Summer programs in the following areas: Leadership, Woman's Studies, United Nations, Humanities, Community work, etc

Oberlin Foresight Prep
February 20, 2017: Priority application deadline for students seeking financial aid. Cleveland, Ohio SESSION 1: JUNE 18-JULY 1
While many program participants will be rising juniors and seniors, all interested high school students – including graduating seniors and rising sophomores – are strongly encouraged to apply.
(Residential program) Foresight Prep @ Oberlin is an intensive, pre-college institute for high school students passionate about social equity and the environment. We facilitate hands-on seminars designed to empower motivated high school students to take action on urgent issues, and a year-round network connecting alumni with real world change-makers.

Georgetown leadership institute
Summer 2017 applications are now open! We accept applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Washington DC
June 18 - June 24, 2017
Who is eligible to apply?
We accept applications from rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school who are in good academic standing (Residential program) Before beginning your collegiate career, engage in the Leadership Institute to enhance your ability to inspire and influence people to reach a collective goal. The Leadership Institute helps you develop your own leadership capabilities, style and ethical code. There is no better place to take this course than in Washington, DC, the international hub of leadership. Visit local corporations, government agencies, Capitol Hill offices and non-profit organizations where you can learn from those who make difficult decisions every day. As a Leadership Institute student, you will follow in the footsteps of presidents, CEOs, cabinet secretaries and foreign heads of state who have studied at Georgetown at some point in their academic careers. Our faculty is composed of leadership coaches who have worked with top executives. They will teach you what they have learned and test your skills through simulation exercises.

Georgetown - Community Impact & Leadership Immersion
Summer 2017 applications are now open! We accept applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Washington DC June 18 - July 8, 2017
Who is eligible to apply?
We accept applications from rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school who are in good academic standing (Residential program) Combining skills-based education with hands-on experience and applied reflection, this unique Community Impact & Leadership Immersion will introduce students to understanding critical social justice issues that affect our communities. These three weeks will provide students with the academic foundation and capacities they need as leaders and advocates for social change. With Washington, DC as an extension of the classroom, students will actively engage in highly structured community-based learning, and directly work on projects with organizations that serve disadvantaged and underserved communities. This experiential learning program will offer students the opportunities to see how direct action and community engagement intersects with policy development. Students will gain essential practical skills as well as interact with leaders from Capitol Hill, governmental organizations, community-based organizations; international human and civil rights advocates; and current youth activists. Students will apply their knowledge by collaboratively working in groups to identify issues in their own communities and propose plans of action to respond and transform real world injustices. While doing so, they will deepen their understanding of social justice, develop capacities for sustaining engagement, and become part of a learning community committed to personal growth through service, action and reflection.

Young Women's Political Leadership Program
Accepting applications on a rolling basis,
January 15, 2017 – March 1, 2017.
Washington, DC
June 19 – 24, 2017
Girls who will be in high school in fall 2017 and 2017 graduates
(Residential program) Our flagship program introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership. It includes workshops led by experts about public speaking, networking, fundraising, on-camera media training, and advocacy. Women candidates and elected officials speak about what it is like to run as a young woman, how to get involved on a local level, and why it is important to get more women elected. The goal of the program is to encourage the girls to channel their leadership skills into politics.This program has been held in Washington, DC, since 2007. Over the years, more than 40,000 young women have applied. Other YWPL trainings have been held in California, New York, Michigan, and Sierra Leone.

Global Scholar 2015
Rolling application
Washington, DC
* Session 1: July 2-13
* Session 2: July 16-27
* Session 3: July 16-22 (freshman and sophomores only)
High school students incl. freshmen
Global Scholar is an international relations summer program that builds the knowledge and skills high school students need to become leaders. Through hands-on learning and meetings with leading policy experts, Global Scholar empowers many young global leaders to become change makers on their college campuses and in their local communities. Recent graduates of the program have enrolled at top institutions like Harvard, Columbia, the University of Chicago, McGill University, and others. Global Scholar alumni have also gone on to work with leading organizations like the United Nations.

Junior State of America - Summer program
Rolling application
Stanford, Princeton or Georgetown July 2nd – July 23rd or July 9th – July 30th
High school students incl. freshmen
JSA Summer School give students access to rigorous college-level classes on the campuses of some of the most prestigious universities in the world. In addition to classes in topics like international relations, constitutional law and speech & political communication, speakers programs, debate workshops, and social activities help equip students with vital leadership skills while forming lasting friendships and memories.

UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institutes
Rolling application
Session 1: July 9 - 15, 2017
Session 2: July 16 - 22, 2017
High school students incl. freshmen
UCLA offers a week-long intensive in-residence Model United Nations Summer Institutes for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.
Model United Nations Institute Applications open. No deadline announced.
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX)
Austin College (Sherman, TX)
Several dates during summer
Ages 11-18
In Model United Nations, students learn about the world around them, all while honing important skills like public speaking, debate, negotiation, research, teamwork, and leadership — abilities that set kids up for success for college, career, and beyond.

University of Pennsylvania - Global Leadership & International Affairs
Applications open. No deadline announced.
University of Pennsylvania July 2 - July 29
High school students incl. freshmen
If you’re just getting interested in international relations or are already a student of global politics, our pre-college Global Leadership & International Affairs summer program will increase your knowledge of global policy and politics, expose you to real-time international issues and improve your leadership skills. To provide a diverse world perspective, half of our students are international. The unique Global Leadership & International Affairs summer program is designed for high school students and features debate, public speaking, research workshops, social entrepreneurship, realistic UN simulations, and guest speakers — including international dignitaries, members of foreign embassies and authorities in the field. You will also enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, DC.

NSLC - International Diplomacy
Applications open. No deadline announced.
Washington DC
July or August
High school students incl. freshmen
At the National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy program for high school students, you will discover the complexities of the international system as you live the life of a diplomat in the United Nations Security Council and tackle the challenges that face our world.

California Youth Think Tank
March 18, 2017
U Southern California
June 18-24
Middle and high school
The California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) is an award-winning youth leadership training program that identifies and brings together bright and motivated youth from diverse backgrounds and communities, trains and inspires them to become future leaders, and empowers them with knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Winner of a State Dept. Award of Excellence in Youth Development, CYTT is considered “one of the most effective programs of its kind in the nation.” Students from over 250 schools and 10 U.S. states have participated in this “unforgettable,” “life-changing” educational experience.

UCLA Summer Discovery
Rolling applications
Throughout the summer
High school students
Includes UCLA Bruin Leadership Institutes ( ), DiscoveryWorks Community Service (, and 6-week College Credit Courses - offer Gender Studies and Political Science ( )

Rolling applications
Santa Barbara
Throughout the summer
High school students
6 week college credit courses include Pol Sci, Women's Studies and Global Studies

Santa Clara University Young Scholars Program
April 21, 2017
June 21 - July 28, 2017
High school students
Offers courses in Philosophy, Sociology, History.

Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program
March 1, 2017
June 20 - July 29, 2017 7-11th graders
Includes: Public Speaking
Social Psychology
The Practice of Law
Minds, Brains, and Computers
Advanced Placement Psychology