EducationUSA Academy

This Program Is For

  • High school students, age 15-17
  • Interested in STEM and leadership
  • Interested in Boston as an education destination

Program Features

  • Visits to BU STEM laboratories and research centers
  • Trips to regional STEM institutions such as the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • 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
  • Opportunity to live on the BU campus in supervised residence halls


  • Classes and workshops on STEM topics
  • Leadership training on how to use STEM solutions for positive change
  • 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: Introduction to STEM Fields Class: STEM for Positive Change Visit: Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Midday Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon BU Campus Tour BU Admissions: How Selective Admissions Works Visit: BU STEM Research Center Visit: Museum of Science Class: STEM and Leadership
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.

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Key Facts


17 Hours


3 Weeks


Summer II



Visa Waiver (ESTA)

BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • Intermediate 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 Forms

link Tuition & Fees

EducationUSA Academy Scholarship

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