2019 Summer Academy

The 2019 PATH Summer Academy proved 3rd times the charm!


  • Students: 33 from all three colleges in the SDCCD
  • Majors: 1 Dance, 6 History, 1 Japanese Studies, 1 Music, 6 Literature/Writing, 3 Literatures in English, 1 Spanish Literature, 1 World Literature and Culture, 1 Study of Religion,  5 Philosophy, 3 Theatre, 4 Visual Arts
  • Mentors: 6 mentors, all former PATH students
  • Courses: MUS 150—Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora – taught by Professor David Borgo, LTCS 165—The Politics of Food – taught by Professor Stephanie Jed
  • Field Trips: Kayaking, Strauss Art Tour, Farm Tours, Dizzy’s Jazz Event
  • Workshops:  Library Tour, Career Center, SMART Goals, Transfer Year Experience, Digital Commons, CAPS, Panel workshop featuring campus representatives from Academic Internship Program, Academic Enrichment Programs, Teaching & Learning Commons, Study Abroad, Analytical Writing Program and Financial Aid
  • Activities: Scavenger Hunt, Game night, 2 Study Jam Sessions, Zine making, Stuart Art Collection Tour, Night at The La Jolla Playhouse, Coffee with a professor
  • Housing: Students stayed in the dorms in Revelle College
  • Schedule: July 1 – August 2, 2019. Classes held from 8-10:50am on Monday/Wednesday and 11-1:50pm on Tuesday/Thursday, with workshops held following classes on most Monday’s and Wednesdays. Friday was unscheduled free time for meeting with advisers, faculty and mentors.


Mentorship is an integral part of the PATH program. Mentors provide guidance to students transitioning from SDCCD to UC San Diego.

The mentors are comprised of former PATH Summer Academy participants, who are now current UC San Diego students. Their role is to provide support to students during the course of the program, act as a resource for information, and host optional social activities for the group.

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