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Pre-College Programs for Teens ON CAMPUS

ONLINE

High School & Middle School

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Look Inward. Go Upward.

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Our mission is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors and career planning that reflect their personal vision for success.


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

MIDDLE SCHOOL

2 Program Types 4 Why Summer Springboard? 6 Faculty & Curriculum

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ONLINE ACADEMIES

STEAM @ Yale and UC Berkeley Medicine @ Yale and UC Berkeley Online Academy: STEAM Online Academy: Medicine

(Grades 9-12)

Pre-College Exploration Academy

Summer Immersion Academy

14 Business & Law Track 14 Engineering & Innovation Track 14 Medicine & Healthcare Track

14 Business & Entrepreneurship 14 Computer Science 14 Emergency Medicine

CAMPUS BASED PROGRAMS

(Grades 9-12)

16 Campus Based Program Model 18 A Day in the Life of a Summer Springboard Student 19 Safety & Risk Management

Campus Locations 20 22 24 26 28 30

(Grades 6-8)

14 Fundamentals of Engineering 14 Psychology & Neuroscience 14 Trial Law

Academic Courses 34 Medicine & Healthcare • Emergency Medicine • Biology & Medicine • Biotechnology • Global Health • Psychology & Neuroscience

UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) Yale University (New Haven, CT) Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) 36 Engineering & Science UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) • AI & Robotics UC San Diego (San Diego, CA) • Computer Science Multiple Campuses (Boston, MA) • Fundamentals of Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

38 Business & Law • Business & Entrepreneurship • Finance & Investing • Politics & Public Policy • Trial Law 40 Media & Design • Architecture • Creative Writing • Drone Cinematography • Filmmaking

MORE INFORMATION 42 International Students • English for Speakers of Other Languages 43 Combine Programs 44 Frequently Asked Questions

46 About Us 48 Tuition & Date Information 50 Need More Information to Enroll?

51 Apply Online

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Program Types Selecting a university and academic major are some of the biggest decisions a student can make. At Summer Springboard, we provide three different options for high-achieving teens that foster independence, selfawareness and confidence that help students succeed in college and beyond. Programs can be combined so you can explore different career paths. For example: if you are interested in both business and medicine, why not sign up for back-to-back programs to gain real exposure in all of your academic interests? You’ll even receive a 5% discount!

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CAMPUS BASED PROGRAMS Our flagship offering - two week pre-college summer programs for high school students on the campuses of UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, UC San Diego, and Boston. Students choose academic courses focused on hands-on learning and career exploration while getting a taste of college life.

ONLINE ACADEMIES Let’s face it, the world is a different place. We’ve transformed our top courses into customized dynamic and immersive learning experiences for high school students. Work with some of our professors from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Students gain exposure to a variety of disciplines within an industry and speak directly to experts in the field from the comfort of their homes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL We’re excited to launch our middle school program in summer 2021! Our middle school Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) and Medicine programs on the campuses of UC Berkeley and Yale combine academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience. There is an online version of the program available as well.


Computer Science P. 37

Fundamentals of Engineering P. 14

Psychology & Neuroscience P. 14

Trial Law P. 14

Drone Cinematography P. 41 Emergency Medicine P. 34

English for Speakers of Other Languages P. 42

See page 12 for details.

Middle School Medicine P. 10

Middle School STEAM P. 10

Filmmaking P. 41 Finance & Investing P. 39 Fundamentals of Engineering P. 37

Global Health P. 35

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Mechanical Engineering P. 37

Politics & Public Policy P. 39

Summer Immersion Academy

Pre-College Exploration Academy Emergency Medicine P. 14

Creative Writing P. 41

Psychology & Neuroscience P. 35

Trial Law P. 39

See page 16 for details.

Middle School Online Academy

Yale University

Engineering & Innovation Track P. 14

Computer Science P .14

Business & Entrepreneurship P.39

Biotechnology P. 35

Business & Law Track P. 14

Business & Entrepreneurship P. 14

AI & Robotics P. 37 Biology & Medicine P. 35

Boston

UC San Diego

UCLA

UC Berkeley

Georgetown University

Yale University

UC Berkeley Architecture P. 41

Medicine & Healthcare Track P. 14

See page 8 for details.

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Why Summer Springboard? Self Discovery Whether a student is certain about what they want to pursue in the future, or if they want to try out new things they’ve never had the chance to explore yet, Summer Springboard can help. We encourage students to identify their own unique qualities so they can make better decisions about major life choices.

Leading Colleges & Universities We are proud to locate our programs at UC Berkeley, Yale University, Georgetown University, UCLA, and other elite universities. Each campus location has been selected for its academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, reputation for safety and comfort, and capacity to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Inspiring & Insightful Staff Our nurturing residential staff sets the tone for the program, supporting students as they adjust to living in a residence hall while creating a fun and inclusive community. The residential staff— including a seasoned Campus Director and one Resident Advisor (RA) for every 10 students— has extensive experience working with teens.

Academic Experts & Industry Leaders Unlike other summer programs, our programs are never taught by college students. Our professors combine real-world industry experience with a passion for teaching. Each instructor, curriculum developer and guest speaker is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to challenge and captivate students.

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When I set out to find a summer course, I was unsure of what subject I wanted to learn about. I heard about Summer Springboard and thought it would be

a perfect opportunity to discover what I’m truly interested in. — Abby T. (Pre-College Exploration Academy)

The content was extremely solid and the classroom was very involved. I liked that each

session was broken down into steps to help students comprehend on their own level, whether they knew a lot about the subject or not. There was content for everyone!

My daughter LOVED it. It pulled her out her quarantine funk and energized her. I’m a nurse practitioner and my husband is a physician, so this truly

The content was challenging in an age appropriate way! is a topic close to our hearts.

— Cecily S. (Scarlett’s Mom)

— Paulo C. (Pre-College Exploration Academy)

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Faculty & Staff Our staff include Campus Directors, Resident Advisors, Instructors, and Curriculum Advisors. They combine real-world industry expertise with a passion for teaching. While our instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum.

Campus Director

Campus Director

Campus Director

Kevin Khy, the campus director at UC Berkeley, has worked in high school student education for over 10 years. He has worked with thousands of teens in international and university settings and has a passion for experiential learning. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of La Verne.

