EducationUSA Academy at Temple University

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Live and learn with high school students from the United States and around the world on an urban campus in Philadelphia: the birthplace of the U.S. Discover American culture as you take in Philadelphia’s rich history and world-famous art collections. Spend a day in New York City, at the beach, at Ivy League universities and other nearby iconic locations that will immerse you in the U.S. experience. Benefit from this enriching college preparatory program that combines academics and excursions for three unforgettable weeks.

Choose Your Track

University Academy

Get an in-depth overview of American college expectations.

  • Meet with academic advisors to discuss your future major
  • Practice presentation, research and debating skills
  • Sit in on Temple University classes
  • Participate in Leadership Workshops
  • Learn more about how to apply for U.S. universities in Admissions Workshops
  • Choose from two electives: American Cinema or IELTS/TOEFL Preparation
  • Present your final project at the Academy Exposition!
Art & Design Academy

Study with U.S. students at Temple’s renowned Tyler School of Art.

  • Choose from several workshops including drawing, photography and graphic design
  • Experience creating art on a college campus and access excellent facilities and faculty
  • Learn how to build an attractive portfolio
  • Visit local art colleges, working art studios, museums and art spaces that surround the Philadelphia area
  • Participate in Leadership Workshops
  • Learn more about how to apply for U.S. universities in Admissions Workshops
  • Choose from two electives: American Cinema or IELTS/TOEFL Preparation
  • Present your final project at the Tyler School of Art Show and Academy Exposition!

Course Descriptions

University Experience

Today’s university students are the leaders of tomorrow.  High school students preparing for university need to hone their academic English skills as well as educate themselves on the issues facing future leaders such as diversity, multicultural communications and environmental issues.  In this class, students will explore and debate these issues and apply this knowledge in a team project that proposes a technology to improve the quality of modern life. They will present their project at the Academy Exhibition.

University Admission Workshops

These workshops will include meetings with Temple University admissions counselors, visits to colleges within Temple University, presentations on university admissions processes, and an introduction to college applications and admissions essays.


Students in both tracks will select one elective.  TOEFL/IELTS Preparation will introduce the content and strategies needed for success on these standardized tests.  Students who are not interested in test preparation may opt to take American Cinema.  In this course, students will watch and discuss American films, write critiques, engage in online discussions of the films and their cultural perspective, and work in groups to create a short film of their own.

Team Building and Leadership Exercises for High School Students

Each week, students will come together for active, student-centered exercises to strengthen leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.


Housing, Meals and Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off


EducationUSA Academy students will live in a residence hall on Temple University’s campus.
Live with domestic high school students in a minors-only building (only students under 18 years old allowed to live in the building).

  • 24/7 building security and mandatory rules, including curfew
  • 24/7 dedicated chaperones to assist with day-to-day needs
  • Background checks for all staff and security
  • Shared bedroom and bathroom (separated by gender)
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Towel, pillow, blanket and sheets washed weekly

Meals are provided.

  • Breakfast provided daily in the residence hall
  • $375.00 in funds are loaded onto student's Owl Card (Temple University identification card)
  • Use funds to purchase lunch and dinner in and around campus using Diamond Dollars
  • Meals on arrival, orientation and farewell party will be provided
  • Meals during trips to New York City or Ocean City, NJ must be packed in advance or can be purchased using student’s personal funds
Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Chaperones will escort all students to and from the airport.

  • Airport pick-up is provided on July 7 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Temple University campus
  • Airport drop-off is provided on July 27 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Temple University campus to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of July 7 and July 27 will be accommodated for an extra fee
  • Early arrivals may also incur an accommodation fee for an additional night’s stay
Safety & Health Insurance

Keeping you safe is our #1 priority at the EducationUSA Academy at Temple University.

  • 24/7 chaperones
  • Student to chaperone ratio 7:1
  • Chaperones are trained, experienced, Temple University juniors and seniors
  • Students/Guardians must complete mandatory medical and activity waivers
  • Students must follow and sign rules & regulations
  • Chaperoned airport pickup and drop off

Click here for EducationUSA Academy Mission of Safety.

Health Insurance

Temple University Center for American Language and Culture provides all students with health insurance from GeoBlue, which is included in the program cost.

Upon arrival, students will be provided with their insurance card which is to be kept with them at all times.