Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) - Expand Your Mind

St. Paul, MN


At MITY, you will have the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and challenge yourself academically with MITY’s two-week summer program, EYM (Expand Your Mind.) Our small class size means you receive individual attention by teachers who are engaging, inspiring and excited to be at MITY.

Expand Your Mind Program - "expand your knowledge, challenge your perspective and inspire your future."

EYM is a two-week summer experience for bright and motivated teenagers who will be in grades 8 through 12 in the fall.  EYM students are rising 8th graders, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. 

This is your chance to immerse yourself in an intense study of a single course—from acting to chemistry, diplomacy  to math, architecture to creative writing, psychology to engineering.

Far more than challenging academics, EYM offers:

  • exceptional teachers who are engaging, inspiring and excited to be there;
  • small class sizes and individual attention;
  • lifelong friendships with like-minded students;
  • residential or commuter options;
  • recreational activities and social events between classes;

EYM is held on the campus of Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Centrally located in the Twin Cities, the campus has a neighborhood feel. From its stages to chemistry labs, rehearsal halls to classrooms, cafeteria to dorm rooms, you will catch a glimpse of what college life will really be like.

EYM is not just about classes.  Each day there is a mid-day break where we offer a daily variety of recreation activities and special events.  From chess tournaments to ultimate Frisbee, from soccer to beading workshops, all our students find the right fit for their interests and opportunities to meet students from other classes.

Cost and Session Information

Summer 2016:
Session A: June 20 – July 1
Session B: July 11 – July 22


$610 per session for Commuter? $1,600 per session for Residential

Commuter tuition includes all instructional costs, field trips and a MITY t-shirt.  It does not include lunch.  MITY does not offer transportation to campus.   Students should bring their own lunch and snacks, or they can purchase their lunch at the Campus Center grill or cafeteria.

Residential tuition includes instructional costs, supervised dorm rooms and meals and entrance fees and transportation for weekend and evening activities.

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