Many organizations offer students unique and potentially life-changing experiences across the country and around the world. You can spend part of your summer challenging yourself on a college campus, participating in community service projects or experiencing new languages and cultures, or developing cooperative and leadership skills in beautiful settings in the U.S. and abroad.
This directory of program providers is a place for students, parents and advisers to start learning about the many available options. We encourage you to explore, contact program providers directly, and ask a lot of questions to find the program that is right for you.
* This directory is for informational purposes only. Farther Foundation does not specifically recommend or endorse any program listed in the directory.
For almost 20 years we have shared life-changing experiences with thousands of students from across the United States and the entire world. Our students pursued various academic interests and artistic talents, learned foreign languages and discovered new cultures, prepared for the college years and made many lifelong friendships. Our programs are designed to give them unique, individual experiences, let them learn in a fun, interactive manner, and above all, give each and every one of our students our personal attention and assure their safety.
Abroadco offers study abroad programs for high school students. Our all-inclusive summer study abroad programs are complete with tuition, housing, meals, excursions, and resident staff.
ACES - American Cultural Exchange Service is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to international cultural, educational, and sports exchanges. Our mission is to provide high quality international educational, cultural and sports exchange programs to people in the US and around the world.
The American Farm School nurtures the minds that feed the world. It is the premier institution in southeastern Europe for education and research in agriculture, food systems, environmental studies and other life sciences related to our sustainable future. Founded in 1904 by enlightened American educators, the School continues to apply its hallmark “learn by doing” approach to educate students of all ages. The School’s campus farm serves as a living laboratory for hands-on education and applied research.
AFS is one of the world’s largest community-based volunteer organizations dedicated to building a more just and peaceful world through international student exchange. Going abroad is about connecting to a worldwide community of like-minded people. 100 years ago, the founders of AFS discovered the importance of intercultural exchange; today, you can be part of their legacy and join a network of 400,000 alumni who proudly call themselves AFSers from the moment of their departure and for the rest of their lives.
Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services.
Different languages and cultures are our passion. AmeriSpan takes pride in the fact that we have traveled to most of the countries we offer, speak most of the languages we teach, and maintain close relationships with the schools and host families we place students with.
Amigos offers cultural immersion experiences through summer volunteer and gap programs in Latin America. Our programs give you the opportunity to gain essential education and life experience, leadership training, and an entirely new network of friends by living and working in amazing communities throughout Central and South America.
Apogee offers outdoor adventure travel to teens and young adults. We provide students with well-designed hiking, biking, community service, writing, photography, farm-to-table, and language programs to spectacular locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Caribbean. We travel in small, supportive, co-ed groups led by dynamic, responsible, and well-trained leaders. In this nurturing and wholesome environment, students learn about themselves and others through physical challenge and volunteer work. Traveling by their own power, students will achieve new heights. Apogee’s primary goals are for students to have fun, form lasting friendships, and to develop strong values.
ARCC is committed to providing unique and life-changing experiences that resonate deep within our students. Through cultural exchange, volunteering and shared experience, ARCC Programs students engage in intimate authentic encounters with the people, the cultures and the lands they visit.
ASSE offers exchange programs in countries including most of Western Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple.
Berklee summer programs will give you a taste of Berklee—the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts—on the stage, in the studio, and in the classroom.
With programs in music performance, theater, dance, music production, songwriting, opera, and music business there is a Berklee summer program for you—whether you are in middle school, high school, college, or beyond.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp offers fine arts education and opportunities for international travel.
From scaling the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to snorkeling off the coast of Mozambique, if there’s an adventure to be had, we’ll be there. Find a teen adventure summer camp that meets your brand of bold in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
BU Summer Term offers one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school students. This summer, prepare for your future in college with exciting and challenging summer programs for high school students at Boston University Summer Term. With five programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus.
BGSU’s Summer Music Institute features seven different week long intensive camp sessions designed to improve your playing, learn new skills and meet new friends – all on a college campus. Students will work with BGSU Music Faculty and Guest Artists who will challenge and inspire!
