Summer Enrichment

Summer Programs offer opportunities to gain college credit, experience college life, travel, get an internship, meet like-minded peers, learn from experts, develop projects, and much more. For a more extensive list of options, please visit

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  • The request form (click on button below) must be submitted in person to discuss the items you inputted. All items should be filled out completely before requesting a letter of recommendation. 


  • The request form (click on button below)  should be submitted 30 days before the letter is due and at least 14 days before the letter is due. Faculty members have a 30 student cap on for letters of recommendation. The earlier you ask, the better.


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In California

Name Website

Berkeley Business Academy For Youth

Envision Experience: Business Innovations

Bank of America Student Leaders

UCI Investments, Financial Planning and You: Summer Program for High School Students

IVC Young Entrepreneurs Workshop

LIFEvest Financial Literacy Residential Program


Name Website

University of Washington- Game Development

Economics for Leaders

Wall Street 101 Summer Program

Wharton Global Youth Program

LaunchX Young Entrepreneur Summer Program (Various campuses)
Business, Economics, Sports Management Academies at Georgetown University
EHL Pre-University courses in Hospitality and Business


In California

Name Website

UCI Health: Music to Heal

Info Coming Soon

UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute

Pratt Institute: Pre-College Summer Program

UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute

Model United Nations Institute (Various Campuses)

UC Berkeley: embARC Summer Design Academy

UCI: Summer Institute in Law

Creative Mind Academy

FIDM'S Signature Summer Program
Summer@NEC - New England Conservatory


Name Website

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute

William and Mary National Institute of American History

NYU: Tisch Summer High School Program for the Arts

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

Grammy in the Schools
Constitutional Academy
Community Impact & Leadership, Social Justice Academies at Georgetown University


In California


Name Website

UCI Pre-Med Program

UCI Physician Shadowing Program

Info Coming Soon

UCI School of Medicine Summer Research Program

UCI Health High School Volunteer Program

UCI School of Medicine High School Outreach Program

UCI Summer Surgery Program

UCLA Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program

UCI Cancer Research Institute Youth Science Fellowship Program

Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program

UCI Student Research Programs

UCI Brain Camp

  Stanford Cardiothoracic Summer Program

Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program

Stanford Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X)

CHOC Hospital: Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3) Summer Internship Program

Rosetta Institute Biomedial Summer Camps (UC Berkeley, UCSD)

Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research
Pharmacy Summer Research Program at Chapman
HEART Internship at UCI




National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Camp Cardiac

University of Pennsylvania: Biomedical Research Academy

Georgetown University Nursing or Medical Academy



In California

Name Website

Stanford High School Summer College

UC Berkeley Pre-College Scholars

Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program

 UCLA Summer Sessions

UCI: Experience University Research

UCSD Academic Connections

Cal State LA  Early Entrance Program
UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program (RMP)
USC  Pre-College Programs


Name Website  

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


Model United Nations Institute


Boston College Summer Journalism Institute


Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Programs


Harvard Summer School


Emory College: Pre-College Program


Barnard High School Summer Programs


Columbia University Programs for High School Students


Cornell University Summer College


Telluride Association: Summer Program for Juniors


Summer Discovery


Ross Mathematics Program


University of Washington: Math Academy


Concordia Language Villages


Emory College: Pre-College Program


Georgetown University College Prep Summer


Summer Programs for High School Students at Boston University


National Student Leadership Conference: Pre-College Programs


Tulane University Pre-College Program  
Northeastern University Pre-College Program  
Duke Pre-College Programs  
Washington University in St. Louis  


In California

Name Website

iD Tech

UCLA Engineering: High School Tech Camp

UC Santa Cruz Internship Program

COSMOS UC Davis- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

COSMOS UC Irvine- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

COSMOS UC San Diego-California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

COSMOS UC Santa Cruz-California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

EPIC: Engineering Possibilities in College

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts


Stanford RISE Summer Internship

Applied Medical High School Leadership Week

Cyber Math Academy- Math, Coding, Robotics, Gaming and College Prep

Scholarship Information- Deadline March 24th

Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation at Cal State Fullerton

Youth IncYOUbator  STEAM Summer Program

Creative Mind Academy



Name Website  

University of Pennsylvania Summer Engineering Academy


The Joy of Coding  

Michigan State University: Intro to Robotics


Notre Dame Intro to Engineering for High School Students


MIT Research Science Institute (RSI)  

AwesomeMath Summer Program  

Summer Science Program (SSP)  

Johns Hopkins  Engineering Innovation Summer Program  


In California

Name Website
UC Berkeley embARC Summer Design Academy embARC 

California Youth Think Tank

Student Leaders

Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership Program


Name Website  

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


NYU: High School Academy- School of Professional Studies


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Global Scholar


Tufts Summer Program


National Student Leadership Program: Summer Programs


Global Youth Village Program


Junior State of America


World Affairs Seminar


Unitarian University Global Justice Summer Internship