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Summer Program Finder

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of opportunities for educational, career, and personal growth. Open to pre-college students, undergraduates, graduate students, international students, and visitors. Explore everything there is to do during summer at UC San Diego.

  • High School
    Academic Connections

    Academic

    Academic Connections

    Academic Connections is an advantageous programs that provides college-level academics, residential and extracurricular activities; exposure and access to state-of-the-art courses, technology, and facilities.

  • High School
    BioChemCore biochemistry workshop

    Science

    BioChemCore

    BioChemCoRe is an intensive, research-centered summer program for high school and undergraduate students interested in molecular modeling and computational chemistry.

  • High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate
    Biotechnology summer program

    Biology

    Biotechnology Summer Program

    Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM 101) focuses on scientific thinking by introducing and reinforcing the philosophy and foundation of science.

  • Graduate
    Competetive Edge Fellowship Program

    Academic

    Competitive Edge Fellowship Program

    Competitive Edge Fellowship Program is an eight-week summer transition program for incoming graduate students that allows them to begin research prior to starting their graduate program.

  • High School
    COSMOS at UC San Diego

    Technology

    COSMOS UCSD

    COSMOS provides students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with outstanding university faculty/researchers, covering topics extending beyond the typical high school curriculum.

  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional
    English Language Institute
    English Language Institute

    English Language Institute provides 4-week long programs that vary from general English classes to rigorous academic preparation, and English for specific purposes, like Business, Law, and Medicine.

  • Graduate
    English Language Institute University Preparation Academy
    English Language Institute University Preparation Academy

    The University Preparation Academy (UPA) focuses on preparing you to enter a master’s degree program at a highly selective and competitive American university.

  • High School
    ENLACE Program
    ENLACE

    ENLACE bi-national summer research program aims to encourage the participation of high school students, college students, and researchers/teachers, in research in the sciences and engineering, while promoting cross-border friendships.

  • Graduate
    future leaders summer program students posing during a field trip to nearby san diego museum

    Academic

    Future Leaders Summer Program

    This program at UC San Diego is designed for high school students to develop problem-solving and diplomacy skills in global affairs, especially as they pertain to the roles of China, the U.S., Pacific and Indo-Pacific region countries.

  • Graduate
    English Instruction

    Academic

    GLI ESL Summer Program

    GLI offers full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) courses during the summer designed to improve academic and professional communication skills intended for fellows enrolling in intensive graduate study and research at the School.

  • High School
    Jackuelyn High School Summer Camp
    Jackuelyn Harris High School Summer Training in Aging Research (HS STAR)

    The program is designed to provide exceptional underrepresented junior and senior level high school students from San Diego with a chance to learn and practice the daily activities involved in aging research alongside a faculty member.

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School
    Knock Around Camp Image
    Knock Around and Summer Specialty Camps

    Knock Around and Summer Specialty Camps are a variety of camps that focus on sports, leardership, and other topics.

  • High School
    Launch Pad
    Launch Pad

    Launch Pad introduces high school students to entrepreneurial thinking by utilizing the resources of the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, and the startup community.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen and Transfer
    Moores Cancer Center's Summer Science Enrichment Program
    Moores Cancer Center's Summer Science Enrichment Program

    A Summer Science Enrichment Education Program for newly admitted students who will be basic, behavioral, or other science majors at UC San Diego in 2019.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    UCSD Summer Bridge Program
    UC San Diego Summer Bridge Program

    UC San Diego Summer bridge is a year-long transition program that begins with an 8-week remote component (July 12 – September 5), and continues throughout the academic year, ending in June of the following year.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    PATHS Program
    PATHS Program

    PATHS is designed as a 4+ year round undergraduate pilot program to provide enhanced access to targeted academic preparation, mentorship, student support, STEM identity, career identification, and internships.

  • High School
    ROSA
    Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy (ROSA)

    Open Menu The Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at UC San Diego (ROSA) is a hands-on educational program that inspires 11th and 12th-grade girls to become the next generation of scientists and physicians.

  • High School
    Research Experience for High School Students (REHS)
    Research Experience for High School Students (REHS)

    The program is an opportunity for motivated high school students to work with a UC San Diego mentor. Students may choose from a variety of individual project opportunities to learn more about a potential research or career interest.

  • Undergraduate
    Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Biomaterials
    Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Biomaterials

    The program is design to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE.

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School
    Sally Ride Science Junior Academy
    Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

    The Academy offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workshops for students, in which they assume the roles of space explorers, ocean engineers, computer scientists, and more as they take part in hands-on projects.

  • High School
    School of Medicine Optimus High School Cancer Research Internship

    Science

    School of Medicine Optimus High School Cancer Research Internship

    The Outreach Program To Inspire Minority and Underrepresented Students (OPTIMUS) is an educational 6-week cancer research internship for high school students at UC San Diego's Moores Cancer Center.

  • High School
    Academic Discussion

    Technology

    Science and Innovation Summer Camp (Program is in SPANISH)

    Summer Camp is designed to underscore the importance of STEM. It hosts students from countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S. Students receive classroom and field instruction.

