Summer Preview

A 1-week program

Get a taste of college life for one exciting week this summer, from anywhere in the world. Delve into fascinating subjects. Make new friends. Get to know more about Boston University.

Our Summer Preview program offers rising eighth, ninth, and tenth graders a choice of three different weeklong, noncredit seminars. It’s a great opportunity for you to dig into an area of academic interest or become familiar with an entirely new subject.

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2021 Summer Preview calendar

Program begins July 26
Program ends July 30

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Get a sneak peek at college life

Summer Preview combines academic and social opportunities. In your chosen seminar, you’ll attend remote lectures alongside a small group of motivated peers and gain exposure to a specific area of academic interest.

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Along with your studies, you’ll meet and start friendships with students from around the world. This summer, a variety of remote activities will introduce you to BU, to college life, and to each other.

You’ll also benefit from a college workshop designed to help maximize your high school studies, so you’re prepared to fill out those college applications when the time comes.

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The big picture

Hear for yourself what past students have to say about Summer Preview. Get the scoop on seminar topics, program activities, and favorite moments.

A Day in the Life

What's it really like to be a Summer Preview student?


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