South Pasadena High School

Summer Programs

  

 

Summer is a great time to enrich your experiences through several different types of programs.

 Here are some general links to get you started on your search for 

finding the program that is just right for you!

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For internship opportunities available outside of our SPHS Internship Program, click here.

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*Naviance: in your individualized Naviance account, go to the "College"tab, look under the "College Research" box, and click on 'enrichment programs'

*Summer Discovery: this is a website for high school pre-college and study abroad programs. 

*Discovery Internships: internship opportunities for high school students. 

*TeenLife – Guide to overnight Summer Programs, Gap Year Programs, Community Service and more.  TeenLife provides a directory of enrichment programs for students in grades 7-12, along with regular content to support strong teen growth & decision making.  

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~Study Abroad Opportunities~ 

 ASSE International Student Exchange Program: an exchange program that develops leadership skills, self-confidence, and a greater understanding of the world in countries through Europe, Asia, and the Americas

* Oxbridge AcademicProgramsfor over 30 years,Oxbridge has been running programs for intellectually ambitious students in Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Salamanca, Barcelona, New York, and Los Angeles

* Oxford Royale Academy: Fuel your ambitions this summer with Oxford Royale Academy's summer schools, taking place in Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious locations.

Rustic Pathways: innovative and responsible travel experiences for students to positively impact lives and communities around the world

* School Year Abroad (SYA): high school study abroad program 

* University of Notre Dame:  Are you interested in the architectural history of Rome, with all its fountains, ruins, winding streets, and delicious gelato? Or do you gravitate more toward the Emerald Isle, which boasts both the bustling city of Dublin and the castles and sweeping views of the west? Whatever your preference, our study abroad programs offer you a unique opportunity to travel the world, explore a new culture under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty, and make memories that last a lifetime.

* BROADREACH: 70 programs in over 40 different countries in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.  New programs for this summer include ways for students to explore photography in Italy and an introduction to veterinary medicine in the Bahamas.  Other programs: Caribbean Dive & Sail Voyages, Marine Science, Animal Science, Photography & Multimedia, Advanced Scuba, Sailing, Language & Culture, STEM and Medicine.  

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~College Program Opportunities~

Please click on the name of the summer program, and you will be directed to the web page to access necessary information about the program of interest…

 

Name
Description
Application Filing Period
CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Experience the challenge of college study with Cornell faculty and earn college credit while still a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school.

Cornell Engineering

CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The target population for the CURIE Academy is rising junior and senior women students of all backgrounds; while the target population for the CATALYST Academy are rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a and Pacific Islander) severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

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CARNEGIE MELLON

The Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) is a six-week residential summer program at Carnegie Mellon University for minoritized student groups interested in pursuing STEM-related undergraduate majors. The program offers two distinct cohorts for rising seniors and a smaller cohort for rising juniors. Admitted students engage in a rigorous curriculum taught by our world renowned faculty and staff who are deeply committed to student success. Selected students have an opportunity to choose from two different academic tracks; Science and Engineering, and Computer Science. Both tracks allow students to develop deeper understanding in areas such as mathematics, physics and computer programming via traditional classroom instruction and hands-on projects.

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Do you enjoy writing, work for the school newspaper, or are you thinking about Boston as a college destination?  If so, consider Boston University's Summer Journalism Institute, presented by the College of Communication and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.  Each summer, high school students from around the country and world travel to Boston to learn the craft of journalism from award-winning reporters. You will start each day in class to cover core skills but soon everyone is out interviewing sources, checking facts and writing original news stories.  You will gain a solid foundation in news literacy, writing, interviewing and research – skills that you can apply in college and beyond, whether or not you pursue journalism as a career.  Two-week sessions begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22. To apply, students will complete our online application and submit their unofficial transcript (including recent grades), a recommendation from a teacher, and a letter explaining their interest in the institute.

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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Students will spend the summer taking college-level courses and getting a taste of the college experience at the University of Rochester. You will join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses, or intensive programs in business, engineering, genetics, medicine, pathology, or research. They can live in a residence hall or commute from home.  Visit enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege to learn more.

