Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Imagining and Managing Your Future
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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?
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Profile
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So Many Activities!!
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Pre-College Prom!
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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

Imagining and Managing Your Future

This July will be my third year teaching "Imagining and Managing Your Future." I am very excited to be once again in the classroom for two weeks with high school students from across the country. I am fortunate to have had a very enthusiastic and diverse group of students who are excited to be on our beautiful college[…]

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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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Profile

Hello, students and parents. I am Ursula Balent, program manager for the Pre-College Programs. I’m a Rochester native and currently live in Hilton, NY, along beautiful Lake Ontario. I have been at the University of Rochester since 1998, starting at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics as a graphic artist. In 2008, I moved to the[…]

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So Many Activities!!

Summer in Rochester is pretty awesome, but since there are so relatively few students on campus, it can be hard to find things to do sometimes. But being the awesome RA's that we are here in Hoeing, we were prepared. Every night we have a few different activities that the RA's run. It gives options[…]

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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

Recently I had the opportunity to interact with a youth leadership program at the University of Rochester. The program, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), is one of many great examples of early leadership opportunities across the United States. HOBY aims to provide youth with a unique leadership training experience through a combination of group programs[…]

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