Introduction :

NSLC offers short term SUMMER COURSES for high school students between the ages of 14-18 years in Medicine & Health Care , Engineering, Business & Entrepreneurship,Biotechnology, Sports & Entertainment Management, Low & Advocacy, Journalism Film & Media Art ,Theater, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management among others in the campuses of American University, Fordham, Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, North Western, California Berkeley, Washington & Yale University.
Courses are available on multiple dates in the above Universities from June to August 2014

Why NSLC:

    • Experience a future career and life on a college campus

The NSLC uses an interactive approach to learning that enables students to experience a day-in-the-life of a future career. Our youth leadership programs are interactive, dynamic and exciting. They are facilitated by our staff, but directed by our students.

While at the NSLC, students will meet with and learn from national and world leaders, surgeons and scientists, actors and playwrights, business leaders, lawyers and more. Exclusive tours and behind-the-scenes visits add richness to the experience.

Students participating in the NSLC experience life on a college campus as they make friends with a diverse group of students who share their interests.

    • Develop your leadership potential

At the heart of the NSLC is a comprehensive leadership program designed to develop the leadership potential within each of our students. Students participate in a series of interactive workshops led by nationally renowned facilitators. Students practice the skills of effective leadership throughout the program as they work with their teams, returning home with the skills essential for success in high school, college and beyond.

    • Tackle college-level course work

At the National Student Leadership Conference, students enjoy college-level lectures taught by university professors, doctors, practicing attorneys, professional artists and more. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation of knowledge that will prepare them for success in college and in their future career.

Earn College Credit
American University, distinguished as a premier global university, has certified the academic quality of the NSLC, enabling students attending the NSLC to earn up to three transferable college credit hours in conjunction with their NSLC program.

Explore The Summer Courses:

College Credit:

    • Earn up to 3 College Credits

The National Student Leadership Conference has a unique partnership with American University to offer college credit hours for our high school summer programs. The American University is distinguished as a premier global university and known for turning “ideas into action and action into service.” As a result of this NSLC/AU alliance, students attending the NSLC’s summer programs for high school students have the opportunity to take college credit classes taught by American University faculty at all NSLC locations. This credit option enhances your education within the framework of your program experience, without interrupting NSLC activities.

Through this unique opportunity, you will:

1. Enjoy face-to-face, personal instruction from your college professor in a small classroom setting.
2. Participate in online discussion groups and/or instruction once you return home through the university’s electronic blackboard.
3. Receive feedback and work with your professor as you complete your final project/assignment.
4. Learn how to navigate library E-reserves and online academic journals/resources.
5. Bolster your college applications by checking-off/submitting your college-level course for credit on the Common Application.
6. Have an official American University transcript sent to any college to which you are applying

The AU college credit courses are designed to relate to your NSLC program, allowing you to pursue areas of interest from a variety of disciplines, including government, international studies, business, communication, and the sciences. Taught by AU faculty at all NSLC locations, students explore relevant and engaging topics in an innovative, encouraging, and personalized learning environment. Note: The college credit option is designed so that you will not miss any of your NSLC activities. Participants are expected to attend a 2 pm class on opening day as well as several additional one-hour classes.

AU credit is transferable to most accredited colleges and universities. In recognition of the scholastic aptitude and leadership merit of students selected for the NSLC, this credit is offered at a reduced tuition rate of $745 per credit hour. Detailed College Credit information will be provided upon your acceptance to the NSLC.

    • To Enroll in College Credit

In order to enroll in the AU College Credit option, you must first enroll in an NSLC program. Upon acceptance to your program, please log-in to your myNSLC page and complete the “College Credit” form. Your first American University college credit course will be held on the first day of your program from 2-6pm. Additional information is available on your myNSLC page.

    • College Credit Resources

1. For direct assistance, contact Page Hogan at American University at hogan@american.edu
2. For more information on the AU College Credit option, including detailed course descriptions, please visit American University’s website at: http://www.american.edu/provost/registrar/nslc/.
3. If you have already taken the AU College Credit option at an NSLC program and would like a copy of your transcript, please go here for more information: http://www.american.edu/sis/nslc/alumni.cfm

Dates

Dates & Locations
    • Acting Intensive

The NSLC Acting Intensive will be held on the campus of:

Yale University
New Haven, CT
July 16 – August 5

    • Biotechnology

The NSLC on Biotechnology will be held on the campuses of:

American University
Washington, DC
June 28 – July 7
July 11 – July 20

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
August 5 – August 14

    • Business & Entrepreneurship

The NSLC on Business & Entrepreneurship will be held on the campuses of:

Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus
New York City, NY
July 7 – July 16
July 21 – July 30

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
June 27 – July 6
July 10 – July 19
July 23 – August 1

Yale University
New Haven, CT
June 15 – June 24
June 28 – July 7
July 11 – July 20
July 25 – August 3

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
July 19 – July 28
August 1 – August 10

