• The Honors College Summer Institute offers highly motivated and resourceful high school students the chance to explore historic Charleston, South Carolina from a unique vantage point. The Summer Institute features week-long courses taught by CofC faculty, all designed so that students can immerse themselves in the community, expand their horizons, and set themselves up for future success. Experience Charleston in a way you never have before. Delve into untold local history, explore our interconnected surroundings, and discover the tools needed to enact change in our community. Students will engage with college-level academics in a unique environment and hone the kind of critical thinking skills valued by college admissions counselors, employers, and community leaders. This summer, let the Honors College Summer Institute help you cultivate your curiosity, enhance your skills, and lay the foundation to become a change maker in your community.