Putney Student Travel

For over 65 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs range from two to five weeks in length and include pre-college enrichment, community service, language immersion, adventure travel, and cultural immersion. We are particularly excited this year about returning programs in Cuba, Thailand, and Shanghai, as well as new high school additions such as Skiing in Patagonia, Language Learning in Colombia, Diving in Belize, Community Service in Nepal and middle school programs in Costa Rica, France, Holland and Spain.


National Geographic Student Expeditions

Offers high school and middle school students the opportunity to embark on small group summer programs over the world - focusing on Photography, Wildlife & Conservation, Archaeology & Ancient Culture, Film making, Creative Writing, Community Service, and Climate & Geology. 


New York Times Student Journeys

Offers opportunities for high school students to travel to fascinating places and explore themes associated with Times coverage of local issues—from social justice in the south, to the effects of climate change on a remote atoll in Fiji, to food security in Italy. Students benefit from the organization’s special understanding and insider’s view as they uncover and bring back stories from the field.

Contact: info.students@nytimes.com


Where There Be Dragon

We are dedicated to cross-cultural education because we believe that future leaders will be required to think beyond borders when considering the implications of resource scarcity on a global community. Our courses are designed to help young adults develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in this conversation.

A Dragons group consists of 12 students and 3 instructors which allows us to manage responsive course itineraries. Our field staff is composed of mature adults who have years of personal and professional experience, and the skills needed to teach, guide, and empower students in profound ways. With an average of 4+ years of in-country experience, Dragons Instructors are prepared to communicate in local dialects and offer expert mentorship throughout the student experience. 

Dragons is an experiential education company. We seek out new learning opportunities within the fabric of everyday life.. By closely observing and engaging with local communities, we begin to ask questions about new cultural traditions, governance systems, religious beliefs, and human rights. 


EXPLO - Explorations Summer Programs

Featuring more courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program, EXPLO is a unique, safe, and supportive learning environment. Our students make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun at every turn.


Tel Aviv University International

Offers exciting gap year programs, high school summer camps, internships, and research opportunities all in English. Explore the country with our social activities and trips while integrating yourself into Israeli society. Tel Aviv is an incredibly vibrant and exciting city that has so much to offer. Whether you are interested in fashion, music, art, or technology, you will feel yourself immersed into the Tel Aviv culture.  With its sunny Mediterranean beaches and vibrant social scene, Tel Aviv provides the ideal setting for an unforgettable abroad experience.


Young Judaea Summer Programs/Israel Programs

Young Judaea’s Discovery is your unforgettable 4-week summer trip in Israel! The trip is designed for those who are looking to explore Israel’s history, land and diverse communities. You would also become acquainted with Israel’s famous start-up nation as well as skim the tops of its religious and political spheres.The program is open to 10th-12th graders!

Contact: ari.moore@youngjudaea.org



Since 1984 has offered personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other. Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and fun. We’re proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student’s summer unforgettable. Summerfuel offers summer programs for grades 8 - 12, specializing in Pre-College, Language Immersion, Business & Entrepreneurship, College Admissions Prep and Digital Media.



Technology PLUS Summer Camp Fun! Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded 2-week summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 -17.  Beginners to experts choose three workshops. Unleash Creativity in 3D Printing, Digital Music, Virtual Reality, Photoshop. Learn Coding in Scratch, Java, Motion Graphics. Design Video Games - RPG, Action, MOBA, Puzzle, Minecraft. Build Robots and RC Cars.  Also offers two separate and immersive 2-week courses in video game development and C# programming for teens.  Recreation and socializing are important! Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, camper groups and more.

     University locations in Fairfield, CT and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together "kids like me" from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries.

The Emagination Difference:

* Three different technology workshops each day. Learn multiple topics.

* Two-week sessions. Time to make friends and be part of a summer camp community.

* Campers learn tech skills AND life skills.

* Senior Camp for Teens with more independence, free time and special activities.


Environmental Science Program

For 50 years, "Envi Sci" has been an alternative to traditional summer camps. 

It provides exciting outdoor adventures as it helps students develop an awareness of environmental issues, ecology and outdoor skills.  Students hike, backpack, bicycle, and canoe to different environmental destinations each day. 

The program centers around the idea that students learn best about their surroundings when taught by other students in the outdoor environment. Leaders are trained to teach students through hands-on workshops, while daily hiking or biking to many diverse sites in Newton and surrounding areas.  Students canoe on the Charles River, hike Blue Hills and Mt. Monadnock, and finish with with an exciting three-day backpacking trip to the summit of Mt. Washington. Students also participate in an environmental service project.





