These are not school-sponsored activities and the Madison Metropolitan School District does not approve, support, supervise, or endorse these programs/activities. If your program is listed below and you would like it updated or removed, please contact Amy Schwab.


WISCONSIN OPPORTUNITIES

 4-H Gateway Academy

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During the week, campers will work together in a fun, exciting environment using leading-edge technologies to sample such disciplines as robotics, aeronautics and computer design.  A field trip to a manufacturing company in the area will compliment the tech activities.
Website:  http://4h.uwex.edu/set/engineering_gateway.cfm
Phone: 608-265-2949
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Incoming 6th-8th grade

 ACT Prep Plus

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The ACT Prep Plus course consists of seven sessions that focus on all four ACT subject areas. Because our curriculum uses actual ACT test problems, students gain a distinct competitive edge on test day. For those students choosing to take the writing test, we include preparation during the reading session.
Website:  http://www.actprepplus.com
Contact: http://www.actprepplus.com/contact.htm
Time of Year: School year

 Aldo Leopold Center: Nature Discovery Camps

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Our Summer Nature Discovery Camps provide outdoor adventure and hands-on nature activities that encourage children ages 2-12 to experience the great outdoors throughout the summer. From Living Like Laura Ingalls to Muckin' in the Marsh, Weird Science, and Youth Volunteer there's something for everyone!
Website: http://naturenet.com/alnc/summcamp.html
Phone: 608-221-0404
Email: http://naturenet.com/alnc/contact_alnc/
Scholarships: Call or email for details
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 2-13+

 Badger Bots

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BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation’s mission is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Dane County by engaging students in exciting hands-on, mentor-based programs that BUILD self-confidence, DEVELOP communication and leadership skills, CREATE opportunities to explore STEM so students will SUCCEED in the 21st century.  If you are interested in robotics, this camp is for you!
Website: http://www.badgerbots.org/
Phone: 608-831-6479
Email: camps@badgerbots.org
Scholarships:
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: Grades K-12

 Camp Hero

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Girls get to explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by real Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and Dispatchers!
Website: http://camphero4girls.org/
Phone: 800-236-2710 x3030
Email: CampHERO@charter.net
Scholarships: http://camphero4girls.org/RegisterforCampHERO/Camperships/tabid/734/
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Grades 2-12

 Centro Hispano Empowering Youth Programs

Academic support and gang prevention.
Website: http://micentro.org/
Phone: 608-255-3018
Email:
Scholarships: Programs are free
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: Middle & high school students

 Conserve School: Summer at Lowenwood

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Conserve School is a non-sectarian school aimed at students who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students’ love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
Website:  http://www.conserveschool.org/
Email:  information@ConserveSchool.org
Phone:  715-547-1300
Scholarships: http://www.conserveschool.org/affordability
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: Junior year in high school

 Dane County School Consortium: Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a rigorous statewide elective program for high school juniors and seniors that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning. It’s an opportunity for students to experience a career while still in high school.
Website: http://www.dcsc.org/STC/YAP/
Phone: 608-224-7139
Email: dkraus@dcsc.org
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: 16 - 18+
Note: Some prerequisite courses are required. Please see your school counselor to talk about options.

 Edgewood College: ACT Preparation Program

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This summer, Edgewood College is offering a week-long ACT Preparation Program. This program is intended to provide students the chance to prepare for the ACT exam at a low cost.
Website:  http://www.edgewood.edu/events/actprep.aspx
Phone:  608-663-2294
Email: admissions@edgewood.edu
Scholarships:  There are numerous full and partial scholarships for students who receive free/reduced lunch.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Current 10th and 11th graders

 Edgewood College: Youth POWER Academy of Finance

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Participants will learn about economics, personal finance, entrepreneurship, investment analysis, public speaking, small-group dynamics, and computer skills. In addition, Edgewood College admissions and financial aid officers provide tips on financial aid, college entrance requirements, and career choices.  
Website:  http://www.assetbuilders.org/page2.html
Phone:  Richard Entenmann – 663-6332
Email: info@assetbuildes.org
Scholarships:  Free to students who receive free/reduced lunch
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 7th-10th grade

 EXpanDing YouR HoriZoNs

Expanding Your Horizons

Are you a girl in 6-8th grade who likes games and puzzles, computers, or working with your hands? Are you interested in nature, the environment, or health?  Do you wonder about the stars above you or the earth beneath your feet?  Do you enjoy math and science? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, keep reading for more information.
Website:  http://www.eyh.wisc.edu
Phone:  262-1412
Scholarships: Scholarships are available.
Time of Year: One day conference during the school year
Age Range: Girls from 6th-8th grade

