Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Pursue your interests in a particular field of interest by participating in hands-on academic summer experiences offered through Community & School Partnerships. These programs provide a number of engaging activities beyond the classroom, giving you the opportunity to engage with faculty, socialize with fellow students, and explore the IU Bloomington campus.

Community & School Partnerships supports additional programming including several summer options:

  • Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

    The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program provides underrepresented high school students with an introduction into the world of science at Indiana University.  Led by a dynamic and skilled team of IU faculty members and Indiana high school teachers, participants attend five days of lectures, perform laboratory work, and take part in discussions while living in an IU residence hall and experiencing life in a college setting. 

    Learn more about the SEP program

  • Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)

    The Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program is the second-year component to the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program. In this summer experience, a subset of first-year students from the summer enrichment program return to the IU Bloomington campus to spend a week conducting research with an IU Bloomington faculty member.

    Learn more about the SSRP program

  • Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education (RISE)

    The Jim Holland Research Initiative in STEM Education serves as the third-year component to the Jim Holland programs.  Designed for top-performing high school seniors, the RISE initiative immerses participants in advanced subjects such as atmospheric sciences, virology, and mathematics and statistics. As part of the event, students tour the campus grounds and receive information about IU programs on college readiness, scholarships, service learning, undergraduate research opportunities and more. 

    Learn more about the RISE program

  • Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment (SESE)

    The Integrated Program in the Environment’s Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment (SESE) aims to increase students’ awareness and understanding of environmental issues and expose them to sustainability education. The program connects high school students to experts in environmental sciences, and to educational experiences that expand their knowledge and interest in these fields.

    Learn more about SESE