Cambridge, Massachusetts

Summer Springboard program for high school students in the college town of Cambridge, MA

Campus Overview

Our program is held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. In addition, we leverage resources from other top institutions (including Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital) to create an elite learning experience. As one of America’s oldest regions, the Greater Boston area is home to some of the nation's most prestigious universities and historic icons. Cambridge and Boston are idyllic places for Summer Springboard students to experience college life.


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Session 1:
June 16, 2024 June 28, 2024 Enrollment closed (Full)

Session 2:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024


Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


  • I learned amazing things that I didn’t think I would be exposed to before medical school! Summer Springboard helped me confirm my love of medicine!

    Megha J.

  • It was nice to have an actual engineer as the instructor of the course who had been on the job for most of his life.

    Griffin H.

  • I learned a lot about law. Through this course, I have gained a lot of knowledge that has helped me understand the world better.

    Alexander P.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Greater Boston area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Boston and Cambridge have to offer.

In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. College Admissions, Service Learning, Digital Arts, Public Speaking, Life Skills and Athletics) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

Artificial Intelligence

The demand for expertise in AI and machine learning is rapidly increasing. Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the world we live in by facilitating the uprise of new technologies as well as improving old ones. Students will spend time exploring several emerging technology spaces and will learn how to leverage artificial intelligence capabilities in various industries. Additionally, students will discover how to leverage artificial intelligence capabilities for good. The experience will conclude with an opportunity for students to apply their learnings to solve a current world problem.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

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Students will learn firsthand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas of business and finance.

Excursions – Students visit the production center of DetraPel, following the production process to produce their own sample size of DetraPel. The visit culminates with a meeting with Shark Tank winning owner and founder, David Zamarin (2021 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list), who shares his entrepreneurial story.

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Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is an increasingly growing field which plays a vital role around the world. Cybersecurity needs the brightest minds to attack some of the biggest global challenges and corporations are hiring cybersecurity professionals at a rapid clip. The Summer Springboard Pre-College Program in Cybersecurity will introduce students to the foundational concepts, commonly used tools, key technical skills, and potential career pathways that the cybersecurity industry has to offer. Students will leave the program armed with technical skills and creative thinking that can be applied across university courses and professional industries.

Dorm Accommodations: Students in this program will reside at the Simmons University dorms

Excursions: Students will visit MIT’s Information Security and Technology facilities and data centers, talk to the students about how they protect MIT students and faculty from cyber threats, etc.

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Fundamentals of Engineering

Engineering is an expertise for applying science along with real practical data for solving a problem, given some limitations/specs. In this program you will learn about fundamental principles behind various engineering fields (mechanical, electrical, computer/programing, aero-astro, civil, … ). This program will also help you to explore your potential college fields of interests while improving your odds of getting admitted to top Engineering schools.


Computer specs: – A PC laptop (NOT Mac/Apple) running Windows 10 or more – If their PC laptop does NOT have a regular USB interface and instead only has USB-c interface, they also need to get a USB-c to regular USB adapter that are easily available from many vendors.

Dorm Accommodations: Students in this program will reside on the campus of MIT in Simmons Hall.

Excursions in Boston:

Students will have an opportunity to take their newfound skills outside of the classroom and visit MIT Engineering Labs. Students will also have an off-campus excursion to an engineering firm.

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Girl simulation center medicine

Are you thinking about medical school? Do you know what field of medicine you’d like to pursue? This course in collaboration with physicians from Brigham and Women’s Hospital is designed to help students explore a career in a variety of fields in medicine. In this program, students will get a chance to explore the various fields of study that exist in medicine, and rotate through potential fields such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, and more. They will also have the opportunity to learn about pursuing study in medical research from current medical students. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about getting into medical school, studying for medical school entrance exams, researching and planning medical residency, and learning about the role of scientific inquiry and scientific curiosity in becoming a medical professional. Through the course students will interact with doctors, medical students and residents while being exposed to various medical disciplines.


Excursions – Students will visit the STRATUS medical simulation center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, a nationally-recognized teaching hospital for Harvard University, as well as Harvard Medical School. Visit Boston University School Medicine to meet with admissions team.

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Psychology & Neuroscience

Artificial intelligence, processing neurological data, brain

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neuroscience workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. Whether you are interested in the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience. 

Excursions – Students may visits to local medical and research facilities in Boston.

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Activities & Trips

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.

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Boston, MA

There are over 50,000 students at the nearly 120 college and university campuses located within 25 miles of Boston. With it's rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture, and education, Boston has something for everyone and you'll get a true sense of a college town.

Freedom Trail

Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1951, the Freedom Trail (a 2.5 mile long path through downtown Boston) is a unique collection of museums, churches, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.

Six Flags New England

Six Flags New England has over 100 rides, shows, attractions and is home to New England’s largest water park, Hurricane Harbor. New in 2019, the park launched CYBORG™ a new indoor spinning dark ride!

Track-Specific Excursions

Each academic course may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Excursions may include: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Partners In Health, Museum of Science in Boston, Suffolk County Superior Court, and more.

Student Life

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.

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Students live on the MIT campus. Students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet.

Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay in Boston. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and uses electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Boston summer program for high school students.


Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout.

The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


Most meals on campus will be at the local dining hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Note: 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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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program