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Striking a Strong Balance Student Life

Striking a Strong Balance

"The most enriching part was just having that Harvard college experience—to be on the campus of a school that’s so highly pra...

11/09/2015 | 6 minute read

Students Reflect on the Inaugural Harvard Pre-College Program Academics

Students Reflect on the Inaugural Harvard Pre-College Program

During summer 2015, high school students from around the country participated in Harvard Summer School's first ever Pre-Colle...

8/18/2015 | 6 minute read

8 Ways to Enjoy a Harvard Summer Student Life

8 Ways to Enjoy a Harvard Summer

Already dreaming about summer? Check out the ways you can leave your winter woes behind with a memorable summer at Harvard.

7/31/2015 | 8 minute read

A History of Harvard in Symbols Harvard Summer School

A History of Harvard in Symbols

Guest post by Christina Hodge, senior curatorial assistant at the Peabody Museum and Summer School instructor of Icons: A Mat...

7/31/2015 | 7 minute read

7 Tips to Survive Organic Chem Academics

7 Tips to Survive Organic Chem

Are you ready to learn a year's worth of organic chem in seven short, glorious weeks? Organic Chemistry is a substantial, yet...

7/31/2015 | 8 minute read

3 Tips to Prepare for Life After College College Prep

3 Tips to Prepare for Life After College

Arguably, the main purpose of college or university is to prepare yourself for a career. But sometimes undergraduates can stu...

7/31/2015 | 3 minute read

Take a Chance: Advice for Future Harvard Summer School Students Student Life

Take a Chance: Advice for Future Harvard Summer School Students

Guest post by Hanne Twedt Berli, 2013 and 2014 Summer School student.

7/31/2015 | 9 minute read

Helping Transform Healthcare in Kenya Academics

Helping Transform Healthcare in Kenya

Natalie Doyle attended the Harvard Summer Program in Kisumu, Kenya, in 2012 when she was a 21-year-old Harvard College studen...

7/31/2015 | 4 minute read

The 3 Lies of Harvard Student Life

The 3 Lies of Harvard

The John Harvard statue is a mainstay of Harvard Yard. Every day, students rub his toe on their way to class, hoping that it ...

7/31/2015 | 3 minute read

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