Program Directory

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.


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Abbey Road 

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

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.

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES)

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.

American Farm School - Greek Summer

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. 

American Field Service (AFS)

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.

American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)

Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services.

Amerispan

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 de las Américas (AMIGOS)

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 Adventures

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

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

ASSE offers exchange programs in countries  including most of Western Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

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Barnard College - Pre-College Program

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 Music Programs

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 Lakes Fine Arts Camp

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp offers fine arts education and opportunities for international travel.

Bold Earth

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.

Boston University Summer Programs

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.

Bowling Green Summer Music Institute

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 Summer Adventures

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.

Brown University Summer Programs

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 Performing & Creative Arts Camp

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.

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California College for the Arts

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.

Calvin College Entrada Scholars

The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students the opportunity to experience college life.

Cambridge Immerse

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 Summer Programs

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.

Carnegie Mellon Summer Math & Science Programs

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. 

Catholic University - School of Architecture

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.

Center for American Archeology

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.

Choate Rosemary Hall

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.

College of William & Mary Early American History

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.

Columbia University Summer Program

Summer high school programs in New York, Barcelona and the Middle East.

Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages is the premiere language and cultural immersion program in the United States.

Cornell University Summer Program

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."

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

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.

Cross-Cultural Solutions

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

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.

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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.

Davidson College July Experience

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 Expeditions

Deer Hill runs summer adventure camp programs that include backpacking, rock climbing, river rafting and working on community service projects with Native American families. 

Denison University - Writing Workshop

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 University Summer Programs

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 University Summer Programs

Duke offers challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting.

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Earlham College Explore-A-College

Conducted on its campus by Earlham College, the program provides high-ability high schoolers with the opportunity to develop college-level skills while sampling college life. College faculty teach courses in art, biology, English, philosophy, Japanese, psychology and Spanish. Students earn two semester hours of transferable college credit for each course completed. Current Earlham students serve as counselors and teaching assistants.

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Teen Expeditions are designed specifically and exclusively for 15- to 18-year-olds and are different from any other experience teenagers can have. Eighteen-year-olds have the option of joining a Teen Expedition or a regular expedition as an adult.They're hands-on, engaging, and meaningful, providing unrivaled opportunities to undertake vital, peer-reviewed scientific field research under the supervision of skilled research teams in a professional setting on projects all around the world.

Edu-Culture International

Life-changing individual and group immersion programs for high school students in France and Spain.

Eleanor Roosevelt Center - Girls Leadership Workshop

We transform lives. We motivate people to take action. We promote social justice and human rights for all. Our cutting-edge programs and experiences epitomize Eleanor Roosevelt’s passion and commitment to principled leadership, social justice, and human rights. Cultivating this same passion and commitment in young emerging leaders, equips them to be self-reliant and empowered agents of change. Our efforts are focused on three key pillars: revolutionizing youth leadership, igniting civic engagement and redefining global activism.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Stem Academy

Live on campus like Embry-Riddle students and explore career possibilities in flight, mechanical engineering, global security, or what it is like to be a NASA astronaut. Embry-Riddle's overnight summer programs at the Daytona Beach Campus and Prescott Campus introduce the technology of today to the aviators, engineers, and astronauts of tomorrow.

Emory University Summer College

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week noncredit courses and three-week noncredit institutes are available.  

Encore/Coda

We are delighted to share with you our special mix of joyful music making, summer camp fun, and lasting friendships.  We embrace classical, jazz, rock, pop, Broadway and contemporary musical styles, all under the guidance of our professional staff, in the beautiful, inspirational surroundings of our 67-acre wooded campus on the picturesque shores of Stearns Pond in Sweden, Maine.

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Field Academy

The Field Academy is a school committed to making learning and life indistinguishable.  We seek to connect, engage, empower, and educate young people by exploring the United States as our classroom and our textbook.  We learn from what surrounds us and we believe that the world, and not a single building, is our school.