Jake Friedman, the campus director at Boston, is a mathematics and economics teacher as well as the athletic director at Community Charter School of Cambridge in Massachusetts. Jake holds a Masters in Effective Teaching from Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education and a BA from Duke University.

Dianne Nolan, the campus director at Yale University, is an accomplished leader, educator, and former basketball coach for Yale University with a passion for guiding high school students to achieve their goals. She earned her Masters degree in Political and Corporate Communications from Fairfield University.

Computer Science At UC Berkeley, this course is taught by Sean Choi. Sean is a Research Scientist at Facebook, working on scaling and improving Facebook’s data center networks. He completed a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a M.S. degree in computer science at Stanford University.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Emergency Medicine

In Boston, this course is taught by Michellana Jester. Michellana is a Lecturer and GLab Course Manager at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she supports teams of student entrepreneurs globally. She has a master’s degree from Harvard and a doctorate from Columbia.

At UC San Diego, this course is taught by Dr. Craig Kutz. Dr. Kutz is a resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego where he works with patients in the Level-1 Trauma Center. In addition to his M.D., he received his Ph.D. in Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences.


See below for a sample of staff and faculty members. For information on all campus directors, instructors and curriculum developers, please go to www.summerspringboard.com

Finance & Investing

Fundamentals of Engineering

Global Health

This course was designed by Peter Mombaur. Peter’s experience ranges from being a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., an investor, and entrepreneur. Peter managed a private equity investment firm and successfully executed and managed investments in various industries.

This course was designed by Dr. Reza Alam, Ph.D. Dr. Alam is associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley as well as the American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Ocean Engineering. He received his Master’s of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

This course was designed by Dr. Enrique Valdespino. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. He has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care to those most in need in Sudan.

Middle School STEAM

Psychology & Neuroscience

Trial Law

At Yale, this course is taught by Paula Matei-Grysiak. Paula is a skilled teacher with extensive experience in Physics and Mathematics. She completed her graduate studies at Wesleyan where she also taught Physics and won the notable AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant award.

In Boston, this course is taught by Adam Morris. Adam is a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in psychology at Harvard. Adam specializes in socialemotional learning. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the prestigious George W. Goethals Teaching Prize.

At Yale, this course is taught by George Muksian, J.D. Mr. Muksian combines a lifetime of courtroom experience with teaching experience at top universities. He is a Harvard-educated criminal defense lawyer who has tried cases before the United States Supreme Court.

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Introducing

Middle School

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We help middle school students prepare for their transition from adolescence to young adulthood. The middle school STEAM, Medicine, and Online Academy curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, and self-confidence. These programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, schedules, classes, activities, and a more structured environment.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

STEAM at Yale & UC Berkeley This program incorporates all elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in a comprehensive way for middle school students. By the end of the program, students will: • Build and program a self-driving car that can drive forward, backward, accelerate, follow lines, and avoid obstacles. • Use computer-assisted design (CAD) software to design both functional and fashionable parts of the car. • Explore digital electronics and physics kinematics circuits and use them to control currents and voltages. • Perform commands on Arduino, an open-source electronics platform, in order to program the robot.

Medicine at Yale & UC Berkeley This program provides middle school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine and healthcare with real hands-on experience where they can build a set of skills at an early age. By the end of the program, students will: • Discover critical techniques in emergency medicine such as setting a splint and performing CPR. • Work in teams as you research, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for a “patient”. • Learn alongside medical professionals and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge of the emergency room. • Explore human anatomy on an Anatomage Table, the world’s first virtual dissection table.

Online Academy - STEAM or Medicine As an alternative to the campus based programs at Yale and UC Berkeley, we also offer a one-week online course in STEAM and Medicine this summer. The Middle School Online Academy is led by expert and caring instructors and provides students with engaging virtual learning experiences that will capture their imaginations. This oneweek online academy meets daily for 3 hours.

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Middle School TYPICAL WEEKDAY SCHEDULE 9:00am - 9:00am Noo n - Noon AcademicAcademic Course Course

8:00am

8:00am | Breakfast Breakfast

6:00pm | Dinner

Noon | Lunch

4:00pm - 5:00pm Recreational Activity

7:00pm Evening Activities

Locations

Dates

Yale University UC Berkeley Online

Campus Based Dates: Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021 Online Dates: Late June: June 28-July 2, 2021

1:00pm - 3:00pm Academic Lab or Excursion

8:30pm | Free Time

Tuition

See page 48 for tuition details

Residential Students: $4,998 Commuter Students: $2,798 Online Students: $795

10:00pm | RA Check-in

Requirements For students completing grades 6–8 Grade Point Average: 3.0 Residential students must be at least 13 years old by the program start date

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Online Academies

I selected the Online Academy because it seemed like an appealing alternative to the cancellation of in-person events. The engineering course seemed to be challenging, and I

was excited at the opportunity to still have a hands-on experience with the course even though we are working remotely. — Caley M. (Pre-College Exploration Academy)

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My view of the medical field was very narrow before the program. I really liked how the instructors provided insight into what we could do in the real world with a degree in their field. Now

I feel more confident with my desire to go into medicine when I’m older. — Tansy B. (Pre-College Exploration Academy)

We offer two online academies for high school students. Trying to figure out your college major? Check out the Pre-College Exploration Academy. Or maybe you already know your academic passion and want to dive in deeper? Consider registering for the Summer Immersion Academy. All classes will be facilitated in real-time by expert instructors and held via Zoom. Upon completion of the online academy, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Summer Springboard.

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ONLINE ACADEMIES

Find Your Major

Pre-College Exploration Academy The Pre-College Exploration Academy is a series of 4 interactive online workshops offered throughout the year with some of our top instructors from Harvard, MIT, Facebook, McKinsey, and other institutions. This is a great option for students who want to explore different academic majors. In each track, you will explore the following subdisciplines:

Medicine & Healthcare Track

Business & Law Track

Engineering & Innovation Track

Emergency Medicine Genetics Psychology Neuroscience

Entrepreneurship Management Consulting Innovation Law

Robotics Architecture Engineering Computer Science

Dive into Your Academic Interest Summer Immersion Academy

The Summer Immersion Academy is a two week deep dive into one subject area. Discover your academic passions with a real-world professional, engage in interactive online learning, and learn about career paths for this major. This online option is perfect for students who want to gain deeper insight into a specific major and career advice from experts in the field. Select one of our most popular courses below:

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Computer Science

Emergency Medicine

Fundamentals of Engineering

Psychology & Neuroscience

Trial Law


TYPICAL SCHEDULE Pre-College Exploration Academy The three-hour daily session consists of synchronous, asynchronous, and independent lab work.

