Pre-College: NYC

Barnard College
Baruch College
Columbia University
Columbia Science Program (Apps due in March)
Fashion Institute of Technology:
Fordham University
New York University &
NYU Poly 
Pace University (Apps due by March 1)
Parsons School of Design
Pratt Institute
Sarah Lawrence
School of Visual Arts

Pre-College: Outside NYC

Boston University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)
George Wahington University
Georgetown University
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
Marlboro College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
Summer Focus at UC Berkeley
Syracuse Summer College
Tufts Summer Study
UCLA Summer Discovery
University of Chicago Summer
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
Yale University

Health and Biomedical Sciences: Summer Camp

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA provides high school students a window into the scientific basis of human health.

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.

In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.

Camp Details:

When: The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held from July 26-31, 2020.
Where: Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
Cost: $1,000 (this all-inclusive camp fee covers room and board, laboratory supplies, lecture supplies, evening activities, guest speakers, etc.)
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

International Travel Programs

AFS-USA Intercultural Programs:
International exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations. Scholarships & Financial Aid:
Offered on a rolling, first-come first serve basis

AMIGOS de las Americas:
A summer abroad, service learning program that empowers young adults to grow as leaders and increase their multi-cultural understanding through training and community service projects in Latin America.

China Institute’s Summer Study in China:
Mandarin language immersion programs for high school students in New York City and in Beijing, China.

Earthwatch Institute:
People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, join Earthwatch Expeditions. One thing unites them: a passion for protecting our planet and its wealth of species.

Learning Programs International:
High quality language and cultural immersion opportunities to U.S. high school students at an affordable price.

Loop Abroad Thailand:
An opportunity for students to pursue subjects of interest as they relate to pressing global issues, while exploring and learning about a new culture.

National Geographic Student Expeditions:
National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students ages 13 and older. Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth:
NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in 6-8 week overseas summer programs. TUITION FREE!! **Applications are due in the Fall for the following summer**

A small group of students with inspiring leadership, engaged in a carefully crafted program that captures their imagination, stretches their abilities and strengthens their bonds with each other.

Oxbridge Academic Programs:

Imaginative teaching, experiential learning and cultural enrichment in Oxford and Cambridge in England; Paris and Montpellier in France; Barcelona in Spain; and New York City in the United States.

People to People Ambassador Program:
Mission is to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, making the world a better place for future generations. Application deadlines: Vary according to scholarship opportunity

International commity service, cultural exploration, language learning & global awareness in action.

Rustic Pathways:
Quality travel and service programs that build and strengthen cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding and cooperation.  Scholarships & Financial Aid: assistance options are listed on the left hand sid. Application deadlines vary according to scholarship opportunity.

Offers 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.

Sustainable Summer:
Summer adventures in sustainability that combine environmental education with adventure travel and outdoor leadership.
Scholarships & Financial Aid:

The Experiment in International Living:
Gives high school students the unique opportunity to enrich themselves and the world around them by offering three-, four-, and five-week programs in 30 countries around the world. Scholarships & Financial Aid: 50% of EIL participants obtain aid, with awards ranging from 5-50% of the program fee.  If you would like to get a jump start on the FA process, please contact Geoff.Hunt@worldlearning.orgThe FINAL deadline to request Financial Aid is April 1.

WAVES for Development:
Education and Surf Voluntourism programs in coastal communities that engage travelers & transform their views of the world and themselves.

Where There Be Dragons:
Language study, volunteering, internships, homestays, backpacking and the study of philosophy, music & arts combine for authentic learning adventures. All scholarships are needs based, but they are competitive.  Anyone interested should write to receive scholarship materials. There is no actual deadline, but the earlier a student applies, the better.

Summer community service programs for teens that blend ambitious volunteer work, cultural immersion and adventure. Scholarships & Financial Aid: Application deadline: Rolling


Deer Hill Expeditions:
Exciting adventure summer camp programs for teenagers, combining wilderness adventure with the opportunity to work with native peoples on service projects that honor their traditional lifeways, or on conservation projects that preserve the beauty of the American West.

Earthwatch Institute:
People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, join Earthwatch Expeditions. One thing unites them: a passion for protecting our planet and its wealth of species.

Dedicated to developing the future Jewish political voice by taking Jewish teens on journeys throughout America, developing their identities, and empowering them to get involved politically and socially to change the world. 

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS):
Wilderness education and travel experience in the U.S. and aborad, including activities such as backpacking, kyaking, caving, mountaineering, and much more!

Outward Bound:
Canoeing and backpacking programs throughout the U.S.

Student Conservation Association:
Take a hands-on approach to preserving America’s national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Join a Crew of high school students, age 15-19, for a summer of adventure and giving back! TUITION FREE!!

Offers 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.

The New York 2 New Orleans Coalition (NY2NO):
A youth-led, consensus-based organization made to create a network of young people who are interested in organizing and mobilizing across New York City. TUITION FREE!!

The Road Less Traveled:
Adventure and service programs within the U.S. and abroad



Bard College Young Writer’s Workshop

Young Writers Workshop: A three-week summer writing program for High School Students

Tentative Dates for 2017: July 9 -29

About the Young Writers Workshop
How to Apply
Tuition and Financial Aid
Responses from Students and Parents
Frequently Asked Questions
Samples of Students’ Writing

Eligibility Requirements
The program is open to academically motivated and socially mature students currently in grades 9-11. Admission is selective and is based primarily on the student’s application essay and an accompanying teacher’s recommendation.

Tuition and Financial Aid
The workshop is designed as a three-week residential program. The cost of tuition, room and board, and on-campus activities is $2425.00. Tickets for off-campus activities are available at group rates. Modest financial aid is available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Dorothy West Scholarship
Students of color with demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for the Dorothy West Scholarship. This externally endowed scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and room and board. All others are handled as rolling admissions. A number of runners-up will also be chosen and will be eligible for lesser financial aid awards. Information about how to apply for the various scholarships will be included with your application materials.

There is no set deadline for applying. Instead, we do rolling admissions, beginning in January of each year. We continue to read applications and accept students until the program is filled. Usually this occurs sometime in May.

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Grammy Camp

GRAMMY Camp is a live-in music industry camp where participants with varied interests learn how the music business works. They leave with a greater sense of how they can develop a strategy that will increase their chances at having a successful career in music.

You get to spend more than a week living, breathing, eating, drinking music – with students from all over the country and music industry pros who know how it all works. You’ll meet guest artists, write and record new music, visit cool music sites, and finish strong with a final concert in a professional venue. And you’ll get really great GRAMMY Camp swag.

Financial assistance is available.

Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2020 are now open. Click here to apply!

Deadline to Apply: March 31

GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles: July 14-18, 2020

GRAMMY Camp Miami: July 28 – August 1, 2020


New York State Summer School of the Arts

The New York State Summer School of the Arts provides intensive pre-professional training programs with internationally acclaimed artists and artistic companies. Schools include the Schools of Ballet, Choral Studies, Dance, Media Arts, Orchestral Studies, Theatre and Visual Arts. These schools are open to all New York State high school age students who qualify through regional auditions.

Tuition assistance is available based upon financial need.

Applications deadlines vary throughout the Winter/Spring depending on a program.

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