The ABC Residential Summer Bridge program at River Crossing campus housing at IU South Bend is designed to introduce you to the academic expectations of college and provide you with strategies and skills that will help you meet them. Through the use of specialized assessments, group activity, and guided self-introspection, you will have an opportunity to explore and better understand your interests, strengths, and challenges as a learner. You will expand your knowledge of the world of work and begin to identify your academic and career goals. The path will be one of self-discovery and commitment to success as you prepare not only to begin your associate degree studies at Ivy Tech, but also to begin to build the necessary foundation to transfer to IU South Bend for completion of your bachelor's degree.
Sunday evenings through Thursday afternoons, July 15-26, you will participate in day and evening activities with a group of like-minded individuals who will serve as part of your support and social network as you move from your freshmen and sophomore studies at Ivy Tech to your junior and senior studies at IU South Bend. You’ll also interact with faculty, academic advisers, career and financial aid counselors, members of the diverse and dedicated professional staff at IU South Bend and Ivy Tech, and a host of student peer mentors—all of whom are committed to helping you reach your goals.
AND—thanks to a grant from the Kresge Foundation—housing at IU South Bend, meals, and all materials and activities are free.