starting July 2018, students will be paid at least $13.25 an hour for work and earn credits for Work Experience Education. The Work Experience Class is a requirement – students will receive ten credits for being in this program. The YSA Program is continuous for one year (please see attachment for more details). The following contains more details on the program and how to access it:

Participants in the YSA Program must meet the following requirements:
Senior Class of 2019 attending a LAUSD high school
Grade Point Average minimum – 2.5
3. City of Los Angeles Resident
Afternoons must be open – report to work and attend class from 1:00pm -5:00pm. (may be flexible but students will NOT work past 5:00 pm)
Reliable transportation to Downtown Los Angeles (1st and Hope Street)
Commitment to the program until the end of the student’s senior school year (at minimum)

To apply, the following is needed:
1. Resume
2. Cover letter indicating the student’s specific area of interest for work experience
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Unofficial transcripts

Please submit the above in one of the following four ways:
1. US Mail- LAUSD, Work Experience Education Office, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Attn: José Artiles
2. School Mail- LAUSD Beaudry, Work Experience Education Office, 2nd Floor, Attn: Chris Gutierrez
3. E-mail: or
4. FAX: (213) 241-3390- Attn: Chris Gutierrez

Priority consideration- Friday, April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm
General consideration- Friday, June 29, 2018 by 5:00 pm

If you have any further questions, please contact the LAUSD Work Experience Education Office at (213) 241-7053 or at
The City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation Engineers, is looking for CURRENT sophomores, junior and senior students interested in the fields of:

1) Civil Engineering
2) Environmental Engineering
3) Chemical Engineering
4) Environmental Science
5) Statistical Analysis
6) Marketing
7) Communications
8) Public Relations

Applicants must live in the City of Los Angeles and attend a LAUSD school. Please see the attached flyer for additional requirements.

All applications are to be sent via email to The documentation is due Friday, April 20, 2018. The sooner the application is sent in, the better chance of obtaining an internship. For further information, you can call Amber Montgomery at 213-485-2495 or me at 213-241-7053.
USC Summer Programs 
- Experience college life
- Live on the USC campus 
- Earn college credit
- Explore LA with field trips related to your course of study
- Complete application and pay application fee
- Submit a letter of recommendation 
- Submit an official high school transcript 
 Young Ambassadors Program
  • Week-long (in Washington D.C and internship in 17 cities across the U.S. and PR) all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend.
  • Deadline: April 9th 2017
  • D.C and internship in 17 cities across the U.S. and PR
Summer 2017 Pratt Institute PreCollege Program
  • Brooklyn Campus July 5-28
  • Architecture, art, design, fashion, creative writing
  • Apply at
NMH Summer sessions
  • Students in our Rising Scholars Program enroll in two courses. Our College Prep Program is unique in that students engage in intensive study of one subject; many of these courses complete a full years study, and possibly earn credit, in just five weeks. July 1 - August 5, 2017
  • Apply:
Boston University
Our 5  pre-college  programs provide students with rigorous and corroborative college life experiences  that enable them to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.
  • High School Honors: Take two undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 college credits.
  • RISE Intership/Practicum: Purse scientific research in university  labs, choosing one of two tracks: internship or practicum.
  • Academic Immersion(AIM):  Focus intensively on medicine or experimental psychology while residing on campus.
  • Summer Challenge:  Explore two subjects of your choice and experience life at college.
  • Summer Preview:  Immerse yourself in campus life while exploring a subject of your choice.
How to apply/additional information by visiting
Or call 6173531978


Open to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students and working professionals.
July 10 -  August 4, 2017 
Registration will open February 15.
Open to highschool students.
July 9 - July 21, 2017 
2 quarter units of UC credit

This track covers two-weeks of exploratory design studio in which students will work alongside their studio instructors through several design exercises and projects.
July 9 - July 28, 2017 
3 quater units of UC credit
The PLUS track includes an additional third week to the standard two-week program introducing basic digital and computational tools.

