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Type: Overnight/Residential

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900 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

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The largest and most popular pre-college and study abroad programs for high school students: Penn State, Colorado State, Fordham (NYC), and The Sorbonne (Paris, France). Join us this summer for the Best Summer Ever! Read More!

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Get ready for the Best Summer Ever! Summer Study offers the largest and most popular precollege and study abroad programs for high school students. Our programs take place at Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University (NYC) and at The Sorbonne (Paris, France). Last year, Summer Study participants represented 27 foreign countries and 40 different US states. Our goal is to provide an experience that is, both socially and academically, beneficial to students as they approach their first year of college. Students attending Summer Study may be completing 9th – 12th grade. Our programs offer a wide variety of college credit courses, enrichment classes, internships, community service, leadership workshops and The Princeton Review SAT/ACT preparation. In addition to the academic portion of the day (Monday through Friday), Summer Study offers a full menu of afternoon activities, evening and weekend activities. At Penn State and Colorado State, afternoon activities include instructional sports clinics (basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, rock climbing, golf), pick-up games, tournaments and leagues, dance/yoga/Zumba workshops, theater/art/improv/comedy groups, mock trial/debate competitions, acapella singing/rock band workshops and more. At Fordham and The Sorbonne, afternoon activities include guided tours throughout the city (New York City and Paris) to visit museums, monuments, landmarks and famous sites, all while socializing with other Summer Study students and staff. On all of our programs, students attend night activities such as movies, concerts, dance clubs, ball games, theater productions, bowing, ice-skating, mini-golf, go-karts, laser tag, and more! Weekends on our programs include visits to preview other colleges and universities (for Penn State participants), visits to Vail, Breckenridge, Rocky Mountain National Park, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking (for Colorado State participants), trips to the Bronx Zoo, Coney Island, Hamptons Beaches (for Fordham participants) and to Versailles, The Loire Valley and DisneyParis (for The Sorbonne participants). All of our programs have an ALL INCLUSIVE TUITION.

Q&A with Summer Study Programs

Q: What makes your camp or program unique?

A: Summer Study is the largest and most popular precollege and study abroad programs for high school students.  Our goal is to deliver outstanding summer experiences in order to benefit students by enhancing the skills necessary to be successful in college.

Q: Describe a typical day in your camp or program.

A: Students attending Summer Study Programs live in dorms on campus or in an all-suite, air conditioned hotel in the case of our Paris program.  Students on our programs are given a good amount of independence…what comes with that independence is a large degree of responsibility.  Therefore, students must wake themselves up every day.  Breakfast is served in the dining commons or downstairs in the hotel (in the case of our Paris program).  Students may wake up for breakfast or “sleep in.”  However, students must be at class everyday on time.  Classes, workshops and internships usually begin between 9:30 am and 10:00 am, at Penn State and Colorado State, and end around 2:30 pm.  From 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, students participate in sports, recreational, social, musical, theater and intellectual activities. After a bite to eat for dinner, we offer exciting evening activities such as movies, concerts, dance clubs, bowling, ball games, etc.  At Fordham and in Paris, students attend guided excursions from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through the city to visit monuments, sites, museums, and famous landmarks.  From 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, students at Fordham and in Paris attend class.  Our night activities at Fordham and in Paris are unique to each city.  Broadway shows, Yankee and Mets baseball games, a cruise to the Statue of Liberty, comedy clubs, movies, etc. are typical activities offered in NY…whereas, a cruise on the Seine on the Baton Mouche, Bastille Day fireworks, Café Night in the Latin Quarter, etc. are typical of our Paris night activities.

Q: What type of teenager participates in your camp or program? 

A: Students who are eager to experience college life, study abroad

Q: Where do your participants come from? 

A: Last summer, Summer Study participants represented 27 foreign countries and 40 different US states.  What most of our students have in common, is that they are attending our programs without knowing anyone.  All students complete a “Roommate Survey Form” which gives our directors and staff a better idea of students’ likes and dislikes in order to make roommate matching more compatible.

Q: What is the housing like and what can you tell us about the meals? 

A: Students attending our programs at Penn State, Colorado State and Fordham, live in residence halls on campus adjacent to rooms where our staff members live.  In our Paris programs, students live an all-suite, air conditioned hotel.  On all of our programs, staff are committed to the programs 24 hour per day, 7 days per week and provide assistance to students throughout their experience.  Students dine in state-of-the-art dining facilities with all you can eat foods prepared fresh daily (Penn State, Colorado State and Fordham).  In Paris, students are provided breakfast served in the hotel and dinner in restaurants within a few blocks of our hotel.  All dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and/or food allergies can easily be accommodated on our programs.

Q: Any other information you think teens should know about your program?

A: The types of classes we offer on our domestic programs are significantly different from the types of classes most teenagers attend in high school.  Our classes fall into several categories: Career Exploration Classes (Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Law, Architecture, Pre-Medicine, Animal Science, etc.), Practical Classes/Subjects (Public Speaking, Debate, College Prep, Study Skills, SAT/ACT Preparation, College Essay Writing), Hobby Oriented (Fashion, Photography, Guitar Workshop, History of Rock and Roll, Sports Figures in Society, Yoga & Fitness, etc.) and many others.  In Paris, all levels of French language are offered both for college credit and as non-credit.  Additionally, we offer classes such as Art History, The History of Paris, Photography, Fashion, Intercultural Communications, Architecture and more all taught in English.

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Hal B. said...
Jan. 13, 2016 at 10:48 am
Awesome experience. Definitely prepares students for college live. Hal B.
Natalie H. said...
Feb. 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm
This past summer I went to the Summer Study Program in New York City and it was honestly one of the best experiences I've ever had. I've been to a lot of summer programs, but this one was by far the best. I had never been to the city before this trip and now I would seriously move there right now if I could. Summer Study showed us the best parts of the city and listened to what we wanted to do or see and changed the schedule so it would be the best experience for us. The counselors and staff are... (more »)
enrique said...
Jan. 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm
Last summer, I went to Summer Study Programs In Penn State University and I honestly have to say it was the best summer of my life. What I mostly liked about this program was the great diversity it had to offer. In the morning, I took classes that I personaly chose; one I took was a Princeton Review course, which I highly recommend. After the classes I went to the gym and then had about 8 hours to do whatever I wanted in the amazing Penn State campus. In this camp, I met people from ALL OVER THE... (more »)

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