Opportunities for Students

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**"These are posted to help you find resources. Please note: it is the responsibility of each student/family to thoroughly research programs before attending."

College Open Houses and Visiting Opportunities for Juniors

  • College Fairs online - Virtual college fairs. If you can't visit a campus, or meet with an admissions rep in person, this could be a good option for you. Students and parents must pre-register for each fair. 

  • Reed College Junior Scholars Program - Application Due January 25 "Junior Scholars, Reed's spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically under-represented racial and ethnic backgrounds to visit Reed. All air travel, on-campus meals, and on-campus lodging will be covered by the college."

  • "Discover Occidental" Spring Preview Day for Juniors - February 19. Register here.

  • Beacon College has four upcoming Spring Open House Events for students to get to know the school. The open houses are on the following dates: February 16, 2019, March 9, 2019, April 13, 2019, and May 18, 2019. Beacon College was the first in the nation accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The College is committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services that help each student achieve his/her goals. Beacon College is truly a community, welcoming, accepting, and supporting each member of it. Register here.

Conferences and Summits

  • January 26, 2019 - Stanford's Young Women's Leadership Summit. Click here for the website.

Internship Opportunities

  • City of San Francisco's Project Pull Summer Internship Program for High School Students - Through mentoring and work experience, local youth learn skills and values in leadership, teamwork, integrity, creativity, community service and self-empowerment.

  • Garden for the Environment - We provide practical skills for all San Franciscans to personally contribute to sustainability through urban gardens, farms, and food.

Summer Opportunities

  • World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms AKA WWOOFing

  • Putney Student Travel Programs - Community Service, Pre-College, Language Programs, Cultural Exploration

  • Gettysburg College Summer Programs in Psychology, writing, 3D modeling and printing, Coding/Robotics, Piano, Civil War Institute

  • Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

  • Princeton Summer Journalism Program - A free journalism and college preparatory program for current high school juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in careers in journalism (minimum GPA: 3.5). The link to the application is here. The first part of the application along with an unofficial transcript is due on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

  • Camp Glen Brook was founded in 1946 by William and Dorothy Harrer, two of Waldorf Education’s most influential teachers. Since then Glen Brook has woven the ideals of Waldorf education into a rich New England summer camp experience for children aged 9 to 16, from Waldorf schools around the world at our beautiful southern New Hamphsire campus. See their summer camp flyer here. Read more on their website. Summer Camp Early Bird Discount ends on January 31st.

Pre-College Programs

  • Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey - For students interested in STEAM fields, want to know what Stevens Institute of Technology offers, and how to apply, register for this informational webinar, scheduled for January 30th at 1:30pm EST. Register here. If you miss the webinar, here is a video of their pre-college programs. 

Gap Year Programs & Information

A note about these programs: Students are not required to attend expensive gap year programs if they are admitted to a university and awarded a gap year. There are many options for students who want to take a year off between high school and college. Many students work, do internships, or participate in work trade programs, such as WOOFing. However, if you and your family decide that you would like to participate in an official travel/gap year program this is a good place to begin researching the many programs that are out there.

  • Gap Year Planning Guide

  • Gap Year Program Search

  • Gap Year Fairs - These fairs provide students with a broad exposure to gap year programs and the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with professionals in the field. 

  • Travel Access Project - TAP - Gap year student travel programs. 

  • GapYearly - A resource that offers extensive firsthand reviews of gap year experiences and free support for potential gapper parents as well as students who are considering time off from school. 

  • Teen Life - Summer Programs, Gap Year Programs, Community Service, and more. 

  • GoOverseas - A guide to 14,000+ student travel programs.