High school students participating in the Oxbridge in Boston Academic Summer Program learn from world-class university faculty and experience the culture and recreation of one of the country’s most historic cities. Sessions over four weeks in June and July give students the chance to focus on varied subjects.
The Oxbridge in Boston Academic Summer Program enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 seeking college-level education in areas such as medicine, neuropsychology, government and politics, and international law. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the program features faculty from esteemed schools located in the Boston area, including MIT, Tufts University and Boston University. Students can also learn more about potentially attending these universities during tours offered during the program.
Oxbridge began offering academic trips 35 years ago and has grown from serving 36 students to nearly 2,000 each summer. Students enrolled in the Boston program can choose one subject to study during each two-week session. They attend class six mornings and three afternoons each week.
Housing is available at Harvard Law School in the Gropius Complex, a modern building with furnished single rooms and shared facilities. Extracurricular activities center around exploring Boston, the capital city of Massachusetts, and its surrounding cities and towns. The region is a hub of higher education, technology, biosciences, history and athletics. Students can tour the Freedom Trail, kayak down the Charles River, float on a swan boat in the Public Garden, watch the Boston Red Sox at world-famous Fenway Park, and visit cultural landmarks like the New England Aquarium and Museum of Fine Arts.
Security is a top priority for Oxbridge. It is ensured through escorts to and from the airport, secured residences with 24-hour security at Harvard Law School, a team of professional educators who accompany students and evening checks with every student.