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Announcing the 2018 TeenLife Guide to Summer Programs

Are you interested in learning about new and exciting overnight summer programs available in 2018? 

The 2018 TeenLife Guide to Summer Programs is a must-read for all students who are interested in attending a summer program to explore potential colleges and majors before they begin their college applications. It is also a great resource for finding experiences that teach life skills.

The guide contains descriptions of more than 50 Summer Programs in the US and abroad, as well as articles, student testimonials, and more! 

The guide includes:

  • Descriptions of summer programs that offer opportunities for students to explore a multitude of interests.
  • Articles about the benefits of attending summer programs as well as personal stories of several students.
  • Tips on how to boost college skills and add exciting experiences to a student's resume! 
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Kaiser Permanente Medical Explorers Program 
Deadline: 5/18/18

Precollege Summer Institutes


Precollege Summer Institutes are designed for advanced high school students who wish to gain academically challenging college-level experience.


High school students who are 14 years of age or older by the first day of summer may participate in our Precollege Summer Institutes.

Most of our programs offer mandatory housing.


Listed below are the 2018 Precollege programs:

Summer Institutes Online Registration Form


Deadlines and program dates vary.


The Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship

The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies.

We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected as an EBF Fellow, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to obtain scholarship funds to help with college expenses. 


You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

  • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
  • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Speak and write English fluently


Don't meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.


We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide.


Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Summer 2018 Online Application
  • A LinkedIn Profile with Photo
  • Your Resume

We may ask for additional information subsequently for further consideration.


Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2017 and early 2018. While we accept applications year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible.


Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. We recommend that you have a friend, professor, or career advisor review your resume. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique! 

Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply Here



If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June of 2018. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

Applicant notification times may vary significantly, as we work with more than 50 companies, each of which is on a unique schedule. All applicants will hear from the Foundation about their application's status by May 1st, at the latest. We encourage all applicants to continually search for other opportunities.


Experience Berkeley

EBHS is a free 6-month program that provides Black, Latino, & Native American rising juniors (class of 2019) with mentors, tools, and resources to complete a competitive UC college application and the opportunity to get a close, personal look at UC Berkeley.

Experience Berkeley High School Program Information

What are the Program’s Requirements?

  • Students must self-identify as Black, Latino, or Native American
  • Apply as a high school junior (3rd year / incoming senior)
  • Must consider UC Berkeley among your  top 3 college choices
  • Have an overall unweighted 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Attend a California High School
  • Fill out our Program Application


What are the Benefits of Enrolling in the Program?

  • UC application & personal statement assistance
  • Feedback on personal statements from UC Berkeley admissions officers
  • One-on-One Mentorship from UCB undergraduate students
  • Scholarship/Housing/Major Resources
  • Insight on College Student and Campus Life


Experience Berkeley High School Program Information – Stiles Hall

Where and When will the Summer/Fall Workshops take place?

SoCal Cohort

  • Workshop 1 (2 day workshop): Friday, July 20th, 2018 (12-5pm) and  Saturday, July 21st, 2018 (10-4:30pm) at UC Berkeley
    • Housing/Transportation: On-campus housing will be provided for students from SoCal. However, you will be responsible for transportation to and from UC Berkeley for Workshop #1.
    • SoCal students who are unable to attend Workshop #1 at UC Berkeley may attend a make-up workshop on Saturday July, 14th 2018 from (10-4:30pm) at Santa Monica college.
  • Workshop 2: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 (10-4:30pm) at Santa Monica Community College
  • Workshop 3: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (10-4:30pm) at Santa Monica Community College

When is the Application Due?

  • The 2018 Application is due on Wednesday April 18th, 2018.
  • Letters of Recommendation may be submitted as an attachment with your application or sent by email to .


To Apply, click here.


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SummerFAB High School Architecture Program

Design-Build Program @Wentworth Institute of Technology


Residential Workshop: July 9th to August 3rd, 2018


In this four-week summer design-build program, high school participants experience phases of an architectural project, from initial design concepts to building a full-scale construction on a site on campus. And get college credit for successfully completing the program!


Eligibility: You may apply if you are a current high-school student entering grades 10 and above (current 9th graders through current 11th graders).


Apply if you are interested in:

  • working collaboratively with other students
  • designing and constructing a full-scale structure
  • creating a community-based project
  • getting college credit for doing that
  • working with college professors


Tuition and Scholarships

For a residential student, tuition is $4,000 and includes room and meals.


