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Summer courses are offered in numerous different subjects at every stage of academic development. Many individuals, no matter their stage in education or career may benefit from the wide variety of summer courses available.

For students who are unsure of their future careers, the pursuit of programs in general studies may be of interest. General studies are broad by design, meaning that it is like a buffet of academic programs, allowing students to see what interests them.

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Leysin American School

Through a perfectly blended mix of cutting-edge, fun, and engaging activities, company visits, and high-level guest speakers, LAS edge™ is designed to broaden your horizo ... [+]

Why LAS Edge?

LAS edge™ is a new and exclusive program we are offering for students aged 13 and up. Aimed at highly motivated students, LAS edge™ will provide a platform for self-awareness and confidence development. This will allow students to gain a perspective on their leadership potential. Edge is a three-week program of self-discovery, focusing on our three core values – Innovation, Compassion, and Responsibility. It is designed for students who really want to participate in something completely different. The program offers a variety of challenging topics that will be explored in depth, including company visits, well-known guest speakers, and dynamic activities designed to push students limits.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Leysin American School

The LAS Summer Academic Program consists of two streams. The first, our “Accelerator” program, provides a clear focus on core school subjects. The second, our “Explorer” ... [+]

The LAS Summer Academic Program consists of two streams. The first, our “Accelerator” program, provides a clear focus on core school subjects. The second, our “Explorer” program, allows students to discover a range of fascinating topics that support the development of key skills in, particularly alternative subjects. Both programs bring the classroom out into the real world in order to take what the students have learned and apply them to practical situations. Students will select two courses from any of the subjects offered.

Accelerator courses offered – Summer 2018 Mathematics

Mathematics is prevalent in almost every aspect of our lives. Math theories, concepts, and principles are the foundation of the economy, time, measurements, engineering, and even the arts. For this reason, it is clear that students need to have a solid working knowledge of mathematics. This course is designed to strengthen students’ math comprehension. Not only will it expose students to the way math is used in science, technology, and engineering, it will also help students understand statistics, practice reasoning skills, and strengthen their critical thinking.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
June 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
AUIA International Summer School

AUIA has been working with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) since 2015. Founded in 1974, Taiwan Tech aims at developing into an internat ... [+]

AUIA Taipei: NTUST International Summer School

July 3 - August 4, 2017

AUIA has been working with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) since 2015.

Founded in 1974, Taiwan Tech aims at developing into an international applied research university producing high-tech and management personnel with the ability to compete on a global level, thus supporting the future growth of Taiwan and society. As a global university, each year there are over 600 students from over 55 countries come here for further studying in science and technology. Also, the popular Taiwanese movie You Are the Apple of My Eye was partially filmed at the Taiwan Tech.

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Taiwan Taipei
July 2019
Full-time
5 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

Our New Perspectives programme offers students aged 13-15 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford. For each two-week session, students ... [+]

Overview

Our New Perspectives programme offers students aged 13-15 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford. For each two-week session, students choose one combination of subjects from five possible pairs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new.

Academic Content

Students on the New Perspectives programme receive more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Students staying for two-weeks choose two-morning subjects (one each from Lists A & B below) and one workshop class from 15 possible options, and follow all of their classes for two weeks. Attendees taking the four-week programme are asked to select four-morning options and two workshop classes.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as ... [+]

About

By consequence of the success of the first two Editions in Pisa (2016 and 2017), with the participation of about 120 students coming from all around the world, as well as of the 2018 Edition hold in Lithuania, with the involvement of the School's founders as teachers, the Department of Political Science of the University of Pisa is realizing the IV International Summer School on Grounded Theory and Qualitative Methods.

The Summer School is an intensive 5-day course (with morning and afternoon sessions), where exercises and workgroups alternate with lectures. Qualitative researchers often experience common problems such as getting lost after collecting and coding data, overlooking possibilities for developing their ideas, and producing disjointed and mundane reports. Grounded Theory methods help you expedite analyzing data and writing a report. This Summer School focuses on improving skills in using Grounded Theory strategies to help you increase the incisiveness, clarity, and creativity of your work. These school will help you retain the flexibility of Grounded Theory while furthering the conceptual depth and scope of your analysis.... [-]

Italy Pisa
June 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus
IES Abroad

Your six-week stay at one of the world’s oldest universities lets you experience the unique Cambridge-style learning of small class sizes with a focus on intense classroo ... [+]

Why Cambridge?

Spend your summer studying at the University of Cambridge, the alma mater of Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Goodall, to name a few. Hosted by King’s College and Pembroke College, two of the university’s 31 autonomous colleges, your summer in historic Cambridge will engage you academically and culturally.

Take course work within your field of study, or branch out and take a class in a new discipline. No matter the subject, you’ll receive direct interaction with your lecturers in small discussion-based classes. During your free time, explore beautiful parks, riverside restaurants, and prestigious museums in the charming city of Cambridge.

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United Kingdom Cambridge
July 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Beginner’s benefit from individual attention and constant encouragement, as well as learning to develop their basic tennis strokes. Intermediate players refine their stro ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews or Cambridge in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program.

