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

  • Guidance on applying to American universities and the application essay
  • Leadership skills training and leadership and its relationship to college admission
  • Special meeting and presentation with BU Admissions on how selective college admissions works
  • Virtual presentations and activities from the sites such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate 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.

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Key Facts


5 Hours


5 Weeks


July 8 – August 8


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

The application deadline is June 17th 11:59pm EDT


Tuition: $600
Application: $70
BU Student Services Fee: $60
Total: $730

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