30 MINS

Instructor background and insight into this field in the real world.

90-120 MINS

Project-based lesson that applies to this field

Q&A session and advice for those 30 MINS who want to pursure this field

Pre-College Exploration Academy

Summer Immersion Academy

This online academy meets for 4 sessions lasting 3 hours each. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.

This two-week online academy meets daily for 3 hours. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.

Dates

Time

October 17-18 & 24-25, 2020 January 23-24 & 30-31, 2021 April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021 June 12-13 & 19-20, 2021 June 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021

9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET / 4:00pm UTC

Dates

Time

Late June: June 28-July 9, 2021 Early July: July 12-July 23, 2021 Late July: July 26-August 6, 2021

Monday - Friday 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET / 4:00pm UTC

Requirements

$1,495

Tuition $795

Requirements

Tuition

For students completing grades 9-12

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Campus Based

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Program Model

Hands-On Learning

Career Exploration

College Prep

Dive deep into your passions and turn your aspirations into reality with our academic immersion courses. Our instructors are industry professionals who give students real-world insight and experience. Imagine learning law from an attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, studying medicine with doctors who have set up emergency medicine programs around the world or building your writing portfolio under the guidance of a journalist or published author.

Beyond theory, students experience excursions and discover more about their career interests by hearing expert guest speakers firsthand. Past company visits included Google, Bloomberg, and Apple. Also, students have heard guest speakers representing Cisco, McKinsey & Co., and a startup founder. These professionals shared their personal stories about how they got to where they are today and offered career advice based on real-life experiences.

Through campus visits, speakers and afternoon electives we prepare students for university life. In the optional True You College Admissions elective, we provide a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process. All students can get a taste of college life by living in dorms, making new friends from around the world and learning to live as a college student. Evenings are packed with fun activities like lip sync battle, game night, and more!


EXPLORE A MAJOR.

DISCOVER

A CAREER PATH.

ENJOY

COLLEGE LIFE. Summer Springboard’s flagship program allows teens to get a taste of college life while gaining valuable insights about their fields of interest. Our innovative pre-college summer programs, offered at some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SUMMER SPRINGBOARD STUDENT CAMPUS BASED - TYPICAL WEEKDAY SCHEDULE 8:00am Breakfast

9:00am - Noon Academic Course

1:30pm - 3:00pm | Academic Excursion or Recreational Activity

5:00pm | Commuter Students Depart

7:00pm Evening Activities

6:00pm | Dinner

10:30pm | RA Check-in

CAMPUS BASED - TUITION OPTIONS RESIDENTIAL TUITION costs $4,998 (+ supplemental fees) and includes full room & board and all activities. EXTENDED COMMUTER tuition costs $3,398 (+ supplemental fees). Extended commuter students are welcome on campus from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and are invited to attend our weekend excursions. COMMUTER TUITION costs $2,798 (+ supplemental fees). Commuter students are welcome on campus from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. See page 48 for full tuition details.

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CITY EXPLORATION Whether it's Central Park, the National Mall, the Golden Gate Bridge, Boston Harbor or simply a pristine California beach, students visit the must-see sights of the region.

Noon | Lunch

3:30pm - 5:00pm Enrichment Elective

8:00pm | Extended Commuter Students Depart

WEEKEND EXCURSIONS

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS Have a day of pure excitement with your new friends at an amusement park, national park or regional attraction. Enjoy roller coasters, boat rides or other fun outdoor adventures.


SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT The safety and health of students and staff is always the highest priority at Summer Springboard.

Code of Conduct We expect all students to exhibit respectful, non-disruptive behavior. We have zero tolerance for any form of harassment (including but not limited to bullying, verbal, sexual, online) and the sharing or display of inappropriate images, nudity, or language used during Summer Springboard.

5 Point Safety System™ Our 5-Point Safety System™ includes safe campus environments, caring supervision, off-campus safety, student accountability and an agreed upon code of conduct. This ensures that issues are addressed efficiently and safely, and that students, parents and staff are always in close communication.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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Here’s what we’re doing to protect your health and peace-of-mind so you can focus on academic and career exploration on campus this summer.

Classrooms will be set up to allow for 6’ space between chairs.

There will be no large general sessions, programming will be held in various smaller groups.

Indoor/outdoor spaces will be used as much as possible.

F&B will be provided in a no-contact way (i.e., pre-packaged food, no self-serve buffets).

Masks will be required for attendees and staff at a minimum. KN95 masks will be provided.

Temperature checks will be conducted during registration and throughout the program.

Additional cleaning and disinfecting of common areas.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the program.

*There will be a mandatory $500 COVID-19 tuition supplement for residential students. This only applies in the event that social distancing and single rooms procedures are required.

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on the campus of UC Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is ranked one of the top public universities in the world. Its faculty has garnered over 70 Nobel Prizes and 14 Pulitzer Prizes. Its excellent academics, recreation, and location in the Bay Area create an ideal pre-college experience for Summer Springboard students. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Stanford campus tour • Apple™ Visitors Center • Golden Gate Bridge • Great America Amusement Park • Careers in Sports tour at SF Giants stadium

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Credit © UC Regents 2020 Used with Permission


Location Berkeley, CA

Dates Late June: June 20 - July 2, 2021 Early July: July 4 - July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18 - July 30, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses Architecture Biology & Medicine Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Emergency Medicine English for Speakers of Other Languages Fundamentals of Engineering Global Health Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives

Credit © UC Regents 2020 Used with Permission

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

While living like a Berkeley undergrad, enjoy hanging out in the common areas both indoors and outdoors (this is California)! Also make sure to grab some of the best coffee or boba tea on Telegraph Avenue with new friends.

Explore San Francisco and Silicon Valley—one of the most innovative areas in the world. Experience Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Giants Stadium as well as educational excursions to organizations working in your academic field.

