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High School Students

Program Descriptions

Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer at the University of Chicago. Within a supportive campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.


This summer, take advantage of the rich educational resources offered by the University of Chicago and transform your passion into your expertise.


Learn what makes UChicago one of the most innovative and impactful universities in the world through the Pathways program.

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)

This summer, learn the techniques used in cutting-edge biological research and work in lab facilities at a premier research university.

Stones and Bones

Join the Field Museum’s Distinguished Service Curator, Lance Grande, for a four-week, intensive practicum in paleontology in Chicago and Wyoming. Go into the field and behind the scenes at The Field Museum to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved, as you work alongside museum scientists in the lab and in the field.

Summer College

Join us this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception while earning college credit for undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.

Summer Language Institute

Learn an entire year of a language in a summer!