Founded in 1701, Yale University is one of the oldest Ivy League universities, and has been rated one of the most beautiful campuses. You will live surrounded by Gothic spires and Georgian cupolas and have access to Yale’s two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful leafy lawns on which to relax.
Late June: June 23-July 5, 2019
Early July: July 7-July 19, 2019
Late July: July 21-August 2, 2019
Residential Students: $4,998
Includes: all meals, lodging, academic program, field trips, weekend excursions
Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)
Commuter Students: $2,498
Includes: academic program, field trips, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
Excludes: lodging, meals (lunch plan available for $200), weekend excursions
Extended Commuter Students: $3,398
Includes: lunch, dinner, field trips, academic program, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions
Excludes: lodging, breakfast
Academic Exploration Tracks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and lawyers are on the front lines of defending this right. If you believe that every person deserves the opportunity to receive legal justice, then it is time to start refining your legal skills! 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.
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. One of students' favorite restaurants is 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 will launch CYBORG™ a new indoor spinning dark ride!
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.
Recreational Activity or Track Excursion
The True You - College Planning
Commuter Students Depart
Extended Commuter Students Depart
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.
Just like a college student, Yale summer program accommodations will usually be in a twin room with shared community bathroom facilities. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges will not be air-conditioned. All floors are gender-segregated and housing is assigned based on our housing survey, student age and geographic diversity.
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.
During your high school summer 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.
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.
Most meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from the dormitory where we live. Yale has made a commitment to sustainability, and therefore serves sustainably grown food and regularly changes menus to reflect seasonal and local availability. 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 programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.