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Summer camps and enrichment programs

Many colleges or universities, as well as other organizations offer summer programs for a variety of interests and age levels. Use the web to see if a local school or organization offers any summer programs for K-12 students.


Resource for summer program opportunities:
Peterson’s Guide to Summer Opportunities External link

U.S. passportAround the world 
Interested in learning about life in another country or culture? Then consider going abroad! Most opportunities are open to those in high school but if you’re younger, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about it. Check out the following resources:

flag Peace Corps External link

United Planet External link

Council on International Education Exchange External link

Rotary International: Youth Exchange

Read “Study Abroad External link


Possibilities are endless!

Girl looking at paintingThere are many other ways to explore your interests, much more than what's covered on this web site. Here are a few more examples, and you can probably think of others!

  • Attend a performance or an athletic event.
  • Visit museums, monuments, or other historical institutions.
  • Talk to people! Your family, friends, teachers, coaches, or mentors might be able to help you.
  • Surf the Internet to see if there are web sites related to your interests.


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Content last reviewed September 22, 2009
Page last updated April 17, 2015