Mornings at ISSOS are dedicated to academic study and our high-quality academic programs. Classes meet daily for three hours and, unlike other summer schools, we limit numbers in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. Academic Program Options:... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews Cambridge USA New Haven  + 1 More
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

The IB is widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging qualifications available to young people today and our IB summer program combines supervised individual resea ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university towns of St Andrews or Cambridge in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States.

The International Baccalaureate is a challenging and demanding program and whether you are feeling left behind or simply want to get ahead we want to help give you the skills and experience that will enable you to feel prepared, confident and ready to achieve your personal best.

The IB is widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging qualifications available to young people today and our IB summer program combines supervised individual research and study periods with personal attention from highly qualified teachers and mentors. Designed to support students to maximise their academic achievement and IB experience. We offer two IB summer programs for students at different stages of the IB program: Pre-IB Course and Extended Essay Course.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews Cambridge USA New Haven  + 1 More
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Set in the medieval surrounding of Cambridge University, ISSOS offers a unique fencing elective. Students who choose our fencing program will learn from British Fencing A ... [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university town of Cambridge. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program.

Mornings at ISSOS are dedicated to academic study and our high-quality academic programs. Classes meet daily for three hours and, unlike other summer schools, we limit numbers in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. Academic Program Options:... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Zagreb School of Economics and Management

About Summer school: June 24 - July 12, 2019 ZSEM’s 3-week Summer School program offers a variety of bachelor and master courses in English taught by renowned lecturers a ... [+]

ZSEM’s 3-week Summer School program offers a variety of bachelor and master courses in English taught by renowned lecturers and researchers. Courses are credited for 6 ECTS/ 3 US credits.

Our summer program hosts students from all over the world who are interested in spending three weeks learning and experiencing academic excellence in beautiful Croatia.

Apart from the in-class academic program, ZSEM’s international summer school offers a variety of educational and fun field trips as a part of additional and free Croatian studies course. A rich social program is also provided through the extensive ZSEM summer buddy program.... [-]

Croatia Zagreb
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Summer at Smith College

Now in its 30th year, the Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in scie ... [+]

July 7—August 3, 2019

Now in its 30th year, 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.

Established in 1990, the SSEP annually serves more than 100 girls. Since its inception, nearly 1,800 high school students have participated, representing 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 53 countries. After the program, participants return to high school better prepared to tackle tough science courses and understand what to expect in college.... [-]

USA Northampton
July 2019
4 weeks
Campus
Wellesley College

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersiv ... [+]

Wellesley's immersive summer program, designed for intellectually curious high school girls.

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program. For four weeks, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking college level courses, earning full college credit and exploring the great city of Boston. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

The Immersive Experience Rigorous coursework in an intimate setting, with highly motivated peers and Wellesley's renowned faculty Life-changing opportunity to cultivate close connections with similar-minded women from all around the world Exposure to undergraduate residential life at a world-class liberal arts and sciences institution Wellesley campus' 500 acres of rolling hills and woodland, award-winning architecture, and the renowned beauty of Lake Waban in the summertime Classes, residential life, and planned outings to Boston and Cambridge that encourage a holistic summer experience for personal growth ... [-]
USA Wellesley
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
George Washington University, Summer & Non-Degree Programs

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, pub ... [+]

Summer Programs for High School Students

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 the 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.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
George Washington University, Summer & Non-Degree Programs

In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate ... [+]

Session I: May 21 - June 28, 2018 | Session II: July 1 - August 10, 2018

In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. Once you are admitted, our full-time advisor will work with you to select courses that are appropriate for your major and academic background.

Choosing a Course

When selecting a course, keep in mind:

Certain courses may not be available to visiting students, such as courses in the Milken School of Public Health or GW’s Law School. Other courses may be restricted by major so please read the notes below each course to find out more. For questions regarding your course choices, please contact our office to speak with an advisor. ... [-]
USA Washington
May 2019
Full-time
1 month
Campus
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Spend your summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University. Georgetown Summer Sessions offers a wide range of undergraduate and grad ... [+]

Georgetown University Overview

Spend your summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University. Georgetown Summer Sessions offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online. Explore more than 250 courses taught by world-renowned faculty and experience the dynamic energy of summer in the nation’s capital.

Programs & Courses Undergraduate Courses: Whether you’re trying to catch up on credits, graduate early, or free up time to intern or study abroad, our summer courses offer an accelerated way to earn credit and get ahead. You’ll have the opportunity to learn in small, interactive classes and enjoy more time to focus on a single subject area. Graduate Courses: Offered in a broad range of subjects, our graduate courses cover an entire semester’s worth of material at an accelerated pace. Take an in-depth look at a subject area in small, focused classes while learning from distinguished Georgetown faculty. Online Courses*: Take classes from the comfort of home while earning academic credit through our flexible online courses. Offered during the Cross Session, these eight-week courses feature the same academic content and learning objectives as the on-campus courses, but in an entirely virtual format. Special Programs & Courses: Our Summer Honors Institutes and Language Institutes offer unique learning opportunities for students from across the country and around the world. ... [-]
USA Washington USA Online
May 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined