DATES

June 20, 2021 - July 2, 2021

July 4, 2021 - July 16, 2021

July 18, 2021 - July 30, 2021

LOCATIONS

New Haven, CT

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Campus Overview

- Venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights: Central Park, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue for shopping.
- Build strategy, cooperation, trust with your fellow students at a state-of-the-art Ropes Challenge Course.
- Have fun at Six Flags New England with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions. Just released in 2019 is CYBORG™, a new indoor spinning dark ride!
- Explore the Yale campus with access to two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful leafy lawns to relax.

Dates:
Late June: June 20-July 2, 2021
Early July: July 4-July 16, 2021
Late July: July 18-July 30, 2021

Tuition:
Residential Tuition: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Extended Commuter Tuition: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)
Commuter Tuition: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Academic Courses

Business & Entrepreneurship

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 at Yale University – Students visit Platt LaBonia for a behind the scenes look at running a small business. In addition, they will visit one of the startup business incubators in the New Haven area to meet with real world entrepreneurs

 

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.

Previous excursions included Apple New Haven.

The curriculum is tailor-made to the skills of each individual student so beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome.

Creative Writing

Words have power. Words shape how people perceive reality. Words can change the world. Join Summer Springboard’s Creative Writing program and become immersed in the study of four different genres using the Writer’s Workshop methodology. Through a variety of lessons, writing prompts, guest speakers, field trips, and time to put pen to paper, the course will sharpen writing skills and love of the written word. Discover what it takes to be a novelist, a poet, a scriptwriter, and a gonzo journalist.

Excursions will include a visit to the iconic home of one of America’s greatest writers, Mark Twain.

Medicine

Summer Springboard gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.

Last year students went to the Fairfield Simulation Center. Their state-of-the-art center promotes the acquisition of basic and advanced clinical skills that are essential for medical students and residents to master.

Additionally students received a behind the scenes tour of Yale New Haven Emergency Department, which has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day as well as educational, preventive and outreach programs designed to understand, treat and prevent the most serious of patient injuries.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Imagine learning English, living with other American teens, and getting a taste of life in the Ivy League!

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. Students will not only learn inside the classroom with a knowledgable instructor, but also outside the classroom with new American friends!

We are offering a project-based academic course designed for international students needing an extra boost before embarking on one of our academic programs. International students should consider enrolling in back-to-back programs to gain real exposure in an academic environment. You’ll even receive a 5% discount! 

The curriculum is tailor-made to the skills of each individual student so beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome.

Finance & Investing

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 may include a visit to an investment company in the greater Connecticut / New York area.

Fundamentals of Engineering

Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. 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.

Excursions at Yale University – Students have visited Luchs Consulting Engineers, founded in 1948, is a dynamic Connecticut licensed engineering and land surveying firm providing a full range of engineering services to federal, state, municipal, utility and private clients throughout New England.

 

Middle School Medicine

This program provides middle school students interested in pursuing medicine with real hands-on experience where they can build a set of medical skills at an early age.

Imagine being able to set a splint, stop a bleed, and perform CPR as a middle school student! Students will learn medical techniques through age-appropriate simulations and guided lessons. In addition, they’ll work with small groups to research a patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on findings, and develop a treatment plan.

Excursions at Yale include: Fairfield University. Their state-of-the-art center promotes the acquisition of basic and advanced clinical skills that are essential for medical students and residents to master. In addition, students will enjoy a day of fun at Six Flags New England with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions.

The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, schedules, classes, activities, and a more structured environment. 

Middle School STEAM

This program incorporates all elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in a comprehensive way for middle school students.

During this program students will work in teams to build an autonomous race car with the abilities to self-drive forward, backward, accelerate, track and follow lines, and avoid obstacles. The SparkFun RedBot is a perfect way to gain hands-on experience and get started in the world of robotics. At the end of the program, students will race their cars against other teams. Prizes will be given for the fastest car, most creative design, and sturdiest! Additionally, students will create videos documenting their creation of their car which they will screen at the end of the program.

