Summers are the best time to learn something new, rekindle your love with a long-forgotten habit. But what if, you, a high school student could use it to learn essential life skills which are not taught in the school syllabus? What if you could study subjects like law and business at a high school level? Well, you can!

India has many summer schools offered by some of the top universities in our country. Summer schools cover a wide range of subjects through their unique courses designed for kids to utilize their summer in the best possible way. These courses can go on from anywhere between 3-8 weeks.

Here are the top 5 summer programs from students of Classes 9-12 in India -

1. Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC)

Those interested in social causes or who want to gain some experience in it can join the YLAC program. Initiated by Harvard and Oxford alumni, the program aims to create leaders of the future by offering them a broader vision and scope of social impact. The program is largely focused on building leadership skills through live projects, role-plays, group activities, peer reviews, field visits, and gamification. This program is unlike any traditional classroom-based program.

Where: Delhi and Mumbai

When: In the months of April-May and June-July

Eligibility: Students of Classes 9-12

Fees: INR 20,000 to INR 28,000 plus Service Tax.

2. Doon School’s Summer Programme on Leadership

The ‘Summer at Doon’ program helps students build their leadership skills. Through case studies, creative experiential learning, design thinking, problem-solving, outdoor adventure, social service, self-reflection, and group interactions aim to prepare students for the future. Students will get a chance to spend a summer in the Doon Valley. Many students who have attended the Doon Summer school have made it to the Ivy League schools and the top universities in India.

Where: Dehradun

When: In May and June

Eligibility: Students from India and across the globe in the age group of 14 to 18 years.

Fees: Rs 1,45,000

3. Jindal Global Summer School

At Jindal Global summer school students get to choose courses like business management, leadership, and architecture to banking, finance, and accounting. Early exposure to these subjects would help students make better decisions while choosing their majors in college. The program happens in collaboration with faculty from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and other top universities.

Where: Sonipat, Haryana

When: June

Eligibility: Students for grades IX, X, XI, and X

Fee: Rs 30,000-50,000

4. UWC Mahindra College

The program aims to create mindful leaders aware of their social surroundings. Students from various countries come together for a unique social awareness experience. Since students of many countries participate, children, get multicultural exposure. The program focuses on real-world issues like waste management, food and agriculture, sustainable human habits, religion, gender equality, and politics among others.

Where: Paud, Maharashtra

When: Courses begin from June 1 and runs till July 14

Fee: Ranges from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1,90,000

5. Oxford Summer Courses

The Oxford summer courses give students a chance to study diverse subjects from humanities to medical sciences, business to law. The summer school has students from different backgrounds and cultures coming together to interact and interchange ideas while learning about different subjects and understanding, which best fits them. There are many international students in this course bringing in diversity from across the globe. from different countries giving local students a chance to interact and exchange ideas.

Where: Bengaluru

When: June

Eligibility: Students between the age group of 14 to 17

Fee: 1080- 1150 pounds

All these courses require selected students to present in the given location. The skills taught here are useful to progress in life. These summer schools also act as a stepping stone if you are planning to apply to universities abroad.

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