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JTB SUMMER LEGAL INSTITUTE

The key to every Summer Legal Institute is the unique learning experience created by attorney volunteers from corporations and law firms that actively collaborate and work with the students. Through skills-based volunteerism, that allows attorneys to share their experiences and talents, students are given a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful, while law firms and corporations are given a unique opportunity to come together and empower the next generation of promising scholars. Sponsorship funds are used to ensure that the JTB pipeline programs remain 100% free for young student scholars accepted into the program.

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At Duke Summer Session, we are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that we are thrilled to offer the following life-changing programs this summer:
Summer College – Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.
Summer Academy – Choose from any of our transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.
Accelerated STEM Academy – Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke’s premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.
Apply online today on each program’s homepage, as spots fill quickly!

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Summer Scholars is a two-week program on campus through which students participate in one of 22 diverse programs of study and earn a college credit. Take a look at our highlighted tracks and check out the full list of course offerings for Summer 2019 here
Archaeology-Students have the unique opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig at Old College on campus. You will delve into the methods and theories archaeologists use to understand the past, learn what a career in archaeology entails, and discover ways to further explore this fascinating subject. 
Christianity and the World Religions-A course that focuses on approaching the great world religions from a historical and theological viewpoint. In learning basic meditation practice, students will have a greater understanding of what is essential to Christian faith and practice, as well as a greater appreciation of the spiritual paths of other faiths.
Russia and the West-How do Russians view the West? Students seek to answer this complex question with a historical sweep that will range from the reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), which marked Russia’s first widespread engagement with the West, to the present. 
From Malcolm X to the Beatles-In this history course, students examine the historical roots of today’s Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, anti-globalization, environmentalist, and LGBTQ+ movements. Students walk away with a deeper appreciation of the wider concepts of democracy and activism frequently ignored in today’s high school history textbooks, as well as a broader understanding of the numerous consequences associated with repression and multiple forms of discrimination.

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Applications due February 19, 2019
 
STANFORD UNIVERSITY

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.  Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs

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Deadlines in February 
 NextGen Bootcamp

NextGen Bootcamp- Summer coding camp 
NextGen offers several immersive coding & computer science focused summer courses tailored for high school students. Our camps require no previous coding experience and are open to ages 14-18. NextGen's combination of rigor, immersive education, and top instructors allows students to learn programming principles quickly. Unlike other technology camps, NextGen focuses on active learning with students working on real-world projects with industry professionals. To learn more about our offerings in LA, click on the embedded link! 

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YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together students from around the world for two-week sessions on Yale's campus in New Haven. Additionally, YYGS-Beijing: Asia in the 21st Century will be administered by Yale Center Beijing and takes place in Beijing, China. NEW HUMANITIES SESSIONS:We're thrilled to be expanding to nine sessions this year, featuring two inaugural humanities sessions: Creative Arts & Media and Literature, Philosophy, & Culture. We're also offering an additional session of Politics, Law, & Economics due to popular demand. View all our sessions, including STEM opportunities, on our website: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/sessions-dates.FINANCIAL AID YYGS encourages students with demonstrated need to apply for our generous financial aid opportunities. In 2018, YYGS distributed over $2.3M in need-based financial aid, and over 10% of matriculated students received full tuition waivers. ELIGIBILITY Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply online today. The application deadline is February 6, 2019, and more information is available here: https://globalscholars.yale.edu

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February 6, 2019 deadline
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE

Summer pre-college programs in filmmaking, creative writing, game design and social justice (through art). Located in Bronxville, Westchester County, New York, 30 minutes north of NYC by train.  Our summer programs are unique because students work closely with college-level faculty, both 1:1 and in small classes. They can obtain recommendations and develop creative pieces for their college applications.

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STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

You may not know exactly what you want to do yet, but you know whatever it is, it’s going to be big. When you enroll in a pre-college program at Stevens, you can explore your ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment that welcomes big thinkers.  What distinguishes our pre-college programs from others is that you get to create something from to start to finish: a business plan, a video game, an investment portfolio, a short animation. Yes, you’ll leave with a stronger college application, you’ll try out a potential major, get a taste of what campus life is really like and make some new friends. But: designing your own portfolio project with cutting-edge technology…in state-of-the-art facilities…while studying alongside our exceptional and talented faculty…while exploring New York City? Only at Stevens!

