Below is a listing of academic programs for young people that will take place on Furman's campus during the Summer of 2016. Additional programs are in the process of being scheduled; this section is updated as information is received. For more information on the programs below, please contact the program coordinator or the Office of Summer Programs.
We hope to see you on campus soon!
Music Programs at Furman
See the Music website for more information on summer music programs at Furman.
Startalk Furman Chinese Camp
Startalk Furman Chinese Camp (Startalk FCC) is a two-week intensive Chinese language summer camp for high school students from all over the U.S. who wish to become more conversational in Chinese. Students will live on Furman's beautiful 750-acre campus, take language courses, participate in engaging cultural activities to reinforce language acquisition and be paired with Chinese students in Suzhou, China with whom they will practice their language skills via webcam every evening. The program is open to rising 10-12th graders who have taken at least one year of Chinese or the equivalent. Students will be expected to uphold a language pledge to speak Chinese from 9AM-5PM while on the program; classes will also be taught entirely in Chinese by teachers brought in from Suzhou, China. Even after the program, students will have an opportunity to continue informal language exchanges with their language partners and friends in Suzhou.
Startalk is funded by grants from the National Strategic Language Initiative (NSLI) and run by Furman University's Asian Studies Department. All expenses on Furman's campus will be covered by Startalk FCC, as will a program hiking trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and a trip to downtown Greenville. Students are responsible for transportation to Furman or to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Applications will be available online in the spring; final admission decisions will be made by mid-May.
Applications will be available on the Asian Studies website after March 1, 2016.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-294-3115 if you need further information.
Summer Scholars Program
Session 1: July 9-15
Session 2: July 16-22
The Summer Scholars program for rising high school juniors and seniors offers opportunities to study under the direction of Furman faculty members. Summer Scholars' challenging academic experience will include lectures, class discussion, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and other activities.
See more information on the 2017 Summer Scholars Program.
Summer Scopes Program
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The "Scopes" program is founded upon the belief that children will thrive in an environment in which they are challenged to think and
question, can be playful and imaginative. Scopes is an all-day program on the Furman campus for grades 1-8.
See more information on the Summer Scopes programs.