In addition to providing an honors program with small class sizes, exceptional professors, travel experiences, and academic enrichment, University Fellows also strives to provide learning opportunities for high school students and faculty from other colleges and universities.  See below for more information about Great Ideas Institutes for high school students and university faculty.

Great Ideas Summer Institute

The Great Ideas Summer Institute (GISI) is a unique week-long academic experience for high school students hosted on the campus of Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. This summer program offers an opportunity for intellectually ambitious students to enjoy the energy of a college classroom, engage ideas that form the essence of American citizenship, and develop friendships with exceptional high school students. Candidates must have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school to apply.

Learn more about the GISI summer program.