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 and to Michigan, 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 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:
Make your summer twice as great. Our Combo Program combines academics, athletics, and activities at 2 incredible BIG TEN universities to give high school students 2 unique pre-college experiences. There’s so much happening at Penn State and Michigan. Click on the links below to learn about life on each campus.
You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only, at the airports listed below. 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.
Sunday, July 1 (to Penn State)
Saturday, July 28 (from Michigan)
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.
Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from University Park Airport (SCE) for $40 or from John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) for $125 on arrival day and to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) for $75 on departure day. Students from the NY metropolitan area are welcome to join our transfer from JFK on arrival day. Students being driven to campus will receive directions in the spring. We meet you at baggage claim or outside customs for international flights, and assist with your departure.