Columbia University Summer Program

Post date: Apr 8, 2014 6:37:30 AM

Our programs in New York City, Barcelona, and the Middle East are marked by academic rigor, instructional excellence, and rich and varied extracurricular offerings, all in a supportive and highly-supervised setting.

Our New York City program offers high-achieving students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college a taste of college life in the Ivy League and in New York City. Participants have dozens of curricular options to choose from, ranging from the sciences to the fine arts and from creative writing to business. We're particularly proud of our newest courses.

  • Introduction to Engineering: Harnessing the Energy of the Sun

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: New product Development

  • iPhone & iPad App Programming from the Ground Up

  • Critical Focus on the Visual Arts: Art and Architecture in New York

The Barcelona Experience, for students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college, is a three-week immersion in one of the world's richest cultures. In this program, academic work breaks our of the classroom and into the city itself, providing an exciting and enlightening journey into Barcelona's history, politics, art and language. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Cutlure and History: Understanding the Arab World, also for students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college, is a three-week program in which participants study at Jordan's prestigious King's Academy and travel throughout the country, visiting numerous historical, cultural, and natural landmarks. One highlight of this program is a Bedouin-led camping trip that includes the spectacular ancient city of Petra and the red desert of Wadi Rum.