A World of Opportunities

An Immersive Summer College Program for International Students


A World of Opportunities

An Immersive Summer College Program for International Students


A World of Opportunities

An Immersive Summer College Program for International Students

Due to COVID-19, many EducationUSA Academy host institutions are not offering in-person Academy sessions at this time. Please note that some institutions are offering limited, virtual programming in Spring 2021. Scroll down for more details (look for the "VIRTUAL" tag). EducationUSA is closely monitoring the situation and will share updates regarding summer 2021 Academy sessions on this site.

The EducationUSA Academy is a pre-college academic enrichment program for international high school students offering specialized college preparatory content, college-level writing workshops, campus visits, and cultural activities. Students gain an insider’s perspective on higher education in the United States while getting the chance to experience and enjoy campus life.

EducationUSA Host Institutions

Diablo Valley College

VIRTUAL: Find out more about Diablo Valley College’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. Experience the excitement and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area at Diablo Valley College (DVC), a premiere transfer institution in California. Visit nearby campuses of the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford and others. Hike in Yosemite National Park and Big Sur on the Pacific Coast. Get an inside look at high-tech companies such as LinkedIn and Twitter. Explore your area of academic interest through the lens of technology. Improve your English language and academic skills both in class and out. Tour the California Academy of Sciences, experience a baseball game in San Francisco, and marvel at the majestic beauty of the California redwoods. Develop life-long friendships with other students from around the world. Volunteer and share your culture and experience with others. Live with a host family and experience the local culture. Have an unforgettable adventure at DVC!

St. Cloud State University

VIRTUAL: Find out more about St. Cloud State University’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. Enjoy America’s Midwest while working with local undergraduate students and faculty on STEM research projects. One of Minnesota’s largest public universities, St. Cloud State sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud. Improve your English skills and obtain insights on college-entry exams and the American University system. Give back to the community through service learning projects and leave with a comprehensive personal statement to share with universities in your future application process.

St. John’s University

VIRTUAL: Find out more about St. John’s University’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. Located in the greatest city in the world—New York—St. John’s University offers a traditional college campus experience while being just a subway ride away from everything the city has to offer. Learn about what it takes to be a successful university student in the United States while improving your English and getting to know other ambitious students from around the world. By the program’s end, you will have experienced diverse cultures and beliefs, gained academic skills and readiness, become familiar with various academic institutions, volunteered to help others, and made new friends—all in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment!

Temple University

VIRTUAL: Find out more about Temple University’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. Prepare for your future at Temple University, located in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. Live and learn with high school students from the United States and around the world on an urban campus and discover American culture as you explore Philadelphia’s rich history and world-famous art collections. Spend a day in New York City, at the beach and at other nearby iconic locations that will immerse you in the American experience. This college preparatory program combines academics and excursions for three unforgettable, life-changing weeks. Explore university admissions, leadership, academics presentations, and IELTS preparation, while also focusing on one of our four tracks: University Academy, Art & Design Academy, Music Academy, and Film Academy.

University of Colorado Boulder

VIRTUAL: Find out more about the University of Colorado Boulder’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. The University of Colorado Boulder offers a world-class educational experience in a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. Explore fields such as aerospace, engineering, international business, and sports management at a top-ranked research university with five Nobel Prize winners. Hike the majestic Rocky Mountains and breathe fresh Colorado air. Work closely with local entrepreneurs to develop a product or service pitch that you present to a panel of professionals. Build teamwork, communication, negotiation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with other international students. Meet key admissions officers at several universities and form new friendships in an academic and cultural adventure you will never forget.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

VIRTUAL: Find out more about the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s online courses through EducationUSA Academy Connects here. Recognized as one of the top 13 public universities in the country and 6th for research, your summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison promises to provide you an unforgettable experience! In a city known for its warmth, safety and diversity, you will engage in our Entrepreneurship in Sustainability & Design track that allows you to engage with American peers, faculty and community members in Engineering, Business and Environmental Protection fields. Learn from world-recognized programs and faculty in your field, understand and prepare for the U.S. higher education system and experience social life on a beautiful U.S. campus. Live the Wisconsin Idea, become a Badger and extend your education beyond the classroom through three amazing weeks of educational, social and service engagement at UW-Madison!

“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

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Our Mission of Safety

Participant safety is a top priority. All host institutions are committed to taking necessary precautions to keep every student safe and healthy. All EducationUSA Academy colleges and universities have established protocols and policies in place related to the supervision of participants under the age of 18. For more information about how we keep our students safe, please click here.

“I have learned to value my culture. Now I have a different perspective of the world beyond my country… Now I know that coming to the U.S. is not an impossible dream.”

-2015 EducationUSA Academy Student, Ecuador

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