DOS Adds Five Campuses to EducationUSA Academy Network for 2019

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On August 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it had added five U.S. host campuses to its EducationUSA Academy network for summer 2019.1

The five new host campuses are as follows:

Boston University
St. Cloud State University
St. John's University
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Wisconsin-Madison

They will join the eleven other host institutions which also participated in summer 2018:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Johns Hopkins University
Diablo Valley College
Montana State University
Northwestern University
Syracuse University
Temple University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of North Georgia

The EducationUSA Academy program allows international students between the ages of 15 and 17 to attend academic programs at participating universities in the summer [PDF version]. The details and dates of each participating university's program are accessible from the EducationUSA Academy website, and prospective participants may apply directly to the program of their choice. Students must be able to fund their own participation in the program.

The website for the program explains that it provides international students with a “pre-college academic enrichment program … offering specialized college preparatory content, college-level writing workshops, campus visits, and cultural activities.” In addition to being an opportunity to complete an academic program in the United States, it may provide participating students with an idea of what it would be like to attend college and the preparation required for applying and being accepted to an American university.

Student participants from countries that are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program may participate in the EducationUSA Academy with a visa waiver. Other students would need to obtain a B2 tourist visa [see e,g., PDF version]. All general requirements for the Visa Waiver Program, B2 visas, and seeking admission apply.

Those who are interested in participating in the program may consult the program website and other DOS and university resources. Prospective participants are also well advised to consult with an experienced immigration attorney for information about all of the nonimmigrant options for studying in the United States or participating in similar programs.

Please see our website's sections on Travel Visas [see category] and Student Visas [see category] to learn about related issues.


  1. Reported in Interpreter Releases Daily 5 08-03-18 (Aug. 3, 2018)
DOS Adds Five Campuses to EducationUSA Academy Network for 2019