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Best Summer Programs for High Schoolers?

Hi, I'm trying to plan my summer before senior year! Can anyone recommend any top summer programs for high school students? I'm open to any subject area, just looking for exciting opportunities to learn and potentially enhance my college applications.

7 months ago

If you're looking to join an engaging and highly-regarded summer program, there's a good selection to choose from across various subject areas. Here are a few notable programs for high school students:

1. Summer@Brown: Brown University's pre-college program offers 1-4 week courses in a range of subjects, from the liberal arts to engineering. You'll have the opportunity to learn from university professors and experience life on a college campus.

2. TASP (Telluride Association Summer Program): A highly selective, all-expenses-paid, 6-week program for intellectually curious students. Participants attend seminars and engage in intellectual discussions with their peers.

3. COSMOS (California State Summer School for Math and Sciences): A 4-week residential program aimed at students interested in STEM. You'll have the opportunity to explore advanced topics in a unique academic setting on one of four University of California campuses.

4. National High School Game Academy: For those interested in game design and development, this program, which is held at Carnegie Mellon University, provides an immersive experience in creating games and learning about the gaming industry.

5. Iowa Young Writers' Studio: A 2-week residential program for aspiring writers who want to hone their skills through workshops, readings, and individual conferences with published authors.

6. Boston University Summer Challenge: Students can choose from a range of 2-week seminars in subjects such as business, health sciences, engineering, and journalism, while experiencing college life at BU.

7. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes: Offers 3-week residential programs in subjects like artificial intelligence, law, philosophy, and more.

Remember, when choosing a summer program, it's important to prioritize your genuine interests and passions rather than selecting a program solely based on its ability to enhance your college application. Not only will this lead to a more enjoyable experience, but it will also enable you to better express your commitment to the subject in your application to colleges. Good luck in your search!

7 months ago

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