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

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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

Medicine & Biological Sciences Programs

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Environmental Science & Sustainability

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Marine Biology

University of Miami, Miami, FL

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

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

University of Miami, Miami, FL

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

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Medicine Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – July 4
  • July 11 – July 28

Nursing

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Duke University, Durham, NC

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Veterinary Medicine

UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • July 25 – August 2
  • August 5 – August 13

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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

Business & Leadership Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

Duke University, Durham, NC

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Fashion Management

Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Leadership & Service

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 19 – June 24
  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10

University of Miami, Miami, FL

  • July 17 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 1

Sports Management

Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1

Design, Art & Media Programs

Acting Intensive

Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • July 12 – July 29

Architecture

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

Digital Arts & Design

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

Film Intensive

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 25 – July 12

Film Production & Scriptwriting

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

Game Design

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 6 – July 14

Journalism

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

Theater

Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Engineering & Computer Science Programs

Aerospace

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Cybersecurity

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 12 – July 20

Data Science

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Engineering

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Engineering Intensive

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 17 – July 4
  • July 12 – July 29

Game Design

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

Government & Law Programs

Cybersecurity

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 12 – July 20

Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31

Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Intelligence & National Security

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 9 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 22
  • July 25 – July 30

International Diplomacy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. / Columbia University, New York City, NY

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Law & Advocacy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 25
  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 17 – July 25

Law Intensive

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 20 – July 7

Leadership & Service

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 19 – June 24
  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10

University of Miami, Miami, FL

  • July 17 – July 22
  • July 26 – August 1

Political Action & Public Policy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 12 – July 20
  • July 24 – August 1

Middle School Programs

Animal Sciences

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 16 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 29

Engineering

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 16 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 29

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 16 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 29

U.S. History & Government

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 16 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 29

2023 Summer Tuition

High School 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 field trips and tours. Students will be held responsible for damage to rooms and lost room keys.

ProgramLengthTuition
Acting Intensive18 Days$6,995
Aerospace9 Days$3,795
Architecture9 Days$3,695
Biotechnology9 Days$3,895
Business & Entrepreneurship (Durham and San Francisco)9 Days$3,695
Business & Entrepreneurship (New Haven)9 Days$3,795
Cybersecurity9 Days$3,695
Data Science9 Days$3,695
Digital Arts & Design9 Days$3,895
Engineering (Baltimore, Durham, and San Francisco)9 Days$3,795
Engineering (New Haven)9 Days$3,895
Engineering Intensive18 Days$6,495
Environmental Science & Sustainability9 Days$3,695
Fashion Management9 Days$3,995
Film Intensive18 Days$6,495
Film Production & Scriptwriting9 Days$3,895
Forensic Science9 Days$3,995
Game Design9 Days$3,795
Intelligence & National Security6 Days$2,895
International Diplomacy9 Days$3,995*
Journalism9 Days$3,895
Law & Advocacy (Washington, D.C.)9 Days$3,795
Law & Advocacy (New Haven)9 Days$3,895
Law Intensive18 Days$6,495
Leadership & Service6 Days$2,895
Marine Biology9 Days$3,895
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.)9 Days$3,795
Medicine & Health Care (Durham)9 Days$3,895
Medicine & Health Care (New Haven)9 Days$3,995
Medicine Intensive18 Days$6,495
Nursing9 Days$3,795
Political Action & Public Policy9 Days$3,695
Psychology & Neuroscience9 Days$3,895
Sports Management (Durham)9 Days$3,795
Sports Management (New York City)9 Days$3,945
Theater9 Days$3,995
Veterinary Medicine9 Days$3,895
*Students arrive in Washington, D.C. and then travel as a group to finish their program in New York. Group Transportation from D.C. to NYC is included in the tuition.

 

Middle School Tuition

Program tuition includes housing (if applicable), 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 field trips and tours. Students will be held responsible for damage to rooms and lost room keys.

Residential Option: Residential students live on campus in a dormitory. This tuition includes room and on-campus meals. Students are housed with one or two roommates on a gender specific floor. The front desk of the dormitory is monitored 24-hours a day and NSLC staff live on the floor to provide supervision each night. A pillow, towel and bedsheets are included.

Commuter Option: Commuter students will check-in each morning between 7:00am-7:30am and check-out between 8:00pm-8:30pm each night. Commuter students are provided the same meals as residential students but the tuition rate does not include housing accommodations. Between 7:30am-8:00pm each day, we ask that students only be signed-out for medical or family emergencies.

ProgramLengthTuition
Residential6 Days$2,695
Commuter6 Days$2,295

 

Summer 2023 Cancellation Fees and Refund Policies

The following cancellation fees apply to payments made during 2022/2023 Academic Year.

If Student Cancels…Cancellation Fee
By April 1No cancellation fee. Full refund.
April 2 to 30-days before program start date50% of tuition.
All tuition paid up to 50% is non-refundable.
Within 30 days of program start date100% of tuition paid.
All tuition paid is non-refundable.

If you choose to cancel your enrollment, you have the following options:

Option 1: Cancellation

  • No refunds will be given within 30-days of the session start date.
  • Cancellation fees are based on the date of cancellation (see above chart.) The remaining funds paid during the current academic year will be refunded.
  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable).
  • If a session is running, the Student Protection Plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.

Option 2: Pre-Registration for 2024

  • Apply these funds toward Pre-Registration for 2024.
  • You will be given early access and choice of our 2024 dates and locations.
  • Students who transfer their deposit to Pre-Registration will lock in 2023 tuition rates for 2024. Any funds eligible for return in 2023 will remain refundable through February 1, 2024.
  • Student will be charged a cancellation fee each year they cancel. The fee will be deducted from the payments made during the corresponding academic year.
  • Note: if you are unable to attend next year, any cancellation fees paid in the previous year, remain non-refundable.

 

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