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Off Campus Opportunities

Updated 4/11


See below for student opportunities off-campus. Below you will find links to college campus visits, internships, summer opportunities, and more. Please check back regularly for updates. Also, you can go to the website of just about any University and see if they offer summer programs not listed below. 
Bentley University Bentley University has put together a terrific resource for the college search process, Admission 101 series. It is filled with insightful, easy-to-understand content that will make this process a little easier. Topics include:
Creating a College List 
Campus Visit Tours
Build a Resume
Letters of Recommendation
How to Write a College Essay
Getting the Most Out of College Fairs
Ace You College Interview
Understanding Financial Aid
Prepare for Standardized Tests
Searching for Scholarships
When to Apply
How to Get Recruited as an Athlete
1/17 Bentley University PreCollege Programs
Bentley University's Pre-College Programs are back this summer, and we’re now accepting applications for rising juniors and seniors.
Bentley's programs offer your rising juniors and seniors a chance to explore experiential learning in small classes led by Bentley faculty with industry experience. The following hands-on courses will be offered on campus, located just outside Boston:
 •    Stock Market and Investment Research
•    Macroeconomics and Financial Markets
•    Investment and Trading Strategies
•    Artificial Intelligence in Finance
•    Introduction to FinTech
•    Analytics Academy
•    The Business of Health Innovation
2/2 Bocconi summer school for high school students
Your students will study leading-edge subjects taught by faculty members of a top European University and will develop their soft skills through our labs. Students can choose our campus experience in Milan, their summer will be one that they'll never forget! 
Bocconi Summer School for High School Students will be held from 8 to 19 July 2024.
Applications are now open!
Click on the "Info and Applying" tab to find out all the information about application timelines, fees and schedules.
You'll have to select 2 subjects between 14 different labs, all taught in English. Select 2 laboratories, one each week, to pursue your areas of interest.
2/29 Boston Leadership Institute 
The Boston Leadership Institute is a summer STEM program for academically advanced, high achieving, gifted high school and pre-high school students. Our programs are hands-on and engaging, and are designed to introduce students to a variety of careers in the STEM and business fields. We offer both day and residential programs in Boston and its surrounding areas. 
1/15 Boston University Summer Term High School Programs Next summer, we are offering five distinct pre-college programs, each of which provides rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential and get a glimpse of their futures. Here is a brief overview of each of our programs: 
•    High School Honors is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2024.
•    RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which domestic students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2024.
•    Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit residential or commuter program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while experiencing life on a college campus. This summer we are offering four AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; Creative Writing; and Business (new for summer 2024!). Each track combines classroom work in the subject area with hands-on experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2024.
•    Summer Challenge is a two-week residential program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2024.
•    Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2024.
California Conservation Corps. Get Paid while you train and earn scholarships. Open to individuals 18-25 years of age. See pdf below.

Cal State Los Angeles Early Entrance Program is for high school students who must be under the age of 16 by June 1st of the year in which they apply. EEP students, upon graduating from high school, pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students at Cal State LA. The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at this University. To find out more about the EEP please visit our website at https://www.calstatela.edu/academic/eep  Please also feel free to contact the EEP office at 323-343-2287 or by e-mail at [email protected].

4/11 Chapman University Summer Engineering Academy

Design and fabricate an LED-powered decorative light and learn about the basics of computer-aided design, 3D printing, and laser engraving in the process.
Students will learn four software solutions that are commonly used in the industry for designing and manufacturing products: Fusion 360, Prusa Slicer, Arduino IDE and Adobe Illustrator. The end product will be an acrylic panel with a custom-engraved picture that sits on a 3D-printed stand and lights up when powered via USB.

Coalition for Responsible Community Development. Paid Internship $15 hour. Are you between the ages of 14-24 and part of a low-income household? Gain 120 hours of meaningful and paid work experience in a professional setting. See CRCD youth at Work Flyer below. 

