TeenLife is passionate about teen success.
We connect with parents, teens, and counselors who seek experiences that inspire purpose and passion for college and life beyond school. We’ve been the go-to site for content, college information, and other opportunities for over 10 years.
10,000+ Experiences for Students in Grades 7-12.
Discover how spending time in the world outside the classroom can help teens do better in school, during the college admissions process and in their adult lives. Our mission is to connect students, parents and educators with the best experiential learning opportunities for middle- and high-school students. testing purpose
Spend the summer expanding your horizons at one of thousands of summer programs for students entering 7th grade to college. Whether you're interested in rocket science, theater, or hiking up mountains, you'll find it here.
A gap year or semester before college can contribute to personal growth and build the life skills you need to succeed. Program offerings include big-city internships, foreign language immersion, outdoor adventure trips, and more.
After-school programs can help students hone in on other skills and interests that they want to explore. From becoming a chess master to a coding ninja, after-school enrichment classes can help students embrace their passion.
Volunteering is one of the best ways for students to push themselves out of their comfort zone and experience new things. There are hundreds of non-profits who welcome students under the age of 18 as volunteers.
Explore our more than 1,000 listings and discover the advantages of private school, from small classes to specialized approaches to learning. Find the school that offers the classes, extracurriculars, and philosophy you want.
Begin your college search with our comprehensive college & university database. With focuses on arts, business, science and more, there really is a program and school for everyone.
Choosing the right school, college or program can be overwhelming. A independent advisor can help you navigate these important decisions. Find the best path for you and your personal goals, with their help.
Exploring Engineering2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (ET)
Are you interested in STEM but don’t want to purely become a mathematician, chemist or biologist? Are you interested in becoming an engineer but don’t know what it really means? At this event, presented by Strategic Academic Success, you can hear from several engineers in different specialties share their experiences working in the rapidly-growing field of engineering.
Kavli Institute Public Lecture: Our Magnetic Universe7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (ET)
Our Earth is magnetic, and so is our Universe. From stars to galaxies to intergalactic space, magnetic fields in fact thread the cosmos. Join Prof. Susan Clark and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford on a tour of magnetism in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, and learn how we measure the invisible magnetic fields in interstellar space.
TeenLife LIVE Gap Year Virtual Fair6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)
With TeenLife LIVE, we have designed a virtual experience similar to an in-person fair where multiple speakers can present directly to students, parents, and educators in a short amount of time. Can't make it live? Don't worry, all registrants will receive recordings of the event shortly after its conclusion. Register Now!
Global Routes Info Session8:00 pm to 9:30 pm (ET)
Join us for a live virtual info session from Global Routes! We'll discuss our 2022 program offerings, safety protocols, college credit option, and have time to answer your questions! Take the first step for a truly transformational summer!
Be On Purpose, LLC: How Your Teen Can Go from Undecided to Excited11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
This prerecorded event is delivered directly to your inbox to be watched at any time. This free webinar covers: 3 shifts that can get your teen unstuck today, dispel some misconceptions that keep teens from finding their next steps and keep teens feeling overwhelmed, and 6 steps to go from undecided to excited.
Alzar Gap Informational Session7:00 pm to 7:30 pm (ET)
Alzar Gap provides high school graduates with life-changing experiences while offering tangible leadership training in world-class destinations. Come find out more from the Director of Alzar Gap in our informational webinar!
“I had thought about taking a gap year for a long time, but it wasn’t until I saw all the different options on TeenLife that I was finally sure. Searching through all the listings, I was able to find dozens of programs that matched my interests and budget, and it made my decision so much easier.”
- Jake, 17 Year Old
“After the pandemic, we knew that we wanted our son to do something special with his summer, but we weren’t sure what schools or camps would be right for him. TeenLife let us search by location and by our son’s hobbies, and we were able to find the perfect summer program because of that!”
- Nikki, Parent of 16 Year Old
“It’s been really great for my students to see gap year and out-of-school opportunities listed right next to the various colleges and universities on TeenLife. Knowing that there’s all sorts of options and not one ‘right’ path has been very helpful to a number of teens as they decide what to do after high school.”
- Anna, College Counselor
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Northwestern Center for Talent Development (CTD) Summer ProgramSummer Programs
Alzar Gap ProgramsGap Year Programs
Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & DesignColleges & Universities
UC San Diego: Research ScholarsSummer Programs
Futures AcademyPrivate Schools
US Naval Academy: Summer STEM ProgramSummer Programs
Miami University: Department of Emerging Technology in Business and DesignColleges & Universities