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Embry-Riddle is looking forward to hosting EducationUSA Academy in summer 2024. Applications will open in January of 2024.

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Program Summary

EducationUSA Academy and Academy Connects at Embry‑Riddle programs are for high school students outside of the United States. These programs provide information about the U.S. higher education system and application process as well as aviation topic workshops.

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.
  • participate in extracurricular activities.

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 offer 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

When July 9 - August 1, 2024
Class Times (UTC)   
 Session 1: 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 Session 1


  • 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:

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)

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 May 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

Program Dates  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 Applications for Summer 2024 will open in early 2024


  • 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, 2024. Limited number of scholarships up to $500 are available.

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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