Note: as of March 20, Duke TIP has spots available at our Belmont University Nashville site for all sessions, and limited spots at both Agnes Scott and Eckerd (primarily during the second session). Both our Meredith and Southwestern sites are full for the summer of 2018.
Families are responsible for checking their students in at the program site on arrival day and checking them out at program close. Many families combine the trip to a Duke TIP CRISIS site with their family vacation. Determine the driving distance to a TIP site here.
Agnes Scott College
Located minutes from downtown Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is an independent private women’s college in Decatur, Georgia. Known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community, Agnes Scott currently enrolls 915 students and offers 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors. The college’s signature program SUMMIT provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and cocurricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics. In its 2017 Best Colleges edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Agnes Scott the fourth most innovative school among national liberal-arts colleges.
At Agnes Scott College, TIP students stay in one three-story residential building. Students are assigned to double or triple occupancy rooms, and each floor shares a hall-style bathroom. Each hall will be single gender.
Ranked fifth in the Regional Universities South category and named as a most innovative university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 8,000 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a community of learning and service. The university’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master’s programs and 5 doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon.
At Belmont University, TIP students stay in one six-story residence hall building. The rooms are suites consisting of two double occupancy rooms and one shared bathroom. Students share suites with members of the same gender, and if possible, we separate genders by floor.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Located on 188 acres of pristine waterfront property, Eckerd College is a private college of liberal arts and sciences. Eckerd’s more than 1,800 residential students choose among 38 majors, and nearly 40 percent of Eckerd students pursue advanced degrees. Eckerd College is one of only 40 colleges featured in the trusted resource Colleges That Change Lives and has been named one of the most wired campuses in the nation by PC Magazine.
At Eckerd College, TIP students stay in a residential complex of four two-story buildings. Students are assigned to double or triple occupancy rooms, and each floor shares a hall-style bathroom. Each building is single gender.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women’s colleges in the country. Nearly 2,000 students choose from 32 majors, including coeducational graduate programs in business, nutrition, and education. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Meredith third among colleges in the South, and Forbes magazine placed Meredith among the top 20 percent of colleges in the country. Located in vibrant Raleigh, Meredith’s 225-acre campus is a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city.
At Meredith College, TIP students stay in one three-story residence hall building. The rooms are suites consisting of two double occupancy rooms and one shared bathroom. Students share suites with members of the same gender, and, if possible, we separate genders by floor.
Southwestern University is an independent, four-year, undergraduate national liberal-arts college located in Central Texas, just north of Austin. One of only 280 institutions to have a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter, Southwestern offers its 1,500 students 38 majors and seven preprofessional programs. Southwestern is recognized as one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives and was recently ranked the top national liberal-arts college in Texas by Washington Monthly based on contributions to the public good.
At Southwestern University, TIP students stay in one three-story residence hall building. The rooms are suites consisting of two double occupancy rooms and one shared bathroom. Students share suites with members of the same gender, and, if possible, we separate genders by floor.
CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. The program lasts one week and takes place at five college campuses. Students assume the role of a professional on a specific occupation-based research team, collaborate with their peers, and participate in activities that build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.