In this program, students will gain an insider’s perspective on today’s fastest-growing industry: tech. We go through a mini coding Bootcamp, developing the groundwork for a skill that many employers are coming to value in the new age of computing and work. We also explore of careers in tech, interviewing and engaging with industry professionals at companies and start-ups to learn about their personal journeys and to discuss key issues in the tech and innovation world.
The course concludes with a hackathon, where students create their own website or solve a programming problem, presenting their final projects and solutions in front of classmates and industry professionals.
ScheduleCohort 1 – ET
Cohort 2 – ET
Monday – Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-2:30pm (Eastern Time)
Cohort 1 – CST
Cohort 2 – CST
Monday – Friday
7:30am-12pm (China Standard Time)
Frequently Asked Questions
This program has two cohorts.
Cohort 1: July 13th to 17th
Cohort 2: August 10th to August 14th.
ET sessions will be held Monday-Friday, with two daily sessions from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST.
CST sessions will be held Monday-Friday, with one daily session from 7:30 AM to 12 PM CST.
Sessions will be held on Zoom.
Students need a computer with a camera and microphone/speaker, and an internet connection with ample bandwidth to handle videoconferencing. Headphones are recommended.
This program is a combined total of 22.5 hours.
This includes access to all virtual sessions, program kit*, and educational materials.
*Program kit will only be shipped to addresses in the US.
The curriculum and activities are specifically designed for rising 9th – 12th graders.
Sessions will be recorded and available to participants during the course of the program only
For Cohort 1, students must register by July 5th, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST. For Cohort 1 CST, the deadline is July 5th, 2020, at 11:59 PM CST.
For Cohort 2, students must register by August 2nd, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST. For Cohort 2 CST, the deadline is August 2nd, 2020, at 11:59 PM CST.
If you are interested in registering after the deadline has passed, please contact us.
In order to take full advantage of the experiential education potential of a program like this, we’ll be asking you to go out into the world and complete some tasks and activities. These will range from talking to family members, doing short bouts of online research, or exploring your backyard in some cases. If you cannot complete an assignment for any reason, check with your Beyond Travel Program Leader.
All program fees are non-refundable. Please note that all programs are contingent on reaching a minimum number of participants. If this number is not reached, then you may shift your registration to another cohort, or receive a full refund. You will be notified if a program is not filled 7 days before the program start date.