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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.


Global Leadership Adventures

GLA offers volunteer programs for teens in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Participants explore historic and natural sites, learn the local language and history, and serve the community through volunteer efforts.

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Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute

Directly observe and research whales, dolphins, porpoise, puffins, seals in their natural habitat. College credit for writing and art programs. Based on beautiful Grand Manan Island between Maine & Nova Scotia.

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Phillips Academy Summer Session, Andover

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

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Abroad Programs by SPI

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!

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Duke University Youth Programs

Summer enrichment opportunities for students in grades 9-11. Creative writing, performing arts, leadership/service learning, and college selection/admissions. Study with professionals and published writers.

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp

Campers (ages 9-16) freely explore the performing and creative arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment with professional artists and instructors.

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LITA

LITA is a unique language immersion program 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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Northwestern University College Prep Program

Experience college life, pursue new academic challenges and earn college credit. Take a two-week seminar or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses.

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Georgetown University: Summer Programs for High School Students

Explore an array of exciting subjects for high school students at Georgetown University this summer. Space is limited; apply today to secure your spot.

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World Horizons International

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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Earlham Explore-A-College

A college-level summer program 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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Global Scholar Summer in International Affairs

Ahead of the Curve is a new two-week seminar 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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AIDemocracy Global Scholar

An intensive academic enrichment program offering rising juniors and seniors college-level coursework in international affairs and leadership training in Washington DC.

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Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment

JKCP offers an innovative lineup of programs that include instruction by professionals in tennis, business leadership, science, computers, fitness, cooking, the performing arts, engineering and more.

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JSA Summer School

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

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UVM/GIV Engineering Institute

Start solving the world’s sustainability issues now! Empower yourself with knowledge through fun hands-on engineering projects and tours.

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Yale Summer

We seek exceptionally promising students of all backgrounds and educate them to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest.

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Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships

Welcome to Summer Discovery Pre-College Programs, the world's finest and most popular teen summer high school enrichment, internship, and middle-school enrichment programs.

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Great Summers

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

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Beloit Summer Language

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

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Global Works Travel

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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YUGA Leadership Camp

Attend YUGA Leadership Camp and meet youth 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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Hawaii Wilderness Adventure School

Ready for adventure? With a focus on education, culture, service and leadership, earn high school credit while enjoying the best of Hawaii’s outdoors.

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Community Service Worldwide: VISIONS Service Adventures

Since 1989, VISIONS has set the standard for community service programs for teens. Build schools and homes, help children and elders. Live with other teens in a neighborhood of our host community; be more than a tourist.

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs

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

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UMass Amherst Summer College

A Pre-college program for qualified high school students. Two week or six week course intensives and research opportunities, the end of June through early August.

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Portsmouth Abbey

Students learn in a friendly and structured style of life and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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Lifeworks International

Incredible community service adventure 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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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program

Discover GW and DC! Two residential programs enable you to explore your academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day mini courses for grades 9-11.

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University of Chicago Summer

This college-preparatory program engages you in the most rigorous and rewarding study of your life.

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Northeastern University Summer Programs

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

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Tufts Summer Study

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

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Travel for Teens

Travel for Teens offers community service, language immersion, photography, and cultural immersion trips to Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and Australia for students 13 to 18 years old.

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Middlebury Monterey Language Academy

Dramatically improve your language learning this summer in the U.S. or Abroad with the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. Students 8th-12th grade are fully immersed in their chosen language and see improved learning in just four weeks.

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Emma Willard's Spanish Immersion

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Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language this summer at Emma Willard School! Our boarding and learning program designed for girls entering grades 7-11 helps improve Spanish language skills.

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Churchill Academy - Westminster

Take this opportunity to really experience college life and enhance your leadership skills.

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