Sorry for not replying. I haven't gone through the summer programs thread in a while. LEDA was the BEST summer of my life. I honestly didn't expect it to be as great as it was. We had leadership class; it was very much discussion based. I never looked forward to going to class so much before. We had writing teachers (PhDs from Columbia and Princeton) that helped us on our writing and that are helping me right now as I write college admission essays. We also had an stardarized test prep class. The best part, however, was the people. I gained a new family there. We have a facebook group and we talk every day and have skype sessions. Everyone is extremely nice and motivated. We had olympics, movie nights, Talent show, pizza nights, everything. We also got the opportunity to visit Yale, Wesleyan, Columbia, Swarthmore, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown during the weekends. If you have the opportunity to go, GO!!!!!