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UChicago Immersion

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Summer Immersion Programs for High School Students

Immerse yourself in one of your passions, and take advantage of the rich educational resources offered by the University and the city of Chicago through our Summer Immersion programs for high school students. In these undergraduate-level courses, you will get personalized attention from faculty, researchers, and other professionals who will lead you through labs, workshop discussions, field observations, research projects, and other hands-on activities.

“The biggest advantage of this program is its caliber in teaching. The depth and style of teaching was perfect, keeping a perfect balance of serious work and an exciting atmosphere. Despite having to read tons and writing an essay, I was still eager to jump out of bed and dash into class.”

Lawrence X., Western Academy of Beijing, Beijing, China

“I plan on going to law school, so the Law and Litigation course gave me a good insight into what my future career may be like. Visiting the courthouses, participating in mock trials, and having a prestigious lawyer teach the class really allowed us to see into our possible future profession.”

Adam B., Charles Henderson High School, Troy, AL

In UChicago Immersion courses, you can:

  • Test the theory of stellar structure by collecting your own data about the masses, sizes, and luminosities of stars
  • Determine the rate of resistance in a particular strain of bacteria
  • Cross-examine witnesses and present closing arguments in a full-length mock trial
  • Design and execute your own psychological research experiment on how actual children think, speak, or make ethical choices

Whether you’re looking for creative writing workshops, preview courses in psychology, or a summer law program for high school students, the University of Chicago’s summer immersion courses offer students the opportunity to explore a topic of their interest in-depth

Students interested in the Collegiate Writing or Contagion courses may also be interested in the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program.

Session I: Orientation June 16-17; classes meet June 18 to July 5, 2018; MTWRF daily schedule varies

Session II: Orientation July 7-8; classes meet July 9 to July 26, 2018; MTWRF daily schedule varies