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

Our enrollment application for summer 2021 is now open! Everyone at the NSLC is looking forward to a return to campus next year. Together with our university and community partners, we will once again host our life-changing programs at locations across the country.


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

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

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

Fordham University, New York City, NY
Fordham University has decided to cancel all conferences for the summer of 2021. Therefore, we have been forced to close all programs taking place in New York City this summer.

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 13

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Los Angeles for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale University has decided to close all conference housing for the summer of 2021. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at Yale have been cancelled.


Business Intensive

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Program activities will take place on the campus of American University as well as at the hotel.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – August 3

Entertainment Management

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Los Angeles for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


International Business

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Program activities will take place on the campus of American University as well as at the hotel.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

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

Sports Management

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

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

Fordham University, New York City, NY
Fordham University has decided to cancel all conferences for the summer of 2021. Therefore, we have been forced to close all programs taking place in New York City this summer.

Government & Law Programs

Intelligence & National Security

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 12 – July 17
  • July 20 – July 25

International Diplomacy

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Program activities will take place on the campus of American University as well as at the hotel.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Law & Advocacy

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Program activities will take place on the campus of American University as well as at the hotel.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 19

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale University has decided to close all conference housing for the summer of 2021. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at Yale have been cancelled.


Law Intensive

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Program activities will take place on the campus of American University as well as at the hotel.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – August 3

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 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.


Cybersecurity

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Data Science

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

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

Engineering

American University

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

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

Residential programs for minors at Rice University will not be occurring this summer. In light of this decision, we have moved all Houston programs to the University of Houston.

University of Houston, Houston, TX

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale University has decided to close all conference housing for the summer of 2021. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at Yale have been cancelled.


Engineering Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 17 – August 3

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.


Environmental Science & Sustainability

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • July 25 – August 2

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
University of Washington has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Seattle for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Yale University has decided to close all conference housing for the summer of 2021. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at Yale have been cancelled.


Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Marine Biology

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • July 25 – August 2
  • August 6 – August 14

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Washington has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Seattle for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Residential programs for minors at Rice University will not be occurring this summer. In light of this decision, we have moved all Houston programs to the University of Houston.

University of Houston, Houston, TX

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

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
On Dec. 4, HMS informed us they are using all conference space to meet their own social distancing requirements. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at HMS have been cancelled.

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 25 – August 2
  • August 6 – August 14

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Los Angeles for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Washington has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Seattle for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

Vanderbilt University
Residential programs for minors at Vanderbilt University will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Nashville for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Medicine Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 26 – July 13
  • July 19 – August 5

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Nursing

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25
  • July 28 – August 5

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
On Dec. 4, HMS informed us they are using all conference space to meet their own social distancing requirements. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at HMS have been cancelled.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Residential programs for minors at Vanderbilt University will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Nashville for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Veterinary Medicine

UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
As a clinical institution, PennVet has decided it is necessary to close their doors to visitors through the Fall of 2021. Therefore, all NSLC programs for the summer of 2021 at PennVet have been cancelled.

Leadership Programs

Mastering Leadership

Georgetown University has made the decision to close summer conference programming in 2021 to focus on on-campus summer school sessions for their current Freshman class. In light of this decision, we have moved all Georgetown housing to the Marriott Crystal Gateway.

Marriott Crystal Gateway, Washington, D.C.

  • July 15 – July 20
  • July 23 – July 28
  • July 31 – August 5

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.


Social Impact

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.

Art & Design

Acting Intensive

Fordham University, New York City, NY
Fordham University has decided to cancel all conferences for the summer of 2021. Therefore, we have been forced to close all programs taking place in New York City this summer.


Architecture

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residential programs for minors at Northwestern will not be occurring this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Chicago for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Game Design

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Washington has decided to close its campus to all programs this summer. Therefore, all NSLC programs in Seattle for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.


Film Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 28

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 28 – August 5

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
UC-Berkeley is no longer able to guarantee classroom space on campus for summer programs. We have therefore decided to close all programs at UC-Berkeley for the summer of 2021.


