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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.

2018 Dates & Locations


Business Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 14 – June 22
  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 29 – August 6

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 22 – June 30
  • July 3 – July 11

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 4 – August 12

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Entertainment Management

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

International Business in Singapore

Yale-NUS, Singapore

  • June 15 – June 24

Sports Management

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

Rice University, Houston, TX

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

Government & Law Programs

Intelligence & National Security

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 17 – June 22
  • June 26 – July 1
  • July 7 – July 12
  • July 16 – July 21
  • July 24 – July 29

International Diplomacy

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 24 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 16
  • July 21 – July 30
  • August 2 – August 11

Law & Advocacy

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 14 – June 22
  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Political Action & Public Policy

American University, Washington, D.C.

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

S.T.E.M. Programs

Biotechnology

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 16 – June 24
  • June 28 – July 6

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 15 – July 23
  • July 26 – August 3

Engineering

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 25 – July 3
  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 29 – August 6

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 4 – August 12

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 22 – June 30
  • July 3 – July 11
  • July 15 – July 23
  • July 26 – August 3

Rice University, Houston, TX

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

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 25 – August 2

Environmental Science & Sustainability

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • June 14 – June 22
  • July 7 – July 15

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Forensic Science

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 16 – June 24
  • June 28 – July 6
  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Medicine & Health Care

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 16 – June 24
  • June 28 – July 6
  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • July 14 – July 22
  • July 25 – August 2

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

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 4 – August 12

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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

Rice University, Houston, TX

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

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • June 11 – June 19
  • June 22 – June 30
  • July 3 – July 11
  • July 15 – July 23
  • July 26 – August 3

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

Nursing

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 29 – August 6

Psychology & Neuroscience

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 28 – July 6
  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Housed at Emmanuel College

  • June 23 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 13
  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 31 – August 8

Leadership Programs

Mastering Leadership

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 26 – July 1
  • July 5 – July 10
  • July 13 – July 18

Performance, Design & Media Arts Programs

Acting Intensive

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • July 18 – August 4

Architecture

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • June 29 – July 7
  • July 11 – July 19
  • July 23 – July 31
  • August 4 – August 12

Game Design

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 28 – July 6
  • July 9 – July 17
  • July 21 – July 29
  • August 2 – August 10

Journalism, Film & Media Arts

American University, Washington, D.C.

  • June 16 – June 24
  • June 28 – July 6

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 26 – August 3

Theater

Fordham University, New York City, NY

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

2018 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 $5,295
Biotechnology 9 Days $3,195
Business & Entrepreneurship 9 Days $3,095
Engineering
9 Days $3,095
Entertainment Management 9 Days $3,095
Environmental Science & Sustainability 9 Days $3,095
Forensic Science 9 Days $3,195
Game Design 9 Days $3,095
Intelligence & National Security 6 Days $2,495
International Diplomacy 10 Days $3,195*
Journalism, Film & Media Arts 9 Days $3,195
Law & Advocacy 9 Days $3,195
Mastering Leadership 6 Days $2,495
Medicine & Health Care 9 Days $3,095
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago and San Francisco) 9 Days $3,195
Medicine & Health Care (Boston) 9 Days $3,395
Nursing 9 Days $3,195
Political Action & Public Policy 9 Days $3,195
Psychology & Neuroscience 9 Days $3,195
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston) 9 Days $3,395
Sports Management 9 Days $3,095
Theater 9 Days $3,095
*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, 2018 $350 ($500 for Acting Intensive)
Between April 19 and May 18, 2018 $500 ($750 for Acting Intensive)
May 19, 2018 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 2019 Pre-Registration and sent an email in the fall of 2018 to select the program/session you wish to attend. Note: If you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2019 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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