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The Academies at Harvard

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The Academies at Harvard are intensive five-day academic enrichment programs for high-achieving high school students. The Academies are organized by Harvard Student Agencies, a Harvard student-run corporation committed to bringing rigorous academic experiences to students around the globe. Our Summer Academies offer an unparalleled and challenging academic experience on Harvard's campus, while our Weekend Academies have traveled to schools around the globe, including in Panama City, Puerto Rico, Austin, and Minneapolis. We offer programs in business, coding, politics and pre-med.

 

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.

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SUMMER TERM PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS

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 2019.    

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 2019.

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 three AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology, Introduction to Medicine, and Creative Writing. All tracks combine classroom work with experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

Contact: summerhs@bu.edu

617-353-1378

 

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Boston University's College of Communication presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high schools students interested in journalism, communication or writing: BU Summer Journalism Institute.

 Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Summer Journalism Institute gives students ages 14 to 18 (including graduating seniors) the opportunity to expand their skills, experience college life and explore the historic city of Boston.

 Each two-week session expands student skills through hands-on, real-life learning. We make the entire city of Boston the reporting beat. Guided by award-wining working journalists, students report and write on what's happening in real time. While reporting, students will also have the opportunity to experience campus life at Boston University and visit nearby colleges. Students have the option of residing on BU's campus or commuting. During the two weeks, students will explore the city of Boston, its museums, its shopping and its history.

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CET High School and Pre-College Programs Abroad

Combine the best of study abroad and pre-college experiences all in one program.  CET offers four-week, four-credit summer programs and intensive language gap programs throughout the year. These are not your average travel programs. Each CET pre-college summer program abroad focuses on a specific theme relevant to the program location and offers a conversational language class. While taking an introductory college-level course led by college-level faculty, you’ll immerse in local culture, build confidence, and expand your horizons during a transformative study abroad experience that is invaluable in the college application and preparation process.

CET Gap programs provide the opportunity to develop your skills in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Japanese, even if you’re a complete beginner.  While participating in activities and excursions alongside college study abroad students, you’ll have options for elective courses and volunteer placements to further your language skills and cultural knowledge.  As part of the gap cohort, you’ll have weekly group meetings and individual attention for the support you need.

In all CET programs, you can explore your interests alongside academically motivated peers in an inclusive learning environment and take advantage of CET’s extensive local networks and resources.  Enjoy outstanding student support and supervision provided by experienced in-country staff. Prepare with program-specific pre-departure information and a thorough onsite orientation. Rely on CET’s comprehensive risk management strategies that prioritize the health and safety of all students.

Contact: Salwa Saba, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 800.225.4262

Email: cet@cetacademicprograms.com

 

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch is a citizen science non-profit dedicated to solving the world’s greatest environmental challenges by engaging volunteers on real science expeditions. Choose from over 40 expeditions (and a dozen just for students) to see exotic species and landscapes, explore exclusive research sites, and help our researchers collect data to support their work. From hiking in the Andorran Pyrenees, tracking the impacts of climate change on alpine ecosystems, to swimming with turtles in the Bahamas to study their populations, Earthwatch offers volunteers the chance to “try on” the life of a scientist for one to two weeks, all while contributing to important research in a safe, engaging environment. Our programs include accommodations, food, local transport, and insurance, as well as our decades-old risk management coverage, so you can leave it us to worry about the planning while your student has the experience of a lifetime. We also offer expeditions for adults, families, and teachers!

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

 

Emagination

Emagination blends technology learning with fun summer camp activities to create a well-rounded summer camp experience. Sessions are two-weeks long so campers have time to become part of a community while learning new skills at tech camp.

3 Program Options:

Tech Camp: Campers ages 8 – 17 choose three technology workshops and one recreation workshop. Our STEM-based tech workshops allow campers to explore their interests in coding, science, and technology. Campers round out their day in a fun, physically active way, with one of our recreation workshops which include Retro Games, Improv, and Free Swim.

