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This is a list of child and adult summer programs, most offered by the Ann Arbor campus only, but it may non be all-inclusive. Some may be taken for credit. If your program is not listed, please send information to email@example.com and we will add it.
Adult, Undergraduate & Graduate
- University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
This fellowship program will provide up to ten full-time, paid summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research. The application deadline is January 31.
- Molecular and Integrative Physiology Summer Research Fellowship
This fellowship program will provide full-time, paid summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in Molecular and Integrative Physiology and a future in biomedical research. The application deadline is February 1st.
- Perrigo/LSI Summer Fellows Program
Ten-week paid fellowship in the research labs of the Life Sciences Institute. Open to undergraduates from all colleges and universities in the state.
- Interdisciplinary REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins
Residential 10-week summer research program in the areas biochemistry, biophysics, computational chemistry, chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences and plant biology. Participants will receive a $5000 stipend, free housing, a $700 meal allowance and a $300 travel allowance. Students will also participate in weekly enrichment seminars on topics such as graduate school admission preparation, scientific communication and ethics.
This program is not open to U of M - Ann Arbor students. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Application deadline: March 1st
HEALTH & SCIENCES
- Biological Station
Spring & Summer field studies programs for undergraduates and graduates, studying and researching nature and ecology at the U-M Biological Station, on Douglas Lake in Northern Michigan. Financial aid available. Also Mini-Courses offered late May and mid August for adults and children.
- Camp Davis Program
Field courses in some of the most scenic and interesting geology in the entire Rocky Mountain region.
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
ED-QUE2ST REU (Enhancing Diversity, Quality, and Understanding the Ecological and Evolutionary Sciences for Tomorrow)
A new REU program for underrepresented 1st and 2nd year undergraduates, offered by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Students choose from a variety of research areas, and connect with their research advisor during the winter semester to begin planning their project. Summer research will place on campus or at field sites around the world.
Application deadline is January 31.
- 47th Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Hosted by the School of Public Health. Curriculum options include one-week and three-week courses, July 8-27, 2012.
- Health Management and Policy Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
This program is for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have an interest in eliminating health disparities. The program offers class work and internships in hospitals, HMOs, and other health services and public health agencies in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint, enabling participating students to work in organizations that confront health disparities every day. It is an eight week internship and we provide housing on U of M's campus, transportation, and a generous stipend and food allowance. The application deadline is February 12.
- Pre-MSTP Summer Research Program
The University of Michigan Pre-MSTP summer research program provides an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates to participate in a 10-week research-focused program. The program is designed for undergrads who are potentially interested in obtaining an MD/PhD degree leading to a career in academic medicine focused on basic research relevant to human diseases. This program may help students decide if this is the right career for them, and could enhance their competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must meet the eligibility criteria indicated on the website. The application deadline is February 1st.
- Institute for Social Research (ISR) Summer Programs:
- Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques
- Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research ICPSR
—Summer program in quantitative methods of social research.
- Research Center for Group Dynamics RCGD
—Summer workshops in experimental methodology.
- U-M Physics Outreach
ENGLISH & LANGUAGE RELATED
- English Language Institute
offers three full-time intensive English study (summer) programs for international students who are advanced level non-native speakers of English and who have been admitted to an academic program at a United States college or university.
- The New England Literature Program (NELP) is an experiential learning study away program. NELP takes place on a lake in the woods of New England during the Spring Semester. Instruction at NELP ranges from formal academic work in literature and writing to informal, flexible studies in exploration, the arts, and nature studies. Much of the learning that takes place at NELP is informed and enhanced by the New England environment in which the program occurs. U-M students receive eight credits of upper-level English courses and days are packed with reading, discussions, cooking, and hiking -- but NELP is about more than taking classes: it is about education in a more general sense -- what it really means to learn something.
- Summer Language Institute
Not-for-credit option available. Registration deadline: March 31.
INTERDISCIPLINARY & OTHER
- School of Information Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program
The School of Information REU program will provide a diverse group of promising students with a ten week research experience to foster their intellectual growth as scientists, and to provide an important building block for a rewarding long-term career in the fields of social sciences and information technology.
- School of Music Workshops
- Rackham's Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
Gives undergraduate students first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and faculty life by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and career goals.
- TechStart Program
The TechStart program provides internships to graduate students in Business, Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Information Technologies.
Child & Young Adult (Pre-college)
ARCHITECTURE, ART & MUSIC
- Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning - ArcStart
Three or six weeks in duration, the program is designed for students who have completed the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. Fee.
- School of Art & Design Summer Programs: (Applications will be available February 1.)
- In the Middle (NEW), a week-long exploration in art and design methods and materials, academic skill building, and college preparation for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Fee.
- BFA Prep (NEW), an intensive two week residential program for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that offers the opportunity to experience the studio intensity of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree curriculum and to find out whether a studio rich college experience is right for them. Residential program, fee.
