NITEO Summer

Climbing a rock wall

NITEO Summer is a ten-week (June-August) series of classes offered at Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation on the Boston University campus. NITEO Summer is different from the full fall or spring semester wherein students are invited to enroll in any or all of the classes offered, and the classes are free. Learn more about applying to NITEO Summer.

Classes that have been offered in the past include:

Ideas Worth Discussing: A series of student-led discussions about current events and topics of interest. Students practice communication and leadership skills through discussion participation and facilitation.

Open Studio: Students practice wellness strategies and interpersonal communication skills through engagement in expressive arts including music production, painting, and photography.

Anything Goes Cardio: Students engage in various cardiovascular and body strengthening exercises outdoors (e.g. kayaking the Charles River, biking in Boston) and at the Fitness and Recreation Center at Boston University.

Advanced Academic Seminar: Through a series of intensive workshops and completion of an on-line college course, students apply and develop their academic skills and executive functioning.

My Boston: A series of student-selected excursions throughout the Boston area to various museums, parks, and events.

Book Club/Writing Seminar: Discuss student-selected books and short stories, and write expository essays on a topic or theme related to the book.




The Services Division at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is an inspiring educational environment where persons who have had behavioral health experiences find hope, become empowered by actualizing their dreams through setting goals to live, learn, work and live well in their chosen communities. Participants are “students” who work with faculty and “Coaches” who help them achieve their goals successfully and with satisfaction. Students gain knowledge, skills and supports to live their lives fully. The Center does not provide medical treatment: We do not prescribe or deliver medications or therapy.