Broadreach has expanded the horizons of over 17,000 middle school, high school and college students. On 70+ summer adventures in 40+ countries, our students have pursued their interests, unlocking the world, understanding its people and finding themselves along the way. They’ve earned 10,000+ college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography, and more than 33,000+ certifications through hands-on education. They’ve logged over 134,000 community service hours while making the world a better place, and traveled countless miles across oceans, off beaten paths and into ancient cultures. They came alone, but left with 10-12 incredible friends and the knowledge that life’s possibilities are limitless.
Each summer, students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to prepare for college success, and to experience the challenge of college-level academics. Brown Pre-College is committed to the ongoing work of building a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning community where differences are valued and respected.
Buck’s Rock is no ordinary performing and creative arts sleep-away camp! It’s an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing, confidence-building summer adventure. Buck’s Rock is a sleep away summer camp where young artists ages 9-18 can make their own choices, follow their own passions, and create their own incredible summer experience.
CCA's Pre-College Program is an exciting opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design, or creative writing in an art school setting.
The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students the opportunity to experience college life.
Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum. Participants are taught by highly regarded tutors who are current or previous members of Oxford University or Cambridge University, and have tutored undergraduate students. Cambridge Immerse fosters an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry and instills a passion for learning. Participants learn in small classes, with supplementary workshops and outstanding tutorials in the subject of their choice.
Carleton College offers six three-week long pre-college programs in topics such as science, computer science, writing, humanities, quantitative reasoning, and language and global issues where rising juniors and seniors live and learn in a welcoming community of peers.
The Summer Academy for Math and Science provides rising high school seniors with a strong interest in computer science, engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the opportunity to achieve essential skills necessary to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. The Summer Academy curriculum includes seminars and highly collaborative hands-on projects, designed and taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty, outstanding teachers and graduate students, carefully chosen due to their commitment to teaching.
The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week, pre-college workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes their classroom.
Our High School Field School is your opportunity to be an archaeologist. Join our summer field crew and participate in real archaeological research alongside professional archaeologists. With our staff, you will learn how to do fieldwork, laboratory work, identify artifacts, and more as we investigate the Golden Eagle site.
We offer a 5-week Academic Enrichment Program for high school and middle school students, as well as 4-, 2-, and 1-week signature programs. From writing and theater arts to athletics and study abroad, we have a program for everyone.
This unique program offers students an opportunity to live and study at the College of William & Mary for three weeks during the summer. Students will earn four hours of transferable college credit studying early American history right where it happened.
Summer high school programs in New York, Barcelona and the Middle East.
Concordia Language Villages is the premiere language and cultural immersion program in the United States.
We offer pre-college programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an "unforgettable, life-changing summer."
At CIEE, we create opportunities that help bring people together. We foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. We help give students, teachers, and young professionals from across the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens.
Our High School Volunteer Abroad programs are purpose-driven: teens who travel abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions aren’t merely joining a tour group and observing another place; they engage in genuine cultural immersion, meaningful volunteer work, and other transformative experiences with the amazing people they meet.
Cushing Academy’s five-week Summer Session provides endless opportunities for students from across the country and around the world. You’ll engage in a dynamic learning environment and take part in fun and exciting weekend activities and events.
The Marine Science Course is an intense 4-week academic class which introduces high school students to the marine environment. The course gives students a better understanding and appreciation of the various fields in marine science. Students will live on campus and participate in more than 150 hours of supervised academic activities. Students will take part in lectures, individual and group assignments, laboratory investigations, field projects, oral presentations, and written and practical examinations.
July Experience is a rigorous three-week college immersion program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, collaborative, and self-disciplined. Join others from across the United States and around the world and take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls with other students, and participate in information sessions about the college admission process.
Deer Hill runs summer adventure camp programs that include backpacking, rock climbing, river rafting and working on community service projects with Native American families.
