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Off Campus Opportunities

Updated 2/2


See below for student opportunities off-campus. Below you will find links to college campus visits, internships, summer opportunities, and more. Please check back regularly for updates. Also, you can go to the website of just about any University and see if they offer summer programs not listed below.
Bentley University has put together a wonderful resource to help students begin their college search.
It’s a collection of tips and advice from experts in their Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Assistance, aimed at making your students’ college searches a little easier. The insightful, easy-to-understand content breaks down the entire college search journey, from building a list of target schools to the final things to consider before saying yes.https://www.bentley.edu/undergraduate/school-counselors-resources
1/9 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project APYLP
The annual Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) conference provides a select group of 50 Asian and Pacific Islander seniors and juniors from public, private and charter high schools throughout California with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process, community leadership, and political activism.
This year, the APYLP conference will be held both virtually and in-person. The three virtual conference days are on March 30, March 31, and April 2; while the one in-person conference day will be on Saturday, April 1, in Sacramento, CA. All conference costs are covered for accepted applicants. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 31, 2023, no exceptions. 
2023 Leadership Conference
DATE: March 30 to April 2, 2023
LOCATION:  Via Zoom and one day in Sacramento, CA 
12/12 Badger Precollege Summer Programs enrolling now.
10/25 Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM programs 2023 The early application period for our competitive admissions summer research programs is now in progress. Many of our successful past applicants have come from top-ranked schools such as yours. (see below and attached). Now is a great time for students to begin planning for strength-building summers. Programs for Summer 2023 focus on a variety of advanced and cutting-edge topics. Please see details below.
California Conservation Corps. Get Paid while you train and earn scholarships. Open to individuals 18-25 years of age. See pdf below.
Cal State Los Angeles Early Entrance Program is for high school students who must be under the age of 16 by June 1st of the year in which they apply. EEP students, upon graduating from high school, pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students at Cal State LA. The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at this University. To find out more about the EEP please visit our website at https://www.calstatela.edu/academic/eep  Please also feel free to contact the EEP office at 323-343-2287 or by e-mail at [email protected]
11/17 Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus! We invite you to learn more about our programs and how they can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options. Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Programs begin in July 2023. 
Our application opens on December 1, but you and your students can register for our upcoming virtual Discover Sessions now! You'll have an opportunity to hear from our academic Program Directors as well as our Student Affairs staff. Please consider joining us by registering HERE! https://apply-precollege.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/portal/cmuprecollegeinfo
Coalition for Responsible Community Development. Paid Internship $15 hour. Are you between the ages of 14-24 and part of a low-income household? Gain 120 hours of meaningful and paid work experience in a professional setting. See CRCD youth at Work Flyer below. 
12/12 Colorado School of Mines' Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program 
The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) program is an engineering, science and technology program designed for rising juniors and seniors who are from underrepresented populations, including ethnic/racial minorities, women and prospective first-generation college students as well as students with demonstrated financial need. 
SUMMET combines non-accredited coursework, hands-on projects, industry tours, team-building activities and social events. SUMMET provides exposure to the lifestyle, opportunities and challenges of college and is designed to help build skills and experiences for a smooth transition from high school to college. SUMMET is a one-week residential program, allowing participants to live on campus for the duration of the program, experience life as a college student and participate in STEM-related curriculum instruction.
This program is available at no cost to participants with the exception of a $50 confirmation fee for students accepted into the program. Transportation to and from the program is not included in the cost and is currently the responsibility of participants. For more information, check out the SUMMET website. 
SUMMET Session Dates
June 4 - June 9, 2023: Session I
June 11 – June 16, 2023: Session II
June 25 – June 30, 2023: Session III
Students can submit their application by visiting the link below by 11:59 P.M. MST on February 1, 2023.
1/19 Columbia University's Pre-College Programs
Through our Immersion program, students in grades 9-12 have an opportunity to try their hand at over 90 subjects normally reserved for college. For example: Constitutional Law, Investment Portfolio Management, Introduction to Material Science and Nanotechnology, and Introduction to Architectural Design and Theory, to name a few. By getting a taste of these subjects while in high school, students can save time and energy by honing their college interests at a young age.
You will see that we offer both online and in-person options. For more detailed information, please visit  Summer Immersion: Online to learn about online study options and for on-campus study, please visit Summer Immersion: New York City. The early registration deadline is February 3. 
We will also be hosting information sessions featuring several of our Ambassadors on January 26 at 8PM ET and February 2 at 8PM ET. 
Finally, please pass along this code to waive the $80 application fee as a token of our appreciation to your students: HSIM220
See pdf below for more details and links.
2/2 Cornell Summer Program
Cornell University Precollege Studies Program, which offers rigorous online courses taught by top Cornell faculty.
As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to
•    Get a head start on their college journey while earning 3 to 8 credits
•    Build college study skills during engaging Ivy League classes
•    Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
•    Enhance their college applications with an impressive Cornell transcript
•    Have fun connecting with diverse students from around the world
Students choose from dozens of three- and six-week online undergraduate Cornell courses in the arts, business and hospitality, international relations, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and more. More courses will be added in the coming months.
Courses are offered between May 30 and August 1, 2023. Limited financial aid is available.
The application is open now! We encourage students to apply as soon as possible because most of our courses fill before the deadline, May or June depending on the session.
1/20 Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program - Sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric Society
Basic program parameters:
•    Medical Mentor/Internship Program: Participants will EITHER attend daily online sessions with presentations/interactive sessions from a variety of general pediatricians, specialists including surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, infectious disease, ophthalmologists, radiologists, child life, therapists, (i.e., physical, speech, occupational, or cognitive) OR apply and be accepted to attend an in-person program (in-person programs subject to change) 
•    If selected to attend an in-person program, participants are responsible for their own transportation.
•    This program is ONLY open to qualified students from Los Angeles and its adjacent counties. 
•    For In-person programs only: Must confirm that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible and can provide proof of vaccination and any required boosters upon request.
•    Online Session Age & Grade Requirement: Applications are accepted from high school students who are currently in the 11th or 12th grade AND born on or before 7/1/07. 
•    Online Session Times/Dates: Session 1: July 10-20, 2023 Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                                   Session 2: July 24-August 3, 2023 Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
•    In-Person Program Dates and Times and Age Requirements– will vary by facilities. Please see Facility Address & Requirement List
•    Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at midnight
• Applicant Notification: All students will be notified if accepted or not VIA EMAIL by Friday April 7, 2023. (If a student has not received an email by the notification deadline, please have them send an inquiry email to [email protected]
•    No Fee: There is NO FEE required to participate. 
All information can be found on the following website http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer

