Upward Bound provides a six-week residential experience to participants at CSU Monterey Bay. Students come to campus from mid-June through mid-July and enroll in college credit courses in subject areas such as math, history, science and art.
Upward Bound summer program participants also participate in extracurricular and enrichment activities, such as: high/low ropes course, an etiquette dinner, bike tour, kayaking in Monterey Bay, and a California University Tour.
Upon successful completion of the summer residential program and program courses, students are invited to take part in the California University Tour to select universities and colleges throughout the state. This experience allows students to see a variety of California university and college campuses, broadens their horizons of the college selection process, and gives students an insight to being a college student.
This trip prepares students for the next academic year and helps seniors to make choices about the universities and colleges they will be applying to. It also allows younger students to begin planning their educational journey and begin thinking about a potential university or college to attend.