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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

Business Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 24 – July 2

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 3 – August 11

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Business Intensive

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 19 – August 5

International Business

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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

Sports Management

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 3 – August 11

Government & Law Programs

Intelligence & National Security

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 12 – July 17
  • July 19 – July 24

International Diplomacy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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

Law & Advocacy

Duke University, Durham, NC

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

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Law Intensive

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 19 – August 5

Political Action & Public Policy

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

S.T.E.M. Programs

Aerospace

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 22 – June 30
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 17 – July 25

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Cybersecurity

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Data Science

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

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

Engineering

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 24 – July 2

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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

UT-Austin, Austin, TX

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Engineering Intensive

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • July 11 – July 28

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

Marine Biology

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

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

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • June 12 – June 20
  • June 24 – July 2
  • July 6 – July 14
  • July 18 – July 26

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
In order to allow for adequate social-distancing for their own staff and students, HMS has decided to not allow guests on campus this summer. Therefore, we have been forced to cancel all programs taking place in Boston in 2022.

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • June 13 – June 21
  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 19 – July 27

UT-Austin, Austin, TX

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

Medicine Intensive

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 11 – June 28
  • July 5 – July 22

Nursing

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
In order to allow for adequate social-distancing for their own staff and students, HMS has decided to not allow guests on campus this summer. Therefore, we have been forced to cancel all programs taking place in Boston in 2022.

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

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

Veterinary Medicine

UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • July 26 – August 3
  • August 6 – August 14

Leadership Programs

Mastering Leadership

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • June 11 – June 16
  • June 19 – June 24
  • June 27 – July 2

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • July 13 – July 18
  • July 22 – July 27

Art & Design

Acting Intensive

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 23 – August 9

Architecture

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

Game Design

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

Film Intensive

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • June 23 – July 10

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 30 – August 7

Theater

Fordham University, New York City, NY

  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 3 – August 11

Middle School Programs

Engineering

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • June 25 – June 30

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • June 25 – June 30

U.S. History & Government

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 5 – July 10

2022 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$5,995
Aerospace9 Days$3,495
Architecture9 Days$3,495
Biotechnology9 Days$3,595
Business & Entrepreneurship9 Days$3,495
Business Intensive18 Days$5,995
Cybersecurity9 Days$3,495
Data Science9 Days$3,495
Engineering9 Days$3,495
Engineering Intensive18 Days$5,995
Environmental Science & Sustainability9 Days$3,495
Film Intensive18 Days$5,995
Film, Journalism & Media Arts9 Days$3,595
Forensic Science9 Days$3,595
Game Design9 Days$3,495
Intelligence & National Security6 Days$2,695
International Business9 Days$3,495
International Diplomacy9 Days$3,495*
Law & Advocacy9 Days$3,595
Law Intensive18 Days$5,995
Marine Biology9 Days$3,595
Mastering Leadership6 Days$2,695
Medicine & Health Care (Austin, Durham, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.)9 Days$3,495
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco)9 Days$3,595
Medicine & Health Care (Boston)9 Days$3,795
Medicine Intensive18 Days$5,995
Nursing9 Days$3,595
Political Action & Public Policy9 Days$3,595
Psychology & Neuroscience (San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)9 Days$3,595
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston)9 Days$3,795
Sports Management9 Days$3,495
Theater9 Days$3,495
Veterinary Medicine9 Days$3,595
*Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NYC

 

Middle School Tuition

Program tuition includes housing (if application), 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$2,495
Commuter6 Days$2,095

 

Summer 2022 Cancellation Fees and Refund Policies

The following cancellation fees apply to payments made during 2021/2022 Academic Year.

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 and 9 day programs).
$500 cancellation fee (18 day programs).
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

  • Cancellation fees are based on the date of cancellation (see above chart). The remaining funds paid during the current academic year will be refunded.
  • Within 30 days of your program’s start date, all tuition paid is nonrefundable.
  • Any nonrefundable payments may be moved to the following summer (see Pre-Registration details below).
  • Student Protection Plan fees are nonrefundable after May 1.
  • Payments made during a previous academic year remain non-refundable.
  • All payments made during the current academic year are refundable for students who choose to cancel from a waitlist.
  • Scholarship students should refer to their separate refund policy. If you were awarded a scholarship by the NSLF, by submitting a cancellation request you are telling the committee that you will NOT be accepting your scholarship award or attending this summer.
  • If a session is cancelled by the NSLC, you will receive a full refund of all payments made during the 2021/2022 academic year and any eligible payments transferred from 2020 and 2021 that were moved to pre-registration for 2022.
  • Special Note for 2022 Pre-Registration Students: Your refundable payments made during the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years will remain refundable until April 1, 2022. Cancellation fees will remain non-refundable.

Option 2: Transfer to Another Session

  • Requests to transfer will be processed in the order in which they are received and enrollment is dependent upon session availability.
  • If you are currently on a waitlist and are opting to attend a different session instead of waiting for a space in your current program, you will lose your waitlist status. If you choose to transfer back to this waitlist at a later date, you will be placed at the end of the waitlist.

Option 3: Pre-Registration for Next Summer

  • As a courtesy, any non-refundable tuition payments/cancellation fees may be transferred to next summer to be used by you or a family member.
  • Students who transfer their deposit to Pre-Registration will lock in 2022 tuition rates for 2023. Any funds eligible for return in 2022 will remain refundable through February 1, 2023.
  • You will be added to next summer’s early mailing list and contacted by email in the fall with next summer’s dates and locations.
  • Students will be charged a cancellation fee (if applicable) 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 summer, any cancellation fees paid in the previous academic year remain non-refundable.

 

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