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2 weeks • July 2024
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Health & Biotechnology Summer Programme for High School Students in the Bay Area

Explore the intersection of healthcare and technology with the Immerse Education Health and Biotechnology Career Insights Programme. Embark on a STEM summer school that merges medical knowledge with technological prowess.

Whilst spending summer in San Francisco, discover cutting-edge advances, analyse genetics, and explore the potential of biotechnology in the heart of technological innovation.

Immerse Education’s Health and Biotechnology Programme in San Francisco caters to high school students aged 15-18. Covering a variety of topics that explore the fusion of healthcare and technology, this program will cover scientific principles, their practical applications, and the real-world influence of health tech and biotechnology.
 This is a science camp with an industry twist.



An Exceptional Health & Biotechnology Summer Course in San Francisco

The Immerse Education Health & Biotechnology programme explores innovative healthcare solutions, genomics, medical technology advancements, and the ethical considerations that underpin these domains.

The principal objective of this programme is to delve into the complex intersection of health and technology, unravelling the potential of medical innovations to reshape healthcare landscapes.

Participants will actively:

  1. Engage with biotech labs
  2. Explore health innovation centres, and immerse themselves in the multifaceted facets of health tech & biotechnology
  3. Develop critical skills needed to navigate and contribute to transformative advancements in healthcare throughout their future careers.

Through experiential learning and interactions with experts, participants will be well-equipped to drive meaningful change in the realm of health and biotechnology, ultimately shaping the future of healthcare innovation.

Industry Workshops

Engage in Health & Biotechnology Industry Workshops

San Francisco is home to hundreds of pioneering organisations in the field of biotechnology. A visit to a campus provides an exceptional opportunity for students to explore the realm of health tech and biotechnology, witnessing the intersection of science, innovation, and healthcare.

Engaging with scientists, researchers, and professionals, students can learn about drug discovery, genomics, and the impact of biotechnology on medical advancements.

In partnership with a biotechnology pioneer, we will offer biotech lab experience. Students can participate in hands-on activities related to genetic research, drug development, and biotech innovations. Interacting with scientists, in interactive science labs, participants gain firsthand knowledge of healthcare advancements.

Sample Workshop Activities

Special Speakers from previous summers

Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
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Our Alumni Says

I would describe the Immerse Academic Insights programme as intellectually stimulating, diverse, inspiring, motivating. I’ve definitely enjoyed meeting new people from all around the world, it has been amazing. I’ve loved studying something that I’m so passionate about, and being around like minded people and learning with them has been an incredible experience.

We’ve done dissections and other practicals such as suturing and gone through a lot of content that I wouldn’t have learned at school. I feel like the Immerse course is really preparing me for higher education by giving me insight into what being a university student might be like.

I looked at the essay competition and it seemed like an incredible opportunity, so I applied for the essay competition, got a partial scholarship, and here I am!

Sienna S
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Medicine (16-18)

Immerse™ Health & Biotechnology Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Career Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Theory & Research

    Theory & Research
    Embark on an introductory module that explores the exciting realm of healthcare innovations and biotechnological breakthroughs. You’ll delve into the scientific methods used at various stages of medical research as well as medical technology advancements, and ethical considerations in biotechnology. This module provides a foundational understanding of the research methods in health tech and biotechnology and how to use these insights to inform decision-making.
  • Module 2 - Practical Experience

    Practical Experience
    Exploring practical experiences in health tech and biotechnology across San Francisco provides a unique perspective on the intersection of healthcare and technology. Visits to biotech labs, health innovation centres, and medical research institutions will immerse you in the world of genomics, drug development, and wearable health technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to explore how technology is transforming the healthcare landscape.
  • Module 3 - Real-World Project

    Real-World Project
    Navigate the realm of healthcare innovation as you design a digital health solution for a specific medical need. By exploring genomics, technological advancements, and ethical considerations, you’ll conceptualise and present a health tech solution poised to transform healthcare delivery, focusing on your competitive advantage, user interface, and medical outcomes.
  • Module 4 - Professional Development

    Professional Development
    Linking academic study to groundbreaking healthcare solutions, this module reveals the gamut of career opportunities in health tech and biotechnology. Encompassing guest speakers, expert panels, and workshops covering medical innovations and ethical considerations, you’ll cultivate essential expertise ahead of the higher education study necessary to enter this industry. Personalized coaching sessions offer individualised guidance and a career roadmap, establishing ongoing value extending beyond your engagement with the Health Tech & Biotechnology Career Insights programme.
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Explore San Francisco with our Social and Cultural Programme

San Francisco Summer School Programme with Immerse Education offers an enriching and immersive educational experience in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Beyond classroom learning, students have the unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the bay area, San Francisco.

Visit famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39, or enjoy an iconic baseball game. These excursions not only provide students with a deeper understanding of the city’s history but also foster a sense of adventure and exploration, making the educational experience at enrolling in a San Francisco summer programme with Immerse, a truly unforgettable.


Pastoral care and safety

An accredited provider of academic short courses

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Pastoral Care

Meet Immerse's mentors and
college managers

  • Bob Hadfield M
    BA (Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachon), MSc (College of Europe, Universite Paris-Dauphine), PhD (Universite Paris-Dauphine)
  • Dylan, Cambridge
    Dylan has been both an Immerse Mentor and a College Manager twice! He's known for going the extra mile to make the Immerse experience exceptional.
  • Elaine
    Hi There! My name is Elaine and I'm going to be a second year student at the University of Toronto. Im hoping to pursue my studies in psychology, biology and physiology.
  • Ian
    Ian is an Economics student at the University of Toronto in Canada where he is part of the interregional football/soccer team.
  • Freya
    Freya is a third year Medical student at St John's College, Oxford University. She is a keen runner and cyclist and has recently enjoyed taking up college rowing.
Pastoral Care
  • 7th – 20th July 2024

13 nights accommodation in San Francisco
Visits to leading industries
20 hours of project-based learning by subject experts per week
20 hours of industry-focused visits per week
Real-world project workshops
1:1 Career Coaching
Excursion days to iconic San Francisco iconic landmarks
Completion of personal project and certificate
Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach

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