Students share a dorm room without A/C and use a common bathroom at UC Berkeley. Lodging last year was in Unit 1 Residence Halls. Meals will be at Crossroads Dining Hall or at local eateries in Berkeley where we can accommodate all diets.

True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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on the campus of Yale University Founded in 1701, Yale is one of the oldest Ivy League universities and is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Summer Springboard students have access to Yale’s facilities that offer a one-of-a-kind introduction to college living and learning. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Central Park • Top of the Rock • Shopping on 5th Ave • Grand Central Station • Six Flags New England

Summer Springboard is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.

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Location New Haven, CT

Dates Late June: June 20 - July 2, 2021 Early July: July 4 - July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18 - July 30, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Creative Writing Emergency Medicine English for Speakers of Other Languages Finance & Investing Fundamentals of Engineering Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

At Yale, get a taste of life in the Ivy League, surrounded by gothic architecture and world-class art galleries. The area has the vibe of a quintessential college town with unique shops and restaurants just a short walk away.

Students experience interesting locations that expose them to one of the most exciting areas on the East Coast. Additional highlights include the Yale University Art Gallery, the Adam Krieger Adventure Course and Fairfield University.

Students live in one of Yale’s historic residential colleges where they share a room without A/C and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at local eateries where we can accommodate all diets.

True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

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on the campus of Georgetown University Students are drawn to Georgetown’s high academic ranking as well as the picturesque campus on the Potomac River. The combination of one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities and the excitement of life in Washington D.C., creates a unique experience for Summer Springboard students to learn and thrive. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • The White House photo opp • Lincoln Memorial • Tour of Congress • Smithsonian Museums • Six Flags Amusement Park

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location Washington D.C.

Dates

Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses Architecture Business & Entrepreneurship Emergency Medicine Politics & Public Policy Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

Students at Georgetown enjoy a vibrant campus life that is shaped by Washington D.C.’s attention to cultural and community experiences. There are numerous shops and toprated restaurants. A favorite spot is Georgetown Cupcakes!

At Georgetown, discover awe-inspiring memorials along the National Mall and stand in the exact spot where MLK delivered his famous speech. Last year, students enjoyed an evening cruise on the Potomac River to view the illuminated monuments.

Just like a college student at Georgetown, students share a dorm room with A/C and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at local eateries in D.C. where we can accommodate all diets.

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on the campus of UCLA Did you know that the U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of California, Los Angeles 1st among public universities and 20th overall among national universities? Its premiere location and elite academic status creates a fun and supportive environment for Summer Springboard students to learn and grow. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory • Santa Monica Pier • Six Flags Magic Mountain • Walk of Fame • Experience Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood

The program takes place in Los Angeles at the conference and training center on the University of California Los Angeles campus (UCLA). It is not run by UCLA and they are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Dates

Late June: June 27-July 9, 2021 Early July: July 11-July 23, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Emergency Medicine English for Speakers of Other Languages Filmmaking Mechanical Engineering Psychology & Neuroscience

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

As the most applied-to university in the nation, UCLA serves as a backdrop for teens to explore their academic and career interests. Diverse, progressive and centered in an influential city, Los Angeles offers a world of opportunity.

The lively city of LA is at your fingertips! Bordered by iconic neighborhoods — Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood — Los Angeles is a crossroads of cultures and experiences. The beach, Six Flags, and Hollywood are a short drive away too!

Just like a college student at UCLA, students share a dorm room with A/C and use a private bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at nearby restaurants where we can accommodate all diets.

For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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on the campus of UC San Diego The University of California, San Diego, one of the world’s leading public research universities, is located on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. UC San Diego’s Schools of Medicine and Engineering are among the most highly ranked in the nation. Come explore the university’s aquarium and beautiful beaches. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • World class beaches • Beachfront amusement park • La Jolla Cove • Balboa Park • Torrey Pines State Reserve

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location San Diego, CA

Dates Late July: July 25 - August 6, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses Biotechnology Business & Entrepreneurship Drone Cinematography Emergency Medicine Finance & Investing Fundamentals of Engineering Psychology & Neuroscience

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

At UC San Diego, considered one of the Public Ivies, immerse yourself in academic excellence minutes from the beach. Get an up-close look at Geisel Library, named after Dr. Seuss, and sculptures from the world-renowned Stuart Collection.

Soak up the sunshine of Southern California with numerous outdoor activities. There’s a reason San Diego is called “America’s Finest City”! Highlights include a tour of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and more.

Just like a college student at UC San Diego, students share a dorm room without A/C and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at nearby restaurants where we can accommodate all diets.

For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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in the city of Boston As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston is home to the most prestigious universities—Harvard, MIT, and more! We leverage resources from top institutions to create an elite learning experience at multiple locations. Boston is an idyllic place for Summer Springboard students to experience college life. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Fenway Park • Freedom Trail • Harvard Yard • Boston Harbor • Six Flags New England

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location Boston, MA

Dates Late June: June 27 - July 9, 2021 Early July: July 11 - July 23, 2021 Late July: July 25 - August 6, 2021

Tuition

See page 48 for details

Residential Students: $4,998 Extended Commuter Students: $3,398 Commuter Students: $2,798

Academic Courses AI & Robotics Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Emergency Medicine Finance & Investing Global Health Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English Composition & Writing Outdoor Athletic Training

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

Boston is known as a center of education and culture with a multitude of educational resources at your fingertips. No matter the course, you’ll experience a buzzing campus filled with fellow bright, ambitious, energetic students.

There is so much to do in Boston! The city is full of history, charm and endless attractions. Additional highlights include shopping at Quincy Market, walking the Freedom Trail, and exploring the interactive exhibits at top museums.

Located in the exciting Fenway neighborhood of Boston, students live on the campus of Simmons University. Students share a dorm room without A/C and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or local eateries.

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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ON THE RIGHT COURSE

My biggest takeaway from Summer Springboard is that there were even more dimensions to the topics than I expected, and it opened

my eyes to new and exciting career paths. — Luke B. (Pre-College Exploration Academy)

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ACADEMIC COURSES In the mornings, immerse yourself in your subject of interest. Courses are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES In the afternoons, choose an enrichment elective that provides useful life skills or a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process.