Excursions at Yale include: Connecticut Science Center, Apple New Haven, Cushing Center, Boston Ducks Tour, Six Flags New England, and Make Haven.

The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, schedules, classes, activities, and a more structured environment. 

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 at Yale – students will visit the Cushing Center at Yale University, named after one of the most important names in neurosurgery.

Trial Law

This program introduces students to vital techniques that are used by trial lawyers throughout the United States. Real world experts will share their knowledge about Trial Law and students will hear the inside scoop on law school and the admissions process.

During the program, students will meet with legal professionals to gain insight into their daily activities and learn more about their career journeys. This will be a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and get exposure to a “day in the life” of legal and judicial experts. Excursions include the New Haven Superior Courthouse.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in the heart of New England with access to the premier facilities offered by Yale University, this program will combine time in the classroom with visits around the New Haven area. Students will have the chance to experience interesting tourist and academic-related locations to help broaden them experience and expose them to one of the most exciting areas of the East Coast. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

New York City

Students will venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights of this thriving metropolis including Central Park, Top of the Rock, and Grand Central Station. There will also be some time for souvenir shopping.

New Haven, Connecticut

While best known for Yale University, the city of New Haven has a bustling pedestrian life too with its numerous shops, cafes and top-rated restaurants. Some favorite restaurants are Yorkside Restaurant, Ashley's Ice Cream, and Shake Shack. There are also world-class museums available to students, such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

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

In order to take full advantage of everything New England offers, each academic program may take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Previous visits have included: Yale New Haven Emergency Department, Supreme Court, Mark Twain House & Museum, Wholesome Wave, and more.

Student Life

  • 8:00am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00am

    Academic Course

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch

  • 1:30pm

    Recreational Activity or Academic Excursion

  • 3:00pm

    Enrichment Elective

  • 5:00pm

    Commuter Students Depart

  • 6:00pm

    Dinner

  • 7:00pm

    Evening Activities

  • 8:00pm

    Extended Commuter Students Depart

  • 10:30pm

    Check-In

Yale is the academic and cultural center of New Haven, Connecticut. The area has the vibe of a quintessential college town with unique shops and restaurants just a short walk away. You don’t even need to leave campus to enjoy the cultural treasures located right on campus.

Housing

Just like a college student at Yale, 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, and a closet. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges are not air-conditioned.

Even though you’re away from home, your Resident Advisor (RA) lives just down the hall and is there for anything you might need, and to ensure your safety and security. In addition, RAs create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Yale. 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

During your Summer Springboard program at Yale, you will live in a residential college on campus. All residential colleges have 24-hour security and use electronic key cards to enter gates and entryways. Yale Police and Security is available 24 hours a day and actively monitor the campus.

Campus Director, Dianne Nolan

Dianne Nolan, is an accomplished leader, educator, coach and mentor with a passion for guiding high school students to achieve their goals. After graduating from Rowan University where she was a four-sport student-athlete, Dianne continued her education at West Virginia University and later earned a second master’s degree in Political and Corporate Communications from Fairfield University.

As a College Basketball Coach at Lafayette, Yale, Fairfield and St. Francis College, Dianne holds a career record of 500+ victories, with 100% graduation rate of all her student-athletes. She directed the Hoop School at Fairfield University and serves as a mentor in the Residential College. She has a proven ability to inspire young people to maximize their own potential while working within a team environment to reach a common goal.

Facilities

Yale is organized into 12 separate residential colleges around an internal courtyard with multiple entryways. The entryway defines local “neighborhoods” within each college, offering students a sense of security and community. Our high school summer program at Yale has its own dedicated entryway.

There is wireless internet throughout campus and coin operated laundry facilities are within the dorms.

Dining

Most meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from the dormitory where we live. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in the New Haven neighborhood.

Note: Schedule is illustrative and is subject to change. Summer Springboard - Session 1-3 - 2020 is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.