  • Undergraduate
    Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
    Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    This program seeks to increase the diversity of students successfully prepared to pursue Earth and Ocean Sciences career pathways.

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School
    SDSC StudentTECH
    SDSC StudentTECH

    SDSC StudentTECH offers 30 workshops that range from various technology topics such as robotics, prototyping, animation creation, programming, android app development, and earth science.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    Academic Discussion
    SPIS (Summer Program for Incoming Students)

    SPIS is for admitted CSE majors and students interseted in pursuing CSE as a career option. The program provides an excellent student experience with individual meetings with faculty, tutoring, collaborations with fellow and individual advising.

  • Incoming UCSD Transfer
    PATH Summer Academy
    PATH Summer Academy

    A 5-week residential program that provides academic transition designed for transfer students from San Diego Community College Districts (SDCCD) to UC San Diego.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    Summer Engineering Institute
    Summer Engineering Institute

    Get a jump start on your academic career at UC San Diego's 5-week, residential Summer Engineering Institute (SEI), and earn six credits towards your engineering degree.

  • Professional
    Group of teachers working with a student teacher at  the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching
    Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching

    The Summer Institutes (SI) on Scientific Teaching empower university instructors from all disciplines to transform education through evidence-based teaching practices.

  • Undergraduate
    Summer Program for Women in Philosophy
    Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

    SPWP is a ten-day program for undergraduate women who are interested in pursuing graduate study in philosophy. SPWP is hosted by the UC San Diego Philosophy Department, and features philosophy seminar courses.

  • Undergraduate
    UCSD Engineering Students working on a prototype
    Summer Research Program (AEP)

    The Summer Research Program (SRP) offers full-time research experience to students who are interested in preparing for careers in research. As research assistants, students work on their respective faculty mentor's project for at least 30 hours/week.

  • High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate
    Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN)
    Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN)

    Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN)s an intensive, six-week workshop on the synthesis, properties, and applications of porous silicon-based nanomaterials which ends with participants doing an independent research project.

  • High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
    Summer Session
    Summer Session

    UC San Diego Summer Session offers a variety a courses for students to take during two 5-week sessions.

  • Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
    Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

    Academic

    Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

    STARS offers students a rigourous research opportunity with UC San Diego faculy, a variety of workshops, and social, educational, and cultural activities.

  • Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    Trio SSSP Summer Experience

    Academic

    Trio SSSP Summer Experience

    The TRIO SSSP Summer Experience is a 1-week program that is design to create a home-base environment where supportive learning takes place. Students receive various forms of support to enhance their success.

  • Undergraduate
    UC Leads
    UC Leads

    UC Leads helps undergraduates who have the potential for leadership as grad students/future leaders committed to addressing the educational and economic factors leading to underrepresentation of domestic minorities in STEM fields.

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School
    UC San Diego Baseball Camps

    Recreation

    UC San Diego Baseball Camps

    UC San Diego Baseball Camps provides a camp that is both instructional and informational in a great learning atmosphere.

  • High School
    UC San Diego Health - HS Health Academy
    UC San Diego Health - HS Health Academy

    UC San Diego Health - HS Health Academy provides outreach to local high school students from underserved communities. Students participate in tours, internships, and in-class speakers events.

  • High School
    UC San Diego Men's Basketball Camps
    UC San Diego Men's Basketball Camps

    UC San Diego Men's Basketball Camps provide fun and educational instruction at various camps.

  • High School
    UC San Diego Men's Soccer Camps
    UC San Diego Men's Soccer Camps

    UC San Diego Men's Soccer Camp provides residential (overnight) camps, day camps, youth clinics and tournaments.

  • High School
    UC San Diego Rowing Camp
    UC San Diego Rowing Camp

    UC San Diego Rowing Camp is open to 13 - 18 year olds to advance their skill level by learning new techniques and skills by UCSD staff.

  • Middle and High School
    UC San Diego Swimming and Diving Camps
    UC San Diego Swimming and Diving Camps

    UC San Diego Swimming and Diving Camps are clinics designed to help individuals to improve their abilities through a variety of methods both on and off land.

  • High School
    UC San Diego Women's Basketball Camps

    Recreation

    UC San Diego Women's Basketball Camps

    UC San Diego Women’s Basketball Camps are for varsity high school students who want to improve their athletic skills through a 3 hour clinic.

  • Middle and High School
    UC San Diego Women's Volleyball Camps

    Recreation

    UC San Diego Women's Volleyball Camps

    UC San Diego Women’s Volleyball Camps are for high school students who want to improve their athletic skills through different drills and competitions.

  • High School
    College students on campus
    Upward Bound

    Upward Bound provides academic support to local high school students as they prepare for higher education.

  • High School
    Upward Bound

    Math

    Upward Bound Math Science

    The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of local high school students.

  • Elementary, Middle, and High School
    Young Writers' Camp (YWC)

    Humanities

    Young Writers' Camp (YWC)

    The Young Writers' Camp inspires students to explore creative thinking and writing in a small group setting.