Choose from one of the curriculum options below. Your choice indicates how you will spend your day academically during the program. The University of Miami offers courses in a wide range of subjects for highly motivated students. All academic aspects of the program are run by U Miami and Summer Discovery provides residential life services.
As one of the nation's most active research universities, the University of Miami specializes in innovative thinking and great teaching - a combination that is showcased in the 3 week Summer Scholars Program. Earn 6 college credits, learn from distinguished faculty in your field of interest, and study in courses that connect classroom ideas and hands-on learning. Select one academic specialty from U Miami’s schools and colleges. Each academic specialty consists of 2 courses for a total of 6 credits. The courses are structured around hands-on experiences, guest lecturers, open discussion, lab work, and field trips. Courses meet Monday-Friday for 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. Courses consist of lectures, tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and a final exam.
Courses are subject to change. U Miami reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course.
The Summer Scholars Program is open to qualified high school students completing grades 10 and 11; a 3.0 GPA is required. For complete program details, course descriptions, application requirements, and online application, visit miami.edu/sspTop
The 2 week Intensive English Scholars Program provides international high school students a world-class academic and cultural immersion experience. Students are introduced to all aspects of the American education experience, including academics and on-campus living with US high school students. Engage in critical thinking and technology-based
tasks that push you to develop new perspectives and world views, as well as prepare you for decision-making in both academics and the real world.
The goal of this program is to help you:
The Intensive English Scholars Program is a non-credit program open to international high school students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. Students are expected to have an intermediate proficiency level. TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT/ACT are not required to enroll in this program. For complete program details, course descriptions, application requirements, and the online application, visit miami.edu/sspTop
This 2 week Academy is designed for aspiring young business leaders, growing their entrepreneurial mindset across key dimensions that will allow them to tackle professional and personal challenges for years to come. Students learn what it takes to turn an innovative idea into a viable company or product. Participants learn the basic building blocks of innovation and idea management through lectures, case studies, and hands-on projects. Students work in teams to develop and launch a startup venture. By the end of the course, participants gain knowledge on core methodologies used in entrepreneurship; taking with them tools to create a business plan, analyze new opportunities, and launch their own ventures. The skills acquired through this program will expand students’ horizons, whether they pursue entrepreneurship or other problem-solving or creative careers in the future.
The Business and Entrepreneurship Academy is an immersive academic program open to students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. This non-credit course meets both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting. For complete Academy course description and to apply, visit miami.edu/sspTop
This 2 week Academy is designed for students with a passion for biological sciences and medicine with firm ethical principles, compassion, professionalism, communication skills, and a mind for analytics to gain hands-on research experience. Students will have the opportunity to interact with practicing physicians, scientific researchers, medical school students and residents. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and creating awareness of a variety of potential career opportunities within the medical profession.
The Medical Research Academy is an immersive academic program open to students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. This non-credit course meets both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting. For complete Academy course description and to apply, visit miami.edu/sspTop
This 2 week Academy at the University of Miami conducts cutting-edge shark research while inspiring scientific literacy and environmental ethics in youth through unique hands-on field research experiences. This program assesses the ecology and ecosystem effects of the ocean’s top predators, assessing the ecology and biology of sharks in relation to urbanization and climate stressors. Research activities include shark abundance surveys, tagging, and tracking, as well as physiological sampling and associated laboratory analyses. The project allows students to gain research training and engage in scientific inquiry through participation with University of Miami scientists and staff. Participation involves scientifically sound practices and measurable outcomes in marine conservation biology. The summer research program is composed of both boat-based and laboratory research work at the University of Miami.
The Shark Research and Conservation Academy is an immersive academic program open to students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. This non-credit course meets both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting. For complete Academy course description and to apply, visit miami.edu/sspTop