Park City High

Summer Programs/Study Abroad

The following programs and camps are available for students. Please note that these are not run by or associated with the Park City School District, and are listed here for informational purposes only.

--Study Abroad

PAX- Program of Academic Exchange - Study abroad or host an international high school student
EF International - Opportunities for students to study abroad or host international students
CIEE- High School Study Abroad -

Conferences, Seminars and Academies

Congressional Youth Leadership Council – CYLC

These are educational leadership conferences for an elite group of outstanding young people from across the country whose nomination provides them with unmatched enrichment opportunities in a distinguished academic environment. Need-based scholarships are available.

NYLP – National Young Leaders Program
NYLSC – National Young Leaders State Conference
Jr NYLC – Junior National Young Leaders Conference
NYLC – National Young Leaders Conference
PYIC – Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference
Jr PYIC – Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference
GYLC – Global Young Leaders Conference

QuestBridge Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs
at Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale for low-income students.

Freedom’s Foundation

FF offers various student leadership programs at their facility in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Some include the American Leaders Youth Summit, Price of Freedom Conference, Service Learning in Public Policy and Student Entrepreneur Experience.

Global Scholar

This is a two-week summer enrichment seminar at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia for outstanding high school students from around the world. The program will immerse the student in college-level coursework on international relations.

International Leadership Network - ILN

ILN has three main programs: Young Achievers, Leaders of Tomorrow and LEAP. Their goal is to develop and implement programs that empower young people to succeed. Participants must be nominated.

Junior Statesman Summer School

Accepted students will attend a rigorous curriculum, student debates and exciting speaker programs located on the campuses of Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and Northwestern. Nomination required.

LeadAmerica Youth Leadership Conferences

LeadAmerica is the nation's premier youth leadership organization. Their mission is to transform our world's next generation of leaders by educating, inspiring and instilling in them ethical and principled leadership values, attitudes and skills. There are two main conferences, CSLC (Congressional Student Leadership Conference) for high school students and NJLC (National Junior Leaders Conference)for middle school students. An international program offered is called Ambassadors Abroad.

The National Student Leadership Conference has been the premier provider of career-focused leadership conferences. The 10-day college-level courses are offered in a variety of subjects: Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Forensic Science, Arts, International Diplomacy, Intelligence and National Security, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Sports Management, Theater, US Policies & Politics. A Study Abroad program is offered as well. Must be in grades 9-12 with a “B” average and be nominated.

PAVE - Vanderbilt Pre-College Program

Held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, PAVE is a six-week summer course of study designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program. For eleventh graders planning to take AP mathematics and science courses.

Summer Discovery

Two to six week pre-college enrichment programs for high school students at one of seven college campuses: UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, U of Michigan, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University Boston. Junior Discovery program is designed for middle school students and are held at Georgetown, UCLA or Northeastern. International programs and internships are available as well.

US Senate Youth Program

Two student leaders are selected from each state to spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


BYU Continuing Education

Students can select from twenty-seven subjects and complete high school classes on-line for credit. Technical support is available by email and by phone.

BYU Dance Camps

Exceptional training and instruction in ballet, clogging, youth ballroom dance, adult ballroom dance, modern and jazz, and folk dance are available from BYU’s own dance department faculty and other outstanding professionals.

BYU Sports Camps

With over 65 different camps or clinics, participants receive top-caliber training from BYU’s nationally recognized coaches and practice in some of the nation’s finest facilities.

Dixie State College Summer Workshops

Available programs include various sports camps, a leadership conference and a forensics workshop.

Snow College Summer Athletic Camps

These camps are a great way to improve athletic skills and get the edge for fall competition. Located in Ephraim, Utah, these programs include football, basketball, cheerleading and drill teams.

Southern Utah University

SUU offers athletic, academic and leadership summer programs for high school students at its campus in Cedar City, Utah.

University of Utah Youth Education

Various classes are available in the fields of art, music, science, sports, photography and computers. There are ACT/SAT test preparatory classes as well. You can register to part of the “Annual Community of Caring Youth Leadership Summit” at the Heritage Commons (former 2002 Olympic Village) in June.

Utah State Flying Aggies

An intensive nine-week program which culminates in earning six college credits and a Private Pilot License. Must be 17 years old and obtain a medical certificate.

