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Ultimate College Prep

imageGet a taste of college life while challenging yourself academically through two-week residential summer program at Boston University! Learn about the College Admission Process and the expectations of the highly selective institutions from academic professionals.

About the Program: This is a rigorous and intensive summer program for rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. This Program’s Curriculum includes several components: academic courses selection and development of a “mini-major”; workshops on writing for admissions essays and resumes, public speaking and mock-interviews; college counselling from experienced academic advisers; college campus tours and information sessions with admission officers; seminars on college selection, application process, and financial aid; interaction with college students and an opportunity to learn about their college experience.

When: combination of 3 weeks: two weeks at Boston University followed by or preceded by one week of an American home stay experience in Amherst, Western Massachusetts. 

2 sessions in Boston: July 10-22 or July 24 – August 5

Location:  Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, a world -renowned United States university. As you engage with students from all over the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas, you discover new academic challenges, experience university life in the U.S., practice and improve your English language skills, and immerse yourself in American culture in one of the most historic, exciting, and cosmopolitan cities in the nation.

Amherst is a small, vibrant, and safe town in Western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, and was recently voted as one of the “best college towns” in America by two independent surveys. It is located about two hours from Boston and three hours from New York City. You will tour campuses of the neighboring University of Massachusetts, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst College.  The region is known for its natural beauty, progressive thought, and vibrant arts scene. You will love your visits at the National Yiddish Book Center, founded by Hampshire College alumnus Aaron Lansky, and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which is an international center for children’s book art.

Program Curriculum: You will spend your morning hours in a more-structured, academic environment.The specially selected academic courses and workshops will allow you to develop your own “mini-major”, just like in college. You will enhance your analytic and thinking skills, boost your creativity, and improve your overall academic performance.

Academic courses examples: Business and Entrepreneurship, Social Media and Journalism, Science, Accounting, Global Marketing and Advertising, Modern Art, Introduction to Film Studies, U.S. History and Government, Modern History of Central Europe, Introduction to American Studies, Communication, and more.

Our team of teachers includes college professors, experienced professionals, graduate teacher assistants, and college prep school faculty. They all create an academically stimulating environment that challenges you to achieve your full potential.

Outside the classroom you will take advantage of social and cultural activities that are fun and connected to your studies. You will also take part in a very rich weekend excursion program combined with wide variety of college visits.

Highlights of the Program:

  • The design of your very own “mini-major” will improve your overall academic performance
  • Workshops on effective and meaningful college admission essays and personal resume writing, along with tips on the interview process
  • College counseling
  • Seminars with college counseling professionals, admission officers and students panels on college selection, application process, and financial aid
  • College tours and admission sessions:  top higher education institutions in the Knowledge Corridor, Amherst College, UMass-Amherst, Smith College, Western New England University, Springfield College
  • Campus tours of Harvard (est. 1636), MIT (est. 1861) and Boston University (est. 1839); a walk along the Freedom Trail, a visit to North End, the famous Italian section, shopping on Newbury Street and eating at Quincy Market
  • Excursion to the Basketball Hall of Fame and Six Flags New England amusement and water park

Housing: Boston University Residence Halls. Single, Double, or Triple bedrooms, shared bathrooms, kitchen and common room. Separate Residence Halls for boys and girls. There is one adult supervisor for  students.

Highly selected Home Stay families in Amherst and the neighboring towns

Coined operated laundry machines are for students use.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the campus dining hall and with the home stay families. Meals taken off-campus while on outings are not included in the program price.

Arrival Airport: Home stay week in Amherst: Complementary group pick up and drop off to Bradley International (BDL) in Hartford, CT; Peter Pan Bus Station in Springfield, or Amtrak Train Station in Springfield, MA

One way transportation service from/to Boston (Boston Logan airport) at additional fee: $140/ each way

Sample Daily Schedule:

Breakfast 7 – 9 am
Morning Seminar or college tour 9:30 – 11:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am – 1 pm
Afternoon Seminar or college tour 1 – 3 pm
Afternoon Activity or Free Time 3 – 5 pm
Dinner 5 – 6:30 pm
Evening Activity or Free Time 6:30 – 9 pm
Homework 9 – 11 pm
Curfew 11 pm (Sunday – Thursday)
12 am (Friday & Saturday)

 

Extension Week: Grand Tour of the East Coast– Visit New York City, Philadelphia and Washington. Our exclusive College campus tours include some of the Ivy and Elite schools on the East Coast: Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University and Georgetown.

 

Attention: Students who sign up for Extension Week – Grand Tour of the East Coast- should plan their departure from one of the Washington DC airports (BWI, Dulles International, or Reagan National) on Saturday, August 19.

 

Group airfare to BDL or BOS can be arranged at additional cost.

 

 

 

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