Record numbers of teens are applying to selective universities and the competition to gain entrance into college is tougher than ever before. The fourth edition of The Best Summer Programs for Teens helps teenagers find the coolest, most exciting, and most fulfilling summer programs across the United States. College-planning expert Sandra L. Berger provides students and parents with advice on using summer opportunities to help gain entrance into selective universities, and guidance on researching, choosing, applying for, and making the most out of summer programs. Students will be able to peruse the updated directory of more than 200 of the best summer opportunities in the areas of academic enrichment; fine arts; internships and paid positions; leadership and service; math, science, computer science, and technology; and study abroad or international travel, to find the program that fits them best.
Table of Contents
Part I : What You Need to Know Before Choosing a Summer Program Introduction Chapter 1: A New Way to Look at Summer Vacation Chapter 2: College Planning: Take a Dry Run This Summer Chapter 3: What Will You Do This Summer? Chapter 4: But, How Do I Find a Program? Part II: Summer Program Directory Alabama Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming About the Author
Formerly the "guru" of the Ask ERIC answer desk and the USA Today hotline, Sandra L. Berger is a frequent presenter on the topic of college planning for gifted students. She has a master's degree in gifted education curriculum and instruction with training in counseling and has been involved in the field for more than 25 years as a citizen activist, advocate, consultant, presenter, teacher, and author. She is a member of the editorial advisory board and a technology columnist for Understanding Our Gifted, and has authored numerous articles in the field of gifted education. Berger and her husband of 54 years currently have 5 grandchildren.