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2016 Summer Opportunities

Our College Placement Counselor, Charita Hardy, has put together a list of fantastic enrichment summer programs and opportunities that can engage your student during the summer.  From leadership training to advanced academic study programs or travel abroad to once in a lifetime artistic experiences, take a look at these action-packed programs that will give your student a dynamic summer of learning while improving their college resume!

Summer Study Programs

Action –Packed Pre-College & Study Abroad Programs for High School students at 4 Great Locations. If interested, visit www.


Oxbridge Academic Programs

Academic Summer Program for students aged 13 to 18. If interested, visit


Furman 2016 Summer Scholars

Have Plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, be a part of Summer Scholars. It’s an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, live on campus. And get a taste of college life. If interested, visit


Summer of Art 2016 at Otis College of Art and Design

For more information, visit


Rising Senior Summer Program at Union University

Union University’s Rising Senior Program is designed for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year and want to try out” college during the month of June. If interested, visit


Yale Young Global Scholars Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and their two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world. If interested, visit Summer 2016 applications are available online and due February 11.


College Visits 2016 Tours

Visit to view the 2016 USA College Tour Schedule


Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

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Experience America 2016 Summer Programs

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FIDM Summer Program

Experience Fashion through the eyes of a college student in their immersive summer program! Visit for more information.


2016 Heels for Success program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically-talented, rising sophomores and juniors prepare for college. Over the course of the day, students will:

  • Learn techniques for approaching the ACT
  • Explore the Carolina campus and its wide-ranging academic opportunities
  • Learn how to manage the college application process
  • Connect with other outstanding students from across the country

This program is free to students excluding travel costs. Visit for more information. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2016.


Actuarial Science Summer Camp

An opportunity for your math/finance students. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, so it’s a great career for students who are strong mathematically and are interested in business, finance, or economics.

Check out the link below for information on a one-week summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn more about the profession. Here’s a link to the program web site:


Summer Discovery

Students can spend their summer taking courses at one of the top business schools in the world. The Anderson School of Management has a reputation for excellence and innovation in education.

Choose between our 2 amazing full-day institutes:

  • The Business of Media, Entertainment, & Sports InstituteThe multi-billion dollar industries of entertainment, media, and sports have become increasingly global. Students will explore the evolution of these global trends and gain insight into the ever-changing business of entertainment, media, and sports.
  • The Digital Marketing & Social Media InstituteTechnology has created a seismic shift in the way media is consumed, and by extension, the way marketers reach and engage consumers. Students will develop and execute goal-oriented digital marketing and advertising campaigns that enhance brands and create a buzz.

If interested, visit

Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage
 Do you know a student looking to jump start their professional acting career? Let’s connect them with expert Casting Directors, Wendy and Caroline, at College to Career Acting (CTCA). Wendy is an Emmy-nominated casting director that launched Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon’s careers. Caroline taught at Juilliard and was the Casting Director for the award winning late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Students can join us this summer at UCLA for our 2 or 3 week program:

  • Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, and StageGeared towards students who are serious about acting, the course develops the skills necessary to make it in the entertainment business. Students will master the audition process, perfect their monologue, polish their resume, and learn about professional theater, TV, and film productions.

If interested, visit

Make a difference in New York City

Is your student looking to be a global leader or the next successful entrepreneur? Our New York City programs give students the chance to experience classes or an internship in the “city that never sleeps.”

  • Global Leadership & Social Change InstituteEffective leaders must be technologically savvy and master skills that encompass local, national, and international issues to influence organizational and social change. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and practical tools to be a leader in business, education, and beyond.
  • Discovery Internships NYCWith unique opportunities in over 25 industries including medicine, fashion, finance, and entrepreneurship, NYC is an ideal place for a summer high school internship. Past interns have coordinated fashion shows, learned about financial markets and securities, critiqued scripts for plays and movies, and more.

