American International School - Riyadh
Summer Learning Ideas & Opportunities 2017
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As a school committed to excellence, we will educate and inspire our students to be responsible, productive and ethical global citizens with the skills and passion to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn continuously. We will accomplish this in an American educational environment characterized by high measurable standards and a clearly defined, appropriately interrelated college preparatory curriculum, implemented by a superior staff in partnership with students, parents, and the community.
This document is intended to serve as a general resource only. AIS-R has not validated the quality or standard of programs suggested. These programs are not being endorsed by the school, nor are they intended to represent the standard of practice at AIS-R. We recommend that parents use discretion and conduct further research. Users of this document assume all risks in connection with the programs outlined/suggested.
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Note: The sites below provide an opportunity for Pre, Mid and Final IB DP coursework.
IB Summer Courses (ISC) (Palo Alto, California, USA) - Grade 9-11 / DP Prep Year 1 and Year 2
A small, specialized company offering personalized DP summer programs for students, based at Stanford University, California.
Contact: +44-117-318-2767 (UK office)
International Baccalaureate Wise DP Revision Program (Vienna, Austria) - DP Prep Year 1 and Year 2
IBWISE is an independent company in Vienna, designed to provide extra assistance to DP Diploma students. They employ only experienced DP subject specialists to teach their courses. Program dates are in July to August for pre and mid DP students.
Oxford Courses DP (Boston, USA; Oxford, Cambridge, UK: Tuscany, Italy) - DP Prep Year 1 and Year 2
The OSC covers the core, DP subjects and provides an excellent foundation for the IB program. They are run in Oxford, Boston and Tuscany. The Mid-DP Summer School is for students who have completed the first year of their DP studies and want to review and consolidate what they have learned, fill in any gaps and make a confident start to their final year of the DP.
Lanterna Europe & America DP revision courses (Sweden/UK) - DP Prep Year 1 and Year 2
Located in convenient locations around the world, Lantern offers first-class support in DP preparation. They have been running since 2004 with highly qualified instructors.
Contact: +44 (0)20-3318-0578 (UK office)
St. Clare’s Oxford IB Summer Institute (Oxford, UK) - DP Prep Year 1 and Year 2
The IB Institute at St. Clare's draws on the College's extensive expertise and resources to provide introduction, review and extension courses for students following the DP course (both Pre & Mid-DP studies). They provide English proficiency courses with IB/DP preparation support for students age 10 to 18+.
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Deep: Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (Toronto, Ontario) - Grades 9-12
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto provides Grades 9-12 the opportunity for study at a university setting. The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides regional students and many from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology and business.
DNA Forensics Summer Camp @ Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario) - Grades 9-12
Learn what it really takes to process a crime scene, analyze evidence. Use DNA technology to solve crime and develop your own DNA profile plus experience campus life at a University. In an interactive, individualized environment, students learn about DNA technology, forensic science and related social issues.
Faculty of Law Youth Summer Program- University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) - Grades 10-12
High school students (grades 10-12) around the world learn at one of Canada’s most prestigious law schools - the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Students spend between one and six weeks at the Faculty of Law discussing advanced legal concepts, learning about the reality of the Canadian legal system, and applying their knowledge in a variety of environments.
International Summer Enrichment Education - Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) - Grades 8-12
Students have the opportunity to learn beyond the school classroom with engaging and challenging courses that motivate them to explore and apply new knowledge. They return to school with renewed energy, an excitement for learning, and ideas for postsecondary and career planning.
Lakefield College School Summer programs (Lakefield, Ontario) - Grades KG-12
The beautiful Lakefield College is on 315 acres beside Lake Katchewanooka, a 90-minute drive to Toronto. It provides five summer camps run by third-party providers during July and August.
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Lakefield Music Program (Ontario, Canada) - Grades 8-12
The Lakefield Music Program will consist of a merger of jazz and classical programs operating during August. This is better suited for older high school students, though young learners are welcome if musically inclined.
Leahy Music Camp (Ontario, Canada) - Grades 3-12
The Leahy Music Camp has gained a reputation for being a major source of inspiration and instruction for people of all ages and ability. The Camp focuses on fiddle, piano, step-dancing, singing, and guitar, but also offers instruction in other areas like bass, drums, mandolin, accordion, audio engineering, songwriting, composing, and more. Camp features include a recording studio, access to a professional sound engineer, a "Music Room" to explore music, and a "Jam Room" where participants can play music with others.
Learning Enrichment Advancement Program: McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) - Grades 9-12
LEAP is a non-profit Engineering summer program run by McMaster University, whose main goal is to introduce high school students to the exciting world of engineering, science and technology through hands on experiments and projects. The sessions are designed to challenge students by introducing them to research in emerging technologies – including Introduction to Engineering Technology, Design and Bioengineering.
The Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (Victoria, British Columbia) - Grades 10-12
PSYL is an intensive, interactive and experiential learning program from dawn to dusk. We want students to enjoy themselves at a safe, exceptional campus on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities. PSYL believes in the power of education to be real and relevant to the challenges facing the world and young people across the globe. Each summer, we build an international youth community committed to discovering who they are and what change they can create.
Ryerson University Recreation Summer Youth Programs (Toronto, Ontario) - Grades KG-10
Ryerson University offers a wide variety of day camps for sports, exploration and leadership, including basketball development camp, leadership training, architecture camp and Eureka science discovery programs.
Contact: +1-(416) 979-5000 ext. 3334
Ryerson University Summer Theater Academy (Toronto, Ontario) - Grades KG-12
The Ryerson Theatre School Summer Day Camp provides an exciting and stimulating theatre environment right in the heart of Toronto. The programs offer unique and creative experiences for ages 4 to adult. Participants will use their imaginations, explore the world of live performance and expand their creative potential.
Contact: +1- 416-979-5086
Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs (SUNIA) (Edmonton, Alberta) - Grades 10-12
SUNIA is the North America's longest running Model United Nations summer program. Students across the world have an opportunity to meet UN delegates, learn and talk about world issues, engage in simulations, and enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains. With our breadth of experience, our passionate group of counsellors and the phenomenal students we attract we can promise that your week at SUNIA will be unforgettable.
Contact: +1 (780) 237-6118
Upper Canada College Summer Academy (Toronto, Ontario) - Grades KG-11
UCC Summer Day Camps provide outstanding summer camps for children aged 4 to 16. The camps strive to offer young people exciting learning opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including sports, leadership and technology. They concentrate on participation, cooperation and fun.
University of Calgary Summer Camps (Calgary, Alberta) - Grades KG-12
Each camper will have their own unique experience and gain something different from participating in selected activities and health programs. Campers will develop fundamental movement skills, and make new friends. They will make new discoveries, develop self-esteem and have a greater opportunity to explore their creative side.
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American Overnight Dance Camp for Dancers (for GIRLS) - Grades 3-11
The American Overnight Dance Camp for girls is offered during the summer for girls ages 8 to 17. Styles include Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Lyrical, with Musical Theatre options available. At an ADTC overnight dance camp, you’ll find a tight-knit, all-girl community; a place where you aren’t bombarded by confusing media images; and a unique opportunity to reconnect with your authentic “Self.” We offer summer dance camps in locations where the pace of life is slower... where you can reduce stress, raise serotonin, boost your immune system and just breathe. Our unique dance camp locations mean that you'll have access to all the traditional activities you'd want to enjoy at summer camp. At ADTC, we have just as much fun outside the dance studio as we do in class!
Barnard College Summer in New York (New York, New York) - Grades 11-12 (Pre-college)
Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the opportunity to explore areas 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 College of Music Summer Programs (Boston, Massachusetts) - Grades 7-12
Spend your summer making music with students from all over the world who share your passion. Study with renowned faculty who are the very best at what they do and get a taste of what Berklee, Boston, and college life are all about. If you are in middle school, high school, college, or beyond, there are numerous summer programs for you to explore.
Berkeley – Education Unlimited (University of California at Berkeley, California) - Grades KG-11
Education Unlimited provides academic summer camps & pre-college summer programs for students entering grades KG-12. Our California summer camps include something for elementary and secondary students; such as public speaking, college admissions prep programs, science camps for girls, acting camp, activities, computers and even a college tour.
Boston University Summer Term High School Programs (Boston, Massachusetts) - Grades 10-12
Boston University invites you to choose from exciting and challenging summer high school programs. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life – while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 87 countries and experience a great introduction to college life and academics.
Brown Pre-College Program (Providence, Rhode Island) - Grades 6-12
Experience college, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world in Brown Pre-College programs. Brown offers multiple sessions and many courses to choose from.
Canada / US Math Camp (hosted by University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, Washington) - Grades 8-12
This is a camp for mathematically talented school students from around the world. Increase math skills (July/August) while studying with proven mathematicians and enjoying all the fun elements of a camp.
Carnegie Mellon: Summer of Exploration (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Grades 11-12
Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.
Choate Rosemary Hall Summer (Wallingford, Connecticut) - Grades 8-11
An innovative curriculum, gives students a variety of fresh options with which to build an exciting summer of learning. Existing courses are regularly updated and new offerings are created each year. Structured independence means that, on a daily basis, students are in classes for five to six of the eight daily periods with one period set aside to work one-on-one with their teachers.
Columbia University Summer Program (New York, Barcelona, Spain, Jordan) - Grades 9-12
This is a rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students entering grades 9 -12 and freshman year of college. Meet other highly motivated high school students from all over the world, broaden your worldview and earn an official Columbia University Statement of Attendance.
