Summer Programs

Reseach Internship in Science and Engineering
Students spend six weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory under the tutelage of a mentor. They are placed in science or engineering laboratories either at Boston University or at neighboring institutions and work as part of a team of ongoing research. During their internship, students live in a BU dormitory and eat meals in the dining hall. They also attend talks on a variety of scientific topics and experience the local culture. The program is open to students who have completed their junior year in high school. For more information, please click here.

High School Honors Programs
Students spend six weeks at Boston University living in a dormitory, while taking college-level classes. Students in the General Honors Program register for two courses (eight credits) selected from offerings in Boston University's Summer Session II course listings. General Honors Program participants are treated as college students; they are expected to attend and participate in class, take examinations, and complete course assignments. he program is open to students who have completed their junior year in high school. For more information, please click here.

Summer Challenge
This two-week, residential summer program for rising sophomores. juniors, or seniors offers a preview of college life, while non-credit coursework allows students to concentrate on a high level of learning and achievement alongside their peers, without focusing on grades.
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PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)
PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 60 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery. For more information on this program, go to

U-Design: Two weeklong engineering programs for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

SummerLab at CityLab
: Students from the Boston areaspend a week a CItyLab developing a deeper understanding of basic techniques and concepts related to DNA science. While working in teams, the students assume the role of a biotechnology company and work together to design and carry out an investigation to solve a biological problem. For more information, click here.

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