The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write. For over 20 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends. The workshop is held each June on the beautiful campus of Denison University.
Drexel's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.
Duke offers challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting.
A Summer Arts Camp with exceptional programs in Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Music, Video Production and Multi-track for ages 5 to 17
A residential college-level summer program for high school students.
Earthwatch knows that teens like you will be leaders of change. We want to put you in the field where you can make a difference - for the health of the planet, and for yourself.
No classes. No group activities. True Immersion with a European family.
The Girls’ Leadership Workshop (GLW) delivers programs each summer to educate, empower, and activate adolescent girls to become the next generation of social justice leaders.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an institution of higher learning that is recognized around the world for training the aviation and aerospace leaders of tomorrow.
The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students.
Welcoming spirited young musicians of all levels to our unique musical community for a wonderful summer of music, recreation and lasting friendship in southwestern Maine.
We educate our students to be exceptional individuals, to forge communities that inspire citizenship, and to know the world and its systems as their school.
JOIN the next generation of sustainability leaders: Motivated high school students ready to create change.
High school students are invited to participate in a college experience that is academically engaging and life-changing.
At Georgetown University’s Summer College, students have the unique opportunity to be “Hoyas” for the summer—to live on campus and attend classes side by side with undergraduate students.
Community Service Programs for Teens in Africa, Asia or Latin America
Global Routes offers teen summer community service programs for high school students in Belize, China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, and more.
We have taken some incredible locations all over the world and created specially designed projects for young adults (aged 15 to 17)
Global Works provides exceptional summer programs for teens featuring: Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Learning.
GYLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering young leaders in schools and communities.
A unique combination of traditional summer camp, leadership training and global friendships. The Global Youth Village empowers students with the skills and experience needed for success in a global world, while building meaningful friendship with teens from around the world. Located in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Participants represent 12+ cultures.
Study abroad with a leading cultural exchange organization incorporating social and environmental awareness. Advance your education. Become a leader. Help create a better world.
Experience college this summer at Harvard. You’ll be challenged—both personally and academically—by taking college courses, living in a dorm, and making friends from around the world.
Located high in the mountains of Colorado, our programs inspire personal and intellectual growth through real experience. The mountains and canyons are our classrooms.
The science camps seek to promote scientific literacy among high school students.
The Youth Center is designed for students 13–18 years of age who are interested in intensive hands on workshops in the arts while enjoying the social and life building experiences of a summer camp.
Interlochen is the first and foremost camp of its kind, offering visual and performing arts programs for student artists in grades 3-12.
A summer, residential, creative writing program for high school students
Our summer programs offer eligible students from all over the country and around the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional ab
At JKCP we understand that it’s all the small details of an experience that add up to be something great. From the moment you arrive, we make every detail of your summer not only fun, but a unique experience customized just for you! We continually push the limit on student-centered programming. Cutting edge classes and programs, high-caliber academic curricula, a global student body, trips on the East Coast, dorm life, on and off campus activities – the Krinsky Experience has mastered it all. We get to know you personally and help you feel like you are part of the JKCP family now and long after you leave.
The Junior Statesmen Summer School offers a challenging, dynamic academic experience for students who have a passion for politics and government.
Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing.
Kokrobitey Institute offers 2-3 week and semester long residential education programs for High School students in Ghana, Africa
Langubridge summer programs offer high school students an immersion experience with intense language learning and cultural explorations.
Students live on campus and participate in interactive classes, site visits, and one-on-one sessions conducted by the nation's leading business school professors and corporate executives.
Find out more about writing and living on campus while participating in this summer writing program for high school students.
Incredible summer programs for teens. Our trips combine adventure travel, cultural immersion, community service, and global education for high school students during expeditions around the world.
Campers choose Long Lake for fantastic summer fun in Drama, Acting, Musical Theater, Fine Arts with 20 studios, all forms of Dance, Music, Film-making, Rock Music and Circus.
