Austin, TX

Summer Springboard program for high school students in Austin, TX

Campus Overview

Spend your summer in the city of Austin, the world's live music capital and the birthplace of companies such as Dell and Whole Foods. Explore the city full of history, charm, and endless attractions. Austin is also home to The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest schools in the nation, ranked among the top 10 best US colleges and universities, and well-known for its academic excellence.


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July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023


Austin, TX
Austin, TX


  • I liked the sense of community and inclusiveness. I also liked the way the classes were oriented to guide everyone towards success.

    Clarence C.

  • 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 Austin 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 Austin 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 and Photography) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

Broadcast Communications

ABC 7 journalism excursion

Do you love to create videos? Do you dream of telling stories and developing ideas that can help shape our world? Communication is critical when it comes to moments of crisis and conflict. Learn how to think and navigate your thoughts and ideas strategically in an ever-changing world. Focus on coursework that best matches your interest and helps you bring your creative vision to life. You will tackle real-life stories and learn the process from a professional in the field, talk with experts in different subject areas of communication and practice what you learn by creating and presenting a portfolio/project.

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Criminal Justice

How can you be the force for change in a dynamic world where the justice system constantly evolves? You can do so by exploring the world of Criminal Justice! Through immersive, hands-on learning experiences, you’ll not only comprehend the intricate workings of the criminal justice system but also discover its profound impact on society. This program offers an exciting opportunity for students to dive headfirst into the thrilling world of Law and advocacy, with a focus on constitutional issues, risk management, and the riveting complexities of both defense and prosecution within the realm of legal challenges. Get ready to make a real difference in the world of justice!

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Digital Marketing Hybrid

psychology of social media
  • 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 UT Austin have spaces set up for  students to go and attend their online class and join their classmates from around the world. 
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Kinesiology and Physical Therapy

When someone has trouble moving or is injured, what can truly help is a non-invasive discipline that helps evaluate and improve mobility and relieve pain. Physical therapy might be just what they need. In this program, you will learn the basics of human anatomy, movement fundamentals, and exercise principles while doing lab work and clinical education.

Students will also gain a basic understanding and learn the physical therapy requirements and the many job opportunities this field can provide through various specialties. Learn to make a positive change in the community by empowering others through physical and mental health.


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Marine Biology at UT Austin


Roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by our oceans, of which more than 80% remain unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. There is a vast and diverse amount of marine life and ecosystems found in our oceans – those both discovered and researched, and those still wading in the depths. Summer Springboard’s course in Marine Biology will offer students the opportunity to explore these various marine life and ecosystems, and more, through quality instruction and hands-on activities. Students will explore the anatomy of select marine life, learn about the different habitats they live in and the ways their ecosystems interact, study various threats facing our oceans and marine life today, and hear from leading experts in the field.

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Sports Management in Austin

Successful management is required in all segments of the sport industry whether professional, amateur, collegiate, club, public, private, etc. In the management function, the same basic elements are needed, regardless of organizational type: personnel management, program development, marketing, information management, facilities management, and legal responsibilities. Depending on what kind of sport management career interests you, possibilities include working directly with athletes, coaches, and organizations, or working behind the scenes as a promoter, marketing manager, or sports economist. Our course will explore the business management side of sports and expose you to the number of different directions you can take with a background in Sports Management.

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Activities & Trips

There is so much to do in Austin! The city is full of history, charm, and endless attractions. Explore the city on a duck tour, visit and relax at one of the most-loved parks in Austin, Zilker park, visit museums and eat delicious food while listening to live music. Students will also spend the day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Austin, TX

Austin is the ideal location to study for the next two weeks. Students will get a taste of the culture, food, and environment while living and attending classes right on a college campus, allowing them to be fully immersed in the experience.

Duck Tour

Go an an amphibious duck tour that includes downtown Austin and beautiful Lake Austin. Highlights of this tour include: Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion and Lake Austin.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Fiesta Texas' landmark ride the Scream drop tower ride stands 205 feet tall and can be seen from all around the park. The park includes 39 attractions and a water park. Fiesta Texas recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022.

Track-Specific Excursions

Each academic course may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience.

Student Life

Austin is the ideal location to study for the next two weeks. Students will get a taste of the culture, food, and environment while living and attending classes right on a college campus, allowing them to be fully immersed in the experience.


Live where you learn on the Austin Campus. Students will get an opportunity to make the most of their college experience by residing in one of the residential halls, attending classes on campus, and eating most meals in a dining hall.


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 Austin summer program for high school students.

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