 Global Academy

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The Global Academy is a educational consortium providing accelerated, advanced, career focused coursework to students from throughout the consortium. In the fall of 2010 the Academy launched with its offering of the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences. Students attend their home school for at least half of the day and remain affiliated with their home school in terms of extra-curricular activities and athletics.
Website: http://www.theglobalacademy.net/
Phone: 608-663-6379
Email: information@theglobalacademy.net
Time of Year: School Year
Age Range: High School Students

 Job Corps

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Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
Website: http://www.jobcorps.gov/
Phone: 414-469-0078
Email: national_office@jobcorps.gov
Scholarships: This program is FREE for those who meet the low-income qualifications.
Time of Year: School year & Summer
Age Range: 16-24

 Madison College: Learning to Learn Camp

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This camp is for recent high school graduates enrolling at MATC for the fall and looking for new tools to use in setting and achieving their academic and personal goals.  Students are given a chance to explore the MATC Truax campus and meet with staff.  Learning to Learn Camp is part of the College Success course-earn 3 college credits that help you make the most of college. 
Website:  http://matcmadison.edu/learning-learn-camp
Phone:  608-258-2461
Email:  Lbeardsley@matcmadison.edu
Time of Year: Summer & fall
Age Range: 18+ students enrolling at MATC in the fall

 Madison College: Summer Courses for Teens

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Interested in Movie Making, Biofuels, Tissue Making, Game Design, Healthcare, Animation, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Learning Hindi? Madison College has introductory courses on various topics.
Website: http://madisoncollege.edu/teen-summer-courses
Time of Year: Summer

 

 Madison Health Careers Summer Camp

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Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The total cost for you is the camp confirmation fee of either $40.00 or $75.00 depending on the camp you plan to attend.
Website:  http://wisc-ahec.typepad.com/madison_camp/
Phone:  608-663-1688
Email:  kballswahec@onecommail.com
Scholarships:  Available upon request
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12

 Madison Metropolitan School District: Summer Gateway to Engineering

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The academy is specifically designed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers—Education Foundation, Project Lead the Way to help middle school students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. For those students entering high school, now is the ideal time to start on the path toward a profession in technical careers.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/engineeringcamps3/home
Phone: 608-663-5265
Email: mtokheim@madison.k12.wi.us
Scholarship: Information on application
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-9th Grade

 Madison Metropolitan School District: Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Youth Apprenticeship is a rigorous one or two-year program that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning for high school students. Hands-on-learning at the job site is combined with classroom instruction to help students make the connection between school and the world of work. Some programs include Architecture, Automotive Technician, Biotechnology, Finance, Health Services, Info Technology, Manufacturing, Printing & Graphic Arts, Production Agriculture, Tourism, and Welding.
Website: https://cte.madison.k12.wi.us/YAP
Phone: 608-663-5265
Email: slstuessy@madison.k12.wi.us
Scholarships: This program is FREE
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: Junior or senior in high school
Note: Some prerequisite courses are required. Please see your school counselor to talk about options.

 Marquette University: Summer Reading Skills Programs

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Students in these programs double reading speed, improve comprehension, and learn a step-by-step approach to reading, studying, and taking notes in fiction and non-fiction. They also develop the ability to become fully absorbed in books, which makes reading enjoyable and supports the habit of reading for pleasure.
Website:  http://www.marquette.edu/cps/certificate_programs_cp_IRD.shtml
Phone:  800-964-8888
Scholarships:  Call or email for details.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 4-18

 Milwaukee School of Engineering Summer Programs

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Every summer, MSOE helps hundreds of those students explore a world of career opportunities through our summer camps. You can learn how engineering, business or nursing is applied in the real world. And, you experience college life for a week.
Website: http://www.msoe.edu/community/admissions/undergraduate/page/1485/summer-programs
Email: summerprograms@msoe.edu
Phone: 800-332-6763
Scholarships: http://www.msoe.edu/community/admissions/undergraduate/page/1845/summer-programs-scholarships-and-cost
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Incoming Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

 Nehemiah

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Nehemiah is a youth and family service organization providing summer and after school academic programs, youth enrichment programs, and family development services. These programs focus on fostering high self-expectations, academic achievement and economic empowerment among high-risk, low income youth and families.
Website:  http://www.nehemiah.org/
Phone:  608-257-2453
Email:  nehemiah@nehemiah.org
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: All

 Simpson Street Free Press Summer Media Institute

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During the Summer Media Institute, students serve internships at local newspapers and radio and television stations. The program combines these internships with classroom work and in-depth writing assignments. Internships emphasize hands-on, career-related job duties for high school students considering careers in media or journalism. The program’s goal is to foster young journalists who are interested in pursuing media-related careers.
Website: http://www.simpsonstreetfreepress.org/
Phone: 608-223-0489
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: High School Student

