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Teen Ink Summer Program and Camp Guide for Teens


Language Programs

Our list of summer camps and programs focusing on language has something for every teenager. Interested in practicing your language in another country, meeting students from around the world, or visiting new areas of the United States? Be sure to browse the collection of camps for that perfect location. Subjects covered include gaining leadership skills, applying language to performing arts, writing, marine science, and much more. There are even programs specifically for girls. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.

 

World Horizons International(opens in a new window)

Summer travel for teens includes community service, language and cultural immersion. Project locations: Iceland, Fiji, Costa Rica, Canada, Dominica, Maine, Utah, Hawaii.

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LITA(opens in a new window)

LITA is a unique language immersion summer program for teens that offers a personal and small group approach to exploring Spain. LITA programs focus around a homestay and explorations off the beaten path.

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Lifeworks International(opens in a new window)

Incredible community service adventure travel programs in the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos. Teens actively participate in promoting positive change.

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Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

Teens learn in a friendly and structured summer camp and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute(opens in a new window)

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues at summer camp! Teens empower themselves with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Northeastern’s Summer Programs for teens include credit and noncredit summer camp options designed to prepare rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of college.

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Great Summers(opens in a new window)

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding summer programs and teen camps for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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YUGA Leadership Camp(opens in a new window)

Attend YUGA Leadership Camp and meet teens from across the country and around the world who are interested in global issues such as poverty, HIV and AIDS, climate change and child exploitation.

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University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

This college-preparatory summer camp engages teens in the most rigorous and rewarding study of their lives.

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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover(opens in a new window)

Phillips Academy Summer is the premier summer academic enrichment camp for high school teens, offering over 60 courses within a diverse, rigorous, and supportive day or residential environment.

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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs(opens in a new window)

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar-style summer camp on globalization at Michigan State University. The seminar is designed for talented high school students who have an interest in international affairs.

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Abroad Programs by SPI(opens in a new window)

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life with an SPI summer program!

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Beloit Summer Language(opens in a new window)

If you’re serious about learning a language, come to one of the nation’s finest language summer camp programs, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at beautiful Beloit College in Wisconsin.

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JSA Summer School(opens in a new window)

Held at Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the JSA Summer School camp provides teens with an advanced college curriculum, skills-based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians and other leaders.

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Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

An opportunity for teens to assess their talents, interests, and values. Your summer camp experience will help you clarify your options as you prepare for the college application process.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program(opens in a new window)

Discover GW and DC! Two residential summer program enable teens to explore their academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day camps for grades 9-11.

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Churchill Academy - Westminster(opens in a new window)

Take this opportunity to really experience college life and enhance your leadership skills at Churchill Academy's academic summer camp.

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Global Works Travel(opens in a new window)

Global Works’ summer programs for teens encompass service projects, outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and language immersion in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific.

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Earlham Explore-A-College(opens in a new window)

A college-level summer camp for high-schoolers. Take a class from an Earlham professor and earn 2 college credits. Classes in Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Art and Outdoor Education

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

Summer camp opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for teens ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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