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Northwestern University

Get ahead. Explore. Enjoy.

College students, high school students and those seeking professional development or personal enrichment will find many ways to get ahead, explore, enjoy and learn this summer.

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Summer Session

Summer Institutes

Summer institutes at Northwestern offer students and professionals the opportunity to learn in seminar-style programs taught by leading experts in their fields. Programs are open enrollment — see below for dates and locations.

All Summer Institutes

Summer Writers' Conference
A conference tailored to new writers, established writers, and anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the craft — and business — of writing. 

July 31–August 2, Chicago campus

Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute
Offers course-specific training designed to support new and experienced teachers in all aspects of AP course content, organization, and methodology.

Session one: July 14–17, Chicago campus (Note: Spanish will be held on the Evanston campus)
Session two: July 21–24, Chicago campus (Note: Spanish will be held on the Evanston campus)

Summer Institute in Negotiation
Combines theory with strategy to guide participants toward new ways of managing business issues, avoiding needless conflict, defusing crises, and mediating disputes.
June 25–27,  Chicago campus