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Summer Program Finder

UCSD Summer offers a variety of programs for all age groups whether you are a parent looking for a non-credit camp for your children or an undergraduate student in need of a credit bearing program. Summer programs include a wide range of experiences including elementary through high school as well as university and beyond. You can utilize the Summer Program Finder tool to search for the right program for you.

Select "Learn More" for the program(s) you are interested in to find program specific details and contact information. 

Programs have varying application and registration deadlines. Many have eligibility requirements. We encourage you to review program information thoroughly and to submit any questions you have directly to the staff of your program(s) of interest. Programs noted 2023 have not been confirmed for 2024.

  • 2024 | High School
    Academic Connections

    Academic

    Academic Connections

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

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    Advanced Materials Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    The University of California San Diego MRSEC Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides full-time summer undergraduate research opportunities at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Participants in our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary program, which focuses on predictive assemblies and engineered living materials, will be fully immersed in the research laboratories of the MRSEC faculty from 5 departments across campus (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, NanoEngineering, Physics), as they engage in projects with a focus in either or both experiment and theory.

  • 2024 | Elementary, Middle, and High School
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    Recreation

    UC San Diego Athletic Camps

    UC San Diego Athletic Camps are hosted for multiple sports. Join the UC San Diego coaches and student-athletes for fun and educational instruction at the various Triton Athletic Camps.

  • 2024 | Professional
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    American Indians Accessing Health Professions

    The American Indians Accessing Health Professions Program is a three day program designed to encourage more American Indian/Alaska Native students to pursue health professions. This workshop is designed for freshmen and sophomore students at community colleges, tribal colleges or universities who may have an interest in pursuing careers in medicine.

  • 2024 | High School
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    Birch Aquarium Bridge Builders Summer Science Program: Exploring Our Ocean Planet

    Exploring Our Ocean Planet is a five-day residential program designed to provide a fun-filled, science-rich, campus-life experience that inspires wonder and curiosity about the Earth-ocean system and the life it supports.

  • 2024 | High School
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    Business & Entrepreneurship Online Immersion

    Interact with our exciting startup community. Learn about entrepreneurship and innovation from UCSD faculty, startup founders, and community leaders. Simulate financing, staffing, marketing, and inventory management decisions to grow sales and maximize profits. Create and pitch your original business idea to a panel of experts.

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Freshmen
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    CASP 101

    CASP 101 is a summer transition program required of all new CASP scholarship recipients.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | High School
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    Academic

    Discover UC San Diego

    Discover UC San Diego gives high school students a chance to take online college courses, free-of-charge, giving all students equitable access to experience college-level classes regardless of what opportunities are provided through their high school or other local programs. Each offering is designed to engage students in an intensive online exploration of a specific topic.

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

    Our English Language programs are developed for students who have high-beginning to advanced English proficiency. We offer general English programs with structured skill-building and high-interest conversation, as well as academic English, and English for specific purposes. Our 4-week and long-term English programs are CEA-accredited. Students can stay in on-campus housing during July and August.

  • 2023 | 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.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    Engineers for Exploration Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Engineers For Exploration is a group of students who develop and use technology to drive the future of exploration. Our projects span aquatic, terrestrial, and aerial environments, opening new perspectives of the planet. With international collaborators in ecology, conservation, and archaeology, we apply remote imaging, sensing, and robotic technologies to extend the limits of human exploration

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | High School
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    FinDS

    FinDS is a 3-week summer program that is designed to provide high school students a strong base in the Mathematical Foundations of Data Science, with in-person and virtual options available. Visit mathfinds.ucsd.edu for more details.

  • 2024 | High School
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    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.

  • 2023 | 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.

  • 2023 | Undergraduate, Graduate
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    HEDS 2023

    The goal of the Summer School is to introduce new talent to the breadth of the U.S. High Energy Density Science (HEDS) community through lectures, engaging workshops, and discussion sessions with leaders in academia and the national laboratories.

  • 2023 | Undergraduate
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    High Energy Physics Instrumentation (HEPCAT) Summer School

    The consortium will host a two-week annual summer school, which will rotate among the member institutions. The school will focus on hands-on activities in instrumentation.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    IDEAS

    The IDEAS residential summer program will provide an opportunity for undergraduates to spend 1-2 weeks in either Boston or San Diego to learn from world experts on data science, ethics, computer science, philosophy, law, and more.

  • 2024 | Graduate,Professional
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    IGCC PPNT

    The summer workshop-in-residence at IGCC, known as the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, gives participants the knowledge and analytic tools they need to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    Jane Teranes - Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

    The Jane Teranes, Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (JT-SURF) is a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergradautes Site program in the area of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences and related fields.

