Summer Search is the largest provider of summer experiential trips for diverse low-income young people in the country.*

Each Summer Search student has the opportunity to participate in two summer experiential learning trips, one after the sophomore year and the other after the junior year, selecting from over 100 programs worldwide. Opportunities include participation in wilderness expeditions, academic enrichment on college campuses and community service in the United States and abroad.

Each year, program partners award in-kind scholarships to send Summer Search students on life changing summer trips. In return, Summer Search students add tremendous value to any summer program experience, providing diversity and inherent leadership ability.

summer program partners

Community Service and Homestays Abroad
Music, Art and Literature
Wilderness Adventure


Academic Study Associates
Boston University Summer Term
Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs
College Orientation Workshop
Concordia Language Villages
Cornell University Summer College
Cushing Academy
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Emory University
Economics for Leaders
The Hun School of Princeton
Ithaca College Summer College
Junior Statesmen Summer School
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session
Ojai Valley School Summer Programs
Phillips Andover Academy Summer Session
Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School
Project SMART at UNH
Rassias Language Programs Abroad
SEA Education Association
Skidmore College Pre-College Program
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program
Summer Academy at Suffield
Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program
Summer Study Programs
Summer@Brown Pre-College Programs
Super Camp
Syracuse University Summer College
Teton Science Schools
University of Delaware
University of Miami
Washington Univeristy’s High School Summer Scholars

community service and homestays abroad

Adventures Cross-Country
Amigos de las Americas
Global Glimpse
Global Leadership Adventures
Global Routes
Global Works
Greek Summer
Lifeworks International
Putney Student Travel
Road Less Traveled
Rustic Pathways
Seeds of Learning
The Experiment in International Living
Where There Be Dragons
Windsor Mountain International

music, art, and literature

Camp Encore/Coda
Center for Creative Youth
Idyllwild Arts
The Putney School
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
Young Writers Workshop

wilderness adventure

Adventure, Risk & Challenge
Apogee Adventures
Atlantic Challenge Foundation
Camp Ogichi Daa Kwe
Cheley Colorado Camps
Cottonwood Gulch Foundation
Deer Hill Expeditions
Eagle's Nest Foundation
Environmental Traveling Companions
Farm and Wilderness Questers Program
GO Adventure!
High Mountain Institute
Longacre Expeditions
Longacre Leadership
Maine Teen Camp
National Outdoor Leadership School
Open Roads
Outward Bound
Plantation Farm Camp
Student Conservation Association
Williwaw Adventures


Global Youth Village

*Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

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