St. John's University is proud to offer two programs for secondary school students interested in learning more about higher education in the US: EducationUSA Academy and EducationUSA Academy Connects. EducationUSA Academy offers an on-campus experience for teenagers who want to learn more about higher education in the US and what opportunities suit them best—all while experiencing the greatest city in the world!
EducationUSA Academy Connects is an online opportunity that gives teens their first taste of higher education in the US, allowing them to explore their interests and the opportunities available to them from the comfort of home.
Learn more about both programs, and see which one is right for you!
Experience US higher education from the comfort of your home. In this online program, students are encouraged to explore what their interests are, what options are available to them through US higher education, and what pursuing a degree in the US means: educationally, financially, socially, etc. Through conversations with faculty, deans, administrators and students, program participants will benefit from a variety of perspectives and experiences to help them make important decisions about their futures.
Registration is now open for 2023. Apply HERE.
Workshops on Academic Topics
Virtual Campus Visits
Activities with International Students at SJU
Click here for a sample schedule. (Please note that the schedule is a sample, and times/days, etc. are subject to change.)
Session Dates and Times:
July 8 - August 7, 2024 (Classes Monday and Wednesday), 4 p.m. EST
July 9 - August 8, 2024 (Classes Tuesday and Thursday), 10 a.m. EST
Program location: Online (all sessions live)
Program cost: $300
Total hours: 18
Scholarships: Students may be eligible for a 50% scholarship. The scholarship application can be found here.
The in-person EducationUSA Academy will NOT be offered in 2024. Please see above for information on our 2024 EducationUSA Academy Connects program, offered online.
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!
The in-person EducationUSA Academy will not be held in 2024, and we are not currently accepting applications for the in-person Academy. The online EducationUSA Academy Connects program will be held in 2024. Details can be found above on this page.
St. John’s University, Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Program cost: $3,675 per session (2019 cost)
Airfare and US visa costs are not included.
Eligible applicants may be selected for up to a 50% scholarship to the 2021 EducationUSA Academy at St. John’s University.
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