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deadline is February 15, 2019

Many of our nation’s brightest minds and potential leaders go undiscovered by top colleges due to social and financial barriers, or even a simple lack of information or support. That’s one of the reasons USC Bovard Scholars was founded three years ago.  We prepare our scholars to:

  • Gain admission to top-tier universities
  • Navigate the complex admissions and financial aid process
  • Feel at home on a college campus through a three-week, immersive residential experience on USC’s campus

And so much more. Remember, this is all at no cost to you or your family.  We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply. Applications are due February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.

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due February 15, 2019

High School Summer Institute in Law - This week-long experience led by distinguished UC Irvine School of Law faculty in a law school setting is designed to equip students with knowledge, understanding, and skills that will benefit them as they continue their education and chart their future—to perform better in high school, prepare for college, and explore a possible career as a lawyer.

Experience University Research - The Experience University Research (EUR) program allows local southern California students to take college-level courses at a Top 10 public university alongside local and international peers. Students can take one or more courses from Session 1 or Session 2 to build practical skills, to gain invaluable experience, and to become better prepared to attend a competitive university. Students may enroll in multiple EUR courses that suits their interests and academic goals!

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We can’t make summer longer, but we can make it worth your while. With intensive, one-week courses at Johns Hopkins University, take advantage of practical, hands-on learning that will add appeal to your college application. From college prep classes to investigations into medical and applied science topics, immerse yourself in experiential learning to have a positive impact on your college application, and in your life.

Courses run all day and will include classroom lectures, workshops, guest speakers, and field trips, all designed for optimum engagement. An excursions to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor and a trip to Washington, DC, will enhance your Johns Hopkins University experience.

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ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

Summer Session at Adelphi University provides students with more possibilities and a unique opportunity to get ahead, stay on track or catch up while still enjoying some downtime during the summer.

Summer Session Dates for Current Students, Incoming Students and Visiting students:
Summer I: May 29 – July 2
Summer II: July 9 – August 12

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SUMMERFUEL.COM

Fuel your Summer!

We offer personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other. Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and fun. We’re proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student’s summer unforgettable.

TUFTS / UC BERKELEY / OXFORD / STANFORD / MIT / COLUMBIA

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PENN ENGINEERING

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

The University of Chicago's Summer Session programs bring together a global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in—sometimes literally—to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations. Then, together, take in the outdoor music festivals, professional sports games, and Lake Michigan shorelines to round out summertime in Chicago.

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WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Frontiers is a unique experience – you spend two weeks immersed in what you love. From chemistry and math to cybersecurity and engineering, you’ll complete hands-on projects with WPI faculty and grad students in state-of-the-art facilities on campus. In each two-week session, participants select one major course. 

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LMU / LA

Summer pre-college programs at Loyola Marymount University are an engaging opportunity for motivated high school students to get a sneak peek at college life through a unique experience designed to challenge students' critical and creative ways of thinking.  These courses are so much more than summer school. These are transformative summer experiences that provide students with the opportunity to explore academic passions, evolve as individuals, and discover what it truly means to have the heart of an LMU Lion.

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LEWIS & CLARK  

Fir Acres Writing Workshop - A Residential Summer Creative Writing Program

For Talented High School Students June 23–July 6, 2019

At the Fir Acres Writing Workshop, sixty high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In daily Workshops, participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of dynamic, thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose. Our mission is to provide a high-caliber, pre-collegiate, creative educational experience to bright, inventive, and passionate high school students. Our program appeals to young writers and artistic students who are drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the fun, hip mystique of Portland.

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DENISON UNIVERSITY

Every summer for more than two decades, talented high school students (current sophomores and juniors) have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more. Apply today!  Only 48 students get the chance to come to "The Hill" to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It's a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world. The program runs from June 16–23, 2019. Financial assistance is available to families who need it, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Your students can apply today!

