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Not Sure How to Spend Your Summer Break? We’ve Got You Covered

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As those summer months inch closer each day, it’s about time to get those June and July plans on lock! Don’t worry if jetting off to somewhere exotic or attending a music festival doesn’t quite fill up your agenda — there’s still plenty of time to flesh out your summer break itinerary, and we know the perfect way to do it!

Consider setting aside four or five weeks to make a positive academic move by devoting some time to getting ahead in your studies and future career, all while being surrounded by an empowering community of ambitious women with forward-thinking ideas. That vision is a reality when you attend a summer program at Wellesley, the number one ranked women’s college in the United States.

Whether you’re a native Bostonian looking for a cool “staycation” in the nearby ‘burbs or located elsewhere but hoping to branch out with new friends in a northeastern city, you’re bound to feel right at home with fellow students, faculty, and alumnae at Wellesley. Plus, you’ll be right on the lakeside campus with access to all facilities — including Wellesley’s Lake Waban, Fitness Center, Davis Museum, Botanical Gardens, and so much more. Not to mention, there’s two incredible programs in particular you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Contemporary Women’s Leadership – Hone your leadership skills and make the right steps toward becoming the powerful, confident woman you’re meant to be. Deriving from a liberal arts perspective, the five-week program encourages thinking critically and creatively, ultimately helping you develop key problem solving skills and gaining a deeper understanding of your role as a citizen of the world.
  • Summer Term – Enroll in engaging four-week, full-credit courses drawn from a sampling of courses taught during the academic year at Wellesley. Summer offers you the opportunity to finally take a class that piques your interest or challenges you without the added pressure of a full workload.

Click here to learn more about the amazing opportunities awaiting you at Wellesley College this summer, and read on for a sneak peak!

So, why should you attend a program this summer at one of the nation’s leading women’s colleges? Well, we can think of about 100 reasons, but here’s just a few:

You won’t think of it as more school. One Wellesley Summer provides courses that could explore topics like “The Selfie in American Life,” “Trailblazing Women,” and “Can We Have An Argument?” (yes, you can study that for full college credit), but you’ll also be in close proximity to major cities like Boston, Cambridge, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Courses are designed especially for women. With targeted topics that create stimulating discussions among women and challenge them beyond the classroom, this historic college has a legacy you can be a part of. Courses here offer students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley top scholars and professors in an intimate environment. Even if you attend another university, there’s several options to enroll and be embraced by a strong network of women.

You’ll make amazing friends that will feel more like sisters. As you bond through activities like going to the beach, barbecues, movie nights, checking out some of Boston’s cool things to do, watching fireworks, and hanging out on the stunningly gorgeous campus, get ready to make memories and connections to last a lifetime.

Summer’s fast-approaching! What are you waiting for? Apply for a Summer@Wellesley program today!

If you’re interested in Wellesley’s Contemporary Women’s Leadership Program, apply for Her Campus’s $1,500 ScholHERship, here!

Marisa Ross is a proud Gator alumna from the University of Florida's College of Journalism, where she had the privilege of working with the UFL chapter of Her Campus as a writer, blogger, and editor. Shortly after graduating in 2015, she spent some time abroad teaching English in Madrid, Spain, and voluteering with the press team for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Currently, Marisa resides in South Florida and is thrilled to be a part of Her Campus yet again, this time as the Branded Content Specialist for Integrating Marketing with the national team. In her free time, she stays active by training for races, playing volleyball, and doing anything outdoors or on the water. And if she's not daydreaming about her next travel itinerary, she's probably embarking on a cultural adventure to explore new cities, cuisines, and activities.
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Lexi Sheldon

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Lexi is Associate, Integrated Marketing at Her Campus Media. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2016 where she studied Journalism and Communication. Prior to joining the national team, Lexi was a contributor and social media editor for the Her Campus chapter at UMass Amherst. Her Digital Marketing internship at Elle Magazine inspired her to pursue a career in marketing. In her free time Lexi enjoys catching up on her favorite fashion blogs, running, reading and planning her next adventure.