University Preparation Summer Program

Boston (Harvard Sq. and MIT)

with a weekend trip to New York City!

Cogito’s SAT Summer Camp is a residential academic program designed to prepare international high school students for admission to top American universities.

Our 3.5-week program finds its home at Harvard Sq. and MIT campuses in Boston, with a weekend trip to New York City. Cogito World Education brings together students from over 40 countries and the USA for this amazing summer adventure!

DATES LOCATION STUDENT AGE CLASSROOM SIZE COST 3.5 weeks, June 30th - July 23rd, 2024 Boston

(with a weekend trip to New York)

14-17 years old


12-18 students USD $5,995


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

Located in the heart of Boston, home to the world’s top universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Boston College.

See what our students say

What makes us the #1 SAT Summer Camp in the USA?

SAT Classes

The secret to the SAT test is that the more you study, the more you take it, and the more you understand the exam itself, the better you’ll become (since the time is limited).

  • Students attend SAT classes 5 days a week alternating between critical reading and writing and math sections.
  • In the evening there are 1-2 hours of supervised homework hours with their camp leaders. We administer two diagnostic SAT tests during the program
  • Every week our students review the test-taking techniques to help them effectively manage their time and improve their scores
a group of students in a lecture hall prepare to take the SAT Test, an american exam for college acceptance
College Essay Labs

Our famous writing mornings with blackbird donuts! The college essay is an increasingly important part of the college application. On Saturday mornings, our campers participate in fun and engaging essay writing exercises in a laid-back setting at the Harvard Student Center.

  • Brainstorm ideas for a great college essay
  • Learn how to write an essay that showcases student’s personality and what they will bring to campus
  • Write essays that capture attention and entertain admission officers
Four students sit at a table, studying and preparing for the SAT and ACT tests using cogito's resources to help
  • Instructors: Our instructors are graduates from top US universities: Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and more. They have aced the tests themselves and are accomplished individuals.
  • Lectures and Workshops: We take advantage of having access to the world-famous researchers and faculty and organize amazing workshops that show our students that the world is really a fascinating place!
one of our instructors for the SAT Summer Camp shows a cogito student an intriguing piece of new technology
Individual Social Impact Projects

Cogito pairs students with Boston start-ups, research labs, and instructors to work on a project according to student interests. Every project addresses a different global challenge.

Students choose projects according to their specific interests in different areas such as art, architecture, music, technology, computer science, math, biomedical sciences, entrepreneurship and business, robotics, and more. At the end of the program, students give final presentations.

cogito students, as part of the SAT Summer Camp, presenting their research project to their camp-mates
Investing and Stock Market Club:

Learning and understanding responsible investing, stock market, personal finances, and cryptocurrencies.

University Campus Visits

Students attend admission info sessions and tour campuses of some of best schools in the US: Brown University, Harvard University, Boston College, MIT, Tufts University, and Boston University, UMASS Boston, Columbia University.

a group of cogito students pose for a group picture in front of the Columbia University academic library
Sightseeing and fun Activities

We study hard but also enjoy the summer and participate in many fun activities.
Here are some of the fun activities our students love:

  • 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 – we compete against other teams and camps.
  • 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.

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

SAT Classes

Individual social impact projects

Lectures and workshops

Campus visits

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 SAT summer camp, 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)

How to apply to SAT & College Prep Summer 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 the visa appointment and receive your visa


Current high school student entering years 10-12

Age 14-17 on the first day of the camp

English proficiency: TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or interview

500-word essay about you and your interests

High school cumulative GPA at least 3.0 out of 4

You are ready for your summer adventure!

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

*We reserve the right to make last minute changes to schedule, activities or dorms and classroom locations due to weather condition, cancellations, classroom availability, building conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

*Nos reservamos el derecho de realizar cambios de última hora en el horario, las actividades o los dormitorios y la ubicación de las aulas debido a condiciones climáticas, cancelaciones, disponibilidad de aulas, condiciones del edificio u otros.

*Nós reservamos o direito de fazer alterações de última hora na programação, atividades ou dormitórios e locais de sala de aula devido a condições climáticas, cancelamentos, disponibilidade de sala de aula, condições estruturais ou outras circunstâncias imprevistas.

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