If interested, visit


Can’t decide which campus is right? Try 2!

Maximize the summer at 2 great universities, UCLA and the University of Michigan. Our Combo Programs combine academics, athletics, and activities at 2 incredible universities to give students 2 unique pre-college experiences.

  • Michigan and UCLA 5 or 6 Week Combo Start the summer at the University of Michigan. After 3 awesome weeks at Michigan, students travel with their friends for a weekend in Chicago. Then it’s off to the west coast for 2 or 3 weeks at UCLA. Students love the California lifestyle.
  • UCLA and Michigan 5 Week ComboWould they rather start the summer on the west coast? Students enjoy 3 amazing weeks at UCLA, with a stop over in Chicago for the weekend, on the way to Michigan. Students complete the summer with 2 weeks at Michigan where they learn the meaning of GO BLUE!

If interested, visit

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Duke University Summer Session

Summer College at Duke University is a unique and excellent choice for your “college test-drive” experience. If interested, visit Application deadline is April 15, 2016.


Sewanee Bridge Pre-Health and Field Science Program

The University of the South’s reimagined bridge program: the Sewanee Bridge Pre-Health and Field Science Program, a three-week head start on becoming a healthcare professional or scientist is accepting applications for interested students. If interested, visit for more information. Application deadline is April 15, 2016.


HOBY’S Advanced Leadership Academy at Loyola University Chicago

Are you a student that is:

  • Passionate about social entrepreneurship, social causes, or service?
  • Willing to take on new challenges?
  • Wanting to learn about yourself and your personal skills?
  • Ready to develop an action plan for change?
  • Ready to take on college-level curriculum and earn college credit?
  • Ready to Lead?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then HOBY’S Advanced Leadership Academy is for you. If you are interested, visit Those who make a $100 deposit by February 29 will secure a discounted rate of $895.00. On March 1st, the fee increases to the full cost of $1,250.


 Summer Workshops at Mercer University

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College of William & Mary Summer Program

The National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD), a joint project of the College of William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, invited students to apply to the NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. The highly successful Pre-Collegiate Program accepts students who will be rising juniors, rising seniors and graduating seniors by this summer. Students earn four hours of college credit for an exciting, in depth study in early American history.

If interested, visit


Summer Discovery

Planning on joining us this summer? Remember, course registration for most campuses opens soon and only enrolled students are eligible to pick courses.

Don’t wait! Apply now  and enroll to ensure your first choice class is available.

Here’s are a few of our most popular courses:

Make sure to save your spot. Popular courses fill up fast. If interested, visit

Foundation for Economic Education

Applications are now open for the sought-after opportunity to attend a 3-day high school student seminar this summer. FEE is a non-political, non-profit company and teach economics, leadership, & entrepreneurship for 3 days at various college campuses throughout the U.S.  My daughter went last summer and had an amazing life-changing experience at Berry College in Rome, GA with a full scholarship.

*Having attended a FEE seminar will look really good on her college applications!

  • There are 5 seminars for teens (14-17 yrs) and
  • 5 for college students/young adults (18-26 yrs)

Tuition, room & board, and all meals are included. It’s only $79 because of all our wonderful donors; However, we have a limited number of tuition and/or travel scholarships available, so please encourage students to apply soon. Deadline is 3/31/16.

If interested, visit


Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Interested in spending your summer interning and taking courses in Washington DC? Don’t miss the final deadline for the Ronald Reagan Foundation’s Leadership and the American Presidency program.

Apply by March 16 to spend your summer in the nation’s capital interning in a setting aligned with your goals and interests while also taking an accredited course on presidential leadership.

For more information or to begin the online application, visit


Summer at SCAD
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The University of Georgia Terry College of Business

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors get to preview “college life” by lodging in UGA residence halls, eating in the university’s award-winning dining halls, and attending a variety of instructional programs. The evenings are filled with fun outings, entertaining diversions, and time to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow SRP participants.

