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Bring your great idea to life this year at Junction!

Starting in 2017, Junction is now a seven-week Sunday program in July-August where self-driven high school students carry out an independent study project of their design, guided by an experienced mentor. At Junction, students will also learn about a wide variety of other less serious subjects through afternoon seminar classes.


Junction 2017 will run on Sundays: June 25 and July 16-August 20, from 10:00am - 4:30pm on the MIT campus. For a description of what a typical day at Junction looks like, see here. Before Junction, students will collaborate with their mentors via email, Skype and/or in person to begin planning out and researching their independent study project.

There will also be a Junction Fair on August 20th during which students will present their projects and independent work to parents, admins, and miscellaneous members of the MIT community. Students should plan to attend the showcase in its entirety to support their peers.

Program Logistics

Watch this space! The Junction student application has been closed since April 24th.

Junction 2017 will cost $600. This fee covers lunch every day of the program, as well as a materials budget for your independent project. We offer extensive need-based financial aid, and want to ensure that the cost does not deter anyone from participating. Financial aid applications will be sent to accepted students only.

Your Proposal

When applying to Junction, students will propose an original project to work on. Our carefully selected, diverse crew of Mentors will read student proposals and choose seven students they will take on to work with throughout the summer at Junction.

Never written a proposal before? Read our Junction application guide and check out our sample student proposals. Don't worry too much about the details of the proposal -- we just want to see what you would be interested in pursuing and your mentor will work with you to refine your ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions, see here.

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Last modified on May 17, 2017 at 07:37 p.m.