Penn Engineering
• Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th- 12th graders). Our three-week Engineering Summer Academy at Penn or ESAP combines theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies.
• Students can earn college credit in one of our six programs: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.
Please not that need-based financial aid to attend ESAP is available, and we are committed to making it possible for highly qualified students to attend, regardless of heir family income.
• Do not hesitate to contact our office directly at 215-98898-0053 if you have any referrals or further questions. Alternatively, you may want to visit our website at
Summer Discovery- Pre-College Enrichment for High School Students


Our success, personal attention, experience and safety standards have been emulated, but never duplicated.  Year after year, we receive positive recommendations from thousands of satisfied students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators.


Our unique partnerships with some of the world's most prestigious universities allow our students unparalleled access to great academics, high-school internships, enrichment courses, community service, cultural immersion, sports, and residential life.  We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the U.S., and around the world, this summer on campus. 


Want more details? Contact us at or apply today


The Summer Science Program
Astrophysics: near-earth asteroid orbit determination- or
Biochemistry: fungal enzyme inhibitor design 
SSP is a 39-day residential, research-based program, operated in cooperation with MIT, Caltech, and its host campuses: Univ. of Colorado Boulder, New Mexico Tech, and Purdue.

Gettysburg College Summer Program is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology.

  • Camp Psych- Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy- This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
  • Writing Camp- Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp-Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Adruino Camp- Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference- The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 

USC Bovard Summer Program

Deadline:   February 17, 2017

The summer program is set to run July 16 – August 5, 2017.  All interested and eligible high school juniors are encouraged to apply.  Space in the program is limited.  For more information, visit




For the latest summer programs click on the link below. Please check website for current dates and deadlines. Dates and deadlines listed may not be accurate.

UC Davis- Young Scholars Programs

It offers summer research opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of 2017. Successful applicants will reside in university dormitories from June 25 to August 5, 2017. Participants in this program work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. Additional information, online application materials, and information about fees and needs-based financial assistance are available at the program website Please note, substantial fee reductions are available for students on a needs-based sliding scale.


USC Summer Programs

USC summer Programs offers students s a preview of “freshman year” through its college immersion experience. Their programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.

They offer 4 & 2 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Students will receive 3 transferable USC elective credits upon successful completion.

Students can choose from over 20 courses in the following subject areas:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Dance
  • Engineering
  • Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Performing/Visual Arts
  • Pre-Health/Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Policy/Real Estate
  • Writing

For more information visit


Camp CHLA:

Camp CHLA is your chance to explore these exciting careers. Join us for five full days of education, observation and participation in the daily activities of health care professionals


How to Apply: Please apply online by visiting Camp CHLA’s website at

Applications for the 2017 camps will open on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.  Only current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Students will be chosen based upon their completed application, essay and letter of recommendation. If you have attended Camp CHLA before, you are not eligible to reapply.

Applications will close when 400 submissions have been received, or on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

            July 24-28, 2017

Tuition: There is no charge for attending Camp CHLA


1. Summer at USC for High School Students 

2. Architecture Discovery Program Portfolio Plus Program  

student portal harvard

3. Boston University Summer Term

Boston University will have a six-week residential in which students take two Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to eight transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2016. You can learn more about our programs-including the courses offered, how to apply, and additional information- by visiting  

4. International Student Exchange Program Student Exchange Program Three-Month Program Summer Programs

5. Kaiser Permanente's Summer Youth Employment Program provides underserved or at-risk high school students with supportive and meaningful employment experiences in the health care field.  Also known as  L.A.U.N.C.H. (Learn About Unlimited New Careers in Healthcare), participants attend educational sessions and motivational workshops that introduce them to the possibilities of pursuing a career in health care.  Many former program participants are now employed at Kaiser Permanente as nurses, department administrators, lab technicians, opticians and engineers.

6. St. John's College Summer Academy Organized in one week sessions that are held both on the east (Annapolis) and west (Santa Fe) campuses, students read and discuss a selection of texts from some of the most important works of Western culture. For more information visit

7. Engineering Summer Academy at Penn Penn Engineering offers a unique three-week program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th - 12th graders) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. This program combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. For more information please visit . Need-based financial aid to attend ESAP is available.

