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Our 2016 program is full. Please visit our site again next year for information on our 2017 sessions.

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Are you ready to challenge yourself intellectually and experience life on the campus of a top liberal arts university?   Are you ready to join a diverse group of high school students from around the world in confronting a global challenge?  This summer 2016 choose from the following opportunities: Global Sustainability or Cultural Crossroads (June 26 – July 15).

Who is eligible to apply?

We welcome applications from rising high school juniors and seniors, U.S. and international students, those who think they know their place in the world, and those who are just seeking to define it.

How do I apply?

Step 1: LENS Admission Application

Our application is available in two formats:  online or paper.  We encourage you to use the online application; however, paper forms may also be submitted by mail.

Access online:       2016 Program FULL

Download PDF:    2016 Program FULL

Step 2: Official High School Transcript

Submit transcripts from each high school you have attended.

Mailing Address:

LENS Program, Wake Forest University
PO Box 7385
Winston Salem, NC 27109-7385
Attn. Janice Claybrook

Step 3: Supplemental Materials

Applicants may be asked to supply academic references or participate in a virtual interview with a LENS Leadership team member.

Due to high academic expectations and fast-paced classroom instruction, English language fluency is required to ensure student success in the LENS@Wake Forest program.  International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit a TOEFL score report to demonstrate English language proficiency.

When are applications reviewed?

Applications are reviewed and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once an application is complete. Application review continues until the program is full.

Students are encouraged to apply early.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

A separate application process is required to be considered for need-based scholarships.Access the LENS Scholarship Application at  The financial aid priority deadline is March 20, 2016.

Who can I contact for additional information?     Phone: 336-758-2561