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Harvard Summer School

Address: Cambridge, Mass. 02138, USA
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Description Harvard Summer School

  • Location: Cambridge, USA
  • Age of the pupils: 15-19 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Accommodation type : Residences (on the campus of the university)
  • Dates: from June 18 to August 6.

The summer school at the world famous Harvard University was opened in 1871 - this is one of the first American summer schools, opened on the basis of an educational institution of this format. Today, the Harvard Summer School is part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, considered to be one of the most popular and quality seasonal programs in the United States.

At summer Harvard Summer School courses, students from around the world can get academic credits that are counted to admission to universities throughout the world (especially the US and Europe) for undergraduate programs. Educational credits practically serve as equivalent to olympiad certificates and medals, recommendations of well-known and respected professors.

The Harvard Summer School annually hosts approximately 5,000 students from around the world, 20% of whom subsequently go to Harvard University. Stay and study at the Summer School will allow you to adapt to the American educational environment, to get used to a new language and cultural environment, and to gain a valuable experience of living on the campus of one of the world's best universities. Students of summer courses can use all the resources of the university: scientific laboratories, libraries, meet with the best teachers, professors, specialists in various fields, communicate with talented peers of the same age.

The school employs experienced educational consultants who help children to choose a college and a future university. Among the permanent residents of the summer school are representatives of such educational institutions as:

  • George Washington University
  • Bowdoin
  • Universities of Chicago
  • Stanford
  • Brown
  • Middlebury
  • Amherst
  • Swarthmore
  • Columbia
  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Williams
  • Duke
  • Pennsylvania
  • Yale
  • Wellesley
  • Brandeis
  • Smith
  • Rice and others.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Harvard Summer School

Program name
22.06.2020 -10.08.2020
from 9 370 $ / 3 weeks

Classes at Harvard Summer School in many ways repeat the program of the American high school: it is more than 40 disciplines - technical, humanitarian, social, informatics, foreign languages ​​(more than 10), economics, literature. A total of more than 300 classes are available to students in the afternoon and evening. Many courses are similar to those offered at Harvard on the bachelor's program. Foreign students, for whom English is not native, can study at a special Institute of English. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - partner educational institutions and branches are located in Greece, China and other countries. The most popular professions students choose are the following:

  • Bases of economy
  • Automation and programming
  • English for foreigners
  • Creating dynamic sites
  • neurobiology
  • general chemistry
  • Shakespeare
  • Multiparametric calculus
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Wit and humor
  • Reading and studying strategies (managing their time, improving their performance, skills in correct and fast reading).

The summer courses program was rigorously tested by independent professionals and professors at Harvard University and fully meets the highest standards of Harvard University itself.

Students are given the opportunity to work with a variety of academic forms:

  • Lectures and seminars;
  • Theoretical discussions;
  • Practical experiments and experiments in laboratories;
  • Master classes and joint work with leading scientists of different countries.

Summer students often attend Harvard professors' seminars (up to 15 people on each direction) - this gives an opportunity to take part in serious scientific work, to acquire valuable academic experience under the guidance of a professional.

Note that the passage of the Summer School does not guarantee entry into Harvard - however, students who have completed courses with a large number of credits look more attractive in the eyes of the admission committee, according to statistics, they are easier to interview and write an introductory essay more qualitatively.

The duration of the Harvard Summer School program is 3 or 7 weeks: students study 6 weeks, and the last, 7 week, is assigned for examination tests and examinations. Each chosen educational course helps to earn 4-8 educational credits, which can be counted upon admission to higher education programs.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, business, computer programming, engineering, foreign language, humanitarian sciences, journalism, literature, maths, Natural Sciences, social sciencies,  Creative writing
Events list: basketball, Chorus, excursions, football, music studio, rowing, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Events Harvard Summer School

For the participants of summer courses Harvard Summer School, separate leisure programs are developed, rich and diverse:

  • Team competitions;
  • Sports events;
  • Talent Show;
  • Concerts of dance;
  • Musical and theatrical groups (own dance studio).

The city of Cambridge itself, home to the Summer School (as well as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is a well-known research center with an intercultural environment: it has representatives from more than 50 countries and more than 82 countries.

The total area of ​​the Harvard campus reaches 85 hectares (Main Campus), another 9 hectares occupy the Medical Campus and 145 hectares - the Sports Campus (together with the Business School). On the banks of the Charles River (Sports Campus) a large modern stadium is built, within walking distance there are beaches and lakes, beautiful foothills.

Equipment Harvard Summer School

Harvard Summer School students can use the entire infrastructure and equipment of Harvard University - there is absolutely everything for study and rest! On the territory there are sports and gymnastic halls, swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, grounds for individual lessons and team games. On the entire campus are bicycle paths - students can move between buildings on bicycles (there are rentals). There is a huge main library and several faculty reading halls, Peabody's own Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and the Museum of Natural History.

In the immediate vicinity of the university territory is Harvard Square: it is home to bookstores, numerous cafes and restaurants, historical and cultural monuments, music clubs, street performers often act here. The center of Boston is just 4 metro stops away.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Extra fees:

  • Cancellation guarantee 1260 USD
  • Medical insurance 200 USD

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Harvard Summer School reviews

Good day! Please send information when it is known about summer programs for 2021
Good afternoon, Victoria! A large number of educational institutions already offer summer programs. I will send the information to you by mail.
Ciise siciid Ahmed
Hello, I am Ciise from Somalia. I would like to apply the program for upcoming summer. Let me know when the program will start.
Smapse LTD
Dear Ciise siciid Ahmed, thank you for your request. Next summer programs will be run from June, 27th till August, 6th. If you are interested, please send your request to Regards, Smapse Education
Hello! My name is Aigul. I would like to send my son to summer camp (school) at Harvard School. He is 14 years old today, 06.10.2006. Is it possible from 14 years and 8 months to summer school. And what is required, will he have to pass the exam or test? Thank you for your answer!
Aigul, good afternoon. Summer programs for 2021 are currently in the planning stages. The information will be published at the end of January 2021. But for the summer of 2020 the age limit was 15.5 + (for the summer of 2021, there may be changes). We have sent clarifying information to you by mail.
Zarina nurpeiishova
Hello, my name is Zarina. I would like to know if students can also participate over the age of 22? I study at the university but inshaAlla wants to go to Harvard in the future.
Zarina, hello! Unfortunately, the program has an age limit of 18+. But we can offer alternative options.
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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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