8. California State Summer School For The Arts (CSSSA) A four-week summer arts program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Instruction is offered in the fields of Animation, Film/Video, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts. For more information or to apply online visit

9. Harvard Summer School Summer For nearly 50 years, the world's most promising students have enhanced their learning and college applications through Harvard Summer School. Both our Pre-College ans Secondary School Programs provide an academically challenging experience and introduction to college life. For more information visit

10. Otis College of Art and Design's Summer of Art 2016 (July 5th - July 29th) This four-week college preparation program provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design, whether they would like to enhance their skills or just have a strong interest in art or design. Students participate in hands-on studio classes and labs with award-winning, practicing professionals. Housing is available for students ages 15-18 and scholarships are available based on financial need and/or merit. Visit for more information on this program and to request a brochure.

11. Young Artist Workshops & Summer Camps (ages 5-17)  "Young Artists Workshops are designed to give children and teens an equal measure of traditional art skills and spontaneous creative experiences. Teen courses provide in-depth exploration of art materials and techniques, while further examining creative ideas through class discussions." For more information, visit to learn more.

12. Otis College of Art and Design Portfolio Preparation (Spring 2016, January 30 - April 10)

13. Middlebury-Monterey Summer Language Academy: This summer Language Academy offers a rigorous four-week language immersion experience in the US and abroad for students who are passionate about language proficiency and cultural understanding. While their ultimate goal is to spark lifelong language learning, there is undoubtedly a short-term benefit in the college application process.

14. National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine: This unique summer experience is your chance to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care. An interactive curriculum will allow you to use your personal and academic strengths and skills in direct, hands-on medical and health care activities and true-to-life medical simulations created by top medical training professionals. See Ms. Marquez for a chance to be nominated.


15. The United States Presidential Scholars Program The Unites States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year over 4000 candidates are identified for the component of the program that focuses on academic achievement based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or the ACT. Eligible students are U.S. residents graduating or receiving a diploma between January and August of the current program year.  For more information please visit the website at


16. Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Secession (July 2 - August 6, 2016): During the summer of 2016, Northfield Mount Hermon Summer session will offer three programs: College Prep, Middle School, and English as a Second Language. Their college Prep Program is unique in that students engage in intensive study of one subject; they complete the equivalent of a year-long course, and possibly earn credit, in just 5 weeks. ESL students also take one major course, while students in the Middle School Program enroll in two courses.For more information please visit their website at 


17. GW Pre-College Program: The GW Pre-College Program invites motivated high school students from all over the world to engage in rigorous academic experiences as they prepare for their college future. Classes are taught by expert faculty and academics are integrated with an exploration of the intellectual, cultural and historic resources of Washington, DC. Students also participate in seminars and workshops that help them prepare for admissions to US colleges and college life such as the College Intensive- Credit Programs and the Summer immersion- Noncredit Programs. For more information please visit 


18. Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies opportunity. Offers highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. A variety of summer programs offered online or on campus for students in 9-12 grade. For more information please visit their website at            


19. UA Early College At the University of Alabama This is a summer program for high motivated sophomore, junior, or senior students who are prepared for the rigor of college study. These students should demonstrate maturity for a vibrant summer college experience. This is an opportunity to live on the University of Alabama campus while taking rigorous college courses over the summer. For more information please visit their website at 


20. New York University Precollege Precollege courses at NYU offers high school students the opportunity to experience NYU by spending 6 weeks living and learning on the NYU campus. In addition to focusing on academics in the classroom, students develop critical college-level writing skills, preparation for the college admissions process, and the chance to explore New York City's endless cultural opportunities. For more information, please visit


21. Barnard Pre-College Programs The Barnard Programs provide a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy a pre-college experience while exploring New York City. The Barnard Summer Program offers courses not only on Liberal Arts such as human rights and literature but programs in the STEM field as well such as neurosciences and astronomy. For more information please visit their website at


22. Boston University Offers a multitude of exciting summer opportunities for high achieving high school students. Their pre-college programs offer students a rigorous and collaborative college life experiences. For more information please visit


