Summer Opportunities – this is just a sample of options available. See Ms Brunning if you have questions or want information on a different area.

**Some applications require a transcript or recommendation letters. These must be requested at least two weeks in advance.



Interested in training for your sport?  Kaptiva summer sports camp might be an option:



Immerse Education offers a range of programs hosted on the Cambridge campus in the UK.

Find out about popular academic enrichment programmes.
On our Medicine programme, students will be encouraged to think critically, develop practical skills and work collaboratively to solve complex medical problems.

Created for ambitious students hoping to embark on a future in law, the Immerse Law programme will support participants in gaining the skills and expertise needed to successfully build and defend a case, as well as developing crucial legal knowledge.

The Engineering programme will challenge participants to think outside the box, using science and maths to solve complicated problems as they work creatively to develop practical solutions and bring their ideas to life.

Our Economics programme is designed to give young economists a comprehensive look at the challenging worlds of micro and macroeconomics explored in an undergraduate Economics degree.

International Relations
Participants who choose to explore International Relations this summer will have the chance to learn about a number of exciting topics that have helped shape the modern world, and that continue to impact the world’s nations both domestically and internationally.


Cornell College has a Summer Institute with a range of excellent options for ambitious high school students.


Biomedical experience

Summer workshops during June and July of 2019 are held at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego in California, USA.  These include three workshops on Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience, two workshops on Molecular Immunology, one Molecular Biology of Aging workshop and one Bioinformatics of Cancer workshop.  The workshops are taught by PhD-level scientists who are actively engaged in the field of medical research, and they expose students to cutting-edge molecular biology through engaging lectures and real-world molecular biology lab exercises.


Does the Fashion Industry interest you?  This hands-on two-week program teaches you about a range of careers in the fashion industry.  Live and study on the University of Southern California campus.


Game Design anyone?  Discover what it takes to succeed in the world of games and tech. Learn coding, animation & more from industry experts.


Humanities For Young People at King’s College in Nova Scotia, Canada

Do you love reading? Do you follow politics? Do you dream of being a writer? Humanities for Young People is an engaging residential program that is also a recognised Gold Project for the Duke of Edinburgh Program. The theme for HYP 2019 will be Thinking Through Fear. You’ll work with professors, journalists, authors, and artists to enrich your understanding of fear and learn how to become resilient in the face of it.


Carl Benz School of Engineering offers several summer programs for technically-inclined high school students between the ages of 16 and 19. The summer programs are a great opportunity for your students to gain first impressions of studying engineering, to learn more about a possible future career in the field!


1. Summer Engineering Academy in Suzhou, China

Date: July 22 – 26, 2019

Click here for more information!


2. CBS Summer School in Karlsruhe, Germany

Dates: June 22 – 28, 2019

June 29 – 5, 2019

July 15 – 19, 2019

Click here for more information!


The University of Mississippi Summer programs for all ages


IE University in Spain has a tw0-week program for students finishing Grades 10 and 11.  Study options include

  • Architecture & Design
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing, Communication & Behavior
  • Law, Economics & International Relations
  • Digital Innovation & Technology


Jacob’s University in Bremen, Germany offers an on-campus experience with a choice of focusing on one of the following academic fields:

  1. Social Sciences, Economics and Management
  2. Mathematics and Physics
  3. Energy, Resources and Technology

Two additional weeks of German language are optional.


Babson College’s Summer Study for High School Students, July 6-August 3, 2019, provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore ways to positively impact the world using an entrepreneurial mindset.


University of Notre Dame’s International Leadership Enrichment and Development summer program, or iLED, now offers two different sessions for rising Year 10, 11, and 12 students to choose from. Each two-week session offers courses across Notre Dame’s colleges and focuses on international leadership.


Arizona State University has launched a new Summer Program for international high school students focusing on Robotics and Invention, July 6-20. For more details please see the website:


Loyola Marymount University, California – Summer at LMU is the perfect time for students to test drive a class in their future major of choice, enjoy a sneak peek at campus life, and network with professionals. Choose from acting, entrepreneurship, sports and entertainment business, political science, photojournalism, and a study of comic books and graphic novels!


Especially for students interested in music, creative writing, theatre, dance and visual arts – check out this specialised summer camp


Cornell University’s Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at an Ivy League university


Johns Hopkins University offers a wide range of options for high school students through their summer program


A unique opportunity just across the border –

Cambridge SummerSchool in Hong Kong.
20-27 July 2019, for students aged 15-18.
Be taught, in Hong Kong by a real University of Cambridge academic.
37 courses – 14 Academics. HK$7,000 per course.