Game Design: Teens ages 15 – 18 experience what it’s like to work at today’s top game design studios. Choose a role on a development team then design and build a 3D video game. Teens learn the key technical and creative components of video game design including level design and function, the creation of 3D characters, lighting, sound effects and programming. Learn to use industry standard software including 3ds Max © and Maya © from Autodesk; Adobe Photoshop ©; and Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games.

Programming Camp: Teens ages 13 – 17 learn to program using Java, one of the most popular programming language for creating windows applications. Campers will learn the basics of programming in Java and how it is used by today’s developers to bring seamless integration into desktop and web applications. Progressive curriculum allows campers with prior coding experience to expand Java coding skills. Less experienced campers learn Java fundamentals then move on to more complex concepts.

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.

 

Environmental Science Program of Newton

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The Environmental Science Program is a unique summer program that lets students enjoy exploring the wilderness while learning about the science of the environment.  Students have fun hiking, biking, canoeing, and backpacking.  Trips include a 12-mile canoe trip on the Charles River, and expedition through the salt marshes and tidepools of the North Shore, hiking the Blue Hills and Mount Monadnock, and a three-day trip to Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast.  

Students also participate in a hands-on environmental cleanup project, and are encouraged to return and become leaders in subsequent years.

We take up to 35 girls and boys who will be entering grades 7, 8, 9, or 10 in September.  We are based at Bowen Elementary School in Newton.  For more information, contact David Backer, Executive Director at 617-447-9317, or send email to

contact@newtonenvisci.org

or see our website,   www.newtonenvisci.org

 

Epiic Innovations Summer Institute

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Do you have cool ideas but not sure how to bring them to life? Do you see problems in our world that you want to help solve? Join Epiic Innovations Summer Institute to learn the tools and strategies innovators, entrepreneurs and designers at BU and beyond leverage to transform ideas into impact while having lots of fun with friends. During the two week programs, students work in small teams to investigate challenges that matter to them and develop innovative solution ideas.

  • Mornings include hands-on workshops led by experienced entrepreneurs to learn and apply innovation skills and entrepreneurial concepts.

  • Afternoons are spent exploring innovative spaces across BU’s campus and the Boston community, giving students first-hand opportunities to build out their own ideas and hear advice from creative founders about their personal journeys.

  • The program culminates with a pitch festival where teams present their ideas and prototypes to a panel of community investors, entrepreneurs, friends and family.

  • Epiic Innovations Summer Institute is hosted at Boston University’s BUild Lab, the campus’ new student innovation center.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.epiicsolutions.org

 Contact: hello@epiicsolutions.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: info@experiment.org

here is a video about our programs.

 

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. EXPLO provides a range of one-, two-, and three-week summer programs for students grades 7 to 17 on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College (MA).

Fusion Academy

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Fusion Academy is a revolutionary, accredited private middle and high school where one-to-one classrooms unlock academic potential. With one student and one teacher per classroom, curriculum and teaching styles are completely personalized. Our customized scheduling creates a summer school that won’t take away summer fun. Students can enroll at any time, and take classes at a time of day that works best for them. Whether you want to catch up, get ahead, or take a class for fun, we’ve got you covered. Earn class credit with great elective options including arts, music, and yoga. Make your summer: FusionAcademy.com.

Watch our video here!

 

Gakko Camps

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In Japan and the US (Berkshires & NYC) we bring together students looking for “something more” in their education with brilliant musicians, artists, scientists, and radical technologists to transform the way learn, live and love in community with one another.

At Gakko’s camps in the Berkshires and Japan, join 50 high schoolers — selected from more than 20 nations — to collaborate with young artists and scientists from renown institutions. In 2-3 weeks of interdisciplinary workshops, global conversations, and profound exploration, we immerse ourselves in an experience inspired by the counselors’ unique disciplines and our site’s history and philosophy to build a camp unlike any other camp in the world.