True You: College Admissions

Medicine & Healthcare

Engineering & Science

Emergency Medicine Biology & Medicine Biotechnology Global Health Psychology & Neuroscience

AI & Robotics Computer Science Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Business & Law

Media & Design

Business & Entrepreneurship Finance & Investing Politics & Public Policy Trial Law

Architecture Creative Writing Drone Cinematography Filmmaking

NEW FOR 2021! English for Speakers of Other Languages We are offering a full academic course designed for international students needing an extra boost before embarking on one of our academic programs. See page 42 for more details.

Demystify the admissions process, research schools based on multiple criteria, begin planning your essays and learn about your own aptitudes.

Photography Spend your afternoons exploring the art of photography with friends. Bring your camera or phone and your desire to discover beauty.

Public Speaking From speaking in front of a class to prepping for a college interview, develop your ability to express yourself clearly and confidently.

English Composition & Writing Designed for non-native English speakers, focus on improving your writing and speaking skills in order to succeed in college and beyond.

Outdoor Athletic Training If you love playing sports and getting in a good workout, spend your afternoons outside doing bodyweight workouts and aerobic exercises.

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Medicine & Healthcare Course Options Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. These courses give you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES:

Emergency Medicine*

Weekdays from 9am-12pm

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, UC San Diego, Boston

• Emergency Medicine* • Biology & Medicine • Biotechnology • Global Health • Psychology & Neuroscience

•D iscover practical skills such as suturing, stopping a bleed and taking vital signs. • Gain valuable insight into diverse educational and career opportunities in medicine and healthcare. • Participate in a “mass casualty incident” where you work against the clock to save as many people as possible. • Train in a medical simulation lab where medical students refine their life-saving skills, such as intubation and CPR.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS For dates and tuition see page 48. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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If your vision of your future self includes a white coat and a stethoscope or scrubs and a heart monitor, the best way to launch a career in medicine is to gain practical, hands-on experience. Previous excursions included the Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. * Emergency Medicine Course Tuition Supplement: $250 (mandatory)


Biology & Medicine

Biotechnology

Location: UC Berkeley

Location: UC San Diego

• Learn basic medical terminology in anatomy, physiology and biological function. • Discover the fundamental concepts of the human body systems with an emphasis on organ system structure, function and interdependence. • Develop a familiarity with human organ systems and common dysfunctions, including disease, cancer, viruses, and reproduction. • Engage in meaningful communication with others about issues associated with human health and disease.

• In partnership with the biotech company NovoMedix, work alongside scientists doing early stage drug discovery for cancer treatment. • Start with molecule design and compound creation, and follow the process to the point of in vitro biological activity. • Learn how to isolate a protein, and see how it reacts to various compounds in an advanced research laboratory. • Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

This course offers a fast and fun way to learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology. It provides a strong foundation for those interested in careers in kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, physical therapy and sports medicine. Excursions will include a local hospital with a Q&A of people working in various medical careers.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a biotech lab on state-of-the-art equipment. Unlike other courses, this takes place in the lab of NovoMedix, 15 minutes from campus. Students are guided by Dr. Cathy Swindlehurst, CEO of NovoMedix, who has over 25 years of experience with a background in assay and biomarker development.

Global Health

Psychology & Neuroscience

Locations: UC Berkeley, Boston

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, UC San Diego, Boston

• Investigate and solve global health challenges through hands-on projects including outbreak investigations. • Explore how global challenges such as poverty, gender, and climate change affect health worldwide. • Recognize historical and current major disease outbreak patterns and identify strategies for the prevention and control of disease • Learn from experts in the field to explore the variety of academic and career options within global health.

• Uncover the mystery of how the mind works, and examine the connection between the brain and human behavior. • Develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior through hands-on activities such as a brain dissection and real-world experiments. • Understand treatment strategies for a variety of mental health issues that affect millions of individuals. • Interact with clinical psychologists, neurologists and researchers who are experts in this specialized field.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Professionals offer a deeper understanding of how unequal patterns of resource distribution affect global populations. Learn steps required for prevention and control of infectious diseases. Past speakers include Harvard-trained practitioners, and students have visited the legendary Boston-based aid agency, Partners in Health.

Nothing is more fascinating and mysterious to us than each other. Through hands-on psychology and neuroscience simulations, you will connect with professionals and explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Previous excursions included the Cushing Center at Yale and the Brain Observatory at UC San Diego.

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Engineering & Innovation Course Options Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software or build structures for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity toward innovation and technology? These courses challenge students to think critically about today’s most pressing technologyrelated questions and create solutions to real-world design challenges.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• AI & Robotics • Computer Science • Fundamentals of Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

For dates and tuition see page 48. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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AI & Robotics

Computer Science

Location: Boston

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, UCLA, Boston

• Dive deep into the complex algorithms of how AI and machine learning really work. • Use basic Python coding to unlock machine learning, and discover ultimately how it impacts our world. • Analyze and critically think about the fundamental problems in robotics, such as how to change the position or configuration of a robot. • Go from idea, to 3D model, to a built autonomous vehicle, by learning mechanical design with CAD.

• Learn the most practical programming techniques used by Google and Facebook - Raspberry Pi and Python. • Create a machine integrated mini project and apply math and physics concepts to interactive programming activities. • Boost your video game career by using Python to create your own 2D platforming game. • Start thinking like a technologist and meet programmers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

From circuit design to programming robots, this course will cover the fundamentals of designing, building, and working with AI and robotics systems. Students will gain exposure to electronics, mathematical modeling, mechanical design, data and computer science. Excursions may include innovative research facilities in Boston.

Students jump into learning programming and game design. Hear from speakers working at startups who share their perspectives on the latest technologies. Previous excursions included Google, Apple, and more. At the Raspberry Pi office, former students got a rare and unique opportunity to code alongside actual software engineers.

Fundamentals of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, UC San Diego

Location: UCLA

• Develop 3D solutions to design challenges to learn the fundamentals behind mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering. • Manufacture an artificial limb to replicate natural function and movement in real world situations. • Design and build a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements. • Learn from professionals in the field about the latest advancements in engineering and technology.

• Discover one of the oldest engineering branches with concepts that are used in all sub-branches of engineering. • Gain an understanding of core areas including mechanics, thermodynamics, structural analysis, and electricity. • Learn critical formulas needed to calculate loads and stresses upon different objects and materials. • Utilize Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to design and build a project using the principles of mechanical engineering.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Not sure which engineering field interests you most? Why not get practical experience and learn from experts in the most popular branches - biomedical, civil, and mechanical. Previous excursions included global engineering firm Stantec, and AutoDesk Gallery with interactive exhibits from Lego, Nike, and Mercedes-Benz and more!