Foresight Design Initiative

The Power of YOU: Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is an intensive, pre-college summer program for high school students passionate about social equity and the environment. We facilitate hands-on seminars designed to empower motivated high school students to take action on urgent issues during the summer, and a year-round network connecting alumni with real world changemakers.

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George Washington University

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.

Georgetown University

Our Summer High School Programs offer the opportunity to live on campus, meet classmates from around the world, and earn college credit—all while experiencing the excitement of college life.

Global Leadership Adventures

Global Leadership Adventures operates summer volunteer programs for high school students exclusively in authentic, non-tourist communities. Through community service, teens will develop meaningful relationships with local people and make a significant impact. GLA believes leaders are made, not born. The GLA experience gives high school students the opportunity to step up in a global context and face real challenges in partnership with the communities they are serving. No summer is complete without adventure. Each country has its own treasures. Imagine exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, zip lining through the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica, or taking a safari in Tanzania.

Global Routes

Our summer programs are built to create meaningful cross-cultural exchange and give students a total cultural immersion experience. Groups travel to a rural host community to participate in a community service-learning project deemed necessary, beneficial, and appropriate by the host community and our in-country staff. Our service projects range from teaching to construction to running stateside-style summer camps for local kids. With some minor variations, all summer programs have three primary components: Orientation, Community Service & Homestay, and Travel & Debrief.

Global Visions International

GVI runs 21 programs in 13 countries around the world, each manned by our own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. We welcome participants from all around the world and help facilitate their development into global citizens in an effort to build a global network of people united by their passion to make a positive long-term impact.

Global Works

Global Works combines community service, cultural exchange, language immersion, and adventure- which creates an unforgettable experience, friends for a lifetime, lessons in leadership, and impactful change!

Global Youth Leadership Institute

Our mission is to deliver transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care, helping students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world.

Global Youth Village

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.

Greenheart Travel

We believe in the power of travel; a power that broadens your perspective and turns strangers into family. It’s this belief that motivates us at Greenheart Travel to provide life-changing adventures for anyone with a case of wanderlust. We’re your personal cheerleaders as you navigate the unpredictable joys, surprises, and challenges of life abroad. With unrivaled support and guidance, Greenheart Travel gives you the tools to make sure you’re more than a tourist, you’re a world citizen. You don’t just travel for the sights, you travel for a change.

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Harvard University

Our summer programs for high school students are designed to prepare you for that all-important next step—both academically and socially—paving the way for a successful college experience. Here, you will expand your worldview, meet new people from all over the globe, test-drive potential majors, gain valuable knowledge and skills, and explore Boston—one of America’s most vibrant and historic cities—amid a community of supportive peers and advisors.

High Mountain Institute

The HMI Summer Term unites wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and engaging place-based education in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. On two backcountry expeditions, students learn wilderness travel skills and develop personal connections to each other and to nature. While on HMI’s campus, students engage in a community of shared responsibility, resulting in friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Through field classes and engaging projects, students explore sense of place, leadership, and environmental ethics. At the end of 5 weeks, students leave HMI inspired by the natural world and ready to dive into their next year of high school with confidence and curiosity.

Hillsdale College - Science Program

The science camps seek to promote scientific literacy among high-school students. These camps are designed to instill a deeper appreciation of what science is about, the idea that science can be challenging as well as fun, and the idea that science is both exciting and practical. Having attended a camp, students will come away with the view that today’s science is an interdisciplinary and cooperative endeavor.

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Idyllwild Arts Academy

Residential High School Intensives and Workshops provide focused, practical, hands-on experiences. In this supportive and creative environment, as relaxed as any summer camp, students immerse themselves completely in their chosen creative outlet. High School programs nurture passion and talent, and help channel the creative spirit into a foundation for continued study. Instructors successfully work with students of all levels of ability and experience while emphasizing educational values, personal values, and achievement. Students will be challenged to improve and build skill and confidence.

Interlochen Arts Camp

Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.

Iowa Young Writers' Studio

Students at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio's Summer Residential Program spend two weeks living the writing life in Iowa City, Iowa, a mecca for creative writers. Students take core courses in fiction writing, poetry writing, or creative writing (which includes some combination of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction) with teachers who are students or graduates of the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop. Students in the Summer Residential Program share their writing with teachers and peers, receive constructive critique, participate in writing exercises and activities, and attend readings and literary events.

