Summer Springboard

An outstanding summer school provider for pre-university teens, with 11 university campuses in the USA and UK to choose from.

Summer Springboard

This summer 2023, take charge of your future and turbocharge your academic potential with an outstanding two-week summer course on-campus at one of 11 internationally-renowned academic institutions in the USA and UK, including the University of Oxford and Yale University.

Gain a unique insider perspective on student life at some of the world’s best and most selective universities, try out a potential degree subject ahead of taking the plunge, and explore intriguing career possibilities to help realise your personal vision of success. Go deeper in your learning journey: receive expert tuition from passionate university professors with invaluable industry experience: learn law from someone who has argued before the Supreme Court, or write a novel under the guidance of a published author. Choose from 60 different subjects for ages 14-18, including an academic major – such as Economics or International Relations – and complement it with an enrichment elective such as Photography, Athletics or Public Speaking. Explore your subject through innovative, hands-on learning and enjoy academic field trips as well as talks delivered by esteemed guest speakers (including Google, Bloomberg and the United Nations Foundation).

Get Ivy League-ready and choose from summer courses based on-campus at world-famous Yale University, UCLA and UC Berkeley or, brand-new for 2023, the University of Oxford in the UK, which ranks number one worldwide. So…what are you waiting for?

  • Choose from 11 internationally renowned universities
  • Live on-campus and get a taste of authentic student life
  • Exciting day trips - e.g. New York City or London!
  • Select one academic subject and one elective subject
What's Included?
  • 15-20 hours of tuition per week from university professors
  • A choice of 60 innovative subjects - including a major and elective
  • Talks from esteemed guest speakers
  • Authentic on-campus student accommodation
  • Full board: three meals per day
  • Exciting extracurricular activities and sports
  • Academic subject-specific field trips
  • Days out to famous tourist attractions and iconic sites
  • Last night traditional formal meal
  • 24-hour security
  • Free WiFi
Optional Extras
  • Airport transfer service
  • Gender segregated accommodation
  • Single or twin bedrooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms
  • Full board: three meals per day included
  • Towels and linen provided
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Course Summary


Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews online
People liked...
  • Large selection of 11 prestigious universities to choose from
  • Full day trips to exciting tourist destinations
  • Exceptional visiting guest speakers
People didn't like...
  • Not all courses offered in all locations
  • Single ensuite room not guaranteed

Choose this provider if....

Choose Summer Springboard if you’re a pre-university teen looking for a phenomenal summer experience at a leading academic institution in the USA or UK. You prefer a hands-on, innovative learning approach, are keen to try out a potential degree subject, and want to have a lot of fun in an exciting location!

Company Description

Founded in 2016 with the mission of providing pre-university teens aged 14-18 with an enriching and supportive environment in which to explore their academic passions, Summer Springboard’s wide range of innovative courses are based on-campus at some of the world’s leading universities. Whilst well-established in the USA and part of the American Camp Association, its Oxford programme in the UK is brand-new for 2023!

Silver Standard Provider

  • 10+ years of running summer schools
  • Student reviews widely available
  • Excellent Oxford campuses, including university, boarding school or study centres
  • Learn with qualified tutors

Key Details

  • Year founded: 2016
  • No. Students:
  • Accommodation: University College
  • Age Range: 14-18
  • Hours of Tuition / wk: 15-20 / week
  • Typical Duration: 2 weeks

Dates & Fees

  • Fees from: £4792
  • Dates: July & August 2023
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Age Range: 14-18

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