The Threshold Program's Bridge Year allows students the opportunity to
further develop the skills they learned in the two-year program while
continuing to have the support of campus-based living and residential
Students take weekly classes and workshops about independent-living skills. By traveling and field trips, students have plenty of opportunity to explore neighborhoods. Topics include:
Students improve their job skills with support from a Vocational Advisor from Threshold's Career Services. Students:
This seminar-style course teaches students to understand, interpret, and analyze issues that are worldwide or national. Many of the issues are about human rights and/or politics. They involve people from different cultures and genders. Students:
At the end of each semester, students complete a research project.
Students begin preparing a realistic budget to live in an apartment. They work on finances and learn how to pay bills each month.
Students improve their skills related to cooking, shopping, and meal planning. They also learn to help their community by preparing a meal for a shelter or other community agency.
Bridge students participate in a weekly creative-arts elective at Threshold. Physical education is offered as a separate elective.
Majors and Curriculum
Faculty and Staff
Curriculum: First Year
Curriculum: Second Year
Business Services Major
Early Childhood Studies Major
Transition Year Academics
Bridge Year Academics
Residence and Student Life
Tuition and Fees
Threshold Alumni Support
Threshold in the News
Gainful Employment Information
Lesley Email and LOIS
800.999.1959, extension 8182
Office of Admissions/Threshold ProgramLesley University29 Everett StreetCambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790
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