Discover the Difference

Why Us?

There are many reasons to choose Summer Discovery.  Here are a few... but contact us and we can give you even more.

  • 13 amazing programs in 2 countries

    Discovery programs introduces you to the college experience in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culturally and socially enriching, and fun. Choose from over 300 Courses (with really great teachers) at 13 different locations, plus internships in 3 exciting cities. At Discovery programs, you are treated with the respect you deserve - increasing self-esteem, confidence, and independence.

    Most classes are small and feature interactive, experiential learning.  Choose from a variety of enrichment and/or college credit classes on each campus, designed to expand your horizons and sharpen your skills. We also offer Cultural Immersion in England; and Jr Discovery; a more structured program for middle school students.

  • Health, safety, and security

    Your health, safety, and security are our primary concerns. Discovery campuses have been chosen for their superb locations, excellent campus security, and major medical centers. There is zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs.

  • Freedom with support & balance

    Choose how to occupy your time after class, choosing from up to 5 daily after-class and evening activities. Discovery staff teach time management skills and provide support, so you can evaluate options and make positive decisions. An important element to college (and high school) success is the ability to balance the academic, cultural, recreational, and social aspects of campus life. We help you succeed.

  • Be yourself, and part of a group

    Bring a guitar if you’d like, or your sketch book or journal, a baseball glove, lacrosse stick, and your computer. But most importantly, come with an open mind. You will meet new people from all over the world and enjoy a diverse and fascinating group of friends. Last summer, students attended from 43 U.S. states and over 60 countries. 

  • New friends and roommates

    Meeting people and making friends is easy. On each campus, all students and staff live in one university residence. This "one residence, one community" concept fosters greater safety and sociability.

    Roommates are assigned after you complete a detailed Personal Profile in the spring. (Mutual roommate requests are honored.)

  • Beyond the classroom

    Your tuition includes more than just classes, room, and board. Extracurricular activities and trips are provided every day, evening, and weekend at no additional charge. All Discovery campuses are superbly located near world-class cultural, entertainment, and recreational attractions. 

  • World-class sports & recreation

    All campuses feature some of the world’s best facilities for practice, tournaments, and pick-up play. If you wish to extend your participation, choose one of our Sports Plus offerings (not available at all campuses). These athletic instructional courses are optional and are taught by college instructors, professionals, and area specialists.

  • We're always available

    All Discovery campuses feature a fully operational office in our residence hall for parents to call or email 7 days a week.  Residences are equipped with high-speed internet access on most campuses and you are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop computer. You are required to bring a cell phone with local service on all programs.  

  • Everything's included, what to bring?

    Bring comfortable clothes, a notebook, laptop, and your unique personality. Suggested clothing and accessory lists are mailed in the spring. Books and classroom supplies (if needed) can be purchased at the University bookstore.

  • A partnership with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation

    Summer Discovery is proud to collaborate in a strategic partnership with NY Yankees star Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation. The partnership provides Summer Discovery program scholarships to members of Jeter’s Leader’s, a youth leadership program run by the Turn 2 Foundation. In addition to the scholarships, Summer Discovery also provides College Readiness Workshops to Jeter’s Leaders members during the year.