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15 Great Ideas For Your Summer

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Take advantage of the many opportunities to broaden your experiences this summer.

High school students should plan to spend at least part of the summer working, volunteering or engaging with an interest. Still looking for something to do? Here are some opportunities to explore, some offered at no cost to you:

1. Take an online course in engineering and more through Brown University.

2. Volunteer with Tenacity Summer Tennis and Reading Program.

3. Train to be a lifeguard through the American Red Cross or YMCA—the positions are in demand and pay well.

4. Sign up for a Grub Street writing class.

5. Curious about biomedical research? Attend the Penn Biomedical Research Academy.

6. Intern at the New England Aquarium.

7. Discover the world of finance at Bentley University’s Wall Street 101.

8. Learn about innovation and design through one of several collaborative projects at NUVU.

9. Explore the great outdoors with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

10. Learn about music business or music production at Berklee.

Student reading during the summer

From the great outdoors to scientific research, this summer’s options are endless.

11. Learn a language in an immersive homestay in another country through API or on the Middlebury College Campus.

12. Immerse yourself in history and learn how to write a killer history paper that might be strong enough to submit to The Concord Review, a prestigious journal that publishes exemplary high school history papers.

13. Try out investigative journalism at Boston University’s Summer Journalism Institute

14. Assume the role of a biotechnology company and work with a team to design and carry out an investigation to solve problems in biotechnology through the BU School of Medicine City Lab.

15. Discuss social justice issues and work on a project through the City School Summer Leadership Program.

This is just a sampling of opportunities so let us know your interests and we can help identify a meaningful summer opportunity for you.

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