Pre-College Online Academies

Presented and delivered by GLA's sister organization, Summer Springboard


Choose Your Own Online Adventure

Pre-College Programs. Two Options to Choose From.

We offer two pre-college online academies for college-bound teens through Summer Springboard.

Trying to figure out your college major? Check out the Pre-College Exploration Academy.

Already know your academic passion and want to dive in deeper? Consider registering for the Summer Immersion Academy.

All classes will be facilitated in real-time by expert instructors and be held via Zoom. Upon completion of the online academy, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Summer Springboard.

Global Leadership Adventures shares a founder with our sister organization, Summer Springboard. We’re both part of Terra Education, collaborate frequently, and share a goal of providing meaningful experiential and educational experiences for teens.

Pre-College Exploration Academy

Find Your Major.

The Pre-College Exploration Academy is a series of 4 interactive online workshops offered throughout the year with some of our top instructors from Harvard, MIT, Facebook, McKinsey, and other institutions.

This is a great option for students who want to explore different academic majors.

Program Details:

  • $795 tuition fee
  • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
  • For students completing grades 9-12

This academy meets for 4 sessions lasting 3 hours each. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.

Program Dates: 

October 17-18 & 24-25, 2020

January 23-24 & 30-31, 2021

April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021

June 12-13 & 19-20, 2021

June 14-June 17, 2021 

Here are the available tracks
and a select few of the distinguished instructors:

Medicine & Healthcare Track
Distinguished Instructors:
  • Emergency Medicine: Dr. Craig Kutz, UC San Diego

  • Psychology: Adam Morris, Harvard University

Business & Law Track
Distinguished Instructors:
  • Entrepreneurship: Dr. Michellana Jester, MIT

  • Law: George Muksian, Wesleyan University

Engineering & Innovation Track

Distinguished Instructors:

  • Engineering: Dr. Reza Alam, UC Berkeley

  • Computer Science: Dr. Sean Choi, Facebook

Interested in the Pre-College Exploration Academy?

Summer Immersion Academy

Dive Into Your Academic Interest.

The Summer Immersion Academy is a two week deep dive into one subject area. Discover your academic passions with a real-world professional, engage in interactive online learning, and learn about career paths for this major.

This online option is perfect for students who want to gain deeper insight into a specific major and career advice from experts in the field.

Program Details:

  • $1,495 tuition fee
  • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
  • For students completing grades 9-12

This two-week online academy meets daily for 3 hours. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.

Program Dates: 

Late June:

June 27-July 9, 2021

Early July:

July 11-July 23, 2021

Late July:

July 25-August 6, 2021

Check out our most popular courses below:

Emergency Medicine
Computer Science
Business & Entrepreneurship
Fundamentals of Engineering
Psychology & Neuroscience
Trial Law

Interested in the Summer Immersion Academy?