Fordham University – Lincoln Center

Summer Springboard program for high school students in New York, NY

Campus Overview

Hailed as ‘the land of opportunity’, spend your summer living in the innovative and cultural metropolis of New York. Comprising five boroughs and a multitude of eclectic and entirely different neighborhoods, see the culture and learn about the fascinating history of this city. Iconic skyscrapers, sprawling Central Park and the world's major commercial, financial and cultural centers sit amongst iconic architecture where the Hudson meets the Atlantic Ocean. There are no end of places to explore as you experience the people, beauty and unique environment of this city.

Students will be located at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus, right in the heart of New York City. Broadway and Central Park are all within a few blocks walking distance from this bustling city-center campus.

Tuition:

Residential:
$5,498

Extended Commuter:
$3,598

Commuter:
$2,998

Dates:

Session 1:
June 19, 2022 July 1, 2022

Session 2:
July 3, 2022 July 15, 2022

Location:

New York
Fordham University - Lincoln Center

Testimonials

  • 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.

  • I came in knowing next to nothing about business and now I feel that I have flourished in business. This program is very beneficial and I feel that I am ready for college.

    Nathaniel C.

  • I was able to have experiences that I would not have gotten otherwise without Summer Springboard. Like visiting real newsrooms and talking to a handful of other journalists of all types.

    Erin B.

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 New York 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 New York has to offer.

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

Architecture

Hands-on architecture project - building 3D design model

Are you considering a career in architecture or design? Are you working on your college application and portfolio? Or are you simply curious about what it is like to be an architect? The Summer Springboard architecture course for high school students introduces architectural ideas, design principles, and methods of exploring problems of the built environment in a collaborative studio setting. While working on a design project you will learn about the academic path to an architectural degree, the day-to-day work of an architect, and the career opportunities.

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Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Hybrid

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What is a Hybrid program?

Students in our Hybrid program receive a truly unique, immersive experience coupling our in-person and online programs. Students will stay at our quintessential dormitories at Fordham University – Lincoln Center, while taking classes online from top notch staff recruited from across the globe. In this Hybrid model we will have spaces set up for students to go and attend their online class and join their classmates from around the world.

Excursions in New York

Students will join the Finance & Investing and/or Business & Entrepreneurship students on academic excursions. With something to see everywhere you turn, we have a packed docket of excursions: students will visit the famed landmarks of the Big Apple, stroll through its diverse neighborhoods and spend the day at Six Flags Great Adventures.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

In their first class, students will break into teams and come up with an original business idea. Over the course of the entire program they develop this idea into a business that they will ultimately pitch to investors. Along the way, teams need to develop a marketing plan and financial projections. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in the topic, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle these issues while trying to build their business. On the final day of the course the teams present their products to an expert panel of judges who provide professional and informative feedback to the students.

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Emergency Medicine

hands-on medical experience with doctors

Our summer medical program for high school students gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations. Students will get the unique opportunity to hop on board and learn how things really operate in the back of an ambulance. In addition, they will get behind-the-scenes access to a hospital ward room, emergency or intensive care unit room, operating room or procedural training room.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

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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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Fashion & Design

Attention all fashionistas. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a fashion designer? Learn not only design techniques, but also gain an understanding of fashion trends, collections and pattern making. Students will work in groups to prepare a portfolio of designs.

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Finance & Investing

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Students will break into teams with each team selecting a promising stock that the team will research throughout the course and ultimately pitch to a group of investors. Faculty will provide hands-on help to students throughout this process. Along the way; students will be introduced to core investment concepts including the characteristics of different asset classes, public vs private equity, the workings of the stock market, company financials, company valuation and portfolio design.

Excursions in New York – Students will visit to an investment company in the New York area.

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Journalism

Students In New York City

In their first class, students will break into teams and choose a theme that they would like to report on. Over the course of the program, students will complete multiple journalism projects which will ultimately be combined into a portfolio that focuses on their selected theme. Along the way, they will use blog, video, photo, and podcast reporting techniques to capture different angles of their story. Using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in the topic. The instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle these issues while interviewing and reporting.

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Psychology & Neuroscience

Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology 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 Examples – This past summer students toured the USC Dana & David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center to see an fMRI machine in operation. In addition, students visited a biofeedback clinic as well as a hypnotherapy center where clinicians used insights from psychology to further their work. Guest speakers included the Director of the Moral Psychology Research Laboratory from Harvard, a Cognitive Psychology professor from UCLA and a People Analyst from Google. Excursions this year in New York will be dependent on Covid and restrictions from the government or local organizations.

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Theater Arts

Have you ever dreamed of performing on Broadway? Over the course of this two-week program, students spend three hours each morning doing acting and voice lessons, as well as learning about the fundamentals of playwriting and stage production. Students will work in small groups to put together their own short play for presentation on the last day of the program.

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Activities & Trips

There is so much to do in New York! The city is full of excitement, charm and endless attractions.

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  • New York City Central Park

New York, NY

Activities & trips include - Top of the Rock, Central Park, One World Trade Center -Memorial Plaza, Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Station, & Six Flags Great Adventure

Track-Specific Excursions

Details for track-specific excursions coming soon!

Student Life

Your home with Summer Springboard at Fordham will be actual university dormitories located on this vibrant city campus.

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Housing

Just like a college student at Fordham University, students have a shared dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, 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 at in New York. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

All dormitories have 24-hour security. University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during their time at Fordham.

Facilities

Dorms are suite style, two double dorm rooms share a bathroom (4 students total). There are outdoor recreation/activity areas available for students as well as lounge spaces in the dorms. Laundry machines and wireless internet are free for students during their time at Fordham.

Classrooms on campus are beautifully renovated and modern with all the latest technology.

Dining

Most meals will be on campus at the dining hall, conveniently located near the 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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