EducationUSA Academy

Scholarships are available for this program.

This Program Is For

  • International high school students, age 15-17
  • Interested in business, innovation, or entrepreneurship
  • Interested in Boston as an education destination
  • Planning on applying to college or university in the United States

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 innovative and start-up companies, pitch competitions, 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: Innovative Company Visit: Public University Class: Expert Guest Speaker
Evening Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Assignment: Journal Writing Activity: Group Visit to BU FitRec Assignment: Visit Reflection Assignment: College Essay Draft Activity: Movie Night

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

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Key Facts


17 Hours


3 Weeks


Summer II



Visa Waiver (ESTA)

BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • Intermediate (CEFR B1) or above. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email
  • CELOP will administer the online Pearson Versant English Language Placement Test to all applicants approximately one month before the start of the program.

Admission Requirements

  • High school student, age 15-17
  • Personal statement (250-500 words)
    • In your personal statement, please discuss your goal to study at a U.S. college or university. How will EducationUSA Academy at Boston University help prepare you to reach this goal?
  • Copy of your passport and visa

Dates & Fees

Arrival: Sunday, June 30, 2024
Class Dates: Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 19
Departure: Saturday, July 20
Application Deadline: May 19th 11:59pm EDT

Program Fee: $5,741*
* Includes Tuition, Application Fee, University Fees, Room and Meal Plan, Student Health Insurance Plan, and airport pick-up and drop-off.

There is an additional fee for students who want to access the BU Fitness and Recreation Center outside of a scheduled group visit. Current fees are listed in the “Part-Time Student Pricing” section of this webpage and include a one-month fee plus an Initiation Fee.

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