A list of information about summer enrichment and gap year programs for high school students is now available.  As the year progresses, there will be additional listings. Please note that this is not an endorsement of any program, simply opportunities for interested parties to explore further. These opportunities are often very worthwhile; introducing students to intellectual and social experiences beyond what is available in a typical school year.  


    Adelphi University
    Students are invited to experience life as a college students while pursuing credit-bearing and noncredit courses in the following disciplines: nursing, computer programming, psychology, and the arts and sciences.  The school is also offering three new programs" robotics and technology, law and society and digital filmmaking.  

    Babson College's Summer Study for High School Students

    This month-long, residential program provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience college life while examining the impact of business and entrepreneurshi on the world.  Students in this course will cover different topics, earning 4 college credits and surrounding themselves with other young entrepreneurs.
    Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps
    These two camps for high school students grade 9-12 are each a week-long, teaching students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. Students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper East Side.
    Barnard Pre-College Programs 
    An exciting opportunity, the programs offered for current 10th and 11th grade girls provide the chance to experience college life while exploring New York City.  The 4-week students are even offered the chance to attend workshops with Admissions Counselors and visit workplaces around NYC as part of the Beyond the Gates series about life in and after college.
    Blueprint Summer Programs
    This program offers personal, innovative and fun pre-college programs that allow the student to explore college life and gain critical skills.  Pick your course... pick your campus... picky your length of stay - it is all up to you.
    Boston University Summer Term 
    High School Honors: A six-week program for rising juniors and seniors in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and ear up to 8 transferable college credits.  There is a choice of residential, commuter or online programs.
    RISE Internship/Practicum:  A six-week non-credit residential or commuter program for rising seniors in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
    Academic Immersion (AIM):  This three-week, non-credit residential program for rising juniors and seniors offers a choice of two different tracks - Introduction to Experimental Psychology or Introduction to Medicine - on which to focus while enjoying a college campus experience. 
    Summer Challenge:  This two-week residential program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors offers two non-credit seminars of their choice, all while taking part in the college experience.
    Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop:  This three-week workshop will begin on June 26th and will expose students to the exciting work of veteran journalism teachers and award-winning local and national journalists.  They will have the chance to participate in investigative stories that challenge their critical thinking and research skills.
    Summer Preview:  This one-week non-credit commuter or residential program gives students the opportunity to explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience.  Students must be entering their freshman or sophomore year in the the fall of 2017.
    Application Deadline:  Varies by program.