Loop Abroad's trips are an opportunity for students to pursue subjects of interest as they relate to pressing global issues
If you'd rather study the human genome or build a robot than master the finer points of archery or memorize this year's summer TV reruns, we've got the programs for you.
The Montserrat Pre-College Program is for students who have the initiative for rigorous art instruction at the college-level.
Using the outdoors as our classroom, we teach what we love
Project Identity Summer Institute gives rising academically gifted sophomore and junior African American and other minority male high school students an exciting glimpse into academic college life.
Students completing 9th through 12th grades are eligible to participate in National Geographic Student Expeditions.
NOLS takes people of all ages on wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms.
For over 20 years, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions.
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session offers programs for students wishing to enrich, supplement, or accelerate their school-year education.
OpenRoads provides summer adventure for high school students that combines literature and the documentary arts (photography and video) in a highly experiential outdoor environment.
Overland offers more than 40 summer and semester programs spanning the outdoors, service, language, writing and the environment.
Ox-Bow offers one and two-week courses for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in 6 main studio areas—Ceramics, Glass, Painting and Drawing, Papermaking, Print, and Metals.
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for nearly 25 years.
Oxford Royale Academy's international summer school invites students from all over the world to experience the history, beauty, and scholarship of Oxford
No other educational travel provider offers the combination of experience, heritage, unique access, and a deep commitment to program participant safety as People to People
The Young Artist Intensive program encourages students to explore their talents in the performing arts.
Spend 14 days immersed in classical music education and performance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Phillips Academy supports a number of programs that provide educational opportunities to students beyond those who attend the Academy during the regular school year.
Every summer Exeter welcomes to campus some 700 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields.
At Project Exploration we believe summer is an opportunity to be a part of science enrichment programs that will broaden horizons and help prepare youth for the future.
Volunteers learn from their chosen projects and the people they meet. Mutual learning and respect is what cultural exchange is all about.
The Multiethinic Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program will have a strong focus on mathematics and college preparation and success strategies for students.
Putney School offers Teen Summer Arts, Creative Writing and ESOL programs for high school students (ages 14 to 17) on a beautiful hilltop farm in Southern Vermont.
We partner with communities around the world through long-term collaborations built over 67 years. Our students benefit from authentic interactions with local people that are unique to their group. As a result, they learn to understand and value community empowerment, cultural diversity, and environmental sustainability.
Rassias Programs features six exciting opportunities to study and travel abroad for high school age students, two in France, three programs in Spain, and one in China.
The goal of the Institute is to offer a structured, diverse, and inspiring writing community where students share their strengths, explore their potential, and develop their work
PreCollege Perspective is an intensive four-week curriculum where studentsbuild and strengthen their visual art and design skills and broaden their artistic potential.
Travel programs for high school students to Australia, New Zealand, The Fiji Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, China, India, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua and Mongolia.
Sail Caribbean camps offer a variety of Caribbean summer adventures including teen sailing camps, teen scuba camps, summer community service camps, marine biology camps and adventure education.
An adventure in the arts for talented teens
We take college students to the deep ocean on a traditional sailing vessel to learn about the sea.
This program is a summer residential program for talented students who are passionate about the outdoors and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the study of the environment.
Shorashim is dedicated to inspiring Jewish identity through a connection to Jewish peoplehood and Israel. Our programs bring together Americans, Israelis, and Jews around the world.
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine.
Our mission is to inspire students to become curious and compassionate global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. Our travel programs are designed for a community of travelers who seek an authentic, safe, and engaging international experience while providing the opportunity to cultivate positive, sustainable change worldwide.
High School Study Abroad and Spanish Immersion programs. Open yourself to the adventure of study abroad and experience life
A hands-on immersion program, located in Italy, in the arts and humanities for high school students, ages 15-19.
If you love music and want to spend time with others who love music just as much as you do, make the St. Olaf Music Camp the highlight of your summer.