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Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Our summer programs offer bright students the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program.

Julian Krinski Camps and Programs

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.

Junior Statesman Program

JSA has provided civics-focused, academic summer programs at renowned universities for high school students around the world. Our students have gone on to become leaders across the public and private sectors. Nobody builds leaders like JSA. Our pre-college summer programs are transformational. They prepare you to be way ahead of the curve when you get to college. If you’re ready for life out in front, we’ll help get you there.

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Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop

Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing. Our goal is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. For more than nineteen years, Young Writers has provided a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests. Young Writers takes place at Kenyon College, a leading liberal arts college renowned for its tradition of literary study. The program is sponsored by The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s preeminent literary magazines.

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Langubridge

Interested in traveling and learning an language? Then explore the experience of studying abroad with LanguBridge. Join us on one of our popular programs for college and high school students. Our 3-7 week summer programs have a combination of structured learning and wide spectrum of exciting activities and trips, plus an enriching homestay, or dormitory experience.  Our programs are featured for intensive language and culture immersion, well planned activities and trips. Meet students from the countries around the world. Come with your sincere interest in other languages , you will discover new cultures, make new friends and return with spiritual rewards.

Lead Summer Business Institute

The Summer Business Institute (SBI) program is LEAD’s longest running Summer Institute and is considered the “flagship” program. The SBI program exposes scholars to business principles and the skill sets needed for successful business careers. The program challenges them through applied learning experiences often facilitated by college professors, links scholars to corporate executives in business fields and peers with similar aspirations and abilities. During LEAD SBIs, scholars reside and attend classes on-campus at a select number of the nation’s top business schools for three or four weeks. SBIs provide diverse, high-achieving rising high school seniors the opportunity to explore finance, entrepreneurship, accounting and marketing, among other business sectors.

Lewis & Clark College - Writers Workshop

Find out more about writing and living on campus while participating in this summer writing program for high school students.

Lifeworks International

If you’re searching for something more than just a typical summer trip; if you want to travel with real purpose, then GoBeyond. We go beyond ordinary high school travel programs and build cross-cultural service adventures perfectly geared to your interests and curiosities. Whether you’re looking to contribute to authentic service projects, experience exhilarating adventure, or develop your language skills, GoBeyond will immerse you in a new culture where you can make a meaningful difference while on the journey of a lifetime.

Long Lake Camp for the Arts

Long Lake Camp For The Arts, is a summer Performing and Fine Arts overnight camp; a creative oasis in the Adirondack Park of New York State. Boys and girls from ages 8 to 16 love our self choice schedule, world renowned facilities, stunning forested location and fabulous staff. We promises you can 100% customize your summer camp schedule every minute of every day. You can design your perfect sleepaway camp with either a 3 or 6 week overnight experience, making lifelong friends from around the world. We specialize in Theater, Improv, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Circus, Drama, Rock Bands, Acting, Film, Photography, plus we have a beautiful water front and fun land sports like Horseback, Tennis and ATV’s.

Loop Abroad

Loop Abroad is a student travel organization that began with a singular mission: provide the best hands-on study abroad for students pursuing careers working with animals.We are proud to offer a wide-range of ethical and responsible travel programs to students who share our commitment to furthering the cause for animal welfare, biodiversity, and respect for all living things.

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MIT residential summer programs

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.

Montserrat College of Art

Our three week summer residential Pre-College Program is designed for high school students 16 years and older, and provides an intensive introduction to the life and expectations at an art college while enhancing their portfolios for art college. Students receive rigorous visual art instruction and time to cultivate their foundation drawing skills, as well as discover new subjects and mediums through our elective offerings.

Moondance Adventures

As a true adventure travel company, we scour the globe for incredible, transformative experiences. And since working with teenagers is our passion, we feel a great responsibility to help shape the future stewards of our planet. Sustainable travel practices, community service, and leave no trace ethics are common themes throughout the Moondance curriculum and we are proud to pass the torch to the future of conservation minded explorers.

