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Via Vita Veritas Summer Programs

Boarding Summer, 2024

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Entrepreneurship Program

  • For ambitious and passionate middle and/or high school students who are willing to make an impact on communities
  • Alongside like-minded students
  • With world class masters
  • Intensive training for 3 weeks

Every year in the US, billions of dollars are invested in the research and development of new technologies that have the promise to improve people’s lives. However, only a small portion of these new technologies succeed in today’s market. Failures often occur because a technology fails to meet the demands of a successful market application. In this program, we will explore how new technologies become a viable and sustainable business in the area of clean and affordable energy.

Daily Schedule

Day 1

Arrival, check-in at the boarding school

Day 4

Visiting Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. In the evening, begin online courses from Harvard (leadership program) or MIT (Entrepreneurship program

Day 2

Heading to downtown Boston to explore the famous Freedom Trail. After lunch, take a duck boat tour to visit Boston's iconic landmarks

Day 5

Visit the top-ranked private high schools including Philips Academy Andover. In the evening, continue with online courses from Harvard  or MIT.

Day 3

Harvard and MIT campus tour by their perspective students. Followed by a Q&A session with a college admissions advisor

Day 6

Visiting Brown University and top art school Rhode Island School of Design. Explore famous attractions like the Newport Cliff Walk. In the evening, continue with online courses.

Day 7-16 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

8-9:00 AM:        Breakfast

9-9:30 AM:        Mindfulness Practice

9-10:00 AM:      Reflection of the Previous Day

10-12:00 PM:    Master Classes

12-1:00 PM:      Lunch

1-1:30 PM:       Classroom, Hallway, and Lobby Cleaning

1:30-3:30 PM:  Small Group Sessions Led by Mentors

3:30-4:30 PM:  Outdoor Activities

4:30-5:00 PM:  Free Time, Socializing, or Group Homework and Tasks

5-6:00 PM:       Dinner

Day 7: The summer school officially begins with an opening ceremony featuring guest speeches and a master class. Students from the Leadership Camp engage in group discussions on clean, sustainable, and renewable energy topics, while students from the Entrepreneurship Camp brainstorm ideas for the products or services they want to develop.

Day 10: On Saturday, we'll visit Boston Common for social surveys (Leadership Prog.) and market research (Entrepreneurship Prog.). After returning to school for dinner, there will be a fun dance night.

Day 12 - 15: In the Leadership Prog., students will learn how to craft persuasive arguments, practice public speaking, and develop debating skills. In the Entrepreneurship Camp, students will learn how to turn creative ideas into commercially viable products or services and create captivating presentations to impress potential investors.

Day 17: Expert judges will evaluate and witness the students' debates and presentations. The top three teams from both the Leadership Prog. and Entrepreneurship Prog. will be awarded prizes and certificates.

Day 8-9: In the Leadership Program, groups decide on their debate topics, form affirming and opposing sides, and begin learning how to design social survey questionnaires, ultimately completing the design of these questionnaires. In the Entrepreneurship Program, groups finalize their product or service ideas, learn how to design market research surveys, and complete the design of these surveys.

Day 11: Sunday brunch. Dorm room organization and chores; and fun activities

Day 16: The Leadership Prog. will finalize their debate preparations, while the Entrepreneurship Prog. will complete their product or service presentations. In the afternoon, students will change into formal attire and take a business and dining etiquette session, followed by a formal dinner.

Day 18: Departure and return to your home/country with airport transportation provided if needed.

Scenes from Summer

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