Top Universities for Summer Programs in USA – 2018

Looking for Summer Courses abroad? Then you must surely look for options in the US as most of the universities have a diverse student body which comes from across the U.S. and around the world. They invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

The summer programs are usually for the High School Students (10th) or those who want to apply for undergrads (12th). Those pursuing undergrads can also take up summer programs during summer breaks.

The summer courses can be credit bearing or non-credit bearing. As the USA degree comprises of credits, it’s beneficial to take up a program which is credit based so that you can avail the credit transfer in case you plan to pursue further Study in United States as they save upon your expenses and time of study. 3 credits are usually equivalent to 1 subject.

Here are the details of summer programs in 8 renowned universities of US for international students looking forward to experience life at a top American university.

1. Cornell University Summer College

Cornell University Summer College offers high school students summer courses like
•    Six-week courses
•    Three-week courses
•    Writing seminars

Choose from a vast range of Programs broadly based on
•    Architecture, Art, Design, and Fashion
•    Business and Hospitality
•    Computer Science, Engineering, and Robotics
•    Debate, Literature, and Song writing
•    English for Speakers of Other Languages
•    Psychology, Public Health, Research, and Science
•    Social Change and Sustainability
•    Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
And many more

2.  A Summer Course at Yale

In Yale Summer Session students work closely with world-renowned faculty and have access to the vast range of resources on campus.
You have the opportunity to choose from over 150 summer session courses taught by Yale faculty or affiliates, offered in more than 50 different disciplines, on Yale’s historic campus.

3. Penn Summer

Penn Summer offers more than 300 courses. You can search the online database of courses by:

Subject or Session
•    Subject Areas
•    Sessions
o    11-week Summer Session: May 21 – August 3, 2018
o    Summer Session 1 : May 21 – June 27, 2018
o    Summer Session II :  June 28 – August 3, 2018

You can try to search by title, subject area, day or by using multiple filters.

4.  UCLA Summer Sessions    

The UCLA Summer Institutes are open to students from around the world.
Summer Institutes are developed from courses that are already part of UCLA’s regular syllabus and provide more in-depth coverage of a subject area and hands-on experience.

UCLA has two types of institutes:
•    Precollege Summer Institutes for advanced high school students who want to gain an academically challenging college-level experience.
•    College/Professional Summer Institutes deliver instructions beyond the traditional classroom in film and television, architecture, media, industrial research and more.

5. Stanford Summer Session

Stanford Summer Session provides a transformative educational experience by combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming. Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

Programs for:
•    Undergraduate
•    Graduate
•    High School Students

Spend eight or nine weeks and get the chance to earn credit and a Stanford University transcript. You have a choice of more than 170 courses offered by 40 departments in the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering.

6. University of Washington

The University of Washington offers nearly 2,000 courses in more than 100 fields of study. You’ll surely find a program or class to meet your requirements and learn something new at the UW.

Course Length
Summer Quarter is divided into A Term and B Term, each lasting four-and-a-half weeks. Some courses span just one term while others extend over both (full term).
Special Summer Courses and Programs

The UW offers special courses and programs only during Summer Quarter, including intensive foreign language offerings and summer certificate programs.

7. The Ohio State University   

The Ohio State University offers exciting non-credit programs based on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio and feature authentic classes, cultural excursions and a great chance to make new friends from the United States and around the world.

•    Pre-College Experience Program for high school students
•    College Experience Program for current undergraduate students

These programs help to experience a top United States university and explore why (and how) you should apply to get a graduate degree or an undergraduate degree.

8. Illinois Summer Programs

Sign up for an Illinois summer program whether you’re looking to earn class credit, explore possible majors, or just see what life at Illinois is really like.
Find programs in Business, Education. Engineering, Fine & Applied Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Media, Applied Health Sciences, Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences etc.…

Apart from the above academic programs, you can also check out the sports camps and youth programs.

Go ahead and choose a summer program of your choice in USA.