Opportunities for Students

This page will be updated as new opportunities arise.

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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. 

  • 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: 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

  • Please check back regularly for an updated list of these programs. 

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

  • Camp Cardiac is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The camp is open to high school students (including Spring/Summer 2019 graduates) 15-18 years of age as of first day of assigned session and currently residing in the US. Click here for more details, and to register. Gettysburg College Summer Programs in Psychology, writing, 3D modeling and printing, Coding/Robotics, Piano, Civil War Institute

  • Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

  • Pre-College Art Program at Cooper Union - The Summer Art Intensive accepts students from all over the world, ages 15-18, who will be living in New York City or surrounding areas during the course of the program. Students are placed in one of four concentrations: Drawing Intensive, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, or Animation. All students take drawing classes as well as an Art Issues and Writing Class. Click here to apply. Application deadline: April 15, 2019.

  • Art History Abroad - A summer program with two scholarships. Two winners will be given the opportunity to join the Late Summer Course in Florence for 5 nights (28 August – 2 September 2019), where they will enjoy three spectacular evenings at the New Generation Festival. Days will be filled with activities including Art History tutorials, local cooking classes, life drawing and creative writing. Evenings will take participants to the Corsini Palace gardens for opera, theatre and world class musical performances. Click here to apply for the scholarship!

  • Attend a summer art program in Ireland at Cow House Studios.  

  • World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms AKA WWOOFing

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

Pre-College Programs

  • Please check back regularly for an updated list of these 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.