Mechanical engineering is an exciting field, offering jobs in almost every industry. Some of the top industries hiring mechanical engineers today include engineering services, R&D and manufacturing. This hands-on course will provide exposure to mechanical engineers who can share their personal academic and career paths.

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Business & Law Course Options Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as marketing and financial management, will serve you well. In addition, law and political techniques such as crafting an argument and building consensus can help you in most situations. Whichever course you choose will prepare you for college and beyond.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Business & Entrepreneurship • Finance & Investing • Politics & Public Policy • Trial Law

For dates and tuition see page 48. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Finance & Investing

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, UC San Diego, Boston

Locations: Yale, Boston, UC San Diego

• Understand how operations, marketing, sales, and finance come together to drive businesses. • Learn how to read financial statements in order to decipher a company’s performance. • Develop a sales and marketing plan and pitch your venture to investors and mentors. • Hear the tales of survival of a startup business from an entrepreneurial founder.

• Study the underlying factors that influence publicly traded stock prices, and learn about options, futures and margin trading. • Analyze P&L and balance sheets to gain useful insights into company valuations and private equity investments. • Conduct equity research, and value a company using time-tested principles from professional investors. • Gain valuable insights, and develop an investment pitch for an asset or stock that you believe is greatly undervalued.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Meet with a range of business people, from small business owners and mid-level managers to high-ranking executives. These experts may be part of the Shark Tank panel and will provide honest critiques and valuable feedback. Previous excursions included a tour of Facebook, Better Business Bureau and a variety of local businesses.

Visit an investment company, and hear firsthand details on their investment successes, failures and learnings. In addition, an accomplished investment professional will share their personal career path and the wide range of career opportunities in the investment space—from being in the limelight to working behind the scenes.

Politics & Public Policy

Trial Law

Location: Georgetown

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Boston

• Discuss and analyze the presidential electoral format, including campaign management, polling and electoral law. • Stage a mock presidential election, and strategize a plan to secure your candidate’s success. • Partake in a Senate simulation, where you will champion your ideas into legislation to become law. • Learn about the role that political parties, public opinion and special interest groups have on shaping policies at all levels.

• Explore all roles of a challenging case while acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, witnesses or jurors. • Develop your legal skills by researching evidence, crafting arguments and preparing and examining witnesses. • Experience a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful from seasoned lawyers or legal scholars. • Gain insight into the wide range of career options in the legal field.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

With the 2020 election behind us, learn to think like a politician by listening to experienced professionals explain the diverse career options available. Visits may include meeting with a member of Congress, or their staff, on The Hill or policymakers from inside one of the executive departments (e.g. State, Education, Defense).

Spend time with a judge, attorneys and other legal experts. This is a rare opportunity to sit in a courtroom, ask personal questions and hear professionals discuss their journeys from law school to where they are today. Previous excursions included New Haven Superior Court and a tour of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Media & Design Course Options Media and design are crucial elements everywhere we look—the ad copy we read in a magazine, the visual effects in the top box office movie, the structure of our office building and more. In these courses, an emphasis is placed on craft, imagination, invention and the use of techniques and devices.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Architecture • Creative Writing • Drone Cinematography • Filmmaking

For dates and tuition see page 48. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Architecture

Creative Writing

Locations: UC Berkeley, Georgetown

Location: Yale

• Develop a proposal for a new downtown building by working through all the steps in the process, from drawings to computer assisted designs. • Design buildings, select materials and analyze the sustainability impact as you perform hands-on design simulations. • Prepare a portfolio of your final presentation, including hand drawings and digital scale models. • Visit professional firms and tour behind the scenes of local attractions to see the best examples of various architectural styles.

• Develop a portfolio of work from different writing genres: new journalism, poetry, short story and scriptwriting. • Discover inspiration and cultivate your skills through daily writing exercises and mentor texts. • Become a stronger writer by honing reading skills and diving deep into short stories, poems, drama, articles, and essays. • Learn more about career opportunities for individuals passionate about the written word.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Meet with leading architects and engineers to discuss the academic path to an architectural degree, the day-to-day work of an architect, and the wide variety of career opportunities. Excursions may include visits to architecturally significant buildings, design studios and top-tier engineering and architecture firms.

Writing is critical in most professional fields. Spend time with a published mystery novel author, a local journalist, and a poet. Students may attend and perform at an open mic night to better understand how writing is an integral part of every community. Previous excursions included the iconic Mark Twain House & Museum.

Filmmaking

Drone Cinematography

Location: UCLA

Location: UC San Diego

• Learn how to write, shoot, direct, and edit your very own short film. • Discover pre-production knowledge from story structure to character development. • Explore on-set production concepts such as focus, exposure, and contrast with a HDSLR camera. • Gain insight and gather tips from various people working in the entertainment industry.

• Gain experience with drone operations, maneuverability and actual flight operations in an open field. • Dive into the capabilities of 20 different basic drone shots that are revolutionizing media and television. • Discuss how drones can be used for mapping within three different fields: industrial, agricultural, and construction. • Explore how you can use your new drone skills to possibly gain a license and further your investment in an entrepreneurship business.

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REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

This course focuses on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enables students to direct their own projects. Whether you have little experience, or are a Steven Spielberg in the making, gain experience in the entertainment capital of the world. Excursions may include a visit to Warner Brothers studio or other media institutions in LA.

Drones are evolving beyond their military origin to become powerful business tools. What started as a fun hobby is now one of the fastest growing industries. Work with a professional drone pilot to learn skills used at Amazon, UPS and AT&T. Excursions may include a drone delivery testing facility or drone research center.

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International Students English for Speakers of Other Languages Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, UCLA • Participate in a project-based program which fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills. • Develop confidence and critical thinking skills enabling you to excel in academic and practical situations. • Improve oral, written, and presentational skills while discussing global challenges facing our world. • Intermediate to advanced level classes available (pre-program test will be administered to determine level).

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS The ability to speak English is fundamental for real-life success wherever you are from. More than grammar, reading and writing, this program will integrate English language learning with topics in cross-cultural understanding and key global issues while giving you the confidence needed to communicate in English in any situation.