Cosmos Soccer Summer Academy (New York) - Grades 3-12
The Cosmos Soccer Academy is designed for young people with a passion for soccer who want to hone their skills with other like-minded athletes under the direction of world-class coaches. Cost includes all food and accommodation, assessment and feedback, a chance to get scouted by NCAA reps, fitness and nutrition workshops, video analysis, and fun evening activities.
Duke University Summer School for High School Students - Grades 9-12
Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2016. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success.
EXPLO Exploration Summer Programs (Connecticut, Massachusetts) - Grades 2-12
Explore academic, artistic, and athletic interests that emphasize student choice and promote independent thinking, good decision-making, and a lifelong love of learning. They are summer programs that build independent and teach creative thinking through exploration.
Georgetown University: Programs for High School Students (Washington, DC) - Grades 10-12
Experience college life at one of America’s oldest campuses! It offers a variety of summer courses, learning alongside college students. They accept applications from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school who are in good academic standing. There are additional requirements with must be met.
George Washington University Pre-college Program (Washington, DC) - Grades 11-12
High school students in the Pre-College Program benefit tremendously from 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 programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment.
Harvard Summer School (Boston, Massachusetts) - Grades 10-12
Our summer programs is designed to prepare you 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.
Contact: +1-617- 495-4024
Hotchkiss Summer Portals (Lakeville, Connecticut) - Grades 7-12
Spend each day immersed in environmental science, piano, film, robotics, or debate. Hotchkiss Summer Portals is a residential program that offers middle and high-school age students the opportunity to hone a talent, try something new, and experience life at a New England boarding school.
Illinois Aerospace Institute (IAI) Summer Camp (Urbana, Illinois) - Grades 9-12
The Illinois Aerospace Institute summer camp is a one-week residential program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in learning about the fields of aerospace engineering and aviation.
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Interlochen Summer Arts Programs (Interlochen, Michigan) - Grades 3-12
Join the 2,500 students from all over the world who will come to Interlochen to study music, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, motion picture arts, and dance. Learn from amazing artists and educators, be inspired by our scenic campus, and create with other students who share your passion for the arts.
Johns Hopkins Summer University (Baltimore, Maryland) - Grades 10-11
Johns Hopkins Summer University is a way to try bachelor level programs before applying to college. Participants can take undergraduate-level classes alongside university students and earn university credit with a wide range of credit courses offered. Students must be 16 years old as of June and achieved a 3.0 grade point.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer programs: (Baltimore, Maryland) - Grades 2-12
Johns Hopkins Summer University programs offer eligible 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 brings students together.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Program (MIT) - Grades 2-12
MIT summer computer camps for youth are segmented by course and age. It is a multi-leveled interactive program that provides a well-balanced, fun experience with tailored curriculum to support all students. At our camps, not far from the Charles River, students build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting. Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft.
Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) (Ann Arbor, Michigan) - Grades 10-12
Welcome to the Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) home page, a program designed to introduce high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science. It is a place to get to know people who love math and science as much as you do.
Michigan Tech Youth Programs (Houghton, Michigan) - Grades 6-12
Michigan Tech faculty, students, role models and other professionals have led Summer Youth Programs' for middle school and pre-college students. Our programs are built around activities, field trips and team projects. Students come from across the country and around the world to learn engineering, film production, molten metal casting, and more--all in an adventurous, fun, and hands-on way.
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Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - Grades 11-12
With MSOE’s Summer Programs, students will be able to determine if engineering, nursing or business is a good fit for them as well as what is important to them in their college search. MSOE offers week-long, residential, academic camps for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year and are interested in exploring degrees in Engineering, Nursing or Business.
Contact: +1(414) 277-7238
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts: Film + Theater + TV (New York, New York) - Grades 10-12
The Summer Acting Training Program offers a rigorous, but exhilarating program that offers a challenging opportunity to explore acting techniques, camera performance skills, commercial basics, film and TV basics, improvisation and more, with a dedicated, professional faculty of working actors and directors. Students can earn six transferable college credits once successfully completing the program. A minimum age of 16.
Phillips Andover Academy Summer School (Andover, Massachusetts) - Grades 8-12
Phillips Academy is a residential secondary school known for its academic excellence and its liberal arts tradition. Established in 1942, the Phillips Academy Summer Session helps students from across the US and the world to achieve their educational goals. For five weeks, students with ambitious academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of leading and serving in this complex world.
Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Programs (Savannah/Atlanta, Georgia) - Grades 9-12
This summer, explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at The University for Creative Careers. SCAD offers summer programs for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Institute (Chicago, Illinois) - Grades 9-12
The Early College Program and Summer Institute provide high school students (ages 15-18) of diverse backgrounds and experiences with the opportunity to expand their creative and artistic multimedia skills.
Smith Science and Engineering Program for Young Women (Northampton, Massachusetts) - Grades 9-12
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week hands on residential enrichment program for exceptional young women in Grades 9-12 with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Smith College is among the top-rated liberal arts colleges in the United States and one of the nation's largest colleges dedicated solely to the education of women.
