EducationUSA Academy

Scholarships are available for this program.

This Program Is For

  • International high school students, age 15-18
  • 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 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

How to Apply

  • Create an account. Follow the instructions to then create an application for Summer 2, 2023.
  • Enter your personal information. Save and continue.
  • On the Program Information page, select the button next to EducationUSA Academy (EN096S). Save and continue.
  • Upload all required documents. Save and continue.
  • Be sure that you have completed all sections. Then, pay the $60 fee and submit the application.

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 15-18
  • 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, July 2, 2023
Class Dates: Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21
Departure: Saturday, July 22
Application Deadline: May 21st 11:59pm ET

Program Fee: $5,490*
* Estimated amount includes Tuition, Application Fee, University Fees, Room and Meal Plan, Student Health Insurance Plan, and airport pick-up and drop-off.

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