What Are Some Popular College Summer Programs?


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Popular college summer programs include Stanford Summer, the Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins and St John's College Summer Classics. Every summer, colleges offer a wide variety of programs designed for pre-college and college students and adults interested in pursuing continuing education or simply broadening their horizons.

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Stanford Summer offers high school students and undergraduate college students the opportunity to choose between more than 175 college courses. Course offerings include Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention, Jogging for Fitness, Data Mining and Analysis, and Swimming classes ranging from Beginning I to Advanced. Students have access to academic and social support and the university's resources.

The Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins give high school students the option to experience collegiate life with undergraduate students or to explore thematic research-focused curricula. Students may commute or elect to live on campus. Collegiate course offerings range from art classes such as Landscape Photography to public health studies classes such as Health, Homelessness and Social Justice. Research themes include such topics as Application of Abnormal Psychology to Forensic Cases.

The St. John's College Summer Classics program provides adults with a seminar-based continuing education experience. Participants read and discuss classic works such as "The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides. The program caters to adults with an interest in classics, but participants do not need any previous experience in the field. Students also have the opportunity to enjoy twice-weekly field trips to the Santa Fe opera. Students interested in studying scientific texts rather than classics can participate in the associated Science Institute.

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