Open to students completing grades 9, 10, 11, & 12
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on weekends), activities and trips, linens.
Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 each way from University Park and $125 each way from EWR), overnight stay at an EWR airport hotel on June 30 for an additional $120, class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, blanket, pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.
We make every effort to keep class information accurate. However, changes in class availability and schedules can occur. We reserve the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment.
As a high school student, you may not have much say in the classes you take during the year. The summer is your chance to explore what really interests you.
Penn State University offers over 20 different enrichment classes in a wide range of subjects. Take 2 classes or a full-day academy of your choice.
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Summer Discovery partners with Penn State University Continuing Studies to offer enrichment classes and institutes. These classes are taught by Penn State faculty and graduate teaching instructors. Class sizes average between 8-20 students and meet Monday-Friday for 1½ - 2 hours.
Enrichment classes and academies are a great way for you to learn something interesting and develop new skills. Most classes have homework, papers, and/or tests. You will be given written evaluations for each class or academy taken, and you will receive a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.