Project Exchange: Free Virtual Student Exchange Program

    The Digital Exchange Program (DEP) is a free, fully online study abroad experience. Students are matched with a peer from a different country (called a DEP pair), and over the 12-week program, participate in weekly video calls and activities to simulate the authentic study abroad experience.

    DEP pairs are grouped into DEP families and matched with a college facilitator—mentors who help the group dig deeper, build community, and make sense of what they’re learning! After the program, students will have increased cross-cultural understanding and have the tools they need to learn from and work with people who are different from them (culturally, geographically, ideologically, etc.) to tackle global issues.

    DEP graduates can apply for Project Exchange’s Impact Incubator fellowship, where they will receive 1:1 mentorship, skill-building workshops, and mini-grants to implement a community action project to promote intercultural understanding and global collaboration for the SDGs. Students can even come back as DEP Country Representatives, DEP language guide, DEP facilitators, or join Project Exchange’s Executive Leadership team!

    Middle & High School Students: apply for the Digital Exchange Program here. The deadline is April 9, 2021.

    Please only apply for the DEP if you are able to commit 2-5 hours/week for the duration of the 12-week program. 


    Knox County Board of Education 2022-2023 Student Representative Application is now open!


    The Knox County Board of Education seeks a student representative as a non-voting member. This position is filled annually by a Knox County high school SENIOR.

    Eligiblity requirements: 

    • Rising senior who has attended a Knox County public high school for one year in good standing.
    • Maintain a 2.75 minimum grade point average
    • Commit a minimum of 15 hours per month


    Youth Leadership Knoxville Opportunity for rising Juniors:

    Youth Leadership Knoxville was launched in the summer of 2014 with the intent of giving high school students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Knoxville and develop leadership skills that will encourage and inspire them to become involved and committed to our community.





    GIrls Who Code Summer Program FREE:


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    UTK Haslam College of Business Summer 2022 Programs 

    Business Education for Talented Students BETS Program:

    AIM Academy:

    The AIM Academy is a six-day residential program designed to help students explore accounting and careers in accounting.

    The program is open to under-represented students, first generation college students, and students on free or reduced lunch. Applicants should be entering the 11th grade with an interest in accounting and a GPA of 3.0 or better.


    WEB Institute 

    The WEB Institute is a six-day residential program designated to introduce young women from diverse backgrounds to the field of business.

    The program is open to all female high school sophomores. Applicants should be entering 11th grade with an interest in business and a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Participants interact with diverse professionals from business and government. There is no cost to attend, but a $20 seat reservation fee is due upon selection for the program.