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Unlike other summer programs, approximately 75% of our students are high-achieving teens from the United States. This provides our international students a true English language immersion and an authentic connection with American students. International students can select from any one of our hands-on academic immersion courses. We also offer an ESOL course designed specifically for those who want to improve their English. These students are encouraged to enroll in ESOL for one session before taking another academic course in a second session.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT • True Cultural Immersion: Majority of our students are from the United States • Expert Instructors: Real world professionals. We never hire college students as instructors • Career Exploration: Project-based learning combined with expert speakers and visits to companies

REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS • Proof of U.S. health insurance during program dates. • For all academic courses, except for English for Speakers of Other Languages students must demonstrate proficiency in English via a telephone interview, or they may provide one the following minimum test scores - TOEFL: 490 on paper test or 60 on iBT test - Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C - SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing


ONLINE ACADEMIES Like most teens, Summer Springboard students have many different interests. Why limit yourself to just one hands-on academic course or a single university campus? Create the perfect summer by combining programs to build a 2, 4, or 6 week experience. Study different academic courses, or live on different university campuses to fully explore all your interests. You’ll even receive a 5% discount for each program!

Combine Programs to Create Your Perfect Summer

Combine multiple courses

Medicine & Healthcare

Engineering & Science

Emergency Medicine Biology & Medicine Biotechnology Global Health Psychology & Neuroscience

AI & Robotics Computer Science Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Business & Law

Media & Design

Business & Entrepreneurship Finance & Investing Politics & Public Policy Trial Law

Architecture Creative Writing Drone Cinematography Filmmaking

I loved the structure of the program and how it allowed for so much freedom while being educational. This program really made me think about the future and where to go from this point. It gave me the

knowledge I will keep until college and further on in life. — Max D. - UC Berkeley & Yale

English for Speakers of Other Languages Combine multiple campuses

UC Berkeley

Yale University

Georgetown University

UCLA

UC San Diego

Boston

Our staff will provide supervision throughout the entire stay. We also offer additional activities on the weekends between the programs. Contact us for more details.

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Frequently Asked Questions For more detailed FAQs, visit summerspringboard.com/knowledge-base. How is Summer Springboard different from other programs? Summer Springboard is a unique blend of hands-on learning, career exploration and college prep. Unlike summer camp or summer school, the goal of our program is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors and careers that reflect their personal vision for success.

Who are your instructors? Are they professors from the host university? They are not usually professors from the host university. Summer Springboard instructors are a combination of real-world professionals, university professors, people pursuing graduate degrees in a field or experienced educators.

What do we receive upon completion of campus based programs? Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the following documents: Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Reference from the instructor.

Is this program operated by the host university? No, Summer Springboard is an independent program that leases space from the host university. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

Where do students live during the program? Students live in a university residence hall just like actual college students. The exact residence hall varies from year to year, but they are all located on the university campus. Students live on gender segregated floors under the supervision of Resident Advisors and a Campus Director. 44


How many students share a room? Can I request a roommate? Social distancing protocols related to lodging will vary based on the policies established by local health officials and the host university. Previously each room housed two to four students, depending on the housing location. You will have your own bed. Your room will include fresh linens and towels (but extra blankets and towels are recommended). The bathroom is shared. We do honor roommate requests, but encourage students to build their network by sharing a room with peers outside of their current group of friends.

How do you ensure student safety? Our No. 1 priority is creating a safe and secure environment for our students. All of our campus locations have been selected based on their distinction for safety and comfort. Staff are trained in our 5-Point Safety System™, which ensures that issues are addressed efficiently and safely, and that students, parents, staff and campus partners are in close communication.

What is the Summer Springboard Code of Conduct? Like all purposeful programs, you only get out of it what you put into it. Our Code of Conduct requests that students be respectful, committed and engaged in the program. Additionally, it requires that students comply with our prohibition on tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in dismissal from the program and forfeiture of tuition.

Are flights included? The cost of flights is not included in the program tuition, in order to give you maximum flexibility in purchasing flights that work for your family. Once enrolled, you can book on your own using discount websites, utilizing frequent flyer miles that you may have accrued or using your own preferred travel agent, should you have one. We offer an optional shuttle service between designated airports and Summer Springboard program sites during specific flight windows.

Are the online programs live and interactive? Yes, the Online Academies are facilitated in real-time by an instructor and a classroom coordinator and held via Zoom. The content of the academy was developed to be highly engaging and dynamic to ensure that the program is as interactive as possible in a virtual learning environment. 45


About Us Summer Springboard was founded to give collegebound teens a supportive environment where they can explore their personal and academic passions. Leveraging the years of success enjoyed by our sister organizations, Global Leadership Adventures and Discover Corps, Summer Springboard aims to continue the tradition of providing unique and compelling summer experiences for college-bound teens as they look to grow, expand and impact their communities.

International Service-Learning Trips for Teens

Volunteer Vacations for Families and Adults

As part of ​Terra Education, Summer Springboard is incorporated as a Benefit Corporation. This means we are part of a movement to harness the power of business to create social good. We are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We partner with many nonprofits to provide scholarships to high-achieving, low income students. Additionally, we offer limited amounts of need-based financial aid. Please contact our Admissions team for more information on financial aid, scholarships, and suggestions for fundraising.

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Tuition, Campus, and Date Information OUR STUDENTS ARE BRIGHT AND MOTIVATED TEENS from all over the world, who are eager to meet new people and experience new things. There are three registration types at Summer Springboard. See the chart below to find the best one for you!

