EducationUSA Academy Connects

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
  • Special meeting and presentation with BU Admissions on how selective college admissions works
  • Virtual presentations and activities from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and more
  • 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)

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.

Key Facts


5 Hours


5 Weeks


February 28 – March 31


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

link Tuition (all-inclusive): $500

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