Discover the Difference

Student and Parent Comments

Last summer, students attended from 43 states and over 60 countries. Here are just some of the comments we received from our 2013 students and parents...

  • “Summer Discovery is a great experience; you really learn how to be independent. I had so much fun and will never forget it!”ALEXANDRA VOTAWPotomac, Maryland
  • “I loved this program; it was so well organized!”LILY FRIEDMANSkillman, New Jersey
  • “Summer Discovery was not just a place to have fun but to learn things my high school doesn’t offer. I meet people from all over the world and had a great pre-college experience!”LEON YUANSan Francisco, California
  • “The most amazing 3 weeks of my life!” RUBY STEINBERGWestport, Connecticut
  • “By far the best summer ever!”ANA MARTINEZ Istanbul, Turkey
  • “I really enjoyed my classes, the teachers were amazing!”ROMAN ARNAIZERonquerolles, France
  • “Summer Discovery has helped me learn so much about myself. I am a stronger person after spending my summer with my SD family!”RACHEL WONGMillbrae, California
  • “This was the fastest three weeks of my life. I would do this program again in a heartbeat. I’m already gearing up for Summer Discovery next summer!”MADDIE LUBECKChicago, Illinois
  • “The program is very well run with a great and fun staff. I have learned more Chinese here in Shanghai than I did in an entire year at school.”JACK DUNKELMANGoshen, New York
  • “I really enjoyed every single day I spent here!”PRISCILA CASTILLOSao Paulo, Brazil
  • “Having the experience of spending a month in Florence was amazing. The city is beautiful and I had a great trip.”GIOVANNA AZEVEDORio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • “I had an amazing time here and the staff all contributed to it. I couldn’t be happier that I decided to come on this trip. There were many options and the freedom was great. Thank you for a great time!”ASTRIP PHILLIPSONPort Washington, New York
  • “I had a great experience meeting new people and getting familiar with college life.”JULIUS UTAMAJakarta, Indonesia
  • “Summer Discovery has been an amazing experience! I’ve met lots of amazing people from other countries. The residence hall was fantastic and the food was delicious!”MANUEL GONZALES-GORDON Jerez De La Frontera (Cadiz), Spain
  • “Summer Discovery is an excellent program if you want to broaden your horizons in one of the most renowned universities in the world.”MICHAEL SPELFOGELRockville Center, New York
  • “I’m really happy with the program. Everything is really well organized and you have chance to take part in any number of activities and try new things.” SARA VILLASANTEBilbao, Spain
  • “This was a great program, the wide variety of activities made this summer so much fun.”MATTHEW FENSTERSTOCKRye, New York
  • “It was an amazing experience. I made lots of lasting friendships with people from all around the world and got to experience the amazing town of Cambridge.”CRYSTAL RAZAVIIrvine, California
  • “The hotel was great. I also loved Lorenzo di’Medici.”PHOEBE HERSHTenafly, New Jersey
  • “Being on my own in England has forced me to grow in ways I never could have imagined. I’ll never forget the places I saw and the people I met. Thanks for an amazing summer!”SYDNEY HOFFBriarcliff Manor, New York
  • “I am so surprised by how friendly and close everyone has gotten this summer. The program really encourages these wonderful interactions.” SELA GARZALafayette, California
  • “Thanks to this program, I have matured in a way that I would not have anywhere else. I gained insight into a culture that I never could have imagined.”JASON KWANSaddle River, New Jersey
  • “Summer Discovery will always have a major impact on the rest of my life: the classes, friends, and awesome trips will always be remembered!” RACHEL PORTNOYMarlboro, New Jersey
  • “Spending four weeks in China was truly an eye opening experience.”PETER FORDYCEGreenwich, Connecticut
  • “Summer Discovery helped me grow as a person and become more familiar with different cultures.”JORDAN WIESENVentnor, New Jersey
  • “The freedom that I was given made me feel like an adult.”LEE CHOCKHempstead, New Hampshire
  • “Great pre-college experience with great activities, and I made a lot of friends.”MILLER GORNYNew Providence, New Jersey
  • “I really appreciate all of the positive experiences I’ve had over the 3 weeks, especially the friendships.”MARIA HERNANDEZSan Juan, Puerto Rico
  • “I was impressed with the balance between free time and work.”MAX GOULDGreenwich, Connecticut
  • “The program was fun, exciting and educational. I learned so much about college and the admissions process.”ELIZABETH GALLAYHouston, Texas
  • “I loved it! The food was amazing and Florence was beautiful!” KATIE LATTANZIO Purchase New York
  • "I really enjoyed the program! Classes were fun and I will never forget this experience." ALEJANDRO DUARTEHarbor City, California
  • “This trip was a phenomenal experience. It felt amazing to be able to fully immerse myself in Spanish language and culture. I learned much more that I expected I would. This trip was like to no other – I had an amazing time!” JENNIFER GRANTNew York, New York
  • “This program was amazing in every way!”WILL FERGUSONNew Canaan, Connecticut
  • “The summer was amazing! One of the best summer experiences ever. I met so many fantastic people and participated in so many activities.” ALBERTO ATALLAHSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • “I really enjoyed the program. I loved how there were so many activities to choose from”SYDNEY BOBBHouston, Texas