CAMPUS BASED PROGRAMS

(full room & board)

Residential

Extended Commuter

Commuter

Tuition*

$4,998 + supplemental fees *

$3,398 + supplemental fees *

$2,798 + supplemental fees *

Schedule

Day 1 - Day 13

9AM-8PM

9AM-5PM (M-F)

Orientation

Academic Excursions

Guest Speakers

College Tours

Enrichment Electives

Lodging

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Evening Activities

Weekend Excursions

UC Berkeley Late June: June 20–July 2, 2021 Early July: July 4–July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18–July 30, 2021 Yale University Late June: June 20-July 2, 2021 Early July: July 4–July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18–July 30, 2021 Georgetown University Late July: July 25–August 6,2021

* Tuition Supplements for Campus Based Programs: • Application fee: $95 (mandatory, non-refundable) • COVID-19 supplement: $500 (mandatory for residential students, only applies in the event that social distancing and single rooms procedures are required) • Emergency Medicine course tuition supplement: $250 (mandatory) • Group airport transfers: $95 each way. (Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window are $195 each way) • Unaccompanied minor airline service: additional $50 each way (if using airport transfer)

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Campuses & Dates

UCLA Late June: June 27-July 9, 2021 Early July: July 11-July 23, 2021 UC San Diego Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021 Boston Late June: June 27-July 9, 2021 Early July: July 11-July 23, 2021 Late July: July 25-August 6, 2021


Residential

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

(full room & board)

Commuter

Online

Tuition*

$4,998 + supplemental fees *

$2,798 + supplemental fees *

$795

Schedule

Day 1 - Day 13

9AM-5PM (M–F)

1 Week 9:00am–12:00pm PT

Orientation

Academic Excursions

Guest Speakers

College Tours

Academic Labs

Lodging

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Evening Activities

Weekend Excursions

Campuses & Dates UC Berkeley Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021 Yale University Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021 Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021 Online Academy Late June: June 28-July 2, 2021

Online Academy Dates

Pre-College Exploration Academy October 17-18 & 24-25, 2020 January 23-24 & 30-31, 2021 April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021 June 12-13 & 19-20, 2021 June 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021

ONLINE ACADEMIES

Pre-College Exploration Academy

Summer Immersion Academy

Tuition

$795

$1,495

Schedule

4 Sessions 9:00am–12:00pm PT

2 Weeks 9:00am–12:00pm PT

Summer Immersion Academy Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm PT / 12pm-3pm ET

Late June: June 28-July 9, 2021 Early July: July 12-July 23, 2021 Late July: July 26-August 6, 2021

* Tuition Supplements for Middle School Programs: • Application fee: $95 (mandatory, non-refundable) • COVID-19 supplement: $500 (mandatory for residential students, only applies in the event that social distancing and single rooms procedures are required) • Group airport transfers: $95 each way. (Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window are $195 each way) • Unaccompanied minor airline service: $50 each way (if using airport transfer)

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Need More Information to Enroll? Call us at +1.858.780.5660

Speak with references

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm PT. Our staff have been on the programs and can help you decide which program is right for you!

Call +1.858.780.5660 or email info@summerspringboard.com to get a list of alumni students and parents who can share their experiences with you.

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Payment Schedule

We’re always available to answer questions on our Live Chat at www.summerspringboard.com

For online academies, payment is due upon application.

Cancellation, Refund & Change Policy Tuition credit from previous years is not refundable. If a family cancels from a program, any tuition credits will be forfeited. Refund Policy for Online Academies In the event a family cancels, the tuition for online programs will be converted to a voucher for 100% of any money paid. The voucher may be used for any Summer Springboard program (online or in-person) in the future and may be transferred to another person. The voucher is valid for two years. Refund Policy for Campus Based Programs Before Jan 15, 2021: • Change programs for free • Cancel without penalty (except $95 application fee) Between Jan 16 and May 10, 2021: • Change programs for free • 75% of tuition paid is refundable (except $95 application fee and $400 deposit) • Option to roll over 100% of monies paid as credit for a future year Between May 10 and June 1, 2021: • $300 to change programs • 25% of tuition paid is refundable (except $95 application fee and $400 deposit) • Option to roll over 100% of monies paid as credit for a future year After June 1, 2021: • $300 to change programs • 0% refundable 50• 0% can be rolled to future years

For campus based programs, see payment schedule below. If tuition was rolled over from summer 2020, payment is due: • March 10, 2021: 100% of balance due If application submitted any time before March 10, payments are due on: • March 10, 2021: 33% of balance due • April 10, 2021: 33% of balance due • May 10, 2021: remaining balance due If an application is submitted any time after March 10, payments are due: • April 10, 2021: 50% of balance due • May 10, 2021: remaining balance If application submitted any time after May 10, payments are due on: • Immediately: full balance due within 48 hours

Tuition Discounts & Scholarships* ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP: $500 OFF (valid before November 30, 2020 with scholarship code) EARLY DECISION DISCOUNT: $500 OFF (valid before December 28, 2020 with scholarship code) PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT: 5% OFF (if family pays in full at the time of application before March 1, 2021, they receive a 5% discount) MULTI-PROGRAM DISCOUNT: 5% OFF (if a student enrolls in more than one program, they receive a 5% discount on both programs) REFERRAL DISCOUNT: 5% off (if another student enrolls based on your referral, you both receive a 5% discount) *All tuition discounts can be applied to campus based programs. Only the multi-program discount and referral discount can be applied to online academies.


Apply Online The application process is for you to reflect on your motivations for participating in Summer Springboard. This allows us to get to know you better and ensures that your interests are aligned with what the program offers. Upon application for a campus based program, students should also select an online program as a backup in the event campus based programs are not able to operate. In this case, students will be given priority to enroll in the online program they selected. Any difference in tuition between the programs will be refunded.

Criteria for Admission High School: • Must have completed 9th grade of high school by program start date • 3.0 Grade Point Average (or local equivalent) for all programs • International students must demonstrate proficiency in English via a telephone interview, or they may provide one the following minimum test scores ° TOEFL: 490 on paper test or 60 on iBT test ° Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C ° SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing Middle School: • Must have completed 6th grade of middle school by program start date • 3.0 Grade Point Average (or local equivalent) for all programs • Residential students must be at least 13 years old by the program start date

A Completed Application for High School and Middle School Campus Based Programs Includes: • Non-refundable $95 application fee + $400 program deposit • Short answer essay questions • Signed agreement forms

Deadline Dates for Campus Based Programs DECEMBER 28, 2020: Early Decision Deadline FEBRUARY 26, 2021: 1st Wave Application Deadline APRIL 28, 2021: Final General Admission Deadline Online Academies are on a rolling admission basis. Programs close once they are full.

TUITION PROTECTION PLAN Families may purchase a Tuition Protection Plan for $450 any time before May 10, 2021, which allows cancellation for any reason until the day of the program. The protection plan is only valid for campus based programs. Contact us for more details.

We review completed applications and notify students of final decisions by email in seven to 10 business days

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