• Are you looking for an amazing experience this summer?  Many area colleges and organizations are starting to send information about their summer program opportunities.  No matter where you live or what you wish to study, chances are good that there’s a program being offered near you.  If you're looking for a particular college that's not listed, go directly to their website and see if they offer a summer program.


    Application deadlines vary and come early in the year, so you'll want to act now!  For more information stop by the Career Center or visit the following program links.  Make sure to check this page regularly as these opportunities are continually updated. 



    CIEE - Language and Culture Summer Program

    CIEE announced that all summer study abroad programs (with the exception of 8 programs that we are continuing to monitor) are cancelled. For that reason, will offer their Language and Culture curriculum online this summer. 

    The online courses will be delivered live and in real-time by our best teachers in France and Spain, and students will earn students 3 college credits from Tulane University for their coursework. Every weekday for five weeks, students will connect in a virtual classroom (Zoom) with a CIEE language instructor in France or Spain and up to 15 other U.S. classmates for two hours of engaging language instruction. Like any of our study abroad programs, each lesson is designed to get students talking and interacting, while building intercultural competence and investigating the target culture. Our communicative, task-based, ACTFL-aligned curriculum includes meaningful, real-life tasks and projects, lively games, interactions and online chats with guest speakers and peers in France or Spain, and much more. Authentic resources and multimedia content bring the target culture to life—from exciting videos and movie clips, to virtual tours or current music hits and news articles.

     Our online programs will run from July 6 to August 7 for a total of 50 hours of live instruction and 53 hours of self-directed practice through Canvas. This course is open to students with at least a 2.5 GPA and at least one year of high school Spanish or French – any current high school student can enroll, not just students who were previously confirmed to study abroad with CIEE. While we are not able to offer scholarships for the online course, students who were previously confirmed to study abroad for summer 2020 have been given a $500 voucher to use towards a future CIEE program, which can be applied to the online course. Tuition for the course is $2,100 and includes the Tulane transcript processing fees and STAMP pre and post assessment.

     Applications are due May 20!


    Leading Ladies

    The Leading Ladies Initiative is a program that provides qualified and selected participants who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in Loudoun County high school's with a STEM internship opportunity during a 3-week work-based learning program to prepare them as leaders, for the college application process as well as to become effective contributors in the STEM workforce. The program will take place between June 12 - July 3 and includes an internship opportunity at a local business on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each week there are also Leadership Development days that are held on Tuesday and Thursday where STEM emphasized industries will host the Leading Ladies cohort on a site specific tailored to their industry and will have the opportunity to tour facilities, learn from leaders, and understand how what they are learning in the classroom applies to the work-place and the STEM field as a whole. 

    Click here for a link to our application.

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    Law Courses for High School Students

    This unique program consists of interactive and dynamic modules designed to stimulate students' conceptual learning and problem-solving skills. 

    All classes are held at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, which offers an exceptional opportunity for high school students to experience life in a law school that is home to the most technologically advanced courtroom in the nation.

    For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me at lakuderka@wm.edu or 757-221-2494.

    Law Courses


    Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

    Residential summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in conservation, environmental science, biology, and related topics at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia

    CONS 100: Introduction to Field Conservation Ecology

    June 21 – 28 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,300

    Get hands-on field experience in conservation, and define an ecological research question with a conservation practitioner.


    CONS 110: How to Be a Better Naturalist

    July 19 – 25 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,100

    Describe field marks for a variety of animal and plant taxa, deploy observation and monitoring equipment, and apply conservation techniques to the natural world near your home.

    Registration is open now through mid-May. Students and parents can register using the red button at the top of the page here


    UC Santa Barbara Pre-College Programs

    UC Santa Barbara is excited to offer three Pre-College Programs for high school students, in grades 9–11, for Summer 2020! Our programs provide students with a unique opportunity to explore new topics and special interest areas while earning college credit. They are designed to help shape a student's academic, professional, personal, and social development. We invite your students to learn and grow in a diverse and the supportive environment at one of the top research institutions in the country.

    Research Mentorship Program (RMP)
    RMP is an immersive, six-week residential and commuter program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students in university-level research. Students are paired with a mentor and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

    ·  Program dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020

    ·  Application deadline: March 15, 2020


    Summer Research Academies (SRA)
    SRA is a dynamic, four-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences-related fields.

    ·  Program dates: June 28 – July 25, 2020

    ·  Application deadline: April 15, 2020


    Summer Scholars Program (SSP)
    SSP is a six-week residential and commuter academic program that gives motivated students the opportunity to jumpstart their higher education career by enrolling in two credit-bearing courses alongside UC Santa Barbara undergraduates. Students will engage in meaningful coursework, college preparation seminars, and professional development workshops designed to introduce them to life as a member of the Gaucho community.

    ·  Program dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020

    ·  Application opens: February 10, 2020

    ·  Application deadline: June 1, 2020

    Please visit the Pre-College website to learn more about specific program eligibility, requirements, and to access the online applications. Students are admitted to all three programs on a rolling basis.


    VA State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

    The mission of DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is to engage young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment. The program includes three elements united by the types of project, environmental education and adventure programming, and the age of the participants. These are environmental stewardship programs, not summer camps. Live and work in a state park during this 3 week program. 

    First Session: June 21 - July 11

    Second Session: July 19- Aug 8

    $500 program completion stipend. Application and details available at http://vasp.fun/YCC - You must include two references. Application Deadline: March 5, 2020


    Girls Who Code

    Learn about jobs in tech, make lifelong friends, and qualify for a stipend all for free! LCPS is partnering with Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) to bring computer science opportunities to students across our community. We wanted to let you know that applications for their Summer Immersion Program are open now and found at: https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/ ! Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs are seven-week summer programs for rising juniors and senior girls to learn 
computer science, get exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the U.S. Summer Immersion Programs will take place at various companies such as AT&T, Facebook and Bank of America. 

    In the Summer Immersion Program, you will learn about: 

    • Tech Companies -- You’ll meet female engineers and get an inside look at technical roles in the world’s top companies. 
    • Project-based learning -- You’ll learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more! 
    • Sisterhood -- You’ll work in teams and make lifelong friendships with a supportive and diverse community of thousands of girls.  

    In addition to providing a free program, Girls Who Code offers summer stipends of up to $1,400 to cover transportation and/or additional expenses. The summer stipend is available for all Summer Immersion Program applicants who qualify. Applications for summer 2020 are now open with an early application deadline of February 14, and the final deadline is March 13. Girls Who Code also offers webinars (https://mailchi.mp/c1d968b8992a/sipwebinar) to learn more.


    Summer Leaders Experience: US Military Academy West Point

    SLE is a fast-paced program consisting of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics. SLE sessions are held during the first two weeks of June each year. You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE. 

    The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) 2020 application period will open on January 15, 2020 and will remain open until March 15, 2020.

    Session 1:  May 30 - June 5, 2020

    Session 2:  June 6 - 12 , 2020

    CIEE High School Summer Abroad

     Imagine summer soccer in Tanzania – with a mission to empower young girls. Or squad time perfecting your French with croissants in a magical Parisian park. What if summer outside meant reforesting mangroves and tracking endangered birds in Costa Rica? Your CIEE summer abroad could be any of these. Choose from 50+ adventures rooted in language, service, or intriguing topics like filmmaking or marine science. Set out for three or four weeks of hands-on learning, eye-opening group excursions, and fun activities that deeply immerse you in local culture, and seize a summer you’ll never forget. Watch this video to see what it's all about! Scholarship Deadline: Feb. 14th    

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