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The Mountaintop Summer Experience is a 10-week program where students take a deep dive into an interdisciplinary, impact-focused project. Students work in teams of 2-5 (or more) with faculty mentors and external partners and have opportunities to share their experiences with other Mountaintop project teams. In addition, Mountaintop students are able to meet and talk to Innovators in Residence from all over the world, and take advantage of workshops and pop-up classes designed to enhance their skill sets, mindsets, and portfolios of accomplishment. Mountaintop is open to all Lehigh students, regardless of class year, with some students (called Fellows) receiving a stipend to cover their summer expenses. If you want to spend your summer following your passions and getting stuff done, this is the program for you!


Mountaintop Summer Experience Program dates: May 31 - August 5, 2022  


No cost to participate.


This year, we anticipate opening applications on March 11, closing in early April. Students are informed of their selection by the end of April. A link to the application form will be made available on the Mountaintop Summer Experience website ( as well as sent out in the Creative Inquiry weekly e-newsletter that is sent to all members of the Lehigh community.


Questions? Email Bill Whitney (Administrative Director, Creative Inquiry) is the primary program contact -


The 2022 Mountaintop Summer Experience is planned to be in-person in Building C. At this time, no virtual/remote participation will be allowed. Lunch is served Monday-Friday in Building C to all program participants.