Pre-College in Boston: College Prep, Marketing and Journalism Academy

Summer Pre-College Program in Boston with enrichment courses in either College Admissions/SAT/ACT, Marketing or Journalism

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Location

Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Dates

Session #1: June 24 - July 7
Session #2: July 8 - 21
Session #3: July 22 - Aug 4

Promotional Program FEES (Dec. 10th)

$4,095 $3,895 (2 weeks)
$7,995 $7,595 (4 weeks)

Course Options

ACT/SAT Test Prep,
College Admissions Prep & Essay Writing, Journalism, Business & Marketing

Housing

Suffolk University Dorm

Levels

Grades 9-12

School Visits

Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern and more!

Join us in beautiful Boston this summer for an authentic pre-college experience while taking full advantage of living on a college campus right in the heart of the city.

Program highlights: Live in modern, fully air-conditioned, spacious student dorms on the campus of Suffolk University in the heart of downtown Boston. Enjoy all you can eat dining in the dining hall and sample local cuisine.

Choose your academic track: 1; SAT/ACT prep with College Admissions, 2; Marketing, 3; Journalism. All courses are taught in small group settings by local Boston professors or working professionals.

Optional tours of Harvard, MIT, Boston University and other fine universities. Enjoy sports in the Boston Commons, the excitement of Faneuil Hall, Comedy Shows, a day at the beach and more

All-inclusive 2 or 4-week sessions

With an equal mix of American and International students meet friends from around the world

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College Admissions & SAT/ACT Prep

SAT/ ACT prep with the Harvard Tutoring Company and College Admissions from Industry experts: 

Daily classes in SAT or ACT prep and four full-length practice tests are designed to help you achieve your best scores. Taught by current Harvard Students, you can expect to see 100-200 point increases at the conclusion of the course.

 

During your afternoon class with a college counseling professional, you can expect to leave our program with 1-3 Common Application essays and short answer questions completed and ready to submit! Students will also discuss college goals, and review mock interview questions.

Marketing and Journalism Academies

In our Marketing Academy, students will learn the components of a successful marketing campaign. Integrating Social Media Marketing, with more traditional best practices, this course will help familiarize our students with potential career paths in media and marketing agencies. Students will utilize case studies, group projects and visits to local businesses. Top students will be chosen for a paid winter marketing internship with Abbey Road!

Our Journalism program is an exciting hybrid course combing journalism, and digital media. Students will discover best practices of investigative journalism while going out in the field and working hand in hand with our working professionals. Students will learn how the emerging online sources of news and social media giants are shaping the industry. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work by creating blogs and content for the Abbey Road Website!

Residential Life at Suffolk University

The dorm” is a central part of any college experience. By living on Suffolk’s campus, you’ll get to experience this part of college life ahead of time (with the added benefit of your Abbey Road staff members living in the same building). You’ll be on the college “meal plan,” live in campus dorms with your Abbey Road peers and be expected to manage your daily schedule and look after your dorm space (yes we mean pick up after yourself and do your own laundry). In your free time (and respecting our safety guidelines) you’ll be ideally located to easily take advantage of the excitement of Boston’s city center, historic neighborhoods, waterfront and famous Theater district with friends.

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If you were there...

  • Morning

    College prep class

  • Morning

    SAT class

  • Morning

    Afternoon Tutoring

  • Afternoon

    Reviewing Tufts University brochure

  • Afternoon

    At the Franklin Park Zoo

  • Afternoon

    Boston College Tour

  • Afternoon

    Boston University Tour

  • Afternoon

    Kayaking on the Charles River

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Evening and Weekend Activities: 

Rich with culture, food and New England charm, Boston is the quintessential city for teenagers to spend their summer. Staying at Suffolk University, an easy walk from the Boston Commons Park, The North End, and Newbury Street, makes for fun group and free time activities!

Past favorites have included:

  • Taking in some sun and beach volleyball at the Castle Island Beach
  • Learning how chocolate gets made and enjoying unlimited tastings at the Taza Chocolate Factory
  • Comedy shows, movie nights and city scavenger hunts
  • Touring Historic Fenway Park, home of the Redsox
  • Visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Museum
  •  Soccer and Flag Football in the Commons
  • Shopping on Newbury Street and the SOWA open market
  • Candlepin Bowling in South Boston
  • Live entertainment, lawn games and light up swings at The Lawn on D

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