Our 2020 programs at the University of Florida, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, and Lehigh University are canceled due to COVID-19. Please see “Campuses” above for other program locations.
BLUEPRINT PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER IMMERSION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
BLUEPRINT @ UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
University of Florida – Gainesville, FL 32611 | Open To High School Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
With an annual enrollment of nearly 50,000 students, the Sunshine State’s top university — and one of the largest in the nation — is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes, and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public universities. The individual is still prized in this institution of epic proportions, as illustrated by UF’s integration with the retirement community Oak Hammock, where students can work, complete health science internships in and find personal mentors. UF summer programs for high school students in Florida offer something for all types of interests.
In UF’s 108-year history, its varsity sports teams, known as the Florida Gators, have won some thirty-three national team championships, its athletes having claimed 267 individual national championships. Students and faculty alike show a contagious sense of community and spirit, which culminates during Homecoming Week in the student-run pep rally called the Gator Growl.
We want to help you decide on the perfect pre-college program for your student. Give us a call at 877-415-1111
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UF
(PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE)
Blueprint programs vary in cost based on location, but you receive the same high-quality programming no matter which campus you attend. Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at Blueprint! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee. Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at the University of Florida is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
UF’s designated airport is Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, FL. Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Pre-College Summer Immersion for high school students at UF offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Each of our courses offer an overview of the subject in a 101 style course, with an introduction to career options within the field. All courses vary by campus.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each students receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country.
- Instructors are handpicked for each program. No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
All students will take two College and Career Success (CCS) seminars each day. Additionally, week one students will choose two out of four major concentration courses to explore. Our two week students will dive deeper into the CCS curriculum and campus immersion, which will be enhanced with the Introduction to Electives course, where they will get a taste of various subjects that can be studied outside of their major.
2020 Blueprint UF Pre-College Summer Immersion Courses
BEHSCI101: Introduction to Behavioral Sciences (Week 1)
Behavioral Sciences are an area of study that examines our society’s laws, infrastructure, institutions and the impacts they have on human development and socialization. This course gives an overview of some key areas of study within the field. Students will examine the psychology of our social systems; explore how studying abroad can spark your interest in law, political science or public health, make the distinction between counseling, social work, and social/human services and other behavioral science related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Political Science
- Public Health
BUS101: Introduction to Business (Week 1)
For students interested in owning a business, managing a business or working within the business field, this course will be a comprehensive overview of the many different aspects of the business world. Through 5 business specialties, students will learn how to turn a bright idea into a business, look at social media and its role in business branding and marketing, working in Human Resources, managing athletes and other business related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Business Development
- Information Systems
- Sports Management
- Human Resources
ENG101: Introduction to Engineering (Week 1)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) was introduced by scientific administrators in 2001, and since then organizations and universities have been developing programs deeply rooted in the rigorous skills and educational foundation needed to pursue degrees and careers in these areas. However, a large number of students who may be interested in one of these areas, may still have questions about what they can actually pursue and how it can be applicable to their lives. This course is designed for those students. We will explore five of the most populars specialities within the field of engineering and dive into some projects that will give students an idea of how skills are applied such as: examining the concepts of building structures like bridges and tunnels, exploring medical technologies that help people with injuries and disabilities, rocket science and many other engineering related professions. Program areas of concentration are:
- Civil Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
MED101: Introduction to Medicine (Week 1)
The field of medicine and very broad field filled with a number of different specialties and levels of engagement. This course introduces students to some of the most highly sought professions within the field. Students will explore the various careers within the medical field, participate in basic medical skills and procedures, understand medical support professions and other healthcare related professions. Areas of concentration include:
- Allied Health Support
- Physical Therapy
GENSTUD101: General Studies/Intro to Electives (Week 2)
A significant number of courses that students must take in college are electives, or courses not directly related to their major. Currently, educators suggest that students take elective courses that will help them become more marketable in the workforce. We introduce some of the top chosen electives that will make any student’s resume pop:
- Personal Finance
- Public Speaking
- Business Writing
- Studying Abroad
- Civic/Global Leadership
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.