EducationUSA Academy Connects

EducationUSA Academy Connects is a fully online program that is being offered for Summer 2021 due to travel restrictions from COVID-19. Boston University CELOP plans to offer its in-person, on-campus EducationUSA Academy program again for Summer 2022.

This Program Is For

  • High school students, age 15-18
  • Interested in applying to an undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university
  • Interested in leadership skills

Program Features

  • English language and leadership skills training and how leadership is tied to college admission
  • Private meeting with BU Admissions on how selective college admission works
  • Brainstorming and shaping ideas for the application essay
  • Virtual presentations and activities from BU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Room and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
  • Virtual campus tours of Massachusetts college and universities
  • Interactive student panel to learn from international students accepted to U.S. institutions


  • 5 week program with 5 synchronous hours per week of class time
  • Class times: Monday & Thursday: 8:30-10:00 AM EDT, Wednesday: 8:30-10:30 AM EDT*
  • Approximately 1 hour per week of homework assignments and project work (asynchronous)

*Timings are approximate and will be confirmed prior to the program application deadline.

Instructional Platform

This program will be offered completely online and students may join classes from anywhere in the world. BU will use Zoom for synchronous class sessions and Blackboard as the Learning Management system.

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Key Facts


5 Hours


5 Weeks


July 5 – August 6, 2021


Online only

BU Housing

Online only

Required Proficiency Level

  • Intermediate (CEFR B1) or above

Applicants will take an online placement test to ensure they have the required proficiency to participate.

Admission Requirements

  • High school student
  • Age 15-18

The deadline for application is June 13, 2021.

link Tuition (all-inclusive): $450

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