Explore career options, experience life on a college campus, and reach your leadership potential.

Since 1989, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding middle school and high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Join us this summer to experience your future.

High School – for students in grades 9-12

Middle School – for students in grades 6-8

Business Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 20 – July 28

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Business Intensive

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – August 3

Entertainment Management

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13

International Business

Yale-NUS, Singapore

  • June 11 – June 20
  • June 24 – July 3

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 3

Sports Management

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Government & Law Programs

Intelligence & National Security

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18
  • July 21 – July 26

International Diplomacy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Law & Advocacy

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Political Action & Public Policy

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25

S.T.E.M. Programs

Aerospace

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 20 – July 28

Cybersecurity

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25

Engineering

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3

Rice University, Houston, TX

  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3

Engineering Intensive

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 11 – July 28

Environmental Science & Sustainability

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3

Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Marine Biology

University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 3

University of Miami, Miami, FL

  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 3

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Housed at Emmanuel College

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • June 14 – June 22
  • June 25 – July 3

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3

University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 3

Rice University, Houston, TX

  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 20 – July 28

University of Miami, Miami, FL

  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13

Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

  • June 11 – June 20

Nursing

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6
Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 29 – August 6

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • June 14 – June 22
  • June 25 – July 3

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Housed at Emmanuel College

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Veterinary Medicine

Penn Vet: University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Housed at Drexel University

  • July 15 – July 23
  • July 27 – August 4
  • August 8 – August 16

Leadership Programs

Mastering Leadership

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18
  • July 21 – July 26

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • June 17 – June 22
  • June 25 – June 30

Social Impact & Innovation

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Performance, Design & Media Arts Programs

Acting Intensive

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • July 21 – August 7

Architecture

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • July 19 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 8

Game Design

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

Film Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 23 – July 10

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 20 – July 28

Theater

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Middle School Programs

Engineering

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18

Film & Animation

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18

Medicine

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18

U.S. History & Government

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18

2020 Summer Tuition

Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

 

High School Tuition

Program Length Tuition
Acting Intensive 18 Days $5,795
Aerospace 9 Days $3,295
Architecture 9 Days $3,295
Biotechnology 9 Days $3,395
Business & Emerging Technologies 9 Days $3,295
Business & Entrepreneurship 9 Days $3,295
Business & Entrepreneurship (New York) 9 Days $2,995
Business Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Cybersecurity 9 Days $3,295
Data Science 9 Days $3,295
Engineering 9 Days $3,295
Engineering (Houston) 9 Days $2,995
Engineering Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Entertainment Management 9 Days $3,295
Environmental Science & Sustainability 9 Days $3,295
Film Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Film, Journalism & Media Arts 9 Days $3,395
Forensic Science 9 Days $3,395
Game Design 9 Days $3,295
Intelligence & National Security 6 Days $2,595
International Business (Montreal) 9 Days $3,395
International Business (Signapore) 9 Days $3,595
International Diplomacy 9 Days $3,295*
Law & Advocacy 9 Days $3,395
Law Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Marine Biology (Hawai’i) 9 Days $3,395
Marine Biology (Miami) 9 Days $3,295
Mastering Leadership 6 Days $2,595
Medicine & Health Care 9 Days $3,295
Medicine & Health Care (Houston) 9 Days $2,995
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, and San Francisco) 9 Days $3,395
Medicine & Health Care (Singapore) 9 Days $3,595
Medicine & Health Care (Boston) 9 Days $3,695
Nursing 9 Days $3,395
Political Action & Public Policy 9 Days $3,395
Psychology & Neuroscience 9 Days $3,395
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston) 9 Days $3,695
Social Impact & Innovation 9 Days $3,295
Sports Management 9 Days $2,995
Theater 9 Days $2,995
Veterinary Medicine 9 Days $3,395
*Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NYC

 

Middle School Tuition

Residential Tuition Commuter Tuition*
$2,395 $1,995
*Commuter students are provided three meals a day. Housing is not included. Commuters check-in each morning between 7:00-7:30 AM and are picked-up each night between 8:00-8:30 PM.

 

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). Registrations occurring on or before May 1, 2020 may be canceled within 30 days of registration date without incurring a cancellation fee. The following cancellation fees apply to all NSLC enrollments:

Summer Programs If Cancelled… Cancellation Fee
By April 1, 2020 $350 ($500 for 18-day programs)
Between April 2 and May 1, 2020 $500 ($750 for 18-day programs)
May 2, 2020 or later All tuition paid

NSLC will refund all funds minus the cancellation fee listed above. No refunds will be given after May 2, 2020. Student Protection Plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.

Instead of cancelling, you may elect to apply your total payments toward a program next year. If so, you will be enrolled in our 2021 Pre-Registration and sent an email in the fall of 2020 to select the program/session you wish to attend. Note: If you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2021 program, the cancellation fees above will still apply.

Note: If an application is rejected or if space in the program is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

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