Morehouse College Summer Programs

Morehouse summer programs assist with the rigors of transitioning from high school to a challenging college curriculum. The demanding course schedule is augmented with field trips and motivational seminars.

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National Geographic Student Expeditions

National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students ages 13 and older. Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination. 

National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader. We believe that anyone can be a leader; it’s our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world. We’re an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help us support powerful, authentic experiences.

National Student Leadership Conference

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

NMH Summer Session students come from all over the U.S. and the world, and they each have their own goals. For some, it’s a chance to experience a rigorous academic environment, possibly for the first time. For others, it’s an opportunity to build on their existing foundation and get a jump on college preparation. Summer Session programs include Rising Scholars (for students entering grades 7 through 9) and College Prep (for students entering grades 10 through 12).

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OpenRoads

Open Roads offers expeditions that combine travel with an immersion in the documentary arts of film-making and photography for youth, adults and corporate groups. Our signature program is a transformative two-week summer adventure that combines outdoor travel, photography, film-making and an immersive leadership training for a select group of at-potential high school students from across the country.

Overland

Overland offers more than 40 summer and semester programs spanning the outdoors, service, language, writing and the environment.

Ox-Bow

Ox-Bow’s Pre-College program is a one-week intensive landscape drawing class designed for advanced high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are considering pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Students are given the opportunity to evaluate and strengthen their commitment to the study of art, receive college level instruction, and receive 1 college credit through The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Other Ox-Bow classes run concurrently with these courses, providing Pre-College students with a sense of community as they interact with other artists taking classes.

OxBridge Academic Programs

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been offering summer study opportunities to adventurous students in grades 8-12 for over 30 years. We are based in some of the world's best universities, and in historically and culturally significant cities, across the UK, Europe, and America. You can choose two subjects - a major and a minor - from a range of more than 200 subjects. Outside of class, there are a huge number of elective extra-curricular activities on every program, as well as guest speakers, workshops, and field-trips. 

Oxford Royale Academy

Our mission is to provide the most exceptional study abroad experiences in the world, including our award-winning summer schools in Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews and Imperial London. Every summer, students from all around the world join us for our award-winning academic and cultural enrichment programmes, while Gap Year, University Foundation and other outstanding programmes are available all year round.

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People to People

Our immersive student travel programs turn the world into a classroom, creating an educational and inspirational experience that cultivates meaningful connections between people of different countries.

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp

A rigorous and nationally prestigious education, stellar faculty, peers from all over the U.S., an inspiring and spectacular setting, multiple performance opportunities, and camp fun. Our students say their summers at Perry-Mansfield are some of the most memorable and formative of their lives. Add in a student to faculty ratio of 8:1 which allows for unparalleled opportunities to study, create, and achieve incredible gains in your craft, connections with esteemed faculty in the performing arts and higher education, and future opportunities to excel in college and career, and you can understand why our alumni say “Perry-Mansfield changed my life!”

Philadelphia International Music Festival

Our outstanding music camp programs are designed for musicians of various ages and skill levels and include: private lessons, master classes and faculty recitals with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra; daily orchestra, ensemble and chamber music rehearsals; daily course electives including: conducting, choir, composition, sight reading, music theory, ear training, fiddle music, and jazz ensemble; solo performance and competition opportunities; day trips to Ocean City, New Jersey (America’s Favorite Family Beach Resort), Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center for a Philadelphia Orchestra outdoor concert, and more.

Phillips Academy Andover

Phillips Academy's Summer Session in Andover, Massachusetts, is the premier summer academic enrichment program in the country helping students from across the United States and around the world to achieve their educational goals. For five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and the challenge of leading and serving in this complex world. Through an extensive array of both innovative and traditional courses, Andover Summer brings together more than 600 students from all parts of the world for the experience of a lifetime.

