English Language Summer Camp USA

Boston (with a weekend trip to NYC)
Harvard Sq. and MIT

a large group of cogito students, taking part in our SAT summer program, pose for a picture in front of a university library

Every summer, Cogito World Education welcomes students from over 40 different countries to our English Language Summer Camp at Harvard Square and MIT.

Cogito Summer Program was voted by international students as the best English Language summer camp in the USA in 2018, 2019, and 2021. Our students live in beautiful dorms right in Harvard Sq. and enjoy the atmosphere of the university campus. We spend one weekend in New York City, too!

DATES LOCATION STUDENT AGE CLASSROOM COST 3 weeks, July 1st - 19th, 2023 Boston

(with a weekend trip to New York)

14-17 years old

12-18 students USD $4,995


Our summer campus is well known for having the best location in the U.s.

Right in the historic city of Boston, home to the world’s top universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Boston College.

See what our students say

What makes our English Language Summer Program #1 in the USA?

  Top teachers from the U.S. best universities: Harvard, Boston University, Columbia, MIT, Emerson

Our teachers are fun, engaging, and creative! They turn the learning process into an adventure. They frequently convert classrooms into a debate stage and bring fun activities, exercises, and technology.

Milena, student

“Our teacher, Jon, was the best teacher I have ever had!

We did amazing exercises where he had two people speak at the same time for example. I have never laughed so much in a classroom before. I wish to have such a teacher in my high school. I learned more in those 3 weeks than during an entire year of learning English in Poland!”

“Our teacher, Jon, was the best teacher I have ever had!

We did amazing exercises where he had two people speak at the same time for example. I have never laughed so much in a classroom before. I wish to have such a teacher in my high school. I learned more in those 3 weeks than during an entire year of learning English in Poland!”

  Excellent English language classes and workshops

We offer 15 hours per week of intensive English classes plus fun specialized language workshops that include:

  • Academic English – our classes prepare international students for TOEFL or IELTS tests and to succeed in American high school or university
  • Practical English – we engage students in constant conversation with Americans during restaurant visits, local events and joined games
  • Accent reduction – we invite acting coaches to help us work on different accents in a fun setting

On top of mastering general English throughout the program, we offer group projects twice a week that will help students develop specific vocabulary in the chosen area of interest:

  • Entrepreneurship: Students learn about business plans and sales strategies. This group will develop a vocabulary specific to the business English
  • Oxford Debate: Students learn how to defend their position and practice public speaking
  • Science and Robotics: Students learn basic coding and programming and embark on a research project. This group will focus on scientific and technological vocabulary
Students from all over the world

Our summer camps usually have between 70 – 80 students from 30 – 40 different countries. In the past our students came from:

USA, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Serbia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Russia, Hungary, Netherlands, Japan, Vietnam, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Sweden, Albania, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, RPA and many other countries.

Lectures and Workshops

Lectures by Harvard and MIT professors and researchers.

  • MIT – On AI, Erasing Bad Memories, Recent Technologies at Media Lab
  • MIT Koch Cancer Research Center – On Labs Run by Robot
  • NE Aquarium – Lecture by National Geographic photographer on climate change with a 3D movie
  • Workshops/visits to Boston’s top companies – In the past, we visited Microsoft, Google, and MIT Solar car.
Sightseeing and fun Activities
  • July 4th party and fireworks – we join the whole city of Boston to celebrate U.S. Independence Day
  • Weekend trip to New York – students cruise around the statue of liberty, visit Columbia University, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Madison Square Garden, and more
  • Boston City Tours
  • Soccer and Basketball games
  • Movie nights
  • Taste of Cambridge – this is a huge outdoor event where our students get to sample food from over 50 restaurants in Cambridge
  • Beach day

Our Campus

Our campus is located right at the heart of Harvard Sq. Students enjoy a safe and green environment within a few minutes from the center of Boston – one of the most historic, beautiful, and safest cities in the USA.

  • Dorm – Our campers live in university dorms with shared bathrooms (2 -3 per floor), common living rooms, laundry, washer and dryer machines, and outdoor sitting areas.
  • Rooms – Students share double rooms. All rooms come with beds, desks, sheets, and towels that are changed once a week.
  • Camp leaders – Our camp leaders are undergraduates or graduate students from Harvard, MIT, BU, and other famous schools. They lead all after-class activities and help assure student safety.
Vietnamese high school student holding maroon bag with Harvard logo on green campus lawn

What a day looks like for our students

What's included:

International health insurance (Up to 500,000 hospital cover; Doctor visit co pay 50 USD)

On campus accommodations: double room accommodation + bed linens and towel

15 hours of english instructions

Afternoon projects

Lectures by Harvard

Additional workshops

Classroom instruction

Sightseeing in Boston and tickets to schedule activities

Athletic activities: including soccer, swimming, volleyball, and basketball

2 meals a day: Breakfast and dinner (Lunch on their own)

4th of July Boston fireworks celebration

Weekend trip to NYC

Ground transportation services

What's not included:

Airfare tickets

Airport pickup


Personal expenses

At Cogito, student safety is a top priority. We implement the following rules to ensure that our students are healthy and safe at all times:

24-hour security in student dorms

1+ residential staff for every 10 students

Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol

10 pm weekday curfew (11 pm during weekends)

Honor code

How to apply to the ESL Summer English Program?

Complete the form online on the button “Register Now” below.


Schedule an interview via Zoom or Skype


Receive the invoice and pay the deposit ($1,000)


Receive acceptance letter and embassy letter


Schedule your visa appointment and after receiving the visa… you are ready!


Age 14-17 on the first day of the camp

Registration form

Copy of your passport

You are ready for your summer adventure!

* Cogito Summer English Language Program is not affiliated with Harvard University.