 Trees for Tomorrow Natural Resources Careers Workshop

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Students who participate in the Trees For Tomorrow’s Careers in Natural Resources workshop will meet foresters, fisheries and wildlife biologists, water resource specialists, conservation wardens, recreation land managers, and more! Experience real-life field work, and develop outdoor skills. Also learn what various occupations require for education or training, what they pay, and what today's job market is like. College credit is available for juniors and seniors!
Website: http://www.treesfortomorrow.com/index.php/programs/careers-workshop
Phone: 715-479-6456
Email: joe@treesfortomorrow.com
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: High School Students

 Troy Gardens: Youth Grow Local

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A variety of opportunities are available for students interested in gardening, healthy eating, farming, planting, and harvesting.
Website: http://troygardens.org/what-we-do/youth-grow-local
Phone: 608-240-0409
Email: info@troygardens.org
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: Elementary - High School

 Urban League of Greater Madison ACT College Readiness Academy

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Urban League is offering ACT Prep Classes for college-bound students (including 2-yr schools). This program is intended to provide students who are either taking the ACT for the first time, or who want to improve their score.
Website: http://www.ulgm.org/
Phone: 608-729-1200
Scholarships: FREE or Sliding Fee Scale depending on income. Urban League will pay for your ACT registration.
Time of Year: School Year
Age Range: High School Students

 UW-Green Bay: Learning with Legos

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Learning with LEGOs is a two-week residential program for middle school students interested in engineering, mechanics, math and science. Through journaling, report writing and interpretation of assembly instructions, students develop and strengthen written communication, critical reading and problem solving skills. Students applying for the Learning with Legos program should not only enjoy the process of building and creating with their hands, but also want to know the ‘whys’ behind how things work. As a participant, you will build various simple and complex machines using Legos while learning the math and physics behind them. You will document your discoveries through descriptive and process style writing, improving your communications skills.
Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/legos.asp
Phone: 920-465-2671
Email: precollege@uwgb.edu
Scholarships: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/applications.asp
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-8th Grade

 UW-Green Bay: Stars of the Future

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This is a 2-week residential program for aspiring middle school-aged ESL Spanish-speaking students. As a participant, you will learn the technical and creative aspects of television production and will apply these skills to the production of several video clips and public service announcements. Stars of the Future is a bilingual program that stresses cultural pride and identity.
Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/stars.asp
Phone:  920-465-2671
Email: precollege@uwgb.edu
Scholarships: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/applications.asp
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 7th-9th grade

 UW-Green Bay: Young Writers' Workshop

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This workshop is a 2-week residential workshop helping students to develop written communication skills, critical reading skills and creative cognitive development. This workshop is for students who love to write and who want to learn more about writing, who love to draw or illustrate, who love to be involved in producing their own magazine.
Website: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/writers.asp

Phone:
  920-465-2671
Email: precollege@uwgb.edu

Scholarships: http://www.uwgb.edu/trio-precollege/precollege/applications.asp

Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-8th grade

 UW-Madison: Camp Badger

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If you are a student who is interested in science and math and how they relate to engineering or if you like to read science fiction or factual books about science and engineering or if you are curious about what engineering is and what engineers do, check out Camp Badger.
Website:  http://campbadger.engr.wisc.edu/
Phone:  608-262-8219
Email:  campbadger@epd.engr.wisc.edu
Scholarships:  http://campbadger.engr.wisc.edu/costcontacts.lass
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 8th and 9th graders

 UW-Madison: College Access Program

The College Access Program helps high school students prepare for college and identify career goals by learning problem-solving strategies used in science and math, developing college-level writing skills, and exploring recreational and cultural activities on campus. The Academic Skills Development Workshop is designed for first-generation college students or students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Website: http://www.education.wisc.edu/cap/
Phone: 608-265-0844
Scholarship: http://www.education.wisc.edu/cap/downloads2.htm
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 10th-12th Grade

 UW-Madison: Day on Campus

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Day on Campus is a program planned for female high school seniors who have been accepted into the College of Engineering at UW Madison. This program is a great opportunity to introduce young women and their parents to engineering and UW Madison. It is usually held on a Friday and Saturday in Mid-April. Throughout the morning there will be team projects, a campus tour and a class sit-in. In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion (with a freshman, graduate student, co-op/intern student and professor) and a small group discussion about the different disciplines within engineering. On Friday night, those who choose to stay overnight will go out to dinner, do some shopping on State Street, and stay with a SWE member. Saturday morning, there will be a breakfast and evaluations. Day On Campus also helps to encourage women to get involved with SWE when they attend UW Madison in the fall.
Website:  http://www.engr.wisc.edu/studentorgs/swe/programs/DOC.php
Phone:  608-262-3387
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: Female high school seniors who have been accepted to the College of Engineering at UW-Madison

