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Summer Discovery at the University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

3 and 6 Week Programs$7,799 - 11,799
Courses in Psychology, Business, Sports, Medicine, Law & more!
    Grade Level
    9, 10, 11, 12
    14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Course Highlights
    • - Fashion Design
    • - Advertising
    • - Business of Fashion
    • - Economics
    • - Finance & Accounting
    • - Game Changers: Business Disruptors
    • - Social Media Management
    • - ACT Large Group Tutoring By The Princeton Review
    • - Public Speaking & Debate
    • - SAT Large Group Tutoring By The Princeton Review
    • - Exploring US Law
    • - Careers in Medicine
    • - Criminal Psychology
    • - Sports Management
    • - Forensic Science
    • - Artificial Intelligence
    • - Business of Entertainment, Media & Sports Academy
    • - Acting & Auditioning for Film & TV Academy
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    Pre-College Courses at the University of San Diego

    Our 3-week Session #1 is now full.

    If you are interested in our University of San Diego program, enroll today in our 3-week Session #2 - July 18 - August 6. Spaces limited!

    Looking for different dates? Check out our Concordia University, Irvine program or our Haverford program.

    With its central location in San Diego and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the University of San Diego is an urban oasis that combines academics and beauty to deliver a unparalleled student experience. The campus is a vibrant mix historic-looking and modern buildings stretched across a 180+ acre lush, green campus. 

    The Summer Discovery program at the University of San Diego has a variety of course offerings. Many courses taught here have been developed in partnership with UCLA and mimic the courses offered at our UCLA program. After class, find some shade under a palm tree to catch-up with friends, take a trip to the beach, or explore the diverse, lively offerings in “America’s Finest City” – San Diego.

    Pre-College Courses at the University of San Diego

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    Ranked No. 6 Most Beautiful College Campus by The Princeton Review

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    Optional LA Trip

    After 3 great weeks in San Diego, travel with your friends to Los Angeles to spend four days in the City of Angels.

    Daytime Activities

    • Have lunch and explore The Grove and the original Los Angeles Farmers Market.
    • Shop Beverly Hills, Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive, and Abbot Kinney.
    • Take a tour of the Grammy Museum and have lunch at LA Live.
    • Walk with the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and visit Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

    Evening Excursions

    • Have dinner on 3rd Street Promenade and enjoy the excitement of Santa Monica Pier.
    • Visit the Griffith Observatory, spots some real stars, and enjoy spectacular evening views of Los Angeles. 
    • Have dinner in Westwood Village and grab a cookie from Diddy Riese.

    *All LA Excursion activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.

    Optional LA Trip

    Courses & Academies for 2021

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    Campus Life

    After class, have fun in the sun on the beautiful University of San Diego campus. With over 180+ acres nestled by the sea and buildings reminiscent of 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture, you'll feel like your on a vacation in an exotic land in the heart of California. Enjoy the athletic fields, tennis courts, unending green spaces, and views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Just outside campus is the urban heart of San Diego. This vibrant city has literally everything – including access to beautiful mountains and beaches. Relax and unwind with a bonfire by the beach, or hike in a scenic natural area. Take the beautiful San Diego coastline or hit the sales at a local boutique. Join us where the sea meet the sky and the horizons are endless.

    *All activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.

    Possible Activities for Summer 2021

    • Visit the seals and sea lions at La Jolla Cove
    • Walk along the boardwalks of Pacific Beach and Mission Beach
    • Embark on a kayaking adventure in San Diego's Mission Bay
    • Shop over 125 stores at Las Americas Premium Outlets
    • Trip to the San Diego Zoo
    • Show Night with a Hypnotist, Comedian, or Magician
    • Festival Under the Stars –  outdoor “Carnival” with outdoor photo booths, inflatables, henna tattoos, and more

    • Bonfire at Dog Beach

    • Arts & Crafts Nights - tie dye masks and t-shirts
    • Sail along San Diego's coastline

    *All activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.

    • Jul 18 - Aug 6 $7,7993 Weeks Session #2$250 COVID-19 Supplemental Fee $1,699 Optional Los Angeles ExtensionResidentialSee Available Courses
    • Jun 27 - Jul 16 (SESSION FULL) $7,7993 Weeks Session #1 - NO SPACE AVAILABLESession Full ResidentialSee Available Courses
    • Jun 27 - Aug 6 (SESSION FULL) $11,7996 Weeks (Two 3-Week Sessions) - NO SPACE AVAILABLESESSION FULL ResidentialSee Available Courses

    Program Details


    Our home on campus is Manchester Village Apartments at the University of San Diego. Students live in single rooms within two, four or six room apartments with shared bathrooms. Every room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and free Wi-Fi. Lounges, laundry facilities, and the Summer Discovery Office are all in our residence hall. We are located a short walk from the Student Life Pavilion, academic buildings, and recreational spaces with all of campus easily accessible on foot.

    Dining: Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy three meals daily, while on campus from the Dining Pavilion, along with additional campus venues. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, pasta counter, dessert bar, and more. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.

    Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), recreation privileges, activities and trips, blanket, bedsheets, towel and pillow.

    Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers from/to SAN only (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

    Will linens be provided? Yes, bedding and bath linens are provided. More space to pack fun stuff!

    *Photos courtesy of the University of San Diego


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