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COVID-19 Update: All 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online.

Spend Your Summer at Harvard.

Explore courses and programs at Harvard Summer School.

Join our vibrant, diverse community of motivated students and distinguished faculty as you satisfy your intellectual curiosity, make new friends from around the world, and explore the many facets of Harvard University.

Harvard Summer School is an academically rigorous experience for learners of all ages. Live on campus or study online. Join an international program or take one of our 400+ courses for college credit. Choose the summer experience that’s right for you.

  • Academics

    Taught by Harvard faculty and visiting experts, our programs offer a challenging, rewarding academic experience.

  • Community

    Study, socialize, and engage with a global community of students and peers.

  • Flexibility

    With so many options to choose from, you can create the summer experience that works for you.

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An Authentic Harvard Experience

Discover the energetic, enriching environment at Harvard Summer School. Share experiences with peers. Practice language skills with a native speaker. Engage in rigorous debate with instructors and peers. Explore Cambridge and Boston with new friends. Whether you live on campus, commute to class, or choose an online course, you’ll make the memories of a lifetime.

Explore Summer at Harvard
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The oldest academic summer program in the U.S., Harvard Summer School offers a unique opportunity for intellectual exploration and cultural enrichment through the remarkable resources of Harvard University.