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Summer Programs

In addition to open-enrollment courses, Harvard Summer School's summer programs offer opportunities for high school students, nonnative English speakers, university students interested in study abroad, and those interested in Ukrainian language and culture. Some programs require application.

Study abroad

Choose from more than 20 study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Institute for English Language Programs

Learn English intensively during the day or in evening classes.

Secondary School Program

If you will graduate from high school in 2012, 2013, or 2014, you can experience college in our high school summer program. International high school students can gain skills through the high school English language program.

National Endowment for Humanities seminar for teachers

Professor Maria Tatar teaches Golden Compasses as Moral Compasses: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Fairy Tales and Fantasy, an NEH seminar that focuses on fantasy literature and the attraction of the genre to children and adults.

Ukrainian Summer Institute

Challenge yourself and study Ukrainian languages, history, politics, or literature.