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EducationUSA Academy

The EducationUSA Academy at St. John’s University is a noncredit program for teenagers who want to learn more about higher education in the US and what opportunities suit you best—all in the greatest city in the world!

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Experience New York City from our secure, residential campus while you hone your English conversation skills and get to know other ambitious students from around the globe. Located just a short train ride from the heart of Manhattan, St. John’s University spans 100 acres in the borough of Queens, the most diverse borough in New York City. Our helpful team will be with you every step of the way, and they will make sure you get the best out of your time on and off campus. You will leave the program improved in academic and conversational English, more familiar with various colleges in the area, and you will take the memories of the amazing experiences that only New York City can offer. Special events off campus include Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, American Museum of Natural History, Major League Baseball, Times Square, Central Park, and more!

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Academic program features

  • University readiness and test preparation courses
  • Weekly sessions on writing a personal statement for college applications
  • Workshops on US academic institutions and the application requirements and process
  • Academic service-learning project
  • Visits to four colleges/universities in New York City
  • One-on-one college advisement

Possible activities include 


  • Movie night
  • Game night
  • Sports night
  • Barbecue
  • Ice cream social


  • Central Park
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Times Square
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Circle Line Cruise
  • Mini-golf on the Hudson River
  • The Bronx Zoo
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • NY Mets baseball game

Program dates 

  • Arrival: July 6, 2021
  • Orientation and Program Start: July 7, 2021
  • Program End: July 20, 2021
  • Departure: July 21, 2021

Program location
St. John’s University, Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

Program cost: $3,675 per session

Price includes

  • Tuition and materials
  • Housing on campus
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Entrance fees to off-campus activities
  • Health insurance

Airfare and US visa costs are not included.


  • 15–17 years old
  • Current high school student
  • All levels of English proficiency accepted
  • Online interview
  • Completed online application
  • B1/B2 visa; Visa Waiver; J1 visa (only for sponsored students)

Safety and Security

  • 24-hour supervision on- and off-campus

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English (PDF)
Français (PDF)
한국어 (PDF)
Português (PDF)
Español (PDF)
Tiếng Việt (PDF)
日本人 (PDF)
简体中文 (PDF)
Pусский (PDF)