8/19 Learning Centers at Fairplex CTEC’s mission is to offer no-cost career and technical education courses to high school students to help prepare them for real-world careers through hands-on teaching and learning. In partnership with the San Antonio Regional Occupational Program (SAROP), classes are offered for credit. CTEC courses are open to all students – whether they are thinking about pursuing a technical career, have a general interest in new learning opportunities, or are in need of additional credits for graduation.
During the fall term, CTEC will offer multiple course levels in three pathways: Automotive, Agriculture and Welding. Attached is a flier with the course schedule. To review the course schedule online, click here. 
To register for a CTEC course students can visit our website at www.fairplex.com/ctec or click here. You can also see the pdf below. For any questions, please feel free to email me or call at 909-865-4207. 

1/5/23 MIT - MITES MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, and Science

MITES (formerly OEOP) provides transformative experiences that bolster confidence, create lifelong community, and build an exciting, challenging foundation in STEM for highly motivated 7th–12th grade students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Catalyzing change in STEM, our goal is to advance equity and access through hands-on programs that are free of cost to participants and their families.
We create new pathways for our students; help them develop the skills they need and a sense of belonging in the STEM fields; and empower them to use their knowledge to address urgent issues facing their communities and the world at large. Together, all of us at MITES—our staff, our instructors, and our scholars—live MIT’s mission to make the world a better place, for everyone. See the flyer below for information on 3 different programs offered by MIT.


1/30 Northwestern University's National High School Institute, commonly known as the "Cherubs" program.

We wanted to let you know that we are still accepting applications for our 2023 Theatre Arts Institute, and we hope that you have students who may be interested applying to this incredible summer program. The application will only be open for a few more weeks, until March 10th, and so we’re spreading the word to help ensure every interested student is able to apply in time. We offer generous financial aid packages available to students that demonstrate a need, and we hope that cost does not deter any student from applying.

More information can be found at our website as well: https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/


1/13 Princeton Prize in Race Relations 

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.
Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University where they will meet and engage with other Prize recipients from across the country.
Deadline 1/31

PSAT/NMSQT Did you know that PSAT/NMSQT results can help you save time studying for the SAT? When you sign up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy and link your College Board account, we’ll create a practice plan just for you that will keep you focused on the areas you need to study most.    https://learn.khanacademy.org/sat-kickoff-week/?utm_source=cbemail-01763-084-edu-signup&utm_medium=cb418-email&utm_campaign=educator&SFMC_cid=EM262308-&rid=71366279

2/2 Psi Chi's, the International Honor Society at UC Riverside
Third Annual Psychology Winter Camp (PWC)  occurring online through Zoom, Saturday and Sunday, February 18th - 19th, 2023, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PT). The Psychology Winter Camp (PWC) will consist of various activities such as an undergraduate student panel, activities with Camp Leader(s) and other Camp Attendees, and a UCR psychology professor's Keynote Speech, allowing attendees numerous opportunities to interact with UCR undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members, and have their inquiries regarding higher education answered; ultimately, we hope that attendees are inspired to pursue higher education and/or leave with an increased interest in psychology overall.
Deadline to RSVP is Monday, February 13th, 2023, at 11:59 PM (PT).  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2yjODcyzzUcRBbLpG1yQr12FKPGzpm4kXvBBCKKo0GxgBLQ/viewform
San Gabriel Valley ROP will host College and Career workshops. These workshops are open to all students. Please see flyer below.
1/30 Tufts Pre-College Program - Summer Program Applications now open.