Stanford University Summer Institute (Stanford, California) - Grades 8-12
The Summer Institutes offer a residential program for academically talented and motivated high school students. Students engage in intensive study in a single course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institutes provide a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus.
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) weblink to nationwide programs - Grades 9-12
The following weblink is a sampling of the hundreds of STEM pre-college summer programs and camps that are offered throughout the United States.
Summer Discovery - UCLA (various campuses) - Grades 11-12
Summer Discovery offers summer high school, pre-college and study abroad programs in multiple locations where participants can earn college credit, make incredible friends, have excellent experiences. Programs take place at the Anderson School of Management, Digital Marketing and Social Media Institute, the Business of Media, Entertainment and Sports Institute, the Global Leadership and Social Change Institute, University of Chicago and UCLA in California to name a few.
Summer Fuel - Academic Study Associates (ASA) and Soccer Camp section (worldwide) - Grades 9-12
Be a part of a summer community for an exciting and enriching experience full of learning and fun—the perfect preparation for child development to college preparation. Campuses available include: UC Berkeley, UMass-Amherst, Columbia Tufts, Harvard, Oxford. Language immersion available in France, Spain, and Italy.
University of California Riverside (UCR) Summer Academy (Riverside, California) - Grades 10-12
The Summer Academy program offers you the chance to join the UC Riverside community of more than 150 advanced high school students. This program gives you an opportunity to earn college credit on an official UC transcript, meet with distinguished faculty, and build new relationships with fellow UCR students. Take advantage of UC Riverside courses, program events, and workshops planned just for you!
Contact: +(951) 827-7384
University of Pennsylvania Summer VETS program (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Grades 11-12
The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School offers an exciting experience held during two sessions that have been designed for high school students (11th and 12th graders). The program will provide students with an understanding of the challenges and rewards of this profession and the opportunity to interact with other students who have a similar passions.
Wharton School of Business Pre-College Programs (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Grades 11-12
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business offers summer programs for high school students provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore students’ interest in business.
Workshops in Writing and Thinking Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois) - Grades 3-12
We offer you the chance to learn essential techniques and experiment with cutting-edge forms, all in a comfortable setting. You’ll connect with other writers from the community.
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African Leadership Academy Global Scholars Program (South Africa) - Grades 9-12
African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program (GSP) is an intensive immersion experience for students. We seek dynamic, motivated high school students, ages 14-19, from around the world who are thrilled at the prospect of an intense program in which they will develop as global leaders, build lasting friendships, engage in deep study of the African continent, and contribute value to a social venture.
Art History Abroad (Italy) - Grades 11-12
The best way to see the art of Italy! Travel between Venice, Florence and Rome. The 2 to 4 week course places the art, architecture and sculpture of Italy within the broader context of western civilization. Students get a true taste of Italian lifestyle.
Ayla Aviation Academy Summer Camp (Aqaba, Jordan) - 17 Years and Above
Ayla Aviation Academy is a private aviation educational company that trains students to be become pilots. Their Aviation Camp is designed to introduce participants to the world of aviation through lectures, experiments, flights over Aqaba, as well as time in the flight simulators. Participants also get involved in game building, sports, and sightseeing activities in Jordan during their stay.
Bucksmore Education Camps - Cambridge and Oxford Advanced Studies - Grades 10-12 (16-19 YO)
Students on the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) study two challenging university-level subjects in small classes with no more than six students taught by passionate and knowledgeable tutors. Due to the challenging nature of the course, the Advanced Studies Program is available to native or advanced level students only.
Contact: +44 (0) 208 312 8060
CAS Trips - Edinburgh - Grades 11-12
One of CAS Trips’ principal aims is to challenge students’ knowledge, assumptions and beliefs by tackling Global Issues of importance head on. The Service aspect of each tour is based on at least one Global Issue. Students explore the realities of this Issue before engaging directly with interactive Service Challenges.
Contact: +420 255 71 26 52
Campittet Leadership Camp (Switzerland) - Grades 6-11 (11 to 17 year olds)
Our Swiss summer camp enhances students' learning and personal development in a fun and inspiring way.
We combine fantastic games, unique outdoor activities and excursions with entertaining team challenges and leadership workshops in a beautiful and safe Swiss environment guided by a team of senior trainers and professional mountain guides which makes this an exciting camp in Switzerland, Europe.
Columbia Business School (Asia and Middle East) - Grades 11-12
Venture for All® is a global initiative whose mission is to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in emerging and frontier markets through education and mentorship. Our programs educate and train young aspiring entrepreneurs to become enterprise builders and job creators; prepare and educate the small and family-owned business owner for the next stage of growth.
FC Barcelona Soccer (Barcelona, Spain) - Grades 1-12
Based in New York with programs worldwide and part of ASA SummerFuel’s summer programs.
