Summer Programs

Experience Summer in New York City at Barnard

Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!

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SUMMER IN THE CITY

Students take two courses of their choice over the span of four weeks. As part of the program, students both participate in admissions and career workshops and explore New York through class trips and excursions.  

 

LIBERAL ARTS INTENSIVE

For one week, students take one course of their choice in the morning.  Afternoons are free for students to explore what the city has to offer!

 

ATHENA SUMMER INNOVATION INSTITUTE

In just 10 days, students learn how to turn an idea into a promising business or opportunity for social change.  Students attend class, workshops, and site visits to build their entrepreneurial skills and gain a better understanding of the start-up world. 

 

DANCE IN THE CITY

In this rigorous 11-day program, students explore dance from all angles.  From dance theory and history classes to technique classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension School, students have the opportunity to delve into the dance world from every perspective.  As part of the program, students have the opportunity to observe performances of some of the world's best and  perform their own work. 

 

YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Students delve into gender issues, social change, and leadership in this intensive 9-day program. Comprised of morning lectures and afternoon workshops, students develop a deeper understanding of leadership through a feminist lens.