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Looking for summer programs for rising juniors—any advice?

Hey everyone! Next year I'll be a rising junior and I'm hoping to find an interesting summer program to attend. Do you folks have any suggestions on programs that are particularly suited for students at this stage in high school? Thanks so much!

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're looking to explore summer programs as a rising junior. There are many options available depending on your interests and goals. Here are some suggestions for summer programs tailored towards high school students that you can consider:

1. Research Programs: Depending on your field of interest, you can apply to research programs at local universities or institutions. For example, if you're interested in STEM, programs like SSRP-AMGEN Scholars Program at Stanford or the Research Science Institute (RSI) might be a good fit.

2. Academic Programs: Many colleges offer summer programs for high school students in various subjects, such as business, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. Some popular ones include the TASP (Telluride Association Summer Program), the Yale Young Global Scholars program, and the Brown University Pre-College Program.

3. Arts-focused Programs: If you're into the arts, consider attending programs like the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program, the New York Film Academy's Summer Camp, or the Tanglewood Institute.

4. Community Service Programs: Many organizations offer summer programs focused on community service and leadership development. You can explore options like Global Leadership Adventures or National Student Leadership Conference.

5. Study Abroad Programs: If you're interested in exploring a new culture and learning a new language, consider participating in study abroad programs like the Council on International Educational Exchange or AFS-USA.

6. Internships or Job Shadowing: Another alternative is to seek out internships or job-shadowing opportunities in your field of interest. This will not only help you gain hands-on experience but also make valuable connections in the industry.

When choosing a summer program, consider factors such as program duration, cost, location, and the reputation of the institution hosting the program. Additionally, don't forget to check the application deadlines and requirements for each program.

Best of luck finding the perfect summer program, and I hope you have an amazing experience!

7 months ago

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