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 teenlife.com.

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IMPORTANT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION DIRECTIONS

  • 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. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION

  • 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.

 

LOR Teachers

LOR Counselors

 

BUSINESS

In California

Name Website

Berkeley Business Academy For Youth

https://haas.berkeley.edu/businessacademy/

Envision Experience: Business Innovations

https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore

Bank of America Student Leaders

https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us

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

https://merage.uci.edu/ciwm-events/investment-financial-planning-and-you.html

Out-Of-State

 

Name Website

University of Washington- Game Development

https://www.experienceamerica.com/

Economics for Leaders

https://www.fte.org/students/economics-for-leaders-program/

Wall Street 101 Summer Program

https://www.bentley.edu/centers/trading-room/wall-street-101

University of Pennsylvania- Young Leaders Academy

https://wharton.braingainmag.com/

LaunchX Young Entrepreneur Summer Program (Various campuses)

https://launchx.com/summer-program/

HUMANITIES & ARTS

In California

Name Website

UCI Health: Music to Heal

www.ucihealth.org/volunteer/music-to-heal

UCLA Mock Trial Summer Institute

https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/MockTrial

Pratt Institute: Pre-College Summer Program

https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/pr...

UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute

https://summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ModelUN

Model United Nations Institute (Various Campuses)

http://mun.bestdelegate.com/high-school-programs-locations-dates/

UC Berkeley: embARC Summer Design Academy

https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/

UCI: Summer Institute in Law

https://ce.uci.edu/areas/legal/hslaw/

FIDM'S Signature Summer Program

http://fidm.edu/en/calendar/summer+programs/signature+summer+program

Out-Of-State

Name Website

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute

https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/pre-college-summer-journalism-institute/

William and Mary National Institute of American History 

https://www.wm.edu/as/niahd/

NYU: Tisch Summer High School Program for the Arts

https://tisch.nyu.edu/special-programs/high-school-programs

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/pre-college-summer-journalism-institute/

Grammy in the Schools

http://www.grammyintheschools.com/

HEALTH & MEDICINE

In California

 

Name Website

UCI Pre-Med Program

https://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed

UCI Physician Shadowing Program

https://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed

UCI School of Medicine Summer Research Program

https://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed

UCI Health High School Volunteer Program

http://www.ucihealth.org/volunteer/high-school-students

UCI School of Medicine High School Outreach Program

http://www.som.uci.edu/high_school_outreach.asp

UCI Summer Surgery Program

http://www.urology.uci.edu/education_summersurgery.shtml

UCLA Pre-Med Summer Scholar Program

https://www.uclahealth.org/volunteer/pre-med-summer-scholar-westwood

UCI Cancer Research Institute Youth Science Fellowship Program

https://cri.bio.uci.edu/sample-page/youth-science-fellowship-program/

Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program 

https://simr.stanford.edu/

UCI Student Research Programs

www.ucihealth.org/volunteer/student-research-programs

UCI Brain Camp

 https://cnlm.uci.edu/braincamp/

  Stanford Cardiothoracic Summer Program

http://med.stanford.edu/cssec/summer-internship

Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program

http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer

Stanford Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X)

https://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/special-initiatives/CNIX.html

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

https://www.choc.org/medical-intelligence-and-innovation-institute/mi3-summer-internship-program/

Rosetta Institute Biomedial Summer Camps (UC Berkeley, UCSD)

https://www.rosettainstitute.org/biomedical-summer-camps/applyfinances/

Out-Of-State

Name

Website

National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs

Camp Cardiac

http://www.campcardiac.org/

University of Pennsylvania: Biomedical Research Academy

https://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/high-school/biomedical

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

 

In California

Name Website

Stanford High School Summer College

https://summer.stanford.edu/

Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program

https://atdp.berkeley.edu/

 UCLA Summer Sessions 

https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes

UCI: Experience University Research

http://ip.ce.uci.edu/programs/experienceuci/local/

UCSD Academic Connections

http://academicconnections.ucsd.edu/

Out-Of-State

Name Website  

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

https://cty.jhu.edu/summer/catalogs.html

 

