Life-Changing

“The program is nothing short of life-changing, remarkable, and transformative. I love it!”

- Destiny, Learner

Real-World Learning

"Best Summer peogram out there! This program is suited for
nyone passionate about learning skills that actually matter in the real world"

- Ajayi, Learner

Inspiring

"Everything my daughter learns has a practical application. She tells me that she finds meaning and develops skills that will help her in the future."

- Theresa, Parent

Life-Changing

“The program is nothing short of life-changing, remarkable, and transformative. I love it!”

- Destiny, Learner

Real-World Learning

"Best Summer peogram out there! This program is suited for
nyone passionate about learning skills that actually matter in the real world"

- Ajayi, Learner

Inspiring

"Everything my daughter learns has a practical application. She tells me that she finds meaning and develops skills that will help her in the future."

- Theresa, Parent

Your launchpad to the future

  • Do you want to change the world, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to collaborate with peers from around the world, but don’t know how?
  • Do you wonder how you can find purpose and meaning in life?

You can do all this and more in School of Humanity’s Summer School.

Join us, and learn from leading industry experts and inspiring facilitators from around the world.

Apply now

A powerful preparation for what's next

Our Summer School will support your undergraduate degree, college or job application, and any entrepreneurial or industry pursuits.

You will receive:

  • Personal portfolio of projects
  • Internship experience to boost your resume
  • In-demand skills for the future of work
  • Network of industry experts and advisors
  • Practical tools to find purpose and meaning

Find your purpose through personalized learning

Instead of courses, we run challenges. Each challenge focusses on some of the most pressing global issues, and ultimately becomes personalized to you.

Receive a certification by developing entrepreneurial, technological, and creative solutions to real-world challenges.

Click on each challenge to learn more about it.
Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Ethical Artificial Intelligence

How can we ensure our ethics and law keep up with the rise of A.I.? Let's deep dive into artificial intelligence, technology ethics, policy, and law.

Creating Virtual Worlds
Creating Virtual Worlds

How can we craft immersive virtual realities? In this challenge, participants will design and explore the intricate layers of virtual worlds.

Designing Space Habitats
Designing Space Habitats

How can we design habitable environments for humans in space? We'll explore resource interdependence, space's effect on health, and habitat design.

Sustainable Cities
Sustainable Cities

With the rise urbanization globally, there is a need for greater sustainability. Let's explore how cities can be designed to be respectful to the planet.

Future of Medicine
Future of Medicine

How is the future of healthcare changing? We will look at how robotics, A.I, and 3-D printing are shaping the future of hospitals and healthcare.

Conscious Capitalism
Conscious Capitalism

How can we link businesses to societal good? Let's dive into the principles of conscious capitalism, ethical leadership, and purposeful entrepreneurship.

Protecting our Oceans
Protecting our Oceans

As they cover over 70% of our planet, the health of our oceans are paramount. Let's ensure the protection and rejuvenation of our oceans for future generations.

Learners globally love our approach

We’ve designed a learning model where learning is incentivized by a desire to better oneself, and better the world.

“I came in cautiously optimistic about School of Humanity's theory of action, and I left filled with awe and hope. Can't wait to see what next term's showcase will hold.”

Andrew
Parent

“BEST SUMMER PROGRAM OUT THERE!!!! This program is suited for anyone passionate about learning things that are beyond the four walls of a classroom - things that actually matter in the real world!”

Ajayi
Learner

“I loved the summer program so much! I think I had more fun in the program than in the entire rest of my life.”

Annika
Learner

“I was really impressed that what was written in the brochure about the summer school, was in fact a reality.... Seeing my daughter come out of her online sessions with a huge smile on her face ... it told me everything.”

Teresa
Parent

“Joining the School of Humanity's summer school was probably one of my best life decisions. From honing technical skills to gaining a profound understanding of the future of education, my time at SoH empowered me to contribute in a more meaningful way to the world.”

Mosawer
Learner

“Throughout this program I’ve been on a transformative journey as I’ve strengthened my friendships, boosted my confidence and allowed myself to foster my creativity. I’ve met some very young and intelligent people whom I would have never been able to meet if it wasn’t for this opportunity."

Khanish
Learner

“The program is nothing short of life-changing, remarkable, and transformative. I love it!”

