IUP Summer Honors Program for High School Students - This is a great opportunity for students to spend 2 weeks this summer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earn 3 college credits for a minimal cost ($250).
From June 17-21, 2013, Berks Women in Crisis’ Education and Community Outreach Department, PeaceWorks, will hold the 7th Annual CAMP peaceWorks at Olivet’s Blue Mountain Camp. We are currently recruiting teens ages 13-17 (up to current 11th graders) who are interested in social justice and developing leadership and ally skills for camp. CAMPpeaceworks is a program that is provided free of charge for participants, and we hold weekly meet-ups throughout the year for campers from previous years. We also assist youth with their outreach and ally activities throughout the year. Click here for the camper application form.
University of New England Early College Program - High school juniors and seniors can earn 3 college credits this summer by spending two or three weeks on the scenic UNE coastal campus studying one of the following courses: Coastal Marine Ecology (3 cr.), Creative Writing - Poetry (3 cr.), Neuroscience (3 cr.), and Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy (3 cr.). For further details of each course, tuition information or to apply, please visit their website at www.une.edu/oce.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system by bringing motivated students together with business people from throughout the state. During PFEW, student companies simulate the actual operation of their own business for the equivalent of three years. Facing all of the decisions that real executives are confronted by, the student companies are mentored by dedicated business volunteers who serve as Company Advisors. The one-week summer program is held at Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. Registration fee: $235 (includes room, meals, supplies, etc.). Visit www.pfew.org for more information. Application Deadline: March 1, 2013. (Applications available in Guidance)
2013 STARTALK Mandarin Chinese Summer Program: Gateway to China: STARTALK - Language Learning through Performing Arts. Registration Deadline: May 17, 2013. Cost: FREE. Registration Materials are at www.berksiu.org/asc/startalk. Join us for an exciting 14 day intensive non-residential program to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture. This free program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to work with experts in the fields of Chinese martial arts, theater and language.
Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College from June 23-28. The goal of the camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.
Boston University's College of Communication Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop
This investigative reporting workshop is designed for high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in investigative reporting, journalism, or writing. Based at Boston University, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s summer workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! http://necir-bu.org/training/hs-journalism-workshop/
Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences
The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences summer program will be held next summer at Carnegie Mellon University from Sunday, June 30, 2013 through Saturday, August 3, 2013.
The 5-week summer residential program for talented high school students will include PGSS’s historically rigorous science and mathematics curriculum which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research. Student applicants must be a current junior (11th grade) at time of application and must be a resident of Pennsylvania, attending a public, charter, cyber or non-public secondary school, or be home-schooled.
Admission to PGSS is at no charge to the student. The cost is underwritten by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, with matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign, Inc. through generous donations from PGSS alumni, parents and corporations. Scholarship includes housing, meals, and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the program, personal items and spending money. Students must commit to being in residence on the Carnegie Mellon University campus for the duration of the program. Application deadline: February 15, 2013
"Young people want to change the world. Spark the Wave helps them do it. Spark the Wave empowers, trains and mentors the next generation of leaders who will impact the world through a lifelong commitment to community service."This organization provides opportunities for middle and high school students to develop their skills in effective communication, leadership development, service learning, project planning and diversity awareness.The most advanced and intensive training we provide to future leaders is through Wave Week, a week-long residential and commuter summer camp. Contact Exeter Alumni Janelle Hartman (email@example.com) or Bill Gallagher, founder and president of Spark the Wave (firstname.lastname@example.org)for details about this wonderful opportunity!
Rotary International Exchange Programs: Long and Short Term
Rotary International is the world’s largest and most reputable service organization.
Rotary offers two Exchange opportunities. In the "Short Term Exchange" or Summer Program students spend three to eight weeks in their host country traveling. In return, the student and his/her family welcomes their host brother or sister into their home for the same amount of time. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a new culture in a brief period of time.
The "Long Term Exchange" or Academic Year program lasts from 8-10 months. Students spend an entire school year in their host country students with two or more host families beginning in late summer. Host parents provide room and meals as well as support and guidance. The host Rotary Club provides a limited monthly spending allowance, counseling, and supervision.
For further information please contact Marie Unger at (610) 587-5722.
Information can also be obtained at http://www.rotary7430yep.org/
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime."