Student and Parent Comments

Last summer, students attended from 43 states and over 60 countries. Here are just some of the comments we received from our 2016 students and parents...

  • “It reaffirmed my career choice. It was an amazing experience that I would not change anything for the world.” SAVANNAH DIDATO Key West, Florida
  • “I loved this program and I am really happy that I got to be a part of it. This really was one of the best summers of my life and I have learned and experienced so much.” JADE BACCHUS Vancouver, Canada
  • “I loved this experience more than I thought I ever would! The staff were kind, the activities were fun and I am so glad I did this program.” ERIN MCCLORY Grantham, New Hampshire
  • “I really enjoyed my internship and can honestly say that I learned more this summer than any other combined. Not only was I able to learn a lot about the field, I was able to become more responsible and independent.”
    EMILY IRGANG Pleasantville, New York
  • “It was honestly a spectacular experience. I learned a lot about the industry, the work environment, and myself.” ERICA YOSHIMURARolling Hills Estates, California
  • “The city gave me a lot of amazing opportunities. The program staff and internship coordinators were always there to help. I learned a lot from my internship and I am really happy that I decided to participate at an internship after already experiencing two Summer Discovery programs.” CHIARA LAZZERESCHI Genova, Italy
  • “This was a very good learning experience for me and I was able to develop new skills in the workplace.”
    MARISSA KURTZ Roslyn, New York
  • “The highlight of my internship was getting to work with such talented people in a fun but fast paced environment. I learned a lot about myself and the field that I hope to have a career in someday.” SOPHIE CROCKETT West Hills, California
  • “My internship helped me realize that I made the right decision and that a career in this field is what I want to do with my life.”
    MEAGHAN TURNERNew York, New York
  • “I loved my experience and learned so much from my internship- it clarified my career goals. I love New York, it was amazing living in one of the biggest cities in the world.” ALLISON GOULD Livingston, New Jersey
  • “This internship solidified my career goals and helped me get a better idea of the industry.” HERBERT FEINBERG GILMAN New York, New York
  • “This has been a wonderful experience and it is certainly and adventure that I will never forget. Everything exceeded my expectations and I have truly enjoyed every day I’ve spent in New York.” CONNOR YAKISH Thornton, Colorado
  • “The highlight of my internships was being so close to the action. I was working on things that had a real impact on the future of the company.” ADAM BIRBACHOld Westbury, New York
  • “I loved my internship because I learned to be more assertive and developed skills that will help me be successful later in life. I could not be more satisfied with my stay here in London.”
    RYAN GOREYMercer Island, Washington
  • “Discovery Internships truly opens many opportunities for students who want to have a job experience in an authentic/professional atmosphere. My culinary internship at the Fig Catering Company had a positive impact towards my future and now I know for sure that I want to pursue this career.”

    KERMIT RODRIGUEZ New York, New York
  • “I loved this program- I made great friends, had the best internship I could have ever asked for and I loved living in the city!”

    ZOE DINERSTEIN Los Angeles, California
  • “I highly recommend this intern experience. I could not be more happy or satisfied. I was treated as an employee, not an intern, and learned enough for a lifetime.”

    GABRIELLA JAVAHERIKings Point, New York
  • “I felt that the program was a fantastic way to spend the summer and I learned many skills that will benefit me later on in life. I also made tons of friends I hope to keep in contact with after the program ends.”
    CHARLES GOLDMAN Livingston, New Jersey
  • “I thought it was a great program. Everything was very organized and I felt that I had the perfect amount of freedom.”
    GABRIELLE SCHWAB Byrn Mawn, Pennsylvania
  • “This program is great. I met so many new people that I hope to stay in touch with after this program. I got to experience and see so much of London and I learned how to be more independent.”
    NICOLE BOCCHI Stockholm, New York
  • “This program gives you a sense of the real world, while still allowing you to have fun and enjoy the summer.”


    SOFIA RADA ZUBIETA Shanghai, China
  • “My internship experience was very fulfilling. I got to see the reality of the real world: going to work every day, public transportation, buying groceries, etc. Socially, I had a great time, the staff was helpful and I was very satisfied with my location.”

    LONDON THOMAS St. Louis, Missouri
  • “I loved the entire program! I loved the city, my internship and making lifelong friends!”
    ELLE MILKES Dallas, Texas
  • “I felt like I was a New Yorker with a real job, not a teenager in a summer program.” NAZLI RODRIGUEZ San Juan, Puerto Rico