12/12 Colorado College Pre-College Program
Are your students interested in the Block Plan at Colorado College? Summer at CC is an opportunity for high school students to try our distinctive Block Plan.
CC's Pre-College Block (July 8-24, 2024) includes an array of academic courses, all taught by CC professors and for college credit.
•    Introduction to Human Anatomy
•    Climate Change and Sustainable Development
•    Entrepreneurship & Business Management
•    Introductory Astronomy: Your Place in the Universe
•    Writing the News
•    Introduction to Drawing: Landscape Immersion
Our summer 2024 Pre-College application is open! Need-based scholarships are available until March 1, 2024
1/26 Columbia Pre-College Programs
Students who are currently in grades 8-12 may apply for our summer Academic Enrichment Programs to try their hand at over 70 subjects normally reserved for college. For example: Constitutional Law, Investment Portfolio Management, Data Science and Machine Learning, and Introduction to Architectural Design and Theory, to name a few.
We offer online courses and we have two in-person program options in NYC: one for students commuting to campus daily and a residential program with an age requirement of 16 years or older in which students live in on-campus housing. All students may choose from several extracurricular options and workshops while residential students live in our dorms and experience the vibrancy of New York with its numerous museums, neighborhoods, and other entertainment options.
Here is a link to our most recent flyer which will give you all the relevant information about our summer program. For more detailed information, please visit our webpage
2/2 Cornell summer programs for students
Cornell University Precollege Studies Program, which offers rigorous online courses taught by top Cornell faculty.
As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to
•    Get a head start on their college journey while earning 3 to 12 credits
•    Build college study skills during engaging Ivy League classes
•    Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
•    Enhance their college applications with an impressive Cornell transcript
•    Have fun connecting with diverse students from around the world
Students choose from dozens of three- and six-week online undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hotel Management, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Psychology, Science and Technology, Sustainability, Veterinary Medicine, and more! More courses will be added in the coming months.
Courses are offered between June 3 and August 6, 2024. Limited financial aid is available.
The application is open now! We encourage students to apply as soon as possible because most of our courses fill before the deadline.


3/27 Girls State - American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State. The ONLY ALA Girls State Program in California. Any current junior interested in attending 2024 American Legion Auxiliary CA Girls State, please complete the application found on the website below. The ALA Department of CA Girls State Committee is seeking interested Department (Statewide) Alternates. In the event that a selected Delegate cannot attend the session and there is no selected Alternate to take the Delegate's place, Department Alternates may be contacted as late as June 24 and invited to attend 2024 ALA CA Girls State at Sacramento State University from Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 30.


1/17 Illinois Tech Summer Programs

Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate College Prep summer programs allow middle school and high school students to take part in more than just a summer college prep program—you’ll broaden your knowledge and skills through an array of future-focused academic offerings, hands-on experiences, and mentorship.
All students who complete their program will receive an official certificate of completion.
Learn more about the programming options available for summer 2024.
2/2 Marymount Manhattan College Musical Theatre summer academy
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY is holding a Musical Theatre Summer Academy, where we give students the tools to analyze a script and song, make informed acting choices, use music to propel the story, and understand the techniques required to create a digital pre-screen. The program is based on current industry standards for both college auditions and the professional world in New York City.
We would like to invite all high school juniors and seniors to take part in the MMC Summer Academy’s Musical Theatre Intensive and hone their skills in the heart of New York City. Please share this email with anyone you think may be interested in attending. Below are the dates for this year’s sessions.
 Program Dates for 2024:
Summer Intensive I  06/23 - 07/06
Summer Intensive II   07/07 - 07/20
3/21 Mt. San Antonio College Spring Info Day
Hello high school seniors, parents, and high school juniors, 
You’re invited to attend our Mt. SAC Spring Info Day, being held on-campus on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:30am-2:00pm. 
The event will be held in our new Student Center on the 3rd floor.  Learn more about Mt. SAC, how to prepare for Summer and Fall registration, student support programs, parent sessions, campus tours, and lots of fun! Lunch will be provided!
Sign-up today! https://bit.ly/MSACSPRINGINFO Parking and more information to come after you register
see pdf below
NACAC Virtual College Fair
Registration is open for the Spring NACAC Virtual College Fairs. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with hundreds of colleges and universities - all from the comfort of your own home.
Our fairs feature College MatchMaking®. At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will receive an email that best matches them to specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided. The next virtual fair on Sunday, April 21 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm ET. 
12/7 Northeastern Accelerate Pre-College Programs
We are pleased to share that the application is open for Northeastern’s Summer 2024 Accelerate Pre-College Programs! Our residential Boston and Oakland campus programs are taught by our internationally acclaimed faculty, allowing students to gain extensive, hands-on, experiential education in subjects including engineering, health sciences, ethics and emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and more. 
The Application Process  
Our Summer 2024 residential programs are designed for rising juniors and seniors. We are looking for talented, highly motivated students who are passionate about the subject area and who are ready for a rigorous program. We mimic the Northeastern undergraduate application review process by performing a holistic review—examining all areas of the application (academic, extracurricular, etc.) equally. Application requirements include:   
•    Completed Online Application
•    Transcript: An unofficial high school transcript or report card.   
•    Personal statement: A short statement (maximum of 250 words) describing the student’s passion for the subject matter, motivation for enrolling in the program, and what they hope to gain from the experience.  
•    Recommendation: Students may submit a teacher or counselor recommendation, but this is not required.   
•    Financial aid information: The application includes an optional financial aid section for students to be considered for need-based aid awards.
More information on the application and financial aid can be found on our website.