Model United Nations Institute

https://mun.bestdelegate.com/high-school-programs-locations-dates/

 

Boston College Summer Journalism Institute

http://studentprograms.necir.org/pre-college-summer-institute/

 

Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Programs

https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/summer-pre-college-programs

 

Harvard Summer School

https://www.summer.harvard.edu/high-school-programs

 

Emory College: Pre-College Program

http://www.precollege.emory.edu/

 

Barnard High School Summer Programs

https://barnard.edu/precollegeprograms/summer-programs

 

Columbia University Programs for High School Students

http://sps.columbia.edu/highschool

 

Cornell University Summer College

http://sps.columbia.edu/highschool

 

Telluride Association: Summer Program for Juniors

https://www.tellurideassociation.org/our-programs/high-school-students/summer-program-juniors-tasp/

 

Summer Discovery 

https://www.summerdiscovery.com/

 

Ross Mathematics Program 

https://rossprogram.org/

 

University of Washington: Math Academy 

https://www.engr.washington.edu/admission/k12/mathacademy/

 

Middlebury Interactive Summer Language Immersion Program 

https://www.middleburyinteractive.com/summer-language-academy/summer-language-immersion-teens

 

Concordia Language Villages 

http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/

 

Emory College: Pre-College Program

http://www.precollege.emory.edu/

 

Barnard High School Summer Programs

https://barnard.edu/precollegeprograms/summer-programs

 

Columbia University Programs for High School Students

http://sps.columbia.edu/highschool

 

National Student Leadership Conference: Pre-College Programs

https://www.nslcleaders.org/

 

Cornell University Summer College

http://sps.columbia.edu/highschool

 

STEM

In California

Name Website

iD Tech

https://www.idtech.com/

UCLA Engineering: High School Tech Camp

https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/high-school-tech-camp/

UC Santa Cruz Internship Program

http://ucsc-sip.org/

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

http://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/

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

https://cosmos.uci.edu/

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

http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cosmos/

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

https://cosmos.ucsc.edu/

EPIC: Engineering Possibilities in College

https://epic.calpoly.edu/

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/2018-expressive-robotics

UCI:ASPIRE

https://sites.uci.edu/aspire

Stanford RISE Summer Internship 

https://oso.stanford.edu/programs/39-rise-summer-internship-program

Applied Medical High School Leadership Week

https://appliedmedical.com/Careers/hsleadershipweek

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

https://cybermath.org/

Scholarship Information- Deadline March 24th

Amazon Future Engineer Program

https://edhesive.com/amazon

 

Out-Of-State

Name Website  

EDGE: Educating Girls for Engineering 

http://engineering2.union.edu/edge/

 

University of Pennsylvania Summer Engineering Academy

https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

 

Michigan State University: Intro to Robotics

https://www.egr.msu.edu/future-engineer/news/introduction-robotics-engineering-recap

 

SEAP: Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program 

https://seap.asee.org/

 

Notre Dame Intro to Engineering for High School Students

https://www3.nd.edu/~iep/

 

MIT Research Science Institute

https://www.cee.org/research-science-institute  

MISCELLANEOUS

In California

Name Website

California Youth Think Tank

https://www.theyoungcenter.com/

Student Leaders

bankofamerica.com/studentleaders

Out-Of-State

Name Website  

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

https://cty.jhu.edu/summer/catalogs.html

 

NYU: High School Academy- School of Professional Studies

https://www.sps.nyu.edu/high-school-academy/programs/career-edge.html

 

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 

http://summercamps.erau.edu/camps/index.html#prescott

 

Global Scholar

https://ampglobalyouth.org/global-scholar/

 

Tufts Summer Program 

https://summer.tufts.edu/

 

National Student Leadership Program: Summer Programs

https://www.nslcleaders.org/about-summer-youth-programs/

 

Global Youth Village Program 

https://www.globalyouthvillage.org/

 

Junior State of America

https://www.jsa.org/summer/

 

World Affairs Seminar 

https://worldaffairsseminar.org/

 

Unitarian University Global Justice Summer Internship

https://uucsj.org/calendar/