Announcement: EducationUSA Academy 2017

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The EducationUSA Advising Center, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy will be hosted at fifteen U.S. colleges and universities in the summer of 2017. The program is open to participation by self-funded high school students from all over the world including Vietnam. The Academy is a three- to four week academic program which provides international youth between 15-17 years with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to submit strong applications for future admission to colleges and universities in the United States.


The EducationUSA Academy is a three-to-four-week summer program held on fifteen college and university campuses for 15- to 17-year-old students who have sufficient knowledge of English but are not native English-speakers and reside outside of the United States. The 2017 Academy will include the following campuses: Diablo Valley College (CA), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL), Johns Hopkins University (MD), Lewis and Clark College (OR), Montana State University (MT), Northwestern University (IL), Syracuse University (NY), Temple University (PA), University of Alabama-Huntsville (AL), University of Arkansas (AR), University of Colorado Boulder (CO), University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI), University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA), University of North Georgia (GA), and Washington University in St. Louis (MO).

EducationUSA Academy host institutions were selected through a competitive process. Students study intensive English, learn about the process of applying to U.S. higher education institutions, explore strategies for success in a U.S. academic environment, and experience U.S. campus life.  Each institution normally hosts 15-20 students but larger groups are also possible. The program will also include tours of diverse college and university campuses in the vicinity of the host institution.  English classes will be offered at intermediate and advanced levels.

Each host institution will determine its own English language assessment process, application process, and application deadline. Most students will apply directly to the institution of their choice and pay their own program and travel costs.  The program cost per student will be between $4,000 and $6,000, which will include tuition, books and materials, room and board, health insurance, and cultural activities and campus tours.  Airfare and visa fees are separate and must also be covered by students.

Interested students should visit for more information about each Academy and host institution, applicable fees, application procedures, and deadlines.  From this site, students will be directed to each host campus website and instructed to follow that institution’s application process.


Please refer to each host institution’s website for more details on eligibility.  In general, applicants must:

  • be a non-native speaker of English who lives outside of the United States;
  • be 15-17 years old;
  • be a current high school student, or recently graduated;
  • be mature, self-disciplined, motivated, and committed to active participation in all aspects of the Academy;
  • be interested in learning about higher education opportunities in the United States;
  • have sufficient personal funds to cover program cost and international airfare.


Please contact each host college/university for specific questions about their program. Contact information is available at