 UW-Madison: Engineering Summer Program

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ESP is a six-week residential summer program that explores career opportunities and prepares students for college. Participants take college-preparatory courses in math, science and engineering. Classes are taught by UW-Madison professors and instructors. Campus facilities are used for instruction. While attending the program, you live in a residence hall on Lake Mendota. Your meals are provided. Program counselors will also live in the residence halls; they supervise students and provide academic and career counseling.
Website: http://studentservices.engr.wisc.edu/diversity/esp/
Phone: 608-263-5367
Email: mpreinhard@engr.wisc.edu
Scholarships: There is no fee to participate in this program.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 11th & 12th grade

 UW-Madison: Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers Camp (ETC)

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The goals of this camp are to give you the opportunity to explore various disciplines within engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial, etc.), meet other women your age with similar interests, and see what life in college is really like.  All girls interested in learning more about engineering, please apply!
Website: http://swe.slc.engr.wisc.edu/programs/ETC.php
Phone:
Email: etccampmadison@gmail.com
Scholarships:
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Girls entering 11th & 12th grade

 UW-Madison: Promoting Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI)

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Today, General Motors engineers use computers to generate a model that, based on the laws of physics, is used to predict how the actual vehicle behaves in a frontal collision. Likewise, scientists investigate global warming by running complex models of the earth’s atmosphere on fast supercomputers. The use of computers will increase in the foreseeable future, and we believe it would be beneficial for our high school friends to get a better understanding of this trend of using computer simulation in Science and Engineering.  Learn more by checking out the website.
Website:  http://outreach.sbel.wisc.edu/ProCSI/Info/ 
Phone:  608-890-0917
Email:  negrut@engr.wisc.edu
Scholarships:  This program is FREE
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 10th-12th graders

 UW-Madison: Youth Entrepreneur Camp

Participants will learn real world business skills: team building, leadership development, financial management, verbal communication, and business etiquette through interactive lessons and exercises. Participants also learn how to successfully negotiate for business materials, set goals, and recognize real business opportunities.
Website: http://sbdc.wisc.edu/specialprograms/yec/
Phone: 608-262-3909
Email: juliewood@wisc.edu
Scholarship: Information is included on website
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 7th-9th grade

 UW-Madison: Youth Programs, Activities & Resources

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This site encompasses almost all of the programs offered by the University. Opportunities include the arts, academics, sports, leadership, world languages, business, nursing, music, accelerated learning programs and more.
Website:  http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/outreach/youth.htm
Phone: 608-262-1156
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range:  4-18+

 UW-Milwaukee: Discovery Programs

UW-Milwaukee: Discovery Programs

Discovery Camps @UWM is an assortment of creative, informative, and exciting camps for college-bound middle and high school students. Topics include Leadership, Sustainability, LGBT+, Mobile Apps, Career Exploration, Choosing a College, Social Justice & Change.
Website: https://sa.uwm.edu/discoverycamps/
Contact:
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: High school students

 UW-Oshkosh: Law Enforcement Career Exploration Camp

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Campers will learn a variety of lessons and skills through structured courses taught by law enforcement professionals. Courses will include classroom instruction and may also be reinforced by scenario-based training and hands-on use of equipment. Some areas covered will be Crime Scene Investigation, Vehicle Contact, Fire Arms, Domestic Violence, Professional Communication, and more.
Website: http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/youth/law-enforcement-camp
Phone: 800-633-1442
Email: conted@uwosh.edu
Scholarships:
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Current high school students (this includes this year's graduates)

 UW-Oshkosh: Science Outreach

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Science Outreach offers summer camp for students in grades 3-8. Three weeks of camp are held in July and August. Sessions include topics on Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Outdoors, Toxicology.
Website: http://www.uwosh.edu/science_outreach/summer-camp
Phone: 920-424-0287
Email: sciout@uwosh.edu
Scholarships: Click on "DPI Scholarship"
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Grades 3-8

 UW-Oshkosh: Women Soar You Soar

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This program is the place for girls in grades 9-12 to meet and interact with women in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields.
Website:  http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/youth/women-soar-you-soar/women-soar-you-soar
Phone:  800-633-1442
Email:  conted@uwosh.edu
Scholarships: Click on "DPI Scholarship"
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Girls in grades 9-12

 UW-Platteville: Forensics Science Camp--Crime Scene to Courtroom

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This will be a one-week camp exploring crime scene investigation, evidence analysis, and the justice system. This program is aimed at introducing twenty-four high school students to potential career options in Criminal Justice, Chemistry, and Political Science.
Website: http://www.uwplatt.edu/cont_ed/ForensicScienceCamp/
Phone: 888-281-9472
Email: http://www.uwplatt.edu/cont_ed/contact/
Scholarships: Call or email for details.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Incoming 10th-12th graders