ESF Camps at the Haverford School

Choose a major and begin a journey! Major Camps at ESF are designed to allow campers to choose from a variety of one to two week specialty camps for hands-on experiences.  Program offerings include business, design, creative and performing arts, along with science and technology camps. Major Camp features professional experts, amazing guest speakers and incredible field trips. Campers collaborate on real-life projects in innovative and creative ways.  Also offered is an extended day program, after camp specialty clinics and optional lunch program.





Academic Programs International (API) 

Provides comprehensive study, intern, and community service programs abroad in Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia for high school and gap year students. API programs offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit abroad, while participating in cultural, social, and recreational activities organized by API Resident Directors.  Program Locations: Argentina, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Spain.

Contact: api@apiabroad.com


Abbey Road Programs

Founded in 2000 by Stanford University alumni, Abbey Road embarked on a mission to provide high quality, life enriching, educational summer programs for teens. Since our humble beginnings of specializing in Language and Cultural immersion, we’ve expanded our experiential programs to include Art, History, Film, Fashion, Photography, SAT/ACT prep, College Prep, International Relations, and Community Service, and other subjects, all of which take place across eight different nations in some of Europe and North America’s most beautiful cities & regions


Brandeis Precollege Programs

In the spirit of Brandeis University's tradition of excellence, Brandeis Precollege Programs offers outstanding residential experiences for exceptional high school students (9th-11th grades) from around the world. We provide students, with the opportunity to explore academic and artistic pursuits in connection with a diverse body of individuals who share their commitment to building a global community.

App Design Boot Camp - Design, code and launch a mobile app.

BIMA - The world's premiere Jewish arts intensive for high school students. 

Genesis - College level coursework and community building through a uniquely Jewish lens. 

Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies - An intensive six-day academic conference exploring the modern State of Israel. 

Service Corps - A hands-on volunteer experience offers a deeper understanding of the social challenges facing Greater Boston and the world. 


Lumos Debate

Our 2-week summer day camp is perfect for students who are new to public speaking and debate. During the first couple days of the program, we focus on building confidence with fun speaking exercises and activities. In addition, we’ll also start learning about the basics of debate — what makes a strong argument and refutation. As students become more comfortable with public speaking, we’ll move to formal debate rounds, where students will prepare cases, give rebuttals, and learn the mechanics of a Public Forum Debate round (the most common form of debate in schools around the US). On the last two days of the session, students will participate in a Institute debate tournament, where they will put the skills they’ve learned to the test.


Oxbridge Academic Programs

Our programs are aimed at advanced junior high and high school students who have the desire and motivation to enrich themselves intellectually while immersing themselves in a foreign culture.  Our programs in England, France, Spain and the United States offer a variety of courses ranging from British History, Molecular Medicine, and International Law to Studio Art, Psychology, Language Courses, and many others.


Smith College Summer Pre-College Programs

Offers intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Academic areas of interest include Science and Engineering, Environmental Field Studies, Fiction and Creative Writing, Women's History and a College Admission Workshop. Participants get a taste of college life on Smith's beautiful 147-acre campus, with its traditional ivy-covered buildings, magnificent gardens and Paradise Pond. Smith faculty members offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students' interests and helping them develop academically. Students live together in college houses and Smith undergraduates serve as resident supervisors and teaching assistants. Students take courses and workshops throughout each day and can choose from a variety of organized cultural, social, athletic, and artistic activities at night and on the weekends. Smith welcomes to these programs young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who together form an extraordinary intellectual community. Programs are all residential and range from one to four weeks.

Contact: summerprecollege@smith.edu


Summer Discovery

With over 51 years’ experience, Summer Discovery offers the finest pre-college programs for high school and middle school students.  We provide programs that run for 2-6 weeks at 14 top universities in the U.S. and England.  As a true partner of the host university, only their faculty  teach our students in over 300+ college credit and enrichment classes.  Meet students from all over the U.S. and around the world, prepare for “college-life”, and have a great time.

Contact: 516-621-3939


Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel

Offers teen tours, community service, pre-college enrichment, language programs, global adventures, baseball tours, fashion, STEM, and food & cooking experiences. Programs in the USA including Hawaii & Alaska, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador & the Galapagos, Europe including Iceland, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam. Programs ranging from 8-40 days for ages 13-18 grouped compatibly by age; with separate ON TOUR programs for teens completing 11th & 12th grades offering more independence.

Contact: info@westcoastconnection.com


Summer Springboard

A pre-college program that blends a rich academic curriculum with projects that foster self-discovery and leadership development. Our innovative 2-week summer programs, offered at some of the nation's leading colleges and universities, are designed to help students understand themselves better, define their goals and gain valuable skills that are critical to life-long success.


