Summer break is a good time to have fun, socialize with friends and family, and most importantly, unwind. But it is also a great time to do something interesting and challenging—something that pushes you out of your comfort zone and helps you learn new things. UC CAAS student, Mahima gives us a glimpse into her trek to Nag Tibba and reaffirms this thought.
A fiercely competitive world of university applications awaits high school students. One way of creating a notice-worthy profile and getting a head start is to attend a Summer School or a Pre-College Program.
In an attempt to connect students with the right opportunity, we invited the Big Red Group and the National Student Leadership Conference at St. Xavier’s High School, Gurgaon, last December. The topic of discussion was high school summer programs and scholarships, and how they build a pathway to top universities. It was amazing to observe how many students had questions about which summer school program to enroll in, how it would benefit them, and whether or not it would make their college applications stand out.
- UC CAAS student, Laieh, who attended the Young Scholars Program at Ashoka University a few years ago says, “Overall, this was one of the best experiences of my life, where I formed many new friendships, gained knowledge, insight, experience, and life skills. I definitely think that engaging in such summer school and summer programs will get you a great sense as to the workings of college life and what to expect from college.”
Admissions officers are always looking for evidence of dedication to your subject, initiative, and reading beyond the school curriculum. Attending a summer school can in turn boost your overall academic performance, build your confidence, and gain practical experience.
Keeping this in mind, here are the top 10 interesting opportunities that you might want to explore this summer:
- Ashoka Summer School– Ashoka’s Young Scholars Programmes (YSP) are certified, summer, residential programmes, designed to give motivated students in classes 9,10,11 & 12 an exposure to a liberal arts & sciences education at the college level. They offer many multidisciplinary program options during the summer break.
- Aspire India Scholars Program-The AISP curriculum will provide global perspectives, holistic learning, and ethical engagement to guide students through their crucial transition from high school to higher education.
- Flame Summer School- The program will help students strengthen their skills through a mix of exciting academic and non-academic courses which provide a strong foundation to succeed in college, and beyond. The program will run two tracks focusing on the disciplines of Design & Computer Science. Both tracks entail relevant components of Liberal Education but will have additional sessions focusing on either Design or Computer Science.
- BeSingular- BeSingular Academy Future Leaders Program is an Indo-German Global Summer Residential Program to drive transformation among learners by enabling them to visualize the future and build a mindset to evolve, adapt, and learn to solve problems.
- Young Leaders of Active Citizenship- YLAC aims to increase the participation of young people in the policymaking process and build their capacity to lead change. They run different programs in different cities in India, in addition to undertaking interesting projects in civic engagement and public policy.
- Atlas Skilltech University | ISDI Pre College Academy- Certified by the New Schools Parson, the ATLAS ISDI Summer School Program prepares students to step into the world of creativity, design and technology and gives them a peek into their life at the ATLAS ISDI, in the heart of India’s innovation capital – Mumbai.
- Symbiosis Summer School- The Summer School, the first of its kind in India promotes intercultural opportunities for both students and faculty. With expertise in their respective fields, the faculty delivers course content through innovative teaching methods that offer students thoughtful inquiry, robust skill development, and insightful discourse.
- Shiv Nadar University- Young Thinkers Forum Summer School offers an exciting and enriching academic experience at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence. The curriculum offers an array of diverse subjects and activities to cater to the diverse interests and aspirations of the participants.
- PROMYS India – PROMYS (Programme in Mathematics for Young Scientists) has tied up with the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), and is offering this program for free in India. PROMYS India is closely modelled on PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists), its 35-year-old parent program at Boston University in the U.S. which has welcomed students from across the U.S. and around the world every summer since 1989.
- Young Technology Scholars -The two-week intensive summer program at Plaksha University exposes students to real-world engineering and problem-solving. Through hands-on learning and interdisciplinary coursework, students will learn how to leverage technology to solve complex problems.
UC CAAS student Aashna shares her summer school journey with us and how it was an experience of a lifetime!
University Connection’s Summer School Application-Admission Schedule (SAAS) is recognized as a step-by-step process that can help students meet their college planning targets, connect with peers from diverse backgrounds, and allow them to build confidence and social skills.
For any guidance on applications, admissions, or profiles, please reach out to us. The experts at University Connection look forward to assisting you.