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Spend the summer expanding your horizons at one of thousands of summer programs for students entering 7th grade to college. Whether you're interested in rocket science, theater, or hiking up mountains, you'll find it here.
A gap year or semester before college can contribute to personal growth and build the life skills you need to succeed. Program offerings include big-city internships, foreign language immersion, outdoor adventure trips, and more.
After-school programs can help students hone in on other skills and interests that they want to explore. From becoming a chess master to a coding ninja, after-school enrichment classes can help students embrace their passion.
Students who help others develop important life skills, such as empathy, cultural awareness, and a lifelong passion for service. There are hundreds of non-profits who welcome students under the age of 18 as volunteers.
Explore our more than 1,000 listings and discover the advantages of private school, from small classes to specialized approaches to learning. Find the school that offers the classes, extracurriculars, and philosophy you want.
Begin your college search with our comprehensive college & university database. Find out which summer programs they offer! College is a big investment. We can help you try before you buy.
Choosing the right school, college or program can be overwhelming. A local independent advisor can help you navigate these important decisions. Find the best path for you and your personal goals, with their help.
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LIPA Virtual Open Days8:30 am to 1:30 pm (ET)
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is offering 3 Virtual Open House Events this fall. Sign up for these open days now to help you decide if LIPA is the right fit for you.
September 28, 2021: For courses in Acting, Applied Theatre, Dance and Music.
September 30, 2021: For courses in Design/Technology, Filmmaking, Management and Sound Technology.
October 30, 2021: For all courses - Applied Theatre, Acting, Dance, Design/Technology, Filmmaking, Management, Music and Sound Technology.
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Dwight Global Virtual Open House12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)
Still looking for that "perfect fit"? Look no further! Dwight Global Online School invites you to learn more about its premier online learning experience. Since 2013, Dwight Global, the online program of Dwight School, has provided students from around the world a personalized, independent school education in "the cloud".
Recently ranked by Newsweek as the second best online high school in the U.S. — Dwight Global blends online, on-campus, and residential learning experiences, allowing students to pursue a personalized program in Grades 7-12. With flexible scheduling and the ability to join classes from anywhere, students may pursue their spark of genius in athletics, acting, dancing, or wherever their passions may lead them. Graduates of Dwight Global have gone on to attend Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Duke, Notre Dame, and other top colleges and universities.
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YYGS Admissions Advice: Webinar for Parents, Guardians & Families11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
Zeva Manvi, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale Young Global Scholars, will lead a 30 minute webinar on the YYGS application process, answering common admissions questions and providing general advice to applicants. This event is open to parents, students, and educators, and the presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.
YYGS is a pre-collegiate summer program for high school students from 150+ countries and 50 U.S. states. This webinar will cover 2022 residential and online offerings, which types of students would benefit from our program, and how to make a strong, stand-out application.
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Columbia University Information Sessions4:00 pm to (ET)
Columbia University is offering a number of different virtual information sessions for high students this fall. RSVP to these free events to learn more Columbia's Academic Year Immersion Program, Summer Immersion Program, and College Edge Program. See the dates for all sessions below, and sign up here.
October 6, 2021 - 4:00 pm: Columbia University College Edge Information Session (11th -12th)
October 7, 2021 - 8:00 pm: Columbia Immersion Program Information Session (9th - 12th)
October 20, 2021 - 8:00 pm: Columbia Immersion Program Information Session (9th - 12th)
November 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm: Columbia University College Edge Information Session (11th -12th)
November 3, 2021 - 8:00 pm: Columbia Immersion Program Information Session (9th - 12th)
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Creative UK12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)
Join eight creative arts universities from the UK to learn more about studying for a creative degree in England. Online sessions will cover specific creative disciplines, preparing a portfolio, creative careers and finding the right university for you. There will also be an opportunity to hear directly from current US students about their experiences studying for a creative degree in the UK. Join us online from October 13 - 14!
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SciFest All AccessAll day to (ET)
October 18 -24. SciFest All Access is targeted to K-12 students, college students, educators, and families. At the 2020 SciFest, seven exhibit zones featured 137 engaging booth activities representing top life science universities, high tech and life science corporations, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Attendees could also view inspiring performances on the STEM Stage, engage in an interactive scavenger hunt, and gear up at the STEM retail store. Registration for the 2021 festival is coming soon, and we will update this page as more information is made available.
“I had thought about taking a gap year for a long time, but it wasn’t until I saw all the different options on TeenLife that I was finally sure. Searching through all the listings, I was able to find dozens of programs that matched my interests and budget, and it made my decision so much easier.”
- Jake, 17 Year Old
“After the pandemic, we knew that we wanted our son to do something special with his summer, but we weren’t sure what schools or camps would be right for him. TeenLife let us search by location and by our son’s hobbies, and we were able to find the perfect summer program because of that!”
- Nikki, Parent of 16 Year Old
“It’s been really great for my students to see gap year and out-of-school opportunities listed right next to the various colleges and universities on TeenLife. Knowing that there’s all sorts of options and not one ‘right’ path has been very helpful to a number of teens as they decide what to do after high school.”
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