Students will create lifelong friendships and gain a competitive advantage for college by acquiring the networking skills for internships and career advancement.

  1. The Accounting Program(ARP)  – The Terry College of Business will host the ARP on June 29 – July 2, 2016. This program is open to all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students will hear about career options from some of the state’s top accounting firms, learn about business etiquette and how to write a resume, and develop financial literacy and leadership skills. Tuition is $95 thanks to generous corporate sponsorship. Applications are due March 25, 2016.
  1. The Terry Business Academy(TBA) – The Terry College will host the TBA on June 12 – 18, 2016. The program is available to high school juniors and seniors. Students will explore business majors at UGA and potential career paths, visits corporate headquarters and innovative companies in Athens and Atlanta, and enjoy golf lessons at the top-rated UGA golf course. Tuition is $495 thanks to generous corporate sponsorship. Applications are due March 25, 2016.

If you are interested in applying, visit


Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering invites you to be a part of our Women in Engineering Camp this summer!! This camp is a girls-only residential camp that will focus on issues important to women in the field of engineering. Sessions will be led by women engineering organizations, faculty members and current Auburn engineering students.

·  Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 1

·  For rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders for Fall 2016

·  Minumum GPA of 3.0

·  Cost: $650 – Includes lodging, meals, t-shirt and group picture

Applications for this Summer Camp can be completed online at the link below. Students must submit a resume, high school transcript, and teacher recommendation letter along with their application.

If you are interested in applying, visit


University of North Georgia

Interested in Learning Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian or Other Language?  The Federal Service Language Academy this summer at the University of North Georgia is for you!  Preferred application deadline is April 1st, with final deadline of May 1st.

Students have a choice of learning Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, French, Cherokee, Japanese or Portuguese.  They will also learn about federal service careers where knowing a critical foreign language and culture is important, such as the FBI, Department of State, CIA, the military, and more.  Registration is now open.

For three weeks, your rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will live in a modern residence hall on our scenic campus in Dahlonega, Georgia, site of the first major gold rush in the U.S.  They will be taught by highly trained instructors using communicative language teaching methods.

Your rising high school juniors also have an opportunity to study abroad in France or Germany if they have at least two years of high school French or German.

Detailed information may be found on our web site: Also check out this video at


2016 Cyber Camp and Health Sciences Summer Academy at Augusta University

Registration is now open for the 2016 GenCyber Camp and Health Sciences Summer Academy. Because of the success of last year’s camps, its popularity has grown tremendously! These summer academies have limited space available. Augusta University would love for your rising high school juniors and seniors to apply and represent your school. The accepted students can potentially receive career opportunities in either the health sciences or the cyber sciences paths to advance their future.

If you are interested in the GenCyber Camp, visit

If you are interested in the Health Sciences Summer Academy visit


Brewton-Parker College Summer Bridge

The Admissions Department of Brewton-Parker College invites students to consider their Summer Bridge program.

Summer Bridge intends to help those who might not have received the necessary SAT or ACT scores needed for acceptance to the college of their choice. Summer Bridge is a noncommittal, remedial program in which we help students earn up to 12 hours of college credit while working on their Math and English needs. In sum, we help students stay on track who would otherwise graduate behind schedule.

At Brewton-Parker College, it is our goal to help students achieve their academic goals. We pride our Summer Bridge Program on personalized attention to ensure ease in transitioning from high school to college. In order to maximize the attention given to our students, only 40 seats will be available.

The benefits of the Summer Bridge include:

·         Cost effectiveness- The Summer Bridge will grant you college credit to help you graduate on time, saving up to $12,000 in tuition, room, and board.

·         Academic support-The Summer Bridge is designed to help develop confidence and academic ability, giving students a head start in college coursework.

·         Tailor made curriculum-The Summer Bridge is designed to create well-rounded students, and will assist with Academic Support Services such as tutoring, lab, and study halls.