- Portfolio Prep is an intensive week long residential program for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that focuses on producing a first-rate admissions portfolio. Fee.
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance - MPulse Ann Arbor
At MPulse Ann Arbor, approximately 200 high school musicians/performing artists from around the world gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by U-M faculty. Two-week sessions are offered in double reeds, flute, saxophone, vocal arts (choir), dance, performing arts technology, and theatre. The Musical Theatre Workshop is a three-week session. Residential program, fee. Application deadlines.
ATHLETICS & SPORTS
- Athletic/Sports camps
Residential and nonresidential, fee.
A non-competitive physical education program designed for children ages 4–15, including KidSport Morning, KidSport Afternoon, Camp Explorations and Outdoor Adventures. (Due to safety concerns and instructional content, not all programs are available for all ages.) Nonresidential, fee.
- U-M School of Business - Business LEAD
LEAD selects promising 11th grade African American, Hispanic American, and Native American high school students to participate in comprehensive summer institutes at graduate business schools, then supports them through college and beyond by opening doors to internships and permanent jobs with LEAD corporate partners. Fee. Application deadlines.
- Telluride Association Summer Programs for High-School Students
Application is necessary for both of these highly competitive programs.
- TASP is a six-week educational experience (June - August) for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college, and designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Application deadline is January 20. No fee.
- TASS: High school sophomores participate in challenging six-week college-level courses (June - August) in African American studies and other fields at the University of Michigan and Indiana University. Application deadline is January 6. No fee.
- U-M Debate Camps
High school students grades 9-12 are eligible for the camps. Registration deadlines are different for the different camps and run from March through June. The camps themselves run for the different June - August. Fee.
- Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) summer programs
- Preschool and Communication Therapy (PACT) is an innovative program that addresses the communication needs of children between the ages of 3 and 4 who are struggling to learn language. The focus of this intensive program is structured language intervention in group and individual settings. For fees and registration information, please contact UCLL: 734.764.8440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATH, ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
- Medical School's Summer Science Academy Program
Brings together 50 high-school students (10th and 11th graders) from throughout Michigan to experience campus and medical school life, in June. They spend two weeks in a dormitory, attend classes, and participate in evening events highlighting cultural diversity, self-development, and the arts. Fee - financial aid available. Application deadline is February 1.
- Michigan Math & Science Scholars (MMSS), June & July 2013
Offers current high school students the opportunity to explore math and science at the cutting edge of research. Topic areas include Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Statistics. Hands-on learning emphasized, with laboratory research, field work and computer laboratories. Fee - financial aid available. Apply early for a better chance at your top choice.
- Summer Engineering Academy (SEA)
An outreach program of Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) comprising a series of enrichment experiences (June-August) for 7th-11th graders to give exposure to the exciting world of engineering. Programs vary in duration from 2-3 weeks. For more information, contact Lucie Howell email@example.com.
- Summer Engineering Exploration (SEE) Camp
June 23 - June 29, 2013 — The SEE Program is a week-long residential camp sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Through interactive presentations, departmental tours, design challenges, engineering workplace tours and more, students are exposed to the various applications of engineering. All students currently enrolled in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school are eligible to apply. For more information and to access the program application, please visit the SEE Camp webpage.
- Wolverine Health Explorers (WHE) is a non-residential summer camp for high school students interested in gaining exposure to a number of health professions while also deepening their understanding of their own personal interests, values and skills. WHE is sponsored by the University of Michigan Career Center.
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Pre-college Programs:
- Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE)
June 24 - 28, 2013 non-residential. Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) camp for students finishing 7th and 8th grades. (We do consider applications from mature 6th graders if they are in by the deadline and if there is room in the camp. These students do not usually get their top focus group choices.) Fee. Application deadline April 12.
- RobotC for Girls
June 17 - 21, 2013 non-residential
For students finishing 8th-12th grades. This programming camps uses Lego Mindstorms and RobotC programming language. Application deadline April 12.
- Genes in Diseases and Syndromes (GIDAS)
Dates to be determined non-residential
For students finishing 8th-12th grades. Held by Michigan's non-profit miRcore (mircore.org); Sponsored by WISE The GIDAS program involves computational biology, including applied mathematics and computer science, to analyze biological data, particularly data gathered from gene sequencing. The camp will focus on understanding the role of genomics in diseases and symptoms, how medical treatments can be developed to affect gene expression, and how to use computational biology to help identify genes that may be linked to certain diseases or symptoms such as Alzheimer's Disease.
- Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE)
- Xplore Engineering Summer Camp
Explore the world of engineering with your child or grandchild during a day of fun-filled experiments and tours at the college of engineering. Through a series of workshops, children and their parents / grandparents will explore the field of engineering and concepts of science. This event is geared for children entering 5th-8th grade, and is offered as a chance for CoE alumni to introduce their children to engineering concepts and the Michigan Engineering campus.