The Discover@Wheaton pre-college summer programs will be offered virtually this year due to the ongoing global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While we will miss seeing students on campus this summer, we will offer an exciting, educational, and socially engaging experience online.
Throughout the year, Wheaton College offers a variety of dynamic learning opportunities for high school students. These programs teach key skills in leadership, social entrepreneurship, business and technology and help students to build a solid foundation for what comes next.
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Discover@Wheaton is an array of summer programs for the curious, innovative high school learner who is eager to explore a passion, become immersed in a rigorous learning environment, develop the skills necessary to succeed in college, and make an impact on the world.
Wheaton offers two summer programs for high school students.
Global Leaders Program
This two-week summer program brings together high school-age changemakers from around the world to learn the basics of social entrepreneurship, including how to develop and launch a real business with real impact, and gain insight into college life through discussions, classwork, field trips and other activities.
Business and Technology Immersion Experience
This four-week summer program gives motivated high school students the opportunity to enroll in a college-level course in either business and management or computer science. Earn credit alongside current college students and network with industry professionals.
Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge
The annual Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge (JVEC) brings together a dynamic community of secondary school innovators and entrepreneurs in India to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to impact our world in one of four areas: Culture, Community, Connectivity and an open category.
Teams are encouraged to think outside the box and develop innovative ventures that will make an impact in India. JVEC is a partnership between Reliance Jio, the leading company for mobile innovation in India; Next Genius Foundation, the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship fund; and Wheaton College, one of the leading U.S. institutions linking social entrepreneurship to the liberal arts.
WheaLead is a one-day forum, held annually, that brings together students from high schools throughout Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island to discuss and work on solutions to some of the critical social issues of the day. Students are nominated by their principals or counselors to attend.