Goodbye Columbia!

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Last night students said goodbye to one another at our farewell meeting. Fortunately, there were Insomnia cookies for us to cope with the sadness of departure. We were truly glad to have such a great crew of students this session and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

Lights, Camera, Action!


Students were very lucky to be on campus to witness filming for Steven Spielberg’s new film about the Pentagon Papers titled, The Post. Using Low Library as the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the campus was abuzz with excitement as the cameras rolled!

Summerfuel Takes Yale by Storm

The crew had an incredible time today touring Yale and learning all about the over 300 year old institution. From the rare books collection to the residential dorms to the library, the students really got an incredible opportunity to experience the Ivy League school. Following the tour, many students checked out the bookstore, and will be representing Yale abroad!

The Life of a Columbia CAP student


After hard work put into their second SAT diagnostic test, students had the chance to relax for a moment and get a chance to enjoy some city views. While we are in the final week, many big things are still ahead– namely our trip to Yale today where students will have the opportunity to tour the beautiful Ivy League school.

Getting Ready for SAT!


While students had another opportunity to explore New York today, several got time in studying for their second SAT test. The life of a Summerfuel student certainly abides by the ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ philosophy! They have been working very hard on raising their scores from the first test and they will definitely be proud when they see their efforts pay off.

Summerfuel Takes NYC by Storm

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This Saturday, the students got the opportunity to explore the urban jungle- far and wide. From bites to midtown to shopping in Soho to views of One World Trade Center in FiDi, they certainly got a taste for what the city has to offer. And top of it all, they have quickly become pros of the subway– a feat that’s highly valued here in the Big Apple!

Never a Dull Sight

20257684_10213966347089820_1609163218_oNo matter where you’re standing on campus, its pretty easy to be in a state of awe at Columbia. En route to dinner this evening, students were able to catch this sight to cap another gorgeous day in Morningside Heights. As they have worked hard all week, tomorrow we will be off into the city all day for a nice change of pace!

Let’s Tour Manhattan and Sarah Lawrence College!

Our lucky Summerfuel students had the opportunity of touring both Manhattan and Sarah Lawrence College. In the midst of quaint and cozy suburban, Bronx, are two private and accomplished colleges. Manhattan College’s ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North number 15 and is known for its Division 1 sports. Sarah Lawrence College’s ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges is 59 and our Summerfuel-ers got to learn about Sarah Lawrence’s low student-to-faculty ratio and highly individualized course of study. Two beautiful campuses in one sunny New York day!