Summer Institute for the Gifted
Held at nine distinguished American Universities
This extraordinary academic programme, organised by the US National Society for the Gifted and Talented in conjunction with AIFS, is a three week summer programme for very able children, aged 10 to 17. Applicants must be able to speak and write English well.
The programmes are held at the following leading United States universities:
Amherst College, Massachusetts
18 July to 7 August – fee $4225
Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
27 June to 17 July - fee $4225
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (Ages 13-17 only)
1 August to 21 August – fee $4995
Emory University, Georgia
20 June to 10 July – fee $4225
Princeton University, New Jersey (Ages 13-17 only)
25 July to 14 August – fee $4995
University of California Berkeley, California
Session 1: 19 June to 9 July – fee $4895
Session 2: 11 July to 31 July – fee $4895
University of California Los Angeles, California
25 July – 14 August – fee $4895
University of Texas at Austin, Texas
11 July to 31 July – fee $4225
Vassar College, New York
11 July to 31 July – fee $4225
To be eligible to apply, students must normally be ranked in the top 5% of their class at school. Alternatively, a teacher’s recommendation attesting to the student’s ability will be accepted. For questions on qualifications of giftedness, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A typical SIG Day
8.00 – 8.45 am Buffet-style breakfast
8.45 – 10.00 am Period 1 – Geometric Highlights
10.10 – 11.25 am Period 2 – Study/Tutorial
11.35 – 12.50 pm Period 3 – Biology Basics
1.00 – 1.45 pm Buffet-style lunch
1.55 – 3.10 pm Period 4 – Got Confidence? Get SIG–nificance!
3.20 – 4.35 pm Period 5 – Broadway Beckons
4.45 – 5.45 pm Recreational House – Play sports and games, do arts and crafts! Try a different activity each day
5.45 – 6.15 pm Residential time – hang out with friends!
6.15 – 7.00 pm Buffet-style dinner
7.15 – 8.15 pm Evening Tutorial, finish assignments, work on projects, problem solve and consult with your TA
8.30 – 9.30 pm Evening entertainment programme – watch singers, jugglers, magicians, play Brain Bowl or participate in a talent show, casino night or dance!
10.00 – 11.00 pm Junior Lights out and senior residential time
11.00 pm Senior Lights Out
Courses vary by institution, but include a wide variety of courses for three different age groups: 10 to 12 years, 13 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Full course descriptions on the SIG website www.giftedstudy.org and in the detailed SIG brochure.
For a detailed brochure write to the Summer Institute for the Gifted at 9 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06902 or go online: www.giftedstudy.org Applications can be made on line.
Students are advised to apply early since the programmes are very popular.
For international students, scores derived from ability and achievement tests administered in each student’s country of origin will qualify, as long as the scores are within the top 5% of national norms.
All international applications must be received by 15th April as there is limited enrolment accepted per country per campus. Applications received after 15th April will be accepted as space allows.
We recommend that students check with their embassies regarding local visa requirements. We also recommend starting the visa process months in advance of need. Students generally have no visa issues with this short programme.
All payments are due in US Dollars and must be received no later than 30th May.
Please note there is an additional $75 international resident fee. This fee is only required for international students in the US solely to attend the SIG Residential Programme.