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Putney Pre-College Programs

Our Pre-College programs are designed for motivated and intellectually curious students who seek a bridge to the freedom of college in a structured and supportive campus or study-abroad environment. Pursue a passion or discover new interests in an exciting atmosphere that encourages active involvement, creativity, a sense of community, exploration, adventure, and fun.

Pre-College Barcelona

High School 

June 26–July 16, 2022

Join us in Barcelona for an insider’s experience of Spain on this Pre-College summer program for high school students. Broaden your horizons with in-depth, field-based seminars and elective workshops as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of instructors and students from around the world. Choose one seminar and dive into your subject matter through engaging discussions and hands-on projects that immerse you in Catalán life.

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Pre-College at Colby College

High School 

June 26–July 8, 2022
July 10–July 22, 2022

Join a community of motivated and intellectually curious students for one or both sessions of our Pre-College program at Colby College. Choose one seminar per session and take part in engaging discussions and hands-on projects that allow you to explore new interests or dig deeper into existing passions. Get a taste of college life as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of Putney Pre-College faculty and students.

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Pre-College Tokyo

High School

JUNE 26–JULY 18, 2022

Join us in Tokyo for an insider’s experience of Japan on this Pre-College summer program for high school students. Broaden your horizons with in-depth, field-based seminars and elective workshops as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of instructors and students from around the world. Choose a seminar and dive deep into your subject matter through engaging discussions, site visits, and hands-on projects that immerse you in Japanese life.

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Putney Pre-College at UCLA

High School

JUNE 26–JULY 9, 2022

Join us this summer on our Pre-College program at UCLA, the cornerstone of California’s prestigious public research university system. Immerse yourself in challenging coursework with engaging instructors and like-minded peers as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community. Choose a seminar and dive deep into your subject matter as you take advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer and enjoy access to the university’s top-notch facilities for learning and extracurriculars.

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Oxford Academia Programs

Our Oxford Academia programs invite intellectually driven high school students to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, and industry professionals at some of the world’s most esteemed universities. Our cornerstone program, Oxford Academia, takes place at Oxford University, and for summer 2022 we are excited to offer two new Academia locations in Europe. On each program, choose an academic major and minor, pursue your subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished academics.

Oxford Academia

High School 

July 2–July 15, 2022
July 16–July 29, 2022

Oxford Academia welcomes intellectually driven high school students to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, and industry professionals at Oxford University, one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed universities. This summer program offers students the full Oxford experience as you choose an academic major and minor, pursue your subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished academics.

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Paris Academia

High School 

July 2–July 15, 2022
July 16–July 29, 2022

Paris Academia welcomes intellectually driven high school students to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, and industry professionals at the American University of Paris, located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement. This summer program offers students a full Parisian university experience as you choose an academic major and minor, pursue subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished educators and academics.

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Siena Academia

High School

July 2–15, 2022
July 16–29, 2022

Siena Academia welcomes intellectually driven high school students to the University of Siena this summer to learn from the finest teachers, scholars, and industry professionals in their fields. Based in a stunning, walled medieval city in the heart of Tuscany, this academic summer program offers the full European university experience as you choose an academic major and minor, pursue your subjects in the company of motivated peers, and engage with course material under the guidance of distinguished academics.

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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit on Climate, Equity, & Health

High school students will tackle the intertwined crises of climate change, public health, and equity on this week-long residential program at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE). Learn from leading scientists, doctors, public health experts, advocates, and policymakers who are eager to share their knowledge with the students leading the charge in addressing the most pressing issues of our time.

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summits on Climate, Equity, & Health

High School

July 24–July 30, 2022

Dive into issues of climate change, equity, and public health alongside peers, educators, and leading professionals from the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE). Choose an Action Focus based on your interests and explore how climate change is intertwined with public health, medicine, social justice, economics, and policy. Gain perspective from scientists, health practitioners, policymakers, youth activists, and clean energy innovators at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis. Take what you have learned and transform your ideas into a Community Action Plan, and return home ready to address these issues in your own community.

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“We can’t say enough wonderful things about the program! It was life changing for our daughter. She came back so much more confident and eager to pursue her passions!”

— James & Michele Bonner, East Greenwich, RI