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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 high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Join us this summer to experience your future.

2017 Dates & Locations


Business Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 18 – June 26
  • July 1 – July 9
  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 8 – July 16
  • July 21 – July 29

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Entertainment Management

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 27 – July 5
  • July 9 – July 17

Sports Management

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

Government & Law Programs

Intelligence & National Security

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 8 – July 13
  • July 15 – July 20
  • July 22 – July 27
  • July 31 – August 5

International Diplomacy

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 8 – July 17

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 22 – July 31
  • August 3 – August 12

Law & Advocacy

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 18 – June 26
  • July 1 – July 9

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 22 – July 30
  • August 3 – August 11

Political Action & Public Policy

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

S.T.E.M. Programs

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 10 – July 18
  • July 22 – July 30

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • August 3 – August 11

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

Engineering

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 18 – June 26
  • July 1 – July 9
  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 8 – July 16
  • July 21 – July 29

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9
  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

Rice University, Houston, TX

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9

Environmental Science & Sustainability

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 18 – June 26
  • July 1 – July 9

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9

Rice University, Houston, TX

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

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Housed at Emmanuel College

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 20 – July 28
  • August 2 – August 10

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 8 – July 16
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 3 – August 11

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 19 – June 27
  • July 1 – July 9
  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Nursing

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 18 – June 26
  • July 1 – July 9
  • July 13 – July 21
  • July 25 – August 2

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Housed at Emmanuel College

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 19 – July 27
  • August 1 – August 9

Leadership Programs

Mastering Leadership

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 25 – July 30
  • August 3 – August 8

Rice University, Houston, TX

  • June 26 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 10

Performing & Media Arts Programs

Acting Intensive

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • July 13 – July 30

Game Design

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 22 – July 30
  • August 3 – August 11

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 27 – July 5
  • July 9 – July 17

Journalism, Film & Media Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 25 – August 2

Theater

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

2017 Summer Tuition

Program tuition is all-inclusive. It covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation in air-conditioned motor coaches throughout the program. Each student is responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money.

Program Length Tuition
Acting Intensive 18 Days $4,995
Biotechnology 9 Days $3,095
Business & Entrepreneurship 9 Days $2,995
Engineering
9 Days $2,995
Entertainment Management 9 Days $2,995
Environmental Science & Sustainability 9 Days $2,995
Forensic Science 9 Days $3,095
Game Design 9 Days $2,995
Intelligence & National Security 6 Days $2,295
International Diplomacy 10 Days $3,195*
Journalism, Film & Media Arts 9 Days $3,095
Law & Advocacy 9 Days $3,095
Mastering Leadership 6 Days $2,295
Medicine & Health Care 9 Days $2,995
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago and San Francisco) 9 Days $3,095
Medicine & Health Care (Boston) 9 Days $3,295
Nursing 9 Days $3,095
Political Action & Public Policy 9 Days $3,095
Psychology & Neuroscience 9 Days $3,095
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston) 9 Days $3,295
Sports Management 9 Days $2,995
Theater 9 Days $2,995
*Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NYC

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). The following cancellation fees apply to all NSLC enrollments:

Summer Programs If Cancelled… Cancellation Fee
By April 18, 2017 $350 ($500 for Acting Intensive)
Between April 19 and May 18, 2017 $500 ($750 for Acting Intensive)
May 19, 2017 or later 100% tuition paid

NSLC will refund all funds minus the cancellation fee listed above. No refunds will be given after May 18th, 2017. 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 2018 Pre-Registration and sent an email in the fall of 2017 to select the program/session you wish to attend. Note: If you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2018 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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