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Embry-Riddle is looking forward to hosting EducationUSA Academy next summer. Applications will open in early 2023. 

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Program Summary

EducationUSA Academy Connects at Embry-Riddle provides academic English instruction, general aviation English, and information about the university system in the United States to international students.  Academy students will:

  • attend workshops in Academic English Skills and aviation topics such as general aviation, radio telephony, and human factors.
  • practice skills learned in workshops with fellow Academy students and teachers.
  • talk with admission counselors at a variety of U.S. colleges and universities.
  • learn important information about studying in the United States.
  • write a college admissions essay and receive feedback from ERAU staff.

Why choose Embry-Riddle?

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's #1 university for aviation and aerospace.  It is also the #1 school in the U.S providing online bachelor's degree programs.  Our EducationUSA Academy programs offers opportunities for international students to learn aviation-related topics while improving their English.  We also visit a variety of public and private universities in the United States to help students understand the options available to them and what is needed to apply for admission successfully.

Virtual Program Details

When July 11 - August 3, 2022
Class Times (UTC)   
 Session 1: Tues 14:00-16:00 | Wed/Thurs 14:00-15:30
 Session 2: Tues 02:00-04:00 | Wed/Thurs 02:00-03:30
Time Commitment 5 hours per week for 4 weeks
Where Online, synchronous classes via Canvas
Cost US$400


  • Be a current high school students 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:

Session 1:

  • 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)

Session 2:

  • Tuesdays, 02:00 UTC - 04:00 UTC (2 hours)
  • Wednesdays, 02:00 UTC - 03:30 UTC (1.5 hours)
  • Thursdays, 02:00 UTC - 03:30 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 for Session 1 and Thursdays, 03:30 UTC for Session 2.

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

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 Details

Program Dates  June 18 - July 1, 2023
Contact Hours  70 hours
Where In-person at the ERAU Campus in Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Cost  US$3,000
Topic Aviation Career Exploration & Intro to U.S. Higher Education
Language CEFR B2


  • Be a high school students 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)



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