Utah Valley University Sports Camps

Summer camps for kids of all ages are available for baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling.

Westminster College Summer Youth Programs

College Experience Camps include a writing camp, robotics camp, aviation camp or money 101. Sport Camps include boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ volleyball and girls’ soccer.


Adventure Homestays Abroad - AHA

AHA specializes in inbound and outbound student exchange homestays for high school students to one of fifteen countries all over the globe. Programs can run for a few weeks, a full year, summers only and during gap years. The emphasis can be on sports, team building and/or foreign language immersion.

American Field Service Intercultural Programs - AFS

AFS will help high school students choose the perfect year, semester, or summer program.
Gap year and international volunteer programs are also available. Full and partial scholarships offered by AFS are both need and merit-based.

Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Bronfman Fellows spend the summer before their high school senior year traveling through Israel, exploring their Jewish Identity, and engaging with thinkers, authors, artists, and educators in an all expense paid 5- week experience that will change their lives.
Center for Cultural Interchange - CCI

This is an international high school exchange program in 17 different countries. Students can stay with their host family for 3 months, a semester or a full academic year. Applications are due March 1 for the following academic year.

Center for Global Leadership Programs

The center holds leadership conference and workshops around the world. CGL is part school, part UN, and part outdoor experiential learning. Young leaders graduate from the program equipped with the skills to bridge across borders, cultures, races, religions and economic strata.

Education First Educational Travel - EF

International travel opportunities are available for students wanting to travel over the summer.
The EF Global Citizen Award winners travel on a 10-day expense-paid educational tour of Europe. Must be nominated by your high school, be a sophomore/junior and write a 1,500 word essay. Visit the following website for more information.

INTRAX Study Abroad Program (formerly AYUSA)

Study abroad with Intrax and be immersed in another culture. For high school study abroad student, there are over 40 programs in 16 different countries, varying in length from a summer program to an academic year. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program and AYUSA Global Youth Exchange are awarding 50 full scholarships to study abroad in Germany. Intrax Study Abroad also grants 6 partial scholarships based on an essay contest.

National Outdoor Leadership School - NOLS
NOLS is the premier teacher of outdoor skills and leadership. It offers 10-day to full semester courses in the world’s most spectacular wilderness classrooms. Prior outdoor experience is not a prerequisite for most courses. Students should be in good shape, have a positive attitude and want to learn wilderness skills. Partial and full scholarships are available.
Outward Bound International
With Outward Bound schools on six continents, there are a myriad of courses available from jungle trekking to mountaineering, sailing to whitewater rafting, and theatrical workshops to problem-solving challenges. A Global Leadership Program to foster cross-border understanding, compassion and collaboration, is also available.
People to People Ambassador Programs
Traveling to the South Pacific, Asia, Europe and many other destinations, People to People Student Ambassador Programs offer students in grades 5-12 life-changing educational travel opportunities that foster friendship, build the foundation for personal success, and offer unique access to people, places, and activities. Program delegations are built around local communities, so students make friends locally before they travel globally. Nomination required.
Putney Student Travel

Putney offers summer programs in Community Service, Global Awareness - Public Health, Global Awareness – World Issues, Language Learning, Cultural Exploration and Excel Pre-College Enrichment. Travel sites vary by program.

Study Programs International

SPI provides high quality language immersion & cultural programs exclusively for high school students. All personalized global experiences are designed to build leadership qualities that help students succeed in both college and in their future career goals. Must meet minimum language requirements set by each program and be in good academic standing.

Teenagers Abroad (part of Languages Abroad)

TA offers full language immersion for teens along with sports, leisure and cultural activities. Some programs offer college credits. You can travel as an individual, with a group of friends or with your family.

Visions Service Adventures

This program for high school students blends hands-on community service, cross-cultural immersion, exploration and adventure in communities in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean West Indies, and Vietnam.

Windsor Mountain Student Travel (formerly Interlocken)

International summer travel programs take high school students to sites around the world. Their goals include intercultural and friendship exchange, community service learning, leadership development, and language immersion.

Youth for Understanding - YSU USA

Numerous international study opportunities are available for summer, year-long or gap year students. Volunteers can also sign up through YFU. Motivated high school students with a spirit of adventure can apply for a number of scholarships. Must have a 3.0 GPA, be in good health and be interviewed by a YFU volunteer.