Summer Student Programs for Leadership and Career Development

Explore programs ranging from Elementary School through College, located throughout the world.

Global Young Innovators Initiative

Join other alumni and select international students on the Harvard University campus to study and develop solutions for existing and emerging global issues while acquiring the skills necessary to lead the next generation of creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers.

Grade High School
Location Boston, MA
Palo Alto, CA
Days 6
Season Summer
Global Young Leaders Conference
Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC)

Immerse yourself in new cultural experiences. Stretch your personal leadership boundaries as you discover new ways to unite with people from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Choose China, Europe or the United States as your living classroom for this engaging international leadership development program.

Grade High School
Location China
Europe
DC & NYC
Days 10
Season Summer
Intensive Law and Trial
Intensive Law & Trial

Hone your legal skills as you experience firsthand what it takes to become a successful attorney. Make your case before a mock judge and jury. Immerse yourself in the top-ranked law school atmosphere of Stanford Law School. Prepare to make the most of your future legal career.

Grade High School
Location Palo Alto, CA
Days 10
Season Summer
International Scholar Laureate Program

The International Scholar Laureate Program will take you to exotic places and introduce you to fascinating people while you explore careers in the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Grade College
Location Multiple
Days 8 to 11
Season Summer
Foundations of Leadership II
Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference

If you have previously attended an Envision program and you are in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, we invite you to the historic Boston, MA area, where you can continue your leadership journey through the lens of America’s greatest leaders.

Grade 6th - 8th grade
Location Boston, MA
Days 6
Season Summer
Foundations of Leadership I
Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Make new discoveries about your passions, your leadership strengths and your vision for the future. Visit Washington, DC, which serves as a living classroom during this six-day exploration of leadership through the lens of American History.

Grade 5th - 7th grade
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
Advanced Medicine and Health Care
National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

To make an informed decision about your future in health care and medicine, you need in-depth exposure to the wide range of educational pathways and careers available in the health care field. Join like-minded students and immerse yourself in a unique medical program experience at a top-rated university.

Grade High School
Location Chicago, IL
Days 8-10
Season Summer
Business and Innovation
National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation – 8 Days to Startup

Through the “8 Days to Startup” curriculum at NYLF Business Innovation, you will explore a variety of business professions and compete in an exciting MBA-style corporate simulation that puts you directly in the board room, and challenges you to make the critical day-to-day decisions of the CEO! Awaken your innovative spirit at one of three top ranked campus locations, including Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. Be ready for the college and career challenges in your future.

Grade High School
Location Palo Alto, CA
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Days 8
Season Summer
Digital Media, Broadcast and Journalism
National Youth Leadership Forum: Digital Media, Film & Journalism

Are you creative, adaptive and multi-talented? Learn how you can lead the digital revolution as you explore rapidly converging careers for professionals with skills in the broadcast of video and audio, digital production, journalism, film editing and more. Stay on a New York City or Los Angeles campus and go behind the camera to create and shoot a film at the New York Film Academy.

Grade High School
Location Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Days 7
Season Summer
Engineering and Technology
National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology

Throughout the eight days of this exciting and interactive summer program, you will explore the emerging fields of sustainable design, 3-D modeling, game and web development, robotics and the many disciplines of engineering. You will also reside on one of the country's top 5 universities for engineering enabling you to experience campus life and campus culture.

Grade High School
Location Atlanta, GA
Berkeley, CA
Boston, MA
Days 8
Season Summer
National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

Explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology as you build a robot, role-play as part of a medical response team, and learn to code your own video game on the Unity platform! Draw inspiration from renowned guest advisors such as former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez. Through simulations, group challenges and exciting field trips you’ll discover your passion, potential and the nearly limitless opportunity of a future in the STEM fields.

Grade 6th - 8th grade
Location Multiple
Days 6
Season Summer
Careers in Law and CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI

Explore a range of legal and investigative professions through exciting experiences in crime scene investigation, evidence analysis and courtroom simulation. Meet with leading professionals in Washington, DC and get the academic and career skills you need to be successful in law and CSI.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
Careers in Medicine
National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Prepare for the challenges and rewards that come with pursuing a career in medicine. Choose from 10 cities for your medical career exploration. Observe health care professionals in action and learn the ropes of successfully navigating college and a medical career path.

Grade High School
Location Multiple
Days 9
Season Summer
Careers in National Security: Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense
National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security – Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense

Join a select group who are interested in the many disciplines that help keep the country – and its citizens – safe. Get an up-close look at the national security infrastructure of the United States through site experiences, a career fair, a real-world crisis simulation and interactions with nationally recognized speakers. Be ready for the challenges ahead for you as a college student, military officer or national security professional.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Spring & Fall
Pathways to Discovery: Engineering, Medicine & CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

Build a robot. Solve a crime. Diagnose a patient. These are just a few of the exciting experiences waiting to spark your curiosity! 

Grade 3rd - 5th grade
Location Multiple
Days 5 to 6
Season Summer

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