The Harvard Bridge Program is an adult education and training program open to all benefits eligible Harvard University staff, research scholars and faculty as well as to the employees of most Harvard contractors working on our campus. The Bridge Program provides employees with the skills and confidence to excel in their current roles, meet their career goals, and prosper in their personal lives.
Classes meet on campus generally once or twice a week before, during and after work hours and on Saturdays for the fall and spring semesters, with abbreviated classes and specialized programs offered during the summer. The program meets the needs of learners at all levels.
Bridge Classes & Programs
Participants can select from a wide range of classes and services to meet their individual needs. Bridge students may also request one-on-one tutoring. You can see detailed descriptions of all of the Harvard Bridge Program classes.
The Bridge also offers specialty programs, including U.S. Citizenship preparation, High School preparation, career development and more. You can see detailed program descriptions at the links below:
- High School Preparation
- Computer Skills
- Career Development
- Academic Tutoring
- Citizenship Preparation
- ESOL Levels 1-4, including English, Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening (select the link to ESOL at the top)
- Advanced Pronunciation and Communications for Postdocs
Bridge participants may request one-on-one tutoring. Tutors help learners who cannot attend regularly scheduled Bridge Program classes or those who are in classes and could benefit from additional direct instruction in English as a Second Language, writing, computer skills or high school diploma preparation. At the college level, tutors are available to help with introductory writing classes only. Tutors are available on the Cambridge and Longwood campuses before and after work hours. Contact the Bridge Program to request a tutor or complete the Tutor Request Form.
Bridge Resource Center
Harvard employees may use the the Bridge Program Resource Center, located on the 3rd floor of 124 Mt. Auburn Street, as a place to study, complete academic assignments, conduct career research and job searches, and practice keyboarding and computer skills. The Center's computer lab also offers English vocabulary and pronunciation software and internet access. The Center's library includes textbooks, information on career exploration, tutoring techniques, college preparation and application, and test preparation. The Center's library, study space, and computers are available before, during and after typical work hours.