Program Sites and Terms
|Term 1||June 9–June 29|
|Term 2||July 7–July 27|
|Duke University Marine Lab Term||June 16–July 6|
Summer Studies takes place at twelve college campuses and at the Duke University Marine Lab.
During each session, students live in college residence halls for the duration of the program and eat in the campus dining facilitates. Each site offers a variety of courses that take advantage of the host college’s unique academic resources. See our Academic Life and Student Life sections for more details.
Pick-up and drop-off arrangements can be made for students flying to site locations.
Age and qualification division
To ensure that students are placed in an academic and social environment that matches their needs, all sites are designated for specific age groups and qualification levels.
Some sites have Center-level classes, while others offer Academy-level classes. The only exception is the Duke University Marine Lab, which both Center and Academy students can attend.
Sites are also split by grade. Some sites host only seventh- and eighth-grade students, and others host eighth-, ninth-, and tenth-grade students. Eighth graders can choose which age group is the best academic and social fit for them.
The average class enrollment is sixteen to eighteen students at all sites.
Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving students in grades seven through ten. Taking place at thirteen college campuses across the country over two different summer sessions, the programs provide the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.