>>In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 37th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2014-2015 school year may apply to attend a twelve day session. SEP offers three summer sessions to choose from:
Session I: June 21st - July 22nd, 2015
Session II: July 5th - July 16th, 2015
Session III: July 19th - July 30th, 2015
Applications for the summer program are available on the website listed below every December 15th and are due on February 15th for that summer's program.
>> If you are passionate about the study of foreign language and foreign Cultures, the U.S. Department of State announces merit-based scholarships for American high school students to study abroad:
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth offers opportunities to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program offers opportunities to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program offers opportunities to spend an academic year in Germany.