Temple University's Summer and Special Programs

Temple University camps are available for kids, tweens, and teens during the months of June, July and August. Camps are offered at the Main Campus, Center City, and Ambler locations. Students experience high-quality summer learning while discovering and developing their interest and talents.

Popular Campus Include:

Summer Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) – 3 week residential camp for rising and juniors and seniors offering a credit course, leadership training, and fun.

Broadway Triple Threat- One-week musical theater intensive for young talent who want to step out of the chorus and into the spotlight

Minecraft Designers- Students learn the basics of creating 3Dmodels to design objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft® games.

Ph-Italy-Students study the Italian influence on Philadelphia through history, politics, economics, art, architecture, and foodways.

App Attack - Students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps.


UConn Pre-College Summer

Offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore an academic major or career and learn more about college life. Be part of a Top 25 public university by engaging with passionate faculty in this non-credit academic program. Especially designed for students to explore college in an intimate way. Summer offers four challenging and intensive one-week and two-week sessions to choose from.   Academic areas include:

Art: Photography | Art: Animation | Biomedical Engineering | Chemistry | Creative Writing | Digital Media: Game Design | Dramatic Arts | Forensic Science | Human Biology: Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology | Human Biology: Intro to Kinesiology | Human Biology: Intro to Human Pathology | Medical Anthropology | Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery | Philosophy | Pre-Med | Pre-Law | Sociology: Human Behavior | Sociology: Social Justice | Sports Medicine | Statistics

Contact: precollegesummer@uconn.edu



The Hurricane Isalnd Center for Science and Leadership

Provides extraordinary opportunities to discover what it takes to make a difference in the world - as students, scientists, citizens, and leaders! Sitting 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, ME, this beautiful off-the-grid community is an ideal setting for middle and high school programs in science, sustainability, and leadership. Our hands-on 1-2 week summer programs invite students to immerse themselves in the natural world, challenging them to explore and ask questions like trained naturalists in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Programs are small (with a maximum of 12 students) and are led by trained field scientists and educators, providing a level of instructor expertise and maturity you won’t find in other summer experiences. No day is complete without hiking, swimming, sailing, or rock climbing. Our goal is to excite people about doing science and about being leaders in the next wave of scientific discovery and environmental conservation. Come participate in our field science and leadership programs and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime!  *Academic credit may be available and Financial Aid is Available.

Contact: programs@hurricaneisland.net



New York Institute of Technology Pre-College Summer Program

NYIT Academy is a dynamic summer program that provides academic instruction, experiential learning, service learning and cultural programming. These programs are ideal for students between the ages of 15 and 22. 

There are seven programs to choose from:

Exploring Architecture in Manhattan: This four-week program allows students to participate in design practice, theory, history, CAD, museum and office visits, modeling, presentation, and portfolio preparation.

Engineering and Computing Sciences: Includes electronic music, coding, gaming, hacking, robotics, 3D printing, CAD, prototyping, materials science, and nanotechnology.

Graphic Design and 3-D Animation/Game Design: Brand Yourself! Including graphic design, 3D printing, photography, illustration, and typography; Create Motion!: 3-D modeling and animation, game design, and motion capture.

Exploring the English Language in NYC: An immersive summer program, combining intensive coursework with opportunities to experience New York City, its culture, commerce, food, and people.

Hospitality and Management: The program incorporates academic studies; professional industry tours and guest speakers representing all aspects of leadership in the hospitality/business world - and engages students with New York and U.S. cultural experiences.

Health Professions: This three-week academy will expose students to programs in nursing, clinical nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and osteopathic medicine. Students will participate in lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions in our state-of-the-art facilities. Included are tours of the anatomy, simulation, and biomechanics labs.

Urban Administration: Introduces City Hike, a walking tour of New York and its surrounding neighborhoods. This program allows students to explore the City while also doing volunteer projects that promote reflection and the importance of Urban Administration. Students can choose to attend a different program each week. 

NYIT Academy also offers a room and board option for out-of-town and international Students.  The all inclusive includes cultural and social experiences as well as airport transfers, transportation to and from the academy, and chaperones.


KYByte Computer Science Academy

KTByte is dedicated to computer science education for preteens and teens. We offer week-long programs at our campus in Lexington, Massachusetts, in winter, spring and summer breaks. Daily schedule is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an optional extension to 6:00 p.m.

Students younger than 13 will be recommended to start with Computing Fundamentals. They will learn how to do amazing things with computer, from modifying a website, making audio/video, to programming their own game. They will  learn Scratch, other computer applications, graphical & web programming, etc.

     Students 13 and above can take the Intro to Computer Science, a project oriented learning experience with Java programming. They will create their own projects and present them to the class and parents.

