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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 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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Pre-College Vermont

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 Vermont program at Castleton University. 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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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 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 

Dates coming soon!

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 

Dates coming soon!

Details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Italy Academia

High School

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Details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summits on Climate & Public Health

High school students are invited to tackle the intertwined crises of climate change and public health during these week-long residential programs with the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Learn from leading scientists, public health experts, activists, and policymakers from Harvard, eager to share their knowledge with the next generation of students who are leading the charge in addressing two of the most pressing issues of our time.

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit on Climate

High School

dates coming soon!

Join like-minded students, engaging educators, and inspiring mentors this summer for a climate change program with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Choose an Action Focus and delve into climate issues related to your interests, strengths, and passions. Gain perspective from world leaders and politicians. Meet inspiring activists, scientists, renewable energy innovators, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of addressing the climate crisis. Engage with themes such as health, energy, water, transportation, and agriculture, and, over the course of the program, develop a capstone project focused on transforming your ideas into action.

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Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit on Public Health

High School

dates coming soon!

Dive into issues of public health alongside peers, educators, and leading professionals from the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) on this high school summer program. Choose an Action Focus based on your interests and explore how public health is intertwined with racial and social justice, economics, and climate change. Gain perspective from scientists, world leaders, and politicians about the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges and opportunities for navigating global public health issues. Engage with themes such as climate, pandemics, public policy, and air and water quality over the course of the program and develop a capstone project to transform your ideas into action.

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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