Summer Experiences

Abbey Road Programs

Founded by Stanford alumni in 2000, Abbey Road’s summer study abroad programs continue to deliver excellence. Our mission is to provide quality academic summer programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding, personal growth and academic enrichment. Abbey Road was created through a collaboration of the best young professionals and educators from top schools and esteemed institutions. Our curriculum developers and staff come from places such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Cambridge, La Sorbonne, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Parliament and the State Department  …..  just to name a few.

 

Broadreach

 

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE. We know that summer is your time to break away from the world you know and do something extraordinary. You’ve come to the right place. Broadreach programs take place in every corner of the globe and teach you unique skills. Wherever you go, you’ll be inspired by great adventures and challenged with learning experiences unlike anything you’ve done before.

 

Foundation for Teaching Economics

 

Since 1991, FTE has offered unique summer programs and opportunities to outstanding student leaders interested in learning about economics and leadership principles. Over the years, reviews for our student programs have consistently ranked our Economics for Leaders (EFL) programs as ‘top-notch’, ‘wonderful’ and even ‘life-changing’.

 

InternWorks

 

Founded in 2015, InternWorks (formerly InternBoston) began as an on-site summer internship program for high school and college students in the greater Boston area. Our mission was simple—to create internship opportunities for students that allowed them to explore careers that they were interested in AND to give them the tools they needed to excel in these internships as well as in their future education and workplace experiences. InternWorks continues to build partnerships with valued employers and mentors who are committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn about their organization as well as about prospective careers.

Today, InternWorks offers both on-site internships in select U.S. locations and virtual internships nationwide with summer, school year, and gap year options. Many of our students participate in our virtual programs from around the world.

 

Maine Media

Our pre-college workshops for high school students are often described by participants as “Best. Summer. Ever.” Young Artists (who call themselves “Yos”) are surrounded by friends who share their passion and guided by professional instructors who connect them to their creative spark. Our Young Artists learn useful media skills, develop confidence, and find their unique artistic voice. And on Friday nights when YOs and adults gather in the Sound Stage to see student work, the Young Artists always steal the show!

 

Moondance Adventures

Moondance is an adventure travel company for teens going to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places. Moondance provides adventures where students are challenged to leave their comfort zones and are delighted with whom they reveal themselves to be outside of their day-to-day lives. We believe that the outdoors is the ideal setting for reminding us of who we are as leaders, team members, friends, and human beings. We go places where distractions are limited to night skies, sunsets, new friends, good conversation, mountain passes, and fresh air. We show our students that they become better when they are working for something bigger than themselves.

4 Ways to explore: Discover the trip of a lifetime! Grades 6-12.

 

National Geographic Student Expeditions

Live Your World. National Geographic offers summer travel programs that aim to inspire and educate high school and middle school students age 13 and older. We invite the next generation of explorers to set out into the field with our National Geographic Experts and knowledgeable Expedition Leaders on one of our immersive trips, held in destinations across the globe—from Alaska to Australia and beyond. Choose from five program types and experience what it’s like to be on assignment for National Geographic.

 

National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)

 

High School Programs:

Choose from 21 different career and leadership programs held on 13 university campuses around the United States. Subject areas include Leadership, STEM, Business, Government and Law, Medicine, etc. We are always adding new programs and campuses to meet the needs of our students.

 

New York Times Student Journeys

New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for high school and middle school students. Our portfolio visits destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from our special understanding and insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with Times coverage of local issues.

Students can expect a collaborative group experience focused on each program’s theme. Group leaders and a New York Times expert will guide students as they choose a culminating project related to the theme of the program, prepare it and present it to their peers at the end of the program.

Operating each of our Journeys is Putney Student Travel. Putney is as passionate about educational travel as The New York Times is about education. This collaboration combines the Times’s expertise in adding perspective to places and events with Putney’s long history of designing educational travel programs to present a range of experiences like no other.

 

Outward Bound

Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you. Experience Outward Bound on one of our backpacking trips, mountaineering trips, whitewater rafting trips, canoeing trips, dog sledding expeditions, sailing trips and many other offerings.

 

Oxbow

At Oxbow, we don’t do busy craft projects. Our art-immersion program encourages the exploration of each student’s creativity and vision. We provide campers exceptional instruction in the fundamentals of a variety of mediums. Students then have the opportunity to design and create their own projects. Campers benefit from the Oxbow philosophy that there is no limit to what they can create given an environment of high-level instruction, encouragement, and support. Campers return home with concrete evidence of their progress and the realization that they are capable of making great art.

Based on the Oxbow semester model, camp focuses on creating project-based art in a wide variety of media. Taught by professional teaching artists, campers will first explore the fundamentals in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and video. At Oxbow, campers are encouraged to find and develop their own particular interests and voice. During this time, campers are exposed to a wide variety of artistic styles and artwork. They will engage in discussions on why artists create and where they get their inspiration. In the second half of camp, campers propose a "final project" in the medium of their choice around a topic that has personal relevance to them. The remainder of studio time is devoted to bringing that piece to fruition. Along the way, campers learn the steps of the artistic process from idea to creation, peer feedback, reflection about their process, and how to present their piece.

 

Oxbridge Academic Programs

For more than 35 years, Oxbridge Academic Programs has hosted bright and enthusiastic students aged 13-18 for four-, two-, and one-week study programs on some of the world’s leading campuses. What began in 1986 in Oxford, England, now additionally includes Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, and New York City. Central to each of our programs is a commitment to imaginative teaching, experiential learning, and cultural enrichment—paired with a safe and supportive environment for students to immerse themselves in some of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Courses

We offer over 200 courses, many of which aren’t available at school, and all of which are taught by university experts and industry professionals. Our most popular courses include Medicine, Law, Business, and Psychology. You choose two subjects, a major and a minor. The major meets six mornings per week and the minor meets three afternoons per week.

 

Putney Student Travel

 

GREAT STUDENTS. We carefully review applications and accept only students who have the ability to thrive on a Putney program. Our goal is to accept young people who are well adjusted, bright, curious about the world, and who can contribute positively to their group.

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS. We continually strive to develop and improve our programming in response to world issues. Our students benefit from a global network of friends and partner organizations that has been built over seven decades and includes teachers, farmers, artists, activists, NGOs, and many others.

IT’S FUN!. While our programs all have ambitious educational goals, our founders believed that you learn best when you’re having fun. For 68 years Putney has made learning fun and we can guarantee that’s not going to change in our 69th summer. 

 

Community Service, Cultural Exploration, Language Learning, Pre-College

 

Rustic Pathways

 

Community service, adventure, or a mix of both? Closer to home or across the world? Base house or homestay? Whatever you’re looking for, Rustic Pathways has the right type of travel experience for every student. Rustic Pathways is committed to facilitating positive impact through transformative student travel experiences that prioritize meaningful community engagement around the world. Programs are intentionally designed to challenge students to think critically and experience personal growth. Last year, nearly 98 percent of Rustic students demonstrated growth in at least one of the Student Learning Outcomes(SLOs) our programs are designed to foster. Students contribute to community projects with local organizations and partners during projects that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Rustic students completed more than 187,000 community service hours last year.

 

School of Creative and Performing Arts

SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts, is one of the premier visual and performing arts summer camps for teens, ages 13 to 19, in the world. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun. Whether you are acting in a film along Lake Champlain, dancing in a hip-hop video under the Brooklyn Bridge, or conducting a fashion shoot on Venice Beach, you're sure to have the summer of a lifetime.

 

School Year Abroad Summer Programs 

SYA Summer offers five-week summer programs for high school students who are dedicated to dramatically improving their language proficiency in Italy, Spain, France and China. Each summer program focuses on intensive language instruction and immersion in the culture, enabling you to make significant progress in the language while experiencing the sights and sounds of the city and country you are joining.

While at SYA Summer you will:

  • Live with a carefully selected and caring host family

  • Participate in numerous extracurricular opportunities

  • Explore Beijing, Rennes, Viterbo or Zaragoza on frequent afternoon and weekend excursions

 

Summer Discovery

 

For more than 56 years, Summer Discovery has delivered transformative summer experiences for high school and middle school students through active partnerships with world-leading universities. We pair the academic experience with fun, supervised activities to help students connect with their peers from around the globe, explore college campuses, and tour amazing cities. Explore courses, career paths, new cities, new friendships, and more!  Course study areas include: Arts & Design, Leadership, STEM, Business & Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Law & Government, Sports Management & E-Sports

 

VetCamp

 

VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.  The week is filled with visits and hand-on learning at our veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic labs, and the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center — and highlighted by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium.

 

Yale Young Global Scholars

 

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 150 countries (including all 50 U.S. states) participate in one interdisciplinary, two-week session online or at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale University.