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We are proud of our privileged history as pioneers in running enriching summer programs for high school students. ASA was founded with the goal of facilitating global understanding through unique educational summer programs. Our name has changed, but our mission has stayed the same.

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Choose from a Spanish language or International Business curriculum at ESADE, Spain's #1 business school. Add our state-of-the-art dorm and unparalleled access to Europe's favorite summer destination to make for the perfect summer.

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An incredible opportunity to experience college life and enjoy access to Boston. Hear from our students:

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Language Immersion program director, Conil native and daughter in our inaugural homestay family program. Did someone say perfect fit?

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We are committed to making a Summerfuel summer possible for an accomplished and diverse group of students every year.

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Discover Oxford this summer. Choose from stimulating courses, a wide range of activities and be inspired by history and tradition that goes back a millennium. Sit back and enjoy our short film " A Day in the Life."

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Discover how social impact and the latest ideas in design thinking can shape your future. Cutting edge ideas and visits to the Stanford D School and Haas Center combine for a summer of impact.

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Get a jump on the college admissions process with College Admissions Edge. Our comprehensive college admissions program and expert counselors will maximize your chances of admission to the school of your choice. Choose from three outstanding campuses: Columbia, Tufts and UC-Berkeley and enjoy private visits to area colleges.

New this year, we are also offering a TOEFL prep course over Thanksgiving.

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Meet Quinn Lewis from Berkeley, CA. Quinn attended our Spanish homestay program in 2017. Quinn graduated from the Head Royce school this past June and just started at Harvard University. Her experience with Summerfuel in Spain was truly inspirational.

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Get a taste of college at UC-Berkeley and discover the bay area. A global program that attracts students from all over the world.

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Go beyond tourism and experience authentic Spanish immersion through homestay. Live in the untouched Andalusian paradise of Conil. Check out our recently released Spain video.

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An exclusive partnership with Christie's education gives you access to all the latest trends and happenings in the exciting world of contemporary art. All in the beating cultural heart of NYC.

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Summerfuel was voted top youth travel program by Go Abroad!

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Summer Programs for High School Students


Oxford University

Join the longest running Oxford high school summer program, which since 1984 has opened the doors to the world's most celebrated university. Learn from experienced Oxford professors, the best and brightest in their fields, and harness all Oxford has to offer to enrich the summer learning experience.

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Tufts University

The Pre-College Program at Tufts provides an immersive summer college experience. Summer courses are designed to reflect the strengths of the university and encourage hands-on participation.

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UC Berkeley

This immersive college program inspires students to engage intellectually and experience life at the nation's premier public research university, taking full advantage of the resources of the Bay Area.

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Barcelona | Spain

Summerfuel Barcelona is an immersive experience in one of Europe's most magical cities. Students improve their language skills, balancing seminars and activities to experience Barcelona in context.

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Andalusia | Spain

For 30 years, Summerfuel has developed relationships with homestay families in the town of Conil. Students gain confidence in Spanish and experience a culture that dates back to the 5th century.

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Nice | France

Nice is famous the world over as a center for art, culture, and cuisine. It is a perfect study abroad setting for high school students to gain an immersive French summer experience, as an insider rather than a tourist.

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ESADE Barcelona

Spend the summer in Barcelona, a cutting edge city with a unique cosmopolitan energy and style. Summerfuel offers our International Business program through an exclusive partnership with ESADE, Spain's top ranked business school. As home to many of Europe's most innovative brands, Barcelona is the ideal setting to explore an interest in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

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Stanford University

The Social Enterprise program immerses students in the innovative Bay Area start-up culture. Spend summer on the Stanford campus, learning the leadership skills required to become a socially conscious entrepreneur.

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Columbia University

Learn the leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills required to make an impact today's business world, all in one of the world's foremost financial centers, New York City.

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Tufts University

The CAE program supports students in every aspect of the college admissions process, from the reflection and discovery needed to craft a strong list of prospective colleges, to the skills needed to perform well on standardized tests.

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Columbia University

Our summer college prep program at Columbia includes SAT prep, essay writing coursework, individualized college counseling, instructive college admission workshops and guided college admission tours.

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UC Berkeley

Our summer college prep programs offer the same curriculum on three distinct campuses. At UC Berkeley, enjoy access to one of the world's renowned research institutions and visits to nearby universities.

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The NuVu innovation lab at MIT is a place where young students grow their spirit of innovation. They use curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas, design solutions and make their concepts come to life.

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Christie's New York

Through an exclusive partnership with Christie’s, our New York summer arts program takes you behind the scenes at the world’s preeminent auction house, with expert lectures and visits to galleries, private collections and museums.

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Summerfuel Venice is an immersive arts and cultural experience in the enchanting Italian city of Venice. Students come face-to-face with world-renowned works of art through this exclusive glimpse into the cutting-edge Venetian art world.

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