23. College Prep Camp The College Prep Camp, in partnership with the Cal Alumni Association, is excited to announce the return of its College Prep Camp for high school juniors and seniors. The Camp will feature:
· College Search Workshops
· College Application Seminars
· Personal Statement/Essay Workshops for Seniors
· SAT and ACT Prep Planning for Juniors
· Financial Aid and Scholarship guidance
· And the requisite camping fun at the Lair of the Golden Bear: campfires, skits, swimming, and more!
Visit for more information and to register!
24. 2016 Summer TIDE Camp
DATES:  TBD—July 31-August 12, 2016
The Summer TIDE Program is a 13-day instructional camp for high school students. This summer program focuses on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.
Students Eligible:  Rising sophomores, juniors & seniors
25. The Edge Pre-College Experience at UD
DATES:  July 9-August 13, 2016
The UD Edge pre-college program prepares rising high school juniors and seniors for a future as successful college scholars. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building, and student leadership, Edge offers young individuals the challenge, independence and excitement of a living and learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.
Students Eligible:  Rising juniors & seniors
26. Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults
This series of summer programs are designed to improve reading and study skills, and to stimulate greater interest in reading.
27. Youth Heritage Summit California
Students from Southern and Central California will be invited to Cesar E. Chavez National Monument to explore this site affiliated with the life and career of Cesar E. Chavez and the presence of the United Farm Workers of America. This program is implemented with the goal that participants will aspire to build careers in fields such as heritage conservation, architecture, archaeology, history, and comparable fields of study.


Oxbridge Academic Programs:

Project Lead the Way-

Programs and Internships for High School Students

The following is a list of college preparatory, internship and summer enrichment programs for high school students. Most programs take place in or around Los Angeles, though a few offer students the opportunity to travel to Sacramento or out-of-state. All programs listed provide free tuition, stipends or financial assistance for low-income students. This guide lists a basic description of each program, along with eligibility requirements and application deadlines. You can follow the links to individual program websites for more information about each program.

National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine (NYLF Medicine) NYLF Medicine is designed for the most highly-motivated high school students who possess the academic promise and dedication to become the next generation of leaders in medicine. For more information please visit

27th Annual Chicano/Latino Youth Conference (Sat., April 30, 2016) The Chicano/Latino Youth Conference encourages our community to empower each other, especially high school youth. The conference will feature workshops regarding information about universities' admission requirements, career and special interests. For more information call Chicano Student Programs. (951) 827-3821

 UCLA Summer Sessions
During the summer, UCLA opens its door to high school students, as well as college students and working professionals. We invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives. Please visit their site at
California Science Center Community Teen Internship
In partnership with local schools and community-based organizations, the California Science Center has developed science-enrichment and workforce preparedness programs for teens. Please visit their site at
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project: Sacramento Conference
The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. (CLYLP) was organized in 1982 with the primary purpose of preparing students to participate in California’s economic, social and political development. CLYLP is guided by the overall theme "California’s Future Leaders," and the leadership training emphasizes the importance of culture, community, college and careers. To date more than 3,400 students have participated in CLYLP programs. Please visit their site at
USC Sea Grant Summer Science Programs
Weeklong Summer Science Programs provide high school students from across the country the opportunity to visit the USC Phillip K. Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island, and other coastal sites. Over the course of a week, students get amazing opportunities to work with local researchers, conduct their own research projects, learn about careers in marine science, build their own ROVs, snorkel, kayak, and explore the marine protected areas around the island. Program dates are July 7- 13, 2016. The program is FREE to the students including transportation and will be limited to twenty applicants. It is offered in partnership by USC Sea Grant Program, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. Applications for the 2016 program are due 5 PM on March 25, 2016. For more information, please contact Linda Chilton, Director of Education, 213.740.1965