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter Summer has grown to welcome approximately 750 students from more than 40 states and 50 countries each summer. During the program’s five weeks of academic study, athletics, and personal exploration, you will experience the student-centered learning style we call Harkness. As a summer student, you’ll have full access to Exeter’s campus and its unparalleled academic buildings, library, physical education facilities and art spaces.

Project Exploration

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.

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, we send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.

Purdue Minority Engineering Program

Our programs have been nationally recognized and replicated to advance engineering learning, discovery, and engagement in fulfillment of the Land Grant promise through outreach, recruitment, and retention of historically underrepresented students in their pursuit to become extraordinary Purdue engineers. 

Putney School Summer

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. About a hundred students attend each three-week session, and workshops are capped at 12 students, fostering a close-knit community of young artists. Students come to discover a form, others to hone their practice, and all connect with the faculty and make use of the resources on campus.

Putney Student Travel

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.

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Rassias Summer Language Programs

We believe that the very best way to learn a language and a culture is to combine powerful classroom teaching with a family stay  - one piece done alone leaves a gap in the learning. The home stay of all programs lasts from 18 to 21 days; long enough to honestly experience another culture.

Rhodes College Summer Writing Institute

The Summer Writing Institute at Rhodes College takes place annually for two weeks during June and is an intensive residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious high school students. Within the college′s liberal arts environment, students sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn strategies for writing creatively and critically through coursework in the humanities and social sciences.

Ringling College of Art and Design

PreCollege Perspective is an intensive four-week curriculum where studentsbuild and strengthen their visual art and design skills and broaden their artistic potential.

Rustic Pathways

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.

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Sail Caribbean

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.

Sea Semester at Woods Hole

SEA offers two unique summer high school programs for current high school students, including graduating seniors. Choose from a shore-based field program on our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod, or an at-sea voyage aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer with a focus on oceanographic research under sail. At SEA, there's an adventure with a purpose waiting for every student interested in exploring the marine environment through hands-on, experiential, and community-based learning!

Sewanee Environmental Institute

Sewanee's Pre-College Field Studies Experience 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. Led by full-time faculty at the University of the South and utilizing its 13,000-acre campus atop the ecologically diverse Cumberland Plateau, the program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.

Shorashim

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.

Smith College Science & Engineering

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. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.

Smithsonian Student Adventures

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.

Sol Abroad

At Sol Abroad our mission is very simple: to treat you the same way we wanted to be treated when we studied abroad. This personalized approach makes us both a leader and an innovator in high school study abroad programs. We’ve developed our High School Program based on nearly two decades of international experience and a passion for foreign cultures and languages. We provide you with a complete study abroad experience, including interactive Spanish language classes, unique travel excursions, and an array of cultural activities of lasting value. In addition to greatly improving your Spanish skills while abroad on our program, you will also build maturity and independence and gain greater confidence in yourself.

Spoleto Study Abroad

A hands-on immersion program, located in Italy, in the arts and humanities for high school students, ages 15-19. All students live together in a European collegial style at the Residence di SantíAngelo, a gorgeous fifteenth century convent in the medieval section of Spoleto. The convent has been beautifully renovated with modern conveniences and has spacious courtyards and colorful gardens. It is only a short walk from the residence to classes, the main piazzas of town and the restaurants where meals are served. Students are supervised by faculty, staff and resident advisors who live at the convent with the students. Classes take place in beautiful buildings throughout the historic medieval section of town with abundant, luminous spaces for visual art, voice and dance classes.

St. Olaf College Music Camp

St. Olaf Music Academy, Minnesota — work with the incredible St. Olaf music faculty. Orchestra, Band and Choir ensembles as well as classes, lessons, and more. If you want to spend time with others who love music as much as you do — and learn from some of the most outstanding faculty in the nation — plan to be here for the best week of your summer! Join high school students from around the nation in this intense and exciting week of music-making under the direction of the internationally acclaimed St. Olaf College music faculty.

Student Conservation Association

Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors? Join an SCA Crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists – thousands of students who are as passionate as you are about preserving wildlands, protecting nature in urban areas, and keeping the planet green. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has something for you!

