College Summer Programs

Summer programs are essential for college students. There are plenty of options other than part-time jobs and summer classes which involve fun and unique learning experience for every student. So, let us discuss the various other options available.

Updated by Sreelekha R K on 3rd March 2020

Summer programs are essential for college students. The majority of the students wait for Summer because it is the time as they will have the freedom and a sort of break to their daily routine. There are plenty of options other than part-time jobs and summer classes which involve fun and unique learning experience for every student. So, let us discuss the various other options available.


Summer Sessions

Summer sessions are the classes offered by the colleges to enhance your knowledge in comparatively less time and are provided at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

There are many Ivy League institutions such as Yale, Harward, and Cornelle that are providing this for their students as well as to those from other institutions. Not just ivy leagues, but there are also many other prestigious college summer sessions. It’s certainly a good experience for one around new people, atmosphere, and culture.

It is said that the duration of the session in Harward is seven weeks. These students are given an opportunity to stay on campus or off-campus and attend the classes. Also one can take classes online. But it is important to make a note regarding the last day for registration. The courses will be filled very fast, so it is better to be aware of all these points and start preparing for it.

Even Cornelle school of education and Yale provide summer programs to students which can be taken on-campus or off-campus. The only thing that matters here is to register for these courses as early as possible.

There are also scholarships and financial aid options to help you financially to pay for your education. 


Student Exchange Program

You can enquire at your college if there is any student exchange program that helps you to learn something new as well as explore other countries.

Broadreach global summer educational adventures will offer you an international field experience in order to explore many other fields based on your interests, grade level, duration, and more. It can be any sort of adventures like scuba diving, river rafting or foreign languages. There are certain opportunities where you can volunteer to teach something.


Internships

Communicate with any of your friends, the first and foremost plan they have for summer is to do an internship. It helps you in enhancing your skill and also builds your resume while you gain all the necessary skills and experience.

It will give you the experience of working in the real and practical world in the field of your interest. You might not get paid for every internship you get into, but there are certain internships that pay a stipend. If your intention is to earn something for your pockets, search for paid internships online or just go with learning skills.


Follow your passion

“There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”, quoted by Nelson Mandela. Few students will get carried away by a busy schedule during college days and will have no time to work on your interest (it is a passion more than an interest). For such students, summer is the best time to restart practicing and work hard on improving your skills. It might be singing, dancing, art or anything.


Volunteer

Volunteering is something that the service is provided by taking an initiative. It is appreciable to volunteer or help underprivileged people who are facing problems. As a student, you can volunteer to help their children learn something relating to your studies. There are numerous platforms for exploring the opportunities to serve people around your locality in health, education, environment, support systems, and other fields.