Destiny
Learner

We're looking for seekers, changemakers, and pioneers

Are you a curious and motivated learner with a desire to better yourself and the world?

Do you possess the following mindsets and pre-requisites?
We can’t wait to meet you.

  • Curiosity and love for learning
  • Desire to develop real-world skills
  • Openness to global collaboration
  • Desire to better yourself and the world
  • Commitment to participating in all aspects of the learning journey
  • High School competency (minimum grade 8 equivalent) in communication skills. We make exceptions for younger gifted learners.
  • Fluency in English
  • An understanding of our learning model and curriculum
  • Ability to commit the time (18h/week)

An internationally
accredited program

Our Summer School is internationally accredited as a Supplementary Educational Program by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

Our Dubai-based summer program is licensed by the Dubai Knowledge & Human Development Authority, where we are registered as a training institute.

Our Summer School is internationally accredited as a Supplementary Educational Program by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

Our Dubai-based summer program is licensed by the Dubai Knowledge & Human Development Authority, where we are registered as a training institute.

Not your typical Summer School

Spend your summer learning the skills for today’s world in a hands-on and meaningful way.

Tap on the cards below to explore the program.
Develop solutions to
global challenges
Develop solutions to
global challenges

Whether it be through a research, a business idea, or an art project, you’ll be tackling humanity’s most pressing challenges.

Acquire future-proof skills
Acquire future-proof skills

Choose from a catalog of skill units, where you will develop the hard and soft skills you need to succeed in the future. boost your resume

Gain real-life experiences
Gain real-life experiences

Learn through micro-internships and real-life challenges set by pioneering organizations from around the world.

Find a path to Flourishing
Find a path to Flourishing

Find your purpose, and develop meaningful relationships through our weekly Flourishing sessions.

Make friends from around the world
Make friends from around the world

Meet like-minded people and create meaningful connections through interactive workshops.

Meet our industry mentors

Our industry mentors have a deep understanding
of their given disciplines. They use their expertise to guide learners
toward a path of purposeful learning.

Tap below to learn more about each mentor.
Gary Sharkey

Gary Sharkey

Gary is a Global Sustainability Network Driver at PwC. His previous experience includes mobile games, digital strategy and economics.

Alexandra Valerik

Alexandra Valerik

Alexandra is the founder of Taccato, the first online music school in the MENA region, delivering 2,000+ lessons with 55+ teachers.

Tarik Kaddoumi

Tarik Kaddoumi

Tarik is a Science & Technology researcher at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Center, with expertise in astrophysics, robotics and blockchain.

Karime

Karime

Karime is a sustainability consultant with 25+ years of career experience working with companies and board members.

Polo Lam

Polo Lam

Polo is the founder of Deseo VR, who create VR content for marketing purposes in the education sector.

Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Mark is founder of ARES Learning, Director of Education Outreach at Aldrin Family Foundation, and President at Space Prize.

Gary Sharkey

Gary Sharkey

Gary is a Global Sustainability Network Driver at PwC. His previous experience includes mobile games, digital strategy and economics.

Alexandra Valerik

Alexandra Valerik

Alexandra is the founder of Taccato, the first online music school in the MENA region, delivering 2,000+ lessons with 55+ teachers.

Tarik Kaddoumi

Tarik Kaddoumi

Tarik is a Science & Technology researcher at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Center, with expertise in astrophysics, robotics and blockchain.

Karime

Karime

Karime is a sustainability consultant with 25+ years of career experience working with companies and board members.

Polo Lam

Polo Lam

Polo is the founder of Deseo VR, who create VR content for marketing purposes in the education sector.

Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Mark is founder of ARES Learning, Director of Education Outreach at Aldrin Family Foundation, and President at Space Prize.

Exciting Micro-Internships

Every learner will receive a guaranteed micro-internship
with a pioneering organization.

Explore some of our partner organizations:

GG Care

Our learners explored the impact of investment in the health tech start-up arena and proposed a new way forward.

Blue Trajectory

Our learners looked into the development of cost effective mining technology to extract water from asteroids efficiently and safely.

City As A School

Our learners researched the impact of the “Hole in the Wall” experiment in the domain of self-directed learning.

Archibiotick

Our learners contributed to a plan aligned with the Global Climate Action Plan to incorporate people's visions for future cities.

