Wake Forest University’s Summer Immersion Program is an opportunity for high school students to pursue their passions, immerse themselves in a career pathway or field of study, and engage with Wake Forest faculty and professionals. With twenty unique Institutes being offered on-campus and online during the Summer of 2021, Wake is excited to offer options for to those willing to show up in person despite the pandemic and those wanting to play it safe by learning virtually. Thematically, Institutes include:
- STEM (Medicine, Biosciences and Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Virtual Reality)
- Civic Engagement (Law, Leadership, Policy and Politics, Debate and Public Advocacy
- Business (Entrepreneurship, Finance and Investing, Sports Marketing)
- Creative (Animation, Film, and Writing for Life)
Institutes range from $2,500 – $2,700. To be considered for the Summer Immersion Program each student must submit an online application, as well as receive one recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or principal. Within the online application, students will list the name, phone number, and email address of a reference who can speak to the student’s academic abilities and capacity to thrive in a college environment (the online recommendation cannot be requested from a family member, coach, religious leader or paid tutor). References will receive an automated email with a link to a form that asks questions about the student. It should be noted that high school transcripts are not required to apply to the Summer Immersion Program. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so that means you can even start (better yet, finish) your app over winter break if you are interested. As we always say, those who want to make the most of summer break make the most of winter break!
Those who have questions even after visiting Wake’s Summer Immersion Program website (linked above) are encouraged to contact [email protected] or 980-224-9298.
See some of our past recommendations for great summer programs and endeavors here, here, here, and here. If you are torn between an expensive pre-college program and a local and cheaper option, click here. And if you are debating a summer job versus a summer internship click here.
Good luck to high school students are they set out to plan a safe and productive Summer of 2021!