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Harvard Summer: A Photo Essay Student Life

Harvard Summer: A Photo Essay

Brent is earning a master's degree at Harvard Extension School. He lives in Austin, Texas, and comes to Cambridge periodicall...

9/15/2016 | 7 minute read

A Day in the Life of a Secondary School Program Student Student Life

A Day in the Life of a Secondary School Program Student

Michelle Tong spent her childhood in the Boston area, while her parents studied at Harvard and MIT. So when she began looking...

9/14/2016 | 10 minute read

Father and Son Reflect on Summer School Experiences Academics

Father and Son Reflect on Summer School Experiences

"This program taught me how to adapt to a more rigorous course load, which has been really helpful for my high school experie...

8/10/2016 | 7 minute read

Highlights from Opening Weekend Harvard Summer School

Highlights from Opening Weekend

With suitcases and sunscreen in tow, over 2,600 students from around the world arrived on campus for Harvard Summer School's ...

6/22/2016 | 3 minute read

7 Essential Items for Your Summer at Harvard Student Life

7 Essential Items for Your Summer at Harvard

You've registered for your course, submitted your housing request, and now you're ready to pack your bags for your summer in ...

5/16/2016 | 4 minute read

Create the Road Map to Your Academic—and Social—Success Academics

Create the Road Map to Your Academic—and Social—Success

"Before you begin your journey at Harvard Summer School, here are some 'travel tips' that my clients and students have found ...

4/19/2016 | 3 minute read

Far from Home: My Journey to Harvard from Dubai Student Life

Far from Home: My Journey to Harvard from Dubai

"I initially signed up for a physics course, but in the first class I knew it wasn't for me. I found that computer science wa...

2/17/2016 | 4 minute read

A Summer with Faculty, Friends, and Fireworks Student Life

A Summer with Faculty, Friends, and Fireworks

"I feel like this experience really prepared me for college. It was just the right combination of school and fun!" said Maddi...

12/17/2015 | 5 minute read

Summer Jobs for Harvard Students Harvard Summer School

Summer Jobs for Harvard Students

Every summer, Harvard Summer School recruits Harvard undergraduate and graduate students to enhance the experience of more th...

11/24/2015 | 6 minute read

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