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Life Outside the Classroom

Summer Scholars in Philadelphia

The Summer Scholars Program is a residential experience for all 16 participants. As a Summer Scholar, you will live in a Swarthmore residence hall, a short walk from the academic buildings. All student mentors will live in with you during the four-week program. They will be available during evening and weekend hours. Weeknights will include study sessions and other homework activities that would be typical during the academic year.

In addition to its academic program, the Summer Scholars Program includes weekend activities that will ease your transition to college and help you become comfortable with Swarthmore's campus culture. You will have the opportunity to visit local museums, biomedical and tech firms, historical sites, and gardens. You will learn about the many cultural, historical, and scientific resources of the Philadelphia metro area, and have time to relax, too!

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"Before you know it, you will have 15 more siblings in your family." 
- Summer Scholar, Class of 2022

Summer Scholars in Philadelphia