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Summer University 2022: Discover the U.S.A.

Program Overview

Salisbury University welcomes students from around the world to take part in Summer University. Our theme: Discover the U.S.A. This four-week learning experience is designed to provide students with an introduction and exposure to American culture. Opportunities for language enrichment are available if needed. The program integrates linguistic, cultural and academic experiences through in-class instruction and via many first-hand experiences in various settings, both academic and social. In addition to the formal classroom instruction, the students have opportunities to visit American historical sites and experience local culture and American life. Participants also spend their weekends on extended cultural excursions as they visit popular East Coast cities and resorts, such as Ocean City; Washington, D.C.; and Philadelphia, and have the possibility to go New York on their own. After successfully completing all required courses and activities, the participants will receive a certificate from the program and have potential to earn course credit from their home institution.

Classroom sessions focus either skill-centered and theme-based lessons, or be tailored to your academic needs. Salisbury University students don’t just read about history in a textbook. They research and make their own history by using actual historical documents, many housed on our campus in the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Distinctive photograph and artifact collections bring the Eastern Shore of the past 150 years to life, offering insight into its traditions and heritage. Archaeological materials, furniture, vintage clothing and coverlets, household items, tools, and military memorabilia comprise a portion of our artifact collection and are used for classroom instruction and exhibits. “Discover the U.S.A.” incorporates this on-campus treasure and brings to life the history of the eastern United States, from colony days to present. Field trips are a heavy component of this program, including Philadelphia, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and other sites of the Eastern Shore of Maryland are also an important part of this program (field trips vary from year to year). Students experience informal discussion-style lectures by professors and professionals on various topics and have meetings with local community members.

Also Included

Airport Transfers

Transportation for groups can be arranged from Dulles (IAD), Baltimore (BWI) and Philadelphia (PHL) airports and the SU campus is provided at predetermined times on the first and last day of each summer session. Individual airport transfers are only available from Baltimore (BWI).

Welcome Package

Expect a Welcome Package with a campus map, an orientation folder, water, snacks, a pillow and a blanket – all to make you comfortable upon your arrival.


Students in B-2 (tourist) visa status will take 15 hours of academic instruction per week. Students in F-1 (student) visa status must take at least 18 hours of instruction per week.


Enjoy student living accommodations where each student will have apartment-style housing on or near campus.

SU is an Equal Opportunity/AA/Title IX university and provides reasonable accommodation given sufficient notice to the University office or staff sponsoring the event or program.