Category: Colleges and Universities

Summer Discovery – Gifted and Talented Programs

EXCITING NEWS! Summer Discovery has acquired Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG). SIG provides gifted, academically talented, and creative students dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing their education, ensuring they receive the individual attention they require.

The addition of SIG, which has programs in over 20 nationwide locations such as Yale, Emory and Bryn Mawr College, provides families more options for their children to experience world-class academics from elementary school to high school.

Are you a gifted, academically talented, or creative student? Check out some of UCLA’s summer discovery new offerings below.


SIG Summer Residential Programs:

Discover SIG’S three-week summer sessions for gifted, academically talented, and creative students ages 9-17 held at some of the most prestigious campuses nationwide like Yale, Emory, and UCLA.

Students can opt for residential, day programs & Saturdays options. Choose from 75+ courses designed to engage the whole person, allowing students to strengthen their creative problem-solving skills, pursue their passions, and prepare for college through academic and social experiences.

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SIG Spring Online Courses:

SIG is offering two-week online enrichment programs April 1 – April 30 for students ages 5-13. This is a great opportunity for gifted/advanced elementary and middle school students to explore unique academic topics through intellectually engaging courses that both challenge and excite! The deadline to apply March 1, 2021. Enroll today! SIG Spring Online Courses:

Courses include:

  • Mini-Golf Course Design: What’s Your Angle?
  • Biomimicry: Nature’s Inspiration
  • 3, 2, 1…Blast Off Into Rocketry!
  • Getting the Pulse are Cardiology
  • Legally Speaking

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SIG Summer Investigators and Innovators Online Programs:

SIG offers three-week enrichment programs for gifted, academically talented, creative students ages 5-17. From course studies in graphic design and short film production, to medical microbiology and cloning – SIG Summer Online has engaging courses for gifted and advanced students. Apply today! The deadline to apply is April 1. 

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The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges — Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges — are united by a unique spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences every part of academics, athletics, and student life. The “5Cs” are literally located across the street from one another, so students can attend a small, tightly-focused college even as they enjoy the benefits of a bigger, multi-faceted campus.

Students are invite to attend The Claremont College’s upcoming virtual programs for prospective students, families, and counselors to learn more about the shared and singular approaches to liberal arts education.

During the program you’ll discover what makes the unis consortium special, and hear more about their distinctive missions. After the presentations, you’ll have a chance to ask questions to the presenters.


Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
5C Information Session
This session provides an overview of the Claremont Colleges and an introductory understanding of each individual college. For more detailed information of each college please visit their respective websites. 

Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time
5C Student Panel
Are you curious about what life is like at the 5Cs? Our community members are excited to share! This session features a panel of 5C current students who are eager to answer your questions.


Registration for each event will close 24 hours before the event start time. There is a 1,000 person limit for each event, and we will have a waitlist. If on the waitlist students will be notified via email if space becomes available for the event in which you are registered. Event details and access information will be emailed to said student after registration. If on the mailing list for multiple Claremont Colleges, you might receive this invitation more than once. You only need to register once each program you’d like to attend!

VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS – Bachelor Programmes

As students may already know, Vesalius College and the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have taken their collaboration to next level, creating the alliance Brussels School of Governance. Therefore, they are delighted to invite the MIS community to the Virtual Open Day.

Brussels School of Governance’s unique approach to education.  Students can get answers to questions on the spot and meet professors, students, alumni and staff.


Programme: Register Here

18:00 – 18:10  Welcome – About the Brussels School of Governance
18:10 – 18:50  Bachelor Programmes presentation & FAQ with Programme Directors
18:50 – 19:00  Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities
19:00 – 19:20  Student Community & FAQ with students
19:20 – 19:40  Admissions and Scholarships & FAQ with staff


Upcoming Events:

Mar 11, 2021 06:00 PM >> Register here

Mar 17, 2021 06:00 PM >> Register here

Mar 18, 2021 06:00 PM >> Register here

IE University Math Challenge

Are you a natural problem-solver? Do you believe in the practical application of mathematical knowledge? From Netflix’s recommendation engine to Uber’s optimization route engine, the main organizations are using mathematics to create sustainable business models.

If you believe mathematics is a catalyst for innovation, you will be interested in entering this competition! Prepare to solve several real-life problems and do not miss the chance to put all skills to the test.