Advanced programs such as AP and USA Computing Olympiad preps are also available.

Contact: 781-330-9976


Boston University Summer Term Pre-College Program

The pre-college programs at Boston University Summer provide students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.

Here is a brief overview 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 eight transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2017.

     RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week non-credit residential or commuter program in which 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 2017.

     Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while enjoying and experiencing life on a college campus. This summer we are offering two AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology and Introduction to Medicine. Both tracks combine classroom work in the sciences with experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2017.

     Summer Challenge is a two-week residential program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2017.

     Summer Preview is a one-week non-credit commuter or residential program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2017.

Contact: summerhs@bu.edu



Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Language Immersion Programs

For more than 100 years, young people from around the globe have chosen the path to discovery by enrolling in Choate Summer Programs. Whether interested in project-based learning in our i.d.Lab, eager to delve into specific academic areas, or looking to combine multiple passions, opportunities abound for middle and high school students in our 2, 4, and 5 week enrichment programs. Students hail from 38 countries and 28 states and live, work, and play together in ways which allow for creative collaboration and meaningful conversations. Our faculty are dedicated professionals who love teaching and are committed to fostering the vast potential and individual interests of every student, helping them gain the skills and tools necessary to achieve more wherever they are in the future. 

Contact: Choatesummer@choate.edu


Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs

Summer should be about doing something you love, meeting people from all over the world, preparing for college or your future career or experiencing something brand new. Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs redefines summer with our programs in business, cooking, fashion, art, science and more!   Join students from over 35 states and 40 countries. With amazing university campuses, museums, food, history and culture…Philly is the place to be this summer. You can join one of our 20 programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University or Haverford College.

From the moment you arrive, we make every detail of your summer not only fun, but a unique experience customized just for you! Cutting edge classes and programs, high-caliber academic curricula, trips on the East Coast, dorm life, on and off campus activities – the Krinsky Experience has mastered it all.


UNAGB’s Institutes in Global Leadership

Week-long programs at Harvard University for middle and high school students. Simultaneously informative and inspiring, students have the opportunity to learn about global issues and apply their analysis in a final, full-day simulation (either a Model UN simulation or a multi-lateral negotiation. Highlights include guest speakers from the local non-profit community, local universities, and the consular corps as well as negotiation and public speaking training.


Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)

A multi-week summer academic programs for gifted, creative, and academically talented students ages 5-17 on prestigious school and college campuses. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a truly engaging experience. Through 32 years of experience, SIG has developed a unique opportunity that enriches and enhances students’ natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion. This experience is further developed in our 8 week year-round online program.


Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)

An academic program for 10, 11 and 12th grades.  For 40 years, Alexander Muss has sent more than 20,000 students to Israel.  AMHSI is non-denominational and pluralistic so whether the student is looking to explore his/her heritage or just interested in studying history and traveling.  AMHSI offers a variety of programs including 4 eight week sessions throughout the school year, 2 semester long programs, and 2 summer sessions.  Especially designed to help students gain a broader view of the world and develop a deep appreciation of history, international relations, geography and literature.  Students can earn 6 college credits from the University of Miami as participants with the AMHSI program.


Earthwatch Institute

For 45 years, Earthwatch has been teaming citizens with renowned conservation scientists on field research expeditions to study and protect some of the world’s rarest wildlife and most fragile ecosystems.  Our unique model enables teens to travel the world while contributing directly to our planet’s biggest environmental challenges.  Earthwatch provides an excellent opportunity for teens to volunteer with other young people who share their energy and passion for the environment.  Expeditions range from tracking endangered sea turtles in the Bahamas to researching climate change in the tundra.

Contact: info@earthwatch.org


The Experiment in International Living

Since 1932, has provided 3, 4, and 5-week summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Students are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.  Programs are designed to equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge to thrive-and lead-in diverse, intercultural environments.

Contact: experiment@experiment.org


World Choice Game

"World Choice Game" is an international, political and economical game in which participants enter into the adult world and get an opportunity to live their professional lives and see what changes have occurred in the world as a result of their actions. We cater to adolescents from 12-18 years old.

One day in "World Choice Game"  includes: plan for the day, laboratory work, simulating economics, simulating a political world, simulating cultural world, statistics of the world, reflecting on the day with a tutor individually, art and language activities and master classes, free access to all camp resources, 5 meals a day.  "World Choice Game" is located in Ethnomir which is the biggest ethnographical park-museum of Russia, a colourful and interactive model of other cultures. Many different countries are represented in the park, with architecture, national cuisine, crafts and ways of living of each country showcased in designated cultural reserves called ‘Ethnofarms’.

Contact: info@d-career.ru