Summer at Stanford University

Stanford Summer Session provides high-achieving and ambitious students a transformative educational experience at a world-class university. By combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming, Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery is a pre-college academic enrichment program offering middle school and high school students a meaningful summer experience with lifelong value. Choose from over 300 interactive courses at 14 different university locations in the United States and abroad. Our summer programs combine academics with social activities, travel, recreation, and sports. You’ll have the summer of a lifetime, experience college life, and make new friends from all over the world.

Summer Institute for the Gifted

Through Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) programs, students experience the energy and excitement of campus life at prestigious schools and universities across America. SIG summer enrichment camps help students strengthen current skills and interests, explore new subject areas, and interact with other kids who love learning.

Summerfuel

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.

Sustainable Summer

Sustainable Summer is an environmental leadership program for high school students. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders through transformative summer experiences. Sustainable Summer programs are designed according to three guiding principles: sustainability immersion, global citizenship, and challenge-based learning. We facilitate first-hand examination of both sustainable and unsustainable practices using a field studies approach, but root this practical exploration of sustainability within theoretical discussions of the broader economic, political, and ecological contexts.

SYA - Study Abroad

Are you ready to reach beyond the classroom, the country, and even the normal limits of life? School Year Abroad (SYA) is your chance to make this great big world your own. Spend a year of high school in China, France, Italy or Spain. Immerse yourself in a language while living with a local host family. Participate in the art, politics, sports, and adventures of a country. Create friendships that will last a lifetime. SYA alumni bring an increased understanding of the world to the top colleges they attend - and the lives they go on to lead. Start that life today.

Syracuse Summer College

For over 50 years, Syracuse University Summer College has been giving high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. Our 36 different 2, 3, 4, and 6-week programs reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University.

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The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced and respected provider of international education and experiential learning for high school students. For 85 years, our summer study abroad programs have allowed participants to explore the world in a personal, meaningful way, and to develop new, enduring friendships through hands-on cultural experiences and homestays in 25 countries.

The Road Less Traveled

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.

The School for Field Studies

Since 1980, SFS has offered programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. Our programs are intense, invigorating, and fulfilling and are delivered by an all-star team of faculty and staff. Students on our programs examine firsthand the environmental issues faced by our host communities, gaining important research skills, making lifelong friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.

The Traveling School

The Traveling School offers teenage girls ages 15-18 the opportunity to explore the world and learn about themselves through academic, physical, and cultural challenges. Sixteen motivated young women and four inspiring teachers travel to a unique region of the globe for 15 weeks. Students earn full credit, immerse in new cultures, develop outdoor skills, and build confidence during this transformational semester.

Travel for Teens

TFT’s goal is teaching teens to be travelers, not tourists. We have revolutionized teen travel by creating fun and authentic programs that combine experiential learning with cultural immersion. Teens love our programs because we focus on “doing” and not just seeing. Every program uses a hands-on approach to discover what it means to live like a local in each place we visit. Watch our video and discover for yourself what makes TFT different! 

Two Worlds United

Two-Worlds-United, a worldwide leader in international education, offers quality student exchange opportunities. Two Worlds United has study abroad summer programs, 3 month trimester programs, 4 to 6 month semesters, and year academic sessions.

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University of British Columbia Summer Scholars

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program offered by various Faculties at the University of British Columbia, Canada for students from cooperating universities. Gain an international academic experience. Study at North America's most international university. Meet students from other universities and Canadian students through socio-cultural activities. Learn about Canadian culture and society.

University of Notre Dame

Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.

University of Rochester

At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they’re interested in. With Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom. For over twenty-five years, these programs have welcomed students from around the globe. This means students make significant contributions to campus, foster respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives to the classroom. If you’re an international student, never fear—Pre-College Counselors will help you adjust to a new culture, environment, and educational system.

University of Southern California Summer

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

University of the Arts

Pre-College provides enrichment opportunities in visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing for students in grades 1 - 12 through programs that foster exploration and embolden students to think creatively and work collaboratively.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

At UW–Madison, we are proud to offer an enriching place for precollege youth to learn and grow. We encourage young people to look past the possible and reach for the impossible. The mission of Precollege & Youth Programs is to actively engage, encourage, and guide youth age 5-18 on a path of life readiness. We offer programming for Dreamers, Believers, and Achievers!

