Open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.
Tuition includes: Academics, housing, meals and activities as described in each campus' section.
Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare from/to home city, transportation to Michigan, airport transfers, course supplements, etc., as described in each individual campus' section.
Penn State is one of the largest universities in the U.S., and it boasts the largest alumni network. Notable alumni include Herman Fisher, co-founder of Fisher-Price, Ty Burrell, star of Modern Family, and Lisa Salters, ESPN reporter. Penn State University Park campus known to students as "Happy Valley," is one of the best college towns around.
The University of Michigan is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 25 universities and is known for its sports teams and vibrant school spirit. Famous alumni include U.S. President Gerald Ford, Olympian Michael Phelps, and Madonna. This ‘Public Ivy’ is located in the classic college town of Ann Arbor.
Penn State and Michigan are both perfect settings for a pre-college program. Can’t choose between the two? You don’t have to. With our incredible Combo Program, you can spend half of your summer at spirited Penn State and the other half at bustling Michigan. Compare life on two dynamic BIG TEN campuses and start thinking about where you see yourself in the future.
The best of both worlds. Start your summer at Penn State University in University Park, PA. After 2 awesome weeks at Penn State, travel with your friends onto the next campus. It’s off to the Midwest for 2 weeks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Come and learn the true meanings of WE ARE! and GO BLUE!
Every day on campus is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect:
8.30am Wake up and head to breakfast where you can enjoy a bagel, eggs, fruit, and more on your way to class.
9.30am Grab your notebook and pen and don’t be late for class.
11.30am What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, catch up on homework, or workout at the gym.
1.00pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Many classes take field trips around town to local businesses, movie studios, and sports stadiums.
3.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from sports, shopping, beaches, museums, college visits, and more.
6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at the dining hall. How much pizza can you eat?
8.00pm Movies. Comedy shows. Concerts. Major league sports. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends this summer.
11.00pm Order a pizza, watch a movie, or play games in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends in the residence hall.