EducationUSA Academy

This in-person EducationUSA Academy program will be offered for Summer 2023 and the application will open in January, 2023.

This Program Is For

  • High school students, age 15-17
  • Interested in business, innovation, or entrepreneurship
  • Interested in Boston as an education destination

Program Features

  • Expert guest speakers on business and innovation including Boston-area entrepreneurs and professors from the BU Questrom School of Business
  • Field trips to Boston-area sites of interest related to innovation such as start-up companies, pitch competitions, BU’s “BUild Lab” for collaborative innovation projects, and more
  • Private meeting with the BU Board of Admissions and Boston-area university visits
  • College application essay workshops and an introduction to the SAT and TOEFL
  • Meeting with a panel of Boston-area international students for Q&A
  • Opportunity to live on the BU campus in supervised residence halls


  • Classes and workshops on topics in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Communication skills training related to developing a new business idea, product, or service
  • Brainstorming and developing ideas and language for the university application essay

The EducationUSA Academy at Boston University enhanced my skills to work in a diverse group as both a member and a leader. Now I have a network of friends around the world. 

Ayham Ehab, West Bank

Class Schedule

Students participate in a class, workshop, activity or field trip 5 days per week in the morning and afternoon, and a study hall or social activity 5 days per week in the evening. On weekends students participate in day trips for cultural and social activities in the Greater Boston Area.

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Program Orientation Workshop: The College Essay Class: Market Research Class: Effective Slide Presentations Class: International Student Panel Q&A
Midday Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon BU Campus Tour BU Admissions: How Selective Admissions Works Visit: District Hall Visit: BUild Lab Class: Expert Guest Speaker
Evening Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Assignment: Journal Writing Activity: BU FitRec Assignment: Visit Reflection Assignment: College Essay Draft Activity: Movie Night

Days and times are approximate and subject to change throughout the year.

Key Facts


17 Hours


3 Weeks


Summer II



Visa Waiver (ESTA)

BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • Intermediate (CEFR B1) or above

Admission Requirements

  • High school student, age 15-17
  • High school transcript (translated if not in English)
  • Personal statement (250-500 words)
  • Letter of recommendation from your English teacher
  • Parental Consent Form available January, 2023

Dates & Fees

Arrival: Sunday, July 2, 2023
Class Dates: Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21
Departure: Saturday, July 22

Program Fee: $5,490*
*Includes Tuition, Application Fee, University Fees, Room and Meal Plan, Student Health Insurance Plan, and airport pick-up and drop-off. Applications for scholarships will be available by late January, 2023.

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