Blueprint | University of Georgia
WHY BLUEPRINT AT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
456 E Broad St – Athens, GA 30602 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
The birthplace of America’s public higher education, University of Georgia (commonly referred to as UGA or simply, “Georgia”) was founded in 1785 as the first state-chartered university. Though historic, Georgia has remained at the forefront of technological and academic advancement. The bustling campus and quaint, historic town UGA has as a backdrop, should make students’ experience with Blueprint Summer Programs here a memorable one. It’s a unique opportunity to explore a deeply historic segment of Southern culture combined with bold, progressive leaps toward an exciting future. And as home base, you’ll enjoy a picturesque campus boasting state-of-the-art facilities.
Looking for a bit of city life? An 1 1/2 hour drive away, you’ll find that Georgia’s highly diverse capital of five million-plus has paralleled UGA’s ascent. A cultural and economic hub, much of Atlanta is made up of migrants from both within and without the U.S. The city serves as the global headquarters for a slew of corporations, like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta and UPS. Hartsfield-Jackson is now the world’s busiest airport, and Hotlanta has even become a hive of film and TV production these days, with small-screen hits like “The Walking Dead” and “The Vampire Diaries” shot locally.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 8|
|Registration Now Open!|
|2-Week Program Dates: July 2 to July 15|
|Registration Open Now!|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UGA – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at University of Georgia 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.
UGA’s designated airport is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA. 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 Summer Programs at University of Georgia offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at UGA
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. You’ll explore a little of everything! Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
- Where You’ll Live | To Be Determined
- UGA’s Beautiful Campus
Georgia boasts one of the most exquisite campuses in the nation, a green, gorgeously landscaped oasis dotted with brick and marble buildings that contain rooms and lecture halls with state-of-the-art technology. The Quad provides an ideal spot to relax and people-watch, and dependable wi-fi is available all over. The renowned Georgia Museum of Art is located here as well as the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library, one of the best in the nation and home to the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and the Peabody Awards Collection. The peaceful Lake Herrick is also just a stone’s throw away.
- A Perfect Location | Athens, GA
Incorporated over 20 years after the college was established, Athens can best be described as the quintessential college town. Even so, the city can hold its own with abundant cultural and event offerings, a variety of restaurants and even a thriving nightlife. The centerpiece is a bustling downtown that stays active from morning to night, an essential stop for every visitor. More interested in staying on campus? Your options are endless! 615 acres. 400 buildings. 700 student organizations. Student activities nearly every day. You’ll be able to meet friends and explore new interests whenever you want. And with acres of rolling hills, gardens and nature, having a little peaceful time in nature is always doable. All about school pride? UGA is for you! The campus comes alive on game day with school spirit. Welcome to Bulldog Nation!
- Top-Notch Facilities
With a consistently updated campus, UGA is never behind in research technology. The $43-million-dollar Student Learning Center, conveniently positioned in the middle of campus, is one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kinds. Boasting 26 classrooms and 96 small study rooms, along with 500 public access computers, students looking for some quality study time will definitely find that here. Want a break from the cram sessions? With 5 dining rooms, 3 food courts, 9 a-la-carte cafes and a taco truck, you will never be short on delicious meals and snacks.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
To complement learning in the classroom, Blueprint’s advisers guide students on an exploration of the ATL as well, from shark-gazing in an aquarium and rafting the Chattahoochee to concerts in Piedmont Park and a ballgame at Turner Stadium. We aim to foster students’ confidence and curiosity as well as forge and strengthen their relationships with others, test their boundaries and add wrinkles to their brains, hopefully making memories they’ll always cherish.
- Optional Sunday Trip| Six Flags America
Ready for your hair to turn white? At Six Flags over Georgia, students can experience what it’s really like to fly, soaring 215 feet up on the Superman: Ride of Steel hypercoaster – and then a head-spinning plunge! The Batman ride provides a one-of-a-kind otherworldly adventure at break-neck speeds through the fabled Gotham City. And one can sit or stand on the giant, steel Georgia Scorcher and be begging for me at its finish.
- Road Trip Week 2 | To Be Determined
More info coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at University of Georgia
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature UGA Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- Explore Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field
- Sports and Gaming
- Reputation For Excellence
U.S. News and World Report names it one of America’s 25 top public universities. Also interested in a great value? UGA was ranked #3 in “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Southeast 2015″ And the long list of esteemed alumni include a 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, 25 state governors,
- Award Winning Faculty
- Outstanding Majors
Known for its academic prowess, University of Georgia has 17 academic schools and offers a wealth of undergrad courses, 170 majors and 90+ minors.
Some of the lesser-known majors include:
Agribusiness, Music Therapy, World Language Education, Fisheries & Wildlife, Horticulture, Arabic, Comparative Literature, and Entertainment & Media Studies.
- UGA At A Glance
Sports: NCAA Division I
Student Organizations: 700+
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.