Kaplan International Centers offer summer English courses for juniors ages 14-18 in Boston, Massachusetts. Our summer ESL programs last from 2 - 6 weeks and are designed for teenagers from around the world who wish to learn English in the USA and experience American culture first-hand. On-campus residence accommodation is available for our international students.
Our summer ESL programs for teenagers include 15 hours of English classes per week. A more intensive English program is also available. Students are taught in international classes according to their level of English (beginner, intermediate or advanced), which is assessed at the beginning of their summer English language course. A full summer activity program plus excursions is also offered.
Kaplan International Centers have over 40 years experience in providing first-class international education with consistently high standards of teaching and student care. We have been teaching English as a foreign language to students and professionals since 1967 and are world leaders in international education.
Lawrence Academy in Groton, northwestern Middlesex County, MA (1 hour northwest of Boston) is a traditional New England prep school offering 2-4 week residential Mandarin Chinese & Italian Summer Immersion Programs to American students in 7th-12th grades. Study Mandarin or Italian while living on campus alongside international students from China, Italy, and around the world who will learn English and experience American culture. Prior Chinese or Italian knowledge is not required for American students.
Mornings are spent in Italian or Chinese language classes. In the afternoon, students participate in off-campus and on-campus cultural and sports activities. They practice their language skills with new friends while participating in evening language enrichment activities (skits or talent shows, bowling, mini-golf, etc.). Weekend excursions to Boston, NYC, the beach, or an amusement park allow for additional opportunities to practice language skills and develop lifelong friendships.
Students live in Lawrence Academy dormitories with international roommates and share their meals in the dining hall. This program is a true international cultural immersion experience.
Summer language immersion camps for U.S. students (7th-12th grades):
- Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction
- Italian Language Instruction
Students can choose to stay for 2, 3, or 4 weeks and live in Lawrence Academy dormitories alongside international students from China, Italy and around the world who will study English and american culture.
3. Young Artist Residency Program @ Art Institute of Boston
Courses / Programs
The Young Artist Residency Program (YAR) at The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University in Boston, MA is designed for high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2012. This intensive summer art residency program consists of 4 weeks of classes, and art-making is designed to offer a professional art college experience.
Strengthen your portfolio and become the artist you were meant to be through our Young Artist Residency program. Learn the high-tech side of art-making by gaining experience with state-of-the-art computer software and hardware. Students select their own courses, build their own schedules and are in classes Monday through to Friday.
Students live in Lesley University residence halls, minutes from Harvard Square in Cambridge and study art with college professors and graduates of AIB in our Boston studios, just across the Charles River. Discover Boston, a beautiful world-class city rich in history, the arts, nearby beaches, and consistently ranked number one in the "Big City College Towns".
While living on campus, weekend and evening activities are organized to highlight the historic and cultural significance of Boston.
The Young Artist Residency Program (YAR) for high school students who will be entering their junior / senior year in Fall 2012 (4-week summer program):
- Select a full schedule of classes from over 60 exciting course offerings in the areas of Artistry, Technology, and Professions in the Visual Arts
- Join a thriving art college community
- Receive 6 college credits for successful completion of courses & enrichment activities
- Earn incentives for applying & enrolling in AIB as a college choice
4. Boston Leadership Institute
Courses / Programs
Boston Leadership Institute is located in Chestnut Hill, 6 miles west of downtown Boston in Massachusetts, and provides summer enrichment programs for high school students including Biology / Advanced Biology, Mandarin Chinese and Boston Heritage, Science and Culture. Teens from the US and abroad explore Boston and engage in classroom or laboratory activities during the three-week summer programs. Gifted and advanced classes are also available with day and overnight program options available.
Students in the summer programs engage in a variety of fun-filled activities designed to promote experiential learning. Tuition for the three-week day student program includes field trip transportation and admission, tours, short course fees, lunch, course materials and equipment.
Beautiful classroom and laboratory facilities are located minutes from Newton, Needham, Brookline, Dedham and suburban Boston locations, and are easily accessible through public transportation. Residential students are housed in a college dormitory in Chestnut Hill, one of Boston's most desirable suburbs. The picturesque campus contains tennis courts and a fitness center.
