Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs

Barnard College
New York, NY

Summer in New York
Barnard College's Summer in New York program offers young men and women incredible opportunities to explore New York City both in and out of the classroom. The city plays an important role in the design of the courses. Academic course offerings are varied, and classes are limited in size so that you can receive individual attention, engage in lively discussion, and work on independent projects. Your studies could include visiting an art gallery, attending a poetry slam, or meeting city leaders. Evenings and weekends are packed with organized trips to tourist sights like the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. You may also catch a film at an outdoor festival, hang out in Central Park or catch the taping of a TV show. In short, you'll get an unforgettable taste of your future while experiencing life in the big city.

The Life After College series, offered in conjunction with the Summer in New York program, gives students a taste of both the occupational and the neighborhood diversity that makes New York such an exciting place. Each week, small escorted groups visit leading institutions and businesses, meet with professionals, take "inside" tours, and learn about career opportunities. Elective workshops on applying to college, interviewing strategies, and study skills are also offered.

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Prerequisites/Application Process:
Admission is selective and based upon receipt of the completed application, including the $35 application fee. For those living outside the United States, the application fee is $65. Applicants must be completing grade 10 or 11 and must demonstrate academic strength. High motivation, emotional stability, and social maturity are expected. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning March 1. The application deadline is May 1. Course enrollment and housing are limited, so early application is advised.

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The financial aid application is included with the Pre-College Program/Summer in New York brochure. A limited number of partial financial grants are available and are awarded to students who demonstrate high levels of financial need.

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2005

Program Dates:
June 26, 2005 - July 30, 2005

Alexandra Nestoras, Director
Pre-College Program
Barnard College
Phone: 212-854-8866

*last updated 12/8/2004


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