Summer Opportunities

  • Summer break is a great opportunity to pursue your interests and gain experience in paid or volunteer jobs, internships, summer programs and other activities. In addition to giving you life experience and a sense of fulfillment, meaningful summer activities are also seen by college admission officers as a demonstration of your ability to act responsibly and make a commitment.

    Summer Programs at Colleges
    A comprehensive list of over 100 opportunities to learn and experience life on a college campus during the summer.

    AFS Summer Abroad Programs
    4-6 week community service, language or homestay summer programs in several different countries. These intercultural opportunities are an excellent chance for students to build on their classroom learning in another country!

    National Youth Leadership Forums
    Several different programs throughout the summer in medicine, law and CSI; national security and collegiate success. Let your counselor know that you are interested because you must be nominated.

    TCU Reading Skills Summer Program
    5-week programs for different grade levels that improve reading comprehension and speed. students will also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. Cost is $299. Locations vary throughout the metroplex.

    Pre-Engineering Summer Camps
    The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for high school students in science, mathematics, and engineering throughout the United States. Some of the dates posted are old, but if you click on the websites, you will be directed to the most current information.

    My Summer Camps
    Comprehensive directory of academic, pre-college, sports, arts, adventure, travel abroad camps.

    Enrichment Alley
    Discover opportunities to immerse yourself in a single subject, participate in a field experience, join a guided travel group, or make a difference through service learning.

    Texas A&M Spend the Day with the Corps

    Oxford Advanced Studies Program



    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer North Texas
    Searchable database of over 8,000 volunteer jobs at more than 1,800 nonprofit agencies in the north Texas area.

    Medical Center of Lewisville - Volunteer Program
    Offers an active volunteer program for adults over the age of 18 years of age. Join them in providing professional staff with supportive and dependable service to enhance the care of patients and the comfort of visitors.