Author - Ursula Balent

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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!
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The Art of a Short Film
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There is Nothing More Rewarding Than a Trip Abroad
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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!
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Works from Computer Graphics Summer Pre-College Class
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6 Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program
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Join Us for an Experience You Will Never Forget!
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Let Me Tell You About Samoa
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Apply for the Malawi Immersion Summer Seminar by March 1
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Are You Ready for Next Summer?

Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!

Today's guest blog post is by Jaclyn Capita, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. She attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs four years in a row, participating in the Rochester Scholars (2010, 2011, 2012) and Mini Med School (2013). I have been participating in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs since I was a freshman and I have[…]

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The Art of a Short Film

Written by Tara Najd Ahmadi, instructor of the three-week intensive The Art of a Short Film program. The deadline to register for this course is April 1, 2014. Register today! My interest in the world of film and animation is tied in to images of the Eastern European animator Jan Svankmajer, who is mostly known in[…]

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There is Nothing More Rewarding Than a Trip Abroad

Today's guest blog post is by Nate Merrell, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. He attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs two years in a row, participating in the study abroad programs in Malawi (2012) and Samoa (2013). Travel is one of the most important things anyone can ever do. Travel opens the eyes to[…]

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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!

Last summer, the University hosted over 300 high school students from 24 states and 10 countries for our Pre-College Programs. Participants took advantage of numerous academic options while experiencing college life on campus in our residence halls. We were excited to have so many join us for the launch of our new three-week intensive programs in[…]

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Works from Computer Graphics Summer Pre-College Class

These images were created by students taking the "Mastering Computer Graphics: Using Photoshop Like a Pro" course as part of Pre-College Programs. This summer, students learned the basic techniques of Photoshop, created slices, and eventually created a digital portfolio representing their own accomplishments and important features of themselves. Check them out below!

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6 Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program

Written by Emily Cihon Fehnel, Director of Campus Programs, Admissions Have you ever considered participating in a summer program at a college or university? Here are some reasons why you may want to consider signing up for one this summer.  Explore a new subject area. Most high schools don't offer courses in biomedical engineering, optics,[…]

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Join Us for an Experience You Will Never Forget!

Malawi Summer Immersion Seminar Written by Joe Lanning, Instructor I recently completed a program review for the college version of the Malawi Immersion Seminar. I had a pretty good idea of what I would find during the program review. However, I was a little surprised and overwhelmed by the interviews I did with our home-stay[…]

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Let Me Tell You About Samoa

Written by Jessica Hardin, Instructor, Samoa Immersion Summer Seminar   Samoa is recovering from cyclone Evan, or as we call it here, a hurricane. Although this has caused many hardships across the islands, students can expect to be learning about this recovery during the Samoa Immersion Summer Seminar. In general, students should expect to land[…]

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Apply for the Malawi Immersion Summer Seminar by March 1

Written by Joe Lanning, Instructor, Malawi Immersion Summer Seminar   Two things that are rare for high school students and shouldn't be: Courses in anthropology. Study abroad programs that are more than tours of a foreign country or short-term “volunteer” work. Why shouldn’t they be rare? Let’s let some high school students who recently participated[…]

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Are You Ready for Next Summer?

We are! The University of Rochester Pre-College Programs has launched its listing of classes for the summer of 2013. Following is a brief overview of our exciting offerings: • Rochester Scholars are non-credit classes for rising 9-12 grade students and are offered for one-, two-, and three-week sessions. Courses are reflective of areas of study available at[…]

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