DATES

June 23, 2019 - July 5, 2019

July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

July 21, 2019 - August 2, 2019

LOCATIONS

Berkeley, CA

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Campus Overview

Students will dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors and professional experts. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Berkeley, CA has to offer.

Late June: June 23-July 5, 2019
Early July: July 7-July 19, 2019
Late July: July 21-August 2, 2019

Residential Tuition: $4,998 USD
Extended Commuter Tuition: $3,398 USD
Commuter Tuition: $2,498 USD

Academic Programs

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 Berkeley 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.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as effective communication, sales and marketing, and financial management will serve you well. These skills let you transform your ideas into a real business that will give you greater control of your destiny. 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.

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.

Computer Science

Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? This program challenges students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions. Students will be exposed to the whole cycle of product development from database architecture and APIs to debugging.

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.

Engineering & Innovation

Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. These businesses are always in need of creative minds that can problem solve on their feet and help the company save money, solve issues, and expand their reach. If you are considering a career in Engineering, this course will help you explore what it takes to be an engineer. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

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.

Global Health

Health is central to who we are and how we function. Consider how poverty, gender, climate change, and corporate environments affect health worldwide and how justice can enhance global health. Learn from leaders in the field to explore the variety of career and academic options available in the field of global health. Think deeper about the broader implications of health as a human right.

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.

Journalism

Journalism plays a vital role in a democratic society. Journalists are the truth seekers who keep our leaders accountable, and they share the stories that affect us all. Dive into this vital field, learn about news, and become a citizen journalist who can produce news on the go. Study journalism with professionals who will share their techniques and thoughts about the future of media. Regardless of what you major in, all students benefit from becoming a more organized, coherent and persuasive communicator.

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.

Medicine & Healthcare

Considering a career in medicine? Thinking about being a pre-med major in college? Do you love biology, are fascinated about the human body, or want a career helping people but aren’t sure where to start? These are big questions that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life.  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.

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.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Berkeley, California

As is true in most college towns, Berkeley, CA is the community's arts and culture center. During your free time, you'll have time to explore the area around downtown Berkeley. Enjoy locally-sourced inspiration wherever you turn: scenic parks, famous stages, and renowned restaurants.

California's Great America

California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park located in Santa Clara. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge

What better way to explore a city than a scavenger hunt around San Francisco. As students travel through the city, they are tasked to take photos and some famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and a cable car!

Track-Specific Excursions

In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Previous visits have included: Google, Facebook, Bloomberg TV, San Francisco Chronicle, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and more.

Student Life

  • 8:00am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00am

    Academic Program

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch

  • 1:30pm

    Recreational Activity or Program Excursion

  • 3:00pm

    The True You - College Prep

  • 5:00pm

    Commuter Students Depart

  • 6:00pm

    Dinner

  • 7:00pm

    Evening Activities

  • 8:00pm

    Extended Commuter Students Depart

  • 10:30pm

    Check-In

Your home with Summer Springboard @ Berkeley, CA will be dormitories located on the edge of this vibrant and beautiful campus.

Housing

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 at Berkeley, CA. 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 and uses electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.

Facilities

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

We are 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.

Dining

Most meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from 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.