FC Barcelona is dedicated to offering student athletes unprecedented access to elite residential sports camps. ASA SummerFuel partners with select organizations and offer access to some of the best training in the world. For the Barcelona camp, they welcome boys, aged 13-18. Camps are located in Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marbella, Spain, London, England or FC Barcelona’s, Spain.
International Education & Volunteer Programs (Worldwide) - Grades 10-12
For students at least 16 years old, 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. Volunteer or intern abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America. We offer overseas voluntary work placements including teaching, care, conservation & environment, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, and more.
International Seminar Series – John Hopkins: Service Learning (Santa Cruz or Hong Kong) - Grades 2-12
CTY's summer programs offer bright students the opportunity to engage in challenging fun and academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning and experience. While the focus is on learning, the social experience is an integral part of the program.
Contact: +(410) 735-6277 or 6278
London International Youth Science Forum (LYSN) - Grades 10-12
LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities. LIYSF attracts 500 of the world's leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 75 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures.
Contact: +44 (0) 20-8295-8395
Medical Projects Placement - Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa Placements - Grades 10-12
Our Pre-Medical Placements are designed for any student applying or reapplying to medical school. Students are typically aged 16-19 years old and are wanting to pursue an advanced career in healthcare. Post-graduates and elective students are also welcome to apply.
Contact: +0191 704 2064
NABA – Nuovo Academia di Belle Arti Milano (Milan, Italy) - Grades 10-12
The Summer Programs propose a wide and updated synthesis of Laureate Design Universities know-how, giving a view of the most significant trends of Interior and Product Design, Fashion Design, Digital and Visual Arts, Architecture. Students will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in two exciting cities such as Milan, Italy and San Diego, California US.
Contact: +39 02.42414001
Oxbridge Academic Programs (Oxford, Cambridge UK; Barcelona, Spain; NYC, US) - Grades 10-12
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US for over 30 years. Students from 80 countries are educated historic centers of learning - including Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States. From Archeology to Zoology, we offer multiple courses in humanities, sciences, social sciences, and creative subjects.
Contact: +1-212-932-3049 (NYC office)
Oxford Summer School Programs (Oxford, UK) - Grades 10-12
Oxford Summer Courses was established by a network of Oxford alumni determined to share the magic of the university and the city with the wider world. Our courses blend world-class teaching from Oxford academics and the best of English culture. The programs are for students 16 years of age and older.
Contact: +44 (0)1865 264194
Oxford Royale Academy (Oxford, UK) - Grades 3-11
Choose from a multitude of course options, each meant to build academic and social confidence. Oxford has been providing a premier education for students of all ages during their summer programmes.
Contact: +44 (0) 845-130-6021
PLG - Scottish Adventure and Study (Scotland) - Grades 2-12
PGL gives your students the opportunity to try a range of exciting adventure activities - all supervised by experienced, English-speaking instructors. This gives your students the ideal opportunity to develop fluency and conversational English as they interact with their instructors, peers and the other groups on centre. Determination and courage are rewarded with an overwhelming sense of achievement for the pupil who manages to walk backwards over the edge of a climbing tower.
Sherborne International - English Courses (Dorset, England) - Grades 2-12
Sherborne International aims to provide the best possible academic start for your child in the British education system. Students join Sherborne International from many different educational systems around the world. At whatever age they come they have differing standards of academic development. From these different starting points the School has a simple aim: that each student should be at a high level of achievement compared with English boys and girls of the same age by the time they leave Sherborne International.
Contact: +44 (0)1935 814 743
Swiss Education Council (SEC) Summer Camp programs (Switzerland) - Grades 5-12
Switzerland’s summers are postcard picture perfect, so what better place could there be to sharpen your skills and knowledge of business and finance? Learn from some of Geneva’s top professors in our summer classes, reading in our amazing park right across the street, and visiting Geneva’s famous landmarks with other students from around the world! You will not only get the chance to study in the world’s financial capital, but also to enjoy all its summer festivities including the Fêtes de Genève, Lake Parade and the Swiss National Holiday!
Swiss Student Leadership Camp (Leysin, Switzerland) - Grades 6-12
The Swiss Leadership Camp is specifically designed for school groups and is no everyday summer or winter course. We are known for the absolute pinnacle of leadership development and our senior trainers have the privilege to work with students from the best and most recognised schools around the world. There is also a leadership camp for interested students in Grades 6-11.
Webpage: https://swissleadershipcamp.com/ or www.challengecamp.ch
Tasis Summer Programs (England and Switzerland) - Grades KG-12
Travel to England, France, Spain or Switzerland and participate in a number of exciting academic, language and enrichment courses, including archaeology, architecture, music, art, sport and the Shakespeare Experience (England) – among other things, learn a play and perform it publicly at the Globe Centre Theatre.