 UW-Platteville: Pre-College Programs

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UW-Platteville's Pre-College Program seeks to assist diverse students in Wisconsin in exposure to higher education and college readiness.  Examples of programs include Reader’s Theater, Bike-A-Rama, and Leadership and Career Exploration.
Website: http://www.uwplatt.edu/merc/precollege.html
Phone: 608-342-1555
Email:
Scholarships: Click on “Precollege DPI Scholarship Application”
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Middle & High School Students

 UW-Richland: College For Kids

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College For Kids is an educational enrichment program that provides alternative and advanced experiences for children identified by their local school as academically or creatively talented.
Website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/ce/summer.asp
Phone: 608 647-6186
Email: rlnce@uwc.edu
Scholarships: Call or email for details.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 4th-6th Grade

 UW-Richland: Middle School University

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Middle School "U" is a fast-paced, hands-on, week-long enrichment experience geared toward academically motivated and creatively talented students entering grades six, seven, or eight in the fall of 2008. Applicants must be alumni of our College for Kids Program or be nominated by their middle school teacher or counselor.
Website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/ce/summer.asp
Phone: 608 647-6186
Email: rlnce@uwc.edu
Scholarships: Call or email for details.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-8th Grade

 UW-Richland: Precollege Program

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The Precollege Program is a youth development program designed to build academic, leadership, and college readiness. Students apply for admittance to the program during the spring of their 6th grade years. Full scholarships to cover the costs of tuition and fees are available to students who are of the first generation of their family to attend/complete college and whose families meet certain income requirements. Partial scholarships are available to students who meet one of the criteria above.
Website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/ce/summer.asp
Phone: 608 647-6186
Email: rlnce@uwc.edu
Scholarships: Call or email for details.
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 7th-12th Grade

 UW-Stevens Point: Precollege Summer Programs

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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is offering a variety of courses for middle school and high school students. Some of the courses listed include:  English for College (for non-native English Speakers), Exploring Your Talents, Music Session, Studio Art Session, and TV/Film Production Camp.
Website:  http://www.uwsp.edu/dca/Pages/Precollege.aspx
Phone:  715-346-3829
Email:  Muticultural.Affairs@uwsp.edu
Scholarships:  Scholarship link on page
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 7th-12th grade

 UW-Superior: YouthSummer Pre-College Program

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YouthSummer is a fun, hands-on way to explore and enhance your understanding and appreciation of your future for college preparation and/or in specific academic subject areas. Connect with people of similar interests and ideas as you explore and come to understand what life as a college student is like.
Website:  http://www.uwsuper.edu/oma/summercamps/youthsummer.cfm 
Phone:  715-394-8084
Email:  oma@uwsuper.edu
Scholarships: 
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: High school students

 UW-Whitewater Camps

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A variety of camp opportunities are available to youth in middle school and in high school. Camps include Athletic, Music, Fine Arts, Forensics, Journalism, College Prep, Theatre, and Technology to name a few.
Website:  http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/camps/
Phone:  262-472-3165
Email:  cesevents@uww.edu
Scholarships:  See individual camp for information
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Middle school & high school

 Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY)

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WCATY offers school year and summer opportunities to gifted students. Courses may explore topics such as Space, Japanese, Physics, Chemistry, Paleontology, Mythology, Journalism, Robotics, Forensic Science, Ecology, Acting, and many more.
Website: http://www.wcaty.org/
Phone: 608-890-3260
Email: wcaty@education.wisc.edu
Scholarship: Click "Financial" under each course for details
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: Completing 4th-12th Grade

 Wisconsin Youth Company

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Wisconsin Youth Company offers a variety of school year and summer programs and activities for youth and their families. After School, Wander Wisconsin, Generation Tours, Celebrating Youth, Immersion Camp, World Language, and Middle School U are the programs available.
Website:  http://www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/ 
Phone:  800-238-1174
Email:  info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: pre-Kindergarten-18

 YMCA of Dane County

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The YMCA offers something for everyone. Many different YMCA Programs are offered throughout the year. Program descriptions, schedules and fees are available in the program guides. Some programs are only offered at certain times of the year, check the program guide for dates and times.
Website: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/
2011 Program Guide: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/programguide/programs.asp
Phone:  East YMCA: 608-221-1571
West YMCA: 608-276-6606
Northeast YMCA: 608-837-8221
Email: email@ymcadanecounty.org
Scholarships:  http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/join/scholarship.asp



OUT-OF-STATE & INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 Alexander Muss High School in Israel

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Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) has been synonymous with experiential academics, outdoors fun and challenges, where Israel itself is your classroom. The only non-denominational, English language, eight-week, academic program for high school juniors and seniors, AMHSI offers students a chance to discover Israel and its people, learn its history in a unique, hands-on way, and have a life-changing experience while connecting with their own heritage.
Website: http://www.amhsi.org/
Phone: 800-327-5980
Email: info@amhsi.org
Scholarships: http://www.amhsi.org/financialaid
Time of Year: School Year
Age Range: Juniors and seniors in high school