At our NYC summer classes, build an app or create your own album in a two-week intensive alongside leading developers and musicians. hello@gakkoproject.com

 

GLOBAL WORKS

For 28 years, Global Works programs have empowered middle and high school students to be global citizens and to make a positive impact through their travels. Much more than a vacation, Global Works believes in authentic travel and service learning. Our international programs foment opportunities for fun and engaging leadership development and personal growth. Groups collaborate on meaningful and sustainable service projects with our partner communities around the world. Choose from programs that focus on Spanish, French, pre-med & public health, sustainable business, education & the environment, marine biology, and adventure! Our destinations include Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji Islands, France, Galapagos, Guatemala, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain! 

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The Hurricane Island 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

207-867-6050

 

KTByte 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

 

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.

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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.

 

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 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PZ Math Calculus Prep

PZ Math Calculus Prep is a one-week camp that will prepare you for all the rigor of the AP Calculus curriculum. Our unique approach blends the development of a deep understanding of the big picture of Calculus with the strengthening of important foundational skills. Beyond content, students will learn powerful problem solving techniques and study skills to be successful in their AP Calculus course, on the AP exam, and beyond. Taught by a Williams College professor.

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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.

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Contact: 516-621-3939

 

Summerfuel

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.

 

Summer Springboard

Located on the campuses of UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Duke, and Northwestern, Summer Springboard is a unique blend of career and academic exploration, offering The True You© (college prep) and the college experience. Unlike summer camp or summer school, the goal of our program is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors, and careers that reflect their personal vision for success.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vguIYO0LhDo&feature=youtu.be

 

Temple University Summer Programs

Temple University Summer Programs offer fun, hands-on academic experiences for students ages 8-18. Whether you’re a high school student trying to get a head-start preparing for college, or a middle school student looking to fill your summer with a variety of great activities, Temple has something for you!  

High school students can participate in the Pre-College programs, introducing them to life as a college student and preparing them for the admissions process. Develop skills in business, leadership, journalism, writing, and STEM, and (in some programs) earn college credit and a tuition grant towards a future education. On-campus housing is available for the full college-life experience.

 Middle school students can participate in a wide variety of day programs on topics like art, gaming and coding, public speaking and debate, theater, forensics, reading, and more. Spend your summer doing something you love, or learn something new!

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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

860-486-0149

 
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UMass Amherst Summer Programs

UMass Amherst Summer Programs offers more than 20 one- to six-week pre-college courses for motivated high school students. Explore your interests and earn credit while working with faculty, reside in premier housing at Commonwealth Honors College, and experience life as a UMass student. Six-week Research Intensives place students in cutting-edge labs with faculty in biology, physics, psychology, and many other departments.

 

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.

 

Westcoast Connection / Travel ● Learn ● Volunteer

Offers teen tours, community service, pre-college enrichment, language programs, global adventures, baseball tours, and fashion experiences. Programs in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Europe, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam & the USA.  Programs ranging from 10-40 days for ages 13-18 grouped compatibly by age; with separate ON TOUR programs for teens completing 11th & 12th grades offering more independence.

 

 

 

Where There Be Dragons

Contact Us: 303.413.0822

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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. 

 

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!

Young Judaea is proud to introduce PRIDE Israel! A brand new, one of a kind trip to Israel for Jewish LGBTQ youth and allies. From meeting and collaborating with prominent members of the Israeli LGBTQ community, to learning firsthand the successes and challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in Israel, you’ll experience a country at the forefront of LGBTQ culture.

PRIDE Israel offers an open and welcoming environment  to explore all that Israel has to offer, including the classic experiences of a summer Israel tour: hiking Masada at sunrise, rafting down the Jordan river, visiting the Western Wall, floating in the Dead Sea, and participating in the vibrant culture of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and more.  

Paying special attention to the organizations, individuals, and sites that comprise the country’s strong LGBTQ identity, PRIDE Israel participants will visit places like the Jerusalem Open House, Bar Noar, The Tel Aviv Gay Center, and the JNF Pride Forest, meetings with IGY (Israel Gay Youth), the LGBTQ Orthodox and Palestinian communities, and much more!

Join us this summer and show your Pride in Israel!