Environmental Resource Management

Our learners supported on a project to help global organizations decarbonize.

Artmarq

Our learners proposed a strategy for a startup that empowers artists to thrive in the changing art market conditions by leveraging A.I.

DetaSecure

Our learners explored the cybersecurity domain by devising a competitive analysis and identifying differentiation methods.

Everest Innovation Lab

Our learners curated educational content on the Moon and Mars to up-skill younger generations to become involved in the Space industry.

WeLearn

Our learners explored the implementation of Emotional Aptitude Competencies into the WeLearn Academy.

Surag

Our learners operationalized a complex prototyping process within the SURAG team through an asset tracking app.

VirtuLeap

Our learners developed a proposal to increase engagement within a VR app providing cognitive training for educators and within schools.

Number Protocol

Our learners explored showcasing “Capture Cam”, the world's first Web3 camera to generate media contents with provenance.

Contribute to human progress

Our learners develop their skills, portfolio and networks
by tackling local and global challenges.

Sophia brings chemistry and robotics together with the mission of designing a human settlement on Mars.

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Annika is promoting scientific thinking in society.

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Tony shares his journey with creative thinking.

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Ade is promoting human flourishing in the workforce.

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Rania uses her knowledge of biology and technology to design a solution to detect endometriosis non-invasively.

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Maria & Sofia Explore the boundaries of the self.

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Rafael investigates human happiness through a research project.

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Mahra shares her passion for the ocean and pitches her nature-inspired ocean-cleaning robot.

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Faris shares his vision for sustainable agriculture, and how his academy can get us there.

View project

Adam, Dhruv, Priyanka & Aljazia A group of our inspiring learners share their journey in creating a virtual world that teaches learners science.

View project

Robust preparation for life beyond High School

Every week, learners participate in group Pathway Advisory sessions designed to prepare them for their future.

Click on the cards to explore some of the topics we cover in Pathway Advisory.
Portfolio & resume
development
Portfolio & resume
development

What are the best practices for maintaining portfolios and resumes? Let’s learn how to best communicate our accomplishments.

Interview Skills 101
Interview Skills 101

At one point or another, we will all be interviewed whether it’s for a job or university application. Let’s learn how to leave a lasting impression in an interview.

Jobs & Industries of the
Future
Jobs & Industries of the
Future

What are the emerging jobs and industries of the future? Let’s examine some of the emerging industries and how to best prepare for them.

Personal Branding
Personal Branding

What is a personal brand and why is it important? Let’s learn how to develop an authentic personal brand across digital mediums.

Navigating Global University Requirements
Navigating Global University Requirements

What are university requirements globally, and how can we best prepare? Let’s deep-dive into the pre-requisites for different pathways.

Meaningful Networking
Meaningful Networking

How can we leverage digital and physical networks to identify opportunities for ourselves? Let’s learn how to develop meaningful professional relationships.

Entrepreneurships & Startups: a brief guide
Entrepreneurships & Startups: a brief guide

Let’s talk about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and the lifecycle of startups. We’ll also explore why startups fail and how they can be prevented.

Learner Stories

Over 500 learners worldwide have graduated from our Summer School. We’d like you to meet just some of them:

(click on each card to learn more)

Vrishank has been paving the way for ethical artificial intelligence, and presented his work at the Museum of the Future.

Rumaisa and Sofia won the IFG Global Innovation Award with their Summer School challenge solution for the Future of Education - ReshapED.

Aryan, was selected as a Top 500 Rise for The World Finalist globally, and the first person from Nepal to make the finalists.

Larissa, Aljoud, Emma & Habiba Summer School learners obtained a longer term internship at Ree, following their time at School of Humanity's Summer Program.

Mohtasham won Bronze at the International Astronomy & Astrophysics competition, one of the biggest online astronomy competition for students.

Adam was selected to be amongst the world’s top 25 young pioneers and innovators by the Future Minds Network and is the youngest university student in the UAE.

Vrishank has been paving the way for ethical artificial intelligence, and presented his work at the Museum of the Future.

Rumaisa and Sofia won the IFG Global Innovation Award with their Summer School challenge solution for the Future of Education - ReshapED.

Aryan, was selected as a Top 500 Rise for The World Finalist globally, and the first person from Nepal to make the finalists.