    • Culinary Arts & Entrepreneurship

The NSLC on Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management will be held on the campus of:

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Institute of Culinary Education
New York City, NY
June 23 – July 2
July 7 – July 16

    • Education & the Classroom

The NSLC on Education & the Classroom will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 28 – July 3
July 7 – 12

    • Engineering

The NSLC on Engineering will be held on the campuses of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 21 – June 30
July 5 – July 14
July 17 – July 26

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
June 27 – July 6
July 10 – July 19
July 23 – August 1

Yale University
New Haven, CT
June 15 – June 24
June 28 – July 7
July 11 – July 20
July 25 – August 3

UC-Berkeley
San Francisco, CA
June 22 – July 1
July 5 – July 14
July 18 – July 27
July 31 – August 9

Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
June 18 – June 27
July 1 – July 10

    • Forensic Science

The NSLC on Forensic Science will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 21 – June 30
July 5 – July 14
July 17 – July 26
July 30 – August 8

    • Intelligence & National Security

The NSLC on Intelligence & National Security will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 14 – June 19
June 21 – June 26
June 28 – July 3
July 7 – July 12

    • International Diplomacy

The NSLC on International Diplomacy will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 14 – June 24
June 28 – July 8
July 12 – July 22
July 26 – August 5

    • Journalism, Film & Media Arts

The NSLC on Journalism, Film & Media Arts will be held on the campuses of:

American University
Washington D.C.
June 14 – June 24
June 28 – July 8

UC-Berkeley
San Francisco, CA
July 30 – August 9

    • Law & Advocacy

The NSLC on Law & Advocacy will be held on the campuses of:

Yale University
New Haven, CT
June 27 – July 6
July 11 – July 20
July 25 – August 3

American University
Washington, D.C.
July 11 – July 20
July 24 – August 2

    • Mastering Leadership

The NSLC on Mastering Leadership will be held on the campuses of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
July 17 – July 22
July 24 – July 29

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
August 2 – August 7
August 9 – August 14

UC – Berkeley
San Francisco, CA
June 26 – July 1
July 5 – July 10

    • Medicine & Health Care

The NSLC on Medicine & Health Care will be held on the campuses of:

Harvard Medical School*
Boston, MA
June 21 – June 30
July 5 – July 14
July 19 – July 28
August 2 – August 11

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
June 27 – July 6
July 10 – July 19
July 23 – August 1
August 5 – August 14

UC-Berkeley
San Francisco, CA
June 22 – July 1
July 5 – July 14
July 18 – July 27
July 31 – August 9

American University
Washington, D.C.
June 21 – June 30
July 5 – July 14
July 17 – July 26
July 30 – August 8

Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
June 18 – June 27
July 1 – July 10

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
July 19 – July 28
August 1 – August 10

    • Political Action & Public Policy

The NSLC on Political Action & Public Policy will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
July 5 – July 12
July 17 – July 24

    • Psychology & Neuroscience

The NSLC on Psychology & Neuroscience will be held on the campus of:

American University
Washington, D.C.
July 17 – July 26
July 30 – August 8

    • Sports Management

The NSLC on Sports & Entertainment Management will be held on the campus of:

Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus
New York City, NY
July 7 – July 16
July 21 – July 30

    • Theater

The NSLC on Theater will be held on the campus of:

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
New York City, NY
June 23 – July 2
July 7 – July 16
July 21 – July 30

Tuition

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Transportation

  • Students are responsible for transportation to and from the program.
    Airport pickup and/or drop off can be arranged through the NSLC for $40-80 each way depending on airport.Transportation requests must be received at least 15 days prior to the start of the program.NOTE: Because of conference scheduling, students requesting transportation to/from the airport must arrive and depart within specific times. Please do not make travel arrangements before receiving your acceptance packet which will include detailing information about arrival and departure times.

Refund Policy

  • CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUND POLICY: All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable). The following cancellation fees apply to all NSLC enrollments:
    Spring Programs If Cancelled… Cancellation Fee
    By January 1, 2015 $350
    Between January 2 and February 15, 2015 $500
    February 16, 2015 or later 100% tuition paid
    Summer Programs If Cancelled… Cancellation Fee
    By April 15, 2015 $350 ($500 for Acting Intensive)
    Between April 16 and May 15, 2015 $500 ($750 for Acting Intensive)
    May 16, 2015 or later 100% tuition paid

    NSLC will refund all funds minus the cancellation fee listed above. No refunds will be given after May 15th. If an application is rejected or if space is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full. Note: Student Protection Plan fees (offered in the next step of this application) are nonrefundable after acceptance.

    Instead of cancelling, you may elect to apply your total payments toward a program next year. If so, you will be enrolled in our 2014 Pre-Registration and sent an email next Fall to select the program/session you wish to attend. Note: In the Fall, if you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2014 program, the cancellation fee will still apply.

    NOTE: If an application is rejected or if space in the program is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

    Protection plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.

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