 American Field Studies Intercultural Programs

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AFS Intercultural Programs is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that has been a leader in high school student exchange for 60 years.  AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership, homestays, and language study. AFS-USA has year, semester, and summer programs abroad for high school students and special programs specifically tailored for high school graduates and older individuals.
Website:  http://www.afsusa.org/
Phone:  800-AFS-INFO
Email:  afsinfo@afs.org
Scholarships:  http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
Time of year: School year & summer
Age Range: 15-18+

 Architecture Discovery Program

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The Architecture Discovery Program is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for students between their junior and senior year of high school. Design studio, the heart of the program, focuses on how creativity and discovery can foster passion and compassion in design. You will also learn how sustainability and the importance of the environment are shaping the practice of architecture. If you are interested in architecture and the environment, this program is for you. Upon successful completion, students will earn 2 college credits.
Website: http://www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/summer/adp
Phone: 314-935-4643
Email: lee@samfox.wustl.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 12th Grade

 Ayusa

Ayusa logo Study abroad with Ayusa and you will have the chance to completely immerse yourself in another culture. You will have the opportunity to discover a new country, become more independent, improve your language skills, and make life-long friends. As a high school study abroad student, you can choose from over 40 study abroad programs in 16 different countries, varying in length from a summer program to an academic year.
Website: http://www.ayusa.org/students
Phone: 800-579-1709
Email: studyabroadinfo@ayusa.org
Scholarships:
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: High School Students

 Barnard College Precollege Programs

Barnard College Barnard offers a variety of summer programs including the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, Summer Science Seminars, Entrepreneurs-In-Training for young women, and Liberal Arts Intensive.
Website: http://barnard.edu/precollege
Phone: 212-854-8866
Email: pcp@barnard.edu
Scholarships: http://barnard.edu/summer/tuitionfeescholarship
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Students entering 11th and 12th grade

 British American Educational Foundation

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British American Educational Foundation (BAEF) has been providing the opportunity for Americans to study at British boarding schools since 1966. Working closely with each candidate and his or her family, the Foundation identifies the most appropriate school, helps secure admission, and provides its scholars with continuing guidance at school and on vacation in Europe.
Website:  http://www.baef.org/
Phone:  201-261-4438
Email: http://www.baef.org/contact.php
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: After completion of freshman year to 18+

 Carleton College Summer Programs

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Carleton currently offers 3 programs to high school students. The Liberal Arts Experience introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through a variety of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology. The Science Institute is structured for college-bound high school students who have a desire to learn how different areas of science all link together. The Writing Program offers students the opportunity to complete an independent study and earn college credit. Designed for college-bound high school students with strong reading and writing abilities, the program teaches students how to compose academic papers similar to those they will write in college. Students will complete three academic papers and have the opportunity to earn college credit.
Website: http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/
Phone: 866-767-2275
Email: Liberal Arts Experience: clae@carleton.edu, Science Institute: cssi@carleton.edu, Writing Program: swp@carleton.edu
Scholarships: Liberal Arts Experience is FREE, Scholarships are available for the Science Institute, and Writing Program. Click on "Scholarship Information"
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Current 10th & 11th grade

 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

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This unique program provides 250 full scholarships for American high school students to live with a host family and attend school in Germany for a year. As a Congress-Bundestag student, you'll gain real world views of current affairs and German social, political and economic life. Whether or not you've studied German before, your language skills will soar, giving you the lifelong asset of fluency in a second language.
Website: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org
Phone: 800-TEENAGE
Scholarships: Full scholarships awarded
Time of Year: School Year
Age Range: 15-18

 Cultural Homestay International

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Cultural Homestay International is a non-profit educational exchange program that promotes international understanding, friendship, and goodwill through cultural exchanges. Serving students in over 40 countries, CHI programs include high school abroad and group homestays.
Website: http://www.chinet.org/aypabroad/high-school-abroad.html
Phone: 1-800-395-2726
Email: care@chinet.org
Scholarships: http://www.chinet.org/aypabroad/financing-the-quest.html
Time of Year: School Year
Age Range: High School Students

 Earthwatch Institute

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Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability.
Website: http://www.earthwatch.org/expedition
Phone: 800-776-0188
Email: info@earthwatch.org
Scholarships: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/studentopp/
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: 10-adult

 Forsight Prep @ Oberlin College

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Foresight Prep @ Oberlin offers a rare opportunity for high school students passionate about social justice, climate change and sustainability to develop as transformative leaders. 

Unique amongst pre-college programs, Foresight Prep prioritizes experiential learning that empowers students to take action. By interviewing "real world" leaders, professionals and community activists, and synthesizing their findings into the creation of their own transformative projects, students are equipped with the skills and insights to confront injustice, and create positive change. 


