Program Overview

Discover a career in engineering.

At the NSLC on Engineering, you’ll design prototypes and build robots alongside your team as you explore career paths in civil, mechanical, and chemical engineering.

I absolutely loved it! I knew I wanted to be an engineer before but now I’m sure. I also made friends I will never forget and experiences I will cherish forever.

Sophia, California

Guest Speakers

Gain industry insights.

Interact with guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds that bring practical knowledge and real-world experiences to the Engineering program.

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Trips & Tours

Go beyond the classroom.

Gain a new perspective on engineering through field trips that uncover how the industry works behind the scenes. A mix of educational and sightseeing tours allow you to explore the city surrounding the university.

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Duke University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Duke Harris Energy & Environmental Center
  • Duke Engineering Design Pod
  • Duke University & North Carolina State University Engineering Labs
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
  • North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

Johns Hopkins University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Lab Tours
  • George Washington University School of Engineering
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA Webb Space Telescope Facility
  • NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command)
  • Capitol Hill & Smithsonian
  • Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

University of California, Berkeley Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Intel
  • UC-Berkeley College of Engineering
  • The Computer History Museum
  • Golden Gate Bridge Architectural Tour
  • Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Pier 39
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Fisherman’s Wharf

University of Michigan Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • U-M College of Engineering
  • Ford Rouge Factory
  • Michigan Science Center
  • National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
  • Recycle Here! Facility

Yale University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Mathworks, Computing Software Company
  • Boston Museum of Science
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market

Leadership
is in our name.

Each NSLC program contains a leadership curriculum designed to teach skills that can apply to all areas of life. Workshops on personality styles, communication and listening, resilience, and empathy set the foundation for a successful future, no matter where it may lead.

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Life on a College Campus

Dates, Locations, & Tuition

NSLC provides an immersive pre-college experience that prepares students for life beyond high school, allowing them to study in university classrooms, learn to navigate a campus, and experience living with roommates. All students are required to reside in supervised campus dormitories and will be provided meals through campus dining services.

What does my tuition include?

Duke University**

Durham, NC

$3,895 Residential

Summer 2024

Jul 6 - Jul 14

Jul 18 - Jul 26

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Duke University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Duke Harris Energy & Environmental Center
  • Duke Engineering Design Pod
  • Duke University & North Carolina State University Engineering Labs
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
  • North Carolina State University Centennial Campus
Johns Hopkins University°

Baltimore, MD

$3,895 Residential

Summer 2024

Jun 16 - Jun 24

Jun 27 - Jul 5

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Johns Hopkins University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Lab Tours
  • George Washington University School of Engineering
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA Webb Space Telescope Facility
  • NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command)
  • Capitol Hill & Smithsonian
  • Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

$3,895 Residential

Summer 2024

Jun 17 - Jun 25

Jun 29 - Jul 7

Jul 12 - Jul 20

Jul 24 - Aug 1

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University of California, Berkeley Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Intel
  • UC-Berkeley College of Engineering
  • The Computer History Museum
  • Golden Gate Bridge Architectural Tour
  • Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Pier 39
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

$3,795 Residential

Summer 2024

Jul 13 - Jul 21

Jul 25 - Aug 2

Trips & Tours Sample Schedule

University of Michigan Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • U-M College of Engineering
  • Ford Rouge Factory
  • Michigan Science Center
  • National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
  • Recycle Here! Facility
Yale University

New Haven, CT

$4,095 Residential

Summer 2024

Jun 24 - Jul 2

Jul 6 - Jul 14

Jul 17 - Jul 25

Trips & Tours Sample Schedule

Yale University Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Mathworks, Computing Software Company
  • Boston Museum of Science
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market

** The NSLC is not sponsored by Duke University.

° The NSLC is not related to or affiliated with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in any way. NSLC is an entirely separate entity with no connection to JHU aside from the temporary rental of facilities for the program.

◊ The NSLC is not sponsored by Yale University.

Pay over time.

Flexible plans allow you to pay monthly – until 30 days before your program – at no additional fee.
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Protect your tuition.

Affordable trip insurance protects your investment in case of emergency.
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Apply for a scholarship.

NSLC awards more than $500,000 in scholarships each year.
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Earn College Credit

NSLC has partnered with American University to offer an online college credit opportunity for students across all our programs and locations. AU’s faculty-taught courses are completed at home outside the dates of your program and tailored to complement your area of study.

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