Program Sites and Terms

Term dates

Term 1 June 7–June 27
Term 2 July 5–July 25
Duke University Marine Lab Term June 14–July 4

Site information

Summer Studies takes place at Duke University, the Duke University Marine Lab, and nine other college campuses in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.

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. Please carefully review the Travel to Site section for more details.  Not all flights can be accommodated. 

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Parent Advice

We limited the options based on what we could drive to in a reasonable day. We live in North Carolina, so had quite a few options to begin with, but told our son he had to pick a site from options no more than about four hours away. Then he selected the courses from those on offer at the allowed locations. This still provided many interesting options, and it was a tough decision for him—a good thing! –Sasha T., TIP Parent, North Carolina

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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 all courses are designated by qualification levels.

Sites are 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.

Sites offer Center-level classes, Academy-level classes, or a combination of both depending on their location. View the Courses section and the Eligibility section for more details. 

The average class enrollment is less than twenty students at all sites.

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Parent Advice

Throughout this section of our website, you can access advice from actual Duke TIP parents by clicking on the blue banner above. Their advice will then appear in a box of text like this one.