US Performing Arts Camps

Training the next generation of performing and visual artists is the Mission of US Performing Arts Camps. US Performing Arts was founded in 2001 to provide the very best training in the performing arts and digital media for pre-college students ages 11-19. USPA set out to create summer programs that would give passionate and talented students the opportunity to hone their craft with the best professionals in the country while seeing and being seen at their potential future college.

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Visions Service Adventures

Visions has set the standard for international community service programs for high school and middle school students for 30 years. Collaborative service work and cross-cultural living help our teen volunteers understand a complicated world & learn meaningful ways to contribute productively.

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Wake Forest - LENS

Spend three weeks at Wake Forest University discovering how to use your passion to CHANGE THE WORLD.

Walking Tree Travel

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. 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.

Washington University Summer

Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.

West Coast Connections/360 Student Travel

Do you love adventure travel and activities that you can caption “don’t try this at home”? If so, you’ll want to try all of these activities that will give you that adrenaline rush you’re looking for! A big part of traveling is to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, and here’s no exception, as you won’t want to miss out on any of the excitement. As you overcome any uncertainties you may have, you’ll quickly feel a sense of accomplishment as you step out of your harness and helmet – yes safety first at all times – and smile from ear to ear. We’ve seen it time and time again, so here’s your chance to come and embrace your adventurous side!

Where There Be Dragons

We adventure. We explore. We learn. Our summer travel programs for high school and college students combine our nine program components to develop cross-cultural competencies and an understanding of critical global issues through experiential learning, empowered student leadership, immersive travel, and meaningful exchange.  Dragons offers summer travel abroad program in India, China, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and more.

Wilderness Adventures

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.

Williwaw Adventures

We focus on creating a fun and positive small-group experience that fosters leadership skills and encourages our participants to challenge themselves. We offer expeditions to students ages 13 to 18 in New England, the Pacific Northwest and California. Our small groups are led by two of our dynamic and exceptional leaders that help create a safe and meaningful wilderness experience. Our goal is to have our students finish their expedition with a sense of accomplishment, self confidence and a stronger sense of themselves. Our activities include coastal sailing in Maine and Washington, backpacking along the Appalachian Trail, in Olympic National Park, Yosemite or North Cascades National Park, sea kayaking along the coast of Maine or San Juan Islands, surfing on the West Coast and whitewater rafting in Maine and the Pacific Northwest.

World Challenge

World Challenge builds the life skills young people need to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. Today we are proudly travelling to over 40 destinations with over 8,000 students every year. We’re not shy in saying we lead the way in safety, quality, ethical community engagement and learning outcomes.

World Ocean School

World Ocean School’s work is vital. We combat student disengagement and apathy. We motivate students from diverse backgrounds by challenging them academically, physically, and emotionally in hands-on programs aboard our historic ship, Roseway.

WorldStrides

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.

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Yes - Youth Exchange in Spain

YES (Youth Exchanges in Spain) is an educational organization created to provide quality, integral services to international students. YES is the subsidiary of two acclaimed institutions based in Seville, Spain, and thrives off of their experience and success. But as a fresh and innovative organization, YES is keen to the ever-changing needs of students in a global learning environment. Highlighted services include the teaching of Spanish language, History and Culture facilitated by immersive activities, visits and excursions. YES also offers internship experiences in various sectors throughout the city. 

Youth for Understanding USA

As a YFU student, you'll become a part of a host family, appreciate the nuances of a foreign language, and test your confidence in new situations. YFU’s study abroad programs transform who you are and permanently change the way you see the world. YFU study abroad programs are for you if you’re a U.S. high school student or recent graduate and want to experience another part of the world. Choose from a year, semester, summer program or classroom excursion that allow you to immerse yourself in another culture, learn a new language and live with a host family who will open their home and hearts to you.