Syracuse University Summer College, in partnership with The Power of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network, is pleased to offer multiple 2-week program options, allowing each student to tailor a 2 or 4-week experience to match their interests. EducationUSA Academy at Syracuse University offers the ultimate American college experience for international high school students. Students can immerse themselves in the English language and culture while living on the campus of Syracuse University, one of the top 100 universities in the U.S.
Academy participants live in a residence hall with roommates and floormates from across the United States (typically from more than 30 U.S. states) and approximately 15 countries. In addition to daily programming coordinated through our Office of Residence Life – and alongside high school students enrolled in other Summer College programs – students have the opportunity to explore local cultural institutions, art and science museums, and state parks; participate in service activities and local cultural events; and travel to tourist destinations such as a regional waterpark and Niagara Falls.
Summer is a great time for international high school students to come to Syracuse University. Established in 1870 in central New York State, the beautiful campus can be reached by air in less than an hour from JFK in New York City, two hours from Chicago (ORF), or four and a half hours from Miami (MIA).
My dream was to go to the USA and also to become an aerospace engineer. By going to the [Academy] I got to do both. -Syracuse Summer College EducationUSA student, 2018
- Gain up to 30 hours per week of academic-focused instruction in one of the following themes:
- Visit a variety of U.S. college campuses in Upstate New York
- Participate in workshops and opportunities about navigating the college admissions process
- Explore local cultural institutions, tourist destinations, and recreation venues
Learn more about EducationUSA:
Program Dates & Details
Session: Varies by Program*
Credit: Noncredit and Credit Courses available. Varies by program.*
*View our Programs page for a list of our Summer College 2019 program offerings.
EducationUSA Academy at Syracuse University is designed for mature and self-disciplined, international students who are a minimum of 15 years of age, have a commitment to active participation in the Academy and its programming, and at least three years of middle to high school English. This program is for international students only. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.
Varies by theme and number of sessions selected. Please browse through our programs and indicate your preference in the application.
College tours are required for EducationUSA students.
This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload. Free time is very limited in some programs.
When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!