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2/13Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
We are excited to share information with you about the 2024 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place in-person, Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 10, 2024 (2 weeks), on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY. 
The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.
Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 19, 2024. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May.
2/2 Swarthmore College (fly-in) opportunity
If you are interested in this opportunity, please see your GLC so they can nominate you. (GLC's, email was sent out with nomination information on 2/2/24)
Greetings from Swarthmore College! We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. 
We are one of the nation’s top liberal arts and engineering colleges and would love to partner with you in promoting college access and affordability. We are reaching out to share that we are now accepting nominations for our all-expenses-paid fly-in program Discover Swarthmore, which could be an exciting opportunity for your students. Discover Swarthmore was designed to level the playing field for students who may not be able to visit our campus in person without financial assistance, or have other obstacles on their path to college. Nominations are due Saturday, June 15, 2024.
What is a fly-in program, and why should you nominate students?
Rising high school seniors stay on a college campus for a few days and get a taste of the college experience — meeting current students and professors, eating in the dining hall, and spending a few nights in college dorms with student hosts — with all expenses paid by Swarthmore. 
Not only do students get a glimpse of college life, but they also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from experts. Fly-in programs are also a helpful way to see if a specific college is the right fit for them.
Discover Swarthmore Nomination and Selection Criteria:
While the Fall 2024 program dates have not yet been finalized, we typically offer two Discover Swarthmore programs, in mid-September and late October, to give students maximum flexibility. Last fall, our on-campus programs took place during the last weekends of September and October.
During our review, the selection committee prioritizes applications from students who are:
•    First generation in their family to attend college
•    Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
•    Rural and small town students
•    Undocumented and DACA-eligible students
1/25 Syracuse University Pre-College Programs
Syracuse University has been providing rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the opportunity to explore potential majors and careers in its renowned pre-college programs.
In Summer College, your high school students can choose from over 100 college-level courses offered on campus, online or in a hybrid format. As a Summer College student, they will:
•    Build their resume or portfolio
•    Enhance their college applications so they stand out to college admissions
•    Test out a major before committing to their undergrad degree
•    Earn a Certificate of Completion and a Syracuse University credit or noncredit transcript
The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2024, and the final application deadline is May 1, 2024. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and courses fill quickly, so please encourage your students to apply soon!
2/21 Tufts' fly-in program Voices of Tufts, our signature fall fly-in program, is designed to provide seniors who attend high school in the US with firsthand exposure to diversity and community at Tufts University.
About Tufts 
Tufts University is a medium-sized research university just outside of Boston, Massachusetts where students are as intellectually playful as they are powerful, and are as eager to study environmental sustainability as they are Marvel comics. Tufts University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, regardless of citizenship status. Students pursue 150+ majors, minors, and programs across our School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Learn more here.
About Voices
Voices of Tufts gives high school seniors a sense of “life on the Hill” through mock classes, conversations and panels with current students, and opportunities to connect with our eight identity-based resource centers. Tufts Admissions is planning for both an in-person Voices program and a virtual Voices program to take place during fall 2024.
There is no cost to participate in Voices and, for the in-person program, Tufts Admissions will arrange for transportation at no cost for students for whom the trip to campus would be a financial hardship. Additionally, the first-year application fee will be waived for all students who are nominated for Voices and all students who apply for Voices. 
Who can be nominated?
