- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Literature, Religious Studies, STEM, Computer Science, History, Biology, Psychology, Arts
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Application Deadline: 03/07/22
- Call: (866) 767-2275
July 10 - 29, 2022
SLAI offers 3-week, residential pre-college programs for rising juniors and seniors at a top ten liberal arts college. Our Summer of 2022 programs will be announced soon. In 2021, we offered programs with the following topics: Applied Sustainability, Art, Computer Science, Global Pandemics, and Humanities.
The Summer Liberal Arts Institute (SLAI) is a summer learning community built for high school students to explore the liberal arts at a small, top 10, private, residential liberal arts college. Through SLAI, summer Carls will discover dedicated faculty, supportive peers, a word-class educational environment, and the flexibility to chart their own path through engaging activities and college-level academics.
Summer opportunities range from course offerings that explore the Arts and Humanities to those investigating the Social and Natural Sciences. Each course is designed to give students exposure to three topic areas, unified under one theme, and a research experience guided by the #1 ranked faculty in the nation.
During the three-week program, students will learn about college life and earn college credit while having the opportunity to work on a collaborative research project with peers and Carleton College faculty members. At the end of their three-week program, students will have the opportunity to present their research in traditional and multimedia formats.
2021 programs (2022 coming soon!):
Local Applied Sustainability
Art in a Changing Landscape; Drawing from Observation
Computer Science: Perceiving and Responding
Humanities: Ways of Knowing, Ways of Power in the Renaissance
Exploring Global Pandemics: Personal, Social, and Political Perspectives
Cost and Session Information
Each student will be required to submit a $75 application fee with their application. This covers the detailed processing and review time invested into our applications.
2022 SLAI Program Cost: $4,300
Need-based scholarships are available! Scholarship students will also have the opportunity to waive their application fee.