Each summer, SMYSP immerses ethnically diverse high school students in to the worlds of science, health, medicine, and college.
While learning outdoor skills, you will also work with others to solve tough problems, be part of a team to run your camp -- cooking, cleaning, sharing responsibilities -- and get in physical shape.
Stanford's High School Summer College provides academic, social and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school classroom.
Summer Discovery offers the world's most popular pre-college enrichment programs for high school students at 10 distinct college campuses.
SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience.
We offer personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other. Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and fun. We’re proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student’s summer unforgettable.
Join other environmentally-minded teens on meaningful and exciting summer abroad programs for high school students in South America that go far beyond the typical community service or volunteer trip.
SYA Summer, an extension of School Year Abroad (SYA), offers five-week summer programs for high school students in China, France, Italy and Spain.
Syracuse University Summer College offers high school students the opportunity to explore college majors and experience college life with credit and non credit programs.
A summer with The Experiment is not a trip or a tour. Each program, in 30 countries world-wide, challenges you to develop a close connection with the people and culture of another country.
The Road Less Traveled offers Service Learning, Language, Adventure Expeditions, Global Perspectives, and Leadership Training programs for students in some of the most spectacular places on earth.
Environmental field studies abroad: SFS students work together with host communities around the world to learn real environmental problem-solving skills.
The Traveling School offers specialized high school courses, overseas travel, outdoor adventure, and fun for girls ages 15-18.
Travel For Teens offers Hidden Europe, Thailand, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to be lived, absorbed, and remembered - with access unavailable to the public and unobtainable as a tourist.
Two Worlds United Summer Abroad programs offer the thrill of living in a the country of your selection with a host family and knowing a different culture by personal immersion.
The Summer Scholars Program focuses on environmental science and sustainability in British Columbia, Canada.
Notre Dame’s Pre-College Programs offer inspiring summer opportunities for exceptional students.
The University's pre-college academic enrichment programs allow students to design their own educational plans, studying what they want to study and doing what they love.
High school students can taste college life at USC on the main campus in Los Angeles and on a satellite campus on Catalina Island.
Our programs foster investigation and exploration of the principles of creativity and focus on the development of each individual student.
University of Wisconsin runs several summer programs for high school students in a variety of subject areas.
US Performing Arts Camps are designed as conservatory style programs that encourage students to work collaboratively in achieving high goals.
Be a Teen Without Borders this summer! VISIONS summer programs for teens and pre-teens blend volunteer service, cultural immersion, and exploration.
Spend three weeks at Wake Forest University discovering how to use your passion to CHANGE THE WORLD.
Walking Tree programs incorporate cultural and language immersion, community service, and adventure to enable travelers to see themselves, another culture, and the world in a new and exciting light.
As a High School Summer Scholar, you will be part of a small, select group of current sophomores and juniors exploring the realities of college life.
We’ve shown thousands of teens a meaningful, rewarding and truly special summer of a lifetime
Dragons programs are authentic, rugged and profound learning adventures that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the countries in which we travel.
Choose from 45 programs for the perfect experience in outdoor adventuring. Engage in a variety of activities while creating friendships, building community, and developing your leadership skills.
Our expeditions are designed to provide a safe and meaningful wilderness experience that balance challenging adventure and exploration with fun.
Empowering journeys for students who are ready to step outside their comfort zones, explore the world and come back forever changed.
The Summer Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to set sail aboard the historic landmark schooner Roseway.
WorldStrides Perspectives programs put high school students at the heart of new cultures in countries across the globe—rich, personal travel experiences that last a lifetime. We immerse students in local communities, lifestyles, arts and history through authentic encounters. Breakthroughs will be made, friendships will deepen, outlooks will broaden and mature.—Explore. Discover. Become.
The most effective way to learn a foreign language is total immersion into an environment and culture where the language is spoken.
YFU summer programs are traditional homestay programs in 40 countries, where you’ll live with a host family and participate in family activities throughout the summer.