  • “Spain was a fantastic experience and being immersed in the Spanish culture helped my learning immensely.”ALEXIS NUNESSeattle, Washington
  • “Despite all of the fun, Summer Discovery helped me with time management and people skills. I didn’t cry because it was over, I smiled because it happened – Dr. Seuss”CIERA DANTZLERChicago, Illinois
  • “I loved this program! I met some of the most amazing people this summer, including the staff. The activities were great and the opportunities were greater. This program will stay with me for the rest of my life. This was not a camp, this was a family”RYANE DAVISUpper Saddle River, New Jersey
  • “I absolutely loved Summer Discovery at Georgetown! I liked the diversity and activities. I also enjoyed the balance between classes and fun!”MARIA ESTRADA Inglewood, California
  • “Summer Discovery helped me a great deal in finding new friends and learning to be more out going. It was an awesome experience. Thank you!”ALEXIS GORDONRye Brook, New York
  • "I really like the program. I met many new and exciting people and also got a taste of college life." JAVIER GUERREROFillmore, California
  • “It’s amazing how one month can positively change you life.”AKASH GULATIDix Hills, New York
  • “The program was a fantastic experience. The academic program itself was great, and the busy social atmosphere was a lot of fun.”NEIL SHANKAREagleville, Pennsylvania
  • “I think the program provided a good opportunity for us to experience life in the dorm. It gave me a college feel and I learned a lot from the Biomedical Academy.” CHARLIE NELSONNew Albany, Ohio
  • “I enjoyed the program because it had lots of fun activities. There were a huge variety which motivated me to sign-up.”PRAKHAR LUNIABangkok, Thailand
  • “I had a great experience. At first, I was nervous but, within a few days, it felt like home.”JULIA MENDELSOHNNew York, New York
  • "It was a truly incredible experience. I appreciate the amount of freedom the program gives us because it helped me learn how to be responsible and because it helped me realize new things about myself."EMILY LANDISAlameda, California
  • “I made so many great new friends and had a summer that I will never forget.”SEVGINAZ KIROGLUMiami, Florida
  • “This program is a great way to experience new things. You get to enjoy free time as well as learn about culture, language, and lifestyle.”NATALIE CHEVALIERScarsdale, New York
  • “My resident counselor not only gave excellent advice, she was always so enthusiastic over her job.” ALEXA SCHWARTZ Henderson, Nevada
  • “It was a great program, with an unbelievable experience, activities, and staff members.” CAYLA WEISSWilliamsville, New York
  • “I really enjoyed the Summer Discovery program. I made a lot of new friends, learned to rely on myself more, and most importantly, I am now prepared for the SAT.”KARIM ELBAFBeirut, Lebanon
  • “All of the classes were interesting and engaging. Overall the program was an amazing experience.”ELIZABETH HOWARDNew Canaan, Connecticut
  • “Summer Discovery was amazing. I got the chance to meet people from all over the world. I learned about their cultures and languages,”SOFIA AUMANNHollywood, Florida
  • “Summer Discovery is an amazing program that allows you to meet a diverse group of students from all over the world. The program gives you the opportunity to experience college life.”SHAKIRA BABOUNPetion Ville, Haiti
  • "It was a very maturing experience, I loved it. I really feel more Prepared for college.” J.STEVEN RAQUELFontana, California
  • It was amazing! I met a lot of great people that will have life-lasting impressions on me." AMY MCMILLENChesapeake, Virginia
  • “I had an amazing time. The activities were fun and there was always something to do.”AMY RUBEN Aventura, Florida
  • "This program has been one of the best experiences in my life. I have learned a lot from my RMP class and made numerous friends. Overall, I've had the best preparation for the college experience."NICOLE PALOxnard, California
  • “The program was a good experience. I really like how all of our days were filled with excitement. I have learned a lot from this program and from all the staff members. I hope to come back next year.”NEIL BARIDEMilan, Italy
  • “I really enjoyed Summer Discovery. The people I met were awesome and the activities were amazing!”ALLY HARTENSTEINNew Providence, New Jersey
  • “I really enjoyed the program. I had fun while learning and preparing for college. The director impacted my summer positively. I felt comfortable going to him about everything and anything.”
    TAYLOR GIANANGELOPalm Harbor, Florida
  • “I am extremely happy with my experience at Summer Discovery. I made new friends that I would not have met without the help of the different activities and excursions. I really want to do a Summer Discovery program again.”ALIA SANIPort Washington, New York
  • “I had a fantastic experience on Summer Discovery seeing how China is transitioning from its ancient past to its new modern identity.”JARED WISHNOWShort Hills, New Jersey
  • “This program was amazing! I’ve learned and discovered so many things! I had the chance to practice my Chinese and I really improved! I discovered real Chinese food and two of the biggest cities in China.”MARGAUX THEVENAZGeneva, Switzerland