USC Viterbi Pre-College Summer Engineering Programs
Students are introduced to various engineering disciplines through a series of lectures, academic exercises, research assignments, guest lecturers, field trips and engineering projects. Through designing, building and testing projects, students will experience a wide range of engineering applications for a variety of engineering majors, such as: aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science.
Program offerings:
>>Discover Engineering - a 4 week course. High School students can choose to live in the dorms or commute. Discover Engineering is a 3 unit college course!
>>Mission Engineering - a 2 week seminar. High School students commute daily to campus. Mission Engineering looks great on a college application!
>>Summer Engineering Camp - a 1 week commuter summer program for Middle School students.
Please visit their site at
Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences
The Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences is a program established to encourage high school students to conduct original research in a professional laboratory setting. The Research Training Program (RTP) teaches students how to give presentations, make posters and write papers in scientific formats. SCAS Board Members on the Junior Academy Committee select students from applications with recommendations from teachers. Research papers are presented and judged at the SCAS Annual Meeting in May each year. The students with the best papers are invited to present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in February the following year. The top four receive a one-year honorary AAAS membership, with a subscription to the journal Science. The delegates return the following year to join the undergraduate and professionals in exhibiting their posters at the SCAS Annual Meeting Poster Session.
Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences
The Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences is a program established to encourage high school students to conduct original research in a professional laboratory setting. The Research Training Program (RTP) teaches students how to give presentations, make posters and write papers in scientific formats. SCAS Board Members on the Junior Academy Committee select students from applications with recommendations from teachers. Research papers are presented and judged at the SCAS Annual Meeting in May each year. The students with the best papers are invited to present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in February the following year. The top four receive a one-year honorary AAAS membership, with a subscription to the journal Science. The delegates return the following year to join the undergraduate and professionals in exhibiting their posters at the SCAS Annual Meeting Poster Session. Please visit their site at


This is a wonderful website that is a one stop shop for study abroad programs. It includes information for students, for parents, scholarships specifically for study abroad programs. You can search by major/interest, country, or by the different options of doing study abroad i.e. summer, semester, internships etc.

Thinking about studying abroad, this article will help convince you!

The Summer Science Program

Your best students may be looking for an opportunity to do hands-son science this summer. SSP selects 72 juniors from around the world for a 5 ½ week residential immersion experience, at either New Mexico Institute of Technology or the University of Colorado Boulder. Juniors with either calculus or physics are eligible. Please visit summer for a wealth of information, including an online application.


The Barnard program provides a wonderful opportunity for current 10th and 11th grade girls to enjoy a pre college experience while exploring New York City. Students have an array od options to choose from subjects related to the Liberal Arts to the Sciences. For more information, including dates and fees, please visit 



As one of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations, World Heritage is able to offer the most comprehensive programs with the lowest possible fees.


There are two scholarships for this program:

  • Walter Danielson Scholarship covers 100% of the program fee, domestic travel to and from international gateway and a monthly allowance.
  • 90% Scholarship – Students receive a 90% discount on the Program Fee

Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit the following in addition to the standard application packet.



2016 Summer TIDE Camp

DATES:  TBD—July 31-August 12, 2016

The Summer TIDE Program is a 13-day instructional camp for high school students. This summer program focuses on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.

Students Eligible:  Rising sophomores, juniors & seniors


The Edge Pre-College Experience at UD

DATES:  July 9-August 13, 2016


The UD Edge pre-college program prepares rising high school juniors and seniors for a future as successful college scholars. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building, and student leadership, Edge offers young individuals the challenge, independence and excitement of a living and learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.

Students Eligible:  Rising juniors & seniors


Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

The Carpenters Apprenticeship Program is a four-year apprenticeship program approved under State and US Department of Labor Regulations. Apprentices receive on-the-job training and related and supplemental instruction throughout the term of the program. Upon a successful completion, each graduate will receive a certificate from the State of California and from the United Brotherhood Carpenters and Joiners of America.


 Young Scholars Program
A low cost program that enable high school students to earn college credit. 
These courses are during Fall of 2016
American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training
Prepare your students for allied health employment by introducing one of the best Nurse Assistance Training programs in the industry. Upon successful completion of the course, students will qualify to take the state competency test and be prepared to seek employment in skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, board and care/retirement facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and day care facilities for the elderly
Camp Cardiac
Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in 32 cities nationwide, serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field. In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise. Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Los Angeles:
Camp Cardiac (July 11-15) - SESSION FULL
Camp Neuro (July 18-22) - SESSION FULL

Orange County:
Camp Cardiac (July 18-22)
Camp Neuro (July 25-29)

San Diego:
Camp Cardiac (June 20-24)
Camp Neuro (June 20-24)

UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes

UCLA offers high school students two ways to engage in challenging academics while earning college credit.


  • Sign up for one of our Summer Institutes, design exclusively for motivated high school students interested in the arts, sciences, politics, and more!
  • Enroll in UCLA undergraduate courses, where you’ll study alongside UCLA students!