You are welcome to nominate any rising senior (current 11th graders) who attends high school in the U.S. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants with strong academic records from underrepresented backgrounds – including but not limited to students of color, first-generation college-bound students, LGBTQIA+ students, students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students from rural communities – any student interested in learning about diversity on the Tufts campus is welcome to apply. We seek primarily to invite high-achieving students who are kind, collaborative, civically-engaged, and interested in creating a more inclusive world.
Nominations are due by June 18, 2024. All nominated students will be contacted directly and encouraged to apply for Voices once the program application opens in April. See your GLC for a nomination. 
GLC's - Email came through on 2/15
University of California (UC) List of all k-12 UC programs
11/16 UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Portal and Opportunities
uResearch Portal
The uResearch Portal is a one-stop shop for students to find opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. The portal also allows faculty to advertise, track, manage applications, and select students for research roles. All disciplines are represented and opportunities come in a combination of options for students to get course credit, be paid, and/or gain volunteer experience.
2/2 University of Chicago summer pre-college program
The University of Chicago’s summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. We offer a variety of courses in diverse subject areas and engagement levels that match any motivated high school student. For Summer 2024, we will host both residential programs and online courses, including: 
•    Enrichment Programs: With enhanced financial support to cover program costs, talented and motivated students have the opportunity to reside on campus and benefit from co-curricular programming to prepare them for the highly selective admissions process while learning about topics like economics, freedom of expression, leadership, or quantum physics. Some programs seek a nomination from a teacher or counselor, so if you know of a talented student who would benefit from an opportunity like this, we invite you to nominate them now!
•    Immersion: Through workshop discussions, research projects, and other activities, students live on campus and immerse themselves within a specific topic through three-week-long undergraduate-level courses for pre-college students designed by UChicago faculty and instructors. Course subjects include astrophysics, biotechnology, coding, data science, economics, literature, molecular engineering, political science, psychology, and more.
•    Pre-College Connect: New this year! Students can take a remotely taught online course for two weeks and then cap off the course by spending one week on our campus to experience residential life and meet their classmates and instructor in person! 
Outside of the Enrichment Programs, all Summer Session students can apply for need-based financial aid, including full scholarships. Enrolled Summer Session students can participate in the Admissions Academy, a series of workshops that focus on the holistic admissions process to provide insights on admissions to highly selective colleges and universities and offer essay writing tips.
Students should apply by March 5th for the best selection of courses! To make it easier for you to share information with students, we've also created hand-outs to print and share so students can learn about either the Enrichment Programs or Summer Session generally. More information about our Summer Session programs and the unique intellectual experiences available to high school students can be found on our website, summer.uchicago.edu, and we're always happy to help answer questions at [email protected].
11/16 USC Summer and Online Pre-College Programs
As your high school students begin to think about their summer experience, we would like to invite them to apply to our pre-college experience: USC Summer Programs. 
USC Summer Programs offers 4-week, credit bearing courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study. Our programs are designed to combine college level coursework, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities. 
USC Summer Programs will be held
Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, July 13, 2024
12/11 UW - Madison Badger Precollege
Each summer, Badger Precollege offers a variety of opportunities designed to inspire high school students in course subjects ranging from art, law and psychology to forensics, health sciences and computer science.
Badger Precollege programs also help students prepare for college success, experience life as a Badger and meet new friends — all while living and learning at the top-ranked UW–Madison.
We’re now accepting applications for summer 2024! Please share the programs listed below with any student who is interested in learning more about college life and wants to spend their summer learning and making lifelong friends. Need-based scholarships are available for most programs.
1/17 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
The Frontiers application is now open!
We look forward to receiving your completed application shortly. For consideration, please submit the following before April 30, 2024: 
•    An application
•    High school transcript
•    Teacher letter of recommendation
