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Going to school during the summer never sounds like a ton of fun. At Barnard's Summer in NYC program, even though you are taking college-level classes, it... Read full article »


Summer In New York: A Pre-College Program - Barnard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


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Information about Barnard Pre-College Program

Barnard's pre-college academic summer programs in NYC are for high school students who are intellectually prepared for college-level work and will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2013. This year we will be offering six different programs:

In our Summer in the City four-week program, participants choose two courses from a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, Literature and Writing, Political Science, Psychology, Architecture, Religion, Art History, Dance, Theatre and Film.
New this year: Journalism, Shakespeare, and Reacting to the Past! Four-week students also participate in our Life After College series.

Our Liberal Arts Intensive one-week program allows students to focus on a single subject. Courses are offered in diverse subjects from Theatre to Psychology, from Literature to Urban Studies, and more!

In our Young Women's Leadership Institute students attend on-campus Women's Studies courses and workshops and explore female-driven businesses and organizations as they understand the complex relationship between gender and leadership in this dynamic and interactive program,

Throughout Dance in the City, students will engage in academic dance courses at Barnard, perfect their technique at the Alvin Ailey Extension School, and attend professional dance performances all over NYC.

This summer we will be introducing two new programs:
Entrepreneurs in Training and Summer Science Seminar (S-Cubed Summer). Students attending S-Cubed will study the sciences both in and out of classroom with acclaimed Barnard professors in fields ranging from environmental studies to chemistry. Our new Entrepreneurs in Training Program will prep young women with a range of skills necessary to build successful endeavors. Workshops range from creating a brand to creating a business plan.

Each program offers a unique opportunity to explore New York City both in and out of the classroom while you live and learn like a college student, build leadership skills, and explore career opportunities. Your studies may include visiting an art gallery, attending a poetry slam, or meeting city leaders. Evenings and weekends are filled with organized trips to cultural attractions and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. You may want to catch a film at an outdoor festival, hang out in Central Park, or escape to Jones Beach for a day. In short, you’ll get an unforgettable taste of the college experience while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world.


Q & A with Barnard Pre-College Program

Q:  What makes your camp or program unique?

A:  Barnard offers six unique programs that allow students to explore their interests in one of the best cities in the world. Students will explore New York in and out of the classroom.

Q:  What type of teenager participates in your camp or program?  Where do your participants come from?

A:  Students involved in our programs come from across the country and the world and are entering their junior or senior years of high school.

Q:  What is the housing like and what can you tell us about the meals?

A:  Students are housed on Barnard's campus in air-conditioned Sulzberger Hall. Hewitt Dining Hall is also located on campus and provides three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals a day on the weekends of our Pre-College students.

Q:  Please describe what teens have to say about your program.

A:  “Being in New York City was the best possible backdrop for my urban studies class. No other college program could have given students so much freedom to learn from their surroundings and soak up all the culture of the area. Barnard treated us like adults, and gave us incredible freedom to explore the city on our own. ”-Julia, PCP '11

"People in my classes were so diverse-I had girls from Dubai, Hong Kong, and Kentucky!"–Talia, PCP '10, Barnard College '15

“Even in just one week at Barnard, I was able to completely master the NYC subway system, improve my observation and writing skills in my class and meet many other students from places ranging from 115th street to Australia and Japan! I loved being able to explore the city on my own without RAs and going to see shows like Fuerza Bruta. A week in NYC was the perfect place to be during the summer!”-Austen, PCP '11
 

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