5 Exciting Things About Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island (BELL: RI)

BELL: RI’s location in western Rhode Island offers acres of scenic terrain to explore, loads of outdoor activities to take part in and plenty of location-based learning opportunities. Here, Program Director Jane Diener details a few of the exciting experiences BELL: RI students can look forward to this summer. Location This summer, BELL: RI students will study…

Summer@Brown Alums Create Award-Winning Film

A film created by three Summer@Brown students last summer was awarded “Best Fiction Film” at a recent New Jersey film festival.    “Solitaire” was the brainchild of Colmcille Donston, Marcos Larancuent and Joo Yup Ham, who made the film as their final project in Edrex Fontanilla’s “Digital Video Production” course. The three submitted the film to…

Pre-College alumni share wisdom for summer on campus

Summer@Brown will soon be here. To help get new students ready for the adventure that lies ahead, we asked a few former students for some helpful (and fun!) advice to pass along. Here are their responses. What’s one piece of advice you have for new Summer@Brown students? “Be prepared to tackle challenging questions. Regardless of…

7 Exciting Ways to Spend Your Free Time at Summer@Brown

Summer@Brown is all about learning, but it doesn’t all happen in the classroom. Whether you’re looking to learn more about college life, sharpen a skill, play a sport or just get off campus for a bit, there’s plenty to do outside of class time as well. To get you thinking more about how you’re going…

Summer@Brown Instructor: Philosopher Bernard Reginster

Course instructors are a vital part of the Summer@Brown experience. Many are on the faculty at Brown University and all come to Summer@Brown with a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and knowledge that they are eager to impart on Summer@Brown students. In this Snapshot series, we’ll check in with an instructor to find out more about how they approach teaching at Summer@Brown and what students can expect to take away from their class.

9 Awesome Things You Could Be Doing This Summer

With nearly three months of school-free time over the summer, the possibilities of how to spend your days are seemingly endless. You could tap into your sense of adventure by trying a new activity or traveling abroad, exercise your scholarly side by exploring a topic you’ve always been interested in, or work your social networking…

Q and A with new BELL Programs Director Jane Diener

This summer’s addition of the Florida Keys and a new Rhode Island site aren’t the only things that are new about the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL). Director Jane Diener joined BELL this fall, fresh from earning her PhD in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia and bringing with her with a wealth of…

5 Reasons a Location-Based Program May Be Right for You

If you’re considering one of Brown’s Pre-College summer programs, there are several on-campus options. But if learning with an international twist is more your speed, Brown also offers location-based programs in Rome, Italy, Segovia, Spain, and Monteverde, Costa Rica. Not sure if an immersive, location-based experience is right for you? Here are five reasons one…

5 Questions: Brown Leadership Institute

The ability to bring positive change to your community, no matter how big or small, is an invaluable skill in any setting: college, career and beyond. The Brown Leadership Institute, which takes place over three two-week sessions this summer, prepares students to do exactly that. The program consists of three foundational elements: academic content, leadership development…

4 things to know about BELL: Florida Keys

The Brown Environmental Leadership Lab takes students out of the classroom, learning about the environment, ecology, and leadership in one of three locations: Alaska, the Florida Keys, and Rhode Island. Students will learn first-hand about the environmental challenges facing these communities and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create positive change. All three BELL locations…