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Stanford University- Pre Collegiate Studies

Stanford Sports Business Academy
Stanford Sports Business Academy gives high school students an overview of careers in the sports and entertainment industries, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.  Students will experience what it’s like to work in the business of sports and entertainment and will meet leaders and athletes in professional sports. 

Summer Humanities Institute
At the Summer Humanities Institute, rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.  Students spend the first 2 weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history, philosophy, or literature, attending daily lectures by the faculty members and participating in group discussions.  During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. 

Summer Arts Institute
At Stanford Summer Arts Institute, high school students from around the world come together for a 3 week intensive program offering academically engaging interdisciplinary courses in design, music, and architecture.  The Summer Arts Institute’s four courses emphasize the essential connections between the arts and other areas of study. 

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program
AI will change the world.  Who will change AI? The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program intends to increase diversity in the field of Artificial Intelligence.  Current 9th grade girls are encouraged to apply. Sudents will learn about Artificial Intelligence through a combination of lectures, hands-on research projects, field trips, and mentoring activities during this three week residential program. 

Summer Institutes
At the Summer Institutes, high school students engage in intensive, single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests.  Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed residences.  Courses in areas ranging from business to biotechnology and cryptography to creative writing are customized to give students deep exposure and hands- on experience.  There are over 50 courses from which to choose.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
At SUMaC, an elite group of talented rising high school juniors and seniors from around the world come to Stanford for intensive study in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem solving.  In a social environment centered on mathematics, students explore current lines of mathematical research and applications across scientific disciplines. 

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Limited financial aid is available.

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