It’s a given that Summer Springboard students work hard–but they play hard, too! It’s all about balance. From amusement park extravaganzas to low-key days at the beach, we explore what our host city has to offer.

UC San Diego students celebrate the end of a rigorous week on one of the city’s unbeatable beaches.

Boston students strike out for a day in the city just outside their host campus. In addition to its busting urban center, Boston is home to some impressive green spaces–the Public Garden, Emerald Necklace park system, and many verdant campuses help residents keep cool all summer long.

Los Angeles is definitely a vibe, and our UCLA students are here for it! Exploring the Santa Monica Pier is just one of many excursions exploring the area’s historical sites.  

Students at Georgetown take a break for some patty-cake and candy during their session. 

SSB staff are fun too! UC Berkeley staff members catch some serious (picturesque) air in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Where better to celebrate America’s birthday than the region where it all started? Yale students let loose with sparklers in homage to our founding fathers.