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9 Fantastic Summer Programs for Teens

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9 Fantastic Summer Programs for Teens

Sol Abroad High School Summer Students

There’s still time to fill up your teen’s summer with a great high school summer program! Maybe your teen wants to learn a language, study abroad, earn college credit, or engage in sports or the arts. The variety and types of summer programs for teens are endless. Plus, there's still time to enroll in one or several teen summer programs or camps. Just consider your teen's interests, length of stay, location, tuition cost, age parameters, and any number of these fantastic programs!

1. Aspire by API

Aspire by API programs offer high school students opportunities to learn and develop relevant global skills through fun, enriching summer community service and study abroad programs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, available during the summer. Two-week and month-long programs are offered, some for college credit!

2. University of Dallas Summer Programs

This summer marks the 20th anniversary University of Dallas’ high school summer programs in Rome and Irving. A unique experience of informed travel and rigorous study, each program is offered for college credit. Students study the great texts while enjoying cultural and recreational activities in the company of like-minded peers.

3. The Putney School Summer Programs

The Putney School offers in-depth exploration and enrichment in a variety of summer programs, including the visual and performing arts, creative writing, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), or sustainability through their Farm Program. Students have the opportunity to enroll in two half-day studio workshops, afternoon recreational sports activities and evening arts electives. Commuter and international boarding tuitions options are also available.

4. Sol Abroad

Sol Abroad is a premier high school study abroad program that offers affordable study abroad, gap year, and Spanish immersion programs in Oaxaca, Mexico; Heredia and Atenas, Costa Rica; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Granada, Spain for summer, semester, spring break, or winter break. Students live with local families, take Spanish classes, and go on weekend excursions.

5. St. John's College Summer

The Summer Academy at St. Johns is a pre-college, residential program that engages high school students in an authentic, hands-on introduction to the liberal arts. Held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Academy brings rising high school juniors and seniors to campus to read, listen to, observe, and discuss great works from the oeuvre of Western culture. The program is organized in week-long sessions, each designed around a specific theme.

6. Study Programs International (SPI)

SPI Study Abroad offers high school language immersion and leadership summer programs in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, and China. The five essential elements of SPI programs include total language immersion, college credit courses, homestay experience, cultural excursions and activities, and quality on-site leadership and staff.

7. Summer Session at Cardigan Mountain School

Cardigan Summer Session provides the perfect balance between academic enrichment, personal development, and summertime fun during three- and six-week co-ed boarding and day programs for students in grades 3 - 9. They also offer day, overnight, and week-long wilderness adventures.

8. AIFS Summer Advantage

AIFS Summer Advantage is an all-inclusive high school study abroad program that provides students ages 16 - 18 the opportunity to experience university life while earning college credit taking courses in foreign language or liberal arts. Program locations include: San Jose, Costa Rica; London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Granada, Spain.

9. Oxbow Summer Art Camp at The Oxbow School

Oxbow offers a residential art-immersion program for teens. Campers not only develop fine art skills and create personally significant works, but also make life-long friends. Oxbow exposes campers to a high level of instruction in a variety of mediums and gives students the opportunity to design and create their own projects.

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