Contact: +1-703-299-8150 (USA) or +419-1960-5151 (Switzerland) or +44 1932 582346 (England)
Think! – The Critical Thinking Course (Atlantic College, UK) - Grades 10-12
From ages 16 to 18, Think! is a challenging and thought provoking summer camp for students who are interested in exploring new ideas, expanding their horizons, and developing their potential. Students will be mixing with bright, articulate, open-minded students, giving them the opportunity to share ideas and make new friendships. Our two week programme focuses on four key skills which will be taught through a variety of group discussions, project work and outdoor activities by a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers.
Tufts University: Summit Programs in the Alps (France) - Grades 11-12
The European Center is Tufts University's campus in Talloires, France. Students will develop a greater understanding of the global village. An outstanding setting for study, contemplation and exploration, the European Center offers several academic programs for all learners.
Contact: +1-617-627-3290 (US) +(33) 4-50-60-7404 (France)
University of Cambridge Summer School - United Kingdom - Grades 8-12
The exclusive ISSOS summer school program offers high school students (aged 13-18) the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the historic and picturesque campus of Cambridge University. Our three week program welcomes students from over 60 nationalities, and limits the number of students from one nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience.
Contact: +44(0) 3300 777 247
University of St. Andrews Summer School (St. Andrews, Scotland) - Grades 11-12
The University of St Andrews offers a number of summer schools and programmes each year. These programmes are taught by full-time members of the faculties of the University, and are open to students and individuals from around the world. For students who are interested in experiencing what it is like to study at the University of St Andrews, a summer school may be the perfect opportunity.
Contact: +44 (0) 1334-46-2150
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Cambridge Tradition and Prep (Cambridge, England) - Grades 8-12
The Cambridge Tradition is an academic program for students in grades 10-12, Cambridge University, England. There are nearly 30 courses available, as diverse as Architecture, Criminology, English Literature, Photojournalism and Zoology. The international faculty includes Gates and Marshall Scholars, as well as creative professionals - actors, artists, photographers, filmmakers, and writers - from London and all over the world. There are also Prep Experiences for Grades 8 to 9 (please visit the below website).
Contact: +1 (212) 932-3049
College Visits (Charleston, North Carolina; offering College Tours all over USA) - Grades 10-12
College Visits offers the college bound student a first-hand look at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The tours cover all aspects of college life and cover almost every region of the U.S.
Education Unlimited (EU) A+ Summer Pre-College (Palo Alto, California) - Grades 9-10
A+ Summer High School challenges rising 9th and 10th grade students with high-level academic activities that develop the skills needed for high school success and achievement. Students will attend classes in advanced argumentative writing, critical reading, and logic/problem solving. Students will also receive seminars and lectures covering study skills and strategies. Students who hold at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated responsible conduct and academic motivation in school are eligible for A+ High School.
EU College Tours (part of Education Unlimited) (California + East Coast US + Custom) - Grades 10-12
East Coast College Tour allows students to visit and experience life at several prominent East Coast Colleges. For many students, the process of figuring out which school best fits their needs is an overwhelming and confusing task. Students take campus tours, have meetings with admissions representatives and receive materials to help evaluate each school.
TS (Trevor Sturgeon) College Tours (Various locations US tours) - Grades 10-12
TS College Tours offers a wide variety of one week tours to a small group of students led by experienced international school counselors and ex-students. Tours include seminars on college admission, advice on essay writing.
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Abbey Road (US company with various European destinations) - Grades 10-12
Our summer programs in Europe and North America will take you on an exciting adventure! You will see some of the most beautiful places in the world, experience new cultures and gain knowledge to expand your horizons and prepare you for your upcoming college years. Our summer programs are open to American and international high school students who have a genuine interest in exploring foreign languages, cultures and other academic subjects such as studio art, art history, literature, film, environmental studies, pre-college and test prep programs, and more.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (Worldwide) - Grades 10-12
Want to learn in another country for a year? Get first-hand experience with another country’s culture and way of life, while improving students’ language skills. Choose from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Estonia, Lithuania, etc.
Contact: +1-204-494-0273 (CAN)
Centre International Lingustique et Sportif (France) - Grades 2-12
Learn French first hand. French summer camp for boys and girls aged 7 to 18 years. The Center is located in the Champagne region of France, 110 km from Paris. It's five hectares grounds are situated on the banks of the Marne River. Many educational and cultural trips are part of the CILS experience.
Collège du Léman Summer School (Switzerland) - Grades 3-12
Summer and winter camps are provided for students aged 8-18. Courses are combined with numerous recreational activities and include opportunities to meet other students from around the world.
EF International Language Schools (Worldwide) - Grades 7-12
Students aged 13+ can choose to do intensive, general, and basic language programs in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian. EF is the world class language school and has campuses in Canada, France, Spain, Ecuador, Italy, Germany, Russia and many others countries. They also offer tours.
Instituto Cervantes (locations worldwide, including Malaga, Spain) - Grades 10-12
Instituto Cervantes is a not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and to contribute to the advancement of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries. Every Cervantes course includes optional activities.
