The EducationUSA Academy is a two-to-four-week pre-college academic enrichment program held on select U.S. college and university campuses for 15- to 17-year-old students who are foreign nationals and intermediate, advanced, or native English speakers and reside outside the United States.
The Academy offers information about applying to U.S. higher education institutions, strategies for success in a U.S. academic environment, tours of diverse college and university campuses, academic English, and the opportunity for international high schools students to experience U.S. campus life.
EducationUSA Academy sessions were canceled in summer 2020 due to the pandemic. In spring 2021, the network is offering a pilot program, titled EducationUSA Academy Connects. Through four-to-eight week programs, Academy Connects will offer the same core college preparation content, but in an online format with a commitment of 3-4 hours per week of live classes. Six Academy host institutions are offering this pilot program between February and April. More details are available on the website and through these links:
Diablo Valley College
St. Cloud State University
St. John’s University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Like campus-based Academy programs, students apply to the program of their choice and pay their own program costs. Fees for Academy Connects range from $210 to $475, depending on the institution and duration of the program.