3-Week Day & Residential Summer Enrichment programs for US and international high school students include:
- Biology / Advanced Biology program
- Mandarin Chinese Language and Cultural program
- Boston Heritage, Science and Culture program
Additionally: Advanced / Gifted Mandarin Chinese and Biology programs
5. Musica Vesuviana Festival - Italy Summer Camp
Courses / Programs
Musica Vesuviana (MV) offers an international summer music program in Italy for Italian and American student instrumentalists and vocalists of high school age. This 2-week camp takes place at the Fondazione Passarelli in Salerno, south-western Italy. Salerno is situated less than 30 miles south of Naples and 145 miles south of Rome.
Musica Vesuviana´s curriculum includes an eclectic mix of American and Italian music and musical styles, taught by American and native master teachers. All students will be involved in performances at the institute as well as in the surrounding communities, where they will be able to share their music as well immerse themselves in the rich and varied artistic culture that Italy has to offer.
Any student who is interested in music, whether it is Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Pop, or Contemporary would thrive at Musica Vesuviana. Students will have the opportunity to meet and make music with students from other states and countries. The classes will be taught in English. However, all students will immerse themselves in daily lessons of conversational Italian language taught by a native instructor.
As we are based in Massachusetts, our departure is from Boston's Logan Airport where students are accompanied by all the staff members. Upon our arrival in Naples, we will be met by an air-conditioned coach that will transport us and our luggage to the Fondazione Passarelli.
Financial aid and payment plans may be available for students who qualify.
- Guitar Ensemble, Rhythm and Bass
- American Music: Classical, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Broadway Musicals,
- Classes in Ensemble, Music Appreciation, History of Music, Harmony
- Multimedia lessons
- Musical/cultural exchanges with Italian students
- Learning and playing Italian music
- History of Italian music
- Basic Improvisation/scat singing
- Italian Language Lessons
- Italian culture/history
- Customized/individual instructions
6. Loop Abroad LLC
Courses / Programs
LOOP Abroad is an exclusive study abroad summer program for high school students between the ages of 15 and 18. We spend 2 days in Boston, MA before leaving for Thailand.
This summer's program is focused on ecology and conservation, and will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai offers a chance to explore authentic Thai culture and fantastically diverse national parks, while still having modern amenities and world-class health facilities close at hand. Twenty students will live with eight faculty in a private hostel in a gated community.
During the day, the group will explore national parks, mountains, rain forests, and caves, and will publish their findings in an online wiki. Thai language classes, visits to city sites, yoga classes, and other cultural activities fill the rest of our weekdays. Faculty will help students to compose college essays about their experiences. A leadership curriculum is offered.
On the weekends, we head to activities like zip-lining, the tiger nursery, go-karts, the rooftop pool, thai cooking, and Muay Thai.. Highlights include a week living at the Elephant Nature Park and a four-day trek, staying overnight with the Karen Hill Tribe people.
Ecology and Conservation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Our programs serves 20 students, ages 15-18 who leave as a group from Boston, MA.
7. Lawrence Academy Camps for International Students
Courses / Programs
Located 30 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, Lawrence Academy is an independent school that offers 2, 3 & 4 week residential English summer immersion programs to international students (ages 13-18). ESL students will also gain first-hand American cultural experience while studying alongside similar-aged American students who will study Italian and Chinese in the camps. Transportation to and from Logan International Airport in Boston is included.
Students are paired with U.S. students whenever possible. The program is divided into classroom instruction, off-campus cultural activities, on campus sports/arts/specialty instruction, evening enrichment activities, optional TOEFL / SSAT exam preparation, optional prep school visits and weekend excursions.
Past programs included students from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Switzerland, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic.
Summer English language immersion camps for international students (ages 13-18 years):
- Classroom instruction
- Cultural activities
- Sports/ Arts
- Evening enrichment activities
- Optional TOEFL / SSAT test preparation
- Optional Prep School Visits
- Weekend excursions
8. Abbey Road Programs
Courses / Programs
Abbey Road Programs has teamed up with the Princeton Review to offer high school students in Grades 9-12 the opportunity to stay one step ahead of the college admissions process.
Our College Admissions ACT/SAT Test Prep summer course is a two or four week intensive test and admissions program designed to tackle the parts of the admissions process that most determine your success when applying to and making the transition to college. These include Standardized testing, Essay writing, the Common Application, the college selection process, and navigating residential life on campus.
We bring together test prep and college counseling professionals to work with you daily (and one-on-one as needed) to tackle the SATs, the ACTs, and the Common Application while you experience college life living in a dorm on the Emerson College campus in downtown Boston, MA.
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