What We Do

Our Services

For more than 50 years, we've run the finest educational programs reaching over 100,000 high school and middle school students worldwide. Our experience has helped us refine our programs and enhance our services for the benefit of our students, families and partners. When you work with us, you get excellence. We're detailed-oriented, customer-centric and believe in going the extra mile to ensure our students receive the positive and impactful experience they deserve.

Some of our services include:

We're Proud to Offer:

Holistic Student Development
Holistic student development is the cornerstone of the university experience and the core of our pre-college programs. We believe in helping our students find their purpose and meaning while assisting them in connecting to the community and world. Our students go home transformed as global citizens, with academic and life skills for the 21st century. We provide a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and excursion opportunities to engage students as life-long learners both inside and outside the classroom.

Residential Life Management
With more than 54 years specializing in large-scale, multi-campus operations across three continents, we understand the detailed ins and outs of residential life management. From form management and roommate matching, to move-in and beyond, we deliver a superior residential experience for high school and middle school students while they are on your college or university campus. We provide comprehensive services with a personal touch to ensure students are more than just a name.

Staff Recruitment, Training, and Management
Summer Discovery employees the most experienced residential management team in the industry with over 225 years of collective experience among our senior program leadership. We believe that our staff are critical part of the on-campus student experience. That’s why we invest in recruiting hiring, training and managing top-notch employees that will deliver the holistic student experience while positively representing your university’s brand. Each of our staff members is 21 or older and has or is pursuing a university degree. Our multistep interview  process and extensive background checks help to ensure high caliber staff will be leading your programs.

Student and Family Customer Care
We’ve been family-owned and operated for more than 54 years and believe that students and parents are an extension of our family. When students are in our care, they become part of our Summer Discovery family. That’s why customer service and support is one of our top priorities. We treat our customers how we’d want to be treated through the entirety of the student lifecycle. From research, to application, to enrolling and experiencing campus, we’re here to guide students and parents. Timely, personal service is the Summer Discovery way.

Compliance and Policy Management
Having minors on campus for summer pre-college programs is an amazing opportunity for colleges and universities, but it also comes with a multitude of compliance and policy needs and questions. Summer Discovery has industry-leading risk management policies and procedures. We maintain the highest standards of safety and child protection and have unmatched liability coverage. When working with university partners, our goal is peace-of-mind. Know that when you work with us, your working with an experienced and established partner who goes way beyond industry norms to safeguard students.

Residential and Online Program Development
Our team is well-versed in the development and implementation of new residential and online pre-college programs. We use a data-driven approach to develop new programs, establish enrollment targets, create program infrastructure, and ultimately launch world-class experiences. Whether you want help expanding an existing program or want to build a new one, we’re here to help! Our experience with a variety of program types, campuses, and academic discplines, gives us unique insights into building successful programs that reflect the uniqueness of each university partner.

Student Recruitment: Full Lifecycle Management
We’re here provide end-to-end management of your program administration. From student recruitment, to application creation and processing, to providing marketing and technology needs – we’re your partner in program success. Through our global physical presence, market leading technology, and worldwide connections, we can help elevate the impact of your program. We pride ourselves on our global footprint and our ability to take your program and brand worldwide. More than 40% of our students are international.