Overview

Academic Immersion: Creative Writing at Boston University gives students the opportunity to develop their writer's voice in a supportive, inspiring environment. Participants learn formal techniques in multiple genres from seasoned instructors and particpate in workshops that build confidence as well as skill. 

For rising juniors and seniors, Academic Immersion: Creative Writing is a three-week, remote, intensive writing program offered in partnership with Boston University’s MFA program in Creative Writing, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the nation.

Designed to help young writers hone their craft, AIM’s Creative Writing track will focus on a single genre each week, immersing you in the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and screenplays. You will develop formal technique in each genre during morning seminars led by BU instructors who are also seasoned writers. Your afternoons will be filled with writing workshops, free-write sessions and visits from guest speakers. The program concludes with a “writers showcase,” in which students share one of their own pieces with their peers and other members of the BU community.

During the program, you will:

  • Learn formal techniques and approaches to writing poetry, fiction, and screenplays
  • Study with accomplished writers who are part of BU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, one of the most highly ranked programs in the country
  • Practice your craft and hone your style while gaining valuable insight into the writing process
  • Develop confidence in your creative writing abilities through constructive critique and feedback

There are plenty of remote social activities to make sure everyone becomes familiar with BU and each other! You can participate in scheduled group activities and will be able to mix it up and join students in our other programs for a variety of scheduled remote events.

Cost and Session Information

Program dates: July 26 – August 13

Program Fee: $4,940 

(All tuition and fees for Summer 2021 are pending approval.)

*Please note: a $300 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once a student commits to attending AIM in order to secure a place in the track.

All AIM participants are responsible for paying a $60 student services fee in addition to the program fee, which includes tuition, course materials, and all remote activities during the three-week program.

The application fee ($50) is not included in the total charge.

There is no financial aid for the AIM program.

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