American Collegiate Summer
Join us for a hands-on and exciting summer program—an unforgettable part of your university experience.

Why Enroll in American Collegiate Summer?

CHOOSE FROM THREE LOCATIONS

• Adelphi University, New York City, NY

• Auburn University, Auburn, AL

• University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA

 

CAREER TRACK INTERNSHIP OPTION
Get a competitive edge for your upcoming degree program—or enrich your current degree—with the award-winning Career Accelerator’s Career Track Summer Program.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Build your social and professional contacts through team-based projects, industry workshops, networking with global business leaders, and company tours.

ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT
Take in a Broadway show and visit the Statue of Liberty, or cheer on the Atlanta Braves and shop the outlet malls with your classmates and leaders.

PERSONALIZED FOCUS
Design your summer experience based on your interests. Course options include university preparation, cultural outings, resume building, interview practice, and more!

Plus, select from a variety of additional program features based on your location, such as day trips to Wall Street or Atlanta, exclusive access to corporate engagement opportunities, tickets to American baseball games, and more.

Two Tracks, Unlimited Potential

University Prep Summer Program
  • For graduating high school seniors who want a competitive edge, the University Prep Summer Program provides a welcoming and engaging summer experience with US university skills-based coursework, industry-specific team projects, cultural excursions, and networking opportunities.

    Locations Offered:
    Adelphi University, New York City, NY
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

    Program Highlights:

    • Pre-university coursework at a nationally ranked university in New York City or Auburn, Alabama, to prepare you for success in your upcoming degree program
    • Engaging, challenging team-based case study projects and industry-specific workshops that build your social and professional networks
    • Global Competency Certificate (optional) to demonstrate impressive international experience for your resume
    • Cultural excursion add-ons such as organized trips to Broadway musicals, visiting the Statue of Liberty and other historic landmarks, and sporting events like Atlanta Braves or New York Yankees baseball games
Career Track Summer Program
  • For university-level students who want to gain professional experience, the award-winning Career Accelerator Summer Program provides students with a jump-start on internship and career opportunities.

    Locations Offered:
    Adelphi University, New York City, NY
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
    University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California

    Program Highlights:

    • Career Track coursework at nationally ranked universities in Alabama, California, or New York to prepare you for professional work experience in fields such as Business, Engineering, Science, Technology and other industries
    • Interactive workshops with experts and instructors from finance, STEM, consulting, engineering, technology, and fashion industries
    • Exclusive visits to leading companies in San Francisco, California, New York City, NY and Atlanta, Georgia
    • Upgrade to the Career Track Internship Option with preferred access to a summer internship program at a major US-based employer
    • Career Track Certificate to add to your portfolio
Course options
Career Preparation
Service Learning
Building Your Personal Brand
Professional Communication
Academic Writing
Networking
Lab Skills
Internship Planning
Business Writing
Resume Building
Choosing a Major
…and more!
*Course availability may vary by location

Career Track: Sample Summer Curriculum

Learn important global professional skills, benefit from premier company visits, city exursions, and more

Sample Daily ScheduleCourse NameCourse Description
9:00 – 9:55 AMCareer Readiness FundamentalsIn this track, you’ll spend time learning the career basics-everything you need to know about how to be successful in your career as an international student. Think: resume’, cover letters, professional etiquette.
10:00 – 10:55 AMExperiential Skill-BuildingThis track gives you a chance to practice applying the skills you’re learning in experiential exercises. You’ll participate in hands-on career-building activities like mock interviews, networking scenarios and business case studies, and hear from industry experts on how to be successful in a 21st century, global workforce.
11:00 – 11:55 AMGlobal Citizenship in BusinessIn this track, you’ll learn fundamental intercultural leadership and communication skills for success in global organizations. Interactive activities and discussions will prepare you to navigate new intercultural situations and more fully engage in the global dynamics that shape our world. This course culminates in a certificate you can add to your resume.
12:00 – 1:30 PMLunchN/A
1:30 – 3:00 PMElective(s)
Business Pitch Competition Presentation Skills Leadership Skills ePortfolio Development.
During the AC Summer Career Track, you’ll get to choose your electives to enhance your leadership, presentation or business skills.
3:00 – 7:00 PMFree TimeN/A
Sample Daily ScheduleCourse Name
9:00 – 9:55 AMCareer Readiness Fundamentals
10:00 – 10:55 AMExperiential Skill-Building
11:00 – 11:55 AMGlobal Citizenship in Business
12:00 – 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 – 3:00 PMElective(s)
3:00 – 7:00 PMFree Time
Career Networking Opportunities
  • American Collegiate boasts a large network of corporate partners looking for their next international student intern or employee. We run workshops and place student interns with leading global companies such as:

    • American Express
    • Deloitte
    • Facebook
    • JP Morgan
    • Jushi USA
    • KPMG
    • Lenovo
    • and more!

Choose Your Location

Program Highlights

  • Choose Career Track or University Prep Track
  • Attend summer courses at Adelphi University, a top-ranked school in New York City
  • Explore all five boroughs and iconic NYC attractions
  • Receive a Global Competency Certificate (optional) to demonstrate impressive international experience for your resume
  • Participate in interactive workshops with industry experts and instructors from finance, consulting, technology, and fashion
  • Take part in exclusive visits to some of the leading companies across New York City

Program Highlights

  • Choose Career Track or University Prep Track
  • Attend summer courses at an iconic and beautiful campus in Auburn, Alabama
  • Experience a traditional US university campus and prepare for success in your undergraduate degree
  • Participate in interactive workshops with industry experts and instructors from consulting, hospitality, engineering, technology, more
  • Take part in exclusive visits to leading companies in Atlanta

Program Highlights

  • Study Career Track coursework at a top-ranked university in San Francisco
  • Prepare for your professional STEM work experience
  • Participate in interactive workshops with industry experts and instructors from consulting, technology, data, computer science, and engineering
  • Take part in exclusive visits to select leading companies across San Francisco and Silicon Valley

Costs

 4-week Summer Program8-week Summer Program
Coursework $2,500$4,500
HOUSING: NYC + AUBURN$2,200$4,400
Housing: San Francisco$2,500$5,000
Career Track Internship Option*Not Available$3,000
Total$4,700 – $5,000 + Additional Program Features**$8,900 – $9,500 + Additional Program Features**
*Students must apply and be accepted into the CareerTrek internship option. Limited seats available. Program varies by location.
** Additional program features may include dining, airport pickup, and location-specific excursions.

Dates and Deadlines

 4-week Summer Program Session 14-week Summer Program Session 28-week Summer Program
Application DeadlineMay 4, 2020June 8, 2020May 4, 2020
Program
Start Date
May 31, 2020June 28, 2020May 31, 2020

Application Information

  • Eligibility: All foreign passport holders ages 17 or older
  • Process: Register now or email your Shorelight representative for more information
  • Requirements: Application and supplementary forms, $500 deposit
  • Academic/English requirements: None

Interested?
Register now and reserve your space!