Summer Programs & Opportunities: Improve Your College Admissions Chances

It’s time to start thinking about your summer plans! These days colleges want to see that you’re continuing to strive for your academic and personal goals year-round, so instead of taking the whole summer to hang out at the mall, you should find a way to continue to demonstrate your interests. Now, you may think that this means you need to do, some expensive program or wild adventurous trip, but that is far from true. You could spend your summer working, volunteering, traveling near or far, doing a paid or unpaid internship, and much much more. The only thing holding you back is your imagination and willingness to apply to different opportunities! So, to help you step outside the box and think deeply about what you want to do we have provided lists of different opportunities to get your mind moving! If you don’t see exactly what you want to do then try a simple Google search or give A-List a call. We are here to help you put together the best summer you’ve ever had!

Pre-College Programs:

You get a taste for college life: you choose your own classes, pursue all of your passions at once, and explore a college campus and town just like a college student before you even apply.

9th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Programs:

Math & Science Programs:

Spend your summer focused on some form of scientific research or mathematical study.

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 12th Grade Programs:

Writing & Journalism:

Spend your summer honing your creative craft or scooping the next big story.

9th – 12th Grade Programs:

1) Writer’s Village: A Creative Writing Intensive

  • Intensive focusing on either poetry or fiction writing – a five page manuscript is required for placement

2) Writer’s Week: A Creative Writing Workshop

  • A one week intensive focusing on creative writing with SLC faculty

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 11th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 12th Grade Programs:

Art:

No matter the kind of art you love, you can spend your summer studying it somewhere!

9th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 12th Grade Programs:

Business, Economics, & Leadership Programs:

Level up your business & economics knowledge!

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Business Leadership Immersion

Entrepreneurship Institute

Economics Policy Immersion

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 12th Grade Programs:

Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology:

Make waves in the engineering, computer science, and technology fields this summer!

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 12th Grade Programs:

Graduated 12th Grade Programs:

Foreign Language:

Immerse yourself in a foreign language so much so that you start dreaming in that language.

8th – 12th+ Grade Programs:

Rising 9th – 12th Grade Programs:

Rising 10th – 12th Grade Programs:

Travel & Adventure:

Spend your summer adventuring around the globe studying and volunteering!

Middle to High School Age Programs:

High School Age Programs:

  • Los Amigos: Focus on a specific topic in a diverse range of places in the world.

Where There Be Dragons: Study one of a diverse range of topics in Asia.