Summer at UCLA
The longest of all our university partnerships, Summer Discovery has been offering summer programs at UCLA for over 35 years. Our academic enrichment curriculum offers students dynamic courses in arts, business, entrepreneurship, psychology, STEM, and more, on one of the most famous campuses in the world.
Located in a city famous for theme parks, movie studios, and the latest celebrity trends, a summer in Los Angeles is a cultural experience like no other. From incredible restaurants, famous city landmarks, and infamous zip codes, to celebrity sightings and more, students will have access to the best eats and shopping in the U.S.
Top Campus Activities:Silent Disco and Live Band Karaoke Variety Performances by Comedians, Hypnotists, Mentalists, and MagiciansClubs: Arts, Baking, Sports Tournaments & Leagues, Game Nights, and moreEnd of Summer BBQ featuring lawn games and music
Summer Discovery offers middle school and high school programs, and elementary school and middle school gifted and talented programs at UCLA.
Summer Discovery's pre-college program gives teens a head start in understanding college life. From designing their own schedule to immersive travel experiences and adventures both on and off campus, our programs are that perfect blend of serious and fun. Summer Discovery provides an opportunity to hone in on your passion through diverse course offerings, make lifelong friendships, and return to high school a more confident version of yourself, while building that college resume.More InfoMore Info
Institute for the Gifted
This program offers talented and creative students an unparalleled academic curriculum that is challenging, interactive and hands-on – while helping students build essential life skills and confidence. Outside the classroom, students embark on fun adventures and develop lifelong friendships and connections in our inclusive community.More InfoMore Info
Our middle school program provides students the freedom to choose their own academic courses in addition to daily workshops in art, sports, and mindfulness. Days are filled with interactive on-campus programming and off-campus adventures and trips that result in fun-filled days and plenty of time to make new friendships.More InfoMore Info
Discover our curriculum offerings across various subject areas, complete with detailed descriptions to help you pick the perfect courses. Immerse yourself in unforgettable locations as you embark on your best summer yet!
Dates & tuition
We offer program types based on age, academic interest, and session dates. Discover which summer experience is the right fit for you.
- Academic tuition
- 2 meals per day, breakfast and dinner
- Extracurricular activities and excursions every afternoon, evening, and all weekend long
- Transportation for included activities
- Use of athletic and recreation facilities
- Blanket, sheets, pillow
- Safety and supervision
- Note: some courses and academies have additional academic fees.
- Contact a program specialist for more information at +1 (516) 447-4907.
- Application fee
- Airfare and airport transfers
- Supplemental course fees may apply
- Meals eaten off campus
- Medical expenses
- Spending money
- For international students, the international registration fee is $379 (residential) OR $239 (commuter) – this fee covers a medical policy for the student and their airport transfers.