STEAM Program

Apply your knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
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STEAM Summer Program

Explore ideas, create electronic circuits and learn how to design and fabricate 2-D and 3-D laser cut objects in our Innovation Lab on campus. Create 3-D artwork, light fixtures, puzzles, architectural models, 3-D sculptures and more. At CATS Boston, the city of Boston will be an extension of your classroom. You will meet local artisans, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to enhance your learning. This program will inspire you to apply your knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

14 – 18

Course Length:
1 – 4 weeks

Average Class Size:

Start Dates:
7 July 2024
14 July 2024
21 July 2024
28 July 2024

Language Requirements:
Upper intermediate B2 level recommended

Tuition Fees:
$2,662 (per week)

Single en-suite bedroom
Meals included(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

STEAM Course Overview

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    Take part in lectures, workshops and lab-based lessons to experiment with ideas and materials to build your own devices and work towards a final presentation.
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    Enjoy a variety of onsite activities including sports, arts and team games. Our activities allow students to use the English they have learnt and make international friends.
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    Innovation Lab

    Practical workshops in our innovation lab are a key element of our STEAM course and will allow theory learnt to be put into practice.
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    Educational Visits

    These visits provide the perfect complement to lectures and workshops and provide a real-world perspective to our courses.
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    Excursions allow students to really get to know the USA. In Boston, students will find historic and cultural information through guided walking tours and visits to museums and other places of interest.
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    Awarded for the successful completion of the course.

Explore, Experiment, Build

Participants will take part in lectures, workshops and lab-based lessons, as well as visits to local places of relevant interest. The course focuses on the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths to a series of real-world problems.

The CATS Boston Innovation Lab allows our students to explore ideas, experiment with materials and build their own devices. The city of Boston and its environs will serve as an extension of the classroom through visits to Harvard, Marine Biological Laboratories and MIT Museum.

Through our STEAM Summer Program you will:

  • Learn how science, technology, engineering and math work in the real world.
  • Build teamwork and project management skills.
  • Learn how to build and program electronics and apply your knowledge by completing a
  • Wearable Technology project.
  • Learn how to use open-source technology to develop and practise coding skills.
  • Visit local STEM institutions.

Activities and Excursions

Students on this course will enjoy one full day excursion per week. Destinations may include Boston, Rhode Island and Canobie Lake Park. Evening activities are varied and fun and may include discos, talent shows and international evenings.

Sample Timetable

09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 22:00
SUNArrival at accommodation and induction from house parentsWelcome Evening & Ice Breaker Activities
MONLesson: Bridge IntroductionWorkshop: Bridge Building TimeTeam Building Exercises
TUESLesson: Bridge TestingLecture: Creative Problem SolvingStudents vs Staff Sports
WEDLesson: Logic - Puzzles/ Brain Teasers Marine Biological Laboratory American Culture Trivia Night
THURS Lesson: Creative problem solvingOcean documentary - Blue PlanetInternational Night
FRILesson: Logic puzzles/open discussions Harvard University Tour Disco Dance Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Canobie Lake Park Chill Out Evening including movies & games
09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 22:00
SUNOnsite Activities e.g. Team Building Games American Culture Evening
MONWorkshop: Projectile Motion Lab: Learn & BuildWorkshop: Projectile Motion Lab: Fire Welcome Evening & Ice Breaker Activities
TUESLesson: Logic puzzles/ Brain teasers MIT Tour & Free Time in Cambridge Team Building Exercises
WEDLesson: DIY electronics intro Lesson: DIY electronics build Fashion Show
THURS Lesson: DIY electronics build DIY electronics presentation 'Boston's Got Talent' Talent & Karaoke Show
FRINew England Aquarium Disco Dance Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Newport/ Rhode Island Chill Out Evening including movies & games

*This is a sample timetable and all elements are subject to change.

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