Academic Immersion (AIM)

Thank you to our students for making Summer 2018 a great success. Check back on December 15 for more details about our Summer 2019 program.

Next summer, dedicate three weeks to intensive study of a single academic topic while living on campus at Boston University. Academic Immersion (AIM) is a residential program for students entering their junior or senior year of high school.

AIM Topics

Summer 2019 AIM Topics

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Introduction to Experimental Psychology

Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology combines classroom work in the psychological sciences with the experience of conducting research. Students learn to design and carry out their own experiments under the supervision of Boston University instructors.

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Introduction to Medicine

Offered in partnership with the Department of Medical Sciences & Education at the BU School of Medicine, Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine is a pre-medical program that combines classroom work in the sciences with experiential learning activities. Experiential learning activities include simulations, lab work, and explorations of different medical fields.

The Big Picture

For three weeks, AIM students reside in a college dorm in the heart of Boston, making new friends, enjoying planned social activities, and gaining valuable, hands-on experience in the fields of medicine (Academic Immersion: Introduction to Medicine) or psychology (Academic Immersion: Introduction to Experimental Psychology).

Academic Immersion: The Big Picture

Intensify Your Summer

Academic Immersion (AIM) is designed for engaged, motivated high school students who want to spend three weeks focusing on a specific subject intensively. Both the Introduction to Medicine track and the Introduction to Experimental Psychology track combine classroom work and theoretical studies with practical applications and experiential activities, including field trips, guest speakers, group projects, and lab work. In addition to experiencing college life, AIM participants gain exposure to, and insight into, potential careers that they might be considering.

The AIM tracks are residential only and open to rising high school juniors and seniors.