  • 2024 | Elementary, Middle, and High School
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    Knock Around and Summer Camps

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

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
    Moores Cancer Center's Summer Science Enrichment Program
    Medical Science Training Program

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is an 8 week program for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the Biomedical Sciences.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate,Graduate
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    Research Scholars

    Managed by the Division of Extended Studies, the Research Scholars program at UC San Diego provides high school students with unparalleled educational opportunities that leverage the intellectual capital of an internationally ranked research university and teaches highly sought-after skills that can make students more competitive candidates for college admissions and internship opportunities.

  • 2024 | 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. Students in this program are admitted to majors in Arts & Humanities. This program is intended to enhance the academic performance of SDCCD transfer students, as well as optimize their transition experience. The program offers an immersive experience in campus resources and a credit-bearing course.

  • 2023 | 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.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
    Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Biomaterials
    UCSD Biomaterials Research to Increase Diversity and Graduate Enrollment

    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.

  • 2024 | High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate
    Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN)
    RIMSE - Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN)

    RIMSE - Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN) is 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.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    SD IRACDA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

    San Diego IRACDA fellows direct a SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Program for students underrepresented in science. The SURF program is an exciting 8-week research internship for San Diego City College students to work with an IRACDA Postdoctoral fellow on an ongoing research project and participate in weekly professional development workshops led by IRACDA fellows.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    SDNI REU Summer Program

    2024 SDNI REU Summer Program students will perform a research project in the field of nanoscience/nanotechnology in a state-of-the-art laboratories under the supervision of a UCSD Faculty and mentor.

  • 2023 | Graduate
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    Sloan Scholar Predoctoral Institute

    UC San Diego is designated a University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. UC San Diego is committed to being fully inclusive and supportive of all students and believes that a diverse graduate student body enhances the quality of the educational experience for all students.

  • 2024 | 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 a 5-week credit bearing experience during summer session 2, and continues throughout the academic year, ending in June of the following year.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Freshmen
    Academic Discussion
    SPIS (Summer Program for Incoming Students)

    SPIS is for admitted CSE majors and students interested 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.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    Summer Research Program (Undergraduate Research)

    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.

  • 2024 | 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.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
    Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

    Academic

    Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

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

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    STEMULATE

    This is a program designed to connect community college students in San Diego with STEM Internships!

  • 2023 | Undergraduate
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    Summer ERSP Program

    The UCSD Computer Science and Engineering Early Research Scholars Program (CSE-ERSP) is a team-based research apprentice experience for computer science and engineering majors in their second year of the program.

  • 2023 | Incoming UCSD Freshmen,Incoming UCSD Transfer
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    Summer Internship Prep Program (SIPP)

    Welcome to the ECE Summer Internship Preparatory Program! While the past two years has been turbulent and challenging, we believe students should not be hindered in their opportunity to learn, network, and build their engineering career.

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Transfer
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    Transfer Prep

    Transfer Prep is a 4-day program held over the summer for incoming transfer engineering students. This FREE program provides incoming students with the opportunity to acclimate to campus life, build skills and habits necessary for success in engineering, and develop community amongst their peers before beginning their courses in the fall.

  • 2024 | Graduate, Undergraduate
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    The AI Ready and Equitable Atlas for Diabetes Insights program (AI-READI)

    The AI Ready and Equitable Atlas for Diabetes Insights program (AI-READI) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program, a large trans-NIH initiative to generate new datasets for advancing artificial intelligence (AI).

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Transfer
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    Transfer STEP

    The Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP) prepares incoming Triton Transfers for their first quarter and beyond. This summer transition program is designed exclusively for incoming transfer students by providing a variety ways they can connect with information, resources, and each other, all before stepping onto campus for the first time in September.

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Freshmen
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    Triton Community Leadership Institute (TCLI) Summer Retreat

    The Triton Community Leadership Institute (TCLI) is a yearlong leadership and mentorship program for new UC San Diego freshmen students who are primarily first-generation college students and/or have financial need.

  • 2024 | Undergraduate
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    UCSD Division of Extended Studies - International Programs

    University of California, San Diego Division of Extended Studies International Programs offers English language, university credit, professional certificate, and customized programs for personal, academic, and professional development.

  • 2024 | Incoming UCSD Transfer
    Trio SSSP Summer Experience

    Academic

    Trio SSSP Summer Experience

    The program's goal is to create a home-based environment where supportive learning takes place, using a holistic approach focusing on a student's academic, cultural, and social experience at UC San Diego.

  • 2023 | 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.

  • 2024 | 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.