EducationUSA Academy

EducationUSA Academy

Country: United States
Duration: September 2015 to September 2018
Funder: U.S. Department of State

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Interested in joining the EducationUSA Academy network in 2017? World Learning announces a call for proposals:

Program Requirements

Application Form

Proposals are due Thursday, September 8. For more information on EducationUSA Academy, please visit

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The EducationUSA Academy is an academic summer program that provides three-to-four weeks of English language courses, college preparatory content, tours of diverse colleges and universities, and cross-cultural activities to self-funded 15- to 17-year-old students from around the world. Students will receive an overview of secondary and higher education systems in the United States and the U.S. college/university admissions process. Topics of study will include high school and college grading systems, college credits, U.S. academic culture, types of U.S. higher education institutions, the common application, essay writing, classroom participation, standardized testing, and much more. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to develop basic skills in critical thinking, working in teams, and leadership. By living in residence halls, eating meals in campus dining facilities, and socializing with American students, students will fully experience life on a U.S. college campus. Academy students will also have the opportunity to tour diverse U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the campus that is hosting them. Academy students will attend sports and arts events on campus and in their communities, and visit regional tourist sites, state parks, and museums. Prospective students will apply directly to the Academy host institution of their choice and will pay their own tuition, travel and other program-related costs. The program cost will be between $4,000 and $6,000, depending on the institution. This cost is inclusive of lodging and meals, books and supplies, health insurance, and cultural activities. Airfare and visa fees are not included in the program cost, and will be paid separately by the student.

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The Academy was one of the best experiences of my life. It has completely changed my future. College life in the U.S. has amazed me in every sense.

2015 EducationUSA Academy Student, Peru

Student Eligibility

Participants must:

  • Be students (currently enrolled or recently graduated), ages 15-17 at the time of the summer program;
  • Have at least three years of middle to high school English language study (language requirements may vary slightly by institution);
  • Be mature and self-disciplined, with a commitment to active participation in the Academy and its programming;
  • Be non-native English speakers and reside outside the United States;
  • Have sufficient personal funds to cover program fees and international airfare.

More information is available from your local EducationUSA adviser. To find your local EducationUSA advising center, please visit the EducationUSA website.


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