Les Elfes International (Switzerland) - Grades 2-12
We offer residential summer, winter & spring camps in the Swiss Alps. During Summer, we have 2, 3 and 4 week-sessions and our surroundings offer the perfect setting for a summer in the mountain. Camp experience for ages 7-18. Our warm and diverse international camp community makes people feel at home.
Middlebury College MMLA (Middlebury, Vermont @ various US college campuses) - Grades 8-12
The Academy is an enriching program for motivated middle school and high school students who want to accelerate their language skills, while enjoying a pre-college summer camp experience with other like-minded teens. Language immersion can be challenging, but choosing to spend a summer learning a language at the Academy offers a number of tangible benefits.
National School of Language (Ottawa, Canada) - Grades 3-12
Enjoy a summer in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa studying French. Students have the choice of three programs: day camp, vacation study, residence camp. Activities include classes, sightseeing, sports and cultural activities. NSL Camps offers day programs along with homestay. NSL is an accredited member of OCA Ontario Camps Association.
Summerfuel: ASA- Cultural Immersion Programs (Europe) & Soccer Program - Grades 8-12
We offer personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other, Our extensive range of programs (academic and sport) encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration and fun. Summer Fuel - ASA offers Cultural Immersion Programs for High School Students. Explore beautiful locations (Spain, France, and Italy) and learn about new cultures.
Surval Montreux - International Boarding School for Girls (Switzerland) - Grades 6-12
Surval Montreux is an exceptional school, exclusively for girls, in a unique and spectacular Swiss location. Our small size ensures every girl is seen as an individual, encouraged and challenged through the personalised curriculum and excellent teaching to become the girl she always wanted to be. Learning in an all-girls environment, living together as an international family, gives each girl the confidence to develop the initiative, imagination and independence she will need in the future.
Contact: +41 (0)21-966-16-16
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Action Quest (Worldwide) - Grades 8-12
For beginners and more experienced sailors ages 13 and up, Action Quest offers varied adventures spanning the globe. Learn to sail and dive. They offer many trips to destinations including British Virgin Islands, French Caribbean, Mediterranean, Galapagos, Australia, Tahiti, and others.
All Star Adventures (Argentina and New Zealand) - Grades 6-12
Since 1999, All Star Adventures offers a unique alternative – the opportunity to learn a new pastime (or develop an existing one) alongside an expert instructor while exploring a new region or country. For more than the typical adventure vacation, children can choose snowboarding, skiing, surfing, and skateboarding.
Bold Earth (US and Worldwide) - Grades 6-12
For ages 12 and up, Bold Earth provides an alternative to traditional summer camps and tours. Since 1976, Bold Earth has been the leader in summer adventure travel camps. Programs combine travel with service work, language study and wilderness skills on both their U.S. and international summer camp adventures.
Broadreach Summer Program (Worldwide) - Grades 7-12
Over the past 24 years, Broadreach has expanded the horizons of over 16,000 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 9000+ college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography, and more than 31,000+ certifications through hands-on education.
Brookfield Aviation: The British Aviation Education Projects - Grades 9-12
At the end of “The British Aviation Experience” the students will have logged their first hours of flight, improved their spoken English and gained experience and knowledge of many aspects of the aviation industry to help them decide if being a pilot is a career for them. Most importantly they will gain life skills, make friends from around the world and have two weeks of fun.
Contact: +44 (0)1372 747044
Kingdom Education (US and UK) - Grades 9-12
Kingdom Education offers novel, exciting and stimulating programmes to students who like to be challenged intellectually and creatively. They’re specially designed for students considering their options for university or college – whether in an English-speaking country, or elsewhere. The programmes are held on the campuses of leading universities. Most are multi-centre, so you can see different sides of the country visited.
Contact: +1-310-746-9626 (USA)
Go Putney (Worldwide) - Grades 6-12
We are a small, family-run organization — our office is a converted cow barn on a dirt road! We get to know our students and their families and maintain those relationships long past summer’s end. We take pride in careful, thorough preparation, and attention to detail. Our leaders facilitate a positive and cohesive group dynamic, which teaches students to practice teamwork, take ownership and form lifelong friendships.
LifeWorks International (Worldwide) - Grades 9-12
Have you been described as a “people person?” Are you looking for a program that allows you to help others through genuine connections? GoBeyond students can foster those connections with people of all ages from all over the world. Whether working with orphans, refugees, families or entire communities – you can help the plight of the impoverished and misplaced through the diverse interactions our programs facilitate.
NOLS National Outdoor Leadership School (USA and some international programs) - Grades 9-12
NOLS was founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt. NOLS takes people of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions, teaching technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics in some of the world’s wildest and most awe-inspiring classrooms. With courses ranging from 10 days to a full academic year, NOLS attracts highly motivated students who want to learn how to lead.
Rustic Pathways (Worldwide) - Grades 9-12
Rustic Pathways offers travel programs for students, families, groups and college students. Summer programs are available for students aged 14+. The company runs programs year round to Australia, New Zealand, The Fiji Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, China, India, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Mongolia, Transylvania Mongolia and the United States.
