BEST PARENTS

HomeAboutContact
HomeAboutSwiss Boarding SchoolsCourses: Medicine Summer CampsCourses: All CoursesCourses: OutdoorCourses: Le RoseyCourses: OnlineCourses: USACourses: UKCourses: SwitzerlandCourses: AcademicCourses: English Language Courses: Winter Break Courses: SportsContact

Summer Pre College Political Science at Yale University

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 14-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks

This camp at Yale University is the perfect gateway to Political Science for 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years olds.

Political Science at Yale University

The program focuses on a bottom-up approach to political science by exploring a variety of forms of political participation for students, local and state politics, as well as the role of the federal government.

Course Overview

Political Science is a multi-faceted field at the intersection of government, politics, economics, history and ethics. Students will explore a variety of exciting questions including, ”what makes someone an effective political leader?”, “How does our existing system of government create pathways for change?” and “how can I get involved in issues I care about?” The program focuses on a bottom-up approach to political science by exploring a variety of forms of political participation for students, local and state politics, as well as the role of the federal government. Students will participate in a mock Senate debate, where they step into the shoes of a current, sitting US senator, write a bill and bring it back to the group to debate in committee and the floor of the senate.

Program Highlights

  • Learn the fundamentals of Political Science as you explore the American legal system, dive into issues and dilemmas that are relevant today, and learn to explain political trends.
  • Explore present-day issues such as public policy, human rights, and governance structures.
  • Discover the impact social media has on political campaigns and movements.

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

Hands-On Learning

  • Possible excursions include visits to Government institutions, meeting with interest group leaders and political campaign experts.

Program Options

  • **Residential: **Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, Academic Course, weekend excursions; Excludes: optional airport pickup/drop off service (available for an additional fee)
  • Extended Day Course : Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions; Excludes: lodging, breakfast
  • **Day Course: **Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday; Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions

Excursions at Yale University

  • Yale Campus Tour
  • New York City Day Trip
  • Ropes Challenge Course
  • Six Flags Adventure Excursion

Activities & Trips

Top: Since we are based in the heart of New England with access to the premier facilities offered by Yale University, this program will combine time in the classroom with visits around the New Haven area. Students will have the chance to experience interesting tourist and academic-related locations to help broaden their experience and expose them to one of the most exciting areas of the East Coast. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

New York City

  • Students will venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights of this thriving metropolis including Central Park, Top of the Rock, and Grand Central Station. There will also be some time for souvenir shopping.

New Haven, Connecticut

  • While best known for Yale University, the city of New Haven has a bustling pedestrian life too with its numerous shops, cafes and top-rated restaurants. Some favorite restaurants are Yorkside Restaurant, Ashley's Ice Cream, and Shake Shack. There are also world-class museums available to students, such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

Six Flags New England

  • Six Flags New England has over 100 rides, shows, attractions and is home to New England’s largest water park, Hurricane Harbor.

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything New England offers, each academic program may take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Previous visits have included: Yale New Haven Emergency Department, Supreme Court, Henry C. Lee Institute, Boost Oxygen, and more.

Yale University

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of Yale University

Campus Overview

  • Venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights: Central Park, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue for shopping.
  • Have fun at Six Flags New England with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions.
  • Explore the Yale campus with access to two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful lawns to relax.

Accommodation

Just like a college student at Yale, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, and a closet. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges are not air-conditioned. Even though you’re away from home, your Resident Advisor (RA) lives just down the hall and is there for anything you might need, and to ensure your safety and security. In addition, RAs create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Yale. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

During your Summer Springboard program at Yale, you will live in a residential college on campus. All residential colleges have 24-hour security and use electronic key cards to enter gates and entryways. Yale Police and Security is available 24 hours a day and actively monitor the campus.

Facilities

Yale is organized into 12 separate residential colleges around an internal courtyard with multiple entryways. The entryway defines local “neighborhoods” within each college, offering students a sense of security and community. Our high school summer program at Yale has its own dedicated entryway. There is wireless internet throughout campus and coin operated laundry facilities are within the dorms.

Dining

Meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from the dormitory where we live. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in the New Haven neighborhood.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Full Board6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00
299 Fremont St, 2110, San Francisco, USA