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Summer at Smith College Northampton, MA

Summer Pre-College Program at Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY Try college on before taking college on

Our “Summer Smithies” have the opportunity to take classes with our faculty, recently ranked as “the smartest faculty” in the country, and experience hands-on courses that will better prepare you for college academics. We don’t offer grades or credit, which allows you to explore, experiment, and remember why you love to learn! The courses are extremely rigorous, and the faculty will have the same expectations of you as they do of Smith students during the academic year. If you are looking for a program that will challenge you academically, allow you to meet like-minded students, and learn about college expectations while having a blast, Summer at Smith is for you. The Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a twenty-five year old program for young women interested in science. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a class of young women like yourself? Are you passionate about robotics and not afraid to show it? Wondering what your DNA looks like? Maybe homeopathic healing, or classifying meteorites gives you a charge? Well, SSEP enrolls 120 students just like you, each summer. Field Studies for Sustainable Futures is a program for the environmentally conscious. Students visit permaculture communities, food banks, organic farms and learn about how adopting sustainable living practices can change the trajectory of climate change. Plus, you get to eat lots of delicious, local food and make your own hand-churned ice cream. What could be better? Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History is a training ground for future women’s history buffs. This program explores 19th- and 20th- century women’s history topics, in Smith’s world-renowned archive, and the life and times of famous Smithies like Sylvia Plath, Gloria Steinem, Julia Child, and Nancy Reagan. This past summer, our students opened boxes that hadn’t been opened in 70 years! Young Women’s Writing Workshop is an exciting program that focuses on the following areas: poetry, creative fiction, and memoir, just to name a few. Participants work with published authors, lay the groundwork for a strong writing portfolio, and learn the steps involved in becoming a published writer. Students report they have never written so much, or so well! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying before the deadline is suggested. All applications are due May 1. For more information, please contact the director of non-degree programs, Sarah Craig: scraig@smith.edu or 413-585-2165. We hope to see you in July!

How can you anticipate what you haven’t yet experienced? Skidmore’s prestigious Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts has been preparing talented high school students for college success for more than forty years. High-achieving sophomores, juniors, and seniors from across the country and around the world travel to our Saratoga Springs campus each summer to take part in Skidmore’s five-week Pre-College Program. Students engage in college-level study in the liberal and studio arts amid a beautiful upstate New York campus setting.

Prepare for college success In Skidmore’s Pre-College Program, high school students earn college credit while studying alongside college students. They work with Skidmore’s nationally recognized faculty and visiting artists and enjoy access to the College’s state-of-the-art facilities


and resources. Do your interests range from math to studio art, anthropology to English, economics to religion? Skidmore’s unique curriculum allows students to take either two liberal arts courses, two studio art courses, or one of each. Choose a class in an area where your strengths lie, or delve into an unexplored subject to challenge your perceptions and discover new fields of knowledge. Live and learn at Skidmore At Skidmore, high school students can imagine their futures while living together, cultivating new friendships, and discovering the right balance between work and fun. A carefully selected and trained residential staff lives with Pre-College students in their own private residence hall. The residential life program, designed to support and complement academic and artistic endeavors, ensures that students’ social lives are every bit as exhilarating as their intellectual lives. Skidmore College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college known for outstanding academics, a rich co-curricular life, and its historic resort town setting. On Skidmore’s lively summer campus Pre-College students not only learn together with high school peers and college students, but they also have the chance to meet visiting students and participants from other programs as well. They are invited to take active part in the special workshops, visiting artist lectures, and gallery talks sponsored by Skidmore’s Summer Studio Art Program and the nightly readings by renowned writers of the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Skidmore’s summer campus hosts many other concerts, lectures, events, and weekend activities, and just steps away is Saratoga Springs’ dynamic cultural and arts scene. Find out for yourself why Skidmore Pre-College alumni describe the program as challenging, fun, enlightening, life-changing, mind-altering, motivational, experimental, adventurous , to name just a few . Come spend July with us and discover your future. Skidmore Pre-College Program, Saratoga Springs, New York. www.skidmore.edu/precollege



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