Website: http://foresightprep.org/
Phone: 773-234-9155
Email: flsi@foresightdesign.org
Scholarships: http://foresightprep.org/tuition/
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: High school students

 Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB)

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Global Learning Across Borders exists to educate and inspire new generations of people to become responsible and committed global citizens in their local communities and beyond. We do this through international cultural immersion and community service programs for young adults, global studies professional development programs for educators, and by partnering with schools to help design and implement experiential global curricula and service programs.
Website: http://www.global-lab.org/
Phone: 800-984-4522
Email: info@global-lab.org
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: 17-22

 Gustavus Summer Academic Programs

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Programs range from Public Forum Debate Institute, Young Authors Institute, Theater Audition Boot Camp, Nursing, Spoken Word & Poetry Slam, Coaching and more.
Website: https://gustavus.edu/camps/jrssi/
Phone: 507-933-8000
Email: web@gustavus.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-12th grade

 Iowa Young Writers' Studio

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Every summer, 132 young writers from across the country come together to share their work, practice craft, and improve their writing in Iowa City, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa.
Website: http://iowayoungwritersstudio.org/
Phone: 319-335-4209
Email: iyws@uiowa.edu
Scholarships: http://iowayoungwritersstudio.org/apply/fees-financial-aid/
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Completed 10th-12th grade

 Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

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Our summer programs offer eligible students from all over the country and around the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program.
Website: http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/
Phone: 410-735-6277
Email: ctyinfo@jhu.edu
Scholarships: http://cty.jhu.edu/financial/
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 3rd-12th Grade

 Junior National Young Leaders Conference

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The Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC) offers educational youth leadership conferences and programs for an elite group of outstanding young people from across the country and around the world, whose selection provides them with unmatched enrichment and development opportunities in a distinguished academic environment.
Website: http://www.cylc.org/
Phone: http://www.cylc.org/index_contact.cfm
Email: http://www.cylc.org/index_contact.cfm
Scholarships: Click on “Tuition & Financial Assistance” under each program
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Middle & High School Students

 Loyola University: Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars

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Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars is a program open to high school students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year, enabling them to enroll in undergraduate courses at Loyola University Chicago and earn college credit. Topics may include journalism, biology, museum studies, law, entrepreneurship, study abroad in Rome, etc. Additional extramural activities engage students in on-campus recreation; introduce them to cultural arts, sports, and service-based activities in Chicago; and help them discover what residential life is like at a great urban university.
Website: http://www.luc.edu/summerscholars/
Phone: 312-915-6565
Email: summerscholars@luc.edu
Scholarships: summerscholars@luc.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Completed sophomore or junior year of high school

 Minneapolis College of Art & Design

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MCAD’s Pre-College Program offers students the opportunity to experience life as a college art major in painting, comic art, graphic design, & digital photography. College credit is available.
Website: http://mcad.edu/academic-programs/pre-college/2014-summer-session
Phone: 612-874-3765
Email: info@mcad.edu
Scholarships: http://mcad.edu/admissions/afford/pre-college
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Juniors, Seniors, and Current Grads

 Nacel Open Door

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This unique program, funded by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag, allows graduating high school seniors to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a training or school program, and most importantly, getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company. Participants have been placed in fields as diverse as the arts, architecture, auto mechanics, carpentry, child care, computers, culinary arts, early education, health care, hotel management, international affairs, journalism, and veterinary science, to name a few.
Website:  http://www.nacelopendoor.org
Phone: 800-622-3553
Email: http://www.nacelopendoor.org/contactus.htm
Scholarships: http://nacelopendoor.org/traveling_scholarships.htm
Time of Year: 1 year program
Age Range: 18+

 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

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NSLI for Youth is part of a multi-agency U.S. government initiative to improve Americans’ ability to engage with people from around the world. Language programs include Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin (Chinese), Persian, Russian, and Turkish. If you love languages and learning about new cultures, NSLI-Y may be the perfect program for you. Participants will be responsible for only a small amount of the program cost, as round-trip travel, tuition, cultural activities, room and board, and visas are covered by the scholarship.
Website: http://www.nsliforyouth.org/
Phone: 866-790-2086
Email: nsliy@americancouncils.org
Scholarships: Full scholarships awarded
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 15-18.5

 Oxbridge Academic Programs

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This carefully supervised and structured learning environment extends into the students’ free time: we ensure that our activities program includes the educational alongside the cultural and social; day trips, field trips and guest speakers are planned to complement each other so that students can make the most out of their trip to England, France, or Spain.
Website:  www.oxbridgeprograms.com
Phone:  800-828-8349
Email:  info@oxbridgeprograms.com
Scholarships:  http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/prospective-students/scholarships.php
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 8th-12th grade