Larissa, Aljoud, Emma & Habiba Summer School learners obtained a longer term internship at Ree, following their time at School of Humanity's Summer Program.

Mohtasham won Bronze at the International Astronomy & Astrophysics competition, one of the biggest online astronomy competition for students.

Adam was selected to be amongst the world’s top 25 young pioneers and innovators by the Future Minds Network and is the youngest university student in the UAE.

A purposeful program,
for a purposeful life

We invest in a generation that values compassion, adaptability,
and purpose.

We know that soft skills such as communication, empathy, and
emotional intelligence have taken center stage in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world.

Learners will develop their soft skills through weekly Flourishing
sessions, exploring a range of inspiring topics.

Tap on the cards to explore our Flourishing curriculum.
Cosmic Perspectives
Cosmic Perspectives

In the following module, we’ll learn in-depth about the so-called overview effect – something astronauts experience in space when looking back at the Earth.

Ikigai: A Framework for Purpose
Ikigai: A Framework for Purpose

The aim of this module is to figure out what motivates us, how we can have a steady level of motivation, and how to exploit it for our goal-setting and management through the IKIGAI method.

Overcoming the Ego
Overcoming the Ego

We’ll discuss what the difference is between being confident or ego-centered, and also how to collaborate effectively with others once we can put our Egos aside.

Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset

In this module, you’ll uncover latent attitudes, biases, and beliefs about ability, capability, progress.

Effective Collaboration
Effective Collaboration

In this module, we will learn to identify paths towards collaboration and get hands-on experience with our collaborative style, strong suits, and how to work together effectively and peacefully.

Upcoming Cohorts

Applications are now open for Summer 2024. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive your place!

July 8th - August 16th
GMT-4 Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd
July 15th - August 23rd
GMT+4 (online & hybrid) Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd
July 23rd - August 31st
GMT Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd
July 8th - August 16th
GMT-4 Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd
July 15th - August 23rd
GMT+4 (online & hybrid) Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd
July 23rd - August 31st
GMT Cohort
Application deadline for this cohort:
May 2nd

Tuition & Financial Aid

We offer financial aid to learners who need it, so please don’t let
affordability stops you from applying for our programs.

We are currently offering an Early Bird discount of 20% when you enroll before 31st March 2024!
Apply and enroll to secure your place before the offer ends. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information, head to our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Online

$950

Early Bird Discounted Price: $760
Hybrid

$1500

Early Bird Discounted Price: $1200

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries is this available in?

Our program is fully online – which means that learners can apply from anywhere in the world! We do however offer hybrid co-learning opportunities. Please note that you must be fluent in English to participate.

Are there tests or exams?

We don’t believe in standardized exams. Instead, we regularly evaluate and evidence learning through projects, actives and micro-assessments.

When are the live sessions?

We run live sessions at multiple time zones. You can indicate your interest in specific timings when applying in our program.

Can I participate more than once?

Yes! You can participate in multiple summer terms and tackle different challenges and skills each time.

Do I need any pre-requisite knowledge?

You do not need to have any pre-requisite knowledge in the challenges you pick. However, we require learners to be at a High School competency in communication skills and English to participate.

Do you offer scholarships?

We do not offer merit-based scholarships at this time. However, we do offer financial aid to learners who cannot afford our programs. This would entail a partial or full discount on tuition. You can apply for financial aid when submitting your application.

What will I graduate with?

Learners will graduate with:
– Internationally accredited certification demonstrating the knowledge and skills gained during the program
– A network of friends and industry mentors
– A portfolio of projects
– Experience presenting your work at a global showcase

What if I'm not 13 yet?

No worries! We make exceptions for younger gifted learners.

How much time do I need to commit?

This is a full-time program that requires a minimum of 18 hours a week of commitment. Our program is rigorous and rewarding. In order to get powerful outcomes, learners need to participate wholeheartedly and put in the time. We do not recommend applying if you cannot commit to the minimum time requirements.

Download our Summer
School Guide

Interested in learning more about our Summer School?

Download our Summer School Guide to learn more about:

  • Our Approach
  • Our curriculum
  • The Learning Journey
  • Admissions Journey
  • Tuition & Financial Aid

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Join a global community of learners who are happier, more inspired,
and dedicated to bettering our future.