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TIP: The Ultimate Summer Experience

The application period for all of TIP's summer programs is closed. Please check back in December for our 2016 offerings. Are you joining us this summer? Be sure to log in to the student portal for the latest course and campus information.

Duke TIP's renowned summer programs challenge you academically, inspire you to think critically about yourself and your world, and provide opportunities to make new friends you will never forget. Don't miss out on this chance to create the best memories you will ever have.

Solve the Crisis

CRISIS Students

CRISIS is TIP's summer residential program for current fifth and sixth graders. Through problem-based learning, CRISIS builds leadership and teamwork skills by asking you to assume the role of a professional on a research team and to collaborate with team members to solve a community crisis. This year's crisis—a drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Can you take the pressure? Learn more about dates, locations, and research teams.


Make the Most of Your Summer

Group of Summer Studies students

TIP's Summer Studies programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for current seventh through tenth graders. The three-week sessions are intense and offer you a community of motivated and engaged peers unlike any you have ever experienced.

Expand your academic horizons in 2015 at TIP's Academy and Center programs. Are you a ninth or tenth grader? Explore our summer offerings for grades 9–10.


Where Will Your Path Lead?

Field Studies Students at Ghost RanchField Studies allow high school students to experience their academic passion and potential career choice firsthand. Located throughout the U.S. and abroad, these authentic, two-week experiences encourage you to take advantage of your unique surroundings to enhance learning through first-hand experience.

Learn where field studies will take you in 2015.


Take TIP With You

eStudies Student

eStudies are exciting distance learning opportunities for students in grades seven through eleven. These seven-week summer sessions allow you to connect with other gifted students as you pursue advanced coursework online. eStudies offers a high level of interaction and intellectual rigor in a flexible learning environment. See the 2015 courses and learn more about the eStudies experience.