Before starting college, many teens opt for longer experiences from home by working, living abroad or volunteering. With some 15 million high school students thinking and planning summer opportunities and activities, whether you want summer to be about self discovery, becoming a leader, or having a good time, now is the time to begin investigating the array of options available to teens. The following is a list of opportunities covering academics, outdoor adventure, international travel and community service. By no means is this a complete list. For more detailed information on summer options,go to the Peterson’s Summer Opportunities for Kids & Teenagers available on their web site at www.petersons.com which list some 2500 different programs. Another good source of information is Teen Ink Summer Programs at www.teenink.com/Summer.