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deadline March 3, 3019 
SMITH COLLEGE

The unique Smith Precollege experience features:

A taste of college without the pressure. (Exciting courses taught by world-class professors, A hands-on, collaborative educational environment, No grades or tests)

A motivated community of over 275 talented participants. (Students who are passionate about learning and want to join a community of learners, Social activities every day with peers from around the world)

Time to enjoy more than just classes. (Explore Smith’s beautiful 147-acre campus, Access the Smith athletic facilities)

Experience one of the country's liveliest college towns, Northampton, Massachusetts

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Columbia's unrivaled programs for high school students are designed to provide immersive college experiences that encourage students to explore their passions and hone the skills that they will need to succeed inside and outside of the college classroom.  Columbia's rigorous, three-week Summer Immersion Program gives students a taste of academic life at an Ivy League institution, a vibrant New York City experience, and the chance to meet other talented students from around the world.  Use code CG19 to waive the application fee APPLY NOW 
PRATT INSTITUTE

PreCollege programs provide high school students with rigorous college level art, design and creative thinking courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings. Classes are taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. Participating students will have the opportunity to: Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies at the college level - Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college - Develop your skills through college-level coursework, using a variety of tools, materials, and techniques - Develop a body of work for your portfolio for admission to college - Meet other students who share your interests - Get a preview of the college experience

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Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs
Villanova - PENN - Yale

WHAT IS JKCP? NOT JUST A SUMMER CAMP – IT’S A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs offers summer camps and programs to students ages 5 – 18 on prestigious college campuses. From cooking to science and business to medicine, we have over 20 programs. Summer should be about doing something you love, meeting people from all over the world, preparing for college or your future career or experiencing something new. At Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, we make summer better by creating experiences people love.

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

The University of Michigan is consistently ranked as one of America’s top universities and is known for its sports teams and vibrant school spirit. Famous alumni include US President Gerald Ford, Olympian Michael Phelps, and Madonna. This ‘Public Ivy,’ located in the classic college town of Ann Arbor, is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.  At Summer Discovery Michigan, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a taste of college life.  During our 28 years at the University of Michigan, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 44 states and over 70 countries. This summer, join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world.

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Stanford and UCLA Locations

CEO of my Life Youth IncYOUbator is the perfect summer experience you are looking for!  You will embark on a curated experience that will accelerate your personal growth, and instill the 21st Century professional and S.T.E.A.M. Entrepreneurial soft skills, needed for success in the future of work and business.  You will love our cooperative reality show based competitions & challenges that will push you to the limit, helping you find the way to success just like reality shows such as Shark Tank & X Factor!

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The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. To read more about the program, please visit our website.

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PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-served in the areas of science, engineering and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, July 6 on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY.

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USC
 
 

The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute has developed a unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology. We believe that passion and outstanding aptitude are the hallmarks for success. This program attempts to foster scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment.

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deadline April 5, 2019

Experience precollege programs that offer limitless ways to explore the world. You will join more than 250 other high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound your women.  Accepting young women who will be entering 9, 10, 11, 12 in the fall 2019

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Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today’s world. At BASE, faculty and students from various academic disciplines will engage in classroom discussions in an effort to come up with creative solutions. BASE participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about exciting current world issues
  • Develop creative problem solving skills
  • Collaborate with faculty and peers
  • Experience the liberal arts education
  • Explore Bucknell’s campus

Dates:            June 23 – 27, 2019
Eligibility:       High school students who will be rising juniors or seniors are welcome to apply.

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deadline April 2 0, 2019

Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school. Experience the excitement of college life at one of the "Best 384 Colleges and Universities" and "50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom".

·         Become more independent and experience what it will be like to live on a college campus and away from home

·         Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilitates

·         You’ll have several class sessions mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips, and recreation

Thrive outside the classroom - The Pre-College Program offers many engaging activities beyond the classroom to ensure you make the most out of your two weeks on campus. You will have opportunities to engage with faculty, visit New York City socialize with fellow high school students, and explore the Hudson Valley.

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Miami's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented, rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intensive, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts.

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As part of our six-week Summer Session, HMC will offer 10 3-credit hour courses from a variety of departments including Biology (BIOL), Engineering (ENGR), Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA), Mathematics (MATH), and Physics (PHYS). All courses earn HMC academic credit and, for HMC degree-seeking students, are applicable toward degree requirements. Additional information is available on the HMC Summer Session website.

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