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age icon 15-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

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This program offers a unique opportunity for students aged 15-18 to immerse themselves in the world of finance right in the heart of New York City. It invites students to explore the complexities of international financial markets, risk assessment, and economic strategies in the global business hub. With New York being a financial powerhouse, home to Wall Street and numerous esteemed financial institutions, participants will gain unparalleled exposure to the world’s largest financial markets and insights into global finance trends.

  • Set in the renowned Columbia University, this course blends theoretical knowledge with practical application, ensuring students are equipped to make informed financial decisions in various contexts.
  • It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of finance, from the inner workings of financial institutions to the intricacies of economic research.
  • Participants will engage in experiential learning and interact with industry experts, fostering a deep understanding of the practical impact of banking and finance on global economies.
  • Students will develop critical skills, confidence, and expertise, preparing them to excel in the financial world and contribute meaningfully to it.

It's an ideal program for young enthusiasts eager to delve into the dynamic landscape of banking and finance and make informed career choices in this multifaceted industry!

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Barnard College, Columbia University Accommodation

  • Situated in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, part of Columbia University.

  • Offers convenient access to New York City's iconic destinations.

  • Nestled between vibrant neighborhoods for immersive experiences.

  • Organized trips to industry hubs across the city.

  • Opportunities to experience NYC's renowned cuisine, culture, and history.

  • Comfortable and convenient base for city exploration.

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in New York City

  • Single or double rooms

  • Visits to leading industries

  • 20 project-based learning by subject experts per week

  • 20 hours of industry-focused visits per week

  • Real-world project workshops

  • Personalised career feedback

  • 1:1 Career Coaching

  • Day excursions to iconic NYC landmarks

  • Personal project / presentation

  • Post-programme learning


  • Ice-Breaker Games
  • Guest Speaker
  • Quiz Night
  • Game Show
  • Tennis/Football
  • Talent Show
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Dinner in Covent Garden
  • Graduation Party & Prizes


  • Accommodation is on-campus, enhancing the university experience.

  • Offers single or twin rooms with either shared or ensuite bathroom facilities.

  • On-site teams can cater to various medical and religious dietary needs. Participants should inform the program of any dietary or medical conditions well before the start date for appropriate arrangements.


  • Landmark Visits: Includes strolls through Central Park, Times Square, and panoramic views from the Empire State Building.
  • Cultural Experiences: Opportunities to visit renowned museums and attend an iconic Baseball game.
  • Historical Sites: Exploring historic locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and Top of the Rock.

Lesson Plan

  • 20 project-based learning by subject experts per week
  • 20 hours of industry-focused visits per week
  • Real-world project workshops
  • Personal project / presentation
  • Post-programme learning

Creative Banking and Finance Industry Workshops:

  • Partnered with a multinational financial services provider.
  • Financial literacy workshop covering personal finance, investment basics, and economic trends.
  • Insights into money management and financial markets understanding.

Workshop Topics:

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Finance.
  • Financial Technology (FinTech) Innovations.
  • Types of Banks and Their Roles.
  • Ethical Banking and Sustainability.

Industry Exposure:

  • Visits to a NYC banking workshop.
  • Tour of Wall Street and finance-related museums.

Experience Practical Projects

  • Hands-On Projects: Participate in immersive projects in your chosen field, gaining essential skills and knowledge.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with passionate students from around the globe in New York's vibrant summer programme.
  • Small Group Collaboration: Work closely in groups of about seven, guided by experts from diverse industries.
  • Expert Mentors: Learn from seasoned professionals offering expertise and insider perspectives.
  • Quality Instructors: Every educator is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their wisdom.
  • Learning Adventure: Our aim is to provide an unparalleled educational experience as a premier academic summer programme in New York.

Sample Modules and Discussions:

1) Introduction to Financial Markets & Economic Theories:

  • Focuses on fundamentals of financial markets, investment strategies, and global market trends.
  • Insights into key theories and research methods in banking and finance.

2) Practical Experiences:

  • Hands-on site visits to financial institutions and economic research centers in New York City.
  • Insight into investment strategies, risk management, and financial market trends.

3) Real World Project:

  • Construct an investment portfolio tailored to global market trends.
  • Analysis, discussion, and hands-on simulation for comprehensive investment strategy.

4) Professional Development:

  • Linking financial learning to career opportunities.
  • Guest speakers, forums, and workshops on financial analysis and investment strategy.
  • Personalized career advice and roadmap.

5) Financial Market Analysis:

  • Analyzing market trends, volatility, and factors influencing stock prices.
  • Deciphering market indicators for informed investment decisions.

6) Financial Literacy Workshop:

  • Multinational financial services host.
  • Personal finance, investment basics, and economic trends.

7) Ethical Dilemmas in Finance:

  • Focues on ethical challenges in finance.
  • Discussion on** e**thical debates, role of regulations, and corporate social responsibility.

8) Financial Technology (FinTech) Innovations:

  • Impact of digital transformation in banking and financial services.
  • Analysis on disruptive technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.

9) Types of Banks and Their Roles:

  • Roles of different bank types like retail, investment, and central banks.
  • Banks' influence on economic stability and monetary policy.

10) Ethical Banking and Sustainability:

  • Study on responsible banking, social, and environmental considerations.
  • Insight into green finance and sustainable banking practices.

Sample Tutors

Su Min L:

  • Teaching Fellow at the University of Cambridge

  • Awarded a MPhil and BA from Cambridge in Economics

  • Teaches microeconomics and primarily its applications in the real world, as well as political economics (how politics and economics interact).

  • Focuses on political economics and seeks to ask the general question about how political manoeuvres, particularly winning elections, influences economic policy, for better and for worse.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers:

  • Abi Oyepitan - Former Olympian: A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Dr Lynda Shaw - Neuroscientist & entrepreneur: A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success

  • Dr Nigel Warburton - Philosopher, author & journalist: How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?​​


  • Airport Transfer Fee: £95 each way


  • No Academic Requirements: No specific academic prerequisites for attending the programme.

  • English Proficiency Suggestion: Recommended to have at least an upper-intermediate (B2) level of English for managing the challenging syllabus.

Tutors are informed of participants’ educational backgrounds and will consider this during the academic sessions. All subjects and programmes are taught at a level that is appropriate for participants.

Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $7,520

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