What do students say about our programs?
"I’ve made a lot of friends here, which has been great because I don’t usually socialize that much. It’s usually hard to find people who have the same interests as me, but these people do and that’s been a great experience. I love being at WashU. This school speaks for itself and is really prestigious. I like how connected the campus feels and that, in this program, you get a nice balance of structure and flexibility in the classroom. I used to view prestigious schools, and the thought of applying to one, as overwhelming. Now, after being in this program at WashU, I feel like a prestigious school is attainable and within my reach."
-- Hasan, rising junior, High School Summer Institute student from Tucson, Arizona
"My experience with the Summer Scholars program has been a very eye-opening one. The courses are very challenging and fun. Not only did I grow academically in the program, but I also grew as person. The college seminars and workshops helped prepare me for college and to become a better person with time management & networking. The people I met also made this program unique because they were very friendly and supportive. It was great to work with these kind of people in a collaborative environment. I felt like the teachers and program assistants were always there to help us."
-- Bill, rising senior, High School Summer Scholar from Shanghai, China
"I decided to come back this year because the classes are really interesting and not like what you would get in a regular school setting. We focus more on creative thinking and the projects are more advanced. I like that because, instead of having to do everything exactly how the teacher says, we get to use our creativity to solve problems. I also really enjoyed the Group Think activities because we get to work in teams and it helps us practice communicating with people we don’t know so that we can get to know them. So, because of that, you get to make a lot of new friends."
-- Riya, rising 8th grader, Middle School Summer Challenge student from Ballwin, Missouri
"This program and people have been really supportive and made me feel confident in my ability to succeed."
--Janiya, rising junior, High School Summer Academy student from Little Rock, Arkansas