Want to spend your summer doing something other than sitting on your couch for weeks at a time?

The University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs now offers three exciting summer opportunities for high school students.

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Summer Scholars is a two-week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business. Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student. 
 For rising high school juniors and seniors. Application deadline: January 30, 2015.
Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students will engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture and Social ChangeGlobal Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics and Responsibility
 For rising high school seniors only.  Application deadline: January 23, 2015.
Study Abroad: Rome is a 12-day program that will immerse students in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with a focus on the built environment. Scholars representing a range of fields, from art history to anthropology, will be on hand to guide students in their exploration of this fascinating city. The new Notre Dame Center in Rome will serve as the home for lectures and discussions while the city itself, with its monuments, museums and historic neighborhoods, will serve as the course’s true classroom.
 For rising high school seniors only. Application deadline: January 16, 2015.
Please be sure to visit their Pre-College website for more details about Summer 2015!

By Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty teaches English and Mass Media Studies at Penn High School. He advises the Penn News Network and manages the PNN Studio and news room. For more information, navigate your browser to www.massmediastudies.net.