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*Gonzaga Prep is not endorsing the following programs.  Rather, program information is listed here to give students many options to explore when seeking either academic enrichment or service learning opportunities.


NYU Summer Programs
Princeton Summer Programs
University of Dayton Summer Programs

Tulane University Summer Program 

Career Explorations in Architecture at Tulane University offers high schoolers a short, intensive, and engaging introduction to the field of architecture. 

Students spend three weeks in New Orleans exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture through lectures, design studio, digital workshops, and field trips with Tulane professors and local architects. 

The program is designed to expose students interested in art and design to the unique blend of visual orientation, creative process, and academic investigation that forms an architectural education.

Career Explorations in Architecture runs July 8-28, 2018.

Learn more at http://architecture.tulane.edu/career-explorations or reach out to Maggie Williams at mwilliams@tulane.edu with any questions.


University of Alabama Summer Programs 


Applications open on Feb. 1st for the summer programs. 

Please call or email with any questions at 205-348-7083 or earlycollege@ua.edu, or visit our website at uaearlycollege.ua.edu



 Spokane-Cagli(Italy) Summer experience 


Partnering with the American Italian Club of Spokane, Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Lodge#2172, The Spokane-Cagli (Italy) Sister City Association, and the Chase Youth Commission, we are pleased to announce the application process is open for Spokane region high-school students to travel to Italy this summer, with full scholarships available. See details on the website below or contact John Caputo directly at jcaputo1@mac.com

Details and applications can be found at: http://chaseyouthspokane.org/caglisep/




Young Scholars Program at Santa Clara University for High School Students
June 20 - July 27, 2018

Become a Young Scholar at Santa Clara University
Each year select, highly-motivated high school students explore the world of higher education in a five-week intensive program that includes university courses, advising, and meetings with key people on campus. In addition to college credit, students leave with a hands-on experience of college life. Please note: students are required to attend every class meeting. Travel and other summer programs should not occur during the dates of the Young Scholars Program.


Discover Your Answers To:

Am I prepared for College?
How is college different from high-school?
What are college professors like?
How do I choose a major?


School of Engineering Summer Program at Santa Clara University

The School of Engineering at Santa Clara University is pleased to announce its 29th annual Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) program. This special summer experience is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring the field of engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university.

2018 SES Applications now available
Applications for the SES Program Summer 2018 will be accepted until 5 PM Friday, March 2, 2018



Two sessions will be held during the summer of 2018:


Session 1: July 8-12, 2018
Session 2: July 15-19, 2018


For more information or questions, write or call:
E-mail: summerengineeringseminar@scu.edu


The Program
The SES program is designed to motivate young people to pursue science and engineering majors in college so they can ultimately participate in the scientific and technical work force. It provides participants with a chance to explore the many possibilities of engineering as a career while living in University residence halls staffed by program counselors. Participants eat their meals in University dining facilities, attend special workshops and complete their own engineering projects. Participants experience the outside-of-class aspects of Santa Clara University through afternoon and evening recreational activities. Feel free to browse a recent SES schedule to take a look at the variety of program activities offered (2018's schedule is subject to change).


During their stay on campus, students attend introductory level workshops spanning several disciplines of engineering that are facilitated by our engineering faculty. Topics will include: Bio, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Participants attend all core workshops for a broad exposure to the various disciplines and careers within the field of engineering. SES workshops will be held in the School of Engineering, the focal point for engineering education at Santa Clara University.


Wellesley College Summer Programs


Wellesley College offers Pre-College Residential Summer Programs to academically motivated high-school girls. As a student in the Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program or Pre-College Exploratory Workshops she will explore her passions, experience life on a college campus, and make meaningful friendships while growing as a more confident, focused individuals.


With over 30 courses to choose from, fields of study offered in Wellesley’s Pre-College Programs include:


Sports Leadership

Writing Courses

Arts and Performance




Social Sciences

Ethics and Philosophy


Media and Branding

Courses are taught by Wellesley faculty, and students can earn full college credit.


Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018 
Brown Pre-College Programs.

This summer, students from around the world will choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to experience Ivy League academics and prepare for college success.

Brown Pre-College programs offer more than 300 academic courses, on campus, online, and around the world.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Leadership
  • STEM
  • College Credit Courses

Visit www.brown.edu/summer to explore our programs and plan your summer. Apply early, courses fill quickly! 


Boston University Summer Term

Our pre-college programs provide students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential. You can learn more about our programs by visiting bu.edu/summer/highschool.


 George Washington University Summer Programs

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.

Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.

Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.


Duke Summer Sessions

Good news from Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!
 If you have any questions, please use the contact information below!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University
summercollege@duke.edu  |  Facebook  |  Website


 St. Andrews summer program

There is a  popular summer school program for high school students at St Andrews, our International Summer Programme.


We’re pleased to announce a new fully funded scholarship for this programme – please see the ‘Scholarships’ link on the International Summer Programme page for application details. The deadline for our new scholarship is February 2, 2018.



We hope this merit scholarship will help a student who might otherwise not have been aware of St Andrews to have the opportunity to study in the UK and seriously consider St Andrews for their full undergraduate studies.



The Horizons Scholarship-summer opportunity
The Horizons Scholarship supports outstanding high school students from any greade level on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in the fast-growing technology sector. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students planning to attends the nation's top universities. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge. 

The Horizons community attend the top business, engineering, and liberal arts programs in the country at The Wharton School, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Williams, Pomona and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 




University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is offering a summer program titled "Leadership Seminars" for current high school juniors who are intellectually and socially mature and ready for an international adventure. The selection criteria is based on a rank of at least 10% or better;SAT score-Math + Verbal=1350 and higher or ACT of 30 or higher and demonstrated leadership in the classroom, school, outside organizations, etc.

For more information about this program or other summer programs offered by Notre Dame, please visit https://precollege.nd.edu/



Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is offering high school students a unique summer opportunity to study abroad  with their faculty while earning Hillsdale College credit. travel destinations include historic cities such as London, Paris, Rome and Washington D.C. For more information, please call (517)-607-2327 or email summerprograms@hillsdale.edu.

Cornell University

2-, 3-, and 6-week programs for high school students https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/


USC Summer Programs 
USC Summer programs offer 4 and 2 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Courses are interactive, engaging and challenging, and students receive 3 units of transferrable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4 week program. Students can choose from over 20 courses in a variety of subject areas. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://summer.usc.edu
Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Computer Science, Medicine, Law, Economics, History and Engineering and many more. The academic program is designed and taught by tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic inquiry. And the carefully planned schedule ensures that the program not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the city through an abundance of activities. Students reside in Queen’s College or Christ’s College, prestigious and central colleges of Cambridge University. Within their historic walls, we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a program for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success in higher education. 

Enrollment in the program is ongoing, and students aged 15 and above are welcome to apply at www.cambridgeimmerse.com

If you would like to request further information, please email enquiries@cambridgeimmerse.com