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Summer scholars and parents share their experiences:

"College has been an intimidating topic because I was always unsure of what it would truly be like. This program has made me excited to attend college."
Rachael R.
Connecticut
Marine Science - 2014

"This Summer Scholars Program was absolutely amazing. I met so many new people and got to really experience what college life is like."
Anna S.
Michigan
Health and Medicine Psychiatry - 2014

"This program helped me decide what major I will choose in college, and what career I want to pursue. The activities helped me experience the correct way to balance a social life as well as an academic life."
Amanda L.
Florida
International Relations - 2014

"The Summer Scholars Program was very beneficial. It reaffirmed by interest to move to America to attend college, and it provided an understanding of what college can be like."
Michele M.
Italy
Engineering - 2014

"The Summer Scholars Program provided our son with a tremendous opportunity for personal growth. He left the program more confident and mature. The change in a few short weeks was amazing. Living on his own with peers taught him to become increasingly self-reliant. Instead of approaching college with trepidation, he's looking forward to it."
Scott S.
Virginia
Parent - 2014

"This program helped me get a view of college and campus life. I also was able to meet people with similar interests and study a subject that highly interests me."
Michael E.
New York
Marine Science - 2013

"I feel like the experience helped prepare me for college. I have a better understanding of what college will be like. Who I'm going to meet, how to do well in class, and what to expect at a major university. Most importantly, I know what will be expected of me as a student and a peer in terms of academics."
Kyle T.
Georgia
Business and Law - 2013

"The Summer Scholars Program far exceeded our expectations. Our son had an amazing all-around experience and was particularly inspired by his professors' knowledge and passion. The program provides a priceless taste of the intellectual and social aspects of college life."
Sandra O.
New York
Parent - 2013

"Overall, this program was the best experience of my summer. I feel much more prepared for college and have a better idea of what I actually want to have a career in. I now know how to manage my time better also."
Marissa F.
Pennsylvania
Marine Science - 2013

"This program helped me to find out what dorm life would be like. I was worried about that part of college, since I'm so used to living in my own room without many other people around. However, I actually really liked living within the dorm and look forward to that in college. I was also worried about the workload in college, but after the program I know if I work hard then I can handle it just fine."
Andrew C.
Virginia
Marine Science - 2013

"SSP gave me a taste of college life. I got to explore the campus and activities U of Miami has to offer."
Brian A.
Michigan
Business and Law - 2013

"Best three weeks of my life!"
Brianna S.
Florida
Health and Medicine Neuroscience - 2013

"My perceptions of college was that it would be very hard if not impossible to balance school work and fun but this program showed me that it is very possible to maintain your grades and have a wonderful time. The program was beneficial to my future because I now understand was is expected in the college setting and I am better prepared for it. The whole summer scholars program was like a dress rehearsal for my actual college career and it made it easier to know what to expect. Now when I do start my freshman year of college I understand the basics of how things work and it removes some of the nerves and reservations I may have about attending school."
Eliseah J.
Connecticut
Marine Science - 2013

"Going into SSP - I was really nervous. After the first couple of days, all of my fear had vanished. I do not regret taking these courses in the slightest. I am so proud that I challenged myself. It was truly an amazing experience and I feel very accomplished because of it."
Sara A.
Louisiana
Marine Science - 2013

"I learned what it's really like to live in dorms on a college campus. I live in Miami, so I thought that even though I was a residential student, it would feel like I was at home: the opposite was true. Other than one visit, it felt the same way it would've felt had I gone halfway across the country."
Matthew M.
Florida
Broadcast Journalism - 2013

"This program gave me a preview of what life will be like when I am on my own at college. It also opened my eyes to other cultures and areas of the world from the friends I made. I now know what to expect when I go to college."
Nicole K.
New York
Business and Law - 2012

"This program gave me a preview of what life will be like when I am on my own at college. It also opened my eyes to other cultures and areas of the world from the friends I made. I now know what to expect when I go to college."
Kristina M.
Florida
Health and Medicine Neuroscience - 2012