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Embry-Riddle is looking forward to hosting EducationUSA Academy in summer 2024. Applications are now open!

We will post updates about our virtual and in-person programs on this website. Please visit this website again soon or contact

Program Summary

EducationUSA Academy at Embry‑Riddle is a pre-college program for international high school students.  Students are introduced to a variety of aviation-related topics while learning about the U.S. higher education system, university application process, and effective communication. 

Academy students will:

  • attend workshops in academic communication and aviation topics such as radio telephony, aerospace physiology, and human factors.
  • work as a team with other international students to solve problems.
  • practice skills learned in workshops with fellow Academy students and teachers.
  • visit a variety of U.S. colleges and universities and talk with admission counselors.
  • learn important information about studying in the United States.
  • write a college admissions essay and receive feedback from ERAU admission counselors.
  • participate in extracurricular activities such as visiting the Kennedy Space Center and St. Augustine.

Why choose Embry-Riddle?

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks EmbryRiddle’s undergraduate aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation.

EmbryRiddle’s engineering physics program is one of the largest ABET-accredited programs in the nation.

The major airlines hire more alumni from EmbryRiddle than from any other collegiate aviation program.

EmbryRiddle's B.S. in Aerospace Physiology blends aerospace with life science. It is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the U.S.

Virtual Program

When July 9 - August 1, 2024
Class Times (UTC)  Tues 12:00-14:00 | Wed/Thurs 12:00-13:30
Time Commitment 5 hours per week for 4 weeks
Where Online, synchronous classes via Canvas
Cost US $400
How to Apply

Application for Virtual Academy 2024 is closed.
*Please check our website for updates for program in 2025
*Deposit must be paid by June 1 to secure the spot*


  • Be a current high school student between 15-18 years of age
  • Reside outside of the United States
  • Have at least an intermediate English language proficiency (e.g. B2 on the CEFR scale or higher)

Technology Requirements

  • Access to reliable internet
  • Computer, laptop or tablet with webcam
  • Microphone and speakers or headset with a microphone built-in
  • Latest version of Chrome


Students are expected to attend online classes 3 days per week:

  • Tuesdays, 12:00 UTC - 14:00 UTC (2 hours)
  • Wednesdays, 12:00 UTC - 13:30 UTC (1.5 hours)
  • Thursdays, 12:00 UTC - 13:30 UTC (1.5 hours)

Students are also expected to complete some independent assignments outside of the classroom.  Independent work may take 1 hour per week.

Optional, fun, team-building activities will also be offered.  These activities will occur on Wednesdays, 13:30 UTC.

* What time will class start in your city? Use a time zone converter to convert session start times to your local time zone.


The cost for the virtual program is US $400. A $50 deposit is due June 1, 2024, and the camp must be paid in full by June 15, 2024.

How to complete the program successfully

To complete the program and earn a certificate, students must:

  • attend all required class meetings,
  • participate in class each day, and
  • complete all class assignments and independent work.

In-Person Program

When June 15 - June 28, 2024
Contact Hours 70 hours
Where In-person at the ERAU Campus in Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Cost  US $3,500 (Ask about scholarships!)
Topic Aviation Career Exploration & Intro to U.S. Higher Education
How to Apply The application is now closed.
*Please check our website in Spring 2025 for programs update. 


  • Be a high school student between 15-17 years of age
  • Reside outside of the United States
  • Have at least an intermediate English language proficiency (e.g. B2 on the CEFR scale or higher)


In-person EducationUSA Academy will keep students busy all day long! Students are expected to attend all program activities, including:

  • Academic Preparation Classes (~30 hours)
  • Aviation Topics & Aerospace Career Exploration (~15 hours)
  • Team Building Activities: Escape Room, Community Quest
  • College Visits: Flagler College, Daytona State College, Bethune Cookman University, University of Central Florida
  • Field Trips: Museum of Arts & Sciences, Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine

Students are also expected to complete some independent and group work assignments outside of the classroom.

*Program participants will be chaperoned at all times.


The cost for the in-person camp is US $3,500. The non-refundable deposit of $300 is due April 1, 2024, and the camp must be paid in full by June 1, 2024Limited number of scholarships up to $500 are available. Please contact for more information.

The program cost includes:

  • Tuition
  • Books and materials
  • Housing and meals
  • Field trips and activities
  • Transportation during camp

The program cost does NOT include:

  • Transportation to and from home country to ERAU campus
  • Visa or other travel documents
  • Personal items and souvenirs



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