Open to students completing grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 2 meals daily while on campus (1 meals on weekends), recreation access, activities and trips.
Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, souvenirs, and personal spending money.
Emerson College is recognized worldwide for excellence in Communications and the Arts. Forbes Magazine ranks Emerson as one of “America’s Top Colleges.” Famous alumni include television host Jay Leno, makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and the lead singer of Passion Pit Michael Angelakos. With its ideal location in the heart of Boston, Emerson is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.
During our 12 years in Boston, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 44 states and over 70 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.
At Summer Discovery Emerson, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a great introduction to college life.
Every day at Emerson is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus
Our home on campus is the Piano Row Residence Hall, right on Boston Common. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff living together in one residence hall.
Whether you’re watching a movie or working on a group project, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.
Enjoy 2 meals every weekday and 1 on weekends, when on campus. Students enjoy a variety of dining options in Boston. Vegetarian? Food Allergy? Special diets are not a problem.
Our RCs are committed to the support and supervision of Summer Discovery students. Daily sign-ins and room checks are used for your safety. You are free to walk around campus and downtown Boston (our ‘home area’) in small groups. If you have a question, RCs are on duty to help.
Not feeling well? Summer Discovery staff make all medical appointments, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits. Appointments are made with Urgent Care at Tufts Medical Center or the Children’s Hospital of Boston.
You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.
Saturday, June 30: 4 and 2 weeks session 1
Sunday, July 15: 2 weeks session 2
Friday, July 13: 2 weeks session 1
Friday, July 27: 4 and 2 weeks session 2
Our travel agency, Musiker Travel, makes all flight arrangements for students from North America at your request. If you live outside of North America, you will receive instructions for making your own flight arrangements. Students being driven to campus will receive directions in the spring.
Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) or Amtrak's South Station for $75 each way. We meet you at baggage claim or outside customs for international flights, and assist with your departure.