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Columbia University College Prep

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Columbia University, NY, NY

Type of Program / Who can apply:
College Preparatory (Commuter-Only)/International


Program Dates:
Session 1: June 23rd-July 13th, 2013. Session 2: July 15th-August 3rd, 2013.

$4090.00 per course as of 2012. Fees for 2015 will be available in early January 2015. Tuition does not include room, board, or other fees associated with the program.

Program Overview:
A pre-college program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in intensive summer study. Now in its 23rd year, Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students offers highly motivated students the opportunity of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the nation. The Summer Program for High School Students in New York City is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League and life in New York City. The Summer Program for High School Students is more than just an academic experience. Between classes, students
have numerous extracurricular options to choose from, including organized sports on Columbia's beautiful campus and in nearby parks,
excursions to local restaurants and places of interest, community outreach projects, and special events such as a college fair and talks on
the college application process. The Summer Program is a rich and demanding academic experience, but it's also a chance for bright, high-achieving students to enjoy the summer, make new friends, get a taste of college life, and explore New York City in a supervised setting.

Program Offering:
– The Arts
o Creative Writing: Introductory and Advanced Workshops
o Creative Writing: Master Classes

Sample Schedule / Life on Campus / Extra Opportunities:
Sample Schedule
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Classes in session
The morning session is often broken into two separate class meetings.

12:00-2:30 PM Lunch and afternoon break
During the afternoon break, students can work on homework, head to the gym, socialize, or participate in a variety of activities organized
by our program assistants, including athletics, board games, video games, movies, arts and crafts, and mini field trips.

2:30-4:30 PM Classes in session
The afternoon session can consist of one or two classes, depending on the curricular option.

Coursework ends at 4:30. Commuters are finished for the day.
Extra Opportunities and Activities
Recreational activities are offered every day during the break between the morning and afternoon class. These include:
– Outdoor sports
– Arts and crafts activities
– Board games and video games
– Trips to local restaurants and places of interest such as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Park, and Grant's Tomb,
all just blocks away from the campus
– Panels on applying to college and topical issues
– Community outreach projects (have included helping out in local soup kitchens, visiting elderly people in the neighborhood,
public park clean-ups, and on-campus food and clothing drives)
Students are expected to cover expenses for trips to restaurants and local attractions.

Special Requirements:
While not required to show proof, students should score a 90 or better on the internet-based TOEFL, or a 6.5 on the IELTS.


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