The Math Challenge is a global competition where students are challenged to put their sharp analytical and critical-thinking skills into action. Enter the competition, show what you’ve got, and you could be in with a chance to win a scholarship at IE University:

IE University Competition

Date: February 27th
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM CET
Format: Online


Career Opportunities After Graduation – Webinar

Join EHL for an online presentation and learn more about study life:

This webinar will allow students, parents and counselors to understand the career opportunities available for EHL students after graduation. Students will have a chance to learn from panelist how to make the best of your time during the program, the support EHL offers throughout the program when making a career choice, the importance and ways to network at EHL and various industries which hire EHL students.

When: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Time: 6:00 PM CET
Where: webinar/online presentation

EHL – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne – Route de Cojonnex 18, 1000 Lausanne 25, Switzerland

Register Here!

New York Film Academy – How to Prepare for an Audition or Creative Portfolio!

The New York Film Academy would like to invite students to a new free webinar taking place Wednesday, February the 10th at 6:00 PM (Central Europe Time) on How to Prepare a Successful Audition or Creative Portfolio. This webinar has proven to be particularly useful for all arts/film/performing arts college applications (not just NYFA’s).


During the talk, we will also be discussing NYFA specific scholarships and financial assistance and taking live questions from the audience in attendance. Anyone can easily register to the webinar here.

For a complete overview of all long and short-term programs, take a look at NYFA Digital Brochure. All costs, dates and locations for each program are broken down in Dates & Tuition section. Please also feel free to take a brief moment to review admission requirements section.

Parsons Paris | The New School

Parsons Paris offers online courses that enable high schoolers interested in learning about fashion to explore this exciting field before they get to college. The choices include a course on the business side of fashion, one on the design side and one on sustainable fashion.


Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury

This is an online course taught through video lectures by three top industry experts. Topics covered include how trends are born, how sustainability drives innovation, how social media creates a fan base, and more. For those interested in the business of fashion, this course is a must.

Inside Fashion Design: Becoming a Designer for the 21st Century

This is an online course designed for high schoolers who wish to learn about the way fashion is made, the process top designers use to create original style, and the role fashion plays in our culture. Through video lectures by a Parisian fashion designer, students witness how a garment is made, from concept to completion. A final assignment invites students to create their own signature look. This course is ideal for budding designers.

Sustainability: The Future of Fashion

Discover the innovative ways the fashion industry is transforming itself to align with environmental responsibility. Learn about the life cycles of products, eco-friendly approaches to design and materials, the push toward “green branding,” plus college majors and careers related to sustainable fashion.


Personal Mentoring for Guidance—Asynchronous Learning for Flexibility

  • Mentorship: Students will participate in live, online group sessions with a Parsons mentor who assists with brainstorming on your final project and answering questions about your assignments.
  • Asynchronous learning: Course lessons are delivered by renowned professors through video lectures allowing students to study anytime that fits their schedule.
  • Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris: Students earn this recognition when they finish the course successfully.

Medical Studies in Hamburg

Take a chance and visit UMCH’s Online Open Campus Day on February 13th, 2021. During the event students will be informed extensively about the 6-year study program in Human Medicine. In addition, students will learn the most important and exciting details about life at UMCH. Study advisors will be available to students personally and will be happy to answer all questions!


Learning more about studying at UMCH and insights:

There will be 2 possibilities to attend the presentation and subsequent Q&A session for German speakers – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 3 p.m. There will also be a presentation and subsequent Q&A session for English speakers at 3 p.m. In addition, students can sign up for an individual appointment.


To participate, please register via the following link, depending on preferred language:

German Speakers:

 English Speakers:

Oxbridge Academic Programs 2021

Schools that have been kind enough to recommend Oxbridge residential study programs to students, have been getting in touch with us to find out about our plans for summer 2021.


The good news is that, despite a difficult 2020, Oxbridge is still planning the  36th summer of transformative, four-week, two-week, and week-long programs in Oxford and Cambridge, in France, and in Spain. Oxbridge will be offering the wide range of academic and creative courses for which are known and, for language students in search of practice, there will be running our full-immersion programs in Montpellier and Salamanca.  Alongside, we are organizing a 4-week program in New York in June/July, for which they are busy finalizing the dates.


Working with their partners Oxbridge is taking every possible precaution to make sure students are safe! For the latest on of Covid-19 precautions, please click here.

Cornell University – Summer Programs

Students might benefit from college-level summer study at Cornell University’s Precollege Summer Program, which, due to COVID-19, is offering courses exclusively online this summer.


As one of the nation’s longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives students the chance to:

  • Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 6 credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty
  • Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world


Students choose from undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts, Architecture, Business, Hospitality, Health, Humanities, International Relations, Science, Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. Students can also create their own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between June 1 and August 3, 2021. Limited financial aid is available.

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