Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Summer Program Categories

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.

AIDemocracy Global Scholar(opens in a new window)

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

Comments from Participants (6)

Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Beloit Summer Language(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Northeastern University Summer Programs(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

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

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.

Comments from Participants (3)

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

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.

Be the first to comment »

Middlebury Monterey Language Academy(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Tufts Summer Study(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Great Summers(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

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.

Be the first to comment »

Community Service Worldwide: VISIONS Service Adventures(opens in a new window)

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.

Comments from Participants (17)

YUGA Leadership Camp(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Portsmouth Abbey(opens in a new window)

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

Be the first to comment »

Hawaii Wilderness Adventure School(opens in a new window)

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

Be the first to comment »

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.

Comments from Participants (1)

LITA(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

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

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!

Be the first to comment »

Yale Summer(opens in a new window)

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

Comments from Participants (4)

Northwestern University College Prep Program(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Travel for Teens(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Between the Lines(opens in a new window)

An exciting two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program. Improve your writing, make international friends, live in university dorms, and have fun in the UNESCO city of literature, Iowa City.

Be the first to comment »

Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

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

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

Comments from Participants (2)

Global Leadership Adventures(opens in a new window)

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.

Comments from Participants (15)

Lifeworks International(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

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

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

Be the first to comment »

Emma Willard's Spanish Immersion(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

UMass Amherst Summer College(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

University of Chicago Summer(opens in a new window)

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

Comments from Participants (1)

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

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.

Be the first to comment »

JSA Summer School(opens in a new window)

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.

Be the first to comment »

Churchill Academy - Westminster(opens in a new window)

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

Be the first to comment »

Duke University Youth Programs(opens in a new window)

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.

Comments from Participants (1)

Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp(opens in a new window)

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

Comments from Participants (8)

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!

Comments from Participants (8)

Georgetown University: Summer Programs for High School Students(opens in a new window)

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

Be the first to comment »

Back to Top Back to top

Site Feedback