University of California (UC) List of all k-12 UC programs

1/30 UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute
The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as an artistic practice, teaching them techniques and tools to develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative vision. No previous game-making skills are required. Students with an interest in games and visual arts will find the curriculum especially rewarding–and those who complete the two-week program receive 4 units of college credit!
This summer we’re featuring two sessions of the program: an online, virtual classroom version, as well as an in-person, residential program on campus at UCLA. The two sessions offer nearly identical instruction and game design projects—but now you can choose between an online or an on-campus experience! The dates for Summer 2023:
•    Session A (online, virtual classroom): July 10, 2023 – July 21, 2023
•    Session B (in-person, residential): July 23, 2023 – August 5, 2023
The Summer Institute program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome students of all cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities.
Registration starts February 15 at the UCLA Summer Sessions website. Spaces in both programs are limited—and they tend to fill up pretty fast. So if you’re interested in learning all about game design this summer, please visit that site soon–and please read on to learn more about what makes the UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute so special!
Registration starts 2/15
11/14 USC Summer Programs Join us for an academically rigorous, socially packed 4-week summer experience. Whether you are interested in discovering some common and unusual aspects of the brain in everyday life and under abnormal circumstances or developing a character from a short story to put into a college portfolio, USC Summer Programs allows you to take intellectual risks, hone your skills, discover your passions, and kick start your college experience! 
1/11 Walnut Valley Water District Media Contest
• Theme: Be a Water Saving Hero
• Share your innovative ways and tips to save or reuse water with your community.
• One entry per student• All entries must be submitted online at www.wvwd.com/media-contest
NO LATER THAN Monday, March 6, 2023.
See pdf below.
1/24 Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement

The Bassett Award for Community Engagement for high school juniors. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023Recipients of the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement will demonstrate a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues that might include, but need not be limited to, race and racism. Students with non-traditional leadership experiences or significant work experiences are also encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the Yale Bassett Award, interested students in the Class of 2024 should submit an application that will include an account of their relevant experiences and aspirations, academic record, extracurricular commitments and leadership positions. Students will also be asked to identify a teacher, mentor, coach, religious leader, community-based non-profit leader, or community member who can provide them a letter of recommendation. 

Please forward this URL those juniors who may be interested in applying: ritm.yale.edu/yale-bassett-award-community-engagement-application 

Yale faculty affiliated with the Center will select and notify winners later this spring.

1/30 West Point Admissions
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS - APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS FEBRUARY 1st - The West Point Summer Leader Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. 
At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. 
10/5 Yale Young Global Scholars We are excited to announce that our 2023 application is officially open. Here's some additional information...
Join Yale Young Global Scholars, where you can attend a two-week summer program that facilitates discussions on cutting-edge topics in academia. Choose a session based on your academic interest, and meet like-minded students from around the world. YYGS offers sessions in the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and a cross-disciplinary track that incorporates all of the above.
Here's what you need to know:
•    Students meet peers from over 150 countries and join classroom discussions where participants offer diverse, global perspectives.
•    YYGS provides over $3 Million USD in need-based financial aid and scholarships, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
•    Receive an application fee discount by applying before the Early Action deadline. If the fee poses a financial burden, students can submit a fee waiver to reduce their application fee to $0 USD.
YYGS plans to host residential sessions for June & July 2023, and we are working closely with our colleagues across Yale to plan for the summer. We will provide timely updates regarding 2023 session offerings and more on our COVID Updates webpage, as well as during our webinars and info. sessions.
YYGS Application: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-to-apply
Application Deadline: 10 January 2023 @ 11:59pm EST
7/7 Young Kim for Congress campaign internship program is a great opportunity for students to learn about the political process and get experience working on one of the top congressional races in the country! We offer leadership and mentorship opportunities, while providing a chance for students to interact with like-minded and motivated peers. We also offer a letter of recommendation from the Congresswoman upon completion of 120 hours. The internship lasts from now until November 8th , so there is still plenty of time to get involved and accrue those hours! We offer remote and in-person positions, and we can help with service hours or internship credit. This internship is a great addition to any college application. See pdf below
11/1 Military Service Academy Information If you are interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies (U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Coast Guard Academies) please contact the Representative Kim