    These two to four week programs are available to students in middle school, high school and college, who are interested in global education and skill building, with the chance to earn college credits, internationally recognized certifications, community service hours and a new perspective on the world and their place in it.
    Cambridge Immerse 2018
    Cambridge Immerse is a two week residential academic programme with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed for 16-18 year old students – providing a taste of what it’s like to study a subject at university level. Academic sessions are carefully designed and taught by expert tutors in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry. And our carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique experience of the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities. 
    Catholic University of America Summer Institutes
    Summer programs for Business, Theology, Architecture, and Drama offer students the chance to experience a collegiate atmosphere in the heart of our nation's Capital, all while learning and engaging through hands-on programs that enhance leadership abilities in preparation for college. 
    Cleveland Institute of Art
    During this immersive residential program, students can spend two or four weeks experiencing college life at a premier college of art and design. Students are eligible to receive 3 college credits and grade upon successful completion of the tw-week program, or 6 college credits for the four-week program.
    DeSales University Summer Video Institute
    Working with state-of-the-art technology, students in this residential one-week program will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Students will be offered lectures on topics such as equipment training, Photoshop, green screen, composition, and sound and editing software.  At the end of the program, the final films will be enjoyed in a festival screening open to invited guests.
    Gettysburg College Summer Camps
    Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school students over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, creative writing, or information technology.  These camps are offered to sophomores and juniors.
    Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp 
    The goal of this camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through a series of 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.  
    Indiana University-Bloomington: Business is Global Program
    This two week program is an unique blend of culture, language and international business learning that will provide students an introduction into the myriad opportunities available in today's global marketplace.
    Ithaca College Summer College
    Summer college gives high school students the chance to experience the kind of uncommon and inventive courses they'll take as an undergraduate.  Students will explore American art and culture, learn professional skills, and get a one-week preview of college life in one of the expert-led workshops.
    Landmark College High School Summer Program 
    An academic, residential program that offers abundant opportunities for high school students who struggle to keep up or simply want to experience the atmosphere of college. They also offer a "Social Pragmatics Track" for students who have strong potential, but have challenges related to a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or a similar diagnosis. 
    Montclair State University Hispanic College Institute
    This three-day event for sophomores and juniors who identify as Hispanic offers an opportunity for them to engage in career exploration and goal-setting, attend college-planning workshops, participate in majors fair and mock college interviews and see the campus life up-close.  The Institute is free for participants.
    National Grid Engineering Pipeline Program  
    Students will be given the opportunity to gain exposure to the engineering industry through instruction, in and out of the classroom, site visits, research and projects.  Highlights include interacting with real life engineers as mentors, networking with fellow program participants, participating in job shadowing to experience a "day in the life of", and opportunities for paid internships.  Please check the website for accepted criteria.
    The National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) 
    This joint project of the College of William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation invites students to spend some time this summer doing an in-depth study in early American history.  Offered are two three-week sessions, in which the participants will earn four hours of college credit and participate in an array of exciting activities.  Highly motivated, rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to check into it.
    NJ SAME Summer Engineering
    New Jersey Post Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is accepting applications from high school sophomore, junior and selected senior students for the following summer camps:
    U.S. Air Force Academy Camp - Colorado Springs, CO
    U.S. Army Camp - Vicksburg,MS
    U.S. Marine Corps Camp - Camp Lejeune, NC
    Oxbridge Academic Programs
    Offer multiple programs abroad in France, Spain, and the U.K., along with experiences in Boston, NYC, and LA.  
    Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School - Livingston, N.J.
    This innovative, 4-week course for young scientists and engineers offers hands-on experiences that allow them to invent, create, and build something real.   Students are given the objective of identifying scientific questions, developing design proposals, and finally actualizing their designs in a state-of-the-art maker lab.  Interested students are invited to an Open House on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30 PM at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, 110 S. Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J.
    Rutgers Business School Summer Camp
    This camp is an experiential camp which allows campers to experience the various business disciplines:  Marketing, management, Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain.  The week-long camp includes trips to local businesses, introductions to many areas of business from faculty, and participation in a business plan competition, all while experiencing the college life.
    Skidmore Summer Pre-College and Studio Art Program
    Talented high school students can take college-level art courses or noncredit workshops during this five-week program, all while experiencing campus life.  They can use the time to create unique artwork for a college portfolio, and build skills and vocabulary in the visual arts field.
    Smith College Summer Pre-College Programs
    Open to current high school girls interested in exploring challenging and intriguing subjects while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world.  PLEASE see the website for important deadline information.
    SPI Study Abroad
    Since 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad offers intensive FrenchItalianChinese, and Spanish language immersion, cultural leadership and volunteer service summer programs in SpainFrance,ItalyCosta RicaMexico, and China. Students gain self confidence, independence, and maturity, as well as increased fluency in a foreign language — skills that enrich their lives forever. 
    Stanford University Pre-College
    Students from around the world will participate in engaging academic programs designed to give them the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools.  They can choose from among several programs, where instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching will give them a taste of college life on the beautiful Stanford campus. 
    Susquehanna University
    High-achieving high school students are invited to spend a week  at Susquehanna University, which is a selective, residential liberal arts and sciences college in central Pennsylvania.  Students will live on the picturesque campus while experiencing college-level workshops in a variety of areas.
    TCNJ Summer Robotics Camp
    Participants will experience residential collegiate life on the campus and get a behind-the-scenes look at how robotics work. Students can apply their skills to their own robotics-related projects that culminate in a competition, and they get to keep their robot at the end of the program.  Eligible participants are high school students who rank in the top 30% of their class, have an interest in engineering, and have successfully completed one year of college prep mathematics.
    Teen Global Education
    Teen Global Education provides ambitious high school students from around the world an intellectually stimulating, physically invigorating, socially dynamic, and, above all, fun immersive summer experience in an idyllic European setting. It is dedicated to fostering critical and creative thinking, meaningful professor-student relationships, exceptional teaching, personal responsibility, and confidence in navigating foreign environments. Our 4-week programs in Greifswald, Germany (GGE) and Girona, Spain (SGE) are designed to strengthen self-awareness and -confidence, improve existing skills while nurturing new ones, and encourage a stronger sense of purpose and direction.
    UC Santa Barbara
    The Research Mentorship Program (RMP):  This six week program engages high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary university-level research.  Paired with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty), students will learn research techniques, observe professional research-based opportunities, and refine their academic goals.  Students will be immersed in university life and network with equally ambitious and curious peers.

    Science & Engineering Research Academy (SERA):  This four week program introduces qualified high school students to research through project-based, directed research in STEM-related fields.


    The University of Chicago Summer Session
    Rising sophomore, junior, and seniors can immerse themselves in the exceptional academic environmetn at the University of Chicago through this summer program. Students may choose from almost 100 credit-bearing courses drawn from our undergraduate curriculum or enroll in selective programs taught at the college level but designed exclusively for talented high school students.  
    University of Dallas
    All programs at this exciting university are taught by faculty through small-group discussions and tutorials while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites.  Students emerge from this program with skills essential for the college classroom, having formed the long-lasting friendships that inevitable develop in a a learning community.  Students can earn three hours of college credit.
    University of Dayton Summer Camps
    Three exciting residential engineering camps are available this summer:  METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men, Women in Engineering Summer Camp, and Summer Honors Engineering Camp.  Students who excel at math and science and wish to learn more about the exciting opportunities available in a career in engineering should consider this program.  Check the website for more program information.
    University of Maryland - Terp Young Scholars
    College-bound seniors, juniors and sophomores are invited to experience this exceptional, pre-college program to pursue their academic interests, investigate career opportunities, and explore campus life - all while earning three university credits. Whether living on campus or commuting from home, students will participate in activities that incorporate exceptional resources taught by the dynamic faculty, including field trips and guest speakers who are experts in their field.
    West Point Summer Leadership Experience 
    Open to current juniors, this one-week program gives students a chance to experience life as a cadet before making their college decisions.  SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics.  
    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Leadership in the Business World:  A select group of rising high school seniors will be exposed to an intensive summer program that will hone their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through a mix of classes, company site visits and team building exercises.

    Management & Technology Summer Institute:  This three week for-credit summer program is for students who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles. 

    Wharton Sports Business Academy:  Talented rising juniors and seniors will be afforded the opportunity to learn about sports business leadership.  This program will examine the areas of sports ownership, sports agents, marketing, media, and labor, as it relates to various intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports.

    Wharton Moneyball Academy:  This two week summer program is for students interested in examining sports through analytics and statistical programming.


    Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Summer Programs at WPI
    This on-campus, residential, research and learning experience for rising juniors and seniors blends science, technology, and engineering programs with humanities and arts workshops.  Two separate sessions are offered, allowing participants the flexibility to choose from a wide-range of science, engineering, technology and math specialties in each session.