Summer in Switzerland - SIS (Switzerland) - Grades 2-12
Held at Leysin American School, SIS offers students multiple programs - including the Alpine Challenge (AC) program for older students. Additionally, the Alpine Challenge and Alpine Exploration students have the option to participate in the general program. With something for everyone, you need to take a chance and join the team at SIS - where nature meets unparalleled geography.
The Road Less Traveled - Wilderness Expeditions (Worldwide) - Grades 6-12
Program combines wilderness adventure, cultural awareness, and environmental education. Activities include backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and more – held in Australia, Costa Rica, France, Spain, etc.
Whistler Snowboard Camp (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada) - Grades 2-12
Offers summer snowboard, ski and skateboard camps with outstanding coaching staff, private terrain park, endless after-snow activities, the world-famous Blackcomb Glacier, and much more. The programs run for 1-2 weeks for students in grades 2 to 12.
Westcoast Connection (Canada/USA/Europe/Australia) - Grades 7-12
These are unique, exciting, and educational travel programs, including Active Team Tours, Outdoor Adventures, Golf, Ski/Snowboarding, Community Service and Touring Programs and a French Language program. Programs are located in more than 70 locations.
Wilderness Youth Leadership Development (Vancouver Island, Canada) - Grades 7-12
WYLD offers programs for students aged 12-18. Feature rock climbing, mountaineering, ocean and whitewater kayaking, wilderness skills and more in beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park in British Columbia. Skills like communication, teamwork, leadership, and trust are all an integral part of a WYLD day.
World Challenge (Worldwide) - Grades 10-12
World Challenge has been organising expeditions for young people through schools since 1987. Through our school expeditions programme, challengers develop leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills while traveling abroad. Students engage with each other to understand and relate to the different cultures experienced during their remote adventures.
Contact: +44 (0) 149-485-7293
Village Camps (Switzerland, England, Austria, France, Canada, USA) - Grades 2-12
Offers Education through Recreation since 1970. Head office in Nyon, Switzerland. Programs options vary from country to country including wilderness adventures, creative arts, film making, college experience in Boston, language learning experience, sports including golf, horseback riding.
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Great Books: Summer Program (UK) - Grades 6-12
The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For a number of years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature, experience college-level discussions and seminars, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students.
Oxford Learning (Ontario, Canada) - Grades PreK-12
We begin with an in depth assessment that pinpoints school and learning issues, then we create a customized learning program that meets your child’s unique needs. But, more than just helping with subjects, Oxford Learning® helps how children feel about the entire concept of school and learning. Motivation is key to school success, and we help students find what motivates them so they are on track and looking ahead to success.
Programs and Camps - Literacy Center Program (New Jersey, US) - Grades KG-12
The Literacy Center Program is designed to determine children's strengths and weaknesses in literacy as well as to provide instruction in reading and writing strategies. This program is primarily for those children who are struggling with literacy skills.
School Literacy and Culture - Rice University (Houston, Texas, US) - Grades KG-12
Creative Writing Camp offers a supportive learning environment for children to engage in writing stories, poetry, essays and plays, as well as simply writing for pleasure. Through these workshops even the most hesitant child discovers the joy in writing, the intrigue of language and the confidence of authorship. With a small teacher-student ratio, Students receive 40 hours of high-quality classroom instruction over two weeks with real authors and professional teachers, a printed publication or portfolio of student’s best writing, and a classroom reading or performance.
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Attending the June-August summer camps in North America or Europe is a common activity for many families.
There are multiple types of summer camps, including residential (sleepover) camps, day camps, specialized activity camps for sports, language immersion, and academic enrichment camps. Many college and university campuses will host camps in summer using their facilities/resources and as an outreach to the wider community when most college students are not in class.
Summer camp provides a child with the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. For older high school students, many summer camps (both day and residential camps) offer leadership and counselor in training programs that provide excellent hands-on leadership experience that is sometimes hard to come by in the Kingdom.
NOTE REGARDING CAMPING ACCREDITATION: National (Canadian and American) state and provincial camping associations adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming as mandated by their association’s standards for operating a summer camp.
Below are links to the accreditation agencies for youth camps and a few other suggested websites to research summer camp programs.
AMERICAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION:
http://www.acacamps.org/ & http://www.campparents.org/
CANADIAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION:
CAMP PAGE (North American camp index):
ONTARIO CAMPING ASSOCIATION:
MY SUMMER CAMP GUIDE (World Camps):
OUR KIDS Guide (Canadian summer camps):
http://www.ourkids.net/camp/ & www.camps.ca
YMCA of the USA camp search guide:
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AIS-R LibGuides (Summer Learning resources)
Activities and Apps for Parents
AIS-R eBooks and Audiobooks
ELL Summer Learning
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