The Leading Directory for Teen Academic and Enrichment Opportunities:
Summer Programs, Gap Year Programs, Community Service and more.

13,000+ 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.

  • Summer Programs

    Summer Programs

    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.

  • None

    Online Summer Programs

    Interesting online courses and virtual ways of meaningfully engaging middle and high school-aged students.

  • Gap Year Programs

    Gap Year Programs

    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.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Students who help others develop important life skills, such as empathy, cultural awareness, and a lifelong passion for service. There are hundreds of non-profits who welcome students under the age of 18 as volunteers.

  • STEM Summer Programs

    STEM Summer Programs

    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers are on the rise. Get a head start on STEM studies with summer programs that teach coding, immerse students in forensic science, explore stem cell science, and more.

  • None

    Arts Summer Programs

    Whether you want to dance, draw, sing, design, or direct, a performing or visual arts summer program can help you pursue your dream. With hundreds of programs to choose from, it is easy to find one tailored to your passion.

  • None

    Academic Summer Programs

    Participate in an academic summer program to experience campus life, gain confidence, and boost your college applications. Explore hundreds of programs focused on subjects from economics to creative writing.

  • None

    STEM Colleges

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers are on the rise, and students who major in these subjects are are more likely to be hired in their field after graduation and earn higher incomes in their lifetime.

  • None

    Performing & Visual Arts Colleges

    For students who want to pursue a career in the visual or performing arts, finding a school that nurtures their passions is essential. Explore colleges that will help you advance your art.

  • Colleges & Universities

    Colleges & Universities

    Begin your college search with our comprehensive college & university database. Find out which summer programs they offer! College is a big investment. We can help you try before you buy.

  • Boarding Schools

    Boarding Schools

    Ready to combine learning and independence? With more than 400 listings for boarding schools in the U.S. and abroad, we can help you discover a learning community that will spark your success.

  • Private Day Schools

    Private Day Schools

    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.

  • Independent Advisors

    Independent Advisors

    Choosing the right school, college or program can be overwhelming. A local independent advisor can help you navigate these important decisions. Find the best path for you and your personal goals, with their help.

Advice-Divider

Trending Posts on the TeenLife Blog.

  • Fall Online Learning Programs

    The nation got a taste of online learning when schools and universities closed for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Now, it seems like it is here to stay with students and parents are learning how to adapt. These fall online learning programs offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual program that would otherwise need to be taken in person. These programs can range from two weeks to 10 months and cover a wide range of topics. Check back as we continue to add more! Categories: Academic, STEM Session Date: Varies Our award-winning STEM programs are ...

  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts: Kathryn Fugazy, Acting Student Testimonial

    I had never thought of attending school abroad until I walked into the LIPA audition at the New York City Unifieds. The candour and general vibes of my auditioner and the open conversations I had with the alumni, who was able to fill me in on everything I needed to know, made me feel immediately comfortable. I went from wanting to study near my home in New York to wanting to spread my wings and head to the UK. Although I was lucky enough to be offered a place at many highly rated acting programs in the US and elsewhere, ...

  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Acting Student Testimonial

    I auditioned for both acting and musical theatre programs at over thirty schools, mostly American. It all came down to where I would find the most well rounded and inclusive program. I wanted a conservatory that allowed me to learn as much as I could from as many different acting techniques as possible, and LIPA stood out. I ultimately decided that although I want to pursue musical theatre, LIPA’s Acting degree would give me the acting foundation necessary to stand out. I chose a program where I knew I would be challenged every day and where I could work on ...

  • University of Hartford, the Hartt School Student Testimonial

    I auditioned the day before a huge snowstorm in New England, so the day was crazy, and I didn’t feel like I was able to really experience campus. After my acceptance letter came, I decided to shadow a lesson with my future voice teacher, as well as observe a vocal seminar and vocal literature class. I felt so welcomed, not only by the students, but by the professors too! They answered all of my questions, told me all the best study spots, and, most importantly, made me feel so excited for the fall! That one day really helped solidify my ...

Publications-Divider

Check Out TeenLife's Digital Publications.