*There are a limited number of scholarships for need-based financial support. A participant will be eligible when applying for the program if he/she currently receives a reduced lunch at his/her school. Additionally, participants who successfully complete the summerFAB program and choose to attend Wentworth will receive a $2,000 scholarship in their freshman year. Attendance at summerFAB does not guarantee admission to Wentworth.


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DEADLINE: 5/1/18



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We offer precollege programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an "unforgettable, life-changing summer."


Admissions decisions for all programs are made on a rolling basis, which means that we will review and act on complete applications as they are received. Because the majority of our programs fill to capacity before the deadline, it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible.


Online applications open in mid January. Sign up for our e-mail list to be notified when the system is opened.


Program dates
Three-week, session 1 June 23—July 14, 2018
Three-week, session 2 July 15—August 4, 2018
Five-week program June 30—August 4, 2018
Six-week programs June 23—August 7, 2018
Architecture, RABS, Dual Programs June 23—August 4, 2018
Non-credit Robotics Program June 30—14, 2018

Admissions application deadlines
Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) March 9, 2018
For all other programs May 4, 2018

Financial aid deadlines
Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) March 9, 2018
For all other programs April 6, 2018


Please review the financial aid section of our website. Completed financial aid applications with the required materials must be in our office by the deadlines above. You will need to allow for adequate mailing time to meet these deadlines. No financial aid applications will be processed after the deadline.


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Pre-College Immersive Program

4 Week Residential Program | June 30 - July 27, 2018

Students at Tower Court. One Wellesley Summer


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

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites motivated 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 courses with college students while earning full college credit. 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


At a Glance

  • Dates: June 30 - July 27, 2018
  • Program Length: 4 Weeks
  • Eligibility: Rising high school juniors and seniors by June 2018, in good academic standing. International students requiring immigration support accepted
  • Courses: One Writing Course and One Elective Course in one of the following areas: Arts, Classical Civilization, English, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Credits: Elective courses are graded; writing courses are credit/non-credit.
  • Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residential Hall
  • Total Program Fee: $5,400 (Tuition) + $3,150 (Room, Board, and Activities) = $8,550


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Deadline: 5/15/18



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UC Irvine School of Medicine

Department of Urology Presents:

The 2018 Summer Surgery Program!!


The 2018 Summer Surgery Program offers two, two-week intense sessions for mature high school students who are at least 16 years old, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and are currently enrolled in high school (2018 graduates are welcome to apply).


The dates for each session:

Session I: July 9th – July 20th  
Session II: July 23rd – August 3rd (room and board available)


The application process is currently open – don’t wait!

If you are interested in the program, please visit our website for more information:

UC Irvine Health, Summer Surgery Program or you may contact Special Events Coordinator Nicole Givenrod at 714-456-6047 or at


Talented high school students, who qualify for our program, will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe live surgical cases
  • Gain hands-on experience with our state-of-the-art da Vinci robot
  • Learn actual surgical skills in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery through surgical skills workshops
  • Become proficient and certified in Basic Life Support training and CPR
  • Work in the UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center, a four-story center that includes a full-scale operating room, emergency room trauma bay, obstetrics suite and critical care unit
  • Perform in-depth fetal pig dissection with an emphasis on the types of surgical cases the students will see in the operating room
  • Interact and learn with a highly motivated team of surgical faculty, medical students and undergraduate students at all levels of training.


Tuition for the Summer Surgery Program is:

Session 1: July 9th – July 20th 

Cost: $4,550 per student


Session 2: July 23rd – August 3rd

Cost: $4,550 per student

Cost: $5,850 per student (with room and board)


Program Scholarships are available; please see our website for additional details on how to apply!


Deadline: 6/1/18


Don’t wait to apply, as spots will fill quickly! Space is limited to 24 students per session.


Mercy College

High School Leadership Academy

Apply for Summer 2018


Students participate in active learning lessons led by faculty and leaders from top companies. Topics include: Career Mindset, Four Leadership Archetypes, Personal Branding, Careers in Finance, Careers in Accounting and Careers in Marketing.


For High School Juniors with:

  • Cumulative, weighted GPA above 90
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills
  • Excellence in Public Speaking
Four sessions to choose from:
  • June 10 - June 16
  • June 24 - June 30
  • July 8 - July 14
  • July 22 - July 28
The majority of the Academy events take place at our Westchester Campus located in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Students also spend a day visiting our Manhattan Campus and Fortune 500 companies. Tuition and board are provided to students for free. A fee of $300 is required to cover the cost of food. Travel to and from the program are not covered either.
Email Or Call 914.674.7482 for more information.
NO DEADLINE – students are accepted on a rolling basis.
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