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Ivy League Program
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"If you are looking to understand the exciting variety of undergraduate option available in the US, this program is the one for you.  Hands on practice for entrance exams, confidence training and practical paperwork knowledge will give you the edge needed to obtain admission to a top university.  Come and join us this summer to start your journey to your dream school!"

SAT/ACT preparation


The course will combine lessons, lectures, workshops and visits to enable students to thoroughly prepare thieir US College applications and aim for the Ivy League.  Lessons will develop each of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in the context of TOEFL exam.  Opportunities to develop knowledge of vocabulary and grammar will also be incorporated.  There will be a focus on the SAT exam and students will have the opportunity to analize typical questions and practice active listening and essay writing skills.  Lectures will cover areas to support students in choosing the correct university path including financial planning and scholarships.  Workshops are designed to help participants develop their confidence and personal skills and take a targeted approached to completing applications.  The program will also include visits to Harvard University and the Historic Freedom Trail.  


You will:

  • Learn the strategies needed to get competitive score TOEFL and SAT.
  • Practice your English language abilities to compete with native applicants to top US universities.
  • Learn how to optimize your application including resume bulding and essay writing skills.
  • Speak directly with university admissions counsellors.
  • Develop lifelong relationships with people from all over the world.
  • Learn about life at a university, and what it takes to be successful on campus.


One day full excursion per week in included.  Destinations may include Boston, New York and Six Flags Theme Park.  Evening activities are varied and fun and may include discos, talent shows and international evenings.

Timetable highlights

On the Ivy League Program, you will gain insight into what it takes to progress to a world-ranked university in the US.  You will prepare for SAT and ACT, the US university entrance exams, and enjoy visits to colleges in the Boston area such as MIT and Harvard giving you the ultimate Ivy League experience. 

Week 1

Day Time Activity
Monday  8:30-12:00 TOEFL speaking and writing
1:30-4:00 Freedom Trail and Quincy Market
Tuesday 8:30-12:00 TOEFL listening and reading
1:30-4:00 Choosing your path: your college/university and your test scores
Wednesday 8:30-12:00 TOEFL grammar and vocabulary
1:30-4:00 Harvard Tour and Natural History Museum
Thursday 8:30-12:00 TOEFL time and stress management
1:30-4:00 Study skills: Applying confidence and competence in academic environments
Friday 8:30-12:00 TOEFL practice test with tailored feedback
1:30 - 4:00 Newbury Street, Skywalk Observation, Copley Square
Saturday Full day of trips and excursions
Sunday Full day of trips and excursions


Week 2

Day Time Activity
Monday  8:30-12:00 SAT question analysis
1:30-4:00 Salem and Witch Museum
Tuesday 8:30-12:00 SAT reading analysis
1:30-4:30 Financial planning and scholarships 
College fair
Wednesday 8:30-12:00 SAT active reading
1:30-4:00 MIT tour and the Science Museum
Thursday 8:30-12:00 SAT essay skills
1:30-4:00 Essay and applications
Friday 8:30-12:00 SAT simulation and personalized study anaylsis
1:30 - 4:00 USS Constitution, North End and Bunker Hill
Saturday Full day of trips and excursions
Sunday Full day of trips and excursions


Quick facts

Age 14-18
Language level requirements TOEFL 70 or equivalent
Class size Maximum 16
Availability CATS Boston

*Timetables are subject to change. We reserve the right to change these schedules with out prior notice.

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