•   SUMMER AND GAP YEAR OPPORTUNITIES

    Please see below a listing of Summer Pre-College Program Opportunities
     
    While this is an expansive list, it is by no means a complete listing of all that is available.
    A separate search based on your own interests is always recommended in addition to utilizing this resource.   
     
    Please note that this is not an endorsement of any program, simply opportunities for further research. 
                                                                                                                                                                                        
     
      
    General Summer Study Options:
    These programs offer multiple options and opportunities to study varying disciplines and take courses over the summer for college credit. Some are school specific, while others are generalized and offer flexibility in school choice. 
     
     
     

    Specialized & Specific Programs:

    These programs offer specific or unique experiences for students based on individual topics and/or requirements for enrollment

    This month-long, residential program provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience college life while examining the impact of business and entrepreneurship on the world.  Students in this course will cover different topics, earning 4 college credits and surrounding themselves with other young entrepreneurs.

    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.
    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.
    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 two-week program or 6 college credits for the four-week program. 
    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 in math and science and wish to learn more about the exciting opportunities available in a career in engineering should consider this program.  
    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.
    The brightest and most motivated students are invited to take their STEM talents to the next level in this summer program.  Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a select group of rising 10th to 12th graders in the following:  Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.  
    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.  
    This two-week program is a 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.
    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. 
    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.
    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. 
    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.
    Rising seniors considering a career in the high-growth service industry of hospitality management are invited to participate in a one-week residential hospitality management summer program from July 15th to the 21st.  The program is limited to 20 students, and due to the generosity of private donors, the fee is only $500.
    In 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.  The pre-college programs cover a wide range of content areas and multiple levels of coursework. 
    The College of New Jersey’s Urban Teacher Academy (UTA) is offered to high school juniors interested in pursuing careers in urban education and/or high shortage subject areas. This intensive, two-week summer program is designed to attract students to teaching in high poverty schools and/or high shortage subject areas through exposure to a curriculum and practicum experiences that focus on teaching.
    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, U.S. Army Camp, U.S. Marine Corps Camp - Camp Lejeune, NC
    A mix of Business focused learning opportunities throughout the summer for High School students
    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 experience
    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 field.

    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.
    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.
    Since 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad offers intensive French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish language immersion, cultural leadership and volunteer service summer programs in Spain, FranceItaly, Costa Rica, Mexico, and China. Students gain self-confidence, independence, and maturity, as well as increased fluency in a foreign language — skills that enrich their lives forever. 
    This Science Enrichment Academy at Stockton (SEAS)  exposes students to the process of scientific inquiry and gives participants gained experience gathering, measuring and analyzing data.  Geared toward those who intend to follow STEM majors, the encouragement they will gain in this program will make a difference in their lives.
    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.