Theater

Fordham University, New York City, NY
Fordham University has decided to cancel all conferences for the summer of 2021. Therefore, we have been forced to close all programs taking place in New York City this summer.

Middle School Programs

Engineering

Marriott Crystal City, Washington, D.C.

  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10 (Closed)

Film & Animation

Marriott Crystal City, Washington, D.C.

  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10 (Closed)

Medicine & Health Care

Marriott Crystal City, Washington, D.C.

  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10 (Closed)

U.S. History & Government

Marriott Crystal City, Washington, D.C.

  • June 27 – July 2
  • July 5 – July 10 (Closed)

2021 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

ProgramLengthTuition
Acting Intensive18 Days$5,595
Aerospace9 Days$3,395
Architecture9 Days$3,395
Biotechnology9 Days$3,495
Business & Entrepreneurship9 Days$3,395
Business Intensive18 Days$5,595
Cybersecurity9 Days$3,395
Data Science9 Days$3,395
Engineering9 Days$3,395
Engineering Intensive18 Days$5,595
Entertainment Management9 Days$3,395
Environmental Science & Sustainability9 Days$3,395
Film Intensive18 Days$5,595
Film, Journalism & Media Arts9 Days$3,495
Forensic Science9 Days$3,495
Game Design9 Days$3,395
Intelligence & National Security6 Days$2,695
International Business9 Days$3,395
International Diplomacy9 Days$3,395*
Law & Advocacy9 Days$3,495
Law Intensive18 Days$5,595
Marine Biology9 Days$3,495
Mastering Leadership6 Days$2,695
Medicine & Health Care (Houston, Nashville, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.)9 Days$3,395
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco)9 Days$3,495
Medicine & Health Care (Boston)9 Days$3,695
Medicine Intensive18 Days$5,595
Nursing9 Days$3,495
Political Action & Public Policy9 Days$3,495
Psychology & Neuroscience9 Days$3,495
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston)9 Days$3,695
Social Impact9 Days$3,395
Sports Management9 Days$3,395
Theater9 Days$3,395
Veterinary Medicine9 Days$3,495
*Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NYC

 

Middle School Tuition

ProgramLengthTuition
All6 Days$2,495

 

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policies

Important Note for Enrolled Students: COVID-19 policies and procedures related to your site will be emailed to you in late April. If NSLC is forced to close on-campus programming at certain locations due to COVID-19, enrolled students will be notified and given the option to transfer to an open location, pre-register for 2022, or cancel with a full refund.


We are mindful of the challenges caused by the uncertainty of COVID-19. For that reason, we have pushed back our cancellation deadlines for 2021.

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

Option 1: Cancellation

If Student Cancels…Cancellation Fee
By May 1No cancellation fee, full refund.
May 2 to 30-days before program start date$350 cancellation fee (6-10 day programs)
$500 cancellation fee (18 day programs)
Within 30 days of program start date100% of tuition paid.
All tuition paid is non-refundable
  • No refunds will be given within 30-days of the session start date.
  • 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 2022

  • Apply these funds toward Pre-Registration for 2022.
  • We will honor our 2021 tuition rate for a comparable program/location in 2022.
  • You will be given early access and choice of our 2022 dates and locations.
  • NSLC will refund all tuition paid during the current academic year minus the cancellation fee listed above. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the start date of the program. You may apply your nonrefundable cancellation fee toward a program next year.
  • Any refundable payments made during the 2020/2021 academic year will remain refundable until February 1, 2022. Note: Cancellation fees will remain non-refundable.

If the NSLC cancels your program, you will have the following options:

  • Option 1: Transfer to a different 2021 session
  • Option 2: Receive a full refund of all tuition and fees paid during the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Option 3: Apply these funds toward Pre-Registration for 2022:
    • We will honor our 2021 tuition rate for a comparable program/location in 2022.
    • You will be given early access and choice of our 2022 dates and locations.
    • Your payments made during the 2020/2021 academic year will remain refundable until February 1, 2022.

 

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