Program Model

Explore A Major. Discover a Career Path. Enjoy College Life.

Summer Springboard combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep on the campuses of top American universities. We give college-bound teens professional insight, self-awareness, and the confidence needed for success in college and beyond.

Hands-On Learning

hands-on learning

Dive deep into your passions and turn your aspirations into reality with our academic immersion courses. Our instructors are industry professionals who give students real-world insight and experience. Imagine learning law from an attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, studying medicine with doctors who have set up emergency medicine programs around the world or building your writing portfolio under the guidance of a journalist or published author.

Career Exploration

Career exploration

Beyond theory, students experience excursions and discover more about their career interests by hearing expert guest speakers firsthand. Past company visits included Google, Bloomberg, and the United Nations Foundation. Also, students have heard guest speakers representing Cisco, McKinsey & Co., and a startup founder. These professionals shared their personal stories about how they got to where they are today and offered career advice based on real-life experiences.

College Prep

college prep at uc berkeley

Through campus visits, speakers and afternoon electives we prepare students for university life. In the optional True You College Admissions elective, we provide a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process. All students can get a taste of college life by living in dorms, making new friends from around the world and learning to live as a college student. Evenings are packed with fun activities like lip sync battle, game night, and more!

Typical Schedule

SSB day in a life schedule