 Pratt Pre-College Summer Program

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Each summer, over 400 high school students seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's Pre-College program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical & visual studies, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.
Website: https://www.pratt.edu/academics
Phone:  718-636-3453
Email: preco@pratt.edu
Scholarship Info:
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 10th-12th grade

 QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship

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QuestBridge has partnered with Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, and Yale to offer students a unique opportunity to take college-level courses at a top-tier university while residing in a dormitory with peers from across the country. These scholarships offer outstanding low-income students a special chance to experience life beyond high school and to see first-hand what to expect from attending a selective college.
Website:  http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-college-prep-scholarship
Phone:  888-275-2054
Email:  questions@questbridge.org
Scholarships:  This program is FREE
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Juniors

 Sail Caribbean

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Whether living aboard a 50' yacht or doing ecological research ashore, a Sail Caribbean teen adventure camp is the perfect platform for empowerment and leadership education. In addition to our core curriculum of sailing, diving, marine biology and environmental service, teens master leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making skills that will give them a head start in life.
Website: http://www.sailcaribbean.com/
Phone: 800-321-0994
Email: info@sailcaribbean.com
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 12-18+

 Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

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We offer a five-week course in filmmaking and three-week courses in musical theatre, creative writing, and a three-week program on the literature and history, theatre, and architecture of New York City.
Website: http://www.slc.edu/ce/pre-college/summer/index.html
Phone: 914-395-2693
Email: specialprograms@sarahlawrence.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 10th-12th Grade

 School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Early College Program

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The Early College Program (ECP) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) provides excellence in pre-college, interdisciplinary art, design, and creative writing education by focusing on contemporary practices that develop visual and conceptual skills, facilitate portfolio development for college admissions, expose high school students to SAIC faculty and institutional resources, and offer opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit.
Website: http://www.saic.edu/continuing_studies/high_school/
Phone: 312-629-6170
Email: ECP@saic.edu
Scholarships: http://www.saic.edu/continuing_studies/high_school/summer_institute/index.html#costs
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 9th-12th grade

 SEA

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If you are looking for an educational adventure, you won’t find anything like the SEA Program anywhere in the world. Perhaps you are intrigued that the world is mostly water and you want to know more about how the oceans work. Perhaps you want to understand how we are ONE world, land and sea, connected to our past and to each other. Perhaps you just want to do something very, very exciting and different from what others are doing. If any of these are true, give SEA a look.
Website: http://www.sea.edu/
Phone: 800-552-3633
Email: http://www.sea.edu/about_sea/contact_information
Scholarships: http://www.sea.edu/admissions/financial_aid
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: High school & college students

 StudyAbroad.com

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At StudyAbroad.com students study language, history, culture, and the environment through hands-on experiences that include field work and expeditions, homestay, internships, and service work. Nomadic in nature, our programs provide the opportunity for students to live in each of the primary regions of the host country in order to understand the country as an authentic whole. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten path, life-changing experience where you can discover and pursue your passions, this program is for you.
Website: http://www.studyabroad.com/
Phone: 207-879-1722
Scholarships: http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: High school student

 West Point Summer Leaders Seminar

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This is a week-long immersion in academic, military and social life for those considering West Point. You will explore West Point from all angles, including some intense military training and athletic activities. It’s the best way to gauge the challenges you will encounter as a cadet.
Website: http://admissions.usma.edu/summer_program.html
Phone: 845-938-4041
Email: admissions@usma.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 12th Grade

 Where There Be Dragons

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Where There Be Dragons offers rugged, unique summer and study abroad programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Summer and gap-year semester programs in CHINA, TIBET, THAILAND, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM, INDIA, GUATEMALA, PERU, BOLIVIA, SENEGAL and MOROCCO provide students (15 and up) with authentic introductions to the people, landscapes, and issues of the developing world. Dragons programs are NOT tours; they are remarkable learning adventures that introduce participants to the depth of Asian and Latin culture, philosophy, art and social change. The programs are engaging, interactive sojourns that enable participants to make honest and rewarding connections with the locals through home-stays, service work, internships and meetings with respected leaders, artists, philosophers, and development professionals.
Website: http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/
Email: info@wheretherebedragons.com
Phone: 1-800-982-9203
Skype: where.there.be.dragons
Scholarships: Email for details
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 15-22

 Youth For Understanding

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Youth For Understanding (YFU) is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected international exchange organizations. The YFU exchange program offers young people the adventure of a lifetime--the opportunity to explore other countries and cultures, master new languages, and discover themselves. Through YFU, young people acquire a passion for life-long learning, and the skills and knowledge to thrive and contribute amidst cultural diversity.
Website: http://youthforunderstanding.org/
Phone: 866-4-YFU-USA
Scholarships: http://yfuusa.org/american-students/scholarships.php
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: 15-18+