Happy New Year from Summerfuel!
As 2018 comes to a close, there is so much to reflect on and even more to look forward to. This past year took us around the globe, from New York City and Boston to Northern California, Spain, and England. From programs that have been running for decades to brand new ventures, we learned so many things in 2018.
We learned about Shakespeare’s England at our Pre-College Oxford program, how to create our own business at Stanford’s Social Enterprise program, and how to cook our own gazpacho in Spain. We discovered what kind of leaders we are at the Leadership & Innovation program at Columbia University, explored NYC’s galleries and museums at our inaugural Art Now program, and prepared for the SATs and college applications at our College Admissions Edge programs at Tufts and UC Berkeley.
As does every year, 2018 brought us new friendships from all corners of the world. Students hailed from Spain, Brazil, Russia, Lebanon, France, Turkey, Italy, Canada, England, United Arab Emirates, and across the United States. We got to meet people from all walks of life that we might not have ever encountered otherwise. We value these new friendships around the globe more than anything, and we will cherish them for years to come.
Our first year partnering with Christie’s in New York City to present the Art Now program was a wonderful success. Students got an exclusive inside look at the world of auction houses, private collections, galleries, museums, street art, and more. We are so excited to offer this unique program for a second time in summer 2019. Meanwhile, our longest running program, located at Oxford University, celebrated its 34th summer!
As 2019 is arriving we look forward to introducing two fantastic new programs: MIT Design Lab and Art in Venice, Italy. We look forward to creating even more new friendships around the world, broadening our horizons, encountering new ideas, and continuing to learn. In 2019, we will strive to fuel more summers, connect more people, and always work to be our best.
What are your goals for 2019?