•    TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English test scores (international only)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once they are complete and all required documents are received. Typically, you can expect to hear back from our team within two weeks of your application being finalized. Accepted students will be placed in a major and minor following their submitted rankings and seat availability at the time of acceptance.
About Frontiers
Frontiers is a two-week residential program where students get a sense of a WPI education. Participants will have a STEM major and humanities, arts, or business minor. Outside of class, they'll live in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in several extra-curricular activities with peers from around the globe.
Frontiers I: July 7 - 19, 2024
Frontiers II: July 21 - Aug. 2, 2024
3/20 Congresswoman Linda Sanchez: 2024 Congressional Art Competition 
I am excited to announce and invite students from the 38th Congressional District to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. This is a unique opportunity for students to recognize the importance of the arts in education and showcase their artwork. 
In 2023, we were able to showcase over 100 art pieces from high school students throughout the region. Giving the opportunity for high school students to express their artistic talents. 
Students interested in participating must submit a work of art that will be reviewed by a panel of local artists. Students may create a unique piece for the competition or submit a previously created work of art of their own. 
The competition will culminate with an awards reception where the winners will be announced. This will be hosted in person in a nearby city of the 38th Congressional District. Overall winners will be awarded scholarships for their outstanding submission. In addition, the first-place overall winner will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have his or her artwork on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year. 
Artwork must be finished and submitted to my local district office in Whittier at 15111 Whittier Blvd Suite #220, Whittier CA, 90603 by Thursday April 11th, 2024 before 5:00 P.M. All submissions must comply with the rules and regulations established by the Congressional Art Competition. See pdfs below
2/6 Congresswoman Michelle Eunjoo Park Steel's campaign internship program
We are pleased to announce the 4th annual political interns’ program for motivated high school students.
The Michelle Steel for Congress campaign is looking to bring in students who are eager to learn the political process and democracy in action. Interns will get a hands-on experience into what goes into a campaign, why it is imperative for people to be civically engaged, and most of all, students will be able to interact and collaborate with politically interested students from across Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Upon completion of their internship experience, students will also receive a letter of recommendation from (incumbent) Congresswoman Steel. We have welcomed students from all over Los Angeles and Orange Counties including Brea Olinda, Buena Park, Calvary Chapel, Cerritos, Chino Hills, Corona del Mar, Diamond Bar, Edison, El Dorado, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Gahr, Gretchen Whitney, Los Alamitos, Middle College, Montebello, Norwalk, Ocean View, Orange Lutheran, Oxford, Portola, Sage Hill, Sante Fe, Savanna Servite, Torrance, Troy, and Walnut High Schools.
 Attached is the program outline and application for potential interns. 
7/7 Congresswoman Young Kim for Congress campaign internship program is a great opportunity for students to learn about the political process and get experience working on one of the top congressional races in the country!
I wanted to reach out about an opportunity for college and high school students to participate as an intern on a local congressional campaign for Congresswoman Young Kim’s reelection in California’s 40th Congressional District. We offer flexible shifts (in-person is preferred, but we have remote/hybrid opportunities as well) out of our campaign office located at 3532 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92869. We really like to highlight the aspects of the internship that focus on learning what a congressional election is, why it matters and the voter engagement process. This internship is a great opportunity to complement any government/politics courses or social science courses. 
An added benefit of this internship for young people is the confidence boosting aspect it does for those that are more shy or anxious about social interaction or public speaking. We have seen several interns become a lot more confident as they have interned with the campaign so far this year, and this is just an added benefit.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team by emailing me back directly or give us a phone call at 714-497-0836. Please visit our website https://youngkimforcongress.com/ as well if you would like to learn more about the Congresswoman’s reelection campaign.
See pdf below
11/1 Military Service Academy Information If you are interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies (U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Coast Guard Academies) please contact the Representative Kim