LIM College empowers young people to realize their full intellectual and professional potential while acquiring the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the global business of fashion. Check out the Summer Fashion Lab


Past events

Eager to get started on your future career in Engineering? Get to know more about this exciting field by taking part in specialised experiences with professionals.

Sunday 11th November 2018

The Young Engineer Programme (Hong Kong)


University of Rochester offers a great summer experience. Students can live on campus for a month to complete a college class for credit or participate in non-credit courses or intensive studies in business, engineering, genetics, medicine, pathology or research.


Eager to get started on your future career as a Doctor? Become more knowledgeable about what a Health Care professional does by taking part in specialised experiences with professionals.

Sunday November 18th 2018

The Young Doctor Programme (Hong Kong)


Guide to Applying to College 2018 published by NACAC


From 2017-18

Medical and Veterinarian Summer Leadership Academy – gain skills and insight into what becoming a medical doctor or veterinarian is all about.  Open to students 15-17 years old.

Dates: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Friday, June 29, 2018

Program Fee: US $2,200 (includes program, meals, and accommodation)

Find out more by emailing your interest to or visit this website:


Looking for a STEM experience this summer that includes:

  • Hands-on workshops on microcontrollers using the Arduino platform
  • Ethics in engineering and technology
  • Introduction to data analytics and visualization
  • Entrepreneurship and its historical content
  • Focus on oral and written communications skills

Find out more about this program offered by Union College, a small university with high rankings in STEM and STEM for women:


For those interested in Architecture and build design, this hands on program will provide great experience.


Are you passionate about Model United Nations and want to learn more?  This opportunity might be ideal for you!


Interested in spending some of your summer getting serious about learning?  Check out these options at the University of California Santa Barbara


If enriching your Chinese language skills is top of your list, check out this opportunity for an intensive language camp


Students wishing to explore a Liberal Arts approach to Arts, Business Administration or Social Sciences subjects can experience a summer program just across the border in Hong Kong at Lingnan University


Future engineers – this experience might be for you!  California Polytechnic State University hosts EPIC: Engineering Possibilities In College


University of California Santa Cruz allows high school students to enroll in summer courses for credit at special prices.  Find out more:


University of Rochester offers pre-college summer experience for students interested in film, pathology, medicine, engineering and business.  Find out more and apply by 1 April


Cornell University will offer Summer College Programs for High School Students ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, international relations, engineering, social change and more.  Contact the university for more information


A summer engineering opportunity right here in China – find out more about this one week in July


Want to understand and explore the field of Mechanical Engineering?  Doing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the KIT is rated amongst the most employable worldwide.  Check it out this summer!


Summer programs focusing on your IB subjects – before you start, or a review between Grade 11 and Grade 12


Ready for a university level challenge right now?  Consider Yale’s Global Scholars Program


Are you interested in making an impact on Global Issues?  This leadership program brings bright minds together to work on solving big issues.


Leadership, Academics, Study in Rome – Notre Dame University has the program for you:


Interested in Law?  What does it take to study Medicine?  These summer programs at the University of Toronto will give you a challenging and rewarding experience


Spend your summer in British Columbia with an academic focus


Interested in Engineering?  This is the perfect opportunity to learn more and be associated with Germany’s largest association of engineers


Is adventure your thing?  These programs take you out of your comfort zone and really give you a chance to expand your leadership skills.  Highly competitive and only for rising seniors.


Summer programs through IE University in Leadership, Communication, Architecture & Design, Technology, Business, Entrepreneurship, Politics & Law and International Relations


JUNIOR ADVISORY BOARD – a competitive application to be one of fifteen students debating and learning about how to impact the future of Higher Education.  All-expense trip to Spain for the JAB program takes place in April 2018.  Make an impact and apply before the deadline of 31 January 2018.


What will you learn this summer?  Programs around the world offer opportunities to enrich your study of languages, academic specialty areas and leadership.


Live on the campus of the University of Southern California and take courses that challenge you in a wide range of disciplines.  Check out:


Just starting your search for careers and what study path to take?  This site is useful for expanding your awareness of careers and future employment trends (US focused).


Interested in pursuing a medical or healthcare related degree?  These projects may be of interest to you.