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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 Connects students will:

  • attend virtual workshops in Academic English Skills and aviation topics such as general aviation, radio telephony, and human factors.
  • practice skills learned in virtual workshops with fellow Academy Connects 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 Connects program offers a virtual opportunity 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.

Program Details

When July 12 - August 4, 2022
Time Commitment 5 hours per week for 4 weeks
Where Online, synchronous classes via Canvas
Cost US$300


  • 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. B1 on the CEFR scale or higher)

Technology Requirements

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


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 - 14:30 UTC.

What time will class start in your city? Use a time zone converter to convert 12:00 UTC 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 of their class assignments and independent work.



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