Welcome to TeenLife Boston! From this page, you can explore summer programs, community service opportunities, gap year options and more in the Greater Boston area. Programs listed on this page are intended for teens age 13 – 19, and cost, length and requirements may vary.
What does TeenLife Boston have to offer? Teens can spend their summer studying journalism at Boston University or researching cutting edge scientific data with the Boston Leadership Institute. They could serve their community by volunteering at the famous New England Aquarium or by serving at one of the many hospitals within the Great Boston area. Or, they could learn a new language after school, meet with a top-rated tutor, apply to a new school, and prepare for the college of their dreams. The possibilities are endless!
No matter what sort of opportunity parents or students are looking for, TeenLife Boston is here to help. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to narrow down your search and start exploring today!
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Each summer Harvard welcomes over 2,700 academically exceptional students who experience college life at Harvard. Students live in Harvard dorms, commute, or take online courses. In addition to Harvard courses, students engage in college prep activities, sports, dances, college visits and trips around Boston and New England...(more)
The Wall Street 101 Program offers an experiential learning opportunity for high school students interested in learning about stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities. We seek well-rounded individuals who have a passion for learning about the world of global finance and investing. Learn finance before you risk your capital. Find out more!..(more)
Take part in our award-winning summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) teen academic programs. Gifted students will engage in experimental research & take exciting field trips. Topics include Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, STEM Entrepreneurship, and more...(more)
Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks next summer, fully immersed in the college experience and earning college credit. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute, or take courses online, you’ll have the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds. ..(more)
A one-of-a-kind opportunity for any teen (age 15-19) looking to experience uninterrupted and genuine insight into their own life experience. Teens hang out and connect with their peers & mindfulness teachers in a welcoming, fun, and safe community!..(more)
Our Summer Day Camp and Evening Summer Band Classes are now open for registration. Plugged In combines music education, philanthropy, and diversity in a creative and collaborative environment where students prepare for a life of civic participation in an inclusive society. We inspire socio-emotional growth, music mastery, self-confidence, and a sense of community amongst all of our youth...(more)
The Harvard Pre-College Program is an immersive, collaborative, and transformative experience. Alongside peers from around the world, you’ll thrive in a dynamic and supportive academic environment. Test your intellect without the pressure of letter grades, live a balanced (college) life, and discover your passions...(more)
At Tufts, our Pre-College Programs offer ambitious high school students the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty and experience rigorous academics at a leading higher education institution. Our summer programs combine the academic rigor of a top 30 university with a vibrant community of inspired learners and an engaging virtual campus...(more)
Learn about Summer 2023 Pre-College opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our residential and online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world. Our programs feature faculty-led courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and the #1 campus dining in the U.S., as ranked by the Princeton Review...(more)
Boston University presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in journalism, photography or writing to expand their news reporting skills, experience college, and build their résumé: the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy...(more)
Designed for high school students who are curious about starting a career in architecture, interior design, landscape design, and more, The Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Early College Program helps you launch your future in studying design with leading professionals and peers from around the globe...(more)
Envision Your Good Life & Discover Your Great Work. Step away from the confusions of everyday life and hunker down on a 60-acre homestead peninsula in Maine. Our immersive programs allow you to live in intentional community with a cohort of 20 fellow students who are setting aside a season to explore what it means to live a good life. You'll complete experiential, college-level courses while being in nature, practicing mindfulness and learning to forage & garden...(more)
Are you in learning about STEM, but don’t know where to start? At Tufts Pre-College Programs, we have options! From our two-week intensives covering specific topics, to our six-week programs and courses, you'll gain exposure to STEM and continue to pursue your interests...(more)
At EXPLO, we believe learning should be engaging, lively, and fun. Our hands-on, interactive courses and electives get students up out of their seats and fully immersed in projects that spark their curiosity and maximize their imagination. We have courses + activities for every explorer: Sports and athletics Building and creating Arts and literature Philosophy and theory Group and individual activities ..(more)
EXPLO Pre-College (Grades 10, 11, 12): Trial Law + The American Court System (College Credits Available)Wellesley, Massachusetts
This concentration provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to explore the field of law by completing real-world projects created exclusively for EXPLO by the experts. Make your case in a mock trial with a sitting judge Hear from admissions experts about the various pathways for law school Engage in a dialogue on cases using the Socratic Seminar approach Watch a live judicial proceeding Earn college credit ..(more)
Identify and diagnose injured and diseased bodily structures and employ cutting-edge surgical techniques and biomedical engineering principles to design, prototype, and test solutions. (EXPLO Grades 10-12 Student Life at the Wellesley College Campus) ..(more)
Explore the anatomy and inner workings of the brain, learn about cutting edge treatments for mental illness, and use psychological theory to design, test, and run an experiment that investigates human behavior...(more)