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Summer Programs

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs
Summer Scholars program offers 300 talented rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore one of 21 fields of study, at the college level, with Notre Dame faculty. The classes are small in size, allowing for a more personalized experience. To explore this year’s offerings in detail, which include courses in the arts, business, humanities, the sciences and social sciences, please consult the Pre-College website (

Notre Dame Leadership Seminars offers high achieving, rising high school seniors from across the country, and the world, the opportunity to engage in discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. This program is especially designed to hone the expressive skills of advanced students. Nearly 100 students are selected for this program that is funded by the University. This year’s courses are American Arts, Popular Culture and Social Change, Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and, Science, Ethics and Responsibility.

There is also a study abroad program in Rome, Italy (Study Abroad:Rome). This 12-day seminar will focus on the built environment, introducing students to the history and culture of the Eternal City. For mature, rising seniors only, this program will be limited to 20 students. Selection criteria for Study Abroad is similar to Leadership Seminars and is for rising seniors only.

To learn more about the various opportunities through the Notre Dame Pre-College Programs or to review the application requirements, program costs and deadlines, visit the website listed above. Because of the length of the application, you are strongly encouraged to begin the applications in advance to complete the application process on time. For more detailed questions, contact Angie Yugo, Associate Program Director at or call 574-631-0990.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist. Information is located at

STEM Camp – Jefferson State Community College
STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Explore careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 may attend. Camp is typically free due to a generous grant and will take place in June at the Carson Road Campus of Jeff State. Look for information in the Spring online at or call 205-856-7848.

Sewanee Bridge Program
The Bridge Program in Math and Science is sponsored by the University of the South (Sewanee) and provides a scholarship for tuition, room and board-so the program is free! Twenty selected students will live in a dorm, work with college students, and study under University professors in state-of-the-art classrooms. Interested juniors are encouraged to apply for this three-week summer math and science program in Sewanee, TN. Applications are due March 15. Information is available at in late Winter (February).

The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program website for more information.

In-State Programs
U of Alabama K-12 Summer Programs
U of Alabama Student Introduction to Engineering (SITE) -requires interest in math & science
UAB Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop
Auburn U. World Affairs Seminar
Auburn University Building Construction Camp
Auburn University Fish Camp -considering fisheries/natural resources
Auburn University Musical Theatre Camp– aspiring actors, singers, and dancers
Jefferson State Summer Construction Technology– 3 day camp
UAB Music Technology Camp

Out of State Programs

ACA American Collegiate Adventures – Pre-College summer enrichment program
Alfred University in NY Summer Programs– variety of programsBoston College Summer Experience– opportunity to live/study on campus
Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel– 5 week study in Israel for Jewish students
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs– explore achitecture, art, design, drama, music or the National High School Game Academy to prepare yourself for study at the college level
Clemson U Summer Science, Engineering, and Architecture Enrichment Programs
Columbia University Summer High School Programs– study in NYC, Barcelona or the Middle East
Davidson College July Exprience
Duke University TIP Summer Program– pre-college studies for rising 10th-11th graders
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising– explore fashion and business
Furman Summer Scholars– variety of experiences
University of Mississippi Summer College for High School Students– jump start on college for students with 3.2 GPA
Oxbridge Academic Summer Programs -study in Oxford, Cambridge, Paris or Barcelona
SPI Study Abroad Program– language immersion and potential college credit
Savannah College of Art and Design– summer art programs
Telluride Junior Seminar– a free six week program in African Studies and other programs
Washington University in St. Louis– summer program for rising juniors and seniors

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